Music

Cosmic Star Child @ The Red Papaya, Guelph Ontario March 4th, 2017!!

I'm so excited to share the news that I will be performing live for the first time in a few years as Cosmic Star Child along with Sojourn at the Red Papaya in Guelph Ontario. This is truly going to be a magical experience. For the last few years I have had a song to sing in my heart and have been missing the passion and fire that comes with performing music live on stage, or to perform in front of people period. In the last year I have done a lot television and focus on acting, but know deep in my heart I was born a musician and poet, and can't wait to unleash a whole fury of sonic sound waves with the world.

The theme of rising like the Phoenix out of the ashes has been very prominent to me in the last few years. I have had my fair share of ups and downs, self discovery and finding my own sovereignty to once again enter this world with grace and humility. Cosmic Star Child for me represents the reawakening from the dream we all have in our hearts to shine through any darkness that gets in our way, to become something higher than our physical selves and understand that there is more to this life. We are all part of a bigger picture, interconnected to the whole of the universe, each playing a specific part within that journey, showcasing our unique skills and acts of grandeur.

Within Cosmic Star Child I want to showcase everything I have experienced through my drama program in school, everything I've taken in through my spiritual experiences, psychedelic journeys of the self, as well as opening the minds of those whose consciousness are still in the dark. I have been through my own hellfire and seen the darkside of my soul, knowing full well that when you come out of the otherside alive and breathing, that there's only one thing left to do, and that's tell your story.

I'm so happy to be performing with some beautifully talented people, Brian the Wizard is on keys and by my side through this journey as always, it has been a long trip with this guy and we compliment each other wonderfully. I have had the pleasure to reconnect with an old friend Keely, who lives in Guelph, who had come to visit me in Toronto and jammed with Brian and I. What ended up coming out of those few hours was simply magical, a trifecta of wind - Gemini, Aquarius and Libra all together - that ebbed and flowed with such harmony and grace. Joining us will be her partner Justin on guitar, Keely's old friend Jamie on drums, and if things come together by then, my good friend Matt on bass. There is still lots of work to do, but it will definitely be a trip! Expect some amazing visual projections from my friend Julia Howman, also a graduate from University of Toronto's Drama Centre, which will help aid to the beautiful dynamic of what will surely be an experience that has to be seen live! The bands Old/New and Animatist are on the bill as well as some trip hop and psych-trance vibes being DJ'd in an afterparty lounge setting of the Red Papaya. Come one, come all! Guelph is such a beautiful little city, and I look forward to the welcoming community and energy that is to come!

See you all in March!

Much Love,

J

 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1842411842692428/

Poster Design by Brian the Wizard.

Sonic Vibrations

I've always been a musician, or at least since I picked up my first guitar at twelve years old. I found it the perfect outlet for my creativity. My first guitar was a Red Squier Stratocaster, an Anniversary edition jam pack that came with a little 15 watt amp, tuner, strap and all. I named her Stella, my first true material love, that became more of a spiritual soulmate to me. She became so important to me because through her was where I would seed my emotions, where I would express my inner sorrows, hopes and dreams. I spent many years flooding my thoughts, words and fingers upon her rosewood neck, gracing her fretboard with my musicality, what flows began to ebb through my mind and come out of my soul. 

I played in my first band with her, and evolved my exploration of musical love of the sixties, my sonic vibrations that would pulse to a time I felt so connected to. I loved to jam, I would take myself into other dimensions through the eccentric tones, and sounds that came through my guitar, and ultimately me. Life began to get in the way of my passion for music, I found the love of the stage, of acting, as well as the love for connecting with people, exploring my extroverted nature after many years of introverted isolation with Stella and my thoughts, my voice, my writing, my words. It was through theatre and film that I began to harness my own skills of personal expression to the world, I found that I could be anything and anyone I wanted on stage, and let go of the anxieties and alienation I would feel inside in my often hermetic cave of my room. 

As I grew older and began to evolve not only my personality, but own self actualization, I fell back in love with playing my guitar. I picked up many more guitars as I grew, and found that the love and passion remained, the body didn't matter as long as my soul was ready to give birth to sound. I have reawakened this love, and am ready once again to showcase these skills of my journey, my life, my soul. I can't live without it, because it has healed me, nurtured me, comforted me through my own darkness, opened me up to the Light. Music is a blessing, it is a gift, it will forever be a part of me, and I can't wait to share the sonic vibrations that purge through my heart. 

I will as often as I can post on my personal Soundcloud Page, as well as on my Cosmic Star Child. You can add my Facebook Page here. There will be much love coming through the aether, as well as shows, videos and more! Stay tuned!

Much Love and Light,

J

Ps. I've been in love with this Radiohead track, and been singing it all week. Thought I'd do a rough little pass at it with the original recording as a backing track. Enjoy!