Local singing duo Keith and Renée have turned to crowdfunding to raise support their sixth studio album.
Through a campaign on Indiegogo, the pair has 25 days left to raise $12,000.
“We noticed many artists lately have been reaching out to their fans in this unique way by getting them involved in the process of making a record; through their donations they receive all kinds of cool gifts from yoga classes, birthday calls to house concerts etc.,” Renée Lamoureux said.
“We thought this would be a lot of fun involving fans in our journey as we are about to embark on a recording trip to Nashville next week working with a great producer Billy Decker.”
Winnipeg singer-songwriter Renée Lamoureux— of the band Keith and Renée — is about to release her first solo CD in September.
I Fall For You was five years in the making and is a reflection of Lamoureux’s personal relationships and life experiences
“It was back in early 2005 when I started thinking about recording a solo album,” Lamoureux said. “It was always something I wanted to do but I kept coming up with excuses not to do it. It seemed that once I started to really believe in myself, it all came together nicely.”
The album was put together after Lamoureux teamed up with Murray Pulver of Doc Walker to produce it, shortly after coming off tour in the summer of 2011.
“It was an awesome experience and I am so proud of the results. This is only the beginning and I look forward to what lies ahead.”
A CD release concert is set for Friday, September 14 at 8 p.m. at the Park Theatre, 698 Osborne Street. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12 in advance at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Music Trader and TicketBreak.com.
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Winnipeg country-pop duo Keith and Renée will be touring with Jann Arden beginning next month.
The nine-date Western Canada tour kicks off in Victoria for two shows February 19-20, before travelling to Vancouver, Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton and Saskatoon. The tour will end in Winnipeg at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre on February 29.
“We’re such huge Jann Arden fans,” Renée Lamoureux said in a release. “We’re so honoured to be a part of her tour. It is an incredible opportunity.”
The duo recently released their new album, Best Day, and has a single out called “Wildflower.”
Tickets to Arden’s show with Keith and Renée range from $96.75 to $118 at Ticketmaster.
Local musical duo Keith and Renée are getting set to release their fifth CD next month.
Titled “Best Day,” the pop pair has gone a little bit country with their latest release, which is described as a natural progression of their sound, inspired by their tours in the U.S. and Africa.
The CD’s title track was released to radio in early July and is already receiving spins on country radio stations across the country and on CBC Radio.
“We always try to capture something new to keep our career fresh and interesting,” said Renée Lamoureux. “Going pop/country wasn’t really planned—it was just natural for us to try country. We love to sing about our personal stories. The people we’ve encountered, how they’ve played a role in our lives, what we’ve experienced.”
Best Day will be launched at a CD release party at the West End Cultural Centre on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
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Winnipeg’s Keith and Renée have been chosen to be included on the CBC Radio 3 / David Suzuki Foundation’s Playlist for the Planet CD.
The local musical duo was one of eleven artists picked from over 600 entries throughout Canada. Their song, “The One,” is on the band’s latest CD, Detours.
The song was written shortly after Keith and Renée returned from Kenya. They were inspired by the determination of the people who live there to build a better community. The band are musical ambassadors for the humanitarian organization Free the Children.
Advance copies of the Playlist for the Planet album will be available in November through David Suzuki Foundation’s holiday catalogue. All money raised from the sale of Playlist for the Planet will support the David Suzuki Foundation’s science-based environmental work.
Australian country music stars Jetty Road were in town Wednesday night for the first of two shows at the Pyramid Cabaret.
The band is no stranger to Manitoba, having previously performed at Dauphin’s Countryfest in 2008. The country music “Group of the Year” is made up of identical twin sisters, Lee and Paula Bowman, and Julian Sammut and Simon Ross.
The crowd at the Pyramid was pumped for a midweek performance, which also featured Manitoba’s own Keith and Renée as a closing act. The duo is most recently known for singing the theme song “Good Year” for Manitoba Homecoming 2010
You can still catch both Jetty Road and Keith and Renée tonight at the Pyramid Cabaret beginning at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tickets are usually $10, but the cover charge has been waived for tonight’s show.
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Australian country music band Jetty Road performs at the Pyramid Cabaret Wednesday night during a two-night stop in Winnipeg. Tickets are still available for tonight’s show at 9 p.m. (SAMANTA KATZ / CHRISD.CA)
Their song “Good Year” is most recognizable as being the official theme for Manitoba Homecoming 2010, and now Keith and Renée will bring their musical talent to the stage at the West End Cultural Centre.
The local pop/rock duo is preparing for a show on Saturday, May 8 and will primarily be performing songs from their new Detours album, including such favourites as “Revolution” and “Simple Stuff.”
The launch of their fourth studio album comes on the heels of a busy year, which took Keith and Renée to perform at 80 Canadian high schools as part of a nationwide event called The We Tour, and to Kenya, where they performed at a Free the Children event last summer.
Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $15 in advance at the WECC, or $20 at Ticketmaster and at the door.