Two local Ottawa singer/songwriters that I’ve known for a while are doing something cool, so I wanted to shine a little light on them. Derek McKinley and Todd Matsunaga have been defining what it means to be active collaborators in music for over 15 years. They headed up the first band I was ever in back in 1997. After what was almost an 8 year break of working together as a result of Derek living as far away as Japan and Australia, the two got back together and have been penning some compelling abstract pop music.
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The track above is something called “Company of Sharks”. You can check out the creative progression and process at their blog – http://derekandtodd.wordpress.com/ Often a candid journal, it’s a great read. You can also check out their Youtube Channel for some other little gems. It’s good stuff.