UNSUNG is an interview series that gives acclaim to artists who exemplify the attributes of dedication, determination and mastery. 'UNSUNG' also serves as a platform for civic and national dialogue regarding the challenges humanity faces within the complex framework of an uncertain global paradigm.
UNSUNG S. II Ep.XII SHERRY KENNEDY: THE CHANTEUSES' COLLOQUIUM, A LIFE WORTH LIVING
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.NIGHTCASTLEPRODUCTIONS.COM Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com SHERRY'S BIO: Sherry Kennedy is a Canadian singer, songwriter, recording artist, performer, producer, actor, vocal coach, visual artist, and mentor. Sherry is an internationally acclaimed artist, who has been entertaining audiences for most of her life. Moving audiences with her energetic and mesmerizing performances, Sherry is a highly polished artist who’s been described as “sparkling” and “dynamic”, her voice “rich and beautiful” is said to “leave you breathless.” Adding to her mystique as a performer is her chameleon-like ability to change colour and direction with ease whether delivering a tender ballad, raunchy show tune or swinging’ a Big Band gem. One of Sherry’s greatest joys is sharing her knowledge of singing and performance with up and coming singers as well a those who just want to have some fun singing with friends and family. She is a sought after vocal coach and clinician. Sherry has a unique way of helping people achieve what they are aspiring to do, with encouragement and great coaching techniques. “It is all about the Music!” One of her favorite quotes, she states that everything she does is musically inspired. Thus the trademark LET THE MUSIC PAINT!™ Sherry Kennedy has often been referred to as Synesthetic. Her Art is case and point. It is uncensored and just exactly what the music calls for. On Canvas and now available on Fabric. Sherry's newest adventure is her online channel SING TV. It's channel where you can learn lots about singing and get in some great workshops. These videos are on demand and can be received anywhere in the world. Have a visit and as Sherry says..."contact me with your questions regarding singing, I am happy to send you an answer back!"
UNSUNG S. II Ep.XI JERRY TOLAND: FROM REQUIEM TO RENAISSANCE, THE HERO'S JOURNEY
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.NIGHTCASTLEPRODUCTIONS.COM Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com Jerry's Bio: Jerry was born into a family of professional musicians and drummers of all styles but did not follow in his families footsteps until his early twenties. He is self taught and has an exceptional ear, never failing to replicate any groove or beat he is challenged with. Jerry exhibits not only a true understanding of the drums but all facets of the industry making his a name that will continue to be acknowledged and recognize by his peers and ever growing fan base for many years to come. His introduction into the professional music scene was when he joined an established Canadian country band, The Brenner Brothers. After one of the brothers left the band to explore other opportunities, Jerry restructured and rebranded with the remaining band members to form Johikk which grew instant recognition and popularity nationwide and have since become major Canadian recording artists. Jerry’s leadership and unconventional playing style made him a sought out player in the country scene giving him the opportunity to freelance with such artists as Shane Yellowbird, Willie Mack, Big Mike Callan, Julian Austin, Craig Moritz, Drew Gregory, Robert Gosse, Melanie Lane, Lori Kole and Chris LeBlanc to name a few. Jerry has a very non-traditional style of playing for the country genre and his style deviates from his drumming influences who are anything but country including his Uncle Thoe Pire and Grandfather Ted Pire who had been behind a set of drums for over 55 years along with countess local influences but a especially years of listening to his favorite drummers like David Garibaldi, Carter Beauford, Tony Royster Jr., John Blackwell and Dave Weckl. Jerry currently plays with Bloc Note recording artist Cole Malone and his own popular country group, KixxSin. They are currently playing the major Canadian festivals, pro rodeo’s, clubs and casinos throughout Alberta Canada.
UNSUNG S II Ep X RAY MONTANA THE TROVATORE AND THE LUTE, INSEPARABLE AND UNCOMPROMISING
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.NIGHTCASTLEPRODUCTIONS.COM Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com Ray Montana's Bio Simply Ray, 80’s - shared stages/toured/played with Don Williams & the Scratch Band, Del Reeves, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dr Hook, Sawyer Brown. 90’s - Waylon Jennings, Dr Hook (again), Matt Minglewood, Cowjazz, Crystal Plamondon, Yasso Watt and Ray Montana Band started “Guitarmania” at Kaos Cafe in Calgary. 2000’s - got signed to Pharaoh Records , toured around with Ray Montana Band. Venues played: Kaos Cafe, Saddledome, King Eddy, tons of festivals coast to coast, north & south Jubilee Auditoriums, Canada Day in Ottawa main stage 1997, etc... Also played with the Maru Brothers, Groove Ranch, Three Monkey Scratch, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne.
