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Alan Medcalf

Alan Medcalf

Confirmed: Jan. 23, 2017 (Archived)

An overview of a career in music
Musical Performance
Concert & Festival Appearances (mainland)

Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Calgary Stampede, Craven Big Valley Jamboree, Merrit Mountain Music Festival, Regina Exhibition, JR Country Picnic, Klondike Days (Edmonton), Sunshine Coast Music Festival, Whistler Country Blues Festival, Powell River Blues Festival, Sky High Blues Festival, Highway 101 Music Festival, Blue Frog Studios, Cloverdale Rodeo, Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver), Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Expo Theatre and most other major theatres throughout BC

Concert & Festival Appearances (Vancouver Island)
Sunfest Country Music Festival, VIEX (Vancouver Island Exhibition), Vancouver Island Blues Bash, Jazz in the Park (Victoria), Nanaimo Marine Festival, Memorial Arena (Victoria), Port Theatre (Nanaimo), McPherson Theatre (Victoria), Sid Williams Theatre (Courtenay), Tidemark Theatre (Campbell River), Coombs Rodeo, Port Alberni Fall Fair, Mill Bay Country Music Festival

Clubs - some noteable nightclub performances include
The Town Pump, Railway Club, Classical Joint, Soft Rock Cafe, Frams (all Vancouver), Harpos (Victoria),
Ranchman's (Calgary), Cook County Saloon (Edmonton)

Artists & musicians performed with
Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Patricia Conroy, Valdy, Lucille Starr, Freddy Fender, Hugh Fraser, John Densmore (the Doors), Billy Cowsill (The Cowsills, Blue Shadows), Dick Damron, Damian Marshall, Beverley Elliott. Also a variety of tribute artists / bands including David James & Big River (Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings), Bonnie Kilroe (Country Queens revue), Blue Sky (Allman Brothers Band & Bonnie Raitt), Aaron Halliday (Alan Jackson), Willy and the Poorboys (CCR)

Theatrical (as band member)
“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” - Chemainus Theatre Festival (2010 & '11)
“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” - Arts Club Theatre (2010 & '11)
“Jacques Brel Is Alive and Living In Paris” - Studio 58 (1978) almedcalf@gmail.com - (250) 751-5418

Management
Artist Manager - Patricia Conroy
Immediately after attending college (VCC and Capilano College music departments) I started working
with Patricia Conroy. We initially formed a band in 1984, which led to me managing her as a solo artist.
I managed her career for 8 years up until she signed with Warner Canada, during which I facilitated getting her a national level manager, producer and lawyer, with whom I negotiated her contract with Warners.
In addition to being either at various points her guitarist, bassist or audio technician, I was also the road manager for her live performances. These included appearances on CBC (Tommy Hunter, etc), Much Music, in Nashville and at major festivals throughout Canada. Patricia won a Juno award in 1994.

Recording Studio Manager - Bullfrog Studios
Managed daily business while remaining in close liaison with the owners. Oversaw staff of 2 receptionists, 6 recording engineers plus 3 engineers for the duplication facility. I initiated a CD replication program and a contra program for complete refurbishing & repainting of the premises. I also designed and revamped all of their promotional literature & advertising, did graphic design for clients and worked closely with a contracted graphic designer for the CD replication artwork.

Project Manager
1996 & 1997 BC Country Music Awards Program
PMIA Awards Show Program
Music Industry Advocacy
BC Country Music Association President 1995
BC Country Music Association Director 1993 - '95
BC Country Music Association Chairman, Advisory Board 1991
BC Country Music Association Advisory Board member 1990 - '92
Pacific Music Industry Association (now Music BC) Director 1995 - '97
Pacific Music Industry Association (now Music BC) Advisory Board member 1993, 1994
Vancouver Musicians’ Association Director 1995, 1996
FACTOR (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent On Records) Adjudicator 1990s
MITAP (Music Industry Travel Assistance Program) Adjudicator 1997
VMA Committee on Neighbouring Rights Committee Member 1996
Status of the Artist Committee Committee Member 1993
Music West Festival Showcase Adjudicator 1995 - '97
Music West Festival Panelist 1996
Pacific Songwriters Association Panelist 1994, 1997

Event Production and Audio Engineering
Producer
Nanaimo Marine Festival, Tim Hortons Entertainment Stage (2008 – 13)
Co-producer
1995 BC Country Music Awards Show (19 acts over 3 hrs)
1994 BC Country Music Awards Show (20 acts over 3 hrs)
1995 BCCMA Showcases - Music West Festival (21 acts over 4 days)
1995 BCCMA Showcase - White Rock Sea Festival (6 acts)

Production Manager
Bad Company with Chilliwack - Bullen Park, Esquimalt (Sept 2013)
Steve Miller - Archie Browning Arena, Esquimalt (June 2013)

Stage Manager
Hwy101 Music Fest (2013) - Odds, Doucette
Western Canada Cup (2013) - Chad Brownlee
VIEX (Vancouver Island Exhibition) (2010) - Kenny Shields, Aaron Pritchett

Audio Engineer (by event) - as crew member for festival or as soundman & road manager for featured artist
Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival (2009 - 11), Duncan - Cowichan Summer Festival (multiple years)
Maple Sugar Festival (Nanaimo) (multiple years), Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver)
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver), Opryland Hotel (Nashville), Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto)

Audio Engineer (by artist) - preproduction, supply, setup & operation of sound system
Jim Byrnes, Jack Semple, John Mann (Spirit of the West), Ridley Bent, Danny O’Keefe, Red Elvises, Ladies of the Canyon, Michelle Wright, Lennie Gallant, Zappacosta, David Ball, Half Moon Run, Shawn Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason), Ian Moore, Sam Baker, Doug Cox & Sue Soo, Sue Medley, Stef Lang, Sophia Perlman, Haley Sales, Craig Cardiff, The HiFi, Bill Johnson, Jason Buie, David Vest, David Gogo, Brasstronaut, Harpdog Brown

Other music related activities
Music Instructor
Arbutus Music (2000 - '06, 2011 - current)
Long & McQuade (2006 - '11)

Website Designer
Guitarchives - Randy Bachman, Lenny Breau
Ringo Starr (1995 tour)

Graphic Designer
Posters, ads, brochures, bios
Record Producer
Road Manager

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Past Projects

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Richard Whitehouse TrioBass1974-1977

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Listing last updated/confirmed Jan. 23, 2017