Soon after “The Saints” union ran it’s course, it was on to hard rock group My Mother Grooves (2002 – 2003), a regular fixture on Calgary’s local bar scene frequenting premier rock rooms such as “Morgan’s Pub”, “Buckinghams Pub”, “The Rusty Cage”, “The King’s Head”, “Joker’s Pub”, and “The Rose and Crown (Banff)”.
After a brief hiatus from playing music (2003 – 2007) it was time to pick up where he left off, and before long Jeff was recruited to play a limited run with Brian Mason and The Arrivals, helping to flesh out a uniquely retro-rock sound in support of Singer/songwriter Brian Mason’s CD “Almost There”. Several performances ensued including the CD Release party at “The Engineered Air Theatre” in Calgary’s Epcor Center.
In the summer of 2010 he was hired on for a brief stint with long-time local roots rock warrior Alex Boisselle with shows at “The Ironwood”, “Palomino”, “Ship & Anchor”, and “Original Joe’s (south)”. This was yet another in a long line of valuable experiences Jeff has utilized to great advantage over the years, integrating the different musical styles as building blocks towards honing his craft and developing a diverse and layered musical background from which to draw upon.
It was also in 2010 that Jeff yearned to once again find a permanent musical home, something in the form of an original collaboration he would feel connected to and inspired by. The bands that resonated most were those with a modern day indie/garage rock sensibility, and upon meeting Jonny Dukes and Joelle Glass it became apparent that a synergy was forming, and the essential ingredients would be a texture in sound reminiscent of bands from the 90s rock era – serving up power-pop melodies laced with punk-infused rock riffage.