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Patrick M’Gonigle: Currently attending Berkeley School of Music, this Victoria BC native began training in classical violin at the age of 6, and picked up the mandolin prior to Berkeley in 2009. His passion for mandolin quickly grew, as did an ever developing love of Bluegrass and Old Timey. Over the past 3 year, Patrick has moved further into song writing, and can rarely…if ever…be seen not strumming his mandolin, or without both instruments in hand on route to a jam or show. Patrick M’Gonigle can be found performing with various bands across Canada and The US.
Paul Wolda: Paul Wolda began his musical journey under the tutelage of Gordy Ryan and Zoe Ryan on Cortes Island. Gordy worked along side the Great Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji within the well known group the Drums of Passion. As a young boy Paul played with bandleader Gordy Ryan in the Group Island Rhythm and also took brief workshops with Baba. Paul pulls inspiration from Alex Acuña, Mamady Keïta, and Mickey hart. On his off time Paul enjoys splitting firewood and making things with his hands. He likes stonemasons because they always seem to give him a hard time.
Ian Griffiths: Having spent years immersed in Spanish, Roma, and Italian cultures, Ian Griffiths successful brings spice and heat to TMO’s music. One of the three original members of the band, Ian started by playing a toy accordion, but quickly moved on to the real thing. In a world where accordions are played by many, but understood by few, Ian has worked hard to bind classical accordion playing with experimental sounds, and alongside members of TMO works to place it within unexpected music. Ian’s song writing is based on romanticized story telling….and pirates. Ian performs with a children s act “Captain Green Beard The Environmental Pirates” and plays regularly with “Amusette.” He can currently be found in Winlaw BC building a house on a trailer bed. We believe he thinks it will be portable…but no one is sure…..