Covid’s Evil Twin – The Echo Pandemic

Covid’s Evil Twin - The Echo Pandemic Over the last few days, while chatting with two mental health care professionals, one here in Canada, and one in the U.S., both have alluded to what is becoming known as the echo pandemic. The echo pandemic refers to various peripheral resulting crises, including the mental health crisis, that we are beginning to have, and will continue to have once the virus is under control. As far as mental health goes, there are (at least) two things at play: First, the incredible upheaval and disruption of Covid-19 has brought

August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|


OTBChat: HOW TO STAY FIT AT HOME OTBChat host Ace Piva chats about fitness with special guest Brandon Bliss (MONSTER TRUCK), as they sweat through a workout with fitness coach KARINA VEE! Special thank you to @andreamariemac at @fitontour Photo By: Lars Krüger FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: MONSTER TRUCK Facebook: Youtube: Instagram: Twitter: OVER THE BRIDGE Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: KARINA VEE Instagram: FIT ON TOUR Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: ----------------------- Disclaimer - Please note that information from this site should never be used substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor

August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|


Due to recent events please join us as we take steps of action to provoke accountably and change. In solidarity with the music industry, Over The Bridge will observe blackout Tuesday, but will continue offering zoom online - peer support programs to our community members Join us today (Tuesday, June 2nd) between 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST on zoom, for your peer-peer support check-in. CLICK HERE TO JOIN

June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|


Last week OTB asked our social media followers on Instagram  “WHEN YOUR FEELING DOWN, HOW DO YOU ASK FOR HELP?” We received a lot of great feedback and tips. We want to thank everyone who messaged us with their suggestions, and told us what has worked for them. Over The Bridge has put together a list of 5 WAYS HOW MUSICIANS CAN HOW WE CAN ASK FOR HELP! For many musicians and crew, this is the most difficult step. Some may feel like they have to swallow their pride. Think to yourself, "What will happen if

May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

OTBMusic: BRIAN MELO – MONDAY APRIL 6 @ 2-2:30 pm:

MONDAY APRIL 6 @ 2-2:30 pm: OTBMusic: BRIAN MELO WHEN: MONDAY APRIL 6th 2pm-2:30pm WHERE: OTBMusic Guest: BRIAN MELO Hamilton singer-songwriter Brian Melo became a household name in 2007 after winning Canadian Idol and embarked on a personal journey to in some small way change the world through music. Brian has released two albums, and has shared the stage with the likes of Queen, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Alanis Morissette Chicago, and fellow Idol Kelly Clarkson.   Now out of Nashville, TN, Brian performs with APOLLO'S CROWN. Brian's passion for music and people is always

April 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Friday March 27th at 4:30pm (pdt) / 7:30(est): OTBChat: Surviving Suicide

Tour Manager, Mental health advocate, founder of Keep The Beat Alive, and friend of Over The Bridge, Chris Musgrave sits down to talk with golden gate bridge suicide survivor Kevin Hines on OTBChat on Facebook Live Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart. He is a best-selling author, global public speaker, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived.

March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

THURSDAY MARCH 19 @ 7-8 pm: OTBChat: What to do with our downtime

THURSDAY MARCH 19 @ 7-8 pm: OTBChat: What to do with our downtime WHEN: THURSDAY MARCH 19 @ 7-8pm WHERE: CONVERSATION TOPIC: What to do with our downtime GUEST: Chris Lose – International touring lighting director / HOST: Ace Piva WHAT IS THIS: OTBChat host Ace Piva will be joined by International touring lighting director Chris Lose, here on OTB’s Facebook Live. Ace and Chris invite you to tune in and continue the conversation about what touring crew can be doing with our newly found downtime due to COVID-19. Chris Lose is the Designer Relations Manager for Ayrton Lighting, an international touring

March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|


COVID-19 STATEMENT Together with music makers around the world, Over The Bridge continues to follow the current developments in Canada and throughout the world the rapid global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) with deep concern.   The pandemic is now spreading across Canada, and has deeply affected our music community. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandably a source of anxiety and fear for many. Practical information on responding to the virus and mitigating its spread is available from local public health officials, as well as from the federal and provincial governments, and should be heeded. Music makers and fans are encouraged

March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Radical Act: Canadian Musicians in Conversation About Being Sober in an Industry Built on Booze

A Radical Act: Canadian Musicians in Conversation About Being Sober in an Industry Built on Booze By Adam Feibel Original Published Feb 28, 2020in Exclaim Magazine. Click here for Original Article Alcohol abuse is rampant in the music industry. Hollerado’s Jake Boyd, Pony’s Sam Bielanski, singer-songwriter Ansley Simpson and Single Mothers’ Drew Thomson discuss getting and staying sober, how it’s impacted their lives and how they move forward creatively In the life of a musician, it’s lamentably easy to fall into substance abuse. It’s a career that comes with a highly social lifestyle. Much of a musician’s work takes

March 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|
Go to Top
Click to listen highlighted text!