Jean-Paul is a Canadian musician based in Northwestern Ontario working professionally as a performing artist, composer and producer since 2007. He has toured across North America and Europe, with various award nominations, national video and radio play and more. When offstage De Roover is an engineer, composer, and producer working in various formats ranging from commercials to feature films, planetariums to 3D IMAX and much more.Website
Mack has been working professionally in music and audio since 2011, with a background as a musician, an audio engineer, and a live sound technician. He played as a bassist in the long running acoustic math rock group Don't You(,) Mean People? which went on several Canadian tours, released 5 albums and more. He recently graduated from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART) with honours, specializing in music production and live sound/event production in addition to studying film production at Confederation College earlier in his career.
Tim started his music journey playing the accordion at age 9. His first instrument was a small piano accordion with only 12 buttons and a reduced keyboard. Over time, he graduated to a full size accordion and later performed using both piano and chromatic button accordions. Tim graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Music from Lakehead University in 2016 with focus on composition. He received additional classical guitar and vocal training while studying at Lakehead. Currently he performs vocals and plays the accordion, organ and keyboards, with Ukkon3n.
Dennis Dumphy is a self-taught musician from Sioux Lookout, ON that started drumming at 13. In 2006 he attended the Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts in for music recording and live sound. He then traveled to San Diego in 2007 to study with drummer/composer Marco Minnemann and has also collaborated with Derek Roddy. In 2008-2009 he placed 2nd in the Canada-wide "Mapex Drumheroes" competition. In addition to providing percussion for commercial and radio productions, Dennis has performed, recorded and/or consulted with a wide variety of artists.Website
Chris Dorota is a technician and audio engineer in Northern Ontario. He’s been responsible for designing and maintaining various facilities including Dougall Media, Dining Room Studios and most recently a complete redesign of Confederation College's Multimedia building. He’s earned several awards and nominations through the Northern Ontario Music & Film Awards for Best Engineer on various projects, but when he’s not pushing faders he’s on stage playing bass for several different groups including Greenbank, Wax Philosophic and more.
Megan De Roover holds a PhD in theatre and performance studies (2018) from Arizona State University. Her work has been generously supported by multiple scholarships, fellowships and awards in both Canada and the US. Outside of her personal research, she has spent years working and volunteering in collaboration with arts organizations and independent artists on grant and funding projects and is excited to continue that work with Blueprints. Megan currently teaches at the University of Waterloo in the department of Communication Arts.