In the studio with my favourite alto, March 2014

In the studio with my favourite alto, 2014

I play alto, tenor, and soprano saxophone.  I also sing, play a MIDI wind controller, a little keys, and a little guitar & bass. Making music got my attention at an early age, and it has been something I have done in some capacity or another since I was a teenager.

I got involved in analog audio and video hardware in the 80s and kept on learning all that I could about it (plus I worked in the A/V biz for years).  I started gigging in the late 80s, started tracking and mixing projects in the early 90s and since then have become pretty handy with Cubase as well as a wide variety of plugins, VST instruments, and hardware.

Gig-wise, I’ve played most of the local (Victoria BC area) venues & festivals at some point, with some band or another.  A few highlights include the Victoria International JazzFest (with Soul Station), Blues Bash (with Soul Station, Soul Shakers, and Groove Kitchen), the Oak Bay Tea Party (again with Soul Station, Soul Shakers, and Groove Kitchen), and opening for a variety of well-known artists such as Eric Burdon & The Animals.

I’m currently taking a break from gigging to produce some long-delayed new original material.


 


Some Past Projects

Performing with Groove Kitchen at Victoria's Blue Bash, 2013

Performing with Groove Kitchen at Victoria’s Blue Bash, 2013

2012-2014: Groove Kitchen (saxophones, vocals)

2011-2012: Groove Kitchen, Soul Shakers (guest/sub saxophones, vocals)

2011: Collaboration on Moths Mix with Sect.23

2003-2005: Soul Station (alto saxophone, vocals)

Performing with Soul Station at the Saanich Fair, 2003

Performing with Soul Station at the Saanich Fair, 2003

2004: Allison Crowe (production & engineering assistance on her debut solo album, “Secrets”)

2004: “Nanaimo – The Harbour City In Pictures” (music producer/arranger/engineer, alto saxophone)

2004: One2Many (alto saxophone)

1995: Leo Dann Band (alto saxophone)

Composing in my home studio, October 2014

Composing in my home studio, 2014

1994-2009: Ronald Anthony & Friends (alto & soprano saxophone & MIDI wind controller on various releases)

1994: Just Jake (lead vocals, alto saxophone, keyboards)

1991-1994: Threshold (vocals, alto & tenor saxophone, keyboards)

1991-1994: Red Zone/The Deep (co-writer/producer/arranger/engineer, alto saxophone, vocals)