An eclectic collective of cool cats with a desire to bring a curated quality of events to our local scene. With a focus on bangin' bass, diverse tastings of musical medleys, and a community that shares our passion for the culture we want to cultivate - our humble beginnings predate yesteryear. Founded early 2017 on a dream of establishing a music festival on Half Moon Lake, our fledgling little company has realized that we need to get there with baby steps.... so we threw some boogie shoes on those baby feet, and we're quickly dancing our way to our goal. If you're looking for good music, good drinks, and good times - I highly recommend you come smile with us
Born in the depths of Edmonton and raised in the outskirts of Sherwood Park I had a love for music from a very young age starting with piano lessons and obsessing over tapes like Fats Domino and the Rolling Stones. As I grew my interest in electronic music was sparked for the first time when I got my hands on a very impactful album which was "Big Shiny Tunes 2” with songs like Block Rocking Beats by the Chemical Brothers. From there, I was hooked progressing into Daft Punk and still keeping my love for old time blues and funk. In 2006 I had my first festival experience, not knowing what I was getting myself into I hitched a ride to Shambhala, Coachella, Holy Ship, North Country Fair, Astral Harvest and the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Fest followed that experience. Once I had being to a few of these there was a high interest in becoming more involved. After a few volunteer stints and attempts to contribute by being in the most creative costume possible I knew I needed to be on the organization side of these events. Frequenting events for years I grew a love for the local music scene which is rich with talent. Using my 14 years of construction and small business management experience I was invited to by Dan Meyer to throw a music festival which we would call Half Moon Rising Music Festival. In the process of this we decided to start the little smile on the Edmonton and Western Canada’s music scene you all know as Cheshire Productions.
Music has always played a major role in my life and I honestly could not live with out it!! My older brother Alex Putnam introduced me into the blues scene when I was around 16 years old. I remember being blown away watching them jam in my parents basement and thought how damn cool that was. He used to try and sneak me into various venues throughout the city by giving me his ID or just walking in with the band but usually got stopped due to how young I looked! Not only did my brother have a major influence on me in terms of love for music, but my parents as well. Hearing their stories about the incredible shows they used to attend throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s have never gotten old to me! A lot of their friends have been involved in the music industry for quite sometime now and a lot of my passion and love for ALL genres of music come from them! Much love guys!
I also have a MASSIVE passion for hiking and fly-fishing. Which lead me to getting a Restoration Ecology diploma through my love for the outdoors and have been Environmental Consulting for 4 years now! If I’m not attending shows or festivals throughout the summer I’m usually driving my boogie van into the country for fishing or to just relax in the peace and quiet.
I was born in Edmonton, raised out on Stony Plain. At a young age I had very one dimensional musical tastes. I liked classic rock and reggae. Nothing else. As time progressed as did my musical appetite. With some of my very best friends I found myself at Shambhala on the very last night of 2009. Wandering around the grounds I experienced as much as I could in one night. Like that, I was opened to a whole new world. Not just electronic music, but bluegrass, rap, jazz, hip-hop and blues. My appetite grew and with it a want to build something of our own. Late in 2017 I and a couple of friends were polishing a bar with our coat sleeves, and thinking to ourselves, “why not us?” out of this a plan began to form. Within a short time we were opening a bank account and planning our first show. The rest…will make history.
Kenny is a seasoned video creator and artist. Although experienced and technically grounded as a camera operator, Kenny’s key strengths lie in post production. With extensive operating experience on a wide variety of equipment, as well as directing & producing. He has worked with a broad spectrum of clients including Edmonton Tourism, The City of Edmonton, Ledcor, Finning Canada and WildTV. This video guru is also a fully certified drone pilot!