Brett Vey – B.Mus
Hailing from Sunnyside, Newfoundland Brett is an all around musician with talents ranging from composer, recording engineer, producer, instructor, 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 a specialization as a Classical Guitarist. He has worked with many high-profile artists around the province.
Recent Highlights Include:
- “Just Like a Rainy Day” – was released via facebook April 10th, 2020 and has generated over 30,000 views. The song features 24 local artists such as members from The Once, Baccalieu. Saltwater Strings, Adam Baxter and more.
- “Legends of Broken Rock: Fiddle” – Feature length film released in 2019 (1hr, 24 mins). Cast and crew of over 25 people. This film is a family friendly musical.
- “One Piano and a Song Collection” – A live studio album with 17 original songs released in 2019.
- Legends of Broken Rock: Fiddle – Full-length feature film released in 2019.
Current Projects Include:
- Baccalieu – 3 piece Irish traditional band.
- Saltwater Strings – Violin and guitar instrumental duet.
- Spare Time – Country folk duo.
- The Veys – Family band.
- Cabin Party Live – 10 piece country band.
- Musical Director and Accompanist at Topsail United Church
- Brett Vey Music – Guitar, Violinist, Singer, Songwriter and Pianist
- Film Producer and Director
- Sound Engineer at The MusicBox Studio
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.
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.
Jamie Moran – B. MUS
Born and raised in Pouch Cove, Jamie Moran has been a gigging musician and mentor in various music circles for the past seven years. A recent graduate of the MUN School of Music percussion program under the instruction of Rob Power and Bill Brennan, Jamie has performed with many ensembles during his time at MUN including the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble, MUN Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Festival Choir. Outside of school, Jamie performs with multiple local Newfoundland folk bands, such as The Celtic Fiddlers and The Colonial Bhoys. Within these groups, Jamie plays many different instruments, such as the guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran, banjo, drums, and he also sings. In 2020, he received the Dermot O’Reilly Legacy Award for his support and conservation of the traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador, and in 2021 he received the Award for Outstanding Self-Directed Learning from MUN for his Gerald S. Doyle Newfoundland Songbook project. Past performances for Jamie include the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, George Street Festival, and he has toured the Kittiwake Coast as a Cultural Ambassador for the Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation. As a teacher, Jamie has taught percussion as part of the MUN Junior Band Week, folk music through the Young Folk at the Hall program, and will be starting the Bachelor of Music Education program this fall to teach in the school system. In Fall 2020, he joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Band Association as a student representative and will be part of talks with music educators throughout Newfoundland and Labrador regarding music education in the K-12 school system in the province.