Milky Whites & the Bluesmen
Elgin St. Pod - Saturday June 15, 4:00 pm
Elgin St. Pod - Saturday June 15, 2:45 pm
Elgin St. Pod - Saturday June 15, 1:30 pm
About the Artist
The Debut CD “One Direction” was released at Hugh’s Room (Toronto) and internationally in the month of June, 2010. Milky just released a new single/video (entitled Best Friend’s Gone Away) and has released a new LP CD (ENTITLED TEXAS DRIVIN’ BLUES) 2016!
“In 2008 I knew it was time to hit the studio and put my thoughts and experiences into my style of progressive blues. Ive 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.
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.
Past performances included The Opera House (Toronto), Club 744 (Toronto) The Mod Club (Toronto), The Cadillac Lounge (Toronto) Hugh’s Room (Toronto), New Music Festival (Barrie), Riverside Park (Guelph), Monarchs Pub (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.
Milky continues to record with a variety of musicians.