John Kastner

John Kastner

BandAlternativeRock

Biography

Company: Cobraside Distribution Inc.

Contact: Kevin Oberland

Telephone: 323 216 7257

Email: wendystenzel@earthlink.net

Website: http://www.johnkastner.com http://www.myspace.com/johnkastner

Doughboys and All Systems Go! Frontman Releases First Solo Record
“Have You Seen Lucky?”

What in the hell does a 16 year old Montreal punk rocker who started the bands Asexuals and Doughboys have to do with Alex Lifeson from Rush and Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo? Well, based on what you hear in John Kastner’s new release, Have You Seen Lucyk?, these diverse influences come together like they’ve been doing it for decades. Fast forward to 2006 and the sum of the parts just listed equals a brand new, screaming pop record that fuses the song-writing cleverness of John Kastner with the familiar sounds of a 5-star roster of guest musicians.
Fans of Kastner’s earlier works in Doughboys etc. will instantly feel the fresh new approach to songwriting in this record but also recognize the magnetic qualities which continue to resonate in his music. Recording a different kind of album requires different kinds of players, and this cookin’ session has assembled what must be the most eclectic group of musicians in recent memory. Have You Seen Lucky? includes help from Away (Michel Langevin) of Voivod, Jonathon Cummins (Bionic), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Thomas D’Arcy (Ladies and Gentlemen), Lee Ving (Fear), and Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo). Working with this original and proven group of characters John has crafted the most original and infectious record of his career.
Production credits take no back seat in the process. Have You Seen Lucky? was mixed by Glen Robinson (Voivod, Tea Party, etc.) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Madonna, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, White Stripes etc.) All done in Canada in various studios keeping with the theme of the record.
Have You Seen Lucky? is all set for release in North American through Cobraside / F.A.B. on June 6th, 2006. And in Europe the album will be taken care of by Boss Tunage Records on the same date. Look for tour dates, videos and other rock and roll tools closer to release date.
Cobraside Distribution Inc.
676 West Wilson Ave., Unit G Glendale, CA 91203 Phone: 818-548-9001 Fax: 818-548-9002

Discography

Have You Seen lucky? John Kastner
Mon Chi Chi All Systems Go
All Systems Go All Sytems Go
Turn Me on Doughboys
Crush Doughboys
Happy Accidents Doughboys

Set List

40 minute set