A Must Listen as Junkyard Villain Rocks The Cause ! Saturday November 19th. Be There or Be Square!

Canadians are a friendly bunch.

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A place where citizens practice apologies rather than hate. Slap-shots in lieu of slander. Snowball fights instead of ignorance.

In short – Canadians are kind, helpful and giving. You know … polite.

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If there is one Canadian who exemplifies what it is to be Canadian, it is The Junkyard Villain. 

What’s that? Junkyard Villain? Is this a professional wrestler who seduces with his flashy smile and quick hands? A friendly hulk of a man who then proceeds to smash his victims into a bleeding mass of humanity? Not quite.

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Junkyard Villain has an alter ego.

 Junkyard Villain is Percy Hart. A fun loving type of guy with a heart of gold. Percy – in recent years, has realized two things. One, life is too short not to give back and two; music is a good thing with enormous healing powers. 

Please listen below as Percy aka Junkyard Villain – explains his first album and his involvement in this weekend’s

6th Annual Rock The Cause. 

Perc … er I mean Junkyard Villain …What’s Happening?

 

Visit Rock the Cause Here !

 

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  Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 16th at

Calistoga Grill Pte Caire

See You There !

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

 Visit Evenko Here !

 

Visit The Hi – Fins Here !

 

 

Delfeayo Marsalis – Making America Great Again ! Part Three.

 Delfeayo Marsalis comes from Jazz royalty.

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The Marsalis clan are considered to be building blocks and messengers for the great tradition of New Orleans music. Carrying the torch and integrity of  great American Jazz.

Delfeayo Marsalis, perhaps more than his brothers Wynton and Branford, or – in a different way, is educating  the folks in real time. Adorning the American landscape with words and music, profound in history and poignant at a time when America is wounded.

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Please listen below to part three of my chat as Delfeayo explains Jazz in New Orleans and the message of pure spiritual sounds which are integral to the past and future of great music in America and around the world.

Delfeayo? What’s Up?

 

 

Visit Delfeayo Here !

 

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

 Visit Evenko Here !

Visit The Hi – Fins Here !

Visit Cliff Here !
Visit Cliff Here !

 

 

The League of Rock Montreal – Showcasing One Month of Hard Work !

 

Well – to coin the name of a recent video title, this is it …

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The League of Rock Montreal, following four weeks of rehearsals, is showcasing the results on November 2nd at McKibbons West Island.

The first step towards the bands recording their songs on to CD at a professional studio in Showcase Number One. 

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It has been an interesting journey thus far. All these musical men and woman meeting for the first time a month ago. Drummers, singers, bass players, guitar players and a keyboardist. Each with specific styles. Each with different tastes in music. Each with one goal. To learn, grow and become better musicians.

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On November 2nd, the results will be known to each performer. They will discover, how much they have improved and – how much they have not. So far, they have been practicing in a studio with their backs to where the audience will be on Tuesday. On the second day in November, they’ll be performing on stage. A different animal. A completely different ‘tune’.

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Thankfully, the groups have had some help along the way.

Montreal chapter president Gary Johnston has not only ‘ barked’ instructions to the would be ‘rock stars’ , he has also recruited some very knowledgeable musicians to encourage and teach the League of Rock bands.

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In order, Brian Greenway ( April Wine), Corey Diabo ( Jonas and The Massive Attraction), Warwick artist Simon Daigle and Roy Nichol (April Wine) have ‘lent’ their experience to the aspiring musicians.

Last Wednesday, Roy Nichol ( above picture) was very instrumental in shaping a somewhat anxious bunch of previous ‘clay’ into magnificent sculptures of Rock.

The current April Wine drummer – explaining things that only an experienced musician could. Initiating talks on how a successful band operates. Something not known to the ‘naked ear’.  After all, most fans of any type of music, show up and enjoy the show. Not much thought is put into the behind-the-scenes work and discipline required to make a functioning band function.

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The interesting thing about the four bands participating in The League of Rock Montreal is the short period of time they had to choose three songs and tighten them into form.

Remember, not everyone in each band may like a song choice. Not everyone in each band knew the chosen song  a month ago. This is where the League of Rock coaches helped.

Nichol, last week, explaining to a vocalist, not to ‘read the words’. Explaining how the vocalist rides the foundation of a song which is led by a drummer ( usually) . Trusting the musicians and learning to ride the wave.

