His unique voice, genuine warmth and passion for songs and song writing has earned him fans across the west, from church basements to big city music clubs to small town fairs. Jack’s reputation as a gifted songwriter and dynamic performer has won him invitations to play venues across the country with some of Canada’s best known performers, including David Foster, Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Spirit of the West, 54-40, Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Three, Wide Mouth Mason, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and James Keelaghan.
His 39 years of experience include positions in Los Angeles at the renowned Record Plant Recording Studios, Rusk Sound Studios and his own Take One Recording Studio. His accomplishments have garnered him many gold and platinum albums, including two Grammy award-winning productions for Christian artists D.C. Talk and Steven Curtis Chapman. He also played a crucial role in the recordings of Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” and Van Halen’s “Live in Sydney, Australia,” for MTV, as well as live recordings of KISS, Pearl Jam and P. Diddy. Steve also broadened his talents to include the film industry and has recorded and engineered full length, original film scores such as IMAX’s “Everest,” “Mysteries of Egypt,” “Wildfire,” “Africa’s Elephant Kingdom,” “Dolphins” and “Wild California”. Steve not only teaches Shawnigan students, but also students at Northwest University in the US.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.