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Fresh Welsh punk-rock band Last Vendetta’s debut single and video release.
Heavier than Pop-Punk, catchier than Rock and just as at home on a playlist with Foo Fighters as Funeral For a Friend, Last Vendetta are a band of opposites; often heavy and raw but always catchy and melodic, tugging on heartstrings with their tongues firmly in cheek. They effortlessly capture a nostalgic early noughties sound infused with their own unique, visceral style.
While Last Vendetta are new for 2014, their sound is the culmination of a musical friendship stretching back years. In 2013 they struck up a partnership with independent label Sonic Forge Music and began work on crafting their debut album ‘Poetry & Adultery’.
As a precursor to the album release next year, ‘To Be Continued…’ is now available as a free download at SoundCloud, introducing the world to the punk-rock powerhouse that is Last Vendetta. Their first official single is scheduled for general release shortly after the album launch in March / April 2014.
December 22, 2013 in by admin
ARMA GIDEON IGS :
COMING ON DEC, 24TH AT 2:PM ON 90.1 FM AND WWW.TNTEVENTSRADIO.CA
Soulful singer-songwriter, percussion drummer and MC, Gideon Granston is a musician on a mission
promoting messages of peace, harmony, truth and spirituality to the locals of his home and native land,
Jamaica, and the world at large. Born and raised in Black River, the capital city of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica,
Gideon, as a young grade school student, experienced his first reggae concert sparking a lifelong musical
passion. That first concert, at the Black River Independent Park, was where Granston witnessed some of the
best reggae chart-toppers of the day including Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaac, and Freddie McGregor. While
the reggae performers were an endless source of possibilities, wonder and excitement, Gideon Granston
derived even greater inspiration from DJs Jose Wales to Super Cat to Ninja Man to Shabba Ranks to name
just a few. But it would be some years later that teenage Gideon would find his ultimate idol in legendary
reggae and Capitol Records recording artist, Jacob “Killer” Miller. While Gideon Granston always sensed
music was in his DNA he would eventually have that belief confirmed. Unbeknownst to young Gideon, the
late Jacob Miller was not only his idol, he was also his father.
From the time Gideon saw that first Black River Park concert, he began singing in and around his school
and hometown, and soon embarked on formal music education. He didn’t just study music; he lived it. As
the school years passed, word travelled that teenage Gideon was a musical force to be reckoned with. The
principal of the Black River High school recognized Granston’s talent and offered him the chance to sing at
the 1993 graduation ceremonies. Upon completion of high school, and throughout the mid to late 1990s,
Granston retreated to the country where he worked as an aluminum industry laborer in support of his
burgeoning music career. It was amidst his Manchester, Jamaica lifestyle that Gideon Granston’s
spirituality evolved learning and loving the ways of the Nya Bingi Rastafarian African culture led by
esteemed Emperor Haile Selassie the 1st. Fueled by the divine power in Christ, and in himself, Gideon
spiritually immersed into the teachings of the Rastafarian culture.
During the early years of the new century Gideon was now a full-fledged member of the Rastafarian
community and lived amongst popular and accomplished artists collaborating with such notables as Legend,
Ras T, and DangerRas Lionheart of London. One other such notable, Sizzla, launched Granston into the
Kingston music scene and invited him to sing at Sizzla’s concerts. From that point in 2005, Gideon Granston
began recording his own songs at the Train Recording Studio owned by international reggae star,
Ken Boothe, one of the first Jamaican greats to hit Broadway and who was inducted into the Reggae Music
Hall of Fame. Ken Boothe clearly saw something in Granston and welcomed him into his home with open
arms and an open door; Boothe provided studio time for Granston to write and record. It was at this time that
Gideon learned more about the music and lifestyle of the Rastafarian culture.
Through the proverbial trials, tribulations and assorted struggles, it took 8 long years for Granston to receive
, process and translate profound messages achieved through his divine meditative state of thought and being.
The result is his first album, Rastafari Truth, serendipitously completed on July 23, 2013, the birthday of
Haile Selassie the 1st. Gideon Granston interprets the culture of Rastafarian prophecy wrapped in rich cool
vocals and hot island beats sounding truth, beauty, peace and love.
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Author: Michael S Kwao
Book: The Journey of Our Lives
Bio: Michael S Kwao
Born in west Africa (Ghana, Tema) moved to Montreal at the age of ten. Lived there for quit some time and have challenged many obstacles to reach where I am today. Moving to Canada, couldn’t speak, read or write English as that was very difficult for me. Growing up in Montreal was a hard task, but there was nothing I was willing to give up on. My mind is what keeps me going and my heart is the engine within me that controls my body but not my soul. What ever I puts my mind to is what I’ll do, and that is my best to accomplish my goals and achievements. I will continues to push forward as I’m healthy to do so.
Natural bodybuilding was a passion of mine that I’ve grown to master the art of posing. My talents pushes the boundaries of many as I’m an artist doing my best in the industry. I have a record label (Kwaopow Records Inc). To establish a base in Canada where I can help Canadian artists bring their dreams to the next level. My diversity is one that has not been seen in a very long time. Thank God for blessing and keeping me safe to do great things in this world. I love helping others reach their fullest potential mentally and physically. Happiness with great results is an accomplishment on it’s own. My Inspirational and poetic sense of writing is motivational that many can relate to.
All this would not have been possible without the love for my beautiful daughter Destiny. She is the engine within my soul. My journey continues.
December 5, 2013 in by admin
“Named after their manager who looks similar to Don Vito, the uncle from the crazy, out-of-hand TV show ‘Viva la Bam!’, the Vidos definitely live up to their namesake”, said CFRO 100.5fm deejay (and “Shadows” guitarist) Dianne Ocampo. Hey, thanks Dianne!
We formed in August 2011, and for a couple of months we just jammed .38 Special and Zeppelin covers. We browsed Craigslist in vain trying to find a singer for the band until we booked a gig and Brett volunteered to give it a shot, and haven’t looked back. Nolan wrote the riff for our very first song, “Again and Again”, and Kirk turned his bedroom into a makeshift recording studio. We released our first EP in March 2012, followed by our 12-track demo LP “2012″ in December. Right now we are in the middle of a diligent flurry of songwriting for a potential indie-label debut.
In our spare time, we enjoy watching awful movies, shooting pool, and . We listen to a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers and are dynamically influenced by jazz, hard rock and caffeine. If it were possible we’d be gigging 24/7, and we’ll be more than happy to play in your garage if you ever need a little more funk in your trunk.
Brett W. Hornall – bass, lead vocals, electric toaster
Kirk Musfelt – guitar, vocals
Nolan Nielsen – drums, percussion, vocals