The Debut CD “One Direction” was released at Hugh’s Room (Toronto) and internationally in the month of June, 2010. Milky released another single/video entitled “Best Friend’s Gone Away” in 2013 and has an upcoming LP CD (ENTITLED TEXAS DRIVIN’ BLUES) to be released in 2016!
“In 2008 I knew it was time to hit the studio and put my thoughts and experiences into my style of “progressive” blues. I’ve always been influenced by the music and guitar playing of individuals such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Robert Johnson, Randy Bachman, Jeff Healey and David Gilmour.” Milky has assembled an “ammunition” of performers to suit each venue and adapts each performance from a raw 4 piece to an orchestration of players.
“Milky” began his professional music career at the age of 15, playing guitar with a Toronto Punk band named The Swollen Members (YES!! THE ORIGINAL ONES!!). His first live gig was in the Horseshoe Tavern, followed by several “underground gigs” at places such as the Turning Point, Shock Theatre and Ontario College of Arts.
During the early ’80’s, Milky worked and travelled western Canada for 4 years, playing gigs with various musicians throughout Calgary, the BC interior and Vancouver. He then returned to Toronto, became a recording artist and played live with various “cover bands” over 20 years at such venues as the Diamond Club, Montreal Bistro, Downtown Browns, Down Under, Centre Island, The Place and Molly Blooms.
Milky continues to record in Guelph, Ontario with a variety of musicians and released his debut Album “One Direction” and his single “Give Me Your Love” June, 2010. During 2011/12/13/14 performances have been at: The Opera House (Toronto), The Mod Club(Toronto), Barrie New Music Festival, Riverside Park (Guelph), Monarchs Pub (Toronto), Seven 44 (Toronto), Louie’s on Lewis (Guelph), ANAF Club 344 (Guelph). The music has been released internationally as well. Milky also engineers, produces, publishes and provides a mobile recording service through Riff Productions.