Randy Waugh, Creative Director, Composer/Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist
Bass, Bass Pedals, Bagpipes, Irish Whistles, Accordion, Vocals
Randy, originally from Callander, Ontario, has performed in many venues with many acts and appeared on many recordings playing various instruments and singing over the past 45 years. He was is a classically trained trumpet player, who also plays bass guitar, Irish whistles and bagpipes. His music career took a positive turn after an audition with Jim Huff (LA Producer) and David Stone (Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) in Mississauga in the mid 1970’s. He is also a certified PDQB bagpipe tutor who runs a busy bagpipe school and P/T professor of Scottish Gaelic language and culture at the University of Ottawa.
Krista Grant, Vocalist, Composer/Arranger, Multi-instrumentalist
Lead Vocalist, Fiddle, Mandolin, Bagpipes, Irish Whistles, Highland snare
Krista, born and raised in Atlantic Canada, has been playing violin since the age of 9. In her teens, she taught herself to play Guitars and mandolin. After moving to Ottawa, she became involved in Gàighlig language learning and singing - winning gold medals at Mòd Chanada and the US National Mòd. In recent years, she has learned to play the bagpipes, Irish whistle, and highland snare drum.
Rik Livesey, Composer/Arranger, Instrumentalist
Rik, originally from Ottawa, has been rocking South Florida for over 20 years. He has held the guitar chair for many bands over the last 40 years, a few of which include: Tear, Trojan Hammer, Sauron, Rockin' Horse, Intruder, Dorian Grey and most recently the amazing Rush cover band Hemispheres. Rik also worked at Atkinson Film Arts and Crawley films and was involved with working on projects such as Heavy Metal: The Movie (1981) and an assortment of animated television programs. After re-locating to South Florida in the mid-90's, Rik has kept busy playing and writing music and has owned and ran a successful restaurant for over 20 years. He is looking forward to relocating back to Canada in the near future.
Other and Past members
Steve Foley - Drums, Producer, Engineer (2016 - Present)
Steve has been an engineer at Audio Valley since 2003 and has been recording and mixing professionally since 2001. Steve is also a multi-instrumentalist with a very strong playing and writing background. He recorded, mixed, co-produced and played on Kellylee Evans’ album “The Good Girl”, which was a follow up to her Juno nominated album “Fight Or Flight” (which was also recorded and mixed at Audio Valley). Steve has a diverse musical background, and has worked with major label hip hop artists (J-Cole, Flo Rida, Big Boi), jazz artists (Kellylee Evans), successful alt country and rock artists (Brock Zeman, The Cooper Brothers) and a huge number of amazing independent artists.
Kimberley Dunn - Piano/Keyboards (Faoinsgeulan, 3rd album)
Kimberley is originally from Toronto and studied piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music from the age of 6. She is also a singer & multi-instrumentalist and has performed with several bands, choirs and orchestras in many genres from classical to rock. Now a professional full-time singer & pianist based out of Ottawa, Kim is an accomplished solo artist and highly sought-after event performer. She has performed for more than 500 events and some of Canada’s most acclaimed dignitaries, celebrities and organizations.
2017/2018 (Friochd, 2nd album):
Mike Wetmore - Drums
Mike has been playing drums and performing for over 42 years. Metal cover bands in the early 80’s included Baron, Druid’s Keep and metal recording act FIST. Later Mike leaned to more of a pop edge with Project M, Nu Members and Share Chez 87 winners Shake the Ghost and Share Chez 91 winners Joe Gatineau and the Mont Bleu Rockers. The 90’s and 2000’s saw Mike playing with the CounterClocks, Bubbles Cash and the Rhythm Method and Bazooka Joe. Mike was the drummer on popular 80’s band One to One’s second album, New Car Smell’s second album, Yvan et les Vollés second album as well as assorted jingles and award shows. Mike was also a voice artist on the popular Comedy Network series Kevin Spencer for 8 seasons. Today he’s a partner in Those Canadians Media Group and exec produced The Ultimate Fighter - Canada vs Australia TV series for UFC. He now travels the world creating award-winning VR content for a roster of A list clients.
Murray Webster - Composer/Arranger, Piano/Keyboards, Guitars
Murray is originally from Montreal and has been a member of various blues and rock bands as a keyboardist and guitarist. He is classically trained and performs on keyboards (synthesizer, organ, piano), guitar, saxophone and lute. Over the years, he has work as an accompanist and studio musician and has performed on many works. His work has been featured on a host of radio stations including Toronto's CHUM-FM, perhaps most notably for Silver Zipper's single, a remake of "I Just Wanna Make Love to You" recorded on Stony Plains records. After moving to Ottawa, Murray made his way onto the Ottawa Music scene through his work with many different bands and recordings made at a multitude of studios.
Nathaniel Waugh - Guitar
Nathaniel, Randy’s son, is a guitar student at Berklee College of Music and plays in several of his own project bands.
Past Members 2016/2017 (Faodail, 1st album):
Stephen Dick – Drums and Percussion
Stephen has over 35 years of professional experience performing with many outstanding musicians in his home base of Toronto as well as Vancouver and the U.S. Musical styles include Jazz, Rock, Latin and Fusion in live, studio, concert & festival settings. His music education culminated in a Bachelor of Music Degree from the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. His performances have been in settings such as Roy Thomson Hall, The Toronto Jazz Festival, The Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the Beijing & Vancouver Olympics. He has performed with Michael Bublé (for Bill & Melinda Gates); Jeff Healey; John McDermott; Jackie Richardson; Jane Bunnett; Pat LaBarbera; Miles Black; Gabriel Mark Hasselbach; Randolph Waugh & Fiùran
Dave Mandel - Piano and Keyboards
Dave has been playing piano and keys for 45 years. He holds a BMus from Berklee Collage of Music 1980 in Film Scoring and Performance. He has performed many gigs over the years in all musical styles in North America and Caribbean. Some of the acts he’s performed with have been DMB Band 80’s Corporate, Weddings, etc.; Dave Mandel Trio (1988-2004) which was active in the Toronto Jazz scene and still plays select solo gigs and has appeared on many recording sessions. He is well known for his work in composing/arranging including: Scores Plus Music Productions; Music for CTV W5, CBC Mr. Dress up; Music for Sheridan Collage Animation Dept (Cartoons); Arrangements for Big Bands
Zachary Stuckey - Guitars, Vocals
Zach is going into his third year of The Humber College music degree program as a guitar major with a partial scholarship and lives in Mississauga Ontario. He is 19 years of age and has been playing guitar for 4 years. Throughout his time as a guitarist, Zach has been apart of a number of prestigious ensembles such as the National Youth Jazz Combo, the Toronto Jazz FM 91.1 Youth Big Band and Senior Enriched combos at Humber Community music jazz program. Zach recently received an international Downbeat Magazine award for outstanding performance as well as the Jeff Healey award presented to a student at the end of the year for Humber's award ceremony. Zach plays frequently around the city of Toronto with different bands and his own projects.