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Pretty excited to announce The Perfect Trend “10 Year Anniversary” Tour with my old band, Sharks! On Fire! also celebrating our 9th year as a band. TIME FLIES. Both bands have been broken up for a while now, but we’re getting back together just for this reunion tour.

All shows are all ages! See you around BC.

Nov. 6th – NANAIMO, The Queens
Nov. 7th – VICTORIA, Big Fernwood
Nov. 8th – PORT ALBERNI, Gyro Youth Center
Nov. 13th – VANCOUVER, Seven Dining Lounge

2015-July-3

Poster design I created for a local hardcore / pop-punk / a bunch of different genres show.

Presented by Indiestar Live: Take Heart’s home coming / tour kick off (round 2!) with Vancouver’s After our Juliet, Air Combat and as well as Vancity’s newest pop punk addition, Westbound. Making a debut appearance is Vancouver based singer-songwriter, Joel Stibbs.

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First shows and first show poster for my personal musical project, Air Combat. Yeehaw! -Highfives self-

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure

I was commissioned by Bret Jolliffe to do a poster design for a monthly event he holds over at the Astoria in East Vancouver. It’s called Choose Your Own Adventure.

Here’s how the night works, if you were wondering:

1. Choose a story.
2. Complete a series of social challenges.
3. Perform.
4. Win prizes.

OR

1. Arrive.
2. Drink.
3. Leave.

This is the very first thing I’ve ever animated. I’m pretty happy with the outcome!

I could always spend more time on it, but it was a great exploration piece to experiment with.

Really getting into the glitch textures.

Download the track on bandcamp:
https://aircombat.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aircombatband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aircombatband
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aircombat/

Released 04 May 2015

Video by Sheldon Stenning
www.capturingmoods.com

Recorded by Dave Slote at Grassy Knoll Studios
Mixed by Chuck Macak
Music written and performed by Air Combat

Lyrics:

No
Hold me up to breathe
Impersonate me
Let me live vicariously
While I fall apart with my dreams
Death from my old friends
A lack of actions

But it’s different now
They said “How can you die like the son and the daughter
Face down and drowning
The same as their father”

He’s there now,
Acting scared behind the couch
I’ll see you later, Keena

Just one more thing that I have to do today
You know I blame it all on you
Dead eyes said the same thing too
He’s the reason I refused

Yelling out car windows
I clutched the back of the chair

It’s like a rainy day where you trace your fingertips in fogged up glass
Or the fresh smell of blankets straight from the dryer
Do you remember?

I still think about you
Fucking someone else
It was a holiday
And I never felt quite the same

I like you more
Than those things
I like you more
Than those things
I never felt quite the same
I never felt quite the same
I like you more than those things

You know I blame it all on you
Dead eyes says the same thing too
He’s the reason I refused

Just one more thing that I have to do today
You know I blame it all on you
Dead eyes says the same thing too
He’s the reason I refused

Yelling out car windows
I clutched the back of the chair
As beauty’s best friend stares
Still acts like he cares

Finally, finally it’s over now
Can you imagine spending all this time heading in the wrong direction?
You should have learned your goddamn lesson

It’s all okay
They wanted to say
That it’s all okay
Cause it happened that way
Yeah it’s all okay
That’s how it should be
And It’s all okay
Cause it happened to me

No
Hold me up to breathe
Impersonate me
Let me live vicariously
While I fall apart with my dreams
Death from my old friends
A lack of actions

Yelling out car windows
I clutched the back of the chair
As beauty’s best friend stares
Still acts like he cares

See you later, Keena.

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Poster and Facebook event designs for Gleneagle’s western Canada tour 2015.

Keeping with the affection lead singer/songwriter Jackson has for ultra-simple design elements, these designs feature tight typography and strong, almost ominous imagery.

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Pajama Party - Web Poster

Poster design for Coffee Eyes, who are throwing an all ages pajama party in Victoria. I just wanted to make a poster with balloons.

Facebook event can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/events/389291087922944/

Music video for my new project. It’s been amazing so far.

Download the track on bandcamp:
https://aircombat.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aircombatband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aircombatband
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aircombat/

Released 04 May 2015

Directed and edited by Kaiden Bell
Assisted by Scott Nuttall
Recorded by Dave Slote at Grassy Knoll Studios
Mixed by Chuck Macak
Music written and performed by Air Combat

Lyrics:
Your brother and your father have been talking
About what to do with you
Cause they don’t know

And the doctor said you’re lucky to be alive
But I don’t know
I don’t think so

I can’t believe my dying words were almost “fuck that”
As I drove off a cliff in a borrowed car
with my girlfriend’s best friend
Her dad died there seven years before

And I know
That I kid myself

I forgive myself for growing up
Cause I’m older, stronger now
Yeah It’s me verse the mountains
I’m growing old
(It’s getting old)

I can’t believe my dying words were almost “fuck that”
As I drove off a cliff in a borrowed car
With my girlfriend’s best friend
Her dad died there seven years before.

And I know
The peak of my life was grade school
And it shows
Yeah, kids can be so cruel
And I know that I kid myself

I forgive myself for growing up
I’m older, strong now
Yeah, It’s me verse the mountains
I’m growing old

Fuck

Your brother and your father have been talking
About what to do with you
Cause they don’t know

And you put up with their questioning ’cause it’s worse to be alone
And you’re so alone
But I don’t know
I don’t think so

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One year ago today, I had just finished playing Sharks finale show – a night that symbolized the end of something that was a part of my identity for 8 years and the reason I moved to a city like Vancouver. The night was also a sort-of birthday party for myself, because I seem to host a birthday bash every year. Somebody got me a cake and I forgot to eat it and it melted on the stage at Olympia.

This year, I have no show and Sharks is dead.

But I’m even more excited now than I was back then.

Because today, I’m 25 and I have a brand new project I’m excited to share with you all. We’re called Air Combat. I’ve steadily been working in behind the scenes for the last six or seven months with a bunch of new (and old) friends, putting together a brand new set of songs I’m super proud of and can’t wait to play live.

Download some free songs here: https://aircombat.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aircombatband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aircombatband
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aircombat

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Poster for pop-punk band Floorboards up in Kamloops, featuring some long-time friends as well as the first show ever for my new musical project.

Felt fitting that our debut show was in my hometown.