S. GEORGE BROWN
S. George Brown, a vocalist and songwriter, is also bassist for Canada’s legendary party band, Trooper. He has been touring with Trooper for the past ten years approximately five months per annum, playing such hits as We’re Here For A Good Time and The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car to sold out audiences Canada-wide.
Brown has performed on the CBC television hit This Hour Has 22 Minutes and the half time show at the ‘97 GREY CUP before 60,000 screaming fans. He has shared the stage with such iconic bands as The Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top, B.T.O., April Wine, Chilliwack, children’s entertainer Fred Penner, and even our Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Peter McKay – who performed a rendition, with Trooper, of Barrett’s Privateers before 5000 enthusiastic fans in New Glasgow, NS in the summer of 2006.
Currently, Brown is enjoying singing with composer, producer and pianist Bill Perison, creating their own stylized versions of the many classics performed by such greats as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Nat ‘King’ Cole and Bobby Darin.
S. George Brown currently lives on Vancouver Island, enjoying all the outdoor activities the Island has to offer including golf, running, snowboarding, surfing, camping and, most especially, spending time with his beautiful daughter.
Bill Perison is a composer, musician, producer, and Tai Chi Chuan teacher. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music at York University (1986) he spent 10 years studying Tai Chi Chuan at one of Toronto’s foremost martial arts schools. At various US national martial arts competitions he has won bronze and gold medals in both his presentation of the Tai Chi Chuan form and his skills in push-hands.
He is integrating his music and martial arts background by sharing with performing artists the body/mind/spirit freedom gained through Tai Chi Chuan training to help them expand their performance and creative potential. He teaches relaxation and body/mind connection practices to conductors and choristers at workshops and at Dr. Doreen Rao’s Choral Music Experience Institute for Choral Teacher Education. In 2005 he and Dr Rao released Circle of Sound Voice Education, (Boosey & Hawkes) a book describing their contemplative approach to through Meditation, Movement and Vocalization.
As a composer and performer Bill recorded Coconut Tree, an album of original music and stories for children and has performed in Canada and the USA and been featured on CBC Radio. He has composed for large and small jazz ensembles and choral groups and has choral works published in the Choral Music Experience series by Boosey & Hawkes. Recent music production projects include Daybreak in My Soul by Elvira Clare and most recently another recording for children entitled Big Guys and Little Guys: A Day with Da Boys.
Bill and his family live on Vancouver Island.