Here you can find info and links to the main bands that I play with.
I've been playing percussion and marimba with Locarno since 2012 and we've been keeping very busy on the festival circuit the past few years. Highlights include Vancouver Island MusicFest, Harrison Festival of the Arts, Mission Folk Festival, Hornby Festival, Starbelly Jam and Discovery Coast to name a few. Locarno is a groove-heavy Latin/Soul/Folk band led by Tom Landa of the Paperboys.
For all the info: www.locarnomusic.com
I've been playing percussion with Tambura Rasa since 2010. The band itself just celebrated it's 10th anniversary in the spring of 2014 and released a new CD in the fall of 2014. Summer highlights of 2015 included performing at the Vancouver Folk Festival. Led by Ivan Tucakov this is a fantastic world fusion band that combines Balkan and Flamenco rhythms with sounds from around the globe. Keep your eyes and ears out for upcoming shows this spring/summer!
For all the info: www.tamburarasa.com
Mazacote - Salsa Dura
This is a great salsa band based in Vancouver led by trumpeter Malcolm Aiken. I play congas and percussion with this project. We had a busy summer of 2015, performing at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, and Pender Harbour Jazz Festival among others.
For all the info www.mazacotelatinband.ca
Robin Layne Band
This is a new project that features the marimba and my own compositions. The music is heavily influenced by my travels to Cuba, Mexico and West Africa and is a combination of world, folk, and jazz idioms. Our summer highlights included performing at the Latin SummerFest. You can listen to a live demo recording here