“SOMEBODY LIKE YOU” by JEREMY RICE, from the album “Jeremy Rice and the Legendary Fist of Takinawa”

Jeremy Rice is a musician, composer, producer and obsessive creator. Possessing a vast and diverse repertoire of material, Jeremy delivers his songs with catchy and melodic classic-rock stylings that are unique, yet universally accessible.

Originally from St. John’s Newfoundland, Jeremy took an early interest in visual arts, performance arts and music. This spawned a desire to learn about media production. After four years of media studies at Ryerson University, he decided to grab his guitar and pursue a career in the soulless, unforgiving abyss that is the music industry.

Over his career Jeremy wrote a large collection of albums under several project names: Timescore, The Sellouts, The Thymes and a number of solo efforts. Each of these led to countless live shows and studio sessions, enabling Jeremy to further hone his craft.

Alas, cover charge and music streaming remunerations don’t always pay the bills. In order to afford groceries, Jeremy went corporate and began writing music for television programming, commercials and video games. This development presented unique creative challenges which allowed him to take his composition and production skills to new heights.

In early 2016 Jeremy moved to Quebec City, embracing this fresh start as an opportunity for creative self-reinvention. He formed a new band and began writing what was to be his most personal and ambitious project to date.

Three years later, Jeremy Rice and the Legendary Fist of Takinawa was complete. Takinawa is an album about love, betrayal, solitude and death; all presented in one hooky little package. The debut single ‘Arriianne’ was released in the early fall and can now be heard on radio around the world including France, Spain, Canada, U.K.

The much anticipated album is now available world wide and features the second single and video ‘ Somebody Like You’.

 

“Violin Tsunami” by Kishi Bashi, from the album “Omoiyari”

“Violin Tsunami” builds a single violin line into a cinematic wall of sound. “A Brazilian Japanese friend of mine is a violin maker, and he presented me with a wonderful violin to play. He had named it Tsunami, and had worked on it while the Fukushima Nuclear disaster was unfolding,” Kishi Bashi explains. “This song is about the chaos that nature can create, and also about the healing and rebuilding that the human spirit is capable of.”