WHO IS GORD-X
He came from Winnipeg Manitoba,in 1980 for a short stay to test the waters of the Toronto music scene. He lived here for 1 year;during this time he met Rolf Kempf, a talented
songwriter that had worked with Jackson Brown among others in LosAngeles during the 70,s.He apprenticed with Rolf for
several months learning the do's and don'ts of professional
songwriting. After that he got work playing country music with Gail Acroid which lasted until the end of the year,
when he met Johnny Lovesin,a talented rock guitarist who was
promoting his new album " SetThe Night on Fire" at the time.
He worked with john until the tour was complete and then moved back to Winnipeg to work on his own music. He stayed there for nearly 2 years until he was called by BillIvaniuk, who was working on a children's project entitled "Just ask
inc." for CBC Television. After the production was complete Gord went back to Winnipeg to write and record his first demo that received some local(wpg.)airplay. He returned to
Toronto in 1984 to try and find some recording interest in his music. Since that time he has recorded several demotapes and toured overseas and in the U.S.
While in America he played in Laughlin Nevada at the riverboat casino with G.W.Bridges, a performer who was doing an Elvis Presley tribute show in various states across america before coming to Canada to search for new talent.
Also on the bill,for the show in Laughren were J.D. Sumner
and the STAMPS,THE 4-piece gospel group that had worked extensively with the one and only ELVIS during the 60,s.
The show was booked for 4 weeks to rave reviews and a hearty thank-you from the hotel.
After coming back from the states Gord got work playing for a rhythm and blues act called"High Energy"who were from Ft Lauderdale,FLA. this was a 6 piece band that played all through southern Ontario and parts of New York state. This
lasted until the late 80,s when the band broke up due to musical differences. At this time Gord's carrier split into
two separate projects, the first was a songwriting project entitled"The Hurt" and the other was with Mr. Alex Anthony who had toured extensively with the Prince Charles funk band
This relationship lasted for many years and led to a tour of the Far East. After returning from Hong Kong,Gord has been hard at work doing writing and pre-production for his new CD,"Waiting On The Aliens" due out in the year 2000.
Gord expects to use the same techniques that allowed him to
record his first album. This work will be recorded in a combination analog-digital format atSignal to Noise Studios
this summer with release slated for fall 2000 stay tuned for details and upcoming live performances in local venues.