Riley O'Connor

Drummer // Songwriter

Fall/Winter 2016 Update

Hello friends, thanks for visiting! I'm very inspired to be back in Toronto after my recent visit to LA where I met Canadian drum star Randy Cooke and other word class players such as Gary Novak. Amazing musicians, venues and of course.... beaches! I kicked off the fall season with 3 exciting local shows all totally different: Love Tapper (prog/punk/experimental) hit The Horseshoe for Nuit Blanche, Jordana Talsky (jazz/pop/funk) @ U of T, TheMonster Rock Orchestra (rock/pop covers with orchestra+lasers!) live in Dundas Square.

After a very successful touring seasonI'm thrilled to be back in the studio with the 2015 TBS Talent Search winner Michael Schatte working on his 5th album project. We also do some fun acoustic duo gigs around the GTA.

Just wrapped up several recording sessions with 2014/2015 NOW Producer of the year Harrison Fine for his up-coming album project and music video.

On the corporate/wedding front, I was thrilled to work recently with Electric Blonde for a TheSpecial Olympics Gala held at the historic Fairmont Royal York. I also played with The Main Event Orchestra for a huge wedding at Steamwhistle and a couple of very fun Alleycatz club dates.

You can catch up with me every Sunday at The Antler Room hosting Toronto's weekly Industry Jam Night with Meg and The Scene...