Singer Songwriter, Guitars, Harmonica
Roland “Rollie” Barrett is a contemporary folk & roots singer/songwriter and storyteller who draws his inspiration from a deep well of Canadiana. Having spent considerable time traveling across this great country by thumb, greyhound and sea plane he has collected an endless vault of imagery and lyrics from towns and highways…some forgotten. In unison with his own personal Journey’s he is lyrically inspired by many Canadian music pioneers such as Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and of course, Neil Young. Rollie grew up mostly on the West coast of Canada and has called Vancouver Island his home since 94. He performs over a hundred shows a year and spends his down time surfing or hiking the island.
Drums, Keyboards, Social Media Writer
“Before I was a drummer, I was a drummer.” Brad Robinson will readily admit that as far back as he can remember, he has always loved the creation of rhythm – much to the dismay of his parents. His mother bought him his very first drum kit and he has never looked back. “My job has taken me around the world a few times, and I have experienced how music, particularly rhythm and percussion, are an instantaneously common language. You can speak to any stranger, anywhere, through it. I’ll never cease to be amazed and thankful for that.” Brad notes the unique style and vibe among the musicians in the place he now calls home – something he refers to as “Stone Beach Music”. “There’s something to be said for creative forces at work in this city. We support each other, onstage and off, and the music that comes out of it is like none I’ve heard anywhere else.” “And I’m very grateful to be a part of it.”