Steve Heathcote – Drummer of the Year!

I received some exciting news at the beginning of the week. Steve Heathcote, “rhythm keeper” for our band: “5th String BLVD.”, received the “Drummer of the Year” award from the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards last Friday. We are all very proud of his accomplishments. I have said this before, but it is a real honour to work with one of the greatest bands (and creative players) in the country. They are: Steve Heathcote (Kit), Will Jarvis (Bass), Brad Toews  (Keys) and Corey Lacey (Guitar). Here are some of my favorite shots over the last couple of years …


Steve, live in concert.


Steve, laying down some tracks in Richard Cleaver’s Whisperwood Studios on the “Glory” Album.


An outdoor band shot at Cape Enrage, NS while on our recent East Coast Tour. From left to right: Will Jarvis (bass), Corey Lacey (guitar), Trevor Dick (violin), Brad Toews (keys), Steve Heathcote (drums).

Steve has done all the drum and percussion tracks on my latest two albums: “5th String BLVD.”  and “Glory & Peace”. Check them out here. Until next time … TD