I am now the newest addition to the MCD Percussion artists roster, and their very first Canadian endorser!!
I am extremely pleased to finally be able to announce my endorsement deal with MCD Percussion, an absolutely amazing custom drum company from Philadelphia PA. After months of design, planning, and excellent service, I received my brand new kit this week and it is amazing!! These drums are awesome!!! I can’t wait to start gigging with it and to spread the word about MCD drums.
Here are the specs of my new kit:
Canadian maple ply in custom black/cherry burst
Chrome single-sided beavertail lugs
18X22 10 ply
9X12 6 ply
16X16 8 ply
5.5X14 solid shell curly hickory in custom black/cherry burst
Chrome beavertail lugs
A huge thank-you to Mike Mastropietro, Nick Costa, and the whole MCD family. Thank-you so much for creating an absolutely beautifully flawless drum-set.
See you on the road!
UPCOMING TOUR, NEW BAND, AND OTHER NEWS!!!
I was looking at my site ad realized that I haven’t written any blog entries for quite awhile and it looks like that means I’m breaking one of the first rules of social marketing: always update your blog entries! I guess my friend Geoff, a media savvy kinda guy, would be pretty disappointed in me.
So here goes my first entry in a long time.
I have a few things to announce: I am part of a great little instrumental surf trio, going by the name The Reverb Raiders, with a couple great musicians from Montreal; Hugo Joyal(Jaguar guitar) and Olivier Pomerleau(upright and electric bass).
We have done some great shows up to this point and we have some really cool shows coming up in the next few weeks that are definitely worth checking out.
Here the poster for the upcoming show on November 17th at The Bull Pub in Montreal:
You can read and see more about us by going to our various sites:
I have also begun playing with a great Toronto band called Dany Laj and The Looks. You may have heard of them. Its a solid little power pop trio that is making great waves throughout Canada. I started by playing a few fill ins at Barfly on St. Laurent, and now they need a sub to head out on an eastern tour with them from November 19-25. They asked me, and I gladly accepted.
Check out my tour dates to see where and when we are playing, and click here: danylaj.com to see all upcoming shows and details that they have going on!
Some other recent news as well:
I filmed a great little video with The Jimmyriggers for our song ‘Sleepwalking’ off the latest album ‘I Stand In The Weeds’. It was a great shoot and we filmed it at our favourite watering hole Grumpys bar. I will be sure to mention when it debuts.
Other than a whole lot of great shows throughout the summer and fall; I dont have a whole lot more to report. Thanks for following along with my whole free-thinking-writing, and please feel free to leave as many comments as you want. Otherwise I feel like I’m writing this thing to no-one. Heh heh.
Where to begin….
So I am off the road with The Jimmyriggers. We just finished up a 10 date, 12 day tour of southern Ontario. We had a pretty great time with tonnes of friends made, and old ones re-visited.
The venues went from amazing and inspiring ( The L Lounge in Kitchener, The Dakota Tavern in Toronto, Elmdale House in Ottawa, The MoHo in Peterborough) to strange and bizarre ( Double B Ranch in Woodstock, ON ). Even through the ‘new’ country vibe and some of the strangest clientele, we were able to keep our composure and deliver a great show. We even had fun considering the white supremacist lady we met at the super 8 motel(who found it strange that we didn’t agree with her skewed view of black people).
Of all the touring I have done: this was one of the best.
For now, I am home for a week and prepping for a week on the road with CerAmony. This time up we are heading north to perform as part of a walk to protest the proposed uranium mining in Mistissini, QC. This is something I have been looking forward to doing for awhile now. I always get excited to hit the road with these boys and perform the music of CerAmony. The support the band always receives is overwhelming and a real treat.
I will have more local shows as well and I have just up-dated my tour schedule. For all my dates, including venues, addresses, and phone numbers just click on the link at the top of my home page.