Critical Mass is dedicated to bringing the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ to the youth and young-at-heart.  In particular, we want to use our music and videos to help teach about His Church.

We are faithful to the teaching Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and we are committed to working together with our other brothers and sisters in Christ to bring His saving message to the world. We strive to do this by creating music which is relevant artistically to the current culture. 

We would like to encourage other Catholic artists to strive to continue to improve their artistic skills and with them give greater glory to our Wonderful God.


Members

Name: David Wang (Lead Vocals)
Born: Yes
Occupation: Professor, University of Waterloo (Robotics, UAVs, Telehaptics), former President of Handshake VR
Spare Time Activities: Soccer player and coach, music columnist, running after my nine children
Fav Bands: DC Talk, Steve Taylor, Beatles, POD and too many others to mention
Fav Food: Chinese food, of course!
Fav Saint: Mary, Mother of God
Gear: Just ma vocal cords

Name: Luke Jan Matthew Kupczyk (Guitars & Backup Vocals)
Birthdate: Sept 1, 1982
Occupation: Engineering Student Extraordinaire (University of
Waterloo) / being a nuisance
Spare Time Activities: Soccer, Hockey, Cardio
Fav Bands: Stabbing Westward, Weezer, P.O.D., All Star United, Green Day etc.
Fav Food: Tripe Soup :)
Fav Saint: St.Francis of Assisi
Gear: (as of Sept, 2004) Highway 1 and American Series Fender Stratocasters, Peavey Delta Blues and Studio Pro II amplifiers, pedalboard setup: Amps --> Line 6 DL4 --> Big Muff (Russian) --> Ibanez DS-7 --> Ibanez TS-9 --> Boss Chorus Ensemble --> Boss Super Shifter --> MXR Phase 90 --> Digitech Auto Wah --> Electroharmonix "The Worm" --> Tuner --> Guitar

Name: Lawrence Lam (Keyboards)
Born: January 14, 1981 - Toronto
Born again of Water (Baptized): St. Timothy's, Toronto - April 6, 1985
Born again of the Spirit (Confirmed): St. Bonaventure, Toronto - April 7, 1995
Patron Saints: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Augustine, St. Cecilia
Home: Toronto
What I'm doing when I'm not playing music: VP Internal, Federation of Students, at the University of Waterloo.
Other gigs: Keyboardist and songwriter for Nuclear Night
(www.nuclearnight.ca) and former Canadian Idol finalist Mikey Bustos (www.mikeybustos.ca)
What's in my MP3 player: Kanye West ft Mase - Jesus Walks rmx; Mercy Me - I Can Only Imagine; MC Just - Gates of Hell; Pierced - Soulja; Point 5 Covenant - Lust; kj52 - Dear Slim Pt 2
Gear: Anything with a keyboard, God will bless it as long as it's not an accordion.

Name: Scott Andrew McKendrick (Bass & Backup Vocals)
Born: June 1st, 1982 - Alliston, Ontario.
Occupation: Network Technician, I.T. Support.
Spare Time: Co-host of a Christian Radio show, "Over the Edge," (www.OverTheEdgeMusic.CA). Avid gamer! Teaching my cat to enjoy the little things in life... like him!
Fav Bands: Anberlin, Skillet, Family Force 5, MuteMath, Switchfoot, Enter The Haggis, Moxy Fruvous, Linkin Park.
Fav Food : Anything involving salsa, sour cream, ranch dressing, and a Mexican flair. Mmmm... Taco Salad...
Fav Prayer: Guardian Angel Prayer
Gear: Variax Bass

Name: Paul Kieffer (Drums)
Birthday: Aug 13, 1982
Baptized and Confirmed: Sacred Heart Parish, Walkerton, ON.
Music background: Started playing drums in a band called Not Our Own, which later developed into the Mustardseeds Youth Band. Played a lot of Praise and Worship both in the Parish (Holy Family, Hanover) and abroad (Toronto, Oakville, Cornwall).
Current Studies: Second year Law and Security Administration, Conestoga College, Kitchener.
Occupation: Student, Armed Guard with an Armoured Car Company.
Spare Time: Strumming Guitars, reading books, watching movies, flying (private pilot's license).
Gear: 7pc Pearl Export Kit, DW Double Bass pedal, various cymbals, all kinds of other percussion toys......
Fav Artists: Jeremy Camp, Big Dismal, Reliant K., P.O.D., Jars of Clay, Third Day......

Name: Dave Flitton (Guitar/Keyboard/Backing Vocals)
Birth date: May 14, 1965
Occupation: Teacher, Waterloo Catholic Board, former Mount Mary Retreat Leader and owner of Writ In Water Sound Creations (recording studio - www.writinwatermusic.ca – under construction)
Spare Time Activities: - keeping my wife and my 4 kids happy, cardio, twiddling dials in my recording studio and composing all the time!
Fav Bands: The Cure, Bauhaus, Bob Marley, Sublime, Weezer, U2, Stiff Little Fingers, and too many more to list here!! 5;)
Fav Food: everything – I’m a total barbecue fanatic! There’s nothing I can’t BBQ!!!Fav Saint: St. Therese of Liseux (patron saint of loss of parents and sickness), St. Cecilia (patron saint of music)
Fav Prayer: Prayer of St. Nicholas of Flüe and The Pieta
Other Gigs: currently leader of The Result, I am also a guitarist/keyboardist for Devine
What’s in my MP3 player: Less than Jake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Critical Mass (natch!!), The Resistance, Radiohead …..
Gear: depends on my mood! - guitar – Fender Custom Telecaster/ Gibson Epiphone ES355 or Gothic SG/Roland Guitar Synth G-700 – Behringer A/B pedal – Behinger wah pedal – DOD Yngwie Malmsteen Overdrive pedal – Behringer VAMP PRO – Danelectro Backwards Delay – Alesis Quadraverb GT – Roland G-700 controller and anything else that can give me a good wucka-wucka feedbacky/delay type of noisy sound! – keyboard – anything KORG!!! (M1, Triton, X5

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Name: Harvey Armoogan (Mixing Console / Backup for the Backup Guitarist)
Birthdate: January 4, 1968
Occupation: Software Developer (Region of Waterloo) and Audio Engineer (Vision Works Media)
Spare Time Activities: Adjusting my electric guitars (and Luke's, and Paul's, and Scott's...) and trying to keep the band equipped with the best gear possible
Fav Bands: Stryper, Mastedon, Barren Cross, Whitecross, Kansas, and Foreigner
Fav Food: Chinese buffet
PA Gear: Carvin system (Carvin Corporation) with additional processing equipment from ART, BBE, Behringer, and Lexicon
Guitar Gear: Carvin guitars and amps (studio). 1991 Ibanez RG560 guitar with custom Stryper finish and tung-oiled back of neck equipped with Seymour Duncan & Carvin pickups through a Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 amp simulator (live).

Alumni

Kerry O'Brien- Drummer
Tracey Doyle- Percussion
Timothy Lucero- Drummer
Jodie Wang- Vocalist
Matt Devine- Songwriter, guitarist, vocalist
Tim Devine- Songwriter, keyboards
Eric Kubica- Songwriter, bass, guitar
Tom Pawelko- Guitarist, vocalist
Sharon Pawelko- Vocalist
Matt Biesrchbach- Drummer
Lorraine Adams- Vocalist

Critical Mass Productions has a full slate of video production capabilities.  Our previous work can be seen in the youtube videos below.  Email David Wang for more information.

Mags- I've got you under my skin