While attending Dalhousie University, Blain played in the Spawning Grunions. Upon graduation, Blain and other band-mates formed the popular local band Big Ethel.
Blain parlayed his love for creating music into a career that started with scoring segments for CBC’s Sesame Park. This small project led to his first big contract as the in-house composer for Street Cents. Since then Blain has had the opportunity to work with creators, producers and directors who have helped shape Canadian film and television. Blain’s creativity is continuously expanding with every new film or television series and is evident in the diversity of his projects.
His reputation as the nicest guy you will ever meet, as well as his notorious need for perfection, is the reason Blain has earned the loyalty of producers, directors and writers for more than 20 years.
Current and Recent Projects
Moblees Season II, 2016 CBC Kids, Underway
Wishenpoof! Season II, 2016Underway, Amazon, Out of the Blue, Currently writing and recording songs for season II in U.S.
Mr. D, CBC 2016 , New Season underway, produced by Mike Volpe, Topsail.
Clay’s P.O.V., 2016 Season II Underway
Wishenpoof! 2015 Amazon Original , Season 1 Complete. From the creators of Blue’s Clue’s, and Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood.
The Moblees, 2014-15 CBC Kids. Season 1 complete! Lynn Oldershaw, Shaftesbury Films, Katrina Walsh.
TV Revolution, Tell Tale, The History of television as experienced in Canada, Tell Tale Inc. Edward Peill
Trailer Park Boy’s Season 10, wrapped, Mike Smith, Robb Wells, J.P. Tremblay
Santa Quest , John Dunsworth explores Santa culture around the world.
Dropped, Feature completed June 2014 for Boulevard Productions, Katrina Walsh
Trailer Park Boy’s, Christmas Special 2014
The Substitute, 2014
Comedian Gerry Dee poses as a substitute teacher at a private school.
Gerry Dee Comedy Special, 2013
CBC Special Starring Gerry Dee
Bite Me, 2013
Documentary on bed bugs by Tell Tale Productions. Edward Peill
New Feature from Mike Smith, Robb Wells, and J. P. Tremblay .
Thought provoking documentary deals with the impact of alternate energy sources in our communities. Brought to life by Bill Carr and Gola Taraschi-Carr . Beautiful performance art by Holly Carr.
Moving Day 2012
Mike Clattenburg’s delightful feature Moving Day. Starring Will Sasso, Charlie Murphy, and Gabrielle Miller.
Monster Math Squad
Credits (Series or Film Composer)
The Substitute, CBC, 2014
Wishenpoof!, Amazon, 2014-2015
Gerry Dee Comedy Special CBC, 2013
Trailer Park Boys, Season 1-10
Bite Me-Bed Bugs Invasion, Tell Tale Productions, CBC, 2013
Bell Aliant, Just in Time, 2013
Moving Day- Feature 2012
Borderline- Documentary 2012
Monster Math Squad-CBC kids 2012
Mr. D-CBC 2012
Afghan Luke-Feature, Mike Clattenburg 2011
Pirates Adventures in Art-CBC Kids 2010-2011
Happy Funtime Hour, Showcase 2011
Animal Mechanicals- CBC Kids 2009-2011
Bo On the Go – CBC 2008-2010
Countdown to Liquor Day, TPB II-Feature 2009
Remedy Me-W Network, Creative Atlantic 2010
Trailer Park Boys – The Movie 2006
Trailer Park Boys – Showcase
Poko – CBC
Olliver’s Under the Bed Adventures – Teletoon
Superships – Discovery
The Dockett – CBC Newsworld
Tall Ship Chronicles – Life Network
Rock Camp – CBC
Street Cents – CBC
Nan’s Taxi – Global
Farzzle’s World – Treehouse
Rideau Hall – CBC
Halifax Comedy Festival – CBC
Spilled Milk – CBC
Trailer Park Boys —-The Movie
Baba’s House – CBC
The Bette Macdonald Show – CBC
Mona Parsons Documentary – WTN
Kit Coleman Documentary – WTN
Wendy Lil – Playwright in Parliament
Pirates – YTV
Punk X – CBC
Janet Conners Documentary
BlackFly – Global
SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award 2013 “Animal Mechanicals”
SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award 2010 “Bo On the Go”
SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award 2009 “Bo On The Go”
Gemini Nominee 2006 Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series “Poko and Bibi of the Arctic”
Guild of Canadian Film Composers
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television