Ken is a famous composer, arranger, guitarist , singer,
freelance muscian and music teacher who has taught
with the World Accordian Champion Iona Reed and
played in his own bands THE 3 DIAMONDS , with
his brother Bernie and Fernando Bianconi , THE
JAGUARS , with his brother Bernie and Paul Gauthier,
ASBURY TRIPPER with Tony Simpkin , now World Class
Pianist , Gordie Emmerson , Shawn Kirvin , then
replaced by Stew Glover, THE SHUFFLERS , with Tony
Simpkin and Phil May and fill ins with STEW Glover .
Then the band Patches with the Lavigne Brothers Andy
and Denis Lavigne later to become the very popular
band Time Machine with many , many musicians playing
in my Band , here is a list of some of them Al Yokenen,
Gene Dubreuil , Bob Shalifoux , Paul Chapman , Brian
Quebec . Tony Simpkin , Donny Reed ,Andy Bedard , Rod
Dunn , Moe Chaput , Norm Lavalle , Mark Plante , Mark
Leveque , Pete Grealy , Mike Lamerouix , Marcel Larachoge
Nicky Dupont , Dave Mellesson , Tom Linkletter , Brian
Wilson ( not from the Beach Boys )Dan and Larry Pilon ,
Reg Levair , Andy Patry ,Victor John ,Stanley Wayne ,
and the list goes on and on and on . If he has left out
your name please send him an email at the bottom of this
page he would be more than happy to include your name.
His band "Time Machine" also had 2 or 3 house gigs the longest
being at a Sudbury, Ontario hotel called the Coach House
he was there for about 7 years until it turned into a
parking lot and now is an independent grocery store.
Before this some of his other bands had house gigs the
longest being the very popular Belton Hotel in Sudbury
Ontario where they were the house band for 8 years until
it got torched they were then called THE JAGUARS .
Another popular house gig they did was at the Heart Break
Cafe in Sudbury, Ontario were he played for about 5 years
as the very popular Time Machine .
The very last band of his was DEUCES WILD with Moe
Chaput , AL Yokenen Dave Melasson and fill in Tom
Linkletter. They were quite popular and played a good
variety of music ,especially bands with lots of vocals
and harmonies the Beatles , Beach Boys , Elvis etc and
some new top 40 country etc .
He also played in other bands and also as a freelance
musician . One band he really enjoyed playing in was the
Bill Tuttle Band because Bill used to get all kinds of
musicians up on stage like Ken did with a lot of his own
One guy Bill got up was the now famous Jeff
Healey who Ken really enjoyed playing with ,it didn't
matter what style of music Ken played or sang Jeff never missed a
note or chord ,no wonder he became so famous . Jeff
Healey is now very much into jazz and owns the Jeff Healey
Club in Toronto Ontario . If you haven't seen Jeff
perform go and see him at his club or in concert he is
an excellent musician and really has a gift for
improvising . Another 3 bands Ken must mention are Front
Line and THE Cook Brothers Band . Front Line was a 10
piece band with brass and the whole works, Rick Petryna
was the Leader and most of the other members were from
Toronto Ontario and Ken really enjoyed playing with these
guys they were hot .Rick played a lot of big band stuff
Chicago , David Clayton Thomas and so on , Rick is now a
very successful studio musician with his own studio and
writes commercials for radio and tv and does solo work
in and around the Sudbury area .
The 2'nd band Ken must mention is The Whiskey River Blues
Band with Tommy Fyeffe who Ken used to love and sit in
with quite a bit , Tom hardly ever plays the same song twice
he knows so many songs everybody calls him Mr. Blues Man
and Tommy has a cd or 2 out and still plays in and around
Sudbury ,go out and catch one of his shows you'll love
The last band I want to mention for now was with The
Cook Brothers Bob and Bill , Bob was the leader and we
had Danny Fielding whose dad was the who's ,who of Sudbury
and still is today . This was the very 1'st band I ever
played in and I can never forget how proud my dad was when
he seen me play for the 1'st time he kept telling everybody
at the Legion where I played in Lively Ontario , the
guitar player and singer up there is my son , he's my son .
The Cook Brothers will always be a memory I will never
forget it is all where the love of music began for me .
As a freelance muscian I played with Irvin
Prescott , Stanley Wayne , THE Edge , Missippi Strangers,
The Falcons and the list goes on and on .
Richard Fortin ( World Class composer ,arranger ,
producer and guitarist )
Hi Ken . Just listened to your music . It's
very nice and I really like your chord progression.
You should record a cd and post it at Cd Baby .
Linne Black ( World Class songwritter ,song
publisher,workshop coordinator and company co owner .
Ken what stunningly beautiful melodies melodies!!
I'm going to burn these onto a cd so I can take it
with me everywhere I go and listen every chance I
get . Did you happen to have a song title in mind
when you wrote these songs ?What were you thinking---
What were your feelings as you created these ?
Oliver Gannon ( World Class guitarist and
Your melodies are nice and pleasing and you sound
like an accomplished guitarist . Keep up the good
Oliver Gannon .
David Sautter ( is a member of the World
Class Eos Guitar Quartet )
Hi Ken . My name is David and I am a member of
the Eos Guitar Quartet . We receive a lot of music
from composers from all over the world . We are
very greatfull for that and we listen to all pieces
very carefully . You sent us nice pieces . Have a
nice time and keep at it .
Paul Williams ( World Class Lyricist , composer ,
musician , songwriter , and actor )
Hi Ken . I wanted you to know that I received your
CD and listened to it today . I thought it was very
pretty and wish you the best with your writing .Happy
New Year Paul Williams .
Alex Gold ( Owner and World Class Executive
of Good Grove Songs Ltd )
Hi Ken . Thanks for your submission . I enjoyed
your compositions and feel they would go well on
various Mor/lounge/easy listening compilations .
Please keep up the good work . Best regards, Alex .
Dr. Kim Chow Moris (is the leader of the World
Class Yellow River Ensemble )
Hi Ken , Thanks for all the recent e-mails and
mp3 files , which I listened too this afternoon
with much enjoyment . The pieces are all very
pretty and mellow . There's certainly a great deal
of consistency in your style ! I think Track 5
( which is Track 2 on the cd ) is likely the piece
most of interest to Yellow River , as it has a
melody that develops in the middle and has a sense
of forward movement . The fall will be quite busy
for us , but I do hope we can work out an opportunity
to play your piece for you at some point .
Till then , All my best Dr. Kim .
Pamela Phillips Oland ( World Class Lyricist )
Dear Ken - I have had a chance to listen too
your music and I think you have a lovely talent
for melodies . You certainly have an interesting
ear . Best Wishes , Pamela Phillips Oland .
Brazilian Guitar Quartet ( World Class Guitar
Hello Ken , Thank you for sending us your music .
We enjoyed listening to it and it would be nice to
receive the score . As we told you before , you
already set up repetoire for the next season's
performances and recordings , but we will keep
your music in mind for future . All the best , BGQ .
Molly -Ann Leikin ( World Class Lyricist/
Songwriting Consultant with whom Kenny P. has
co-wrote 2 songs with )