Flashback Friday: Default Goes Down Under

The picture posted here was from the first time we went to Australia to be introduced to the record label and do a couple of TV spots, in this picture Danny and I are in front of the famous Sydney Opera House. But what I’d like to tell you all about is the second time we went to Australia and …

Flashback Friday: Playing for Gene Simmons

Back roughly in 2008 I was helping out band called Soul Side In. We got to do a showcase for Gene Simmons in Edmonton. Default was playing the same venue a month later. Gene is one of my childhood heros so it was a huge honor to perform for somebody that I had studied and stolen from. The performance went well, …

Flashback Friday: Creative Pregnancy Photo

Another “busy” week has come and gone and Dave and I have yet again had a chance to sit down together and plan a Default Flashback Friday (where he tells old stories from the road days). So as I was posting something else on Facebook, I checked my notifications and Facebook told me I had memories to look back on …

Petric

We had the pleasure of shooting these brothers who are the band Petric. They are signed to Dallas Smith‘s label Steelhead Music. The whole week prior to the shoot was gorgeous and sunny. When the day came to shoot them it was a wet, cold, mess. Still though we managed to get some amazing shots at this great antique farm. …

Flashback Friday: The Brickyard

The first show I ever played with Default was at The Brickyard in Vancouver playing for A&M Records. I distinctly remember this show because the week before was the third time I had ever played with the band and it was in Danny‘s bedroom playing for Lenny B. Johnson from TVT Records, Jonathan Simkin, the bands lawyer/pre-604 Records, and Chad Kroeger …

Flashback Friday: The Kids in the Hall

We were going down to tape the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and were staying at the same hotel Sharon Osbourne brought Ozzy back to life after his departure from Black Sabbath. As we were leaving to go to the tapping we ran into fellow Canucks, The Kids in the Hall, outside who were staying at the same hotel. …