For ‘boomers’ who came back to play classic R&B music you can’t throw away, Blend rummaged through its closets to find some vintage threads before heading off to groove to the beat of a live concert performance shoot. We had a heatwave burning in our hearts and we couldn’t keep from cryin’ as we played air sax and clicked photos in time with the music.
WHERE OUR PHOTOS WERE FEATURED:
Website • Social media • Communication materials
ROCK | RHYTHM & BLUES | SOUL
Music you can’t throw away
Boomerang is an exciting hard workin’ high energy six piece band playing R&B/soul/rock classics that will stir your soul.
As did every town, village and city in North America, Toronto gave birth to a cornucopia of rollicking musical entities. In 1965, one of these dubbed itself THE BLUE BEATS and picked up a Strat, a Tele, a Precision Bass, Ludwig drums and began to rock. RICK PEARSON and the brothers BRIAN AND TIM O’HARA got started there and soon matured from pop and rock ‘n roll tunes to the more urban and soulful music of the great American black artists as The Blue Beats became THE CRUSADE. This is when JOHN SWAIN came aboard.
The Crusade rocked the high school gyms and fraternity houses of the local universities for a couple of years until the end of high school when the band mates cast their fates to the four winds and The Crusade was no more. That was 1967 and the band took what is known in the music business as ‘a short break’….until 2006!
And now they are back, this time as BOOMERANG. What a perfect name for the band….’boomers’ who came back and play music that you can’t throw away.
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Blend on print and digital projects for the past four year. They are always professional and receptive to feedback. I can depend on them to deliver on time and help me out on rush projects.
Senior Marketing Officer
I am constantly amazed at the high quality of work they produce – the final products always exceed my expectations. The team is professional, efficient and always available to their clients. Working with the Blend Team has been an absolute pleasure and I look forward to working with them on future projects.
Antoniette Garda deCabezas
Development Officer, Special Events
Sinai Health Foundation
I have had the pleasure of working with Blend on a number of projects over the last 8 years. Ali and his team brings an amazingly creative mind to the table and delivers above and beyond what is expected. Their attention to detail and willingness and eagerness to work with clients definitely makes projects flow seamlessly. Without a doubt, I endorse Ali Khamis and Blend Creative Studio.
Director, Special Events & Sponsorship
The most noteworthy aspect of working with Ali is how quickly he 'got' what I was looking to do. He then was able to tranlate my ambiguous communication, multiple ideas/notions and vage references into a masterpiece so that I could say "that's it" - even though I wouldn't have known what I was looking for until I saw it. Ali is a gifted designer and has a talented extended network of others who can turn your idea into a commercial reality that is has style, sizzle and 'stickiness'
Senior Executive Management Consultant
John Swain & Associates
Blend Creative Studio has been a breath of fresh air with their creativity and knowledge. They have been able to produce quality websites that have a strong call to action, as well as assist with rebranding. Blend takes your vision and makes it a reality. The team all are experts in their own fields and each person works with you as a partner.
Founder + Marketing Consultant
Ali and the rest of the Blend Creative Studio. team truly deserve more than the "top 3" limit with respect to attributes that I can select. Personable, professional, extremely knowledgeable and talented, Ali has truly made our visions come true! Ali translated our disjointed and uninformed expressions of our wants for Bacchus Sommelier Services' look and feel into a spot on, stylish, eye-catching and attention getting brand. Our continued thanks and appreciation to Ali and the Blend Creative Studio team!
Quite simply, Ali is an artist. His flare for his designs are different from all others in his industry. He has most certainly made our company look different from our competitors. Thrilled with your work!
President + Author
The Holst Continuum
Ali and the Blend Creative Studio team provide the perfect "blend" of creative intent with ability to ground ideas in client requirements. They took our design need and materialized it by listening, explaining and sharing ideas to make sure that we were part of the process. I highly recommend Blend Creative Studio as a team that delivers brilliant concept and design in a high quality collaborative experience.
After working with Ali and his team at Blend Creative Studio for almost 9 years, I have all the confidence in the world to give them any task at hand and know that I can depend on them to pull it together no matter what. Not only do they complete the task at hand quickly, efficiently, and with the utmost care, they take it to the next level with their creative expertise and acute attention to detail. The dedication at Blend Creative Studio is unlike any other. With their talent, their future and their circle of business, is definitely something anyone would want to be a part of.
Operations Manager & Design Consultant
Fasada Home Remodelling
Ali and his team at Blend are truly experts with concept and design. They can articulate thoughts with images and color to generate powerful presentations beyond expectations. Their ability to capture my ideas and translate them into effective marketing materials is impressive and I would strongly recommend Ali and his team as part of any project requiring design elements.
Independant Consultant, Energy Technology
The quality of Blend's work and creativity is second to none. The branding they provided me with for my new company impressed me to no end. They go above and beyond expectations and I wholeheartedly endorse Blend Creative Studio and I recommend their services without reservations!
We have been working with Blend Creative Studios for quite a few years. They understood our products and helped us create a branding image that was consistent throughout all of our marketing material, from banners, brochures and website.
Sales & Marketing
Heron Instruments Inc.
Blend Creative Studio was unbelievably helpful to me when I was tasked with developing a marketing plan for camps at our 3 campuses. From developing logos to constructing websites and designing forms, Blend Creative outdid themselves. They exceeded expectations with their efficiency in meeting our deadlines and often went above and beyond when handling any revisions that needed to be made.
Leadership and Character Education, Summer Camp Co-ordinator Rotherglen School
Through Opening Hearts, I have had the pleasure of working with Blend Creative Studio on a number of projects. They have helped us create logos, postcards and sponsorship booklets – just to name a few. Their work has been very professional in all aspects. They are very creative, coming up extremely impressive designs for us. Ali, Lynn and everyone else at Blend are excellent at what they do and I highly recommend them.
Blend Creative Studio and I have had a lot of opportunities to work on many different projects together. From small-scale projects such as the refreshing old and tired creative to the development of new marketing collateral for Sunnybrook Foundation, YMCA of Greater Toronto and Children's Wish Foundation, Blend has consistently shown their ability to provide impactful and effective designs that help deliver the objectives of the initiatives. And unlike traditional design agencies, Ali and his team move at lightning speed to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
National Marketing Manager
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Communications & Membership
Cedar Springs Community Club
FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS
We would rather show, than tell.
Capture and engage your target market with the creativity of Blend Creative Studio. Contact us today to see how we can enhance your company's brand and design.
Blend Creative Studio Inc.
126 King Street West
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 0A9