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Honoured to have won the 2017 'New Artist of the Year' Maple Blues Awards

                                                         Photo by: Mikel Samel

2016 International Songwriting Competition 3rd Place Winner in the Blues Category!

I am honoured to announce that my original song "Devil Under Her Skin" has won 3rd place in the Blues Category at the 2016 International Songwriting Competition! Huge thank you to the ISC for allowing us to showcase what we LOVE to do and to the judges! Big shout-out to my co-writer Rich Mackenzie (aka Dad), Brant Parker and all of my studio musicians for being a part of this song, to Phase One Studio and my producer Dean Malton at Groundloop Studio and my band! Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! https://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

Infected with the Blues Promotional Video - Debut Album May 2016

2017 Highlights

2017 was an incredible year! As I open the gates to what lies ahead in 2018 I cannot thank everyone enough for the love, guidance and support you have shown me this year! I am honoured to have you on this amazing journey with me. Not sure where it is taking me but I sure am learning a lot and enjoying the ride!! All the best for 2018!!

Photo: Nick Harding

Photo: James St Laurent

Photo: Bill King

Biography

 

19 year old ‘New Artist of the Year’ Maple Blues Award winner, Spencer MacKenzie, has an insightful musical expression emerging from his body, and the only explanation is an old soul residing within! He has a deep, soulful, true to the blues sound, with an electrifying twist that captivates his audience. There is no question that musicians should be judged by ability and not by age, and that is certainly the case with blues artist Spencer MacKenzie…”his guitar playing is crisp and clean even as it delivers some down-to-the bone licks…He’s got the blues power in his soul...” – Blues Blast Magazine (USA).

 

 His debut album in 2016 ‘Infected with the Blues’ released in May 2016 earned rave reviews and consistently had international airplay hitting the Top 50 Roots Music Report Blues Charts. "Goodbye Lucille is the best musical tribute to BB King I've ever heard....." -Blues Matters Magazine (UK). Spencer and his original song "Devil Under her Skin" took a 3rd place WIN in the Blues Category at the 2016 International Songwriting Competition! Forward now to 2018 with his new release and he does it again!! “With an eye towards the future….. he’ll be the one taking the blues there with him…Cold November is jaw-dropping in its maturity!”….Rock Blues Muse (USA).

 

Spencer’s new album ‘Cold November’ had an incredible team in the creation including the legendary Eddie Krammer who mixed on of the songs on the album! His new original ‘'Move on Down the Track’ was a finalist in the Blues Category for the 2017 International Songwriting Competition. His album is consistently hitting the top of the Blues Charts and receiving rave reviews around the World. Spencer was honoured and extremely thankful to receive a funding grant from FACTOR Canada which has allowed him to bring his album to incredible heights!

 

MacKenzie’s drive and work ethic goes beyond that of the typical teenager. Countless hours are spent song writing and travelling each week performing on the blues scene earning praise everywhere he performs. In 2018 he toured his new album to many prestigious festivals including Thunderbay Blues Festival, Paisley Blues festival, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Donnacona Blues Festival, Trois-Rivieres en Blues, Southside Shuffle, Sarnia Jazz and Blues in the Village, Cala Bank Shuffle and many more.

 

In 2016 he won the Toronto Blues Society New Talent Search earning a spot to compete at the 2017 International Blues Challenge. In 2017 he won ‘Blues Artist of the Year’ at the Niagara Music Awards and recently took home the 2016 Maple Blues Award for 'New Artist of the Year' and he has just begun his journey! Mackenzie mentions many of his influences such as B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Colin James, Jimi Hendrix …. “Spencer, nevertheless, has his own sound which, in my humble opinion, is going to carry him to great heights”….Blues and Roots Radio (Canada)

 

Spencer invites you to join him on a journey that he is not quite certain where it is taking him, but he is loving every step along the way

 

 

 

 

 

Booking Inquiries Contact:

Brian Slack - Zeb Productions

zeb@vl.videotron.ca

514-830-4932 

 

Publicity Inquiries Contact:

Sarah French Publicity

sarah@sarahfrenchpublicity.com

 

All other inquiries e-mail Spencer directly at: info@spencermackenzie.ca

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