Vernon Shewchuk
(B. of Music UBC - Percussion Performance 1st Class)
Vancouver, B.C.





Drum Set
(2009-Present) Two Apple Tobacco (Original Rock, Jazz, Blues Fusion band) - Georgia Straights' top 3 for Vancouvers best unsigned band 2016 and 2017)
(2019-Present) Eternal Whisper (Original Symphonic Metal)
(2018-Present) The Big Willie Band (Blues / Country)
(2017) Seasons - A Magical Musical Production (Symphonic Musical Production in The Center for Performing Arts, Vancouver BC )
(2014-2017) Crucifliction (Original Hard Rock, Speed Metal)
(2013) 7 Tyrants Theater (Live Theater production of "Beggar's Opera")
(2011-Present) Blue Morris Swing Band (Big Band Orchestra)
(2009-2012) Heads Up (Pop, Rock & Roll, Blues, Country, Top 40 Cover band)
(2010-11) Phil Moriarity's Timeless (50's, 60's, & 70's, Swing Dance Band)
(2008) Odysea (Explorers show band on Grand Princess)
(2007) Road Trip (Blues based Rock & Roll Band)
(2006) Phoenix Rising (Dance band on Caribbean Princess)
(2005-2006) Fathoms (Jazz-Blues band on Caribbean Princess)
(2000-04) Phoenix Rising (Dance band on Veendam, Ryndam, and Sea Princess)
(1999-00) Comox (Dance band on S/S Norway)
(1999) Sunset (Dance band on Norwegian Dynasty)
(1998-99) The Seabourn Legend Quartet (Show Band On the Seabourn Legend)
(1998) Princess Orchestra (show band on the Island Princess)
(1998) Quadra (dance band on the Sky Princess)
(1998) Lourne Starchuk (classical / jazz quartet)
(1996-98) Blue Sky Flyer (classic rock/blues)
(1997) Randy Robertson Band (Rock & Roll)
(1997) Tofino Trio (dance band on the Crown Princess & Regal Princess)
(1996) Wes Mackie Trio (jazz/blues on the Regal Princess)
(1996) Ziggy Hayes & The Smokin' Section (R&B/Funk)
(1996) Woody James (classic rock/blues)
(1995) Rockwyler (heavy metal/classic rock)
(1994) Classic Rock Blues Band
(1993) El Loco (ZZ Top tribute)
(1993) Reader/Clapham Band (country rock)
(1992) Shameful Secrets (R&B/R&R)
(1992) On The Loose (country rock)
(1991) Phoenix Rising (R&R)
(1991) Kansas City Southern (country rock)
(1991) Glen Stevenson Trio (jazz trio on the Island Princess)
(1990) Roy Thomas Band (country rock)
(1990) Ngoma (african/latin/worldbeat)
(1989-90) Robert Blackmores R&R Legends (show band)
(1989-90) Fun Turns Fatal (classic rock/top 40)
(1988-89) The Platters (motown/R&R hall of fame)
(1988-89) Ray Sikora Big Band (big band jazz)
(1986-87) The Mudsharks (R&B)
(1985-87) Cascades (dance band)
(1985-87) Kirby Singers (8 piece vocal show band)
(1984-85) Billy Blast & The Hit Squad (50's & 60's show band)

(1981-89) Vancouver Academy Orchestra, tympanist
(1983-85) U.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, tympani/percussion
(1983-85) Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, percussion
(1980-84) New Westminster Symphony, tympanist

Orchestral Conductors (I have worked with)
Kazuyoshi Akiyama; Robert Marcellus; Sydney Harth;
Simon Streatfield; Timothy Vernon; Gerald Schwartz;
Derek Inouye


(2010-Present) Mozart School of Music (Burnaby, B.C.) Head of drum / percussion department
(2000-Present) Private Lessons at Home
(1979-82) Mark T. Studios
(1986-87) Royal Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps


(1986) Bachelor of Music Degree (Percussion Performance), University of British Columbia
(1982) Certificate in Music, Douglas College




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