Kenner, Roy

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Kenner, Roy

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  • Roy Kenner

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1948-

History

Roy Kenner is a singer, songwriter, and voice over actor. Born in Toronto in 1948, he gained popularity when he was the lead singer for the Toronto band Mandala, an up and coming R&B band. In 1967 they had their first hit “Love-it is” off of their only album Soul Crusade(1968). The band dissolved, allowing Kenner and fellow band members Domenic Troiano and drummer Whitey Glan to recruit bassist Prakash John and form Bush (later known as Bush X). Bush had short lived success, with an EP release in 1970, with the band breaking up in 1971. Quickly there after Kenner and Troiano joined American rock group James Gang, replacing Joe Walsh. From there they released Bang!(1973) and Miami(1974). This stint with James Gang did not last long, with Kenner leaving and moving back to Toronto. In 1976 he joined the funk-rock band Law, and released Breakin’ It(1977) and Hold Onto It(1978). Kenner continues to perform and sing after this. In the 1980’s he was the lead vocal for the theme song of the television series Night Heat, and now works in Toronto doing jingle work.

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Toronto, Ontario

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Created July 26, 2019

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  • English

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Sources

Frey, Jeremy. “Artist Biography by Jeremy Frey.” All Music. Accessed July 26, 2019. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/roy-kenner-mn0001516134
Canadian Bands. “Bush.” Accessed July 26, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20110706170339/http://www.canadianbands.ca/Bush.html
Canadian Bands. “Mandala.” Accessed July 26, 2019. http://www.canadianbands.com/Mandala.html
Goddard, Peter. “Advertisers honor TV jingle writers.” Toronto Star, September 26, 1986. http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/docview/435503621?accountid=14771
Powell, Betsy. “Canadian seals British pop icons with an X 1970 band keeps Bush name, sticking stars with a headache.” Toronto Star, January 13, 1997. http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/docview/437611282?accountid=14771
Prato, Greg. “Artist Biography by Greg Prato.” All Music. Accessed July 26, 2019. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/james-gang-mn0000085776/biography
Sexton, Paul. “The James Gang Rock On Without Joe Walsh On ‘Straight Shooter’.” UDiscoverMusic. Last updated March 18, 2016. https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/the-james-gang-rock-on-without-joe-walsh/
Warburton, Nick. “Mandala: Soul Crusade.” Accessed July 26, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20061016095413/http://www.classicrockpage.com/everheardof/Mandala.htm

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