Lonnie has been involved and playing music from early childhood. Raised in a Country/Gospel background with the “Burma Family Band” while growing up, Lonnie played around the Edmonton music scene in the 1970’s to the mid-80’s in various Country, Jazz, Rock and Blues settings. After studying at Grant MacKewan College in a Performance Major, Lonnie relocated to British Columbia and continued his musical career as drum shop owner, educator and musician.
Throughout his career, Lonnie has had the privilege to play with notables such as Tommy Banks, Pat Labarbera, Ian McDougall, Phil Nimmons, Campbell Ryga, Ross Taggert, Jens Lindemann and more.
Currently, Lonnie is educating many future percussionists at his private studio in Kelowna as well as performing with the OSO, Europa, various local artists, choirs, festivals, theatre & church productions and school workshops throughout BC. Lonnie’s passion to function in different musical styles combined with a multi-percussionist capacity is a tremendous contribution for any musical situation!