Coffee_Eyes_Promo_Pic

Promo material for Coffee Eyes, an ‘awkward’ pop-rock band based out of Victoria, BC.

This image can be seen across their Facebook imagery as well as on their Twitter and Bandcamp headers.

Gleneagle_National_Classic_front_v2

Recently had the pleasure of designing some nice clean designs for folk-rock band Gleneagle. These pieces are an album art design (above) and j-card (AKA: A tape – below) featuring photos taken by the bands singer and all around nice-guy, Jackson Gardner.

keeping with the simple theme, I created a website that features only their social feeds, streams of their music and a full width background to tie into their look.

Originally the designs were envisioned to use Helvetica, but I said no.

Gleneage_TYF_JCARD_v3

website_mock

Fighting For Ithaca Noodle Time Poster

Dear Friends!

Fighting For Ithaca is back at it again with fresh faces – new drummer Sheldon Stenning (oh hi that’s me ok) and new guitar player “Justin from Facebook”! Come celebrate as we welcome Sheldon and Justin to the FFI family!

Fighting For Ithaca
No strangers to hard work and perseverance, Fighting For Ithaca are one the longest standing pop-punk bands left in the city. With charting radio singles like “Last Chance” and “Do What You Wanna”, FFI have successfully carved out their own place in the Canadian music scene. Despite rotations in the line up, FFI shows no signs of slowing down and continues their reputation of having one of the most entertaining shows in the scene.


This Side of Town

Quickly becoming one of the most prominent bands in the pop-punk scene, TSOT have proven they are here to stay and are ready to impress the shit out of you. Fresh off a successful US tour, and fronted by a powerful female voice, TSOT is the band to keep your eyes on.

Chase Your Words
Pop-punk heartthrobs CYW are here to serenade you with their infectious hooks and bouncy pop songs. Boasting an impressive online following, CYW has demonstrated they have crafted a sound that appeals to a huge market. Bring your dancing shoes.

1 For The Losing Team
Punk rockers 1FTLT have something to prove. As a new band on the scene, they have dug their heels in the sand and have spent the last year sharing the stage with some of the city’s biggest local acts. With an edgy punk sound akin to Rise Against, this is an opening band you show up at the venue early to catch!

//////The Deets
Friday October 4
Olympia Restaurant
10275 King George Highway, Surrey
All Ages / Licensed (19+)
$12 Presales
$15 at the door
7:00 doors

2014-August-8-Web

I’m super proud to be the one to announce such a special show at my favorite pizza joint in BC: Olympia Pizza.

This will be Phil of Fighting For Ithaca’s very last show with his band. Come see Phil off and wish him the very best. He’ll probably make a ton of mom jokes. Facebook the event here.

From Curtis: “Yes, this is actually Phil’s last show. Phil came to us about a year ago and expressed his concern about continuing with music while his family was growing. Truth be told, I was expecting the news to come eventually. Trying to raise two beautiful children, maintain a full-time job and pursue music professionally would be unmanageable for anyone. The time has come for him to hang up his sticks.

Phil is my best friend and I very much respect his decision. It is the right one for him and his family. Everyone is on excellent terms about all of this. We did a lot of thinking together and we decided that we want to celebrate all of the good times we have had with him and then send him off in to the sunset. This is why it is SO IMPORTANT for you all to be at this show. This is his last musical journey and we need you to give him the celebration he deserves.

As for the rest of FFI, because we have been aware of this and kept it quiet for quite some time, we already have a new drummer in place. The new drummer has Phil’s FULL support but more on that later…..

In the meantime….GET HERE!”

Plus an added bonus: The legend himself, Justin From Facebook, will be debuting as FFI’s new guitarist. So come out and hit on him, he’s legal.

See you there!
-S!S!

//////The Bands:

Fighting For Ithaca
Vancouver Pop Punk
A band that likes short walks to the fridge, band snuggles and bad jokes. Love ‘em or hate ‘em they’re here to stay.

Trace The Sky
Vancouver Island Alt Post Hardcore
Formed in the Winter of 2012, Trace The Sky is made up of former members of Dead Eyes Open and The Perfect Trend. With a common goal of creating honest music that has no boundaries, and no limit to how “heavy” or “melodic” each song has to be, TTS is a band that is clearly influenced by many genres, and is proud of it.

Alleyway Saints
North Delta or something Alt Punk
With an energy that knows no bounds, Alleyway Saints is a collaboration between Patrick Farrugia and Glenn Hall that was fuelled by the goal of creating a band as interesting to watch as they are to listen to. Embrace the weird. Use it. Own it.

Bryan Bryan Michael
Vancouver Acoustic Folk Punk
Formerly of Sharks! On Fire!, Bryan is here to play some heartfelt acoustic songs about his life and maybe a girl (by accident).

//////The Deets
Friday August 8
Olympia Resto
10275 King George Highway, Surrey
All Ages / Licensed (19+)
$12 Presales
$15 at the door
7:00 doors

2014 May 23

My good friends and previous tour buddies Trace The Sky had their tour-van broken into the last time they were on the road. They commissioned me to make this poster for their fundraiser show to try and replace some of their stolen items. My heart goes out to them because they’re one of the most genuine and hard working bands out there.

