Wacky musical comedians Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple have merged their unpredictable and zany antics to form a high-powered comedy duo aimed directly at the funny bone of baby boomer audiences. Both of these music veterans have been performing for decades and are celebrated entertainers in their home region of the Pacific Northwest. Their musical tributes are not only gut achingly funny, but delivered with the kind of high calibre musicality you’d expect from more serious concert musicians.
The successful synergy of their talents is no surprise. Kenny Shaw has received the BC Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year Award” for four consecutive years, well loved by audiences for his high-energy antics, animated story telling, and very large hat. Kenny’s professional showmanship has also made him a familiar personality as MC for many charity and community building events. He has opened for artists Brooks & Dunn, the Doobie Brothers, Travis Tritt, and Billy Idol and has gained the love of fans across the continent from stages at The Mirage in Las Vegas to the community halls in Inuvik.
Meanwhile, in the talent rich Pacific Northwest Brian Temple has been busy adding to the pulse of the thriving downtown nightlife for years, engaging audiences in the club circuit and gaining the reputation as a sought after session player. He is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home playing percussion, bass, or guitar and has shared both stage and studio with recording artists Farmer’s Daughter, George Fox, Julian Austin and Suzanne Gitzi. Brian’s high-energy comedy, sterling vocals, harmonies, and amazing musicianship add a touch of brilliance to this duo’s musical tributes.
As long time friends, Kenny and Brian have great respect for each other’s talent over the years and had even occasionally shared the same stage. It wasn’t until they actually played together as a band that they stumbled upon the unexpected compatibility of harmony, musical preferences and humour. Having the outrageous “class clown antics” of Kenny unexpectedly spun around by subtlety of Brian’s dry “didn’t see that coming” humour, has brought a whole new dynamic to what they both enjoy performing: parodies, skits, and hits by the harmony duos of the fifties and sixties. Their hilarious floorshow has brought standing ovations from sold out shows, and there are plenty more halls, country clubs, festivals and fairs on the horizon.
The humour and parody of this musical comedy duo is outrageously funny, and wielded with great skill. Kenny and Brian deliver an act tailored for all occasions that will appeal to audiences from all walks of life. Although there are plenty of unexpected laughs waiting, one thing is sure. You’ll never remember the harmony duos of the Baby Boomer generation the same way again.
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Kenny Shaw was
inducted into the
BCCMA Hall of Fame
in April, 2011!