Posts tagged “Kristina Lao

New live video from The Acoustic Guitar Project Vancouver at St. James Hall

Back in November 2016, a great cast of Vancouver based artists (at the time) and myself took part in the global songwriting initiative called The Acoustic Guitar Project (Click the link to learn more).  It was an absolute delight to share the stage with Chicken-Like Birds, Joline Baylis, Kristina Lao, Sadie Campbell, and Tanya Gallagher, and to have them all backing me up with this goofy tune.

Hope it brings a smile to your day, and a reminder that if you ever want to pick up the guitar, it’s never too late to learn!

Thanks Doug Tombe for filming and producing this video, and The Rogue Folk Club for hosting this grand event!

Inside Van Series Video – Dire Straits Cover

I had the wicked opportunity to play one of my favourite cover tunes for Indie Van City’s Inside Van Series. Such a cool experience!!  Be sure to check out some of the other artists videos too.  One of my fav’s was Full Moon Riot! Thanks to Ryan McDonald at, Dwayne Morgan at June Production, all the gang at Nimbus, and to the wonderful Kristina Lao who organizes this all!!

Here’s to the Walk of Life!!


Very Special Friendraiser Show at Backstage Lounge, Vancouver Jan. 5th

NightLightsThis Tuesday evening I will be playing at a very special show.  A new musical friend of mine, Kristina Lao, has pulled together a night of music in support of her long time friend Gilly – a very young woman that was rapidly affected by brain cancer.  Funds raised from the show will go towards supporting her journey through the process.  Gilly’s story can be followed here –

The show will get going promptly at 8pm, so please come early, and be reading for a heart warming evening.


Second Place at Studio Records Open Mic Final!!

StudioRecordsFinalsFun bit o news to share :).  I had the lovely honour of being included in the Studio Records Open Mic Contest Final among 8 solid local Vancouver musicians, and am happy to announce I placed 2nd in the bunch!

Twas a great night of song and merriment, and great to see songwriters coming together like this.  I’m loving the community that Studio Records is committed to building, and double highly recommend going to their events.  They really give a damn about local music and supporting the growing scene, so check out there happenings and go :).  We need more places like this in Vancouver.

Huge congrats to Kristina Lao, winner of the night, for knocking her performance out of the park!  Watch out for her in the future.

Awesome job to all the artists who played, and all the lovely folks who came out to support and experience it all.  I made a lot of great new friends.

Thanks to Jake Touzel for the above photograph, and for being awesome!



Massive Show @ Studio Records Oct. 16th!

BEST-IN-VAN-OCT-16So excited to be included in this event!!  I will have my amazing bandmates Darren Beattie (Thumper the Drum Assassin), and Matt “Sugar” Langill (Sick bass and harmonious harmonies) to rock out with.

The whole event runs Fridays and Saturdays over the month of October, with the final night held on November 21st.  If you haven’t been to Studio Records yet, it’s a really great space, and they’re going to have amazing music there all month.

If you’re coming to our night, I have tickets available for $10 ($12 at the Door), so drop me a line ( and I can get those to you.  If you can’t come to our night, check out some of the other nights.  It’s all awesome music!

I actually don’t personally know any of the other bands yet, and am excited to meet/hear them.  I was just acquainted with Kristina Lao (World musical traveller and music community super hero) who is also in the contest.  She’ll be on October 9th, so go to her night if you can.

Hammer Records has been doing interviews with the bands involved in the event.  Here is mine (Click the photo):

HeaderThat’s lots for now!  Stay tuned for more fun :).