Late Day Sun
Produced by Marlon O'Reilly & Steve-O Engineered & Mixed by Marlon O'Reilly a Collaboration House Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada Mastered at Silver Birch Productions, ON, Canada by Andy Krehm _________________________________________________________________________________________________ I love to sing. Always have, always will. That much I know for sure. I swear it must be in my blood. If you asked any of my friends from school they'd tell you I was the guy in the back corner either tapping my pencils (using them as drum sticks) on my desk or singing. Always singing. I started out singing songs in front of my family. Didn't most of us do that? When we were about 11 years old, my cousin Jim & I would gather up my brother Joel & his sister Colleen and we would get a whole band going for some of our family shows. Shortly after that Jim & I wrote our first and only song (he's now an accountant). I think it was called School Sucks... LOL! Go figure. I still remember most of it and have the Lyrics kickin' around somewhere. I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My Dad owned a Chevron in Coquitlam, BC while I was growing up. I started working there when I was 11, and continued until I was 19. Although I began singing at 2, this was where my singing days really took off. I would grab an air hose and hold it on top of the shop broom as if it were my Mic & Cable. I would start wailing away anything that I was listening to at the time, but one day I got caught singing probably the worst song you could imagine (if someone was watching you that is)... Samantha Fox's 'Touch Me'. Looking back on it, it's kind of funny really. A drummer in a local band was getting gas, got out of his car and heard singing in the distance. He walked up to the service garage doors, watched for a bit and then said 'Hey, do you want to be in a band?' I stopped and thought to myself, this guy can't be serious? I just said 'sure!' After many cancelled tryouts for the band, we finally jammed at Bruce's (bass player at the time) house a couple weeks later. They gave me this crappy Radio Shack microphone that was plugged into an even crappier Traynor guitar amp. I remember it like it was yesterday. The first song was Bryan Adams' 'Hidin' From Love' and while I sang the first line: 'I'm ridin' in the middle, half way into you' I looked over at Mike and the smile on his face said it all. The song ended and Mike said 'You're in!' I've wanted to do this since I was 15 and it's been one hell of a ride writing for my CD: Late Day Sun. While putting it all together I decided on the 10 songs that I think are the best, and mean the most to me. Enjoy the music! Thanks for reading. See you on the road soon! M.