The band Kayak has been an enigma to many music fans especially the Prog group. When I picked up their third album “Royal Bed Bouncer” from 1975 I immediately thought they sounded like a dutch version of Supertramp because of Scherpenzeel’s piano work. It was mysterious, quirky, very melodic and complicated in a classical way. I asked him if any of that prog influence was conscious?
Kayak are working on their 17 studio album appropriately title “Seventeen” but this month they released their box set ‘Journey Through Time’ which included all sixteen studio albums plus two bonus CD’s. Scherpenzeel told us about the box set.
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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