The Real McKenzies, Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club

SummerCamp Productions presents..

The Real McKenzies

Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club

The Filthy Radicals, Breach

Wed, March 25, 2015

8:00 pm


This event is all ages

The Real McKenzies
The Real McKenzies
THE REAL McKENZIES hail from Vancouver, Canada, and don kilts and bagpipes to celebrate their Scottish heritage. Born in 1992, THE REAL McKENZIES were the brainchild of singer Paul McKenzie, who claims, while at a party, heard Robert Burns playing in one room and the Sex Pistols in another. This epiphany led to the celtic cocktail they serve up by mixing rock, punk, and folk with a splash of whiskey and the odd Scottish traditional as a garnish. They have just released their eighth album, Shine Not Burn, on the Fat Wreck Chords label.

Through constant touring around the globe, THE REAL McKENZIES have carved out a role as modern minstrels through a relentless commitment to playing live music over the past 18 years. Fueled by an insatiable longing to entertain, the band is truly at home in front of an audience regardless of the size or venue. Whether playing monumental rock clubs, festivals, or tiny squats, electric or acoustic instruments, THE REAL McKENZIES immediately captivate any crowd through their jovial and heartfelt style. Guitars and bagpipes play off each other as Paul McKenzie weaves historic tales into a modern, Scotch-drenched mythology. Shine Not Burn (the motto of the McKenzie Clan) is the first release that captures and delivers the essence of a REAL McKENZIES live performance. Recorded in August 2009 at Wild at Heart in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Shine Not Burn utilizes acoustic instrumentation to add an intimate aspect that has not been heard on any previous REAL McKENZIES releases. Exploiting the incredible talents of former members of the legendary bands The Descendents, Good Riddance, and DOA, while adding a mandolin and fiddle to the mix, the music on Shine Not Burn is the perfect complement to Paul's trademark banter and passionate singing. For the listener it brings to life the experience of a REAL McKENZIES show without actually being there.

The Real McKenzies previously released Off The Leash and 10,000 Shots, (Fat Wreck), Oot & Aboot and Loch´d & Loaded (Honest Dons), Pissed To The Gills and Clash Of The Tartans (Sudden Death), Real McKenzies (IFA)
Vocalist, Dj, Producer also known as BrEaCh. From the age of five Ben started playing music and singing. He was brought up initially on Classical music, before getting into Rock n Roll, Hip Hop, Jazz and Jungle. Subsequently, he's a trained cellist, vocalist and pianist. In 2001 Ben moved to Bristol with the sole intention of making music. After getting himself set up, Ben was signed by GIlles Peterson to his label Browswood Recordings, after hearing a demo by chance in the back of a Saab 900. In 2007 Brownswood Records released Ben Westbeech's debut Album 'Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life.' This release led Ben to tour the world both as a live act and as a DJ at prestigious events and clubs including Summer Sonic (Japan), Glastonbury, The End, Cielo (New York), Fabric, Yellow (Japan), The Jools Holland Show (TV), Pardiso (Amsterdam), Pacha (Ibiza and Moscow), Ku de Ta (Bali) and Mercati Generali (Italy) amongst many others. In recent years, Ben has collaborated with Clipz/Redlight, Die, Jazzanova and Kraak n Smaak, (whose track featuring Ben reached the top 5 in Holland.) Currently Ben is working with Professor Green producing for his new record, Kutz (Soul Jazz) Red Light (Lobster Boy) and Rusko (Mad Decent,) in addition to many more who will feature on Ben's forthcoming house album with Strictly Rhythm due for release in late 2010.
Venue Information:
Rum Runners
178 Dundas Street
London, ON, N6A 1G7

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