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Its that time of year again!! Joe from and Lotus Magnet and Mikey from the Fairmounts have released 2 original christmas songs this year. Go visit my Reverb STore and support by downloading these future Christmas classics to be shared with family and friends this season.


Well it has taken a bit of time, but I am pleased to announce that I am online. My new personal website features a collection of my production projects, music I’ve written and co-written and as well as promoting my private vocal coaching. Through the I have been working on many exiting projects for many years and I am looking forward to many more. I am anxious to create music and pass on my education of producing and vocal coaching. I have been very fortunate to work with some super talented people in my life. I’ll be keeping you posted on some great projects that I am working on so keep a look out! MAKE MUSIC HEAR!


Congrats to Johnny Max’a new release. It was great working with him and his band. Check out whats going on…….Thanks

The Johnny Max Band’s new CD is playing all over Canada, at the moment and son to be heard in Italy, Scotland and Germany…..the hotbed’s of Blues, don’t ya know…..soon to come to a radio station near you

We are getting some fantastic reviews  about “It’s A Long Road”!

You can get the CD at each and every show and at these two locations:

Ric’s Recollections, 110 Lakeshore Rd E, Port Credit

Looney Tunes, 425 Brant St, Burlington

CD Baby

The JMBB(The Bigger Band) is playing Boston Manor this weekend, Friday Oct 29th(9PM). Boston Manor is at 4460 Fairview St, Burlington….at Appleby Line

Boston Manor is one of the finest large rooms around with Pool tables and great food and on Fri Oct 29th, Great Music, too!

The Johnny Max Christmas Party is coming up on Dec 4th(We are at The Harp on both the 3 & 4 ) with both The Heart Attacks and The JMB playing all day, along with a number of special guests, this will be another great charity day. Last year we raised over $3500 for “Sleeping Children Around The World”

On Saturday Dec 11th The JMB are a part of a Christmas Fundraiser “Music of The Soul” for The Erin Mills Youth Centre with a concert and silent auction and door prizes at The Erin Mills United Church, 30120 The Collegeway, Miss. 6:30PM start.  Tickets are $30

We will be featuring some of the talented youth, as well as the band with friends. For more info call 905 820 3577

This New Year’s Eve we are celebrating the 6th Annual “Blues Year’s Eve” at The Port Credit Legion withThe Johnny Max Bigger Band with special guests Chuck Jackson, David Rotundo, Sophia Perlman & Virgil Scott. Along with fine dancing, great music and good friends, there will be Champagne at the table and a lovely dinner

Tickets will be on sale soon. Stay tuned for more information to come!!!!

Don’t forget that you can hear the finest in new blues, Roots, Soul and R&B music, every Sunday Morning onSunday Morning Soul on Canada’s only commercial webradio station The HAZE FM ( Each and every Sunday morning at 11AM(EDT) come on along and share the love of music.

Each and every Wednesday evening, precisely at 8PM, you can be a part of “Not So Hard Trivia” with Johnny Max at The Harp, 55 Lakeshore Rd E in Port Credit.

For over 4 years Johnny has been trying to stump folks with easy trivia questions! It sounds harder than it is!

That’s all for now.

Please support new independent music, Go out for a nice dinner and go see a show. When is the last time you did that?

Drop us a line and let us know what you think…..;-)


Check out this awesome noise generator!!

Tutti Box v1.0 from Chris Carter on Vimeo.


Thats right…..check it…2 Tickets to Paradise… Baby Hold on to me!!

Rockin the Gretsch….. After a long hiatus, Eddie took time out of his busy sched and came to the Backroom for a real plate of pasta. His Long Island mansion is under construction and his kitchen is in complete reno-mode.
Nice to see you agian….Buon appetite!


Check out this great site for music and fan resource’s.


Ronnie James Dio Dead : Metal Legend Death Confirmation

Ronnie James Dio Dead :Ronnie James Dio, whose soaring vocals, poetic lyrics and mythic tales of a never-ending struggle between good and evil broke new ground in heavy metal, died Sunday reportedly due to stomach cancer. The news was confirmed by his wife Wendy Dio,Last November after he cancelled a European tour, it was announced that Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer and was being treated at the renowned Mayo Clinic.


Hello All,

Attention Drummers and Music enthusiasts.Backroom Recording Studio is presenting Critically Acclaimed Drummer VITO REZZA( for a master class and clinic on May 30th, 2010 .7pm-10pm.

Vito will perform,speak and enlighten us with his passion for music  and drum techniques.Tickets are only $30. It will be a wonderful opportunity to learn,speak and meet people who are energized by the power of music.

Purchase tickets online at this link.


We just recorded 2 of Canada’s greatest horn players for a track called “Porcelin Girl” by Michelle Connolly that Joe D’Avanzo and Mike Siracusa are producing. Thanks to Tony Carlucci and Phil Poppa for an outstaning performance. Go visit them!!


Tony Carlucci

Phil Poppa

Three Amigos!


We recently were given the opportunity to record a song that will part of a CBC documentary about the Horse trade industry. Seems that there is a big market for selling Horse flesh as a consumer product through Canada because its illegal in the US. On hand were songwriters Kevin and Kim Brown and Steve Clarke with support from Naomi Gontier. Co-producing was handled by Warren”Wiggy”Toll(currently on tour with Gordon Lightfoot) and Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace.