As a guitarist and songwriter, I had performed solo, and as a member of several Montreal-based bands during the late 70's to early 80's -- including: Christopher Robin, Dawntreader, Stephen-Paul & Friends, and the Island City Band -- playing original songs and covers in various styles across a musical spectrum, ranging from traditional-folk, bluegrass, gospel, worship, rock, and blues.

While playing music was a integral part of my life during the late 70's and early 80's -- I, surprisingly, did not play much after leaving Montreal in 1985. However, upon returning in 1999, I was drawn right back into the Montreal Worship music scene.  

I was blessed to have served for a time as the Director of Music at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Westmount, QC. Following the amicable decision to split the congregation in early 2009, I sensed it was time to move on to new ministry, and to refocus my creative energies towards other music projects. 

After several creatively-rewarding years of re-exploring fingerstyle guitar, I'm excited to be regularly playing electric again! Although, long gone are the days of bashing out 4 barre-chord rock songs through 240 watt amps (and 4 x 12 stacks) with the volume up on 11, 2006 marked a serious return to electrics, nearly 20 years after my last band project -- Island City Band. These days, I'm delighted that my playing is off the shelf, re-tooled, and polished. 


Sofa No. 1a
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Storm Coming Music

 

I am usually available to play in Montreal (given reasonable notice), either solo, or with sometimes musical partners. 

For those interested in my gear, I continue to steadily build an interesting collection of guitars. My current go-to guitar is a Bourgeois DBJ-C. I also use a pair of Taylor guitars (a 355 12-string, and a 710 dreadnaught). My usual setup has me playing through a Boss AD-8 DI box connected directly to a PA system. My current favorite practice guitar is a Simon & Patrick Woodland Mini Jumbo. I still play my "bought new" '77 Guild D-35 periodically, which seems to sound better the longer I own it. In 2002, I was surprised to find a near mint-condition vintage Daion Model 80, replacing my long lost (and always lamented) Daion Heritage 78! My current electric guitar set-up includes a Godin XTSA connected to Boss GT-6 effects unit, and a Roland GR-33 guitar synth. Past guitars in my life have included a well-loved 1976 Aria 6814 12-string, a beautifully deep toned and brassy 6 string Daion Heritage guitar (I really miss this one!), and late 70's versions of Guild M-60 and SD-300 electrics.

Thanks so much for checking in! Please continue to watch this space for news about Woodwork, my seemingly never-ending CD project! I've been busy writing some new material that I'm really incredibly excited about, and look forward to releasing a full CD of new and old works sometime in the near future.

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