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 (2017-19). He continues to play clubs, special events, EDM & Pride festivals around the globe.
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 played extreme-sport events with Burton, and in 2010 played for athletes during the Vancouver 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 2019 at snug-underwear.com!
2019 dates can be found on the TOUR page. In addition to dates around North & South America, the UK and EU, Showboy will be an exclusive DJ for the run of PUREPRIDE shows feat RuPaul’s Drag Race & local queens, among other fabulous performers! He will also resume a last-Thursday-of-the-month residency at STEAMWORKS from 8pm-12am.
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 bides 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. #PLUR, baby!
Photo by Adam David