Opening a sold out show for david wilcox
Saturday April 1st I opened a SOLD OUT show for David Wilcox. Here is a clip of my solo from a Steve Miller classic, Fly Like An Eagle and some funk from the legendary Jacksoul's, Still Believe In Love!
Interview and performance at the, "what she said" Hq
Not too long ago I went down to the, "What She Said" studio and did an interview and played one of my brand new originals! (All recorded live, one take!)
the Ayden cam
So who are some of the musicians ayden works with?
Known most recently for touring with The Kim Mitchell Band and Nelly Furtado, Dave currently resides in Toronto where he teaches and maintains a constant performance schedule locally.
He attended the Berklee College of Music, studying with Victor Mendoza, John Ramsey, Skip Hadden and Ed Kaspick, and in 1993 following his studies, he moved to Halifax and broke into the scene with such artists as: Dutch Mason, Brett Ryan and Wayne Nicholson.
5 years later, Dave found himself living in Toronto performing with the likes of: Sass Jordan, Alannah Myles, The Kings, Rik Emmett and most recently, Grammy award-winning pop star: Nelly Furtado.
Dave has had numerous television appearances, including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis & Kelly, Much Music, The View, Carson Daly and Extra, and was featured at the Montreal Drum Festival 2004.
He has also appeared in articles in Sticks, Drums (Cover Story), Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazine.
He is an active player, educator and clinician, and is co-sponsored by Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Sonor drums and Remo drum heads.
String theory tells us that in an infinite universe, all possibilities exist in time and space simultaneously. But what if some of those cosmic storylines were to cross and connect; A fusion of chaos; matter meeting anti-matter in a clash of seemingly contradictory realities. Imagine if that nexus was located in a teenager’s bedroom and manifested itself through posters pulled from Hit Parader and Circus Magazine: Bootsy Collins vs Billy Sheehan; Larry Graham vs Stu Hamm; James Jameson vs Geddy Lee.
It happened. We know this to be true, because it infused Andy Narsingh and you can hear it in every note he projects from the Bass guitar. He bears witness to it and testifies his funk/rock truth nightly, from lighted stages and concert halls.
Form meets Funk. Radical meets Rock. Power Pop meets Prog.
But let’s start at the start, after the sublime fusion of funk, reggae and progressive rock in “The Spirit of Radio” by Rush led Andy to his true calling.
It all began, (and almost ended) with the ill fated ARSIN, who lost a bandmate and brother in a house fire just before their worldwide debut. Andy, devastated and needing to reset, hung up his bass and pursued film studies.
He left the music, but it never left him. After a 7-year hiatus, he returned to his instrument with a new energy and perspective. In 2012 he went into the studio with Loa House to record their “VooDoo Love” album.
Recording, touring, refining, redefining.
Then came another call, but this one was different. They say you should never meet your heroes, but in this case, one couldn’t be more wrong. Andy landed a recording deal with legendary rockers Moxy.
Today, Andy keeps it real by shovelling the funk with the Boogieman and most recently, he has seen all of his influences come together in his most creative phase ever, as a member of the David Barrett Trio, featuring Dave Langguth on drums, and Michael Sadler on vocals. They are currently recording David’s 3rd album with Terry Brown from Rush at the helm.
The timeline bends. The threads intertwine. The story continues…
Andy Narsingh plays and endorses: FBass Custom Handmade Basses, D’Addario, and TC Electronic Bass Systems.
Some of the musicians ayden has met and became friends with!
Jesse Jack Racicot is more than just a hard strumming, piano pounding rock singer from Montreal, but is also an avid songwriter and producer. With thousands of live performances under his belt, he has captivated audiences internationally with his electrifying stage presence and explosive vocal performances. Jesse Jack’s musical drive began in high school after closing a deal to write the theme song, with his band Splint, for a new Pfizer drug being introduced on the world market. The success of the song lead to his introduction to renowned Juno nominated Jazz artist Jeri Brown, who took a vested interest in his career direction and vocal shaping. At the request of Jeri, he was asked to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival’s 2006 Big Event; a Paul Simon Tribute Concert, sharing the stage with Elvis Costello, Ariane Moffatt, Michel Rivard, Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Colin James, Bedouin Soundclash and Holly Cole, just to name a few. The show, attended by over 150,000 people, was broadcast on Bravo, ArTV and CBC television.
Nick Walsh is currently the lead singer and songwriter for Famous Underground and former lead singer and collaborator of Juno Award winning Canadian band Slik Toxik.
Nick also is now fronting Classic Canadian Rock act MOXY for their 40th anniversary.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqPeLpphnU4