I have a Music Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Percussion Performance.
I have certificates in the following disciplines from The Royal Conservatory of Music:
--gr. 10 piano
--gr. 6 pipe organ
--university level theory, analysis & ear training.
I have performed in many community and semi-professional orchestras, concert bands, rock bands, church groups, choral groups, percussion ensembles and too many others to list.
Notables: played drums for the Four Lads (Northern Ontario tour), and played venues around Ontario with Blue Rye.
Played percussion for Jubilance Singers and Orchestra on an 8 week tour of Europe.
I read & write music.
Currently, I am the Percussion Coordinator for the North Bay Symphony Orchestra and am an import for the Timmins Symphony Orchestra; am a founding member and played for The Hosts for 12 years, but have now stepped back from that group;
on & off work on my own project, Canadian Backpack; now working with Night Ryders.

Screen name:
Member since:
Sep 16 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:


Rock drummers:
Neil Peart, Alex Van Halen, John Bonham, Jerry Mercer (April Wine), Liberty Devito (Billy Joel), Paul de Long (Kim Mitchell, Brass Transit)
Classical percussionists:
Vic Firth, Saul Goodman, Morris Goldenberg, Nexus, Repercussion

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Drumset: Pearl 5 pc, 9-ply maple with chrome snare. Remo pinstripe batters with ebony resonant heads.
4-Pearl maple rack toms. Pinstripe batters, no bottom heads.
Many different high-hats, rides, crash cymbals, splashes, a Chinese & a gong.
Latin Percussion maple 2-bongo set
Fibreglass 2-conga set.
All kinds of percussion toys.
Orchestral cymbals.
Side drum.
Ludwig Black Beauty snare.
I also own a number of light/FX fixtures, including a 4-light T-bar, an LED light strip, 3 DJ lights, floodlights, strobe, bubble machine.
I have a studio sound system big enough to do the mains up to a medium size hall, including a 16-channel Mackie, unpowered board, with digital recording out; 2-Behringer Eurolive B115D, 1000W self-powered speakers, various mics.


Night Ryders is the entertainment on the large hall side of the Legion.

Past Events

Night Ryders is performing.

Night Ryders is performing in the Kiwanis Bandshell at the North Bay waterfront.

Night Ryders is headling this night in Sutton Bay.

Night Ryders in Rapides-des-Joachin, near the O'Claire Gorge, east of North Bay.

This is Callender Legion's Friday night supper & band.
Come out at 5:00 to get a table and have some drinks. Dinner at 6:00, Night Ryders from 7-11.
No cover.