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John Tate is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. He has lived and performed across North America with musicians who have performed with such diverse and internationally recognized acts as ... Taylor Swift, Brett Eldredge, Randy Bachman, Colin James, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Honeymoon Suite, Alannah Myles, Dallas Smith and Aaron Pritchett, to name a few.


The Drummer -

Key influences - Peter Criss (Kiss), Nigel Olsson (Elton John), Steve Smith (Journey), Chris McHugh (Keith Urban) and Dean Castronovo (Journey)  

"A band will only ever be as good as it's foundation ... and I have always approached drumming from a foundation perspective. I am all about solid tempo, not over-playing and locking in with the bass player ... these 3 things are the core traits that truly define my technique".
"As a singing drummer, the stability of my playing becomes all that much more important. Whether its lead or backup vocal; I studied very closely, how guys like Peter Criss (Kiss), Dean Castronovo (Journey), Don Henley (Eagles) and Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) ... approached this particular art form. Don't sacrifice the groove for the vocal, don't sacrifice the vocal for the groove".


The Guitar player -

Key Influences - Ace Frehley (Kiss), Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Paul Kosoff (Free), Keith Urban and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

"I'm a blues based guitar player who grew out of the influence of the players from the'60s & '70's and to a lesser extent, the '80's. I prefer to use 15 notes instead of 50 and keep a solid riff moving, throughout a song. It's an old-school approach, but as a wise man once said ... It ain't broke, so why fix it?".
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2018 Appearances

January
12-13Jan - The Duke, Victoria, BC  -  Dave Hartney
19-20Jan - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West
24-27Jan - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  Runaway Lane
28Jan       - The Roxy, Vancouver, BC  -  Noelle Christie

February
02-03Feb - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  Runaway Lane
14-17Feb - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  10 Miles West
21Feb       -  The Railway Club, Vancouver, BC  -  Dave Hartney

March
02-03Mar - The Duke, Victoria, BC  -  Dave Hartney
09-10Mar - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West
18Mar       - The Roxy, Vancouver, BC  -  Noelle Christie
21-24Mar - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  Runaway Lane

April
06-07Apr - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  Runaway Lane
11-14Apr - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  10 Miles West
15Apr       - The Roxy, Vancouver, BC  -  Dave Hartney
18-21Apr - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  Runaway Lane
27-28Apr - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West

May
11-12May - The Duke, Victoria, BC  -  Dave Hartney
20May       - The Buckles & Boots Saloon, Cloverdale, BC  -  Noelle Christie
20-21May - The Cloverdale Rodeo  -  Runaway Lane
25-26May - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West
30May       -  Private Function, Vancouver, BC  -  Dave Hartney
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Photos                                         Videos
John Tate / Guitar - w/Alive II - Akron, OH (2003)John Tate / Guitar - Vancouver, BC (2007)John Tate / Guitar @ The Plaza of Nations / Winter Olympics Vancouver (2010)John Tate / Guitar - 2014 Photoshoot
John Tate / Guitar w/Carnival Of Sin @ The ACT Theatre - Pitt Meadows, BC (2007)John Tate / Guitar w/Carnival Of Sin @ The ACT Theatre - Pitt Meadows, BC (2007)John Tate / Guitar @ Gabby's - Langley, BC (2013)John Tate / Guitar @ Gabby's - Langley, BC (2013)
SRV tribute band - Couldn't Stand The Weather (1997)Kiss tribute - Alive II (2003)Motley Crue tribute - Carnival Of Sin (2007)The Steel Toe Boots (2011)
John Tate / Drums @ The Plaza of Nations / Winter Olympics Vancouver (2010)John Tate / Drums @ The Cloverdale Rodeo (2009)John Tate / Drums @ Gabby's - Langley, BC (2010)John Tate / Drums @ Sunfest Mainstage Summer 2016 - Cowichan Valley, BC
Outlaws (2009)JAM (2011)Runaway Lane 201410 Miles West Promo (2014)
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Drums -  
  
   My current 'live' set up is a 4-piece Pearl Masters Custom Maple drum set in Lime Sparkle Fade (22, 13 & 16) with a Pearl Eric Singer Signature Maple snare drum in Silver Sparkle (10-ply, 6.5 x 14), Sabian cymbals (Paragon ride, AA crashes & HHX hats), Vater (5A wood tip) sticks, Aquarian, Evans & Remo heads.







Guitars -

   My current 'live' rig utilizes Gibson, Orville and Ibanez guitars, strung with 9-46 gauge strings. Traynor amps with DigiTech, Dunlop, Shure, Snark and Visual Sound/TrueTone effects and signal processing. Yorkville cables and stands, DiMarzio pickups and Levy's straps.  












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John Tate's Live Set up - Pearl Masters Custom Maple in Lime Sparkle Fade w/Pearl Eric Singer Signature Maple Snare
& Sabian CymbalsJohn Tate's Live Set up - Pearl Masters Custom Maple in Lime Sparkle Fade w/Pearl Eric Singer Signature Maple Snare
& Sabian CymbalsJohn Tate's Live Set up - Pearl Masters Custom Maple in Lime Sparkle Fade w/Pearl Eric Singer Signature Maple Snare & Sabian CymbalsJohn Tate's Live Set up - Pearl Masters Custom Maple in Lime Sparkle Fade w/Pearl Eric Singer Signature Maple Snare
& Sabian CymbalsJohn Tate's Live Set up - Pearl Masters Custom Maple in Lime Sparkle Fade w/Pearl Eric Singer Signature Maple Snare& Sabian CymbalsJohn Tate's Live Set up - Pearl Masters Custom Maple in Lime Sparkle Fade w/Pearl Eric Singer Signature Maple Snare & Sabian CymbalsJohn Tate on stage @ Sunfest - Duncan, BC 03Aug13 / opening for Alan Jackson, Thompson Square & Jarrod Neiman
John Tate Guitar Orville LP Standard & Gibson LP DeluxeJohn Tate Guitar Ibanez Iceman PS120 & Gibson Flying V RI


June
01-02Jun - The Duke, Victoria, BC  -  Dave Hartney
16Jun       -  Private Function, Vancouver, BC  -  10 Miles West
20-23Jun - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  10 Miles West
29-30Jun - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West

July
07Jul       -  Private Function, North Vancouver, BC  -  10 Miles West
14Jul      - Private Function, Victoria, BC - 10 Miles West

August
01-04Aug - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  10 Miles West
11Aug       -  Private Function, Maple Ridge, BC  -  Joe Fernandes Band
17-18Aug - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West

September
14-15Sep - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West

October
10-13Oct - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  10 Miles West
19-20Oct - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West

November
21-24Nov - Rooster's Country Cabaret, Pitt Meadows, BC  -  10 Miles West

December
14-15Dec - Gabby's Country Cabaret, Langley, BC  -  10 Miles West

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