Throughout the past 20 years Eugene has been well known in the Ottawa community as a music promoter, currently owner of Zaphod Beeblebrox. Some of the artists he has presented include: Radiohead, Cesaria Evora, Great Big Sea, Nickelback, Rheostatics, Skydiggers, Alanis Morissette, Bo Diddley, Ani Difranco, The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Yo La Tengo, Charlie Major, The Tragically Hip, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Reverend Horton Heat, Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, Jonathan Richman, Rufus Wainwright, Sloan, Burning Spear, and many, many more.
Eugene has also produced many benefit concerts for various causes supporting children, abused women, native peoples, ethnic peoples, the environment and human rights. He created a nationwide petition to try and save the RCMP Band. He has been a judge for the Juno Awards twice. He has been a speaker at North By Northeast, a major international music conference. For many years he has volunteered to share his story and inspire teenagers from all across Canada at the Terry Fox Center. He is no stranger to media and has appeared in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, radio programs and television news stories: locally, nationally and internationally. He is a regularly sought-out commentator and featured in various media on subjects as diverse as fashion, food, music and politics. He was invited by the Office of the Mayor to contribute to the discussions envisioning the City of Ottawa of the year 2020.
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