Category Archives: Interviews

Chilling with Anastasia Minster

Chilling with Anastasia Minster

  It was a sunny but cold winter’s day when I sat down with a new emerging artist Anastasia Minster. I first met her in a coffee house on piano singing some haunting jazz while her creative partner painted a beautiful and unique kind of themed portrait. Anastasia is one half of a duo team… Continue Reading

Calling all Harmonica Players

Calling all Harmonica Players

Last week I got to meet a very talented harmonica player named Roly Platt. I was impressed with his skills as a player on various blues styles. What caught my ear was a new sound breathing a new dimension into his harmonica. I am talking about a special tool called the Harp Wah. It added… Continue Reading

The Gypsy Keyboardist

The Gypsy Keyboardist

I got down to sit with the very lovely and nice Christina Melanie at a pub in Mississauga called The Roc N Docs. I had a new chance to see this musician play with someone new. The last time I saw her; she was in a Billy Joel tribute act and did a killer job… Continue Reading

Having fun with The Beachles

Having fun with The Beachles

It is a lovely afternoon as I sit with Tony Oldland from The Beachles. This was my first patio experience this year. Tony is a very approachable and friendly guy. As we warmed up to this little interview, I noticed Tony talking and waving to everyone. I started in the most obvious way and asked… Continue Reading

Under Cover with Steve Horvath

Under Cover with Steve Horvath

Blast Toronto wants its readers to know there is a healthy and wealthy community of tribute and cover bands circulating around the GTA. I got the opportunity to sit down with a keyboardist named Steve Horvath and chew the fat about what is going on with today’s underappreciated but hard working musicians that let their… Continue Reading

Terry Draper – Part 2

Terry Draper – Part 2

Part 2 The Fall from grace and the endurance of a true artist, Terry Draper. Sir Army Suite did very little to push them forward and the record company had little faith in this band, but they had a contract to fulfill and this is how the company handled the situation. They were losing their… Continue Reading

Terry Draper

Terry Draper

Part 1 I had the chance to sit down with Terry Draper from Klaatu and have an intimate conversation with him. He was very generous with his stories and recollection of his history. It was a very long conversation, so I will break up this interview in two parts. The first part is his early… Continue Reading

Rocking the Boat

Rocking the Boat

So I am sitting at Yonge/Dundas square, waiting to do an interview with the promoter of Neurotic Entertainment. Across the square I spy a lovely young woman wearing a pink leather jacket waving at me. Her name is Karina Davy and Metal is her game. She sits down and says, “I bet you were not… Continue Reading

Harmonizing with Jay Harmony

Harmonizing with Jay Harmony

Jay Harmony started her singing career like any great soul and R&B singer, in the church.  She grew up learning all the tricks to become the singer she is today. She acknowledges that her Mother had a hand in her growth as a singer. Jay is from Jamaica and has studied different styles of singing, like… Continue Reading