• The Band Halifax Pier
  • The Band Halifax Pier
  • The Band Halifax Pier

Biography


Blane Touesnard

 

Blane brings to Halifax Pier, years of vocal experience as the lead singer of both the multiple ECMA Award winning and Juno nominated band ICU and most recently, Clam Chowder, one of Halifax's most popular bands for the past decade.

He now brings his amazing voice to this new power house ensemble. His velvety timbre, compelling delivery and quick comedic tongue has become an East Coast must see!


Glen MacIsaac

 

Glen MacIsaac has been playing on the east coast music scene for almost 20 years and is recognized as one of the top lead guitar players in Atlantic Canada.

A founding member of the popular local bands Highland Heights, Rant and a session musician, Glen has played pretty much every venue in Eastern Canada.

A 4 time ECMA and 2 time Music Nova Scotia nominee and winner as both a musician and producer as well as a post secondary music educator, Glen is known as much for his incredible catalogue of songs as he is for his musical abilities.

Whether on stage playing with some of your favourite bands or in the recording studio , Glen always brings a passion to his performances that is second to none.


John Chiasson - Bassist East Coast Performances

 

Multi-talented singer, bassist and guitarist John Chiasson does it all. From live performance to studio sessions, from jazz to pop to traditional, John’s creative scope is deep and multifaceted.

His career has taken him all around the world to perform and record with such artists as Natalie MacMaster, The Rankin Family, Mark O'Conner, and Michael MacDonald.

He has released three easy listening solo recordings, "Here In The Moonlight", "It Never Entered My Mind" and the Jazz Beatles tribute “The Lonely Hearts Club Jazz Band”.


Sean Kilbride - Drummer Ontario Performances

 

Sean was a member of the Kim Mitchell Band for three years and has also had the pleasure of working with Alannah Myles, Sass Jordan, Moe Berg, Tom Cochrane and touring and recording with Juno Award winner Derek Miller. Touring Canada and Europe with Taste Of Joy, plus various jingles, and TV shows have rounded out his activities since the mid-90's.

He also became involved in musical theatre with the original Toronto production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. He was also the principle drummer in the productions of ROCK OF AGES, THE TOXIC AVENGER, and was hand picked by Brian May and Roger Taylor for the Queen musical, WE WILL ROCK YOU.

The formative years were spent with Haywire. They released four records, with multi-platinum success, filmed nine videos, and toured relentlessly. Sean says "It was a great run and we still manage to dust it off and do some shows".

Currently, Sean is involved with various projects including The Divas, The Test Icicles, as well as doing sessions for numerous artists at his drum studio.


Sheldon DeCoste - Bassist Ontario Performances

 

A confirmed cover band junkie, Sheldon dabbled with the bass in high school, mainly because some family and friends had a band and “someone“ had to play bass. After completing university in Nova Scotia, he relocated to Ottawa, where job and family priorities left little time to dedicate to music. In 2007, he rekindled his love for the bass and music in general, and has since had the opportunity to share the stage with many Halifax-based bands, including Shaydid, Clam Chowder, Shameless, Ten Mile House and The Frequency.

One half of the "Sheldon and Doc" DeCoste brothers cover band royalty, Sheldon provides a smooth steady pocket of musicality and is a hell of a nice guy to boot!


Adam Dowling - Drummer East Coast Performances

 

Adam Dowling is the drummer for Canadian country icon, George Canyon. Over the years, Adam has travelled around the world to more than 26 countries, playing and/or recording with great musicians like: MIR, Richard Marx, Jimmy Rankin, Lennie Gallant, Johnny Reid, Ashley MacIsaac, Midge Ure, The Chieftains, Sam Brown, Nick Eede, Cutting Crew, Haywire, Gordie Sampson, Jason Blaine, Bruce Guthro, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Holly Cole, Dave Gunning, Lorraine Segato, and, of course, Halifax Pier!



Blane Touesnard

Blane brings to Halifax Pier, years of vocal experience as the lead singer of both the multiple ECMA Award winning and Juno nominated band ICU and most recently, Clam Chowder, one of Halifax's most popular bands for the past decade. He now brings his amazing voice to this new power house ensemble. His velvety timbre, compelling delivery and quick comedic tongue has become an East Coast must see!


 


Glen MacIsaac

Glen MacIsaac has been playing on the east coast music scene for almost 20 years and is recognized as one of the top lead guitar players in Atlantic Canada.

A founding member of the popular local bands Highland Heights, Rant and a session musician, Glen has played pretty much every venue in Eastern Canada.

A 4 time ECMA and 2 time Music Nova Scotia nominee and winner as both a musician and producer as well as a post secondary music educator, Glen is known as much for his incredible catalogue of songs as he is for his musical abilities.

Whether on stage playing with some of your favourite bands or in the recording studio , Glen always brings a passion to his performances that is second to none.



John Chiasson - Bassist East Coast Performances

Multi-talented singer, bassist and guitarist John Chiasson does it all. From live performance to studio sessions, from jazz to pop to traditional, John’s creative scope is deep and multifaceted.

His career has taken him all around the world to perform and record with such artists as Natalie MacMaster, The Rankin Family, Mark O'Conner, and Michael MacDonald.

He has released three easy listening solo recordings, "Here In The Moonlight", "It Never Entered My Mind" and the Jazz Beatles tribute “The Lonely Hearts Club Jazz Band”.



Sean Kilbride - Drummer Ontario Perfomances

Sean was a member of the Kim Mitchell Band for three years and has also had the pleasure of working with Alannah Myles, Sass Jordan, Moe Berg, Tom Cochrane and touring and recording with Juno Award winner Derek Miller. Touring Canada and Europe with Taste Of Joy, plus various jingles, and TV shows have rounded out his activities since the mid-90's.

He also became involved in musical theatre with the original Toronto production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. He was also the principle drummer in the productions of ROCK OF AGES, THE TOXIC AVENGER, and was hand picked by Brian May and Roger Taylor for the Queen musical, WE WILL ROCK YOU.

The formative years were spent with Haywire. (www.youtube.com/user/HaywireTV) They released four records, with multi-platinum success, filmed nine videos, and toured relentlessly. Sean says "It was a great run and we still manage to dust it off and do some shows".

Currently, Sean is involved with various projects including The Divas (www.thedivaslive.com), The Test Icicles (www.testicicles.org), as well as doing sessions for numerous artists at his drum studio.



Sheldon DeCoste - Bassist Ontario Performances

A confirmed cover band junkie, Sheldon dabbled with the bass in high school, mainly because some family and friends had a band and “someone“ had to play bass. After completing university in Nova Scotia, he relocated to Ottawa, where job and family priorities left little time to dedicate to music. In 2007, he rekindled his love for the bass and music in general, and has since had the opportunity to share the stage with many Halifax-based bands, including Shaydid, Clam Chowder, Shameless, Ten Mile House and The Frequency.

One half of the "Sheldon and Doc" DeCoste brothers cover band royalty, Sheldon provides a smooth steady pocket of musicality and is a hell of a nice guy to boot!


Adam Dowling - Drummer East Coast Performances

Adam Dowling is the drummer for Canadian country icon, George Canyon. Over the years, Adam has travelled around the world to more than 26 countries, playing and/or recording with great musicians like: MIR, Richard Marx, Jimmy Rankin, Lennie Gallant, Johnny Reid, Ashley MacIsaac, Midge Ure, The Chieftains, Sam Brown, Nick Eede, Cutting Crew, Haywire, Gordie Sampson, Jason Blaine, Bruce Guthro, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Holly Cole, Dave Gunning, Lorraine Segato, and, of course, Halifax Pier!