Don is a full-time musician who is currently establishing himself in the Toronto music scene. Whether he is playing with his band or an acoustic solo show, singing his originals or rock cover tunes, his passion for performing is undeniable and his ability to engage a crowd is irresistible!
He is a highly skilled jazz musician who graduated from the Humber College Jazz Guitar Program where he had the honour of receiving his diploma from the great Canadian himself, Oscar Peterson.
Don is constantly writing and arranging original music and has collaborated with other artists in the industry. From his home studio, he helped compose and arrange original music for the film ‘Shark City’, which was showcased in the Toronto International Film Festival.
Sound and Influences:
With his extensive Jazz background and training, Don has incorporated the likes of John Scofield and Wes Montgomery into his new creative rock style that also capitalizes on the rock and blues influences of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton.
Don's singer/songwriter style has a Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson feel and much like Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, he has a passion for uplifting and meaningful lyrics.
All of his musical knowledge and experience, coupled with his raw talent, brings a whole new dimension to Don's feel good, laid back, progressive, CREATIVE ROCK STYLE.
The Fight Against Eating Disorders:
Eating disorders, in its many forms, affects both men and women of all ages. Adapting an unhealthy eating pattern, as a way to deal with life's stressors, carries with it a host of mental and physical problems that unfortunately have a high mortality rate.
I recognize through friends, family a fellow performers that the pursuit of dancing, modelling, film, music and even sports interests can contribute to the formation of body image disturbances that are not well understood, but are at the root of eating disorders.
To this end, I would like to contribute $2.00 from each album sold to the Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada to support their work through education, research and treatment programs that include "transition house" opportunities.
For further information or to make a donation, please visit www.EDFofcanada.com.