Connor started with Rock Band drums

at the tender age of 12. With a $200 drum-kit that his mother had purchased for him, Connor cultivated his craft on his own for several years. He began to take formal lessons in 2014 under the tutelage of Jordi Comstock ; he did so until he began his enrollment in the NSCC Music Arts program. Connor has since graduated, receiving his diploma.

    Connor takes influences from many styles including: funk, R&B, rock, blues, Cuban and jazz. He found his first major inspiration to play drums through drummer Jeremy Taggart, a member of the Canadian band, Our Lady Peace.

   He now draws influence from various different drummers including:

Chris Coleman, Benny Greb, Fred Boswell Jr., Elvin Jones, John Bonham,

Stewart Copeland, Carter Beauford,

Max Roach, Alejandro Enriquez, Tre Cool, Steve Gadd and many more. 

   Rachael has a voice that can take on many shapes and an ability to play multiple instruments. With a lengthy history of studying music and performing in settings from choirs to blues bands, she is inspired by artists like: Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, and Led Zeppelin. 
   Rachael is the lead vocalist, bassist, and co-founder of the band The Blue Lane. With a strong performance ability and band chemistry, The Blue Lane creates magic. The Blue Lane has a repertoire of traditional jazz standards and original co-writes that can range from toe tapping swing to sultry ballads that resonate to the core.
   Rachael is no stranger to the music industry. Her former band, Lone Cloud, received an ECMA in 2013 with her as lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and composer. In 2015 she graduated with a diploma in Music Arts from NSCC. In addition to composing and performing, she has also worked as a musical educator at Andrea’s Music Studio and Mansion on the Hill Studio.
   Rachael lives life with music as her closest companion. She will continue collaborating and expanding on her musical experiences, sharing with others  in the love of music.

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MORGAN CRUICKSHANK

Guitar/Vocals


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CONNOR BOOTH

Drums


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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RACHAEL HENDERSON

Bass & Vocals


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​​​​​​​​   Morgan is a guitarist, songwriter

and vocalist from Chester, NS 

who is happy to be taking a stroll down The Blue Lane with his musician friends. 

   Morgan is inspired by many musical styles including blues, rock, folk, country, metal, funk, classical and jazz. Finding a love for music at a young age he has been developing his musical abilities ever since.

   He is heavily influenced by the

works of Les Paul, Jimi Hendrix,

Louis Armstrong, Steve Vai, Chon, Thundercat, George Benson and guitar legend Django Reinhardt.

   In 2014, Morgan graduated

from NSCC with a Diploma in

Music Arts.

   He composes various styles of music and provides session work.