We are so sad to hear about the passing of one of our dear friends and road brothers in arms, Ilmars Kuras.
Ilmars was with Streetheart during the early 80’s and he was much loved by everyone for his laid back attitude and big laugh. Always a great guy on the road he was one of the kindest people you could know.
He truly was a gentle giant with an even bigger heart.
We know he will be missed by many within the Winnipeg music community who knew him and who worked with him over the years.
Our sincere condolences go out to all of Ilmars’ family and loved ones.
A photo from younger days…
Till we meet again Ilmars. xo
L/R Don “Toefoot” Prodehl, Ken Sinnaeve, Gary Stratychuk, Bob “Herb” Ego, Gerry Duncan, Wayne Jackson, Kenny Shields (RIP), Jeff Neill, Steve “Killer” Hill, Doug Kiddell, Ilmars Kuras (RIP), Daryl Gutheil.
Photo courtesy of Gary Dealey.
Today we are pleased to announce that Dave Langguth will be performing with Streetheart in 2019.
Dave is one of Canada’s premiere rock drummers and anyone who has seen Dave play with Kim Mitchell in recent years can attest to that.
Dave is an exceptionally skilled, diverse and powerful player and his list of playing credits along with Kim Mitchell include Nelly Furtado, Sass Jordan, Alannah Myles and Rik Emmett.
Dave is also an experienced drum clinician and instructor when he’s not on the road touring.
We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to add such a high quality player to our lineup and we look forward to all that Dave will bring to the Streetheart live shows.
Along with Streetheart founding member Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve on bass, Dave Langguth gives Streetheart an explosive one two punch that we look forward to sharing with you all soon.
For any of you who may be unfamiliar with Dave’s playing, here is a little sample of DL at work for you…
‘Tis the Season…
Right now and up until Dec. 31st 2018, when you purchase the Streetheart “40” Vols. I & II vinyl set at the sale price of $50.00 CAD, you will also receive as our gift to you, a Streetheart 40th Anniversary t shirt.
We will also include the shipping at no extra cost!
We are offering both men and ladies tanks while stocks last and some sizes are limited so get your order in now.
Just email our shipping team at firstname.lastname@example.org when you place your online order, let them know the size and style you want and we will process your order right away.
Do it today and Canada Post may have it to you in time for Christmas!
What a great gift for that Streetheart fan in your life!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Just click on the link below to begin your order…
We’ve just updated our upcoming 2019 schedule and we will be adding new dates as they become finalized. Thank you everyone for all the positive response and requests to come and play in your part of Canada. We will be doing our very best accomodate as many of your requests as we can in 2019! Just click on Gigs in the main menu to see all confirmed shows. We look forward to seeing you all next year!
Life. Legacy. Music.
We are pleased to announce that Winnipeg’s Paul McNair will be joining Streetheart as lead vocalist in 2019.
Finding a singer was a very daunting task for us as you simply don’t “replace” a voice as iconic as Kenny’s.
Paul as many of you would remember, sang with Streetheart at the Winnipeg Classic RockFest back in 2017 and he impressed us with his knowledge, his confidence and his respect for the difficult role that he was charged with taking on that night.
Paul stepped up big time, so much so that Streetheart founding members Paul Dean and Matthew Frenette, who flew in with Mike Reno to pay tribute to Kenny that night, gave their full endorsement to Paul after he performed a powerful version of Action with them.
Paul’s knowledge of our catalogue, our history and his sheer ability made him the unanimous choice.
Paul grew up a Winnipeg MB kid, he’s a dynamic part of the local music scene and as many of you across Canada also know, Paul is the bassist and vocalist with Winnipeg’s Harlequin The Band.
We believe that with Paul singing for Streetheart we will be able to create a new chapter in the story of this band, one that we hope to share with our fans for many years.
We hope that you will welcome Paul McNair and show him all the respect that he has shown to the band as we celebrate the Life, Legacy and Music of Streetheart next year.
See you all soon,
Daryl, Spider & Jeff
Life. Legacy. Music.
Today we are officially announcing that Streetheart’s Daryl Gutheil, Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve and Jeff Neill will be playing a select number of shows in 2019 to celebrate the legacy of Streetheart and honour the memory of the late, great Kenny Shields.
In the coming weeks we will also be announcing who will be joining the band for these shows.
As you all know, we lost Kenny back in July of 2017.
The last two summers have presented us all with a unique set of challenges.
We have had to process not only the deep personal loss of a dear friend but also, the opportunity to play our music.
Music that defined each of our lives and our paths.
And as we have learned over the past year, music that has also had a deep impact on the lives of many of you as well.
Over the last 15 months we have received so much positive support from everyone, offering their condolences, sharing their memories with us and sending along their best wishes.
The vast majority of you have also expressed, along with your deep respect for Kenny, that you want to hear the songs again, to keep that legacy and those memories alive.
We agree with you…
You have always been honest and loyal to this band and all its members.
Please understand that this transition will be as challenging for us as anyone.
We hope that you will come out and share some memories with us and perhaps make some new ones to hold on to as well.
We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year, to share with you the music that defined our lives and celebrate the legacy that those songs created.
Our very best to each and every one of you.
Love and respect always,
Daryl, Spider & Jeff
Read All About It!
The Streetheart 40th Anniversary Sale.
Hey chums, just a heads up to let everyone know that we currently have all of our Streetheart “40” items on sale.
We have reduced prices by up to 35% off on all vinyl products and apparel and, are including free shipping with every order.
You will also receive a complimentary copy of Streetheart’s “One Night One Take” CD with every order of 3 items or more.
Supplies of these unique collectables are limited and will not be available once they are gone. You can click on the link to directly place your order… http://www.streetheart.ca/?page_id=161
One year ago we said goodbye to Kenny Shields, our friend, bandmate and frontman for 40 years.
The end of an era.
We went through a helluva lot of life together
Good times, bad times, memorable times.
In his prime, Kenny was as good as anyone on the planet at what he did an a legion of loyal fans across the years would give credence to that claim.
Kenny’s unique voice helped give Streetheart it’s own identity, it’s own sound.
His ability to work an audience was a thing of legend and he was a big influence on a number of other singers not only vocally but also, on how they approached their business of fronting a band.
Kenny was a one of a kind talent and we were all fortunate to have had him in our lives.
It’s been a profound year…
We thank all of those who have shown us so much support during the last 365 days.
Thank you for all the kindness and love you have extended towards Kenny and his family throughout this time.
We also want to acknowledge everyone in the media and at radio for always treating us with respect and dignity.
You have all displayed a level of class and compassion that we are most grateful for.
Speaking of gratitude, we are very lucky to have such great fans who have stayed right here with us.
We know how much Kenny meant to you as he did to us.
We hope that you will always celebrate the memory and legacy of Kenny with joy and remember all those good times that we shared.
Here’s to life.
Live it well and live it fully friends.
We know that Kenny would want you to do just that.
We’d like to let you know that we have a small number of Streetheart’s “40” Vols. I&II vinyl LP’s remaining in stock. This was a limited edition run of 1000 copies of each and we are down to the last remaining copies so if you would like to own a set yourself, don’t hesitate to go to our online webstore and order yours. http://www.streetheart.ca/?page_id=161
We have had a lot of requests about Streetheart’s Live After Dark double live album. We are currently in discussions about that and, it being the 35th anniversary of that release this year, we hope to have some good news on that to share with you soon.
We hope 2018 is going well for each and everyone one of you. We will keep you posted with any new news that we have for you as we move forward. Wishing everyone the very best and our thanks for all the suppport that has been shown for Streetheart over the recent months. It has been most gratefully appreciated.