Reggae Warrior Remixed

by House of David Gang

Released 2016
Released 2016

Come With Me (New Brunswick Song) ft. Raffa Dean, Gisto & Chris Bottomley - I contributed bass, wrote and sang vocals on this compilation. Was wonderful to play with the late Raffa Dean whilst on tour with House of David Gang on the east coast of Canada.

"remixstasy"

by Eccodek

BUY ALBUM
Guelph's Eccodek has a world beat emphasis and some dub trips throughout. I enjoyed playing bass and sitting in on percussion for some live gigs. Andrew McPherson kindly invited me to play on this Remix of Eccodek's "Calling The Rain"
NOTES
Guelph's Eccodek has a world beat emphasis and some dub trips throughout. I enjoyed playing bass and sitting in on percussion for some live gigs.

Reggae Against Landmines Volume 2

by Chris Bottomley, Odel, House of David Gang and more

Ohm Records
BUY ALBUM
Ohm Records
Reggae Compilation for a great cause I was happy to be a part of!

Library Of The Sun

by John Bottomley

Latent
Latent
I played bass, piano, & sang backing vocals on this post-Tulpa release by my brother John. Four songs off this album were actually some of the last TULPA recordings ever, from the Tulpa sessions at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton.
NOTES
Glen Milchem from Blue Rodeo playing drums on "In Solitude" & "She Lay Down By the Water" & Great Bob Scott contributing to ¨Little Red Wagon¨& "Bones"

City Songs

by Laura Jean Manson

Released FEB 2015
Indie
Released FEB 2015
Indie
Laura Jean Manson's debut CD is full of heartfelt songs borne out of resilience and experience. Bottomley played bass on two of these; "Diamonds" and "Not Today". Also on these tracks are Toronto's reggae veteran Odel Johnson, Davide Direnzo, & Jono Grant.

Kick at the Darkness - Songs of Bruce Cockburn

by Chris Bottomley, Barenaked Ladies and more

Intrepid Records
Intrepid Records
I was invited by Intrepid Records to pick a Bruce Cockburn song to record for this compilation. I chose "Stolen Land" because OKA had just happened in Canada. Thanks to Intrepid for giving me the chance to produce this powerful version.
NOTES
I produced and directed this video for "Stolen Land" with a VideoFact grant. Like Cockburn's song, I wanted it to be hemispheric in scope, and give the viewer a sense of the magnitude of native issues today.

"Mosaic Fish"

by Tulpa

Chris Bottomley, John Bottomley, Sev Micron - Toronto's fiery threesome - these are my rock roots from the 80's!
NOTES
All tracks from the original analogue masters! TULPA was a band i played in all through the 80's in Toronto. We licensed this album to Midnight Music in the UK and opened for Michelle Shocked, Living Colour, The Mekons, Hunters & Collectors, the Payolas and others in our day. Another release we had was "TULPA - "Live at CBGB's" in 1986, a rare release only available in Japan and through CBGB's store in NYC.

Astrogroove

by Astrogroove

Sat in on percussion on this one!

Late Enough

by Sleeps Six

Pauline Groen writes some cool tunes. The uber soft "For the Beauty" is probably my fave song I played on.

Super My Own Band

by BoogieWall Sound System

Boogiewall Soundsystem's original reggae grooves resonated throughout Toronto in the 90's. I was fortunate to play on this seriously funky cut, "Grant Me The Peace".

Ainike

by Ainike

Ainike was a fun Toronto based 10 piece band that really grooved, with traditional Malinke Djembe and Dun Dun rhythms powered by funk grooves and Rich Underhill's melodic sax playing. We recorded this album at Blue Rodeo's studio.
Vivian George
Vivian George