I started playing piano a long time ago. Then I bought a guitar (Gibson SG), Then I bought my first keyboard (Prophet 5 pictured above), Then I got more gear. Korg DW 8000, Roland D110 and U220, Yamaha MT2x 4-track and other bits n bobs. These days I don’t use any of that and just need a midi keyboard and my computer.
I started out playing in bands both cover and original. Bands like:
Your basic 3-piece cover band.
Original pop rock with a bit of prog mixed in.
One of, I think, Vancouver’s first ska bands. with punk overtones. We recorded a 45 at Little Mountain Sound studio with Bob Rock as engineer.
I played and wrote music and sound design for live theatre. A lot of that was with First Impressions Theatre back in the day when they were doing a lot of musicals. That was a lot of fun. Also worked for North Vancouver Community Players,
Composed music for independent films and live dance performances.
The most recent project I worked on was Impermanent Flower by Salome Diaz. A mix of orchestral / ambient and sound design.