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.