Monthly Archive October 2010



24. October 2010 • Category: ART, MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0


My new concept album Turpentine Wind will be officially released in Feb. 2011 to coincide with an art exhibit. The twelve song CD and BluRay of ambient remixes with animation was inspired by the life and work of landscape painter Tom Thomson, who is also the subject of the show Searching For Tom, which will be on display at The Museum in Kitchener Ontario until May. I’ll post more details about the album and show as we get closer to the date.

In Loving Memory

24. October 2010 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0


This should be a really nice night  - great songs, beautiful venue, 8 piece string section, interesting selection of performers and a worthy cause. I’m in the house band and will sing a couple of my fave Nick tunes. Always a rare treat to see Mary Margaret O’Hara!

Advance tickets can be bought here.

It Takes A Jordan Village

17. October 2010 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

A night of singer songwriters and guitar slingers – David & Ariana Gillis, Kevin Breit, and Lori Cullen with Kurt Swinghammer.

Friday, Oct. 22 at Zooma Zooma Cafe, 3839 Main Street, Jordan Village, Ontario – $20, showtime at 8:30.

This vibrant little cafe has been bravely booking some interesting music for the folks in Jordan Village – a tiny hamlet in the lovely Niagara Peninsula.


16. October 2010 • Category: ART, NEWS • Comments: 0

I was invited to exhibit some art work at The Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto, to help celebrate the annual X Avant Festival. I’ve installed 26 14″x14″ portraits of my fave Superstar pop composer Burt Bacharach, and they will be on display though to December.

Learn How To Play Guitar Like Ringing A Bell Clinic

10. October 2010 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

I’m doing a four hour guitar clinic for interested students at Toronto’s TARA – The Audio Recording Academy. October 5, 2 – 6 pm. 554 Queen Street East.

I’ll be talking about my experiences as a session guitarist, live performer, and film composer, with a concentration on how to survive and stay inspired.