They say, practice makes perfect. If that is the case, then no-one is perfect because even guys like April Wine's guitarist Brian Greenway keep practicing .... Greenway is the first 'Rock Star' coach to participate in The League of Rock Montreal's first rehearsal which took place this past Wednesday at Studio Musico Practik in Verdun. An … Continue reading The League of Rock Montreal; And a One … And a Two …
Mathew and Jill Barber are brother and sister. Both - possessing very solid solo careers on their own but face it, family is family ... All these years later, the pair of siblings have finally recorded an album together and it is a feel good story. 'The Family Album' combines folk music with sentimental values … Continue reading Mathew and Jill Barber Keep Family Values Alive With New Album
Justin Rutledge - at one point, wanted to be a writer. A Juno Award down the road, things have not gone Justin's way. Or - have they? Please listen below to hear some new tunes from Justin's album East and hear his thoughts on bar-tending? Justin? What's up? Visit Justin Here ! Visit The League … Continue reading Justin Rutledge – Former Juno Award Winner is Heading ‘ East ‘.
As usual - a lot happening in Montreal ! The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge got underway last night and The League of Rock started it's first Chapter in Montreal ! There are a lot of shows coming - the Jazz All Year Round Series and Evenko are busy as usual and a bevy of … Continue reading What’s The Talk on The Turnpike ? The Word on the Street ?
Following a tutelage under the watchful ears of people such as Jeff Healey and Colin James - Blues-man Adam Karch is right at home with his new album - Blueprints. Ironic because within the album are covers originally penned by the men whose blueprints set the stage for what Adam and many others have done … Continue reading Adam Karch; Designing ‘Blueprints’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsSMtpUoNCw&feature=youtube_gdata_player Saturday Night 25th of January at Le Club West Island. 205 Alton Drive, Beaconsfield. All proceeds go to Starlight Foundation. Starts at 5:30pm. Nine cover bands!
"I think it's great they lasted this long - after all they never stopped did they?" With these words, Rod Argent, co-founder of The Zombies - one of the bands considered part of The British Invasion, displays his affection for a group which lasted 'slightly' longer than his own ... "I remember seeing the Stones … Continue reading Rod Argent and The Zombies. Rock History – Part One
As we stride through the recesses of our music memory banks, it is relatively easy to place songs and artists into distinctive categories. The 1950's - a decade ushered in with Jazz, Big Bands and the birth of Rock n Roll. The 60's? A spawning pool for the Brits to grab American Blues and introduce … Continue reading The 80’s … WTF?
A record collection contains many gems. The Dave Clarke Five, the Kinks, the Monkees, the Who, the Stones and the Beatles. Six groups which make up a good contigent of the British Invasion. Now - if it were possible to sit and listen to all these bands plus a few more in one night - … Continue reading The Hi – Fins; Everyone’s Cup of Tea