Edmonton, AB-based since 2003, Showboy's blend of speaker-humpin', booty-shakin', deep, dirty, funky, fidgety, disco-driven house always rocks socks across North America & beyond! He is a Guest Resident at many Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto venues, and has played 4 continents.
Edmonton residencies included BUDDYS (2003-06), THE ROOST (2007), PRISM (2008), BOOTS (2008-09), NEW CITY (2008-10), PLAY (2009-12), FLASH (2012) & STEAMWORKS (2017-18). He continues to play clubs, special events, EDM & Pride festivals around the globe. His tours have included RIPPIN' UP THE DISCO (Canada/USA, 12 dates, 2010), EXs+ OH!s (Canada/USA/Mexico, 52 dates, 2011-12), EMBRACE THE STRANGE (Canada, 23 dates, 2013), FUNK U! (USA, 19 dates, 2014), BASSTURBATE (Canada/USA/Mexico/EU/UK/ Australia, 96 dates, 2015) and DISCOFILTH (Canada/USA/Mexico/UK, 38 dates, 2016).
He has appeared with/opened for and/or written for Florence Welch, Kaskade, Deadmau5, Morgan Page, Myles Dyson, Deko-ze, Chocolate Puma, Sarah McLachlan, Metric, Scotty Thompson, Jann Arden, Tracy Young, Thunderpuss, Tony Moran, Tianna J, Kasha Kennedy & Deborah Cox, to name a few.
In 2003 he traveled with Burton to DJ various extreme sports events, and in 2010 played among local & international talent during the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. In 2015 he worked with iconic lifestyle brand KidRobot and in 2016, created the runway mix for West Coast Fashion Week & a line of #SHOWBOY briefs with Edmonton's SNUG Underwear. Good news: a Ltd Ed run of "Electric Night" & "Rainbow Dream" briefs are back for 2018 at snug-underwear.com!
In 2017 a fall tour of Oceania was dedicated to his father, who passed away in September. Fall/winter 2018-19 dates can be found on the TOUR page. Tickets for a 3-month run of PURE shows feat RuPaul’s Drag Race queens in Edmonton Dec, Jan & Feb are available at the link on the top of the page!
He has been nominated for a 2015 Juno Award and 2 Grammy Awards in 2016, for writing, remixing & production. He lived in England for 4 years, graduating university with degrees in Business Administration and Communications.
Originally from Toronto, he tries to bide much of his free time between homes there, Edmonton and Jalisco, Mexico. He wanted to be Freddie Mercury as a young boy, and he's still not sure what he'll be when he grows up.
Photo by Adam David
Taken outside Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown