This is going to be the most self-obsessed post I’ve ever written BUT I’m turning 30 in 5 days and I realised it’s a milestone to look back at all the bands and random stuff I’ve done in the past 10 years. So here it goes in the form of a brief photo gallery and of what photos I still have lying around…
18 years old playing bass in the Riff Randells somewhere on Vancouver Island.
The Riff Randells were my first band and we got 5 Ks in Kerrang magazine for our second single. I was 19 and lived in Canada. I’m still pretty proud of that.
The Ewoks at my 20th Birthday Party
This was my second band and my first playing drums. I started the band with my best friend Jenny so I could learn to play drums (11 years later I’m still not that great!).
The Ewoks in the first edition of ION Magazine
Now the me and famous people selection. I did work at CBC Radio & TV for 5 years of my life which gave me the opportunity to interview over 100 bands/celebrities and travel all over Canada. It was amazing. Here’s just a couple pics I could find from that time…
Here I am giving Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols fame a MASSIVE smiley hug. I think I’m about 21 in this picture.
Age 20 with porn star Ron Jeremy at the Toronto premier of his movie “Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy”
Age 22 I worked with Elijah Wood and Franke Potente on a CBC radio show
Here I am about 21 with Peter Mansbridge my hero and CBC Television’s National news anchor
On the poster for my friend Charlotte’s night in London age 23
My first band in London – The Scandelles – age 25
My second band in London and most successful band I’ve ever been in the Duloks. Age 26
My third and current London band, The Racket, age 29
And lastly Age 29 DJing as Wayne Girls (I’m Garth) with Jen Long
It’s been a fun 10-11 years of adult hood. To the next 10 years! May my 30s be just as fun, maybe slightly less wild and full of rad people and friends as my 20s were.
Oh and Feb 19th The Racket plays a birthday party / gig here for me here:
It’s free and open to the public.
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