THE TORONTO INSTITUTE FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC

Roey Shemesh

Bass, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele, Voice

About Instructor

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If you had to only listen to 2 albums for the rest of your life, what albums would you choose?

Man, you’re killing me on the first question. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement and Appetite For Destruction by Guns n’ Roses. Despite the urban decay vibe on the later, I feel like it would sound really great rustling through the palms on a desert isle.

What artist would you most want to collaborate with?

Bowie? Bowie.

Last great concert you saw?

Little Girls at the Beaver. They were cramped in the corner, amps stacked upon each other just to save space. Everyone in the audience caught a breeze with each cymbal hit.

What is your favourite piece of musical equipment?

My fuzz pedal. It cuts through everything and even gets CBC radio 3 if you hold it up just so.

What is your most memorable musical experience?

Playing with Francois Houle at the Vancouver Jazz fest. The entire band played as if possessed by demons and the sushi afterward was tasty as hell.

What do you love most about music?

I love saying what you can’t say/don’t know how to say/cant get away with, using words.

What would you say to someone who is interested in studying music?

Its never too early or too late, just bloody go for it. Have fun.

What do you like to do when you are not playing music?

Sleep, eat. Read. Write.

What is your favourite film of all time?

Again, this is killing me but I will have to go with Dogtown and Z-Boys. It’s not fair to ask for just one.

What part of the world would you like to travel to most?

Amsterdam.

Teaches

  • Bass, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele
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