I chatted with Kirk Reed from Toronto band The Reed Effect on my back deck in June of 2020. We discuss time, creativity, thoughts on live entertainment and how to become a computer geek....plus the new album, 1973. On a sad note, almost four months to the date of our meeting, Kirk’s lost his only brother Chris and the other half of The Reed Effect. Chris tragically took his own life on October 10, 2020, just as the new music was about to be released. 1973 is not just as a tribute to Chris and his legacy, but a celebration of their collaboration and brotherly love.
Quisha grew up in Toronto in a Jamaican/Canadian home listening to Reggae, Motown, Gospel and R&B. Quisha is President of QW Productions Corp and Founder of Canadian Black Entertainment. She is currently in mini-series Self Made: The Story of Madame C.J. Walker (which is currently playing on Netflix) as a choir performer. She is also in the movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel. She has travelled the world to share her love and passion for music through her singing. An engaging personality, a born singer and entertainer, Quisha’s powerful and emotive singing can make you weep or fill you up and bring you joy.
Hot Lips is also a trio of incredibly skilled musicians, forged together to form a single powerhouse of electro-grunge rock by founder Karli Forgét. Bassist Alex Black and drummer Keith Heppler complete the trio. I met with them in June 2020 at the Rehearsal Factory in downtown Toronto.
Rocker turned country artist, Suzi Kory is relatively new to the music scene. A driven and hard-working person, she's released five singles since 2018, all with accompanying videos. I sat down with Suzi in June of 2020 to talk about how the pandemic is affecting her both personally and professionally and what she thinks is coming for the future.
A series of conversations with a diversity of musicians -- what they were doing prior to the pandemic, where they expected to be and what they're doing now; how they're coping; their thoughts about what the future holds for live performance for new and existing performers and much more. Over 50 artists interviewed.....each one a separate episode and include Jeff Jones, Paul DeLong, the band Hot Lips, Tom Wilson, Gord Deppe, Sally Shaar (Monowhales), Kirk Reed (Reed Affect), Suzi Kory, James Blonde (band), Shakura S'Aida, Sarah Smith, Samantha Martin, Quisha Wint, Courage My Love, Davide DiRenzo.............