2013 News

21 Jun

Hello everyone. So after a very busy fall with bend sinister of touring the usa and playing CMJ in NYC, and a stint down to SXSW and CMW in march/april things have calmed down on the tour front til the fall. Bend Sinister is working on writing a new album set to record in september, and I’ve also just finished up work on two feature length film scores. FOCUS a comedy about office politics and trying to get a product passed smoothly thru a focus group, and GIFTED a teen adventure movie about 3 girls who discover a mystery that leads them to hawaii. Through the rest of 2013, I’ll be looking for more projects and keeping busy working on the new Bend Sinister album. We’ll be heading to several summer music festivals, Tall Tree Music Festival on the island, Ponderosa Music Festival in the interior and playing Canada Place for july 1st celebrations. Bend Sinister’s SMALL FAME also just got nominated at the West Coast Music Awards for the best rock album of the year. Lots of music on the horizon and a great rest of 2013!

LEO AWARD WIN for BEST FEATURE LENGTH FILM SCORE!

30 Jul

Im happy to announce that my score for Carl Bessai’s SISTERS AND BROTHERS picked up the leo for best feature length film score! I am starting work on another feature this summer called ROBOT LOVE though am always looking for more work. please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Image

NOMINATED FOR A 2012 LEO!

9 May

Hello all. So I am happy to announce that my Score for Carl Bessai’s SISTERS AND BROTHERS was nominated for a Leo award. You can look at full list of the nominee’s here: 

2012 LEO AWARDS

http://www.leoawards.com/2012/nominees_by_name_2012.html#Feature_Length_Drama-Musical_Score

BEND SINISTER is also about to release our full length album SMALL FAME on Vinyl, set to drop July 10th. In the meantime we’ll have tour dates up soon with more info. Im currently also searching out another feature film score project for this summer, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

HAPPY 2012 and new news!

18 Jan

inHello everyone, I’ve just returned from almost a month of vacation down in mexico over the holidays to get back in gear for a great year. I am working on music for a feature documentary about cock fighting at the moment and gearing up for a busy year of shows. Bend Sinister kicks things off with a performance at the 2012 PUSH festival for performing arts, and is set to tour canada this march. So far confirmed dates opening for Detroit rockers ELECTRIC 6 include:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012            Winnipeg       Pyramid Cabaret       

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      Regina           The Exchange          

Thursday, March 15, 2012           Saskatoon      Amigos                    

Friday, March 16, 2012                Calgary          The Gateway             

Saturday, March 17, 2012            Edmonton      The Starlite Room    

Sunday, March 18, 2012              Banff              Wild Bill’s                 

Monday, March 19, 2012             Jasper            Horseshoe Club        

Tuesday, March 20, 2012            Fernie            The Northern            

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      Nelson           Hume Hotel              

Thursday, March 22, 2012           Kelowna         TBA                            

Friday, March 23, 2012                Vancouver      Venue                       

Saturday, March 24, 2012            Victoria          Club 9One9        

 

in other news, BEND SINISTER has just signed with vancouver label FILEUNDERMUSIC and are releasing 2 albums this year, an EP in march and full length in july or august! Ken Beattie from Killbeat has signed on as our new publicist as well!

Dan has also started up a weekly night of piano covers downtown called ROCK NEVER DIES which is at Smiley’s public house on 911 W pender st. 7-11 every thursday thru february.

Thats all for now, but feel free to get in touch for any scoring or music needs!

FALL NEWS, SISTERS AND BROTHERS screening at VIFF

23 Sep

Had a wonderful time in toronto for the world premiere of SISTERS AND BROTHERS, and now I am back in Vancouver. I am working on mixing our upcoming Bend Sinister record and playing lots of solo shows around town. I’ve taken some work as well up at the media design video department at SFU to score a BILL REID tribute as well as an upcoming campaign for the UNITED WAY. Im happy to annouce that SISTERS AND BROTHERS will also be screening at VIFF on OCT 5TH and OCT 11th. There is talk of another big afterparty on the 5th and so I might be there to play a set with my trio. Click on this link to buy tickets

I am also busy planning BEND SINISTER’s trip in november to tour germany and northern europe. We have 5 dates confirmed so far

11.11.11 DK Copenhagen, Beta
13.11.11 D Berlin, Comet
15.11.11 D Offenbach, Hafen 2
17.11.11 D Karlsruhe, Carambolage
18.11.11 D Hamburg, Hafenklang

with more dates to come. Stay tuned for more info and in the meantime heres a pic of me and Carl Bessai at the afterparty in toronto with a comical large glass of lager to celebrate!

HEADING TO TORONTO FOR TIFF!

7 Sep

Hello everyone. I’m very happy to be heading to Toronto for the premiere of BROTHERS AND SISTERS, a film by Carl Bessai that I scored this summer. It will be playing at TIFF and I will be playing some music as well at the afterparty and a free show on TUESDAY SEPT 13th at THE CHERRY COLA just north of queen and bathurst. I am in the process of building my new website, but i will have lots of examples of work up soon.