-No live events anticipated until May! Given our covid world
--May 16th: Sticks and Stone at the MacLab Theatre in Leduc,
Children's Show. Livestreamed with as large an audience live as allowed.
-Output of music-videos with Sticks and Stone on social-media still intended. Work on next album as well. And teaching!
Marimba Around the World
Sticks and Stone, Stephen's unique percussion trio has kept busy over the summer with 30 "Physically Distanced Community Concerts" where much of the world shut down. Additionally, they pulled off the furthest reaching social-media livestream from the renowned Starlite Room and released their debut album Marimba Around the World on 12 September 2020 at the Polar Park Brewing Company, live and livestreamed. Since then, the album as seen radio play on CBC, CKUA, CJSR and has begun a further spread around the world.
Sticks and Stone performs for festivals, weddings, educational performances, corporate events, markets and is open to playing for a little of anything!
Drumming Up Excitement with 7DS for Dances-- On Pause
From weddings to the Summer Solstice Festival to regular Friday night Swing Jams at Sugar Swing, Stephen had until recently been keeping busy with the Seven Deadly Syncopators, a band for swing dances. Since its first dance on 27 Jan, 2017, 7DS has:
-been the first band to play in the new Sugar Swing Ballroom
-played for a Great Gatsby themed party
-played for the Summer Solstice Dance Festival
-Performed at the Lindy Harvest Dance Festival
-the wedding of 2 of Edmonton's most prominent swing dancers.
-Performed at Round Midnight in Calgary.
-Created a monthly Swing Music Jam night at the Sugar Swing Ballroom
-Performed for the St Joseph's Ignite Gala at the Chateau Lacombe
-Performed for New Years Eve
-Performed for Edmonton's Swing 'N Skate in City Hall
This 7-person traditional swing band is made up of musicians who, for the most part, are also swing dance instructors. It has been a project I have always been super excited about...
As with most swing-dancing events, it is somewhat on pause in these times of Covid.