So A LOT has happened since my last blog post, including some really awesome things and some not so awesome...
Being new in town, I know I had to really hit the ground running when I arrived, and as such I spent a lot of time networking when I first got here.. I was searching Craigslist daily for bass player wanted ads, I was emailing bass players and bands round town letting them know I was available for gigs, I checked out various jams and also got the ball rolling on putting together my own band. 6 months later the emails and calls began to slowly filter in, and 90% of it was paid work! I'm glad to say that coupled with my private teaching I've been able to support myself purely through musical endeavours, which I know I'm very lucky to able to do in the current climate of this city.
So where's the negatives you ask? Well... Some months I'm able to support myself more than others, and being away from home every other week isn't always as much fun as it may sound. However, getting to see so much of this beautiful country and play great music with new friends soon makes it all worth while. I'm currently playing with www.pompadoors.com and
I've recently scored the bass chair with www.ettingerband.com and as such will be gigging very regularly all across Canada an even the USA! Vancouver is finally beginning to feel like it could become home, I'm making good friends and the musical future is looking bright.