Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza

In the big scheme of things, very few people saw Genesis live in their orginal formation. Before fans knew it - Peter Gabriel was gone and shortly after, Steve Hackett followed. Fans of the original material who missed out on the theatrics and brilliant musicianship of the original  line -up live were out of luck. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -The Musical Box;Turning Genesis Into An Extravanza

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2018

They say talk is cheap ... That may be the case many times yet when music is involved - talk is an education. In the past year, discussions took place with eighty musicians. Add multiple chats with engineers, producers or people in the music business; the list is long and informative. All these moments above … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2018

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2018

Attending all live music in Montreal is impossible. Practically every crook and nook contains rhythms and vibes. World music, Blues, Rock - you name it, music is alive and well in the city . Not all live music is performed by local musicians. Regularly - like pirates from a distant land; musicians arrive. They rape … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2018

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Musical Chat by ‘Christmas’ Candlelight with The Lyric Theater Singers

Face it - Christmas is special ... Every year in December, the Lyric Theater Singers get to work. They rehearse and practice new and old arrangements of Christmas tunes. This year is no different. Please listen below to my chat with Chris  Barillaro - a lifelong employee of music and second banana to the musical … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Musical Chat by ‘Christmas’ Candlelight with The Lyric Theater Singers

Rick Keene Music Scene – An ‘Engineered’ Discussion with Alan Parsons.

Alan Parsons got his start working with George Martin and Geoff Emerick. Not too shabby eh? Learning from the likes of Martin and Emerick - gifted  Parsons with a foundation. One that has made him one of the most sought after engineers and producers in music. Please listen below to my chat with Alan Parsons … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – An ‘Engineered’ Discussion with Alan Parsons.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’ Part Two.

It was a 'rushed' album. Genesis' landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs were thoughts in the heads of Peter Gabriel,Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett. It was guitarist Hackett who came up with the idea for perhaps what was the deciding song in Genesis' … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’ Part Two.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’

It was a 'rushed' album. Genesis' landmark record was in fruition before it was in fruition. Several of the songs were thoughts in the heads of Peter Gabriel,Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett. It was guitarist Hackett who came up with the idea for perhaps what was the deciding song in Genesis' … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Is ‘Selling England by the Pound’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. Part One and Two

Montreal is a Genesis hub. Along with bands such as Styx and Supertramp, Genesis were received and applauded in Montreal before the world embraced their talents. Consisting of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett - Genesis served up a decade of classic music. Prog Rock. Cutting  age material that remains … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. Part One and Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. 

Montreal is a Genesis hub. Along with bands such as Styx and Supertramp, Genesis were received and applauded in Montreal before the world embraced their talents. Consisting of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett - Genesis served up a decade of classic music. Prog Rock. Cutting  age material that remains … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Do The Sunday Crossword Puzzle

What to do on a Sunday? Open the curtains, make a cup of coffee, grab the paper and do the Sunday Crossword Puzzle. It is - a no brainer! Oh - don't forget to listen to some great tunes! Right here on Rick Keene Music Scene ! Thanks ! Buy Tickets for A Magical Musical … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Do The Sunday Crossword Puzzle

What’s Happening with Jazz All Year Round Series and in Montreal !

As usual ... Lots coming in Montreal ! The Jazz All Year Round Series is in full flight, Evenko has their usual fine acts and the Holiday season approaches with concerts, shows and fund raising efforts. Please listen below to some of the upcoming events, some great tunes and information to help the less fortunate … Continue reading What’s Happening with Jazz All Year Round Series and in Montreal !

Reggae ‘Superstar in Waiting’ Rocky Dawuni ‘Kills’ Montreal !

Bob Marley would be proud ... Over the years, many Reggae ( Marley) - influenced singers and musicians have come and gone. Some, like Peter Tosh, have had successful careers cut tragically short. Most, have a few hits (or none) and fade into obscurity. Ghana native Rocky Dawuni does not fit into the above category. … Continue reading Reggae ‘Superstar in Waiting’ Rocky Dawuni ‘Kills’ Montreal !

Bands for Baskets and A Magical Musical Evening to Combat Prostate Cancer

 Have you ever starved at Christmas? Most people in the West Island receive over a thousand dollars in presents at Christmas in the form of jewelry, gifts and trips. Most people in the West Island don't realize that over a thousand food baskets are given out at Christmas.   Prostate cancer is the most common … Continue reading Bands for Baskets and A Magical Musical Evening to Combat Prostate Cancer

Ask Dave the Bartender – What does Randy Rhoads’ Mom and Michael Jackson Have in Common?

It is not easy being married. Ask any bartender ! Dave ... the Bartender, has heard everything. Drunken confessions, slurred slander and lies and innuendo. All from his Mom ! Please listen below as Dave the Bartender answers your musical questions.     Buy Tickets for A Magical Musical Evening to Combat Prostate Cancer Here … Continue reading Ask Dave the Bartender – What does Randy Rhoads’ Mom and Michael Jackson Have in Common?

Steve Hackett – The ‘Genesis’ of His New Album Wolflight. Complete Interview.

Steve Hackett is better known as the lead guitarist with Genesis. Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford. Legends ...  Following his departure from Genesis after the album Wind and Wuthering was released, Steve Hackett has continued his musical prowess and education. Adept in Classical, Blues and really - every style … Continue reading Steve Hackett – The ‘Genesis’ of His New Album Wolflight. Complete Interview.

Mike and The Mechanics – A Cover Band ( Sort Of)

These were not your Mother's Mechanics ... A legend took the stage last night at Place des Arts. Theatre Maisonneuve was the setting and the Eighties was the era ... No - the legend was not Paul Carrack. The original singer of Mike and The Mechanics ( the late Paul Young was the other original … Continue reading Mike and The Mechanics – A Cover Band ( Sort Of)

The ‘ Genesis ‘ of Steve Hackett …

Contrary to popular belief, the lamb did not lay down on Broadway. Au contraire mon frere ... In like a lion, out like a lion, stay like a lion. A summation of Genesis' career. Starting with Peter Gabriel and ending with Phil Collins at the helm; Genesis roared loud and long ... From 1970 until … Continue reading The ‘ Genesis ‘ of Steve Hackett …

Top Ten Rock n Roll Bands of All Time

It' s a hard call ... Amassing arsenals of music executed to the utmost of rock band's abilities and narrowing them down to ten. Daunting yes - impossible?  Not really ... Beauty is in the 'ear ' of the beholder, a full agreement can never be reached with lists like these. The only certainty is … Continue reading Top Ten Rock n Roll Bands of All Time

Transcend your Mind

"Innocence flowing through me as people pass me by. The world is at my fingertips, there's promise in my eyes." With these words, the band Transcend welcomes you to their world. Their very young world ... This group of West Islanders are a combined age of seventy- two. That is the same age as Charlie … Continue reading Transcend your Mind