steel plant sweethearts

just a quick note today. i have been playing bass in a musical production called heart of steel at the highland arts theatre this week. it's been super fun! there's only two more performances, tonight and sunday night. i am so lucky to get to play with a group of really awesome musicians in this production.

in other news, the cape breton regional library has been putting on teen coffee house / open mic sessions every two months, and they're going really well. there's one tonight and another coming up in may. i encourage you to attend.

finally, a reminder that you can listen to my music in a few different ways, first by clicking the little stick figure in the top right corner, second by visiting the music tab (videos AND downloads), and you can also check out my youtube channel.

here's one of the videos you'll find there:

Posted: 2015-03-27 13:42:32 UTC by ap

cooleyhighharmony

i am in a 90s R&B mood today so i recorded a video of blackstreet and boyz 2 men covers. i know this is a thing that is becoming popular lately, but i just want to assure you that my love for these songs, and boyz 2 men in general, is 100% un-ironic. i even went to see them play at the halifax casino about 2 years ago. there's just something about that style of music, and the amazing harmonies and voices. one of my first cassette tapes was my sister's boyz 2 men sampler single with "it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" on one side and i think "under pressure" on the other, and a weird little medley of song pieces mashed together.

sorry about the dark video quality, it's a very sunny winter day.

Posted: 2015-02-17 16:26:52 UTC by ap

the hideout

here is a cover of the hideout by my favorite lady (sarah harmer).

Posted: 2015-01-16 01:30:13 UTC by ap

songwiter circlin

here is a video of "stranger" taken at the songwriter's circle following the play "shit song for some island" at the highland arts theatre jan 10th. playing with john gill and danny macneil was awesome and hilarious.

Posted: 2015-01-15 23:40:35 UTC by ap

black tooth grinch

i played a holiday acoustic set with my good pals black tooth grinn dec 29th. here is a video!

Posted: 2015-01-02 16:36:06 UTC by ap

dream song

so i play in this decemberists cover band. then i had a dream with a song in it. i woke up and figured out how to play it. halfway through i realized the song was for the novemberists. i guess we'll just have to become an original band now.

Posted: 2015-01-02 13:28:07 UTC by ap

stokedmas, stokedmas time is near...

check out this video i made for stoked this year! it's going to be an awesome show!

Posted: 2014-12-15 15:49:29 UTC by ap

i'd like to say hi to my family in case they're listening at home

Posted: 2014-12-11 19:16:45 UTC by ap

it's the most wonderful time of the year

yes that's right, it's christmas month! you know what that means! click the image below to download my free xmas album.

don't forget to check the sidebar for upcoming holiday gigs.

Posted: 2014-12-03 20:09:31 UTC by ap

quiet holidays

hello my friends. i think this december i will be playing a lot less than i usually do. but that is okay because any shows i play will be special ones. for instance, i'm playing with the novemberists at cape stage's final acoustic blitzen! i'm also going to be playing with "BAR none" a group consisting of me, my biostats professor (and wonderful musical thespian) bob bailey, and the other conrad wakowski, ron newcombe.

there are a few things that i want you to attend. it's really important to me that the amazingly talented young people in my community have an opportunity to play shows the way me and my friends did when we were young. to that end, my friend joel and i have been organizing some all ages shows from time to time. one such show is coming up, in conjunction with the cape breton regional library. this time it is a coffee house december 5.

as for the other thing, i just have to ask... are you stoked?

Posted: 2014-11-26 13:39:00 UTC by ap
April
11
10:00am
cape breton farmers market
340 keltic drive, sydney river
Solo
April
15
01:00pm
seniors cafe - music appreciation series
mcconnell library, falmouth street, sydney
Solo