I am not used to routine, which is how I like it. As a weasel, a flack, an officer to the press, a director, a dictator, a Coke and Chips for breakfast, and dinner for lunch kind of guy, I think I can be forgiven, by 10:00am, if I have felt I had too much to dream last night.
I am one of the lucky ones for sure – getting to do during the days (and nights and weekends) what I love to do for eOne Music Canada as the Director of Media Relations: Be around passionate music lovers, fans, music industry folks (yeah, we’re still here!) talking about the newest album, the old record recently found in the basement or bargain bin, tragedy-tainted tales, and memories of old C-30, C-60, C-90s in our pockets. So, onto this bio… If I can borrow from Bob Dylan, “I found myself writing this story, this long piece of vomit, about 20 pages long.” He was talking about Like A Rolling Stone, mind you.
Battling against the over-exposed and the under-talented, I have handled the PR for Bob Geldof, Ringo Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Rita MacNeil, Randy Bachman, Sinead O’Connor, Steve Miller, The Smashing Pumpkins, Little Big Town, Natalie MacMaster, DJ Khaled, Curt Smith, Dr. John, Dwight Yoakam, Fred Eaglesmith, Harry Shearer, Dan Zanes, Opeth, Cradle Of Filth, Jordan Knight, Chickenfoot, Bush, Jeff Dunham, A-Trak, Judy Collins, Supersuckers, Joan Baez, Slash, Andy Kim, Robert Palmer, Alex Chilton, Pete Seeger, Joan Armatrading, Amy Ray, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Snoop Dogg, Robert Munsch, J. Dilla, The Wiggles, Bill Wyman, Sly and Robbie, Ziggy Marley, Frank Black, 98 Degrees, Jake Miller, Devin Townsend, The Black Angels, Steve Earle, Dillinger Escape Plan, Matt Dusk, Mick Fleetwood, The Prodigy, Madlib, Deborah Cox, In Flames, Ray J, Mastodon, All Time Low, Madness, Jim Jones, Charlatans UK, Zakk Wylde, The Trews, Los Lobos, The English Beat, Porcupine Tree, MF Doom and many more.
I’m also CTV’s music correspondent and also appear regularly on CBC’s The Strombo Show, Sirius/XM’s The Ward And Al Show, TSN 660AM in Montreal, Country 92.9 in Chatham-Kent, DAWG FM in Ottawa and other like-minded outlets, and can be read about, heard and seen on hundreds of media outlets across North America discussing the business of music. I’ve also been named to Billboard Magazine, Paste Magazine and The National Post’s Best on social media.
If you’d like to reach out, I’d love to hear from you! Email is [email protected]
I’ll let others talk about me now, while keeping my opinionated mouth shut.