Dr G is a theremin-playing space geek on a mission to spread the word about science! Merging hooky new wave beats with lyrics explaining science and the natural universe – think Talking Heads fronted by Bill Nye the Science Guy – Dr G creates a sound that is utterly unique, and as educational as it is infectious.
Before striking out on his own, Dr G spent years fronting Unidentified Funk Object, a 10-piece sci-fi funk band based in Halifax and Toronto. After launching their first album Space Funk Party at the famous UFO site of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, Unidentified Funk Object toured extensively throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland, receiving nominations for Halifax’s Best R&B Band in The Coast newspaper and for Music Nova Scotia’s Urban Recording of the Year, and earning a placement in the internationally-released comedy The PHD Movie 2. UFO also reached the among the top 10 regional finalists for CBC Searchlight in 2015, thanks in part to the Canada-wide #votegeek collective.
Unidentified Funk Object continued to bring the funk on its two EPs, Old School Future and Ufology, while expanding its reach to Toronto and Ottawa. In 2017, Space Funk Party received an East Coast Music Award nomination for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. While UFO sightings are rare these days, a watchful eye might be rewarded by a rare glimpse of the interplanetary funk machine!
In 2018, the time came for Dr G to make the switch from science fiction to science fact. Enlisting a stripped-down team of musicians and producers, including former UFO crewmates and new faces, Dr G began work on an EP of science-themed material, entitled Dr G Goes To Space! First single What Are Stars? dropped in 2018, with a full release slated for early 2019. Stay tuned!
Hailing from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Dr G now divides his time between Halifax and Ottawa.