Had the pleasure of joining guitarist Jimmy Balfour the other night as we provided music for his wife Nikki Balfour’s art show in Kelowna BC. It is always great to collaborate with other disciplines in the Arts and many commented on how the ambient music we performed added to the presentation of Nikki’s beautiful Artwork. To check our more of her fine art you can go to http://www.nikkibalfour.com
My Son Aaron and I have recorded a collection of songs, instrumentals, and poems for a brand new CD entitled “Bouquet of Kindness” The recording and mixing is all done now and we have now started a crowd-funding campaign to help us get the record mastered and duplicated.
If you would like to learn more and support us with this please follow the link below and purchase a pre-ordered CD which will help us pay to get the CD duplicated and released. Thanks so much for your interest in my music.
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My vision was to record a long uninterrupted passage of music that would inspire peace and which could be ideal for relaxation, meditation, prayer and contemplation or study. I am really happy to announce that I have just released the finished work.
The project is called TRANQUILITY (peaceful instrumental soundscapes) It features the classical nylon strung guitar played over beautiful warm pad sounds and a bed of ambient world percussion.
I was inspired to create the music after sensing the level of uncertainty and fear in the news concerning our world. I wanted to make some music that inspired peace and also hope.
The artwork was photographed by my 13 year old son Elias who loves photography. It was taken at the memorial garden planted in the honour of my dear friend Ingrid. It was the first time the tulips had popped up to greet the sun. A fitting image for the project.
The recording is available as a download by following the link below.
Had a blast the other night at the amazing MotoVida classic motor cycle “emporium” in Kelowna BC. My good mate Jimmy Balfour hosted a party night where he invited some musicians and painters to the funky work-space and we had a blast jamming, painting and socializing with some great friends and family. It reminded me of how important parties are for community.
This beautiful photo was taken the day after at motovida. It depicts a couple of art pieces painted during the party. One is by Carrie Mitchell from the HeArt School and the other by Nikki Balfour who also took the photo. I also love that she included the Vox AC15 amplifier which sounded beautiful. Gotta love summers in Kelowna.