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David Hickey

December 6, 1967

Crystal Journey and David Hickey performs with 8-10 Paiste Planet, Symphonic and Sound Creation Gongs. Every Gong features a strong fundamental note tuned to represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties of the Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets. This Theory is based upon Pythagorean Cosmology.

2 Persian Santoor's. The Santoor is an Indo-Persian trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer or string musical instrument made of walnut with seventy-two strings. It is the national musical instrument of Iran. It dates back to ancient time, Mesopotamia (1600-911 BC) and Babylonia. It's a Beautiful sounding instrument often sounding like a piano. The Gongs and Santoor are accompanied by 6-8 Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. Each produces a pure note or tone, the purest there is.

Crystal Journey has been touring Canada and the US coast to coast for the past 22 years and has performed over 1700 shows. Crystal Journey has also released 9 CDs to date. I have played the Bowls and Gongs accompanied by various musicians as well as with the Winnipeg Chamber Orchestra in June of 2006.

As 2023 unfolds and 2024 approaches, I hope to create more awareness of my music through new recordings, a greater online presence and some live videos. The world and in particular the human race is at a crossroads. Music can help ease some of our stress and hostility. Each Crystal Journey concert is aimed at providing the audience with a safe and relaxing environment. Each of my performances are completely improvised, and unique. The music attracts a full range of listeners. My concerts are typically in two sets, each lasting about an hour in length.

My main musical inspirations are, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Gord Downie, John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Who, Jerry Garcia to name a few.

Mission Statement:

To create expansive and improvised music, to awaken consciousness and to provide a Cosmic Musical Journey into the Unknown.

Some notable performances include:

New Years Eve 2020. A sold out event at the Burlington Art Gallery. 

2019 West Coast Summer/Fall Tour. Over 60 shows performed in 90 day's.

Multipal Concerts at The Famed Zoetic Theatre in Hamilton.

East Coast Canada Tour Fall 2018. 36 Shows in 45 Day's Including 18 In A Row

West Coast Tour Spring 2012 & 2019. 55 shows in 65 day’s
Summerhill Winery Pyramid in Kelowna, BC-2009-10 and 2012
New Years Eve Sold out show of 300, Mt Mary, Ancaster, ON 2011

The Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, BC-2009 and 2010
New Years Eve Hamilton Place Studio Theatre- Decemebr 2010
Norman Rothsein Theatre in Vancouver, BC-2009
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre In Whistler, BC - 2009
Spring 2009 US East Coast and Cross Canada Tour
Journey Through The Solar System Tour (17 Shows Ending At CBC) - 2008
The First Annual Crystal Journey Acres Performances - July And August 2008
San Francisco and Los Angeles Sound Healing Conferences - May 2008
The 2008 US Tour (Seattle to Buffalo) - April to June 2008
The Canadian Coast To Coast Tour - March to April 2008
Chinese New Year Celebration, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario- February 2007
Glenn Gould CBC Studio(Sold Out Show), Toronto, Ontario April 2007 and April 2008
Hillside Festival, Guelph, Ontario- July 2007
Yoshadra Ashram, Kootney Lake, BC- August 2007
Whistler Summer Festival, Whistler, BC- August 2007
Havergal College, Toronto, Ontario- November 2007
Chinese New Year Celebration, Toronto, ON - Feb 2006
Tibetan Cultural Pagent, Centrepointe Theater in Ottawa, March 2006
Opening Performance for Alfa YaYa Diallo - Hamilton, ON - Feb 2006
Art of Living Centre, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Quebec City, QC - 2005
Addiction and Rehabilitation Clinic - Halifax, NS - 2005
Hospice Conference - Alliston, ON - 2005
Spring Tune Up, Hospice Conference - Hamilton, ON - 2004 & 2005
Wicca Fest - Honeywood, ON - 2004 & 2005
Bloorview Childrens Hospital - Toronto, ON - 2005
Raw Food Festival - London, ON - 2005
Water for Peace Festival - Southampton, ON - 2005
Red River Lodge Safe House - Winnipeg, MB - 2005
Whitefish Ojibway Community - Birch Island, ON - 2005
Circle of Friend Cancer Support Group - Thunderbay, ON - 2005
International Buskers Festival - Halifax, NS - 2004 & 2005
The Music Room - Halifax, Nova Scotia - 2005-2008-2018
Kaleidoscope Festival - Ottawa, ON - 2004
Hamilton Place Performing Arts Centre - Hamilton, ON - 2004