Who is Randy Rhythm?
Earliest musical influence was Dad’s brother. A drummer for a dance band.Watching him play opened a world of music fostering appreciation for raw musical talent and ability. Into the early 60's...a Cool uncle who became like a stepfather... cars, snowmobiling, canoeing... and listening to Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Elvis, Chuck Berry... a lot of the Rhythm and Blues from that era. An older sister who played the accordion and an organ in the house led to musical play and exploration. Moved by music, guitar lessons at 7 years old... Unfortunately when a guitar was in the house it somehow ended up broken. Became immersed in Rock, Blues and Jazz… Listening to bands like Queen, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Tommy Bolin, Jimi Hendrix... led into King's X, Ty Tabor, Phil Keaggy... If a common thread to the music of influence exists it would be soul inspiring lyrics with a great beat and fantastic vibe. Something that moves one from a primal place deep within. Before the times of the Air Band popularity was part of a Kiss Tribute 'Lip Syncing Air Band' Successfully performing 2 consecutive years for the annual 'Miss Strathcona Dance.' For its time as teenagers it was a KISS show... complete with pyrotechnics, drum riser, fog, a smoking guitar and blood. Children of 70's Rock and lived it. Was active in everything from setup, tear-down, lights, sound, art, radio/dance DJ... Sang a few times during some practice/jam sessions. It took a significant turn with the loss of (Living, Coping, Breathing...Ben) His inspiration a spark that became a flame. So today... what you are hearing has been many years waiting within... You can call it Mental Health Music that will Rock your mind...It is a Randy Rhythm
Mental Health Music to Rock your mind.
Randy Rhythm Project is
'Living, Coping, Breathing...'
Living, Coping, Breathing... is a journey into the daily life of a person who lives in a realm we don’t quite understand.
Ben lived in that realm…
my childhood and lifelong friend... Ben...
His story is the motivation behind the Randy Rhythm Project.
Ben suffered in ways almost indiscernible, but progressively fatal.
Living, Coping, Breathing... paints a picture of the thoughts in the mind of one who suffered from Mental Health issues.
Our hope is that the album will take you on a journey… as if you visited Ben with me and spent time with him for a few days.