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Black Pistol Fire

Canadian Rock and Roll Duo Featuring Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen

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 Black Pistol Fire Biography

Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split’s time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes and Clutch.

It's clear that the band's sound spans many different eras and subgenres, relying on a classic rock and roll sound that has been updated for our modern times. Black Pistol Fire features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school. The two became founding members of rock and roll trio The Shenanigans. With The Shenanigans, they recorded an LP titled Bombshell Baby. After things with The Shenanigans and Toronto got stale, the two wanted a change of scenery and to try out something new. They then packed up their instruments and a bag of clothes and headed south. The band finally settled down in Austin, Texas in 2009 and Black Pistol Fire was born.

Arriving in Austin, the two began rehearsing as a duo. While they had previously done this to write songs for The Shenanigans, there was one crucial difference this time around: there would be no bass to be added later. They soaked up all that the Austin music scene had to offer, and their music developed a more distinctive "southern" sound. Like every good band, they lived in poverty and survived off a steady diet of potatoes while rehearsing, writing, and creating new material in a garage they had rented. While playing a local Austin hotspot, Producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) approached the band about recording their next record. That album was recorded in 2 separate sessions, mainly off the floor, on to 2” tape. The LP, simply titled “Black Pistol Fire” was released in February 2011 in select record stores in North America, at live shows, and worldwide through ITUNES. The LP garnered a positive critical response from publications such as the Austin Chronicle, Pop Music Matters and the Houston Press. The LP received radio airplay on over 100 radio stations in both Canada and the US as well as being featured on Chorus Radio’s Explore Music and the Ongoing History of New Music. Both programs are hosted by Alan Cross and syndicated all over Canada.

The band has also seen their music used in television shows such as "90210," "Hawaii 5-0," "Suits," "WWE RAW," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Protector" as well as being featured in adds for Pepsi Canada and Braun Shavers in Europe. Throughout, they have been touring the USA and Canada, completed a successful European tour, as well as playing festivals such as SXSW, and Headlining Rock the Republic, and Mr. Fest. They have supported the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Skulls, State Radio, Shonen Knife, Bun B, TOO Short and Lucinda Williams. The band recorded their 2nd LP in the early 2012 with producer Michael Rocha in Toronto. This album "Big Beat 59" was released in August 2012, with songs with the album being put into rotation on major taste-making radio stations KEXP, KCRW, KUT and KDHX. As a pre-cursor to the album, the band also recoded the 5 song EP "Shut-up!" a tribute to Little Richard, which was released in May 2012.

The band has crossed the country promoting the LP including opening slots with Band of Skulls, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a tour with State Radio that included a stop at New York City's famed Webster Hall. Black Pistol Fire didn't waste anytime when not on the road and recorded the follow-up to "Big Beat '59" in the fall of 2012 and early 2013. The release date for "Hush or Howl" is April 1st 2014 on Modern Outsider and Conveyor/Universal Music Canada. The band gained further momentum during SXSW 2013 where The Huffington Post called the band "the next big thing" and "the most energetic and musically versatile of all the bands playing the festival."

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    Booking fees for Black Pistol Fire, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Black Pistol Fire, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Black Pistol Fire for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Black Pistol Fire for your next private or corporate function.
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Black Pistol Fire

Canadian Rock and Roll Duo Featuring Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen

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Black Pistol Fire Biography

Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split’s time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes and Clutch.

It's clear that the band's sound spans many different eras and subgenres, relying on a classic rock and roll sound that has been updated for our modern times. Black Pistol Fire features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school. The two became founding members of rock and roll trio The Shenanigans. With The Shenanigans, they recorded an LP titled Bombshell Baby. After things with The Shenanigans and Toronto got stale, the two wanted a change of scenery and to try out something new. They then packed up their instruments and a bag of clothes and headed south. The band finally settled down in Austin, Texas in 2009 and Black Pistol Fire was born.

Arriving in Austin, the two began rehearsing as a duo. While they had previously done this to write songs for The Shenanigans, there was one crucial difference this time around: there would be no bass to be added later. They soaked up all that the Austin music scene had to offer, and their music developed a more distinctive "southern" sound. Like every good band, they lived in poverty and survived off a steady diet of potatoes while rehearsing, writing, and creating new material in a garage they had rented. While playing a local Austin hotspot, Producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) approached the band about recording their next record. That album was recorded in 2 separate sessions, mainly off the floor, on to 2” tape. The LP, simply titled “Black Pistol Fire” was released in February 2011 in select record stores in North America, at live shows, and worldwide through ITUNES. The LP garnered a positive critical response from publications such as the Austin Chronicle, Pop Music Matters and the Houston Press. The LP received radio airplay on over 100 radio stations in both Canada and the US as well as being featured on Chorus Radio’s Explore Music and the Ongoing History of New Music. Both programs are hosted by Alan Cross and syndicated all over Canada.

The band has also seen their music used in television shows such as "90210," "Hawaii 5-0," "Suits," "WWE RAW," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Protector" as well as being featured in adds for Pepsi Canada and Braun Shavers in Europe. Throughout, they have been touring the USA and Canada, completed a successful European tour, as well as playing festivals such as SXSW, and Headlining Rock the Republic, and Mr. Fest. They have supported the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Skulls, State Radio, Shonen Knife, Bun B, TOO Short and Lucinda Williams. The band recorded their 2nd LP in the early 2012 with producer Michael Rocha in Toronto. This album "Big Beat 59" was released in August 2012, with songs with the album being put into rotation on major taste-making radio stations KEXP, KCRW, KUT and KDHX. As a pre-cursor to the album, the band also recoded the 5 song EP "Shut-up!" a tribute to Little Richard, which was released in May 2012.

The band has crossed the country promoting the LP including opening slots with Band of Skulls, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a tour with State Radio that included a stop at New York City's famed Webster Hall. Black Pistol Fire didn't waste anytime when not on the road and recorded the follow-up to "Big Beat '59" in the fall of 2012 and early 2013. The release date for "Hush or Howl" is April 1st 2014 on Modern Outsider and Conveyor/Universal Music Canada. The band gained further momentum during SXSW 2013 where The Huffington Post called the band "the next big thing" and "the most energetic and musically versatile of all the bands playing the festival."

Black Pistol Fire Videos

  • Black Pistol Fire - Hipster Shakes (Live on KEXP) - YouTube
  • Black Pistol Fire - "Speak of the Devil" - YouTube
  • Black Pistol Fire - "Bad Blood" - YouTube

FAQs on booking Black Pistol Fire

  • How to book Black Pistol Fire?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Black Pistol Fire for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Black Pistol Fire, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Black Pistol Fire or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Black Pistol Fire?

    Booking fees for Black Pistol Fire, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Black Pistol Fire, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Black Pistol Fire?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Black Pistol Fire for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Black Pistol Fire for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Black Pistol Fire or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Black Pistol Fire or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Black Pistol Fire is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Black Pistol Fire for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Black Pistol Fire generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Drake White, Luke Combs, The Orwells, The Wild Feathers and Colony House. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Black Pistol Fire for an upcoming event.

Black Pistol Fire Speaker Videos

  • Black Pistol Fire - Hipster Shakes (Live on KEXP) - YouTube
    Black Pistol Fire - "Speak of the Devil" - YouTube
  • Black Pistol Fire - "Bad Blood" - YouTube
    Black Pistol Fire - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) - YouTube

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