Brock Skywalker Armstrong is a founding member of the Alberta band Captain Tractor and since Tractor’s inception, back in 1993, Brock has become a permanent fixture in the Canadian music scene as a roducer, singer, musician, engineer, promoter and Artistic Director of the (former) Waynefest Music Festival.
After leaving Captain Tractor in the fall of 2004, Brock released a solo album called Cerebral Re-Runs released under the name “Brock Skywalker & His Irregular Heartbeats” (he says the name was forced on him by fellow Albertan musicians Paul Bellows and Kris Demeanor) irreverently referring to Brock’s heart-health issues.
Brock’s music has been called “smirk worthy pop” by Mike Ross of the Edmonton Sun, and Brock agrees with this assessment. He brandishes the title “Multi-Instrumentalist-Hack”, a title given to him by the comedy act (and his good friends) The Arrogant Worms. He earned this title by playing 11 instruments but “none of them very well”.
Brock has produced albums for: Carrie Horachek, Fred Nachbauer, Kris Demeanor, and Heather Hutchison. He has mastered albums for: Painting Daisies, Geoff Berner, Heather Hutchison, Kris Demeanor and Easy Life Club. He has also played on albums for: Captain Tractor, Paul Gross, Kris Demeanor, Jon Nordstrom, Carrie Horachek, Heather Hutchison, James Alex Murdoch, and Leigh Friesen. He has recorded music for TV shows such as: Due South, Higher Ground, The Chris Isaak Show and a handful of independent films.