High Park Society

 
 

About

Location Mississauga, Ontario CANADA
Formed 2015
Members Founding member Frank Babic
  Contributing members:
 

On Your Minddjmagic85 on trumpet, Emily Dolan Davies on drums

When Bowie Died - taranplamondon on english horn

Indecision  JorgeTrumpet on trumpet

   
  All music composed and performed by Frank Babic, with contributing members as noted. Mixed and mastered by André Mina.
   
Videos

Indecision by enjomagcalen

When Bowie Died by Sharonstan

On Your Mind by Hailey MacIsaach

   
 Bio

The roots of High Park Society took hold in Babic’s lifelong love of well-orchestrated, catchy New Wave and moody modern rock music by artists like The Cure, The Housemartins and David Bowie and expert songwriters like Lou Reed and Morrissey. He began to formally study organ at an early age and, eager to express his own ideas and put his observations to music, also picked up guitar and voice. Eager to collaborate with others, he started playing in bands in high school, fine-tuning his technique and artistic ethos. While at university studying Civil Engineering, he began to play with an R&B/soul band called Soulhammer and a three-piece rock band and became fascinated by the many unexpected ways the individual voices of instruments can come together. He began work on a solo music project using home studio recording and started to learn about the finer points of engineering, mixing and production through both formal and self-study.   

 

As he pursued professional work as an engineer, Babic picked up with several local bands as a lead guitarist and songwriter. His drive to play music led him to pursue a career as a professional engineer in acoustics, noise and vibration engineering, where he has remained for over 20 years. It was his professional career that also brought him back to the excitement of the recording studio where High Park Society was born, out of his desire to create classic rock and ‘80s alternative with a twist. Babic has also used this project to connect through the power of technology with other songwriters, musicians and artists from around the globe who regularly contribute to his recordings.

 

Based in Mississuaga, Ontario, Babic has released two previous singles as High Park Society: “Indecision”; “When Bowie Died.” His latest single “On Your Mind” is available now.