Saturday, 21 February 2015

Website Being Updated

Hi Folks, we're doing some work on the website to make it a little easier to navigate and such.. Until it's done it might be a bit of a mess. Please be patient.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Tofino Saltwater Classic Theme Song

I've been the MC, sound guy and some other stuff for a local charity fishing derby for a few years now and I thought I might as well write and record a little theme song for them



Have an event, business or project that needs a tune? Get in touch; ballisticpig@gmail.com

Friday, 13 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day!!

Tara and I had a lovely evening playing unplugged to a splendid audience last night at The Wickaninnish Inn, we're back there on April 19th (possibly solo, duo or trio... we'll see). With Valentine's Day tomorrow I'll be playing an hour of acoustic, instrumental music at Middle Beach Lodge for the cocktail hour before Valentine's Dinner. They have a great dining room there and I can't wait to play there more as this year's wedding season picks up.

Speaking of wedding season, we're getting a lot of bookings coming in this time of year. Thanks to anyone who has been referring us. It means a lot to have this opportunity to make a living through music and it's a great feeling to be asked to be a part of people's special day.

Also, here's a hint of a new project in the works, A solo- acoustic Led Zeppelin tribute...
 Well folks, see you out and about, soon.

-Geoff

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Happy New Year (Better Late Than Never)

Happy New Year, all. Sorry for the gap in blog posts but I've been a busy boy, recording tracks for the upcoming album, playing some fun shows, booking weddings for this coming summer and more.

We had a great time with the jazz trio playing in the dining room at Black Rock on New Year's Eve and we're back at Black Rock on Saturday Jan 17 for their 6th anniversary and local appreciation party. We're also working on a Valentine's Day show... more on that when we sort it out. All our gigs are on the calendar unit to the right (or HERE if you're on the mobile site).

In other news; The album is coming along. I had intended for it do be very much country and jazz based but the first few songs that are getting close to completion are a bit more rock than anticipated. I'm still hoping to have it ready to go some time in March or April with a small CD release tour in the Alberni-Clayoquot area.

Also, I've just learned that the handsome and talented devils at Riversong Guitars are making me a ukulele. I've been a big fan of Riversong since I bought one of their guitars a few years ago and I suspect that their quality craftsmanship will lead to a ukulele I will love just as much.

Finally, The 4 piece rock band is on hiatus for the moment with drummer Nick away working and planning an extended trip to Europe. We'll let you know what develops with the rock band incarnation of Ballistic Pig, meanwhile we're excited to focus on the album, solo show and that jazz trio. Jam night at Jack's continues though so don't worry local music types.

That's it for now, teasers from the album and another interesting project announcement coming soon.

Thanks for reading, hope to see you at a show, soon - Geoff

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas From The Coast

I had an hour or so this afternoon while Tara was at work so I wrote a Christmas song. Happy Holidays to West Coasters everywhere!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Tara and I are playing a Jamie's Rainforest Inn tonight and the swing-jazz-country-soul trio is a Black Rock on New Year's Eve (also jam night on the 29th) so I hope to see you over the Holidays.

-Geoff

Monday, 15 December 2014

Late December Gigs

Well, 2014 is wrapping up and we're staying busy in Ballistic Pig land. Last Saturday's gig playing Christmas tunes at Ucluelet's ANAF hall was a blast!  Coming up on the live music front I've got my usual solo set this Thursday, December 18th at Black Rock starting at 7:30. Then it's down to Jack's for Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th for more solo fun (Tara and Andrew might show up to play some of the Jazzy- Christmasy stuff). Monday, as usual is jam night at Jack's then Tuesday, December 23rd I'll be playing at Jamie's Rainforest Inn starting at 9. So, if you're looking for something to do around the Holidays in Tofino and Ucluelet you know where to go.

After Christmas jam night will be happening on December 29th and the jazz trio is playing at Black Rock for New Year's Eve, as well.

Hope to see you at a gig or 2 over the holidays!