Once the bands became aware that even experienced musicians must shove trepidation to the side, it facilitated the process for The League of Rock bands and aided in the transformation  of creating a full sound . A tight sound. A cohesive sound. A unit …

The League of Rock coaches ease the nerves. The League of Rock coaches simplify things.

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Wednesday Nov. 2nd at McKibbons Pointe Claire will be a test. A test of nerves, an exam of technique and a result to head back to the studio with to work on. New knowledge to return to the studio and  tamper and fiddle with anything or everything that went wrong.

Step one to becoming a working band. 

Visit The League of Rock Here!

Visit McKibbons Here !

 

 Visit Evenko Here

Visit The Hi – Fins Here !

Visit Cliff Here !
Visit Cliff Here !

 

 

Delfeayo Marsalis – Making America Great Again ! Part Two.

 Delfeayo Marsalis comes from Jazz royalty.

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The Marsalis clan are considered to be building blocks and messengers for the great tradition of New Orleans music. Carrying the torch and integrity of  great American Jazz.

Delfeayo Marsalis, perhaps more than his brothers Wynton and Branford, or – in a different way, is educating  the folks in real time. Adorning the American landscape with words and music, profound in history and poignant at a time when America is wounded.

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Please listen below to part two of my chat as Delfeayo explains Jazz in New Orleans and the message of pure spiritual sounds which are integral to the past and future of great music in America and around the world.

Delfeayo? What’s Up?

 

 

Stay Tuned for Part Three !

Visit Delfeayo Here !

 

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

 Visit Evenko Here !

Visit The Hi – Fins Here !

Visit Cliff Here !
Visit Cliff Here !

 

 

Delfeayo Marsalis – Making America Great Again ! Part One.

 Delfeayo Marsalis comes from Jazz royalty.

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The Marsalis clan are considered to be building blocks and messengers for the great tradition of New Orleans music. Carrying the torch and integrity of  great American Jazz.

Delfeayo Marsalis, perhaps more than his brothers Wynton and Branford, or – in a different way, is educating  the folks in real time. Adorning the American landscape with words and music, profound in history and poignant at a time when America is wounded.

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Please listen below to part one of my chat as Delfeayo explains Jazz in New Orleans and the message of pure spiritual sounds which are integral to the past and future of great music in America and around the world.

Delfeayo? What’s Up?

 

Stay Tuned for Part Two !

Visit Delfeayo Here !

 

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

 Visit Evenko Here !

Visit The Hi – Fins Here !

Visit Cliff Here !
Visit Cliff Here !

 

 

Guitarist Cameron Mizell – Filling Up The ‘Negative Spaces’. Part Two

 A Blues Saxophone player once told the tale of playing alongside legendary harp player James Cotton in Chicago.

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On stage, during a tune, the saxophonist leaned over and asked Cotton how he was doing. The band was tight and judging by the reaction of the crowd, the groove was happening.

Cotton spoke into his ear two words which altered the Sax player’s life in music;

Empty Spaces.

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Guitarist Cameron Mizell takes those words and elevates them into the stratosphere in his new album; Negative Spaces.

Imagining other worlds within the empty spaces as the origins of magical and inspiring notes. A level of conscientiousness both grounded and otherworldly. A record worthy of critical and mass praise from musical souls.

Please listen to Part Two as Cameron completes a journey into the world of

Negative Spaces.

Cameron?

 

Visit Cameron Here !

 

 

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

 

 Visit Evenko Here !

 

 

Visit The Hi – Fins Here !

 

 

Guitarist Cameron Mizell – Filling Up The ‘Negative Spaces’. Part One

 

 

A Blues Saxophone player once told the tale of playing alongside legendary harp player James Cotton in Chicago.

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On stage, during a tune, the saxophonist leaned over and asked Cotton how he was doing. The band was tight and judging by the reaction of the crowd, the groove was happening.

Cotton spoke into his ear two words which altered the Sax player’s life in music;

Empty Spaces.

download-1

Guitarist Cameron Mizell takes those words and elevates them into the stratosphere in his new album; Negative Spaces.

Imagining other worlds within the empty spaces as the origins of magical and inspiring notes. A level of conscientiousness both grounded and otherworldly. A record worthy of critical and mass praise from musical souls.

Please listen to Part One as Cameron commences a journey into the world of

Negative Spaces.

Cameron?

Visit Cameron Here !

 

 

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

 

 Visit Evenko Here !

 

 

Visit The Hi – Fins Here !