About Kolston and Heather

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It all started when…

Kolston and Heather met in a cafe 6 years ago (Espresso Post). Kolston is a songwriter, composer and audio engineer. His first instrument was the violin at the age of 5. He inherited it from his great grandfather who was a luthier. He switched to horns (trumpet) at the age of 11 while simultaneously acquiring a drum set. The drums won for personal interest and have became a lifelong passion. Kolston predominantly practices guitar and percussion, though if an instrument is in the room it will be played. His other interests include music therapy, psychology, and comedy.

The first time Kolston invited Heather to come and see him play drums at the Casbah (now Crow Bar and Variety) she was surprised to see him set up an electronic drum pad! That same night they listened to disco on the drive home. Heather’s narrow understanding and exposure to live music in modern context was blown wide open.

Heather, as the oldest of three children, Heather liked to take refuge in her father’s study. This is where she spent her childhood absorbing sets of encyclopedias, dictionaries, a thesaurus, her mother’s books on psychology and collections of poetry (which she still loves to this day). Her biggest influences have been Robert Frost and E. E. Cummings. She wrote her first poem at the age of 9 and has been writing ever since. To quote Isaac Asimov (I, Robot) “I write for the same reason I breathe- because if I didn’t, I would die.” Heather studied literature at York University while auditing numerous lectures at the University of Toronto on subjects such as biology and neuroplasticity. She is a collector of words and information, a very curious mind. When she isn’t writing poems, essays or lyrics you can find her facilitating yoga classes and workshops on varying topics.