The brand new CD is now ready. It is called Never Had
My Kind Before. It was again recorded using the technical and musical expertise
of Vaughn Passmore at Invisible Sound Studios. The CD release party was at the Rancho Relaxo on College St. and was a great success!
An obsidian is a gemstone that is made of volcanic
glass. When broken the shards of glass are so sharp that they can cause mortal
wounds. That is why it is piercing. This
is a violent image but I simply liked the sound of the name rather then the meaning.
band has been in existence for 3 years with various members including: Andrea
Hatala who plays keyboards, guitar, sings and writes the songs. Jeff
Burke plays bassoon and penny whistle. He has played with several bands including
The Shadow Puppets and Subtonic Monks. I
am very happy that he is still playing with me now.
I also use
several percussionists including Chris Cawthray, who has played with Rheas Obsession and Hearsay,
or Ricci Costa who has also played with Haze and Dragon fire.
We have been playing in several bars around Toronto including the Freetimes Café and the Elmo Combo. We have just begun to take the show on the road playing a gig at the Fringe
Festival in Ottawa.
one cassette out which is getting airplay on college radio stations in Toronto, Ottawa and St. Catharines. The
cassette is available on CD Baby. However, I personally like playing
live and creating an atmosphere of fun and energy. A good time is had by