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Welcome to the Experience

Keram creates his own unique style of music to reflect the eccentric life he has lived. Known not only as an electric frontman with such bands as Blue Dog Pict, Automated Gardens, Project: Ribcage and his own solo act, he is also a well known Hollywood actor who has appeared in over 50 films & TV shows including Punisher: War Zone, John Q, Texas Chainsaw 3D, 24, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, CSI and True Blood.

His new record "Come to Life" is a 10-song tour de force showcasing his range as a musician - from country swagger to glitch electro, Americana to 70's piano ballads. The album, which was successfully crowdfunded to 155% of its target also features blistering solos and guitar work by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee and guitar legend Alex Lifeson of RUSH, among 30 other world class musicians Keram brought along for the journey.

Check out the new record - Come to Life!

Come to Life

by Keram

BANDCAMP EXCLUSIVE! Get a mobile friendly version of the 16-page liner notes and lyrics + amazing art by some of LA's top pop surrealism artists with your album purchase!

Canadian musician Keram, an accomplished film and television actor, is an out-of-the-box artist. His new album, Come To Life, executive produced by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, is a sprawling, other-worldly rock adventure that took an army of about 30 musicians, whose collective credits include Coheed & Cambria, Zappa Plays Zappa, Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mary Margaret O’Hara, and of course Rush.

The 10-song opus is an unpredictable hybrid of Americana, new age, electronica, roots, rock, theater, experimental, jazz, pop, and then some. It ends with the 21-minute title track.

Recorded in Toronto and LA, Keram chose the musicians for their improvisation skills, including Lifeson who appears on “Devil Knows Me Well,” “Mary Magdalene” and “Moving Dark Circles.” The album was mastered by Andy Vandette (Rush, David Bowie, Dream Theater) and “Mary Magdalene” was mixed by Rich Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith).

As an actor — who has appeared in the films American History X, Punisher: War Zone, Irvine Welsh’s Ecstacy and Texas Chainsaw 3D and TV shows True Blood, The Mentalist, Saving Grace and The L Word — Keram (last name Malicki-Sanchez) brings that expression to his music too, writing from other people’s perspective — despicable, pompous, even the opposite gender.

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Where To Buy "Come to Life"

Purchase the limited-edition, physical copies of the CD, featuring 16 pages of liner notes, full color art by Nathan Spoor, Nicola Verlato and Craola at these fine outlets:
Painting: The Devil and Robert Johnson by Nicola Verlato featured in the liner notes for "Come to Life"

Other digital stores where you can get Come to Life:

2 New Live Videos and Keram on Pandora Radio! 

I am so excited to share all the news in this update with you beloved suppoters!

Here are two videos from my Come to Life CD release concert in Toronto that featured Alex Lifeson (RUSH) surprise guest appearance.

And it really was a surprise! When he came up to play The Hanging Tree with us, he had never played it before!

The OTHER cool thing I wanted to share with you, is that we were informed this week that Pandora (aka the Music Genome Project) accepted Come to Life into its catalog.

This is not small feat.… Read more

[VIDEO] Keram and company live at Supermarket - "The Devil Knows Me Well" 

"If you build it, he will come..." is the famous catch phrase from Field of Dreams.

For many members of my band, this is precisely what took place when we started the final song of our 10 song set at Supermarket Restaurant and bar in Kensington market, Toronto - on an otherwise quiet Tuesday night in the city - August 12th 2014.

That was the night that 150 people came to see us release the record "Come to Life" that me and my friends spent the better part of 7 years building. That was the night that Rock n'… Read more

The Long Journey to Making "Come to Life," the Record 

The other day my friend and fellow guitarist Pete Devlin (of band Blue Dog Pict) posted a link to a video from a web series I created with my co-producer Josh Joudrie called Rock Soup.

Pete said he was still over the moon about our show in Toronto with Mr. Alex Lifeson and all the other incredible musicians who joined us onstage including drummer Ryan Brown, bassist D'Arcy Maguire, harmonica player Marty Stelnick and guitarist Steve Costello. See Pete and I go way back to when we were just 14 year old kids… Read more

Come to Life - Toronto Record Release Recap 

After a very short prep time, schedule and flight coordination, merch and poster design and strong street team effort, me and my amazing team managed to get a concert together for the Toronto launch of my record Come to Life at Supermarket in Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada.

Every musician on stage with me last night is not only truly excellent, but gave it their all and the result was so utterly buoyant.

Thank you Pete Devlin, Steve Costello, Ryan Brown, Aimee Lynn Chadwick, Marty Stelnick, Alex Lifeson,… Read more

Stream Keram's interview on the Richard Crouse Show 1010 Talk Radio 

On August 2nd, I had the terrific opportunity to join an old friend and pop culture guru Richard Crouse on his 1 hour program on Toronto's CFRB 1010 Talk Radio. We were also joined by TV and Radio host Pay Chen and YouTube star Katie Uhlmann of Katie Chats.

We discussed everything from crowdfunding to paywalls for newspapers, from music piracy to how to get ahead in your career in 2014.

Richard also featured clips from 7 tracks of my new record Come to Life - and it was so exciting to hear them live on air!

If… Read more

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