TEACHING THE ART OF DRUMMING AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE
1986-Present Educating and Teaching the Art of Drumming and Music. 1987-89 Boys and Girls Club of Canada. Developed and co-ordinated a drums and music program on a volunteer basis for kids ages 5-16.
1990-92 Tom Lee Music Club Jam Manager/Private Drum Teacher. Co-created Club Jam Music Program. Responsibilities included high school orientation clinics,hiring specialized teachers and teaching Club Jam classes.
1992- Opened and established BackBeat Studio Drum School. BackBeat is supported by Long and Mcquade,Northwest Music and Vancouver Rockspace in the Vancouver area.
1996- Brian Anthony Rask (BackBeat Studio) became a proud member of the "Vic Firth" PDT Private Drum Teacher program. BackBeat Studio Drum School is a regular supporter and sponsor of local drum clinics. 2000-01 Taught Night school Hand Drum Workshops for Vancouver schoolboard. 2003- BackBeat Studio became a Vancouver distributor for Music etc./Drums etc. magazine a Canadian publication.
2004- Began educating and teaching the Art of Drumming and Music at Mozart School of Music partime.
1969-70 "Strange Colors" (first band) elementary school concert.
1970-71 "Leeds Burden" played house parties and local comminity parks.
1971-72 "Rhythm Kings" Played first professional gig at 16yrs old.Polkas and pop.
1972-75 "Boiler House" R+B latin band.Won $75,2nd place in band competition.
1976-77 "Charriott" toured extensivley throughout Western Canada playing in dance clubs. Did a tour as the opening act for Jason Hoover in concert.
1977-78 "Jasmine" Top 40 band.Sang back up vocals.Toured BC and Alberta.
1978-79 "Teaser" Top 40 band.Toured BC and Alaska.
1979-80 "Showbiz Kids" Top 40 band.Toured BC,Alberta,Sask.,Manitoba.
1980-83 "Colors" Top 40 and originals.Toured BC and Alberta.Showcased originals and opened for recording artists "Saga".
1981-82 "Trinity" Top 40.Played and sang back-up. Toured BC. "Sphynx" originals showcased opening for recording artist "Jerry Doucette".
1981-82 "New Supremes" MoTown,R&B,Jazz Showband.Toured BC.
1982-83 "Spectrum" Top 40 band.Toured BC.
1983-84 "Kilroy" Top 40 band.Toured BC.
1983-85 "Fire" original band.Did Cable TV show, Media Magazine on contemporary Christian music. "Lion Of Judah" played in Vancouver coffee houses.
1985-86 "Alpha-Omega" original contemporary Christian band.Toured BC.
1986-87 "Zera" contemporary Christian band.Played greater Vancouver area.
1987-88 "Excetra" Top 40 band.Toured BC and Alberta.Lead / back-up vocals.
1978-88 "Barry Henderson" original Christian band,played greater Vancouver.
1988-89 "Britannia Stage Band" Big band swing,played in Vancouver.
1990-91 Performed in live musical theatre play called Hank Williams "The Show He Never Gave" and was featured on a entertainment TV show.
1990-92 "Cosmic Heroes" Top 40 and original band.Back-up vocals.Showcased in Vancouver area.TV performances on "U Tonight Show" "Back Trax" and "Soundproof". Video was featured on Much Music "Indie Street".
1992- Performed with "Lance Diehl" in local Van. Nightclubs.
1995- Performed with solo artist "Jackie Brown" recorded live in Vancouver.
1996- Played with "Whitegold" on Princess cruiselines to Alaska.
1996-99 Played with the "Moonlighters" various Vancouver clubs,private parties and functions.
1997- Performed with "Yesenia" ensemble. Recorded audio and video live at Cenntennial theatre.
1998-2000 Performed with "Phyllis Adel" in Vancouver clubs and Jazz Festival.
2002-04 Performed with the Star restaurant house band.
2003- Performed with "Afterhours" trio on Princess cruiselines. East and West USA/Carribean.
1974- Recorded for solo artist at PSI Chord studio.
1980- Co-wrote originals and Recorded 8 track demo.
1981- "Sphynx" alias "Trinity" Recorded at Blue Wave studios.
1984- "Fire" recorded at Fiasco Brothers studio.
1985- Recorded album for artist "Checo Tohamaso" at Seacoast Sound studio.
1986- Recorded 4 track demo.Also an album at North Van. studio.
1986- Recorded for solo artist "Craig Jacks" at Mushroom studios.
1987- Recorded for solo artist "Greg Reid" at Columbia Academy studio.
1988- Recorded for solo artist "Barry Henderson" at Anatek studio.
1989- Recorded orginals 16 track demo at Grapevine studio.
1990- Recorded for solo artist "Lance Diehl"
1991- "Cosmic Heroes" co-wrote and recorded CD at Bedrock studio.
1991-92 Recorded several sessions at Capilano College, Jazzfusion.
1995- Recorded album with solo artist- ethnic indian poprock.
1996- present Recording with "Yesenia" original jazz tunes and standards at BackBeat Studio.
1997- Recorded for solo artist "Miriam Davidson" at Hipsonic studio.
1997- Recorded demo with "Moonlighters" at BackBeat Studio.
1998- Recorded with "Phyllis Adel" at BackBeat Studio.
2003- Recorded for solo artist "Charlie Sleeth" on Grand Princess cruiseship in the Carribean.
2004- Recorded tracks for artist Barry Bruyere of "Mystic Groove"
LIVE AND STUDIO SOUND PRODUCTION
1978- Live sound engineer and Lightman for "Teaser" 1979- Studied live sound engineering under Mike Frelone and began doing live sound production throughout BC for various top 40 music groups. 1980- Co-engineered with Mike Frelone as Assistant studio engineer with Challenger Sound Mobile Studio doing C-Fox FM radio Monday Night live broadcast. 1980- Recorded "Applejack" live at the Scottsdale Inn with Challenger Sound. 1980- Live sound engineer for "Airshow" in Vancouver clubs.T-40 1981- Live sound engineer fortop 40 band "Tarkus" Around Vancouver lower mainland. 1981- Worked with Mike Frelone and did lights for "Bryan Adams" in Alberta. 1981- Live sound engineer and lightman for "Portrait".T-40 1982- Live sound engineer and lightman for "Spectrum". T-40 1987- Co-Produced and mixed studio project for the "Barry Henderson Band". 1996 - present Recording and Producing "Yesenia" at BackBeat Studio. 1997- Mixed and Produced demo for "Phyllis Adel" at BackBeat Studio. 1997- Recorded and Produced demo for the "Moonlighters" at BackBeat Studio. 2001- Live sound engineer and lightman for "db entertainment. 2002- House soundman for "Viva Java" URBAN JAZZ night. In 2002 BackBeat Studio expanded into a 16 track digital Project Recording Studio.
1965-Guitar lessons at 9yrs. old.
1967-Organ lessons at 11yrs. old.
1969-1st. Drum lessons at 12yrs. old from Michael Clapham of Drum Village.
1974-Douglas College Bachelor of Music Program.
1980-Drum lessons from Mickey Earnshaw,Al Wertz at Drums Only.
1981-Tenor Saxophone lessons from Mike Skinner. Voice training with Mr.Morton.
1991- 92 Voice training with Edward Copard.
1989-1991 Majored in DRUMS AND PERCUSSION in the Commercial Music Program Jazz Studies at Capilano College in North Vancouver, B.C.