Marimba-Band Global Fusion Album: Countdown
Sticks and Stone, Stephen's globally-unique percussion trio has been keeping very busy over the summer... Including having recorded an album that blends folk music from around the world with pop, rock and jazz.
Please check out our IndieGoGo Campaign, going through Sept 16. This is the best explanation of what the album is. There are exclusive perks for contributors and we would be very grateful if you felt able to support this creation!
Sticks and Stone performs for festivals, weddings, educational performances, corporate events, markets and is open to other ideas as well!
Drumming Up Excitement with 7DS for Dances
From weddings to the Summer Solstice Festival to regular Friday night Swing Jams at Sugar Swing, Stephen continues to keep 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 is one of the projects I am currently most excited about!