Rick Keene is a former radio guy (k103.7fm) and music journalist.
With over three hundred interviews and concert reviews – his knowledge within the music industry is first rate. Online he carries on to educate and promote new and established artists through words and music.
Four time judge of Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge and three time judge for Rock of Dimes.
Always looking to get back on the radio and other opportunities.
Jordan Officer and Susie Arioli
David Henman – April Wine, The Dudes, Prism, The Debutantes
Ritchie Henman – April Wine
This is a site devoted to all the people who make and love music.
John Lennon’s and The Beatles’ Rolls Royce
Bruce Johnston and Mike Love – The Beach Boys
It is an opportunity for established
and up and coming artists to divulge their stories to music lovers everywhere.
My love began when I was 13. I heard the
Rolling Stones‘ song Angie on the radio. Once I found out who sang it, I realized I had five Stones`albums in my room that my older sister had given me. My first paycheck – I bought 26 more Stones `albums. I was hooked on their music ever since along with R and B, Soul, Country, Gospel and the Blues. All the genres the Stones have been successful in. Edit
At 15 – I toured
Southern Ontario with my cousin`s band; Sleight of Hand as a `roadie`. Meeting players such as Jeff Healy, Ronnie Hawkins and Robbie Robertson.
Lee Rocker – The Stray Cats
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to speak and get to know guys like Jerry Mercer, Jimmy Clench, Brian Greenway, Jim, Ritchie and David Henman of April Wine. Michel Pagliaro , Steve Hill, Sass Jordan , Maurice Raymond of the Blushing Brides, Luba, Colin James and Breen Leboeuf of Offenbach.
Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone and Jim Rodford ( the Zombies) , Glen Matlock ( Sex Pistols), Martha Wainright, Scott Kempner ( The Dictators), Darryl Jones, the bass player for the Rolling Stones and Blues’ legends Buddy Guy and James Cotton have all crossed my path.
I have interviewed over three hundred musicians and everyone has a unique tale and unique ways of plying their crafts.
Mostly I met many, many talented musicians who love what they do and have been unfortunate not to hit the big time. This is why I created this site. To help out.
If you want to tell your story – please contact me. If you want to advertise – drop me a line !
438 820 6936
Hugh Grundy and Chris White – The Zombies
Jerry Mercer and Lawrence Gowan
Jerry Mercer and Original Styx Bassist Chuck Panozzo
Tommy Shaw – Styx
Joe Louis Walker
Darryl Jones ( The Rolling Stones)
Lisa Fischer -Rolling Stones
Steve Hackett – Genesis
Jon Anderson – Yes
Jim Cuddy – Blue Rodeo
Brian Greenway – April Wine
Roy Nichol – April Wine
Jerry Mercer ( Trevor Payne and The Triangle, Mashmakhan, April Wine).
Ivan Doroschuk – Men Without Hats
Black Sabbath Press Conference – Montreal April 7th 2014
Darryl Jones of the Stones
Mark Gamsjager ( The Lustre Kings)
Tyler Stewart – Barenaked Ladies
Ed Robertson – Jim Creegan; Barenaked Ladies
Angel Forrest, Paul DesLauriers and Denis Coulombe
Bob Bachelor – Musical Director Lyric Theatre Singers The Walkervilles
Richard Burnett, Sheldon Kagan, Sheldon Kaplan
Mitch Ryder w Tommy C
Carolyn Fe Blues Collective
Snooksta and The Gangstas
Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson
Randy Bowen – See Spot Run
The Mother Jones Band feat. Rick Keene on Vocals ( Little Red Rooster)
The Damn Truth
Dr. Trevor Payne
(Offenbach, April Wine, Jerryco )
Marcus Cahill aka John Lennon
The Hillbilly Rockets
Ian Mosely – Marillion
Scott Kempner – The Dictators and Del – Lords
Jim Rodford – The Kinks
Glen Matlock – Sex Pistols
The Stone Doctors
James Young – Styx
Todd Sucherman – Styx
Steve Negus (Saga) and Todd Sucherman (Styx)
Drummers Vinny ( John Lennon, Derringer, Dio, Black Sabbath ) and Carmine Appice Vanilla (Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne).
Harry Angus – the Cat Empire
Derek Falls and Sean McKeogh (k103.7fm)
Carl Palmer – Emerson Lake and Palmer
Les McKeown ( Bay City Rollers)
April and Edward Ellington Jr.
Greg Keelor Blue Rodeo
Kenny Wayne and Ben Racine Band
The Pointer Sisters
Gary Moffet ( April Wine).
Bill Thimeteos – The Triple Threat Blues Band and Nancy Blues
Paul DesLauriers Band
Tom Lavin – Powder Blues Band
Andre Menard – Founder Montreal Jazz Festival
Brian Ritchie – Violent Femmes
Gordon Gano – Violent Femmes
Owner of House of Jazz