Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Windsor Scene presents "Scene at the Room"

The Windsor Scene and present SCENE AT THE ROOM

Jamie Greer has done it again with bringing attention to the awesome talent in Windsor and area. Thursday nights is "Scene at the Room" which will feature 2 bands only and at least one will be a Windsor artist. Genres will vary week to week for all to enjoy. There is a $4.00 cover charge but well worth the price (all the money goes to the bands). To find out how to get a VIP Free Admission and a chance to WIN Dinner for 2, check out the end of this blog :)

For more information on what's happening and who's playing around Windsor, ON check out
Jamie's The Windsor Scene (Jamie keeps this updated so check it out)

Here is some of the upcoming line-ups from Jamie's Scene at the Room page

Thursday March 6 was
Salt of the Chief Cornerstone

Awesome show guys :) Keep up the great work :)

Perilelle (featuring Eric Arner and Sally Zori)
What Heart

The Golden Hands Before God Conducts Incredible Magic Band &
The SpiritsMichou

What Seas, What Shores
Orphan Choir


My Son My Son
Explode When They Bloom


Another Saturday Knight
The Original Lady Eyes

Singer/Songwriter Showcase I featuring
Adam Fox
Tara Watts
Two For The Cascade
This Is Me As A Woman

255 also offers a FREE VIP Admission and a chance to win Dinner for 2 at one of their three restaurants Chanoso's, Oishii Sushi Bar and Buda Cafe with a same day lunch or dinner receipt.

Visiting Windsor? Don't forget to check out these restaurants and Jamie's Windsor Scene to find out what's happening around town :)

Radames - March 8, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Radames from Chicago, IL., as Artist of the Day.

Radames plays techno, latin and club music. Radames website has pics, a bio, what's new, a guest book and much more. Radames is releasing "Internet Baby" on March 11, 2008 and will be getting radio play on April 1/08. Radames "Internet Baby" is all about waiting for a girl to sign on myspace impatiently. It's just so appropriate as Artist of the Day :) To find out more about Radames and listen "Internet Baby" and more of his music, check out his my space at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Live from Kuwait - Operation MySpace - March 10th

Just a reminder ;)

On March 10th, 2008 Operation MySpace will bring the troops in Kuwait and all of MySpace a LIVE show in Kulabyte HD that they’ll never forget. Disturbed, Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Filter, Carlos Mencia, Metal Sanaz, DJ Z-Trip AND MORE will all be a part of this spectacular event that will be streamed LIVE only on MySpace at 11:00AM PST / 2:00 PM EST at

It's 2008 and the world has changed but our troops still need our support. Please drop by and leave a special message for the troops at .

Friday, March 7, 2008

Forms - Hip Hop Artist of the Day - March 7, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Forms from Staten Island, NY., as Artist of the Day.

Forms is a Hip Hop artist. Forms "Sound Click page" has a bio about Forms and songs from his newly released cd "Welcome To MY World". Forms influences include "Bizzy Bone", "Bone Thugs N Harmony" and "Royce da 5'9". To watch a video and listen to more of Forms check out his myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Kill Your Ex - March 6, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Kill Your Ex from Portland, OR., as Artist of the Day.

Kill Your Ex plays rock and pop punk music. Kill Your Ex is on an indefinate tour all over the states and are booking more shows as they go along. Kill Your Ex is playing in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kansas over the next couple days and then head south to Texas, California, New Mexico and then back up to Oregon and Washington. Kill Your Ex has a new cd coming out on April 15, 2008 called "From Words to Motion". Check to see if Kill Your Ex is playing in your area, buy some t-shirts, watch some videos and listen to Kill Your Ex songs on myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Jamel Boutria - March 5, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents Jamel Boutria from France, as Artist of the Day.

Jamel Boutria plays progressive, electro, healing and easy listening music. Jamel's myspace is primarily in French but does have an English section. Jamel has a couple English demo's up as well as in French. Take a listen to the wonderful world of bi-lingualism and enjoy the slideshow, blog and music from Jamel's myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Rockstar - Taste Of Chaos 2008 - Are you going to be there?

