Event type: All Ages / Licensed
"Let's dance that old dance once more..." -
David Bradstreet - a working musician for over thirty-five years. Widely known for his work as a composer, songwriter and vocalist - fourteen albums bearing his name - a high profile Juno Award early in his career - subsequent Juno nominations and music credits including film and television soundtracks and scoring, talent discovery, and record production for a variety of artists set him apart as one of the great contributors to Canada's musical fabric.
For years that long road was the description of David's life. Making the journey from England to Canada as a child with his parents, working the college circuit in the U.S. from 1968 on as a solo performer and achieving rising star status in Canada on the folk club trail in the early '70s. Hooking up with Lazarus and hanging with the superstars of American folk and rock - having one of his songs ('Renaissance') become a standard through a hit version by Valdy - and then his career as a recording artist, which led to the Juno for Best New Male Vocalist 1977.
That late '70s phase of David's career, which included two high profile albums on A&M, (David Bradstreet and Dreaming in Colour) was one of major tours and high profile appearances. When Bradstreet opted to go the independent route he discovered both the advantages and the disadvantages of maintaining a profile outside the major labels. He recorded another solo album (Black & White) in 1981, but then developed a completely new phase of his career.
He became a record producer, releasing the first album by a then unknown Jane Siberry on his own Street Records label in 1981, and another by his former Lazarus partner Billie Hughes the same year. Hughes, along with Carl Keesee from that band continued to cross paths with David, including co-production on the excellent tribute album to Canadian singer/songwriters, Horton Bates & Best during the '80s as well.
Paul Mills recently received the Order of Canada for his many years of work as a producer and a performer. He is a graduate engineer, musician, musical arranger, graphic designer and record producer/engineer. This unique combination of skills has resulted in a varied career. He joined CBC Radio, Canada's national public radio network in 1972 as a music producer and later moved over to the Radio Drama department as producer and executive producer. As a music producer for CBC Radio in the seventies, he conceived and produced a national folk music program called “Touch The Earth” which was hosted by Sylvia Tyson. As a drama producer, he helped develop the award-winning series, “The Scales of Justice” which was later adapted for CBC Television. Later, he was put in charge of planning the radio facilities in the new CBC building in Downtown Toronto and eventually became a senior manager for CBC Radio.
In addition to his work at CBC, Paul Mills has been part of the Canadian folk music scene and recording industry for over forty years. He has produced close to 200 albums working with artists such as the late Stan Rogers (all but one of Rogers’ albums were produced by Mills), Sharon, Lois and Bram, Terry Kelly, Ron Hynes and John Allan Cameron. He is a founding partner of the “Borealis Recording Company”. He owns and operates his own production company and recording studio called "The Millstream" in London, Ontario.
Albums produced or engineered by Paul have earned four gold records (sales over 50,000), two platinum records (sales over 100,000), 6 Juno nominations (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys), and 5 East Coast Music Awards. Natalie MacMaster’s record, “My Roots are Showing”, which Paul engineered, won the 1999 Juno award for best instrumental album. Sharon Lois & Bram’s recording “Skinnamarink TV”, co-produced by Paul with Bill Garrett won the 2000 Juno for “Best Children’s Album”. Terry Kelly's "Power of the Dream" won the 2003 East Coast Music Award for best roots and traditional album. Ron Hynes' "Get Back Change" won the 2004 East Coast Music Awards for "Album of the Year" and "Best Country Album". In 2006, Mills produced a second album for Hynes which garnered Ron the ECMA "Male Vocalist of the Year"
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