Musician - Band Leader - Producer - Composer Contractor - Columnist
Tony has been in the music industry for a dedicated 51 years. Performed with the likes of David Clayton-Thomas, Paul Anka, Gino Vannelli, Matt Dusk, Sam and Dave, Don Rickles, Corey Hart, The Spoons, Zappacosta and many more.
Also, he has performed in theatre shows and on countless studio sessions.
In tandem, Tony has been a band leader since 1987 and has negotiated and contracted over 700 events, many of them international.
He has produced CD’s and in the last few years, live music video’s.
His interests include: Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Psychohistory and running.
“I’m a big picture/long view person and believes that any endeavour and ideology that does not take into account an understanding of human nature, will fail at some point. Reality always wins.”
Entertainer - Musician
Ian is a 27 year veteran with over 2000+ North America performances under his belt and still growing. Presently, he is the Lead singer of the touring band Brass Transit, lead singer of FMJ- Foreigner meets Journey and a lead singer for the touring show Jeans N Classics.
In addition, Ian has co-written and produced 3 CD’s of original music, as a solo artist as well as with his band TNP-The Night Porters. He has also co-written, produced and performed on 4 comedy Cd’s/ live shows. As an actor, Ian has worked in TV, Theatre and Film.
He launched his Broadway career in an Andrew Lloyd Weber production called Bombay Dreams working directly with the composer AR Rahmann.
Songwriting music award- FACTOR Canada
2009 nomination for Best Male Vocalist - Smooth Jazz awards.
Award for CHIN radio singing contest- Italian song category
“The magic of music lies in the emotional affect that draws us in as we listen.”
Musician - Band Leader - Music Producer - Teacher
Deryck has 25 years experience in the music industry backing up national and international artists for live music tours.
Deryck has toured locally and around the GLOBE with, Liberty Silver, The Nylons, The Ethnocentric Bubbleheads, Ozzy Girly & The New Crew, Devon Martin - EMI Recording Artist (Tours and Videos), Maestro Fresh Wes - Attic/LMR Recording Artist (Performances and TV), Keisha Chante - Universal Recording Artist (Tour), Ellis Hall aka "E3" and have also performed with Jamie Fox (Indian Motor Cycle Club) and for Aretha Franklin (Somewhere Else Night Club) and many more.
Deryck has played at Concert Halls around the world such as, Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, ACC - Toronto, Toronto Amphitheatre, Radio City Music Hall - New York, SIR Stage 37 - New York, THE Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, to name a few!. I’ve also managed several successful local Toronto bands for Corporate gigs, "VOLUME 1", "Peppa Seed", "Sump'n Different" and “The Chicken & Waffles Band”.
Performed in many Music Videos, TV Shows, and Films such as, "Ear To The Ground" - CBC Special w/ Devon Martin, Ralph Benmergi Show w/ Devon Martin, Much Music Spring Break in Daytona Florida, St. Kitts Music Festival Caribbean Islands, International TV Show "Soul Food", International TV Show "KOJAK" starring Ving Rhames, International Film "Stepping Up", International Film "Talk To Me" starring Don Cheadle.
"As they say Team Work makes the Dream Work and we are all about that at CWAC"