<span id="back-to-top-inner"></span>

brent coleman

October 6th – Guelph – Planet Bean Coffee

I dropped by Guelph again, but this time to play a coffee shop. I didn’t get there in time to have a dinner with Brent, but he did drop by the show and we hung out there. First up was a high school band, and it was the first time I’d ever heard a cello ripping blues solos. Kudos! THEN…another duo called Tiger Suit (that do a lot of school gigs) did some interesting things: they blended folk and electronica while throwing in different types of world music. In the photo below, the one guys is doing Nepalese throat singing while his partner plays jazzy keys, and would occasionally switch to singing in Japanese and playing one of their traditional instruments. Super cool evening!

October 2nd – Guelph – House Concert

The next day I headed out to my friend Brent Coleman’s in Guelph for a house concert. I stopped in at the UofGuelph to drop off a CD for the campus paper, but found them to be closed. However, I’ve always appreciated the beauty of that city, having been there several times now. Here’s an example of how nice and aged the campus looks (I’m sure it being fall had something to do with it too!).
The house concert went well, and I met up with some more Thunder Bay ex-pats, and ended up hanging out with Brent well into the night, talking about love, life and music. I also grabbed some mp3 files of some songs he had been working on around the same time I had finished my EP at the same studio. Solid stuff!


The micro-tour with AVS has begun!

We performed at a cafetorium in Thornhill, at St Elizabeth’s high school as part of a music night, and it was great. The stage was excellent, and the audience was really receptive to all types of music (we shared the stage with latin, singer/songwriter, a capella groups and more).

During my performance, I even had a young boy stand off to the side and mimic every movement that I was doing. Thanks to Scott Mackay of AVS from capturing the moment!

Before that, we had an interesting day, having driving from Thunder Bay through the night, we arrived in Thornhill, and had 2 interesting experiences: we founda person on drugs in a park that was coming down, and on the verge of passing out. He had scrapes on his forehead and back of his hand, and it looked like he had bit his tongue badly. He was having trouble walking and claimed to have had problems with his back. Some students from the high school were there and had called paramedics, who arrived shortly after we got there. Naturally, the guy was angry that we had alerted some form of authority.

After that, we headed to The Pickle Barrel, a little restaurant in a mall across the street. Our server was great at first, but then as the evening progressed, he continued to upsell us and then even got mad at the end when we wanted to pay for our meals separately instead of one lump sum for 5 people. Weak.

Regardless, tonight we’re in Guelph, playing at Jimmy Jazz, which our friend Brent Coleman has organized for us.

Here’s one of his lyrics:

“Can’t be bought…
Can’t be bought…
Can’t be bought…
love…can’t be sold.”