Glenn Milchem is drummer for Blue Rodeo. Glenn was drawn to drumming at age eight, partly because his neighbor was a drummer, but mostly because he just had an affinity for it.
Glenn Milchem got his first kit at age ten and started playing in school bands. He took drum lessons and also started playing the guitar, toying with song writing and singing.
Glenn Milchem started drumming with real bands once he got out of high school, in the early '80s. He eventually found his way on to the Queen Street circuit in Toronto, playing with Vital Sines, and then joining several other groups including Whitenoise, the Garbagemen, Groovy Religion, and the Plasterscene Replicas. Most of these bands released independent records.
In 1988, Glenn Milchem joined his first major label act, Andrew Cash. He played on Andrew's second album called “Boomtown”, and toured extensively with him through Europe, Canada and the United States. While with Andrew, Glenn continued to play with other artists, including Colin Linden, Malcolm Burn (who produced “Diamond Mine”), Andy Curran and Change of Heart, among others.
Glenn Milchem got a call from Jim Cuddy to audition for Blue Rodeo in December 1991. He was recruited and has been drumming with them ever since.
While playing with Blue Rodeo Glenn Milchem as continued to play with other bands, including my twin brother John’s project Starvin’ Hungry, Big Sugar, Mary Jane Lamond, Blurtonia, Lonnie James and many others.