As the voice of Streetheart since the band’s inception in 1977, Kenny Shields was without a doubt one of the most respected singers in Canadian rock history. With a passionate delivery and charismatic stage presence, Kenny was one of the mainstays of Streetheart through every lineup during the band’s recording career and his voice brought a consistency and unmistakeable identity to the Streetheart sound.
2017 was to have been the last year of live shows for Kenny. After 50 years of touring, Kenny was ready to step away from the rigours of travel and life on the road. Sadly on July 21st, 2017 Kenny lost his battle with his heart condition and he passed away quietly and peacefully at The St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg MB.
Our sincere thanks to all of our friends and fans who have shown the band so much support through that difficult time and for staying with us as we move forward. We will continue to honour Kenny’s legacy and keep his memory alive through the music of Streetheart.
Kenny will always be missed but he will never be forgotten…
Photo courtesy of Don Windsor.