Musician Jokes and What’s Happening in Montreal

Montreal the city that doesn’t sleep …

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Fleetwood Mac, just one of many shows coming to Montreal in the next couple of months. All genres and all sorts of levels of success. The future is now and the past is in the future.

Please listen to some great tunes, some event listings and hear some ( truthful?) gags about musicians …

Talk soon …

* Parental discretion advised. Rick Keene Music Scene nor k103.7fm condone the use of foul language.

 

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Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder – ‘Soundtrack of Summer’ Special. Featuring a New Version of Hotel California with Mick Jones!

It’s gonna be fun …!

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Lawrence Gowan and Rick Keene

Seldom do bands hook up that are headliners on their own.  Imagine. Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder – together on tour!

Crystal Ball, JukeBox Hero and Hotel California in one night!That’s just three songs! A night to remember. A night to attend …

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Listen as Tommy Shaw, Kelly Hansen and Don Felder talk about the tour, the songs and each other. Also included in this special exclusive show – a brand new version of Hotel California with Tommy Shaw, Kelly Hansen, Don Felder and Mick Jones. Re-worked for an instant classic of another time.

Thanks to Lawrence Gowan and Terry Gibson.

Boys? Tell us about this amazing tour!

 

 

This special is also possible because of Strangers in the Night 10.

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Starlight Children’s Foundation Quebec is pleased to announce the
return of their 10th annual Strangers In The Night Charity Gourmet Gala on Saturday June 14th, 2014 at the Fairview Centre, Pointe-Claire (Parking Area #32).

The evening, presented by Delmar International, will be a fusion of food and entertainment – headlined by three-time Grammy Award winning musical group

The Pointer Sisters.

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The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m., with 75 of Montreal’s top food vendors dishing out their signature plates, giving the 5000+ guests a chance to tantalize their palates before dancing under the stars to musical performances by: The Pointer SistersBoogiewonderband, BacktraxxPersuasionMeg SmithSammie LibmanDJ Whitey, and special appearance by DJ TB1.

 

“Our tenth anniversary promises to be the best edition of Strangers In The Night yet. With our allstar lineup of celebrity performers and guests, Montrealers will have a chance to take part in a truly memorable, rewarding and inspirational evening,”

Larry DayFounder of Strangers In The Night.

 

Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with more than 130 healthcare facilities.

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Over the past 30 yearsStarlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals in AustraliaCanadaIsraelNew Zealand and the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year.

 

 

 Please visit Starlight Children’s Foundation Here!

Visit their Facebook Page Here!

Check out This Youtube Video!

 

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Official Supplier of Strangers in the Night Wait Staff!

 

 

 

Thrill Me Up; Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers both Nominated for A Maple Blues Award!

Last year, there was a duel at L’Astral Theater on Ste. Catherine St. East. A venue on the cusp of downtown Montreal.

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In the right corner, wearing a brown top and jeans – Dawn Tyler Watson. A woman who posesses the voice of an angel. Vocal chords blessed from deep within …

On the left, bearded and loaded with guitar fingers talented beyond comprehension – Paul Deslauriers. A man who should be writing the score for spaghetti westerns 2013.

The duo had just recently completed an album and they appeared on stage to promote it. ‘What a debut’ if the response of the audience that evening was any indication …

The show commenced with trepidation, musically and the amount of love being tossed around the L’Astral. Well – that did not last long.

‘Thrill Me Up’ broke the ice and the energy kept filling the glasses. The song is one of the new ones on the pair’s  album. A song which has caught on in the Ottawa region and has become a staple on the airwaves. An upbeat kind of song with Paul and Dawn’s voices matching intermittently. A tune which keeps great company by blues standards with a chorus to die for.

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The audience began to tune in and another new song; Small Ceremonies, was the backbreaker. A beautifully sung ballad. Watson’s inner child playing nonchalantly with Deslaurier’s tender riffs. A bedtime tale meant to be serenaded to a bride or groom to be…

Watson’s fiance was on hand back then among the patrons, amorous banter took center stage as ‘Miss’ Dawn urged the audience to appreciate the one special person in their lives. All the while –  while encouraging the single people to retain hope. A beautiful message from a beautiful songstress and person.

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The Beatles’ song ‘ Can’t buy Me Love‘ is on the new album and was just one of three eye – catching covers carried out by the duo. ‘The Rain Song‘ and ‘ Going to California‘, originally penned by Mssrs Page and Plant of Led Zeppelin fame, brought the house down. Renditions very worthy of calls from Zep themselves.

The jaw – dropping moment came halfway through the second set. Jacques Brel‘s song; ‘Ne me Quitte Pas‘, made famous by none other than Edith Piaf – may have brought tears to some people’s eyes. A fact which was pointed out by a standing ovation upon completion.

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Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson go together as two songbirds should. Deslauriers, along with Steve Hill – is the best guitarist in the province of Quebec and maybe in Canada. Watson has few equals in the voice department.

Sometimes duels are friendly …

Maple Blues Nominees – 2013

Tune into K103.7fm Friday at 5:15pm to hear me discuss the music scene in Montreal.

Some photos courtesy of Kid Mercury Entertainment.

Visit Dawn’s Site Here!

Visit Dawn and Paul’s Site Here!

May as well Visit Paul’s …lol

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