Will you be my buddy?

April 1, 2015

Just released on iTunes: My Buddy!

The song I wrote for the hit, children’s YouTube channel: Pancake Manor!

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Ring of Fire: Project Johnny Cash opens tomorrow night.  This dramatized tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash features a cast that really lights up the stage.  Chemainus audiences are in for special treat with the debut of Jonas Shandel as young Cash and Tim Brummund as the “Man in Black” (as he called himself in later years).  Both performers capture the spirit of Johnny with grace, reverence and powerful musicality.  Samantha Currie‘s June is spot on. As Johnny would say, “she is beautiful and she is funny!”  To top it all off I got to assemble my dream band to join me on guitar: Kraig Waye on Bass and Scott Carmichael on drums, with Mark MacRae and Andrea Cross rounding out the ensemble playing every instrument that we could throw at them.  I’m so very proud to make my debut as Musical Director with such a talented cast, crew, and creative team. I’m really looking forward keeping the fire burning at the Chemainus Festival Theatre from now through April 11!

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Introducing: The Everly Lovers!

During the last Legends of Rock & Roll tour I had the pleasure of introducing my main squeeze, Molly D, to my hometown crowd.  We decided to perform a duet of one of our favourite duos of the 50s – The Everly Brothers.  It was such a hit that people asked for more from what […]

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An Entomologist Dream: the Beatles AND the Crickets!

I’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended what I joked as an “entomologists dream line-up” – the Legends of Rock & Rock presenting a tribute concert of the Beatles AND Crickets.  We played three packed venues in BC: the Mary Winspear in Sydney,  the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, and the […]

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Hey you coastal cats – from Vancouver to St. John’s!

It seemed I had no sooner taken my final bow on Granville Island that I was boarding an Air Canada flight to the furthest reaches of our country.  All summer we honoured the legacy of one of the most important icons of west coast – Red Robinson.  What better time to honour my own family’s legacy […]

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Good Rockin’ Tonight!

The Arts Club’s Red Rock Diner is now rockin’ Granville Island Stage until August 2nd.  It is a time capsule of 1950s Vancouver and explores the legacy of Red Robinson. I play Val, the greaser kid from Kitsilano who idolizes Elvis, sings and wiggles his hips.  I’m very proud of this show and the team that […]

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FACEBOOK PAGE!

It finally happened: I made a Facebook page! If you like, please “Like” it and keep in touch with me. All for now, Z

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New York, Buddy Holly, Phil Ochs, and Stampede Queens

Patience is a virtue.  And for that, fans, I thank you.  Procrastination is not, however, and I vow to increase the frequency of my posts.   That said, I will attempt to make an excuse as to why I haven’t posted in a while by elucidating recent events. January-  It was the polar vortex.  I […]

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Happy New Year, 2014!

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Thank you to everyone who made 2013 such a fantastic year!  I’ve been a busy and lucky guy, I’ll tell ya. In 2013… I starred in 2 smash hit productions of “Buddy” – one at the Chemainus Festival Theatre in BC & the New Theatre Restaurant in Kansas City. I premiered Mark Leiren-Young’s first one-man […]

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Everything’s up to date in Kansas City!

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They’ve gone about as far as they could go…  Seriously, with this production.  I think they have. Yes.  I am here in smolderin’ Kansas City where everyone teases me about (I mean… abowt) my little Canadian-isms.  I look at the weather in awe that it’ll be 37 degrees on Friday!  Which to Americans sounds like […]

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