Rock and roll with no apologies...

Keith Lenn is no stranger to the Rockland County, NY live music scene. He is one of the area's most recognizable bassists and guitarists, having played in several locally iconic bands since the mid-1980s. From punk and pop to rock and metal, Keith delivers the goods each and every night with his high energy stage presence and "no apologies" rock and roll attitude. Keith currently plays guitar for the original pop-rock band Faster Than Light, bass guitar for ZERO, The Maniacs, The Layovers, The Fugitive Souls and The Lazy Sods. 

FTL in the studio tonight! 

I am excited to announce that I actually got a few hours of studio time in to work on a new Faster Than Light song with vocalist David Brown from “Up ‘n’ Mary's Room” and Marco Ferreira from “Uninvited.” With two tracks completely finished for an upcoming release, tonight saw work on the next single titled “Desiree.” The song was written around thirty years ago when I was living in Albany, New York and it is about a five year old girl named Desiree in a pre-K class I was teaching in and all of the boys in the class thought that she was their girlfriend… so it is a little bit on the cute side, but we also allowed Desiree to grow up a bit in the song… Here are some studio pictures from tonight. I hope we can get the song released by the end of March.

David Brown reviewing some freshly-laid down vocals.

Marco Ferriera at the helm… sweeping with threshing oar!

Shameless selfie!

Maniacs at Shannon Rose 2-16-24 

The Maniacs played a fun show at the Shannon Rose in Ramsey, NJ on Friday, February 16th… the band played for three hours and was well-received… I've posted a video below as well as a picture from the crowd…

Long overdue post... 

So much has happened since I posted last… The Maniacs made its debut at Barrel 28 in Florida, NY back on January 23rd and the crowd really got behind us! It was a fun show for Tracy, John, Tom T, and me and we are excited to be invited back to play on Friday, July 19th! Get there early, because the food is top notch and the beer is cold!

February 3rd saw the return of Zer0 to the Doghouse Saloon and Grille in Township of Washington, NJ… we played to another packed house and the Doghouse is fast becoming one of our most popular venues! We performed a steady diet of 90s rock and grunge and even had Tracy from the Maniacs join us on stage for Poison's “Talk Dirty To Me” and one of the bar waitresses (I forget her name) join us for "Would? by Alice In Chains! We played a bunch of Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and even played about 40 minutes of overtime before the audience finally let us leave!

On February 9th the Maniacs returned to one of our favorite stages, Uncle Tommy's Tavern in Pearl River, NY. Tom B. from Thunderstruck joined us on guitar for the evening as we ran through our usual collection of classic rock hits including Aerosmith, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Metallica and more! We will be back at Uncle Tommy's Tavern on Saturday, April 27th! 

Zer0 at Gerry's Place 12-23-23 

What a great show! Zer0 played at one of its favorite haunts on 12-23-23 - Gerry's Place in Norwood, NJ. Zer0 always plays great shows at Gerry's Place and this night was no exception! The band was firing on all cylinders and we had the crowd singing and rocking all evening. The place was packed and the crowd wouldn't let us off the stage until we played a few encores. The night ended with the entire singing along to My Hero by the Foo Fighters! Our next show is February 3rd at the Doghouse in Township of Washington, NJ.

The Maniacs at Uncle Tommy's Tavern 12-22-23 

Surprise! The Maniacs were certainly surprised when we saw Uncle Tommy's Tavern advertise us for a gig back on 12-22-23 that we had never booked! We love Uncle Tommy's Tavern and agreed to play the show, though we needed a fill-in guitarist. Was a fun gig, and the band played phenomenally! Here is a short clip of the Maniacs performing Strutter by KISS.

So this happened... 

The same day as the Zer0 gig, December 9th, my friend Rob Moschetti who plays bass for hardcore icons Method of Destruction (M.O.D.) invited me and my son to participate in a video shoot for a song that he worked on with rap legend DMC, yes, from RUN DMC!

THAT DMC!

So of course I said, “Yes!” Here are a couple of cool shots from the day… I'm in the crowd shot in the back - easy enough to find me - I am the one with the best hair!

Do you see me?

My son Adam, DMC, and me…

Zer0 at the Pearl River Hotel 

I never got to write about the Zer0 show at the Pearl River Hotel (NY) back on December 9th. As always, with a Zer0 show, it was a ton of fun, great playing, sketchy playing, sleaze, and our usual amazing crowd. We played to a fully packed venue and spun off some great pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and Soul Asylum songs, as long as some unexpected favorites from Duran Duran and the Violent Femmes. The next show is December 23rd at Gerry's Place in Norwood, NJ.

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