Jason Filipchuk    

Jason Filipchuk who performs under the name The Hobbyist is a Vancouver BC based electronic musician. Experimenting with various styles, The Hobbyist stays away from recycled samples or prescribed beats that fit into set genres. His music delights the mind with psychedelic soundscapes while keeping the rhythmic ebbs, flows and pulses of dance music.

The Hobbyist draws on his love for the singer-songwriters that he grew up with such as John Prine and Townes Van Zandt and injects that sense of storytelling and craft into his electronic pieces; often incorporating audio recordings of friends, family and unsuspecting strangers.

After spending years recording and touring with electronic and industrial bands Jason tired of playing other people’s music and embarked on the path to produce his own sound.  

The Hobbyist’s Live PA sets are a sight to see with a glut of gear: Up to 4 synthesizers, 3 drum machines, Kaoss pads, lap steel guitar, and a laptop that he runs through a 16 channel mixing board to conduct each "robot" into deftly orchestrated layers of sound. 


2014 May 29  Rave Aid @ Studio East Vancouver, BC

2014 Jan 24 Texture and Light @ Studio 56, Powell River, BC

2013 Sept 7 Aurora Festival, Powell River,BC

2012 May 5 Bassis @ Ironroad Studio, Vancouver, BC

2011 June 10 Beaumont Studios Vancouver, BC

2010 July 16, 17, 18 

Soundwave Music Festival @

The Chill Stage and The Meadow Stage, Ucuelet, BC


2009 July 11 & 12 Soundwave Music Festival @ The Chill Stage and The Meadow Stage, Ucuelet, BC


2009 May 15  East Van Studios (opened for Franklin De Costa)

2008 May 9 Soundwave Music Festival @ The Meadow Stage, Ucuelet, BC 

2005-08 Various Vancouver underground venues (performing with The Just Us League, Tim Hill, DJ 2 Cent, The Violator, Dj Jerms and Jeff Little as Only Robots) 


2000- 2011 Keyboard player in The Mysterons  

1998-2003 Touring North America, Japan, Australia and Europe as the keyboard player for Strapping Young Lad and Front Line Assembly












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