UNSUNG S. II Ep. VIII PAN SCIORE: FROM CANNOLI TO CONCERT HALL, THE MAN... THE PAN
Visit www.nightcastleproductions.com for more information Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com Pan Sciore's Bio: The Pan" is musician Pan Sciore from Calgary AB Canada. Playing a variety of instruments: bass, guitar, accordion, piano, percussion and vocals. Please have a listen to excerpts of my solo instrumental CD Peligro Andante, released in 2016. It is available on CD Baby, iTunes, and a variety of streaming music services. Email me at: email@example.com if you would like a copy, at a modest price of course. For download copies of select songs from The PAN's CD "Peligro Andante" the are now available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thepan1 www.cdbaby.com, under the artist, "The Pan" www.spotify.com www.itunes.com www.soundcloud.com
UNSUNG S. II Ep.VII TRICIA EDWARDS: THE UNION?!I THE HISTORY, THE FUTURE, THE EFFICACY... THE TRUTH
VISIT WWW.NIGHTCASTLEPRODUCTIONS.COMFOR MORE INFORMATION Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com TRICIA'S BIO: Tricia Edwards’ musical journey has taken many diverse paths. She earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of Alberta, with summer studies at the Banff Centre and Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. During this time she was a national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition and performed with the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Sinfonietta.Tricia is now based in Calgary as a freelance musician, working as a solo artist, as leader of her own jazz trio/quartet, as a classical collaborative pianist and as the bandleader of the salsa band “Klave.” Her sophomore recording “Intaglios,” released January 2018, sought to blend her three musical passions for classical, jazz, and latin genres and met with a great reception, including charting on the National Earshot jazz charts, being awarded a Gold Medal for album and composition from the Global Music Awards and winning MusicYYC’s Best Jazz Recording of the Year for 2018. Tricia has served on the board of the Calgary Musicians’ Association since 2016, and looks forward to now serving the membership of local 547 in the role of Secretary-Treasurer.
UNSUNG S. II Ep. V BRAD STECKEL: FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE MADONNA. By NightCastle Productions
Visit www.nightcastleproductions.com for more info. Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com BRADS BIO: Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Brad Steckel has been a professional musician since the age of 14. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he worked extensively up and down the eastern US from Massachusetts to Florida with various rock, R&B and jazz groups. While in Florida in the early 70's he met Alberta Guitarist/Producer/Inventor/Entrepreneur Danny Lowe, the subsequent inventor of the famous 3D audio process known as QSound. Danny asked Brad to join his group (Electra recording artist) - "Painter". After an extensive US tour supporting groups like Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper and Kiss, Brad moved to Painter's home base in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Brad has been in Calgary ever since, working on recording projects like Hammersmith, 451, Prototype, numerous jingles, film music and special projects such as music for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games. He started working at Danny Lowe's new QSound Labs in 1988 and his first two years there were spent in R&D, developing and perfecting the QSound process. Over the next 8 years, subsequent roles were in production for product demonstration and onsite QSystem support at major recording studios. In addition to becoming the Chief Audio Engineer, Brad was Product Specialist and handled Customer Support for Pro Audio products. This role took him around the world to many major trade shows (NAMM, AES) and product presentations at well known retailers like Manny's Music, Sam Ash Pro and Guitar Center. He was also involved in new QSound product development as an alpha tester/developer, beta tester liaison and 'wrangler'. In his QSystem® support role at QSound Labs, Brad was able to work at some of the world's top recording studios. A short list includes: A&M Studios, The Record Plant, The Village Recorders, Larrabee, Cherokee, Todd-AO, The Enterprise, Westlake and Conway Studios in Los Angeles, Hit Factory, Right Track, Soundworks and Axis Studios in New York and Masterphonics, Workstation and Sound Shop in Nashville. He has worked on sessions with Sting, Madonna, Luther Vandross, Paula Abdul, Bob Clearmountain, Hugh Padgham, Julian Lennon, Bob Ezrin, Shelly Yakus, Jimmy Iovine, Kentucky Headhunters, Wilson Phillips and Marcus Miller among others. Brad brings with him over 30 years of entertainment, recording and production experience. He currently owns and operates his own recording studio, Nevin Park Recording and production company, Nevin Park Productions.
UNSUNG S.II Ep. IV MIKE CLARK: The Man And The Juke Joint. NightCastle's Introspective Series
For more information visit: WWW.NIGHTCASTLEMUSIC.COM Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com As of publication, Mike Clark's biography has not been received. However, I can attest that, although I have yet to partake, Mikey's Juke Joint's tacos are award-winning.
UNSUNG S.II Ep. III DAVE TEMPLE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MCC MEETS NCP? FIND OUT TODAY ON UNSUNG!
For more information visit: www.nightcastleproductions.com Intro/Outro music: Brent Saklofske Album: Four, Song:1971 www.brentsakmusic.com NightCastle Productions thanks Dave Temple for his candid and reflective discourse regarding art, business, health and wellness, politics, the state of our nation and the challenges we face in an ambiguous global paradigm. DAVE TEMPLE'S BIO: Dave Temple is the owner/ operator of MCC Recording Studio . Dave has over 30 years of experience as an Owner/Manager in Music Retail and has operated Multi-Award Winning recording studio ‘MCC Recording Studio’ since it’s inception in 2001. From his early roots as a performing musician and recording artist, Dave has grown into a successful businessman and entrepreneur. In the mid-eighties Dave left the performing/artist side of the music business and went into the musical instrument retail industry and began to hone his skills in sales and retail management. He has since owned and operated several successful businesses including the Guitarworks chain of stores in Calgary, and Music Centre Canada which opened its doors in 1997. Both operations are still operating today and have developed into multiple locations in Calgary. and several franchises throughout Alberta. • Alberta Music (AMIA) • Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) • Country Music Alberta (CMAB)