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.
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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.
After almost a year, Keram is thrilled to announce that the two latest tracks - Chemtrails and Artificial Intelligence, featuring Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Ryan Brown (Dweezil Zappa), Marc Thomas (Madras), Alex Budman (D'Angelo), Pete Devlin (Blue Dog Pict), Alex Lifeson (RUSH), and Angie Brown and Jessica Marshall Gardiner are coming to completion.
"I have figured out the theme for my new compilation of songs, I guess what people used to call an album," Keram says. "The theme will revolve around the…
For as little as a dollar a month you can support the development of new tracks and projects. Diamanda Galas said that in the modern world, investors no longer value the time to develop ideas, expecting only the finished product. This is a mistake. The classic artists that we listen to, came up in a world where artist development was essential to their development of mastery and crafting the songs that have informed our generations.
Here's the deal - Ryan Brown, the guy who played the drums on The Big End, We breathe So Brief and Killing Days, Living Nights (on my 2015 album Come to Life) has just returned to Los Angeles after touring with Dweezil Zappa and playing all the incredible Terry Bozzio stuff that grew up in the Frank…
So excited to share with you the new video for the single "(Don't Get Caught) By The Dazzling Charades."
The song was an answer to a 7-Day challenge, but I actually wrote, recorded, mixed and completed the entire thing - every single second, in 7 days, live on Periscope. My old buddy Josh Joudrie helped out with that ;)
And then we took like another month to fine tune it for commercial release :)
Then we successfully funded it on IndieGogo in 18 hours - getting it mastered by Andy Vandette (Sevendust…
So remember that time I promised to make a song in 7 days if I got 100 likes?
It happened, and we did. It was all documented on Periscope and that will be available soon in digest form on YouTube due to a successful ensuing IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign.
Last night I received the final masters from M.r Andy VanDette who again, went above and beyond to get it just right. We got Mr. Lifeson's notes and blessing. And I am deep into production on the music video. One of my faves I have ever made for a…
Keram plays a 40 minute acoustic set starting at 9:30pm sharp. Fresh Fridays is a brand new show full of original, live music from LA's most talented underground artists. NO ADMISSION & DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!