Desert Island Discs!

Purveyors of all things prog, Gonzo Weekly, features the one and only Martin Springett and his Top 10 Desert Island Discs. What would be on your list?

The Masterful Don Geppert


Happy Canada Day folks! It’s a perfect day to celebrate and listen to Canadian music. One such Canadian we’d like to celebrate is Don Geppert! Don was the original producer on THE GARDENING CLUB and the record was recorded at his Captain Audio studio (the logo was done by none other than Martin Springett!). Don was a member of the BC-based psychedelic garage band The Reign and has worked with a number of wonderful Canadian musicians including prog favourites STARCHILD on their “Children of the Stars” LP that was released on the legendary Axe Records.
Don has been a part of THE GARDENING CLUB since the beginning and was integral in its revitalization: he mastered the new six-song EP SONGS FROM THE GREENHOUSE and completely remastered the digital version of THE GARDENING CLUB. This digital version is a completely new experience and is a testament to Don’s incredible talent and work ethic.
Listen to Don’s incredible work on THE GARDENING CLUB here!

The Gardening Club Reviewed!

Check out this wonderfully thoughtful review of THE GARDENING CLUB project, which you can get your paws on here!
“The Gardening Club or What’s For Tea is a journey through a wonderful world of imagination. The images have a poetic quality wherein the reader is invited to interpret the story as it resonates with his or her own experiences. In wending one’s way through the pages of this boldly illustrated graphic novel one encounters delightfully whimsical musings rendered in colourful images and playful language. But there is also the deeper and perhaps darker mystery lurking just below the surface of things.
The Gardening Club’s Songs From the Potting Shed is a collections of 6 tunes each possessing a very distinct identity of its own; yet all are subtly connected through the accomplished authorship of Martin Springett. Springett’s work is like no one else’s. It seems with every composition he breaks new ground. The songs on this record are an excellent addition to his catalogue and, for the first time listener, the perfect introduction to an impressive body of work by a truly gifted singer/songwriter.”
— Terry Findlay  is a retired elementary school teacher, musician and software designer living in Victoria, BC