New CD is available for download!
It's been a long time coming, but the new CD "Under The Influence" is now available for download! This is a collection of 13 songs - all covers of classic rock songs from my youth. Feel free to listen to samples here.
Born in '66 in Toronto, my early musical influences were bands like Rush, Led Zeppelin, Queen. My first instrument was the guitar and I used to front a rock band as the lead singer and guitarist! Saxophone wasn't even in my repertoire until I was 17.
So this CD is an ode to my early influences. Many have already said it's like taking a trip down memory lane. It certainly was for me!
But even more of a treat was getting to put a band together and record this CD "old school". We spent several days rehearsing, trying out arrangements (because not every classic rock song sounds great on the sax!) before we even stepped foot in the studio. Once we did, it was magic! The tracks came together effortlessly! It helps to have amazing musicians of course: Jay Gore on guitar, Dave Hooper on drums, Philippe Saisse on keys & Ben White on bass.
And a major introduction to my daughter, Olivia Rox, who is featured on 3 tracks, including a stunning performance on "Black Dog".
Feel free to sample some tracks here. Hopefully you will love what you hear and purchase the entire CD download. It's currently in iTunes format (AAC) which is like an mp3, but much higher quality and will play on any device.