Music 101 Seminar at Tractorgrease

The fine folks at 89.5 The Hawk continue to build the music community here in the Fraser Valley. In co op with Tractorgrease we are bringing music industry professionals in to teach the tips and tricks that lead to a successful career.

Nov 13th - Kick off to Music 101

Universal Music publicist Sarah Hawkins will be discussing how to get your music out to the world via radio, magazines, social networking. Music as a business will be discussed with Graham Way who has experience in publishing and distribution.Program director Glen Slingerland from The Hawk will discuss how to prepare and represent yourself well in an interview.

Sarah Hawkins from Universal Music
Graham Way
Glen Slingerland from 89.5 The Hawk
Kevin Gau from The Left

and more to come

Dec 4th - How sound works - recording and live sound

featuring guest Kevin Forsgren sound tech for 5440, Bif Naked and many more

Jan 8th - the grande Finale

Guest confirmed are:

Ryan Guldemond from Mother Mother
Steve Dawson Juno Award winning Guitarist and Producer

To Apply send a short bio to

There will be a studio prize package available for the most dedicated attendee.

Stir Episode 3 featuring Quinn Patterson

The local Shaw program "Stir" Episode 3 edited by Brad Paterson

Next episode will feature "These Kids Wear Crowns"

Quinn Patterson on Stir from Jeff Bonner on Vimeo.

The Odds and more at the Chilliwack Bruins Tailgate Party

Legendary band The Odds is coming to Chilliwack thx to 89.5 The Hawk.
As part of the show a Tractorgrease Showcase featuring : The Stirs , Quinn Patterson and Jason Guill will also be performing.

Check out this great show Saturday Oct 2nd at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.

Stir Episode 2 featuring The Stirs

Here's episode 2 of the show I'm hosting from Shaw TV called "Stir".

The Stirs are the guests on this one.

Stir Episode 2 feat... The Stirs from Jeff Bonner on Vimeo.

Another Live video from Tractorgrease

For me it's all about how a band sounds live. In the new music business landscape the live show is a primary source of income. It only makes sense to showcase your live show through a live video recording.

Here's Ridley Bent doing a song off his "Rabbit on My Wheel" record called "SHe's Still Living With Her EX"

Ridley Bent at Tractorgrease from Jeff Bonner on Vimeo.