CK at The Sister - NxNE

CK at The Sister - NxNE

Claude Kent

Claude W. Kent son of James W. Kent (classical music producer for the C.B.C.); has been involved in the Toronto music scene since the late seventies. His first experiences were playing drums in the now infamous Toronto Punk band 'The Fits' who were contemporaries and shared stages with; 'The Viletones', 'Blue Peter', 'The Forgotten Rebels', 'The Secrets', 'Arson' and many other groups who helped to forge the Punk and New Wave explosion that was happening in Toronto at that time. Since then Claude has continued to operate as an independent, DIY, musical outlaw and has involved himself with many projects too numerous to mention.

Claude's first instrument of choice is drums and in order to scratch that musical itch he continues to play drums in various music groups. Playing guitar is his second passion and one he literally and figuratively "picked up", as Claude's older brother is a guitar player and thus there was always one around the house and someone to learn from. Sitting on a drum throne for many years provided Claude with a great vantage point from which to gather perspective in order to create his own situation. Clockwise is the realization of those perspectives and the fruition of Claude's serendipitous songwriting and a continuous, disparate musical journey.