From folk roots to world fusion, Brass Monkey Productions brings a diverse array of projects to Maple Music. In addition to representing roots rockers SMAC and tribal electronica duo LEO .fx, Brass Monkey produces the Edmonton based Christmas Carol Project and the wandering Sasquatch Music Festival.
In 2006, John Armstrong & Tim Folkmann formed Bellstruck Productions Inc. and produced a television version of Brass Monkey’s long running stage musical, The Christmas Carol Project. Simply titled, The Carol Project, this adaptation was licensed by BRAVO / CHUM. A DVD version of this award winning program is now available through Brass Monkey Productions.
Brass Monkey has also released a CD collection of songs from the Christmas Carol Project, a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by John Armstrong, Bill Bourne, Al Brant, Kenneth Brown, Kevin Cook, Maria Dunn, Bill Hobson, Dale Ladouceur, Terry Morrison & Tom Roschkov. The "Songs of the Christmas Carol Project" CD features 21 original songs.
SMAC was formed through the amalgamation of roots rock veterans The Stone Merchants and their experimental alter egos, The Ancestors. The music created by this unique collective may best be described as world roots fusion. Their 2004 CD "vox populi" features the vocal stylings of singers Al Brant & Tom Roschkov (and one lead track sung by drummer Kelly Pikula). In 2003, SMAC released their first CD entitled "Yigi Yigi," which focuses predominantly on the band's didgeridoo player, Vince Sanregret, and the programming and guitar work of Eddie Patterson. The Stone Merchants’ “have another blue juice, mister” was recorded and released in 2001.
Vince Sanregret and SMAC bassist John Armstrong also perform together as LEO .fx. The music created by this didgeridoo & Theremin duo has been called "tribal electronica." They are presently working on a new recording project.
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