Hello everyone:

I hope this little update finds you all happy and, especially, healthy! It’s been well over three years since I last communicated with you and I do apologize for that. However I had an extremely good reason for my lapse. On January 7, 2013 I had a kidney transplant lovingly donated by my wife Julie. I was very ill leading up to the operation and it took me until now to not only recover from the ordeal, but to also get myself back on the scene in a meaningful way. I was going to write a long update of the whole event but decided instead to lead you all to a short blog that sums up the drama. Go to the following link if you want to take a peek.

Kidney Failure – A Love Story

There is also a short documentary which was filmed for OMNI television that can be seen in Canada at:

Life is thankfully now back to normal and I’m introducing you all to a brand new project that I’m very excited about called ‘On Topic’. It’s a collaborative trio which consists of :

Kim Ratcliffe – guitar
Brad Cheeseman – bass
Aubrey Dayle – drums

We have only been working together since last summer but we already have our first CD called “Second Time Around” completed. It is currently ready for download at the following link. Please join us and you can receive some free music as well.

Free Track

On Topic Front a

We will be performing a series of concerts and drum clinics in April and May and if you are close by, we’d love to see you there.

I’m back and feeling good.


April 16th
Warkworth Town Hall
40 Main Street,
Warkworth ON

May 3 (Drum Clinic)
Long & McQuade
7789 County Road 2
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 4J7

May 5 (Drum Clinic)
Long & McQuade
902 Simcoe St N
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 4W2

May 18 (Drum Clinic)
Long & McQuade
725 Fanshawe Park Road West
London, Ontario
N6G 5B4

May 19 (Drum Clinic)
Long & McQuade
28 Roy Boulevard
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 4Z5

May 25 (Drum Clinic)
Long & McQuade
129 Aylmer St.
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3J7

May 26
Cafe Resonance
5175 Av du Parc
Montréal,QC H2V 4G3

May 27 – 28
Options at the Brookstreet
525 Legget Dr
Kanata,ON K2K 2W2

May 31 (Drum Clinic)
Long & Mcquade
Geneva St, St.
Catharines,ON L2R 4M5