Please check em out.

Sharks On Fire Final Show Poster

Sharks broke up about a month ago, and this is the show poster I made for the finale show. This poster features hand written lyrics from the single we released as our break-up song, “Sharko Polo” as well as a message personally thanking all our fans. We had a great run and we love you so much. You can read more about it on the Sharks On Fire website over here.

Poster spec:
13×19
Ultra Glossy UV-Protected Coating

Edit:

The astounding Jony Roy shot a mini-documentary at the show about the band. Definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan:

Sharks On Fire - Sharko Polo

This is the last single ever recorded by Sharks! On Fire! as our final break-up song. Check out the music video shot by DC Film:

And download it for free from the Sharks On Fire Bandcamp.

Lyrics

She moved but you know she’s a hurricane
In her world, every day is rain
Read what you wrote but still acted the same
The landlord had a noise complaint

What did you put in to the cemetery? It wasn’t that long ago.
God was a man who never fit in, but it wasn’t for him to know.

I can’t believe that you actually let me kill myself!
I’m a joke so poorly told, it’s unfunny – but I can’t help but laugh in your face.
It doesn’t matter anyway
It’s the same dream every day.

How does it feel when the mirror doesn’t look back?
At the time, you could meet your own gaze.
Now I’m bored cause it feels like an attack
On the fun we had back in better days

I can’t believe you actually let me kill myself!
Is there anything you’re scared of now?

She moved but you know she’s a hurricane
In her world, every day is rain
Read what you wrote but still acted the same
The landlord called the cops again

This is what it’s like to be cold, to be young, to live in a city too expensive for everyone
This is what it’s like to be scared there’s still danger, to be an adult but everyone are still strangers
This is what it’s like to be pressed into the sun, held up so high and seen by everyone
This is what it’s like to feel useless when everything is fine.

I’m a joke so poorly told, it’s unfunny – but I can’t help but laugh in your face.
It doesn’t matter anyway, it’s the same dream every day.

I can’t believe you actually let me kill myself.

Say Goodbye to S!OF

I feel like I’ve been uploading nothing but Sharks On Fire show posters lately, but rest assured I have much more on the go. This one is for our Kamloops show, as part of our very last BC/Alberta tour. If you haven’t heard, YES IT’S TRUE. The band is breaking up. Here’s a video blog I made about it a couple weeks ago, if you haven’t seen it:

For the latest on all the last shows we have planned, check out the break-up event page on Facebook. We have up-coming dates in Surrey, Kamloops, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary.

S!S!

Olympia Pizza Party Poster

It must be noted that I ate this whole pizza by myself.

Whether you love Valentine’s day or hate it, come celebrate it being over with a loved one (or by yourself) and have a bunch of booze at my favourite pizza place!

THE BANDS

Sharks! On Fire! / Vancouver Punk Pop
Every day, the same dream.

No, Boy / Richmond Ditch Punk
Ditch music from a Ditch town.

Alleyway Saints / North Delta Alternative
Embrace the weird. Use it. Own it.

The Plodes / Vancouver Popcore
Expressionist punk-pop songs for children of the future.

THE DEETS
Ten bucks at the door
All Ages (19+ booze)
7:00
Olympia Pizza
10257 King George

Go to the Facebook event! Right now!

Sharks just recently released a cover of Neck Deep that we did for fun! It’s been a while since the band put up some new material.

Free download here (MP3)

Recorded by Bryan Michael
Cover art by Capturing Moods (Surprise)

Lyrics

I’ll paint you a picture with words,
“I miss her.”
We still talk like everyday
But we don’t talk in the same way that we used to
I’ll move on and forget you
We could never see eye to eye
But either way.

I like her ‘cause she’s smart, headstrong and independent,
She puts me in my place, but I don’t know where I stand,
And if only I could find the words, or muster up the nerve to tell her
I’ll never forget her
And she’ll always have a part of me.

Don’t let me go down this road again
We both know where this ends
In a storm of feeling, I’m so unappealing
I can’t play these games

I like her ‘cause she’s smart, headstrong and independent,
She puts me in my place, but I don’t know where I stand,
And if only I could find the words, or muster up the nerve to tell her
I’ll never forget her
And she’ll always have a part of me.

I like her ‘cause she’s smart, headstrong and independent,
She puts me in my place, but I don’t know where I stand,
And if only I could find the words, or muster up the nerve to tell her
I’ll never forget her
And she’ll always have a part of me.

She’ll always have a part of me.

I was falling for a girl who would ask me to come over
Just for a day, when her parents were away,
Now all I can do is lay in my room,
Fall asleep, dream of you,
Then wake up and do nothing about it

She fell for a boy who could never ever let her walk home that way,
You gotta be safe,
So hold back your views,
We’re both leaving soon,
I can’t fall back on you,
‘Cause that’s not what I do.

She hates it when I shout these words,
But I’ll still sing for you.