Updated: November 27th, 2022

  • Melanie Dekker returns as host of Wine, Women & Song – Wednesdays @ The Admiral (4125 Hastings @ Gilmore in Burnaby Heights) Music from 7:00 – 9:00 or so…no cover charge, wine on special all evening. Playing familiar favourites with some originals sprinkled in for fun, and you just never know who else might show up to join us on stage…Melanie Dekker hosts, a different featured guest each week from 8:00 – 8:30, and I play percussion for just about everyone! November 30th – our featured guest is Meredith Louise from Australia!
  • DECEMBER LINEUP: 7th: Eric McCauley; 14th: Dan DeGryp; 21st: a cappella vocal jazz ensemble, ReVerve featuring KATE MacCOLL; 28th: a special seasonal party with special guests galore…who knows WHO will be on stage that night??
  • Kate MacColl at Guilt & Company – January 15th, 2023 – early set, 7-8 / $6…come help Kate celebrate her birthday!! 1 Alexander St (lower level), in Vancouver’s Gastown district
  • Thanks to Trees on Granville & Marq de Souza, as well as 2nd Floor Gastown for the opportunity to play these great rooms! Trees is known for its cheesecake and a very welcoming and attentive coffeehouse crowd – Marq not only books the room but is also a great sound tech, and with Emily Paquette opening and Claire Fossey closing, it was a wonderful night of music. As for 2nd Floor, it was fantastic to have percussionist Karl De Jong accompany me on cajon and the audience was treated to a very special surprise mini-set by my vocal jazz group ReVerve, who kicked off the second set flashmob style…don’t miss ReVerve’s performance at the Admiral Pub on Wednesday, December 21st, 8-8:30 (as guests for “Wine, Women & Song).
  • On July 23rd, Dawn Boudreau and I played the beautiful 2nd Floor – Gastown (300 Water St) above the Water Street Cafe in Vancouver for their weekly weekend brunch. Look for a fall booking with me and my vocal jazz group, ReVerve!
  • A huge thank you to Longevity John for everything he does for the town of Duncan! I had the pleasure of playing @ The 39 Days of July Festival on Thursday, June 30th and was blown away by the community spirit of the audience and other performers I was lucky enough to see over my few days there. Can’t wait until next year!
  • NEW MUSIC!! Visit my Recordings & Video page to check out the results of my day at Frequency Sound 528 with recording engineer Jodie Bruce and Kelowna musicians Nils Loewen (cello) and Chloe Davidson (violin).
  • “HOMING IN” is a wrap! Congratulations to Fabulist Theatre and everyone involved in the creation and production of this online collaborative musical. “Homing In” featured two of my songs – “Family Dinner” and “Fly” – and ran online for the entire month of June. If you were one of the many people who watched, thanks for supporting original, independent theatre!
  • IN THE WORKS: Several people have suggested my lyrics would make for a wonderful book of poetry…and so in partnership with my daughter, incredibly talented visual artist Aarona Polsky, I am creating just that! Look for a Fall 2023 publication…
  • CD COMPILATION AVAILABLE: “Somebody Else Take the Wheel”, is now available for download and streaming on all your favourite platforms – get the full list with links on the Recordings & Video page, where you will also find printable versions of the front and back covers; SCORES (for purchase using PayPal) for all 12 recordings included on “Somebody Else Take the Wheel” now appear on my new Merchandise page. Perhaps learning to play the piano has been your COVID hobby and you need some new music to practise?
  • Many thanks to Elektra Women’s Choir for their stunning second performance of my commissioned arrangement of, “Little Green”, written by Joni Mitchell on March 9th, 2019…the concert’s title – When The Spring Is Born – is, in fact, taken from a lyric in this heart-wrenching song. The arrangement was premiered by Elektra at a concert to mark the VSO’s 100th anniversary on January 28th, 2019. Thank you to Morna Edmundson, artistic director, for her continued support of my work, and of the women composers and arrangers featured exclusively for this concert, programmed in celebration of International Women’s Day. PLANS FOR PUBLISHING THIS ARRANGEMENT ARE IN PROGRESS (although they have hit a speed bump :-/ ) – STAY TUNED!!
  • Hard to believe it was January 27th, 2019, that Kaja Tecza, Allegra Wright and I performed “Drive, Drive” from my musical, “This Is Now”, at the standing room only 15th Annual OVATION! Awards. Congratulations to all nominees (which included Allegra for her performance in TIN!) and winners and to Scott Ashton Swan, who tirelessly produces this event year after year to promote Musical Theatre in the Lower Mainland. And if you haven’t watched the show yet or you want to watch it again, please visit the “This Is Now” page on this site. WE ARE WRITING THE SEQUEL, “THAT WAS THEN”…casting begins in September 2022!