The Musicians

SENOR DUDE has been very fortunate to have been complimented with the skills and talents of some of the finest musicians in Nova Scotia. They are lifetime musicians and they bring a lot to the table in the elevation of this project.

Special Thanks to Lil Thomas at SONIC TEMPLE in Halifax. Lil helped me dig into a defunct version of ProTools and retrieve wave files I recorded several years ago with Wayne Hynes and Stuart Lorriman. Ross and I were able to pull those files forward and use them to further produce the material on Canadian Boy, Coup DeVille, I'm Gettin' U, and Crisis2Crisis.

Here is a little bit about each of these very talented people. Thank you to All.

 

The Musicians: 

ROSS BILLARD 

With too many musical credits to mention, Ross has been playing professionally since the early 1970's. 

Further equipped with a B.A. in Music, Jazz Diploma, from St. FX University, Ross has, since 1995 to present-day, played and/or recorded with: Myles Goodwyn, John Gracie, Matt Andersen, Matt Minglewood, Frank Mackay, Dutch Mason, Teresa Malenfant, Jack de Keyzer, The Sons Of Maxwell, Ian Janes, Alfie Zappacosta, Nova Scotia Mass Choir, Charlie Acourt, Sam Moon, Rasta Gumbo, Hopping Penguins, Mike Cowie, Bucky Adams, Terry Hatti and many, many more.....

  Ross has also been busy in the studio since 1995, where he has produced albums with John Gracie, Frank MacKay, Don Carroll, Audra Raulyns, Trina, Lenore Zahn, Jen Millar, and E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes to name but a few.

 

LISA MACDOUGALL 

 Pianist, Vocalist, Music Director and Piano/Vocal Instructor .

Lisa has played piano since the age of 3 and has been so fortunate and blessed to be a touring and recording artist, musician, musical theatre director and teacher in the music business for over 25 years. 

Lisa spent 12 years as pianist, background vocalist and music director/band leader with Rita MacNeil. She also toured with many other artists over the years, including Roger Whittaker, jazz vocalist Molly Johnson, and Singer/Songwriter Laura Smith.

 In 1999, Lisa released a solo album entitled TURNAROUND which earned her two East Coast Music Award nominations. She is presently working on a new solo project. 
Lisa’s music has taken her around the globe, but she continues to make her home in Halifax, NS.

 

HELENE BEZANSON

Singing professionally since the late 1960s, covering all genres with numerous bands throughout the US and Canada. Band 'Zylan' recorded English and French albums on the Columbia label in the mid 70s. Performed in the 80s-90s throughout the US, Europe and Japan promoting Canadian Tourism. Over the years has performed on numerous jingles, TV spots, albums and live with such artists as Matt Minglewood, Rita MacNeil, Roger Whittaker, Sam Moon, Hagood Hardy, Frank Mills, Frank MacKay to name a few.

 

ALAN MACUMBER

Played guitar and sang professionally for  many years including touring with Frank Mackay , Rita MacNeil and Lennie Gallant. Al also played in several productions at The Neptune Theatre in Halifax along with several TV shows – Rita and Friends , Hallelujah , Tommy Hunter.

 

WAYNE HYNES

Songwriter and drummer from St. John's, NL, lived many years in Halifax. Wayne has playing credits with many bands in NL, NB, and NS over the years. Even played in the backing band for Big Momma Thornton, writer of "You Ain't Nothin' But A Bearcat", better known as the famous Elvis song "You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog". Wayne's skills are featured on Coup DeVille and Canadian Boy!

 

STUART LORRIMAN

Bass player from Toronto, ON, played the downtown circuit there for many years before moving to NS. Stuart can be heard on Coup DeVille, Canadian Boy, and I'm Gettin' U.