Jason Sniderman was a member of the new wave band Blue Peter, joining towards the end of their run in 1983, in time for the recording and release of their final album, Falling. He has appeared as a guest musician on albums by other Canadian artists, including contributing keyboards on Randy Bachman's album Any Road, Chalk Circle's recording of 20th Century Boy, and recordings produced by fellow Blue Peter member Chris Wardman. He played keyboards on the albums Presto and Clockwork Angels by Rush and Don't Cry Too Hard by Leslie Spit Treeo, and played piano on 6 Blocks by Meryn Cadell.
In March 2018, Sniderman released the album Feast of Panthers under the pseudonym Ensign Broderick, a musical alter ego he had first created in childhood.
Sam the Record Man
Sam's was started by Sniderman's father, Sam Sniderman, as a sideline selling records in his brother's radio store in the 1930s. The company grew into a national chain, with a flagship store on Yonge Street in Toronto. Sam retired in 2000, and the majority of the chain was closed in 2001 after declaring bankruptcy. Jason Sniderman and his brother Bobby saved the store's iconic neon signs, and re-opened the Yonge St. location in 2002. An attempt at building the Sam's brand with online sales was not enough, however, with the rise of mp3 downloads and competition from chains such as HMV down the street, Sam's was forced to close in 2007.
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