Terence Gowan – Paul McCartney

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Terence Gowan is often described as a musicians musician with a diverse and rich musical background.
Growing up in a musical family, Terence excelled as a piano player at a young age. During these years he began to further his musical dexterity in becoming adept at other musical instruments including the bass, the guitar, the accordion (and anything he could get his grubby fingers on).
By his late teens Terence had spent Countless hours of practice and was rewarded being winning the role of bass player for multi-platinum recording artist “Gowan”.
Performing in sold-out arena tours across North America. Also touring in support with international recording acts “Tears For Fears” “Foreigner” “Paul Young” “General Public” among other notables.
Throughout this time, in his early twenties, he enrolled in both York University and U of Toronto to receive his degree in musical composition, arrangement and performance.
In composition he has since scored over a dozen feature films including “Triggermen” “Specimen” “The Fall” “Havana 57” “Killing Moon” and “Hollywood North”.
For “Hollywood North” he received a “best music- score award from The Film Institute of Canada”.
He has also been nominated for Genie awards.
Throughout this time he has also produced several artists including award winning “Revival Dear”.
In performance as both musical director and piano player he has made music with several songwriting legends and singers including “Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchel, Ron Sexsmith, Randi Bachman, Gowan, Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Murray, Martin Short, Rik Emmitt of Triumph, Emm Gryner, and The Barenaked Ladies (to name a few).
He has also recorded with some of the greatest studio musicians of our time such as “Tony Levin, Gerry Marrotta, and “Bill Dylan” (all of the Peter Gabriel, Daniel Lanois players) as well as “Alex Lifeson” of RUSH!!!!
Throughout his life Terence has maintained a musical obsession with The Beatles.
He has taught extremely successful music courses at Toronto’s “Humber College” in songwriting composition by means of deconstructing classic Beatle songs.
He has recently taught himself to play the bass left handed in performing with The Beatlemaniacs.


 
                    

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