Rockin' groovy poundin' proggy swingin' etc. from Victoria BC
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Piano/Keyboards, Ukulele, mandolin details
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I am a professional musician of nigh-thirty years. I graduated with honors from the Humber College music program majoring in bass and performance. I'm comfortable with rock, pop, country, jazz, soul, funk, metal, ska, reggae and I'm sure I've forgotten some genres. I learn songs fast, have a strong ear and am very comfortable with vocals, lead or harmony. I'm also a decent composer and songwriter and am comfortable collaborating.
I have been a sideman, toured Canada and Europe multiple times and/or been recorded on albums with several Toronto-based artists such as White Cowbell Oklahoma, Sean Cullen, Jimmy Bowskill, Patrick Brealey and many more. As a solo performer I fronted my own band, Gord & The Flaptones, with whom I released The Begonia EP. I also maintained a successful monthly all-request night, Monte Requesto Presents, for two years before moving out of Toronto.
Since arriving in Victoria I have started a new band, the Gord Light Brigade, with local legends Rad Juli, Adam Cleland and Roz Jeffery. As a solo performer, I have enjoyed residencies at the late, great Lacey-Lou and the Bent Mast. Currently, I am the host and game co-designer of the Tune Tangle, a live-music word game, weekly on Thursdays at My Bar and Grill.
I am the bassist and backing vocalist for the Ellisa Hartman-led country-rock group Dirty Mountain, and for the as-yet-unnamed Dylan Stone-led country/classic rock cover act. As a sideman, I've been playing bass for country songsmith Dylan Rysstad and occasionally sub in on bass for Steph Macpherson.
My goal in Victoria is to play music as much as I can with the best musicians I can. Paid gigs are awesome, and I definitely want those, but I'm also always looking for projects that challenge me and will be satisfying creatively. Maybe that's you!
Available for serious projects