You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.
I have a particular fondness for the passion of Country music, especially when joined with the texture and complexity of jazz. Artists such as Norah Jones or Chet Atkins come to mind. But probably my greatest thrill as a performer is to be part of an effort to engage the hearts and minds of listeners, and often at opposite ends of the age spectrum. The effectiveness of music as a therapeutic tool cannot be exaggerated.
Music can be one of the most powerful forces to lift a person’s spirits, and I aspire to be a part of that. I have been singing and playing various instruments since the late 1950s, and am Past President of the prestigious Saint Lambert Choral Society on the South Shore of Montréal. Long retired from my day job at Long and McQuade, I play gigs at retirement homes, restaurants, community events and dances, as well as providing music lessons to aspiring musicians in Victoria, B.C. I am fluent in French, and can sing in German, Italian, Spanish and a little Portuguese.
My main instruments are guitar and bass, either electric or standup. When performing solo, I work with a La Patrie electric nylon-string instrument, with a Poly-Octave Generator to provide low bass, and foot-operated percussion. With bands such as The "BVD's", I usually am on bass, and am substitute bassist/guitarist for "The Gypsy Rovers" of Victoria.