Born in Kingston, I grew up with the likes of Dan Akroyd and his blues influence and also The Tragically Hip, plus live shows downtown in the streets and country bands in the pubs.
I love music in all forms and genres. I can adapt my ear to enjoy and appreciate all instrumentals and vocals. I started writing about certain artists that I grew up listening to and then I reached out to artists for interviews. I have done over 20 interviews with artists and CEOs of industry companies from all over the world.
Now, with Canadian Beats I have an opportunity to improve my journalistic abilities and to get the word out there for artists, and best of all to go to shows and get that personal feeling. I get to represent Canadian music on a higher level. We need to open more doors and have more shows and venues, as well as get the world to come to us. That is my goal.
I have been a Graphic Designer for over 20 years, I love music and I love a good album cover (check out Peter Saville’s creations). Since moving to Halifax, NS in 2009, I have started to write my first music book, and it’s a pleasure to join the talented team at Canadian Beats!
Writing is another one of my loves. What better way to capture and immortalize my thoughts? You take music and you take writing, combine the two and……boom – a match made in heaven. Music Journalism. That’s the dream.
My name is Carson, but I prefer to go by Crash as most of my online fanbase know me as that name. I run an up-and-coming YouTube channel based on the game Skylanders which is one of my favourite things, the next being music. I have a wide variety of music I listen to, Pop Punk and anything by Taylor Swift being my favourites. Animal obsessed and punk rock inspired, I just say what is on my mind, whatever random thoughts that may be.
Shane is a co-founder of the BS Live Rocks Entertainment Group, BS Live Rocks Records, Co-host of the Television show BS LIVE ROCKS on YourTVOntario, a drummer, podcaster and music journalist.
Shane is a host and Interviewer at Canadian Music Week in Toronto as well as the host of the Niagara Music Awards.