Romi Mayes

Artist: The Silver Screen Scoundrels

Date of Concert: February 9, 2018

Artist website: www.silverscreenscoundrels.com

Artist bios:

Brandon Isaak plays multiple instruments: Guitars, Harmonica, Drums, Kazoo and Piano. He is the lead singer and writes most of the songs that the Silver Screen Scoundrels perform. As a solo artist, Brandon has won a Maple Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer in Canada. He has done several albums and has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.

Besides performing with the Silver Screen Scoundrels, Brandon performs Solo as a “One Man Band”, and with other musical friends. His most recent album was as a Trio with Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and Tim Williams.

Keith Picot plays Bass with passion and backs up Brandon on vocals. He has won a Maple Blues Award for being Best Bass Player in Canada  Keith has performed with many other performers including Western Canada’s Best Rockabilly Band, Cousin Harley.

Off stage, you can find Keith at his “Hek’s Half Acre Silent Film Studio”. He writes, produces, and directs silent films.

“In their stage presence, hats and suits, and on-stage patter they recall early 20th century performers of the vaudeville or music hall stage – or maybe a bar in Dawson City. And then there are the handmade silent films, which are by turns slapstick funny, quirky and poignant. The Burns Lake audience was thoroughly entertained, and members of the audience young and older jumped to their feet at the end of the second set, and demanded a couple of encores. Some of our patrons last night and this morning have commented on the quality of the silent films, and about the great musicianship and the overall look and sound of the show. One said: “I thought it would be good, but it was better than I expected!” So, from Burns Lake, this show is “highly recommended”. Channel your inner Scoundrel and go see The Silver Screen Scoundrels!”

– John (and Sandra) Barth for the Lakes District Arts Council in Burns Lake, BC 2017.10.19