As April comes to a close and another May dawns...2 shows this week, amidst some tech work. Wednesday I'll be gracing the Whitewater Wednesday Jam in its new location at the Towne Club, as the feature act. Will be playing some new songs live and practicing my solo set. Saturday night at the Local Bar is the no theme party with Rick Sward, John Phelan, Katie Hunter, and Jamie Pickard. We play originals and covers spanning almost every genre from Jam band, Reggae, Blues, Ska, Swing, Oldies, Rock, Country, African, Jazz, Funk, Folk and more...Would be nice to see a good crowd there. They have the best stage in town. New lights and even smoke machines. Place is getting a cool vibe...Please be sure and check out my music and if it moves you be sure and take it home with you...Cheers from a dusty, brown Yukon.
Wanna unleash your inner rock god or goddess? Looking for musicians in Whitehorse to round out rock band classes. I have people already lined up and interested but need a few more people to fill up the classes. Looking for: beginner/intermediate kids aged 10-12. Intermediate kids 13-17. And adults beginner/intermediate...You'll get top notch lessons on being in a band, learning songs, performing, playing different instruments (drums, guitar, bass, keys and vocals), and how to do your sound, all from a working professional with a lot of experience being in bands and playing and recording. Lessons are downtown, and once or twice a week depending on availability. For more information send me a message : )
I love Slayer! I love Evil Has No Boundaries, Criminally Insane, Raining Blood, South of Heaven, Angel of Death...I love Highway to Hell (the album and the song). It doesn't mean I sacrifice babies or walk around goose stepping. I love rock n roll and heavy metal and it makes me happy. I also use the f word. Yet, somehow life goes on...If you're on FB like my music page. I wanna get up to 1,000 likes by summer. Lots of shows coming up and other stuff...stay tooned.
It's spring time in the Yukon (or false spring before third winter). Snow is melting, sun is shining, and people are happy. Got some more gigs coming down the line and looking forward to the diversity of them all. I thought when Soul Migration ended that I'd miss out on a lot of the high paying gigs, cause we made more money than any other band, but those gigs are coming back. It really shows that people believe in the brand I've been trying to create, which is consistently delivering a polished, professional, and fun product. Don't forget to phone up your local radio station and get them to play my songs. Also, a friend of mine is doing this campaign where he's trying to get his song in every country. Basically just having someone have a copy of it (digitally or otherwise). I think I might do that, as I already have a global reach of friends from traveling, playing, and networking...Thanks for checking in on this site and wherever you are, have a great day...Here's a shot from Chickenstock!
You may have noticed some changes here? Been overhauling this website so it looks better and is easier for you to navigate. Check out the new bio, for some cool stuff you may or may not have known. Also shoutout to everyone from the Yukon African Music Festial, and Rick, Gabor and Scott for the kick ass band! On top of that, still doing a lot of shows and rehearsals. Please remember to support your local musician, and me: go to live shows, buy music, spread the word, and sign the guestbook. Stay tooned :)
Playing a bunch of shows for Rendezvous towards the end of the month, plus playing for the African music festival as well as other shows, which I will post shortly the details. More of my music coming out from the studio so be sure and check it out and please remember to support original music or else soon it will be gone. If you like any of my songs, you can take it home for two bucks, less than the price of a coffee. Also, phone up CBC and request the song Someday. It's already been played once, as well as you can hear it on the Juice (CJUC)...Be good to each other (or not, you have free will)...
Friday night at the Local Bar (the old 202), Jagermeister takes the stage. We won an award once, won a battle of the bands, we used to play this club called Foxy's and our Thursday night shows we're the busiest. We played another joint called Flippers and it was the same deal. We played a few parades (in summer and winter), birthday parties (even for Canada), and a wedding. You'd think this is a serious band, but it's just a fun side project for myself, Adam Cripps and Gabor Nagy. It's nice playing in a band that doesn't have to stick to one or two genres, we do them all. There's no band meetings or votes about songs. If someone wants to play a song we play it, be it a cover or original. Everyone in that band can play the hell out of their instrument and we all get our moments to shine. There's lots of jamming that goes on when we let loose on stage. Chemistry, respect and Jagermeister make for some fun nights of music in the Yukon. Hope to see you all out.
~That Guitar Guy~
Started writing a song last night and got it finished and recorded and online all before the stroke of midnight on Christmas. Check it out here and on YouTube! It's a song about a pissed of Santa who doesn't forget, and it's a metal tune and tribute to Slayer. I want Tom Araya to record the vocals. This is also for those of you who think I've gone soft, as my songs lately have been a bit more mellow. I'm still hard as a rock ; )
Lyrics: "I had a dream of dying elves, candy cane covered death. Santa stood there laughing, there was whiskey on his breath. The reindeer all hung by fire, black smoke rising higher and higher. A mad man dressed in red and white, coming down your chimney tonight... Santa sleighs...All around the world. Santa sleighs...Every boy and girl... He sees you when you're sleeping, doesn't like when you're awake. Knows if you've been naughty or nice, and he decides your fate. Nobody ever sees him coming, it's like he's cast a spell. He takes on Jesus Christ, he's a Christmas saint from hell... Santa sleighs...All around the world. Santa sleighs...Every boy and girl... He's got a list and he's checking it twice, you better pray he's jolly. Comes for you in the still of the night, leather boots and boughs of holly. Not a creature's stirring, as he fills his magic sack. Shouts Merry Christmas, but you know he's coming back... Santa sleighs...All around the world. Santa sleighs...Every boy and girl... Santa sleighs...All around the world. Santa sleighs...Every boy and girl..." Words/Music by Roxx Hunter Copyright Roxx Hunter 2018. SOCAN.
Keep Your Stick On The Ice,
Solstice is here, the darkest day of the year. We only see the sun for a few hours, but then the days get longer. I'm playing tonight, in Whitehorse, with Rick Sward. We have a Solstice/Christmas party. We play a lot of original music, requests and we bicker. Our shows are as good as any other show cause musically, when we decide to play, we kick the hell out of every song we do. It's a musical experience, not just two guys playing songs. Rick is the best rhythm player in town and he lets me really step up and do my thing. I'll also be playing Sunday night at the Gold Pan Saloon with Kim Rogers, lots of Rock and I'm looking forward to that...Nothing else booked so far for the rest of the year, but some possible recording dates...Be good to each other!
Thanks to the Yukon Outfitters Association for a really fun evening. Whiskey Flats had the dance floor packed and lots of guests, including Clint from Yukon Jack. Looking ahead am playing Friday night at the Local Bar (the 202) with girl rockers Shagadelica, Saturday night at the Local Bar with Whiskey Flats, and Sunday night at Whiskey Jacks with Rick Sward. Thanks also for checking out, and buying, my new music and my music lessons...More coming down the line...