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Interview: Neal Busby discusses career progression, upcoming project Gypsy Wytch

Neal Busby is a Toronto, Ontario-based drummer best known for his time in the Juno Award-winning heavy metal quintet Slik Toxik, who cultivated a dedicated fanbase with their two full length albums, 1992’s Doin’ The Nasty and 1994’s Irrelevant. Although the band’s dissolution was just as dizzying as their rise to fame, Busby stayed active in music with an assiduous drive that sustains him to this day. He and his wife Huguette Arsenault have since experienced substantial success with their band Twirl, a prolific post-punk/electronic duo whose catalogue has been licensed to over 550 TV shows. The two are also involved in Toxyk Chyld, a supergroup of Canadian musicians that derives its name from Slik Toxik and another of Busby’s formative bands, Chyld. In addition to releasing new Twirl and Toxyk Chyld material, Busby will soon launch a new project called Gypsy Wytch, featuring his wife on lead vocals.

On Wednesday, I invited Busby on Music Existence to discuss how he first solidified his craft as a drummer, his time with Slik Toxik and the bands that followed, and his primary takeaways from his career thus far.

Follow Neal Busby’s bands –

Twirl: Official Website|Facebook|Instagram|YouTube|Spotify

Toxyk Chyld: Facebook|YouTube|Spotify

About Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

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