Well it's almost here, the Rockstar - Taste of Chaos 2008 tour. Cobo Hall, here I come ;)

For those of you that don't remember, my son is a HUGE Avenge Sevenfold fan and mom get's the pleasure of being taken to the Detroit concerts (life could be worse, lol). This years line-up is incredible

Avenged Sevenfold


Bullet For My Valentine

Blessed The Fall

Idiot Pilot

D'espairs Ray


The Underneath

I can't wait! Anyone else been to a previous concert? Want to give me the heads up on who was your favorite band and why? To find out if Rockstar - Taste of Chaos is coming to your area check out

Just think, on March 13 I get the pleasure of seeing Yen (previous Artist of the Day) at The Ark in Ann Arbor :) You just have to love music, and the joy it brings :)

March 9/ 08 - Update of the Rockstar - Taste of Chaos tour :)

What an amazing show, if you haven't had the chance to see it yet, check out the schedule and take the time to check out this amazing line up.

Cobo Hall was packed last night. People came in droves from the youngest I saw about 5 to the oldest in their 50's. The kids definately displayed who they liked by the t-shirts and merchandise that they wore. It was hard to determine who was second to Avenged Sevenfold as there was lot's of support for the other bands. I had the priviledge to taking 5 others to this event and everyone had a different opinion as to who was their favorite. One girl who had been following "Blessed The Fall" was amazed how well they performed with the recent loss of some band members. One of the guys loved "Bullet for my Valentine" his exact words were "WOW, they were even better than expected". My son loved "Avenged Sevenfold" as he belted out every tune when they sang. By the way Avenged Sevenfold has really stepped up in their light and pyro show, I was very pleased to see them get to this level. My favorite was MUCC as the stage presence and show was amazing. MUCC had a stage and they knew how to use it and used it well.

All the bands were amazing and yes the merchandise stand got my money :) We were more than happy to help promote these up and coming artists. If you get a chance it is well worth the money, so go and check them out and don't forget to buy a t-shirt, hoodie, cd, dog tags, wrist bands or what ever else your favorite band has to offer :)

*Note: I would like to thank Transit Windsor for getting us there safely, the border crossing guards for letting us over the border, all the Cobo Hall staff for the amazing event they put on and the hard work they all endured to make this concert a success, Rockstar for getting all these amazing musicians together and promoting an awesome tour (and the free Rockstar's for us thirsty patrons after the concert), the behind the scenes engineers, sound techs, light techs and all that made this concert sound so amazing and most of all Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet for my Valentine, Bless The Fall, Idiot Pilot, MUCC, The Underneath and D'espairsRay for coming all together to bring us this amazing tour :)

The Climb - March 4, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, The Climb from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Artist of the Day.

The Climb plays rock, rock and more rock music. The Climb is 5 guys that have found their calling. The Climb has some cool t-shirts and hoodies that can be purchased through their myspace page. To take a listen to the rockin' sounds of The Climb, see if they are playing in your area or buy some merchandise, check out The Climb myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)


Monday, March 3, 2008

Jeff Healey - RIP

I was one of the lucky ones that had the priviledge of seeing Jeff Healey in concert over 20 years ago when he was starting out. Jeff was an amazing performer and will be sadly missed by all in the music industry. Jeff inspired many throughout the years with his dedication, desire and love of music. Jeff's "Stuck In The Middle With You" and "I Should Have Told You" while "Angel Eyes" will be singing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" in our hearts forever.

Our condolences go out to the Healey family, band members and friends.


Despite long battle with cancer, Jeff Healey's death still shocking, bandmate
13 hours ago

TORONTO — Acclaimed jazz and rock guitarist Jeff Healey was remembered Sunday as a musician of rare ability who had a wicked sense of humour and a generous nature as fans and bandmates mourned his death at age 41, following a battle with cancer.
Bandmates of Canadian rock and jazz legend Jeff Healey were among those shocked by the news of his death Sunday.

Healey died Sunday evening in a Toronto hospital surrounded by family and a bandmate, Colin Bray.

Bray, the bass player with Jeff Healey's jazz Wizards and the frontman's long-time friend, said he and many others expected the guitarist to rally from this latest illness.

"I don't think any of us thought this was going to happen," Bray said in a telephone interview. "We just thought he was going to bounce back as he always does."

Healey had battled with cancer since the age of one when a rare form of retinal cancer known as Retinoblastoma claimed his eyesight.

Bray said Healey had been hospitalized for a week and that his advanced lung cancer made his final hours difficult.

Healey had undergone numerous operations in recent years to remove tumours from his lungs and leg.

Bray and fellow bandmate Gary Scriven remembered their frontman as not only a world-class musician but an incredibly strong person with the capacity to motivate those he worked with.
Scriven called Healey inspirational and praised the boundless enthusiasm that allowed him to continue performing live only four weeks before his death.

"He drew his strength from somewhere, I don't know where, but it spread among the band and flowed into the audience," Scriven said.

