First public performance with new band

We dropped into Calgary’s The Blues Can on a Saturday afternoon to play at their open mic – which is lead by the world renowned bluesmaster Tim Williams. Lots of people got up and danced while we played which was great to see. This was the first time the three of us have performed in public together, although Dan (the drummer) and I did play in a band together back in the 80’s and Robb (on bass) has a cafe with me.

Here’s a couple of videos of us doing ‘our thang’ – not great quality but gives you an idea of where we’re headed, I hope.

Practice sessions with the new bandmates

Joined here by Dan Danilowich on drums and Robb Mann on bass. Robb sat in on a gig with me and we worked well together, so then I suggested putting a band together and we found Dan. Of course it was only after a few emails back and forth that he wrote about how my name was familiar and wondered if we’d played together before – which brought it all back to me, about 35 years ago we’d played together in the first band I joined after moving back to Calgary. I’ve heard it’s a small world….

January 2017

It’s the almost the end of the first month of a new year – and the last 12 months have seen some tumultuous events.

I put together this video to say thanks for being part of the Hardwired Community.