01 Kudisan Kai - My Becoming
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March 2016

March 2016

  • March 10 2016
  • by Aurelien

The year is starting off great.

  • The production of the new album by DareDevil Squadron is done! The songs are currently being mixed by John Mitchell (Frost, It Bites, Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson). It will rip your head off and you’ll like it, too.
  • I spent 3 exhilarating days in the studio with Cindy Blackman-Santana and her band (Rashaan Carter on bass, Zaccai Curtis on keyboards) recording an album of original music, all from scratch during the sessions.
  • You will sometimes hear me playing guitar (and banjo) in the Broadway show Hamilton (if you’re able to get a ticket, that is), as well as in School of Rock (playing some numbers on recorder too!) and Book of Mormon.
  • Chameleon is about to release some rocking tunes which I play guitar on. Additionally, a long/soft/intense piece is in the works for later this year which I’m producing and mixing (I started working on it in April 2015 while in Montreal). It’s beautiful and will make you cry.
  • I have been playing around the country with Jarrod Spector and often times joined by his wife Kelli Barrett, including a memorable tour of South Florida and a performance at SuperBowl City in San Francisco. Fantastic band and singers, a very fun show.
October 2015

October 2015

  • October 30 2015
  • by Aurelien

Another year is wrapping up and 2015 was a very unique one for me.

  • I started the year by performing in NYC several times with STING on The Last Ship on Broadway, which he also wrote. What a thrill to be working with such a legend and absolutely beautiful music to play.
  • From April to September I played guitar in the touring circus show EMPIRE, produced by Spiegelworld. We sat down in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto. An incredible experience, and much fun to be moving around the stage 8 times a week, supporting truly unbelievable circus performers from all over the world.
  • Lots of recording and writing in the works, with DareDevil Squadron, Chameleon, some solo material (incredibly)
  • Finally, some important releases that came out in the last few months. The Wedding Album by The Dan Band (which features guests such as Nuno Bettencourt, Rob Thomas, Nicole Scherzinger, Train, Tom "Bones" Malone), two Marc Cary records Cosmic Indigenous (which I play electric guitar and fretless guitar on 2 tracks) and Rhodes Ahead Vol.2 (I play on "Spice and Mystics"). Finally, a couple of single tracks with Stratospheerius called Guilty of Innocence and Take Your Medicine.
November 2012

November 2012

  • November 21 2012
  • by Aurelien

2012 has been an extremely busy year. Here it is in a nutshell.

  • I have performed at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver CO in July, with the Colorado Symphonic Orchestra, with the touring production "The Music of Queen - A rock and Symphonic Spectacular". We have been playing around the country with different symphonic and philharmonic orchestras. What a blast!
  • I have been subbing in the Broadway show "Book of Mormon" and have now done over 100 "Rock of Ages" (gtr 1) also on Broadway.
  • Recently played at the Iridium NYC with Cindy Blackman and her group, which this time featured myself, Marc Cary on keys, Matt Garrison on bass and DJ Logic on turntables. It was hot! We also played a few jazz festivals this year, always an honor to be sharing the stage with such talented people.
  • I have been all over the country (and every month at Gramercy Theatre in NYC) with The Dan Band as guitarist and music director. Incredibly fun show and very challenging in many unconventional aspects.
  • Just finished a string of NYC shows with DareDevil Squadron, we premiered a brand new song that will be on our next album, which we are writing and will be recording in early 2013!
  • Stratospheerius finally released a new album called "The Next World" and it is awesome!