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“One of my youngest memories at four years old was him quitting drums in 1979, literally destroying his drum set.”

Jeremy Taggart is a household name in Canadian music due to his 21-year career with iconic rock band Our Lady Peace. Taggart began playing with OLP at the age of seventeen and from there on out he experienced life on the road playing packed venues and making records. In 2014 it all came to an end for him with OLP and he decided to reinvent himself. Enter Taggart & Torrens podcast.

Their podcast has been downloaded (at the time of writing this) over four million times! They have toured their musical/comedy act, wrote a best-selling book titled “Canadianity: Tales From The True North Strong And Freezing” and they even released an album this year titled “Bahds”. They have managed to create a buzz with their show by infusing strong Canadian flare that we Canucks can strongly relate to and a serious dose of comedy.

On a more personal note, it was an absolute honor to record this episode. Given the fact that I am Canadian and grew up during the era in which OLP was in the Canadian music spotlight, Taggart was definitely a major influence to me growing up with drums. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.

In this episode:

You will hear about…

  • Touring in Canada
  • Mushroom fish n’ chips and cowboy boots
  • How the podcast started with Jonathan Torrens and everything they have worked on together
  • The early days of Jeremy’s drumming and starting with OLP

Why you should listen:

First and foremost, this is just a fun and hilarious hang. Taggart & Torrens is a very casual and comical podcast, which I strongly recommend! I did want to capture the spirit of their program in this episode. A dash of interview amongst random conversation. There is by no means anything essential in this episode except for some good laughs.

Check out TnT’s new record Bahds
Canadianity: Tales From The True North Strong And Freezing
Taggart & Torrens Podcast

Photo Credit: Aaron McKenzie Fraser

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