My Biography – Everything You Need To Know

The Early Years

Growing up in Toronto, I joined my first band at age fourteen. As a self-taught guitar player, I played in local bands throughout high school. At 18 I decided to focus on music production and began to study seriously with world famous faculty in London. During summer breaks I continued playing in local bands and producing Punk Rock music.

After graduating in 1980, I went on to record the Demics’ ground breaking EP New York City. The Demics’ hit single has been voted the best punk rock song from various leading publications. The success of this EP opened the doors to Sounds Interchange, Canada’s premiere recording studio in Toronto. It was at this studio that I initiated a unique and productive working relationship with the late Glenn Gould.

A Successful Career

In the mid-1980s, I began to develop an enormously successful career as a multiple-genre producer/engineer. In 1990 I was granted a Juno Award for my world-class mix of Alannah Myles’ Grammy Award-winning Black Velvet CD. In the following five years I was nominated for a Juno Award every year, winning my third Juno for Anne Murray’s album Croonin. In the late-1990s I toured the world extensively working with famous artists while also volunteering my services in Africa and Russia. I spent three months rebuilding communication networks/studios in the Congo in the midst of a brutal civil war.

In Recent Years

From 2005 to 2016, I undertook a music professor role at the University of Western Ontario and my former Alma Matter, Fanshawe College. I taught music and software applications to university and college graduate students.

In 2009 I was awarded the distinguished Premier’s Award for my incredible contributions to the Canadian music industry and my ongoing commitment for social justice and equality.

I am currently producing outstanding work in my home studio and I am consistently giving back to the community.