Saturday, December 25, 2010
Rachael Chatoor at River Rock Thursday Dec 23rd.
My band on this night was impeccable:
Russell Marsland -Guitar
Mick Dalla Vee-Bass
Guest Tyson Froese joins Rachael and her amazing musician friends on Baby Blue (a song his father Howard Froese played on when he recorded it with the band Chilliwack http://www.gonegonegone.com/ )
I was asked to sing along on this song which I was not expecting, but I was given the lyrics so that I could read them. This is the first time for me to sing this song, so glad the moment was captured on video.
For more info on my corporate band the HitZone see website!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
After a few weeks the bands get together and perform for each other in what are known as the midway workshops. The first midway is held in the big room at NAL sound. This is where my part comes in as I am the MC for the events.
The next midway was held at the Yale and the community really came together and cheered each other on. If this midway was any idication of how the finale will go, then the showcase 9th is going to ROCK!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Direct link: CJSF Radio: Sound Therapy / Great Canadian Roadtrip
Last Monday night I was invited for an interview on Sound Therapy Radio. I played a few songs, chatted with the panel and though I was nervous before I arrived, once I got there I was made to feel very welcome and wound up having a really great time. I thought I might share a link to the podcast with my blog friends, so without further adieu, here it is. Click the link above and go to the Nov 15th 2010 show to take a peek behind the veil and hear the inspiration and stories behind some of my songs!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Just sharing a few clips of some cover songs played at the Kingswood Pub in Richmond BC.
Tuesday and Friday nights I can usually be found here working my way through a few solo acoustic sets. Sometimes other great musicians show up to jam with me, thanks to Eddie Lam and Chris Newton for sitting in on this night!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
A few weeks ago myself and a band assembled from past League of Rock members got ourselves out of bed before the crack of dawn to go and rock some tunes on Vancouver's Breakfast Television. (To see the BT feature click here and wait for it to load)
Host Greg Harper (pictured at top) and his BT audience got a little look at all things League of Rock and it was an exciting morning to say the least. We talked about our rearsals at NAL jamspace where bands come together and rehearse and prepare for thier final showcase at the Yale, and how they do this with the assistance of guest pro and celeb coaches such as Mick Dalla Vee (pictured) who is a member of rock legend Randy Bachman's band which is currently on tour with Bachman and Turner (who by the way just released an outstanding new album this past fall ). Mick also records/produces my original music and if you are a singer songwriter looking for a studio I suggest you get in touch with him here.
So for Breakfast Television host Greg Harper gamely played some drums and walked the viewers through the process of being in the league, the band played some tunes and we talked about recording in studio which is something all the bands are able to do in week 9 of each session before the final live showcase. To hear all the fantastic recordings from past Vancouver and Toronto League of Rock sessions please click this link.
Going into studio and performing are often activities that are 'a first ever' for new members and I have to say, I love that part of the LOR, witnessing all the firsts people get to experience. It was such great fun morning (even if it was early and I did have gig the night before) and it helped kick off the fourth session with a terrific bang. A session, I am happy to report, is already on its way to full swing.