Brett Vey – B.Mus
Hailing from Sunnyside, NL.Brett is an all around musician,his talents ranges from composer, recording engineer, teacher, multi-instrumentalist and performer. His musical studies began at home with a musical family. Later he went on to obtain a music degree from memorial University with specialization as a classical guitarist. He has performed with many high profile groups around the province. Brett now enjoys performing with his 4 bands which include: Baccalieu, Saltwater Strings, The Veys and Spare Time. Brett is also,the owner of The MusicBox which is an award winning music school with many accomplishments.
Crystal Vey – B.Mus
Crystal holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Memorial University School of Music. Her principal instrument is voice. She has been performing since she was 13 and sings various genres of music such as classical, musical theatre, pop, folk, and gospel. She has performed in various choirs such as MUN festival choir. She has also performed in a women’s vocal group called the Silver Belles at the Bowring Park Tree of Lights ceremony. Crystal has performed as a soloist quite frequently. She has performed in the D.F, Cook recital Hall, Kiwanis music festival, folk festivals, as well as many wedding and church service solos. She performed a classical recital in voice at the West End Baptist Church and organized various concerts/shows including an Evening of Christmas Music in CBS. Crystal has also worked as a studio musician and is credited on many cds/demos. She enjoys playing piano.
Nick Slade hails from Conception Bay South and has been a music fan his whole life. He began his passion for the drums at age 12 while doing lessons with Brett Vey. Since then Nick has become proficient on many other instruments including guitar, piano and ukulele. He is currently active as a session player performing with groups such as: Saltwater Strings, Baccalieu, and Spare Time, as well as his own projects: Imaginary Planes, Intern, Solace, and Vagabond who released their debut album “Neoteric” in 2018. Graduating from College of the North Atlantic’s “Sound Recording and Production” program in Spring 2020, Nick is always looking for new approaches to expand his musical endeavors . For over 4 years Nick has been teaching at The MusicBox and loves sharing his passion for music with his students.