If you haven’t had the chance as of yet to check out the Niagara-based band “CRUTCH” – you must do so!Â They have a strong industry sound, with a beautiful blend of original feel to their music – even when playing covers, many feel compelled to still watch and listen to these guys – they are absolutely fantastic!
And not to mention, they also won the 2011 Niagara Music & Arts Expo Battle of the Bands, and were nominated for Best Rock Group of the Year at the Niagara Music Awards!!
I’ve had the opportunity to work with and get to know the guys from the band – and they are awesome to chat with, as well and equally awesome to hear. The guys put on a CD Release Part at Rockford’s House of Rock in St. Catharines on June 18, 2011 – and also invited along NMA Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee Danica Bucci, The Roper Show, and Citizen – who all put on amazing performances throughout the evening! (unfortunately we could not attend the Citizen show – will catch you next time guys!)
Here are the highlights from the CRUTCH CD RELEASE PARTY – and thanks to everyone for a really fun & awesome event!
We enjoyed a wonderful & ultra-kick ass amazing STYX show at the Fallsview Casino Avalon Ballroom on September 30, 2010.Â We were provided with two fifth row floor seats which were pretty cool, especially for views of incredible Tommy Shaw guitar riffs with band members Lawrence Gowan, James Young, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, and Chuck Panozzo. We were also provided with a photo pass to photograph the first three songs – which was under venue request – however it was great to sit back and enjoy the majority of the epic show.
We even had the opportunity to meet with Lawrence, Tommy, and James following their performance!
The STYX concert on September 30th was definitely one of the very best concerts that we both have ever seen, and the feeling left behind from the show will always be timeless.
Thanks to everyone for a fantastic night and thanks Lawrence, it is always a pleasure to work alongside you! Cheers.
ROCK n’ ROLL RE-Release!
In the Spring of 2009, I was invited to Toronto to be one of the photographers at the 30th Anniversary of Canadian MusicianÂ Magazine.Â I was glad to hear that the headlining band that evening was THE KINGS – who are best well-known for their hitÂ “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”.
The Kings are David Diamond, Mister Zero, Pete Nunn, and Dale Harrison (formerly of The Headstones).
It was an awesome performance that night, and it was great to meet the guys from the band!
Here are the highlights: