Musician Profile: Duane Forrest

Musician Profile: Duane Forrest

CULTURE

November 21, 2018

Debuting the Artist in Residence program, Duane Forrest has flown in from Paris to perform at The Lobby Lounge’s new state-of-the-art stage. Each quarter, The Lobby Lounge will host an out-of-town performer who will reside at Fairmont Pacific Rim, garnering musical inspirations from the West Coast lifestyle, while performing sets throughout their time in Vancouver. Duane Forrest is a singer-songwriter and multimedia artist from Toronto, Canada. His unique sound blending jazz, reggae, bossa nova, and soul and smooth vocals draws on his experiences travelling the world, falling in love, and finding wonder in the joys and sorrows of a common human experience. He has toured in Canada, Europe, and Central America.

Duane Forrest playing in The Lobby Lounge

Duane Forrest playing in The Lobby Lounge

 

We recently sat down with Duane Forrest to find out a little more about our very first Artist in Residence.

Where are you from?

Toronto, Canada

 

What style of music do you play?

Jazz, reggae and beach fusion

 

What instruments do you play?

Guitar and drums

 

How long have you been practicing your craft?

As long as I’ve been growing my hair, about 15 years

 

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I play semi-pro basketball and I’m an avid gamer

 

Who is your favourite musician? What would be the first thing you would say if you met them in an elevator?

Jack Johnson, though we already met, I told him he was the reason why I’m doing this

 

What’s the last thing you do before you go on stage?

Pray and give thanks that I can do this thing I love so regularly

 

What’s a movie that would make you cry?

The Notebook

 

What did you wear to your prom?

A clean 3 piece café suit with a green tie

 

What’s your favourite country to visit?

Italy, of course

 

What’s the last book you read?

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

 

See what Duane is up to online:

Facebook: @Duaneintheforrest

Instagram: @duaneintheforrest

Youtube: Duane Forrest

http://www.duanesguitar.com/