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Currently the biggest name in the same Southern Ontario underground scene that brought you BILLY TALENT and illScarlett, KEEPIN' 6 are about to explode into the mainstream conscious with their debut album UNCENSORED

Biography


Anyone familiar with the Canadian rock scene can tell you that there hasn't been a lot of noise coming from the small suburban Mississauga community of Applewood, Ontario. (Hell, most people have never even heard of Applewood.) But now that ska-punk band KEEPIN' 6 are exploding out of Applewood and the Southern Ontario punk scene, that's all about to change!

Formed in 2003 by 4 lifelong friends; drummer Matt "Phatty" Wilkinson, guitarist Jason Wilford, bassist Dan Renwick and vocalist Bryan Hotchkiss, KEEPIN' 6 is a band who's high energy, and hook-heavy songs blend the best of influences ranging from The Police and Rancid / Operation Ivy to the Foo Fighters. And truth be told, if there's a band that can sonically bridge the gap between Billy Talent and Rancid, well that band is definitely KEEPIN' 6.

Having spent the past few years playing hundreds of shows in rec centers, church basements and community halls with their friends in bands like illScarlett, The Flatliners, The Creepshow and The Johnstones (with whom the band released a 2005 indie split CD with; "The Johnstones VS. Keepin'6"), KEEPIN' 6 have already amassed a huge local following that many "more established" artists would kill for. And that huge local following has been waiting a very long time for a full-length album from KEEPIN' 6!

Produced by Steve Rizun (illScarlett, The Creepshow, Hostage Life) the band's debut album UNCENSORED is a collection of non-stop, call-to-arms ska-punk anthems guaranteed to have fans screaming along and dancing 'til they drop.

"SO ALL I'M TRYING TO SAY IS� / LOOK AT WHAT YOU GOT!"
� Look @ Whatcha Got

From the one-two opening punches of "Illusion" and "Scapegoat" on through the reflective sentiments of "Look @ Whatcha Got" and the mellow(er) vibes of "EndZone v.II" and "1086", the album's powerful combination of modern rock hooks and punk energy never let up. And with underlying socio-political themes UNCENSORED sees KEEPIN' 6 give their fans something to chew on beyond the usual "us VS them" punk rhetoric.

With fantastic grooves that will keep the circle pits skankin', and song-after-song of infectious sing-a-long choruses, UNCENSORED is a modern punk album with the potential to reach mainstream audiences without sacrificing either integrity or intent.

The band will be on tour constantly promoting the album, and with a little luck on their side, 2007 just may be the year that KEEEPIN' 6 finds legions of new fans world-wide. �Far beyond the winding suburban streets of Applewood, Ontario.

www.myspace.com/keepin6

For more information, please contact:
Jeremy Shum | Stereo Dynamite Recordings
647.477.6384 | 174 Spadina Avenue, Ste.#514
Toronto, ON Canada M5T 2C2
Jeremy@stereodynamite.com | www.stereodynamite.com

Discography

UNITY: A TRIBUTE TO DESMOND DEKKER (VARIOUS ARTISTS) - RELEASED JANUARY 2008

KEEPIN'6 'UNCENSORED' - DEBUT LP RELEASED JUNE 2007

'THE JOHNSTONES VS KEEPIN'6' EP - RELEASED DECEMBER 2005

THE 'KEEPIN'6 6PACK' EP - RELEASED DECEMBER 2004

Set List

Enough original material to cover 60 minutes