It has been a great year.
Things started out with a bang in May, and lasted right through the beginning of November. Going through the calendar and photos, it all seems like a bit of a blur, but slowly, all these great moments come back to you.
This season saw a wide variety of performances. Of course, there were a lot of weddings. It was exciting to play at a number of new venues, including Taboo Resort (Muskoka), the Berkeley Church (Toronto), the Museum of Nature (Ottawa), Queen’s University (Kingston), and Deerhurst Resort (Muskoka). Equally enjoyable were some of the familiar faces at venues such as Oliver & Bonacini’s Windermere House (Muskoka) and Le Select Bistro (Toronto).
I took part in some great private events this year. They are always interesting, each with their own unique blend of musical formats and song choices. Highlights included performances at Steam Whistle Brewing (Toronto), The Westin (Ottawa), Trent University (Peterborough), Wildfire Golf Club (Stoney Lake), and the Pillar & Post (Vintage Hotels – Niagara-on-the-Lake).
I also had the tremendous honour of performing for HRH the Duke of York.
Rounding out the summer were some other exciting endeavours. I had the chance to work with Vintage Green Records’ recording artist Roveena for her acoustic performance in June. And, as always, there were also a couple of small engineering projects on the go.
More updates from 2014 coming soon.
Jake Dudas’ Biography 2104.
For the past 15 years, I have been immersed in the music industry in a variety of roles.
Engineering and production. Starting in Vancouver, BC, I began work as an Assistant Recording Engineer at Orca Pacific Recording Studios and Mushroom Studios. Notable projects included Colin James’ National Steel (produced by Colin Linden). I also worked on a number of projects with Colin Nairne (guitarist and producer with Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts).
Original guitar and performance. I have played guitar professionally as an original performer for over 10 years. My most public work to date was with the electric band Monster America. Highlights included an appearance on City TV’s Breakfast Television and two Q107 shows at Toronto’s Sound Academy.
Wedding and private event guitarist. With clients ranging from New York to Australia, I have worked at hundreds of weddings and private events. I have had the honour of performing for HRH The Duke of York, and have played at some of the most prestigious and creative venues in Canada. These have included Malaparte (Oliver & Bonacini Events), The Gardiner Museum, Auberge du Pommier, Canoe, the Berkeley Church, Taboo Muskoka, Graydon Hall, the Thompson Landry Gallery (Distillery Events), Windermere House, Southbrook Vineyards, and many more.