Come on down to Hermanns jazz club and listen to the lovely Sara Marreiros and the handsome Galen Hartley. They are both releasing new albums. (Which I had the pleasure of playing on both!) Kelby Macnayr on drums will be there. Dan Wise on all sorts of string instruments will be there. Athena Holmes on vox and guitar will be there.
Wednesday, August 29th. 8:00 p.m.
Come down to the Spiral Cafe on May 25 to see Sara and myself stripped right down! That means it’s just us.
AUDio SQUADron was a collaboration between myself on bass and electronic doo-dads, John Calverley on violin and mandolin, Dennis Boisvert on drums, Ojas Joshi on Tabla and percussion and Mark Sazavsky on trombone. Influenced by jazz, classical, Indian, country, metal, disco, bleep blorp and whatever else we were in to, we made two records together. It was the most fun I have ever had playing with a group and I miss the project dearly.
That’s right. Not only do I love to teach and play upright bass but I also like to make them play real nice. I am currently working at Larsen Music in Victoria as the head of the string department. Drop by if you would like to talk about making your instrument better than it is now. www.larsenmusic.ca
Here is a pic of a bass bridge I just finished. With those adjustable wheels you are calm, cool and in control.
If I ever end up with a crippling hand problem it won’t be from playing bass. It will be from making these.
This project allowed me to explore the fretless electric bass for the first time. The group featured Kirk Bishop on guitar, Ojas Joshi on Tabla and Udu, John Calverley on Violin and Dennis Boisvert on drums. Combining elements of Indian, classical and jazz was a big departure from what I had been up to at that point. This was a very unique experience for myself and I hope to play this music again one day with these fine gentlemen.