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  • on 19.04.2009
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Who We Are 0

Apr19

Who we are. . . NOTES FROM THE BAND

KAREN SINGLE… Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar

Well respected by her peers in the industry, Karen is a multi-talented ARTIST who has all the ingredients for STARDOM. Her undeniable talents are easily enjoyed at any of her high energy performances.She captivates her audience with incredible vocal versatility which boasts a 4 octave range and the ability to sound like many artists,yet is still uniquely herself. Having been   a classically trained musician and an actress with live theatre and television credits, she has developed a exceptionally strong stage presence full of dynamics and likeable charisma that tends to mesmorise, and keeps her audiences full attention.

Before leading the “KAREN SINGLE BAND”, she toured and performed with numerous   full time   “A” circuit bands, as well as contributing to several original bands as not only a keyboard player/rhythm guitarist, but writer, producer and arranger. A sought after performer and dynamic songwriter with a trunk full of songs destined to be HITS, it’s no wonder the industry is excited.

ATTILA “NOVI” NOVAK… Lead Guitar, Vocals

Attila is a Canadian-Hungarian guitar virtuoso, with over 20 years of experience, including extensive touring throughout Europe, Germany and Canada. He founded Hungary’s first “official” speed metal band”VASMACSKA” (as recorded in the 1988 ROCK LEXICON history book)at the age of 15. His first record deal was signed at the age of 17,selling well over 10,000 copies.His wide recognition as a seasoned performer and showman were seen in the Vancouver bands known as “Citizen Cane”, “Uncle Sid” and “Taltos”. A dedicated musician,composer,producer,engineer, and soundman, he contributes all of these talents to the “KAREN SINGLE BAND”   He names Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Micheal Schenkner as influences.

TOMMY B… Bass Guitar, Vocals

Tom was educated on scholorship which only goes to prove his talents were recognized even early in life. Tom’s abilities as a fluent multi-instrumentalist and vocalist,have added color,depth and texture to the band. He’s toured internationally in Germany,Japan and all across The United States.He’s even performed at such prestigious events as the Dove Awards in Nashville . He’s worked previously with such known artists as “The Suspenders”and “LISA BROKOP”and produced an album for the latin-dance artist “Hedy-Marie”.

DAVID LUNDGREN… Drums,Vocals

Dave has performed all over this planet.From his major televised concerts in India with “THE POWER ONIONS” with featured MTV   VJ’s Danny McGill and Kamal Sidu, to commercial radio and TVB in Hong Kong.From England, Rome, and France to the haunts of LA.He even worked with the opening act for the ROLLING STONES on their VOODOO LOUNGE TOUR (The African National dance Group) With so many credits to his name, as a drummer, guitarist/bassist, songwriter, vocalist, actor, and producer, Dave is a valued asset to this band.

The “KAREN SINGLE BAND began it’s legacy in the early months of 1997, performing for festivals, out-door concerts and nightclubs, right from day one.They proudly continue to delight and entertain audiences right across Canada, with a full time touring schedule (for the last 5 years) that has had them share the stage with numerous well known bands such as:

NICKELBACK, MATHEW GOOD BAND, EDWIN, I MOTHER EARTH , BIG SUGAR, HEADSTONES, LEE AARON, ALANNAH MYLES, 54/40, PRISM, SASS JORDAN, HEADPINS, WIDE MOUTH MASON, JERRY LEE LEWIS, BLUE OYSTER CULT, HELIX, PAT TRAVERS, APRIL WINE, MOIST, BARNEY BENTALL, DOUG & THE SLUGS, RHYMES WITH ORANGE, CCR, TROOPER, STEPPENWOLF, FIREHOUSE, CHILLIWACK, FILTER, GLASS TIGER ,   plus many more….

Their first album(Wide Open) is getting rave reviews right across Canada and is receiving airtime on college and main stream radio in several provinces. An amazing band, they excite you with high energy shows, alongside excellent musicianship. They sound just like their album live, but with even more intensity.

QUOTES:

“Karen Single is the Pat Benatar of this generation with loads of raw talent and energy.(She) puts on a show you will never forget” Robb Mitchell, RetroActive Publications

“Wow! What a voice!” Tom Cat Records

“Reminds me of Heart” Marianne Mackenzie (CFOX)

“One terrific writer” Taylore T. Fox (Publisher/vocal coach)

“The little band that CAN!” staff of Classic Rock Weekend Festival, Minnedosa,MB

“Blew me away!” Jill (Publicist,Festival distribution Inc)

They continue to tour full time across Canada , with plans to expand their markets internationally this year. The band has their own full size PA system and light show.

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