Healey rose to stardom as the leader of the Jeff Healey Band, a rock-oriented trio that garnered a Juno award, international acclaim and platinum record sales with the 1988 album "See the Light."

But Bray and Scriven said Healey's true love was jazz, the genre that dominated his last three albums with the Jazz Wizards.

Healey's guitar prowess was characterized by a unique playing-style that saw him lay the instrument across his lap.

It led him to share stages with such rock luminaries as George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King, but Bray said jazz allowed him to exercise his other instrumental talents such as trumpet and drums.

Healey's love of jazz also led him to host radio shows on the CBC and a local Toronto station where he spun long-forgotten numbers from his personal collection of over 30,000 vinyl records.

But Bray said his "best friend" saw himself first and foremost as an entertainer and said Healey seemed to derive therapeutic benefits from playing live shows.

Recalling Healey's weakened condition at his final performance on Feb. 2 in Sarnia, Ont., Bray said Healey seemed to draw strength as the set progressed.

"At the end of it, I can't believe how much better he looked. It was like blood to him."
Healey's death came weeks before the release of his first rock album in eight years.
"Mess of Blues" is slated for a North American release on April 22.

Healey is backed on the album by the resident band at Jeff Healey's Roadhouse, the blues club he founded and named after a 1989 Patrick Swayze movie in which he appeared.

The album features two live tracks recorded in the last few months of his life.

The Grammy-nominated musician is survived by his wife Christie and two children; daughter Rachel, 13 and son Derek, 3.

Funeral and memorial arrangements have not yet been announced.

Todd Carey - March 3, 2008 - Pay What You Feel and Download

GJK Promotions proudly presents Todd Carey from Chicago, IL., as Artist of the Day.

Todd Carey plays pop, rock and acoustic music. Todd Carey's website has all sorts of fun stuff on it that you can see and do. Todd has a news section, bio, see, hear, a journal, tour schedule, press, a crazy fools sections (yeap it's for his fans ;) and a loop lab (which I thought was fun) that you can play your own instruments and make a song. Todd has just released a new cd called "Watching Waiting" which you can purchase as a donate and download (This is going to be a thing of the future musicians, so find out more about it.) How this works is, when you purchase the "Watching and Waiting" cd, you donate from $1 to $10 and donation over $5.00, $1.00 will be donated to the GO GREEN INITIATIVE fund. So go to Todd Carey's myspace, find out a little more about Todd, watch some great videos, take a listen and pay what you feel between $5 and $10 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the GO GREEN INITIATIVE fund

Cheers and Inspire :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Jock Strap is looking to Re-Unite Punk Rockers from the UK

Jock Strap is looking to Re-Unite Punk Rockers from the UK

From Jock Strap

This site is designed to re-unite old punks from all over the UK , But I need your help !! I need old photo's and info of who is in the pics where it was taken etc.. This page can be great only with your input .

Check the photo gallery and see if you recognise anyone in there so far..
cheers Js..

PS All Punks pass the news

(Thanks Arthur ;)

Rock Sound Festival - June 6 and 7, 2008 - Huttwil, Switzerland

Rock Sound Festival - June 6 and 7, 2008 - Huttwil, Switzerland

Although this site is not in English, I am sure that someone can translate or even better yet, check out the bands myspaces that are playing for more info ;)

Look at this line-up ;)

*HELL'S BELLES (AC/DC-Allgirl-Band)

Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL - May 23, 24 and 25, 2008

Summer Camp Music Festival - Chillicothe, IL - May 23, 24 and 25, 2008

Look at this Line-up :)


moe. (3 days!)
Umphrey's McGee (2 days!)
The Flaming Lips
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
The Roots
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
G. Love & Special Sauce
Tea Leaf Green
Blind Melon
The Avett Brothers
Hot Buttered Rum
The Lee Boys Banyan
Family Groove Company
56 Hope Road
Future Rock
The Hue
Creek Road Ramblers

and many, many more!

Guitavio - March 2, 2008

GJK Promotions proudly presents, Guitavio from Germany, as Artist of the Day.

Guitavio plays acoustic and folk music. Guitavio has put out 8 cd's, the last one "Songs of Love and Loss" in 2007 after a 7 year hiatus. Guitavio's website has lot's of information dating back to 1987 when this folk band first played. Although the website is in German, the Guitavio myspace page is in both German and English and the songs on the playlist are in English. Guitavio has been working with Paul Thomas - songwriter/lyrist, to create some amazing music. To find out more about Guitavio and listen to some of their soothing music, check out the Guitavio myspace at

Cheers and Inspire :)