Mike Lefebvre and Ron Dewispelaere

Mike Lefebvre and Ron Dewispelaere

Biography

Mike and Ron have been performing together since 2010, gigging at restaurants, wineries, special events, and more recently festivals. Their focus is on Cuban Brazilian Latin standards. They also do originals - giving them the added dimension of improvisation.

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Cubano
Autumn Leaves
Road Song
Green Dolphin St.

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Mike Lefebvre

Mike began playing guitar at the early age of nine.After high school he moved to London England, to study classical guitar. A short time later he began his first performances in pubs and wine bars and became a regular patron of Ronnie Scotts Soho Jazz club, Listening to many of the greats: Sonny Rollins, Joe Pass,Rahson Rolland Kirk, Stephan Grappelli. On returning back to Canada Mike enrolled into Jazz studies at Grant Mcwean College.

Encouraged after a lesson with Juno award winning guitarist Brian Hughes He registered into the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. This was in the Summer of 1980, Boston was a hot bed of young virtuoso guitarist, such as Kevin Eubanks, Mick Goodrick, Bill Frizell, Mike Stern,and Pat Metheny.

Mike was now spending equal time between classes and listening to all these guitarist in thrown together bands playing their hearts out on mostly original songs. On one of those evenings in a club called Harpo's Mike met Guitarist Pat Metheny, meeting the ...
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Ron Dewispelaere

Ron Dewispelaere was born in Ghent Belgium in 1950 and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1957. He resided and was educated in Victoria BC.

His interest in music, particularly the guitar, started at an early age when he found a guitar hanging in the window of an old pawn shop in Toronto. After clearing off dust and changing his first set of string, he launched into a study of the instrument which has never ended.

In 1966 at age 15, he joined his first band and played for a year or so back in Euroe with a group called "The Sailors" as they played in some of the local clubs in the area.

After a year, and back in BC he soon played with other bands and genres experimenting and honing his own style of music. In the seventies, he traveled with rock groups and toured around the country for a year or so, playing R&B and Rock & Roll. Later he returned to Victoria and began playing and composing classical guitar music. He attended the Conservatory of Music in Victoria and gained e...
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