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Black McKenzie


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The best kept secret in music


"New releases by area artists"

Black McKenzie "Morning Comes. The music: Freight train-pumping rock from a band-James Scott (guitar) Greg Liceraga (drums, Joel Heinlein (bass) Michael Constantine (vocals, guitar)-boasting a broad range of influences, from Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix and Allman Brothers to Clutch, Tool and Rage Against The Machine. There's a pinch of blues soul, even Southern rock on display. Sp-info: - Grand Rapids Press 1/18/07

"Local releases"

Black McKenzie "Morning Comes. Grand Rapids, MI. Black McKenzie, a self-described real American rock quartet, sporting a collection of rock'n'roll guitars and individual histories of playing stages in and outside of Michigan, are releasing the full-length follow up to their Understanding Stone EP from this past March. Marked by a bluesy vocal reflecting Chris Robinson and Chris Cornell, the group has served up a collection of tunes drawing from the wells of everyone from Steve Miller to Alice In Chains and Dave Matthews. Morning Comes, which will be released at Billy's Lounge on Jan. 17, is a fine addition to your collection of local hard rock. See for details.-Ryan Cunningham - 2007

"CD Reviews Local"

Black McKenzie "Morning Comes" Once you press play, Black McKenzie has you until the the last note. What a diamond in the rough. On Morning Comes, they manage to assume complete control over one's ear, playing with and teasing it, all the while delivering in a big way when it comes to quality and depth. The vocalist has a way of exploring the range of his voice, morphing through sounds remniscent of artists like Dave Matthews and Chris Cornell, then landing you safely by settling back into the relaxed soulful mood in which he bagan. - Revue February 2007


11 song LP:Morning Comes (BMI)
WZUU 92.5 fm Kalamazoo, MI Morning Comes, Excess Noise, Last Transmission on daily rotation.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Black McKenzie members have a collective musical history rich in performing and recording which draws on nearly 20 years of experience. From bands such as Liquid Sun and Red Jelly Jackson to Portrait and Two Headed Sam, they have gained experience playing a diverse number of venues; doing so locally, regionally and nationally as headline and opening acts. We came together as brothers in Nov. 2005 but have known eachother much longer than this. So when the tide turned and gave us good fortune, it was hard to deny the pure chemistry that was born. Thus, we followed suit by deciding anything worth doing is worth doing right. We would take our time and hash out the details of "WHO WE ARE" over what would become a long and cold winter of rehersals. All if our different interests and influences came to the table, but it was an equal share of similar ideals that finally created the sound we now come to know as Black McKenzie. The difference that sets us apart from other local music is our powerful volalist who shows up every night to amaze an audience. Also, the songs displayed will catch your ear wanting more. Our influences range from rock bands like Led Zepplin, Black Crows, Pink Floyd, Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine and Clutch to song writers like Chris Whitley, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, and the Allman Brothers.