The Tea Party's Stuart Chatwood on writing new music, playing old hits & music for video games; plus Michael Bridge & Kornel Wolak discuss their mentorship program & the various avenues for a career in music
First up on the show this week, Mike chats with musicians Michael Bridge and Kornel Wolak (4:10) about the virtual Bridge & Wolak Music Mentorship Program. Presented in collaboration with The Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts, Queen’s University, and the Dan School, the program is aimed at high schools students or parents of teenagers with aspirations of a music career. It teaches them what different careers in the music industry could look like and tackles the questions: “Can I be an artist?”; “Do I want to study music at university?”; “What does it take to be a professional musician?”; and “How do I make money with music?” www.bridgewolak.com/mentorship
Then, Mike catches up with Stuart Chatwood (30:00), bassist and keyboardist for beloved Canadian rock band The Tea Party. The guys are back with new music, a new tour, and more. Mike and Stuart talk about the shifting band dynamics over the years, songwriting, and the how to react when fans just want to hear the old favourites. As well, Stuart also exclaims a bit about his work in the world of music for video games.
Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, and other magazines. He’s a fan of long conversations about music and the music industry.
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