Doug Edmond is an independent roots/adult alternative singer/songwriter. He plays piano/keyboards, mouth harp, flute, guitar, and vocals. His joy is creating new tunes at his baby grand at home or on Thursday nights at the Palm Room, Hotel Fort Garry.
He manages all aspects of Doug Edmond Music including music licensing, sound and video productions and live performances of his solo, trio, five piece band arrangements.
Performs with band buddies Mitch Dorge on drums/production, Alasdair Dunlop on bass, Bill Spornitz on sax and Rubin Kantorovich on guitars. He has also performed with an array of other local artists.
Mitch is noted for his skills as producer / co-producer for Juno award winning Crash Test Dummies’ God Shuffled His Feet and A Worm’s Life. He went on to win the Prairie Music Award for his own recording, As Trees Walking.
Always having a love for film, it was a natural move to production and music for film.
Alasdair Dunlop is a Winnipeg-based freelance bassist and composer.
As a performer, he has backed numerous artists in all manor of genres across Canada as well as occasional forays into the United States. As a session player, he has lent his abilities to an increasingly diverse array of recordings spanning from traditional Jazz, Folk, RnB, Reggae and Rock and has written/recorded works for several films.
During the 70s, Rubin got his start in various bands on the bar circuit in and around Winnipeg. In the early 2000s, Rubin established Kantorovich music studio and has produced sound recordings with singer songwriters including Jordan McConell of The Dhuks and Tim Bromley.
Rubin began to perform live again in 2006 with various artists including Doug Edmond. He plays various guitars including lap, Dobro, and steel. Rubin has provided contributions to various artist’s recording, particularly Dobro for colour and harmonic texture.
Bill Spornitz has been playing the saxophone for over 40 years. As a professional, he got his start in the early ’80s playing with bar bands, but moved on to playing more Jazz and Folk music.
He has toured extensively, and has recorded with some of Manitoba’s most notable musical artists.