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Career Highlights
- Raised $3600 for Canadian Women's Foundation on solo charity music tour
- Created the World's First Music Video for the Deaf

- First Prize National Anthem Song Contest
- Olympic Torchbearer Nomine
- Host and lead writer/director of the Toronto parody-comedy show The Sicks
- NOW Magazine Critic's Pick for NXNE Festival
- Music featured in award winning feature film by Eric Schaeffer, Boy Meets Girl

- Honorable Mention : Billboard Song Contest

- World War II documentary film "War Music" featured on CBC, BBC, Toronto Star


June 14 , 2017: Another episode of The Sicks released for free at www.thesicks.ca.

Also in the planning stages of working on a new music project, more information to be released in the fall 2017. Great to get back into music!

"The Sicks is absolutely brilliantly funny."
Toronto Arts Review
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April 18 , 2017: New episode of The Sicks released for free at www.thesicks.ca.

"Funny, imaginative and honest comedy with a heart." - Comedy Insider

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February 21 , 2017: 20 years ago today I saw my first concert, LIVE performing at the Warehouse in Toronto. LIVE was the band that inspired me to get into music, and it was great to hear they are back together and touring this year. Check out this video I put together of footage found on the band's old website of that show on February 21, 1997.

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November 29 , 2016: I am proud to release a new project called The Sicks, a parody-comedy web-series about Toronto. Watch the pilot for free on www.thesicks.ca

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May 20, 2016: Taking some time to rest up my hands due to some pain issues. Should be back for shows sometime in 2017. In the meantime I am working on a comedy web-series that will be released Winter 2016.

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January 6, 2016: Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who came out to the shows in 2015. I will be hitting the road again summer 2016 with dates across Canada and Europe.

In the meantime, check out a live version of The Blue, recorded during the East Coast tour to raise money for the Canadian Women's Foundation.
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November 1 , 2015: Am excited to be featured in the Leaders In Action section of Canadian Women's Foundation's SHE Magazine. You can read it here for free: canadianwomen.org.


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October 22, 2015: Had a great weekend playing lead guitar with Uniter at Indie Week Toronto. We placed top 10 out of 200+ bands!

Here is a photo of myself and Simeon Ross playing the finals at the MOD Club. Photo by Graham Amero.


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September 2, 2015: Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Canadian Women's Fundraising Tour. Including an annonymous corporate donation, a total of $3600 was raised for the Foundation! I had the pleasure of visiting their office in Toronto to drop off the funds raised and they were very greatful of everyone's support.


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July 28, 2015: Am proud and excited to release my latest album, entitled 31,
which is now available for stream or download on Apple Music and iTunes.

In honour of my first album being recorded in my bedroom when I was 15 years old, I relived the recording experience by doing the same for 31. I am 31 years old and this is my 31st solo music release to date, so I thought it was fitting for this album to be titled as such.

Four songs from 31 are featured in the film Boy Meets Girl by director Eric Schaeffer.

I hope you enjoy the new music and thank you for your continued support!

Download 31 on Apple Music or iTunes.

Click here to purchase a Compact Disc through PayPal (ships September 1, 2015 - includes album download link, emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase)


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July 21, 2015: Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the music tour for the Canadian Women's Foundation. Over $1600 was raised to cover the operational costs of the tour - all proceeds from each show on the tour will go directly to the Canadian Women's Foundation.

For more information on the tour, click here.
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June 24 , 2015: I am very excited to announce my east coast of Canada music tour to rasie money for the Canadian Women's Foundation.

Click here to support this tour.

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June 11 , 2015: The film Boy Meets Girl, featuring six songs by David Porteous, is now avaliable on Netflix.

This is the latest film by Eric Schaeffer, director of such films as If Lucy Fell, starring Ben Stiller/Sarah Jessica Parker, and After Fall/Winter. Boy Meets Girl has won more than 30 film festival awards.
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May 21 , 2015: Wrote a song for my favourite IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe. Get well soon bud! Watch it here.

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May 4, 2015: THE DIRT : a music video for the deaf.
Watch the new music video that I created in an effort to show the deaf community how modern music is recorded and constructed.
Watch the video now on YouTube.


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May 1 , 2015: Am excited to release a new album entitled Leaving April. This album was recorded at Studio W19 in Toronto and at Sigur Rós' studio in Iceland. Download Leaving April for only $5.


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March 12 , 2015: New single released today, entitled "Citizenfour". This song was written in reaction to the very intrusive Canadian Bill C-51, and inspried by the film of the same name. Stream/download here.


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January 9 , 2015: Boy Meets Girl, the new feature directed by Eric Schaeffer, will open February 6, 2015 in New York. Eric is best known for films like If Lucy Fell (Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Stiller) and After Fall, Winter. I am credited with six songs in the film and please check it out when it's in theatres.

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November 11 , 2014: Last night my WWII documentary film "War Music" was uploaded to YouTube. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn6TlSRoU4E

Special thanks to Ed The Sock for sharing my film!


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October 25 , 2014: I am very happy to announce the money we raised at the In Memory of Scott Johnson Concert was used to purchase an electronic drum kit, which I donated to the Fort York branch of the Toronto Public Library in memory of Scott. Anyone with a library card can play the drum kit for free. Thanks to everyone who made this possible with their very kind donations.


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October 1 , 2014: Two films featuring David Porteous music are on the festival circuit.

Boy Meets Girl : A Film by Eric Schaeffer. Check out Boy Meets Girl at the following Festivals:
- Hollywood Film Festival
- QFilms Long Beach Film Festival
- Outflix Film Festival
- Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Never Enough : A documentary film about collecting by Douglas Brown, featuring interviews with Alan Cross and DJ Efsharp.
- Kingston Film Festival (Jury Award Winner)

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September 30, 2014: I recently had the pleasure of mastering a couple fantastic albums by some very talented musicians from the UK. Check them out:
The Cormorant : Kindly Treatments for Fragile Brains
FujiAboveTheLightning : Monte Cristo

 

 

 

 

 

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