BIO

Ross paid his musical dues in the bars of Western Canada, singing classic rock standards and finding his performance legs. 

 

Armed with a wireless microphone and a follow spot operator, no one, including his own crew and bandmates , knew what he would say or do next. It was 'live' entertainment. 

The bar circuit served it purpose and in the 90's he left the hard rock scene to explore his own sound - off road.

His voice and his style appeared. Recording grants from FACTOR and the ALBERTA MUSIC PROJECT appeared. He moved to Vancouver and a recording studio appeared. He

worked for the next few years with Producer/engineer Ken Burke (Moist, Raffi, Terry Jacks) and in 1998 his first CD ‘Biting The Hand’ was born.

 

With a stack of rejection letters from industry labels in the trash,

he packed a few hundred CD's in a back pack and embarked on his own private world tour; mountain villages in the Himalaya, rooftops in Jerusalem, beaches in SE Asia, and the streets of London. Wherever people saw him carrying his guitar and asked - he played.

Out here on the road he discovered his next passion. Sharing his gift of music with disadvantage youth. It would take a few years for all the cards to be laid and in 2007 Music Seeds International (MSI) was born. Through MSI Ross has been helping kids around the world create their own songs and videos in countries like India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Uganda, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. It's a major part of his musical journey that continues to this day. 

 

www.musicseedsinternational.com

 

Inspired by artists like Sting, Yes, The Eagles and John Mayer, Ross has an authentic sound that imitates none of the above. Thought provoking lyrics about love and life filled with metaphors and melodies that make listening a journey.  'Life in a Spiral' and his debut 'Biting the Hand' are timeless albums that could be released in any decade.

Ross has performed with Chris Isaak, shared stages with Kim Simmons of Savoy Brown, Doug and the Slugs, Trooper, and Chilliwack, and recently returned from a tour in South America where he performed along the Ecuadorian coast with Luis Carbo, a 72 year old latin percussion sensation from San Fransisco.