Local music legend Howard “Howie” Kehl was not just an ARIA-award winning songwriter and drummer, he was a mentor for up-and-comers in the local rock music scene. Howie’s sudden death in 2015 created a hole not only in the hearts of his family, friends and fellow musicians, but also in the support network he had harnessed for new talent.
Now Howard’s 30-plus years of dedication to music are being honoured through an Annual Development Award as part of the SCALA Festival Of Original Music Song Competition. The award is in the genre of Rock Music.
To help fund the Award, The Second Annual Howie’s Kick Off, a family friendly afternoon of live Rock ‘n’ Roll with Imogen Brave, Poundcake, FastMotor, Amberlist and the inaugural award recipient, Peter Jenkins. Special guest is Vince Contarino. All of the artists are volunteering their time and talents.
About Howard Kehl
ARIA Award Winner Howard “Howie” Kehl, who has received a number of SCALA FOOM song writing awards, is best known for his work with a large number or musical outfits including Portrait [with Dino Jag and Vince Contarino], Poundcake, Almost Human, Glory Boys, Amberlist and most recently FastMotor.
Howie was a lover of music and of the music community. His 30-year input changed the face of the South Australian music industry; his assistance in supporting and mentoring bands saw many great artists move forward, creating a butterfly effect.
HOWIE’S KICK OFF
The Gov | Sun 29 Oct
Tickets: $16 + Booking Fee
Doors open @ 1:00 pm
Tickets available from www.thegov.com.au | www.oztix.com.au