3 birds – 2 shows – Jan. 16 – Feb. 14

3 birds – 2 shows – Jan. 16 – Feb. 14

Dec 28, 2018

Spotlight: Three Birds live-in-studio recording.

Back in March I recorded a live-in-studio version of Three Birds by Bob Marley.

For any of you that follow my work, you’ll know that this is not an obvious choice. It certainly is not in my instinctive wheelhouse, chock full of open tunings and unresolved chords.

I added a number of Bob Marley songs to the live set years ago. The idea was to offset my abundance of mid-tempo grooves. Songs were first learned in an instrumental capacity for weddings and private events. I found the reggae rhythm to be incredibly challenging, and the new groove a welcome addition to the repertoire.

Three Birds is a deceptively simple song. With reggae, there’s so much space, and if you don’t get the groove right, it falls apart. I thoroughly enjoy playing this song live. It’s extremely challenging as a vocalist to match my lower register to the lighter, upbeat nature of the song. I worked a great deal recording this particular version. It’s impossible to hit this song the same way every time. I like the way the music in this particular take dances around the melody. I went for some more ambitious licks in the solo, and it barely makes it at times.

To my ears, it’s part of the charm. 🙂

I hope you enjoy it.

Three Birds (Bob Marley) – LIVE in Studio (2018).

Recorded live in studio at the ‘H’ (Mount Pleasant, ON) in April 2018. Written by Bob Marley (1977) • For audition purposes only • Not for sale or distribution • All rights reserved.

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Public show – Wednesday Jan. 16 @ The Social Pub.

I’m looking forward to performing at The Social Pub (Peterborough, ON) on Wednesday January 16, 2019. I’ve been wanting to play here for a while. It’s an exciting place with a great sound system and youthful energy. Material will follow suit, with a mix of original tracks and creative cover songs.

Full details below.

Public show – Thursday Feb. 14 @ The Burleigh Falls Inn.

I’ll be returning again to the Burleigh Falls Inn (Burleigh Falls, ON) on Thursday February 14, 2019 for Valentine’s Day. As per the occasion, material will shift towards the dreamy and romantic, and include a range of instrumental and vocal music.

Full details below.

01.16.19 – The Social Pub – Public show.

Date: Wednesday January 16, 2019
Venue: The Social Pub
Location: Peterborough, ON
Time: 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

02.14.19 – The Burleigh Falls Inn – Public show.

Date: Thursday February 14, 2019
Venue: Burleigh Falls Inn
Location: Peterborough, ON
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Note: RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

2019 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

06.01.19 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
06.15.19 – White Oaks Resort & Spa – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
06.22.19 – Port Cunnington Lodge – Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)
06.28.19 – Pillar & Post – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
08.18.19 – Northridge Inn – Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)
09.28.19 – Ivy Lea Restaurant & Club – Ganonoque, ON
10.05.19 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON

2019 Public Event Performance Schedule

01.16.19 – The Social – Peterborough, ON
02.14.19 – Burleigh Falls Inn – Burleigh Falls, ON

2018 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

01.10.18 – Millcroft Inn (TerSera private event) – Caledon, ON
02.17.18 – Private Residence – Markham, ON
06.01.18 – Muskoka Steamships – Gravenhurst, ON (Muskoka)
06.09.18 – Holland Marsh Wineries – Newmarket, ON
06.22.18 – Kurtz Orchards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
07.12.18 – Westin Harbour Castle – Toronto, ON
07.13.18 – Private Residence – Stoney Lake, ON
07.21.18 – Muskoka Bay Club – Gravenhurst, ON
07.24.18 – Private Residence, Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)
08.11.18 – Grandview Golf Club – Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)
09.21.18 – Orchard View Wedding & Event Centre – Ottawa, ON
09.22.18 – Sherwood Inn – Port Carling, ON (Muskoka)
09.26.18 – Chateau Des Charmes – Niagara-on-the-lake, ON
09.29.18 – Muskoka Bay Club – Gravenhurst, ON
10.19.18 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
10.20.18 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
10.27.18 – Cave Springs/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
11.24.18 – Private Residence – Kitchener, ON
11.26.18 – Arcadian Studio – Toronto, ON (O&B Events)
12.21.18 – Private Event – Peterborough, ON
12.30.18 – JW Marriott Rosseau – Minett, ON (Muskoka)

2018 Public Event Performance Schedule

01.21.18 – The Pastry Peddler – Millbrook, ON
02.11.18 – The Pastry Peddler – Millbrook, ON
02.14.18 – Burleigh Falls Inn – Burleigh Falls, ON
04.08.18 – The Pastry Peddler – Millbrook, ON
05.13.18 – Burleigh Falls Inn – Burleigh Falls, ON
05.27.18 – The Pastry Peddler – Millbrook, ON
06.01.18 – Muskoka Steamships – Gravenhurst, ON (Muskoka)
07.05.18 – Lantern Restaurant & Grill – Lakefield, ON
07.08.18 – Burleigh Falls Inn – Burleigh Falls, ON
07.12.18 – Westin Harbour Castle – Toronto, ON
07.19.18 – Lantern Restaurant & Grill – Lakefield, ON
08.05.18 – Burleigh Falls Inn – Burleigh Falls, ON
08.16.18 – Lantern Restaurant & Grill – Lakefield, ON
08.30.18 – Lantern Restaurant & Grill – Lakefield, ON
11.04.18 – Pastry Peddler – Millbrook, ON

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