“There To Now” – New Album

Just released my new album, There To Now!  I truly feel this album (my seventh full length release) is some of the best music I’ve ever made. The record has ten tracks (five guitar-based instrumentals and five vocal tunes) and it draws on a fairly wide range of styles (mainly Jazz, Pop and Folk with a little bit of Classical and Rock as well). In the past, I’ve made music where it’s just me and myself alone in the studio, but There To Now absolutely could not have been made without the help of all those who worked on it. So a big thanks to Henrik Bridger (bass), Dave Patel (drums), Wendy Irvine (vocals), Bill McBirnie (alto flute and flute) and Ron Scott (Vocals). And also thanks to my wife, Sonya, for the cover photography – never would have been able to compose the shot and definitely wouldn’t have been awake (and functioning) at the break of dawn!

If you’d like to check out the album, you can stream/download it here: There To Now

’73 (Live in the Studio)

Like most writers, I find it tough to single out which of my tunes I like “better” than others. Some pieces are a true struggle to write and record and some just seem to flow right from the beginning. Some of my songs work great live and others, well, not so much. That said, ’73 is one of those pieces that, if you twist my arm, I’d put into the “like better” category. Here’s a live in the studio version of ’73. Thanks for taking the time to listen and I hope you like the music.

“The Street Below” (Live in the Studio)

This is a live in the studio version of “The Street Below” from my debut album, Jamie Bonk. I wrote this tune all the way back in 1991 when Sonya and I were living in an apartment on a somewhat busy downtown Toronto street. We’re living in an apartment in Port Moody now, above a different (and thankfully calmer) street, but for me not a lot has changed. I still like looking at the traffic passing by, still like staying up way too late and I still like (even after 30 years!) playing “The Street Below”. Thank you for taking the time to listen and, as always, I hope you like the music.

Art Focus Artists’ Association Virtual Art Show “Visions and Vistas”

So happy to have my music and some shots with me playing around Port Coquitlam included in the Art Focus Artists’ Association of Port Coquitlam Virtual Art Show “Visions and Vistas”. Art Focus, Babylon Film Studios and Tri-Cities Community TV did fantastic work putting together the four videos which showcase over 80 original artworks. For more info, please visit artfocusartistsassociation.com


“Rain” (Live in the Studio)

From my second album, “A Perfect Tomorrow”, here’s a live in the studio version of “Rain”.  I’ve played this tune on gigs for 20 years or so now and I’m still finding new things to add to it.  All of the outdoor/non-studio shots are from right around here — either by the Inlet (Port Moody) or Barnet Marine Park (Burnaby).