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Snail Paced Web Updates September 2013

September’s looking like it’s going to be a very exciting month!

September 3rd – The Tranzac – 292 Brunswick Ave
Michael Herring Quartets
10pm set:
David French – Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Chris Gale – Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Nick Fraser – Drums
Me – double bass

11pm set (filling in for Peripheral Vision):
Lina Allemano – Trumpet
Trevor Hogg – Tenor Saxophone
Nick Fraser – Drums
Me – double bass

There’s going to be some new music and some playing with all six people too.

September 11 – The Rex – 194 Queen St. West
Michael Herring Quartet – 9:30pm
David French – Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Chris Gale – Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Nick Fraser – Drums
Me – double bass

September 22nd – The Tranzac – 292 Brunswick Ave
Harrington & Uplifters CD&EP double release party!
New releases from both rock bands I write for and sing in:
The Uplifters CD, and Harrington’s EP will both be coming out.

Opening set by Hobson’s Choice (10pm), Uplifters & Harrington (11pm)

September 25th – The Dakota Tavern
Harrington & Uplifters guesting on the Woodshed Orchestra’s night.   9:30 to late

September 28th – East Side Boom at the Gerrard Art Space – 1390 Gerrard Street East
East Side Harrington & Uplifters CD&EP double release party!

Guests TBA

Also Spy vs Spy vs Sly (James Roberstson – guitar, Sly Juhas – drums, and me – bass) enters it’s 5th year at Reposado!   I’ll be playing two of those, September 4 & 18, and am pretty excited as the band just recorded an album.

Hope to see you at one (or more!) of these shows!


February 2013

It’s an exciting next couple of months!

My new band, The Michael Herring Quartet (still looking for a name), is playing twice – January 28th at the Tranzac (10pm) and February 11th at the Emmet Ray (9pm).   Both shows are PWYC.   The band is two saxophones, bass and drums with David French and Chris Gale passing back and forth between baritone and tenor, while Nick Fraser (drums) and I hold it together (or make a mess).  Originals, Mingus and other great 60’s jazz.

My nerdy-rock band, Harrington will be playing my rock songs at the Tranzac on February 7th.   The band is Dave Clark (drums, backing vocals), Paul Kolinski (guitar, backing vocals) and Harley Card (guitar, backing vocals) – we’ve been compared to They Might Be Giants, Moldy Peaches, & Royal City – I didn’t know Royal City and now really like them!   Excited to play some new tunes with this dynamic band, probably around midnight.   Opening up for it will be Chris Warren (10pm) – one of my favourite songwriters – and I get to play with him along with my long-time drummer friend Ryan Granville Martin, and then the Leah Hunter Band  will be playing (11pm – another old friend!).  Check out her great new single.

Peripheral Vision will be on a rampage the next two months!  Besides our regular Tranzac gigs (February 5th with Tara Davidson and April 2nd with Phill Albert), and opening for Friendly Rich and the Lolipop people at the Cameron House on February 12) we’ll be going across Western Canada from March 1-18 – for details visit Peripheral Vision’s gigs page.

Hope to see you at one of these shows!

Fall 2012

Well, I haven’t done a good job of keeping this site updated… here’s an update for Fall 2012:

Look for Peripheral Vision at our regular monthly Tranzac spot, the first Tuesday of the month, with a special guest band every month, as well as at the Jazz Room in Waterloo and at the Sudbury Jazz Festival (click here for full info).

In November, I’ll have a new quartet at the Rex, every Sunday (4, 18, 25 – the 11th they’ll play without me).   It’s Chris Gale and David French on Tenor and Baritone Saxophones (two bari’s!) with Nick Fraser on drums.   Should be fun and I’m hoping to debut some new music.

You can still buy Vertigo CD’s here – cheap – both for $15 FREE shipping.

New Website

Well, here it is… a new wordpress website. Hopefully I’ll keep it more up to date!

New Quartet with Eric St-Laurent (gutar), Adrean Farrugia (piano), and Ernesto Cervini (drums) at the Rex every Sunday in January, 7-9, pay what you can.

Peripheral Vision has a bunch of shows coming up:

Tranzac Monthly series (First Tuesday of every Month, 10pm, PWYC, featuring exciting opening bands): Feb. 7th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th

Feb 2nd Cherry Street Restaurant.
Feb 13 Emmet Ray
Feb 17 Glenn Gould Theatre opening for Lucian Ban & John Hébert’s Enesco Re-Imagined.   Check out JPEC’s website for more info.

March mini-tour:  23/24 Café Paradiso – Ottawa, 25 Live at the Library series – Kingston,
26 Casa del Popolo – Montreal.

You can still buy Vertigo CD’s here – cheap – both for $15 FREE shipping.