Rick Keene Music Scene – Six Songs You Can’t Say on Televison ( or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Benny Hill ).

George Carlin knew the deal. Somehow he knew how the rich control the media and in return – the media control the masses. 

Disguised as a ‘news story’ – the real goal is to send patrons to an establishment or buy a product. Anyone who ‘helps’ – gets free ‘meals’.

Same thing with music. 

Buy advertising and just like that, your music is on the playlist. Have a cousin who works for the media outlet? Next thing you know – headlining a major festival is on the itinerary.

 

 

Please listen below to six  songs that will never be heard on the rad … er … television.

Unless …. 

 

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Anthony Gomes; Giving Back Through Music and Actions ! Part Two.

 The Blues will get ya all the time !

Singer / songwriter and guitarist Anthony Gomes had a revelation at Sam the Record Man in Toronto. The Blues got him and got him bad …

Fast forward to 2017 and The Blues world would not be the same. Combining all elements of The Blues, Anthony is a true scholar of the music which ‘heals’. A lesson Anthony learned from life experience. 

Please listen below as Anthony educates us on The Blues and provides examples of what happens when a student ‘listens’. 

In Part Two – Anthony explains his take on Chuck Berry, The Stones and his Top Ten Guitarists !

Anthony? What’s up?

 

 

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Visit The Zombies here !

The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

Buy Tickets Here ! 

 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Anthony Gomes; Giving Back Through Music and Actions !

The Blues will get ya all the time !

Singer / songwriter and guitarist Anthony Gomes had a revelation at Sam the Record Man in Toronto. The Blues got him and got him bad …

Fast forward to 2017 and The Blues world would not be the same. Combining all elements of The Blues, Anthony is a true scholar of the music which ‘heals’. A lesson Anthony learned from life experience. 

Please listen below as Anthony educates us on The Blues and provides examples of what happens when a student ‘listens’. 

Stay tuned for Part Two – Anthony explains his involvement in an upcoming Montreal gig that gives back to a mental health establishment. Something that is dear to Gomes’ own heart !

Anthony? What’s up?

 

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Correction – Anthony will not be part of Jazz Festival. Apologies.


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Rick Keene and Sarah Slean … ‘Metaphysics’

Sarah Slean is keen …

Not only is she excited about her new disc, she is also excited about her new life. 

Following a period of self-reflection, Sarah has arrived at a couple of conclusions. Discoveries that may – or may not, include the film My Cousin Vinny. 

Say what?

Please listen below as Sarah speaks of the new album and hear some great new tunes from the album Metaphysics ! 

Thanks for listening …

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Gonna Go Way Out, Way Out ( That’s Where the Fun Is !)

 Montrealers – just like The Flintstones …  rock !

 

Although The Way-Outs are not coming to Montreal – many artists are !

Please listen below to some of the shows, some great tunes and where you can buy tickets !

 

Ian Janes is opening up for Matt Anderson on March 30th @L’Astral

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*Listen below to previous interview with The Zombies bassist Chris White !

 

Visit The Zombies here !

The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

Buy Tickets Here ! 

 

 

 

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ian Janes; Crafting Songs The East Coast Kinda Way …

Ian Janes comes from Nova Scotia. His songs? More universal than that.

Combining an eclectic range of influences which he received as gifts from his Mom in the house growing up – Ian is on the brink of a brilliant career.

Please listen below as Ian explains everything you need to know about his influences, his songwriting process and thoughts on Ray Charles . An enormous influence. 

Ian? What’s Up?

 

Ian is opening up for Matt Anderson on March 30th @L’Astral !

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Visit Ian Janes Here !

 

*Listen below to previous interview with The Zombies bassist Chris White !

 

 

Stay tuned for some new tunes from The Zombies!

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The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Chat with a Live Zombie !

 

The British Invasion was just that.

An invasion !

The difference between this invasion and others – primarily music. The other abnormality was the  musicians were carrying American music back to America. Strange days indeed . ‘Most peculiar Mama …’

The Zombies were one of the British Bands who invaded America. Combining music from overseas with their own ‘twist’ on things. An English twist.

The original ‘ wave ‘ of  Zombies; Rod Argent, Chris White, Colin Blunstone, Hugh Grundy, Keith Airey, Paul Atkinson and Paul Arnold  joined the ‘English’ fray with songs such as ‘She’s Not There‘ and ‘Tell Her No’  in 1964 and 1965 respectively. Along with bands such as The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Animals and The Who – The Zombies rattled the cages of  both American and British teenagers. It was a time that altered popular music forever. It was a time that drove parents nuts !

Bassist – Chris White

The difference between the other ‘invaders’ and The Zombies was the latter were ahead of their time. They just didn’t realize it until years later. In fact – record companies , the fans and everyone except for Clive Davis did not get The Zombies album ‘ Odessey and Oracle ‘ before it was almost too late.

White – present day.

Please listen below to my chat with bassist Chris White. He pretty much explains everything Zombie-related !

 

Stay tuned for some new tunes from The Zombies!

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The Zombies will be in Montreal April 1st ! 

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Please take note that due to logistical complications the Zombies show planned at Imperial on Saturday April 1st is being moved to The National. All tickets purchased for Imperial will be honored at the National. We apologize for any inconveniences.”