Drummer. Plays well with others.
Brad (…that’s me) is a Toronto-based, Newfoundland-bred drummer & percussionist. I studied percussion performance with Rob Power & John Wyre at Memorial University of Newfoundland where I also played in just about every conceivable type of ensemble, including the Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Gower Youth Band. I toured Canada & Europe with unclassifiable kook Mark Bragg.
In 2007 I joined Toronto instrumental band Holy Fuck for multiple US, Canadian, Mexican & European tours. I appeared off and on with HF until about 2011. I’ve been fortunate to be a regular member of Hawksley Workman’s touring band since 2008.
I’ve played with wide variety of great artists, including Kevin Breit, Port Cities, Lindi Ortega, Kathleen Edwards, Kaia Kater, Matt Mays, Skye Wallace, The Once, Adam Baldwin, Dan Mangan and more. I remain active in the classical percussion world, having performed with groups including the Ontario Philharmonic, Toronto Sinfonietta, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and the former Brampton Symphony, among others.
I produce, engineer and mix records. I’ve worked on records by Sarah Slean, Hawksley Workman, Gramercy Riffs, Wunderstrands, Bryce Jardine, Megan Lane, and many others. See discog for more info on those & other projects.
I have been a student of Don Wherry, Rob Power, John Wyre, Billy Ward, Dave Elitch. I continue to study, while maintaining an active teaching schedule of my own.
I tried skating once, it didn’t go well. This is what I do.
Here is an interview I did a few years ago with Adam Hay for his Portrait of Toronto Drummers project: