Keep 6

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Keep 6
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 2006–present
Labels Levelless
  • Shorre McColman
  • Scott Chalmers
  • Matthew Dean W.
  • Jay May

Keep 6 is a Canadian progressive rock band from Edmonton, Alberta that was formed in early 2006.[1] The band is playing music sometimes at venues around Edmonton. According to the band's official website, they cite their musical influences as Protest the Hero, Dream Theatre, Coheed & Cambria, Avenged Sevenfold, The Mars Volta, Megadeth, Alice In Chains, and Led Zeppelin.[2]


Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Keep 6 is a five-piece original rock band driven by sheer determination to make waves in the Canadian music scene. Formed in 2007, the band consists of Scott Chalmers (guitar), Shorre McColman (vocals), Matthew Wispinski (bass), Jay May (Drums), and the most recent addition in late 2011, Glenn Thorpe (lead guitar). In late 2007, Keep 6 produced their debut album, Humanifesto. The sound and songs were raw with no holds barred, achieving a successful fan base and number[clarification needed] of sales. One song, “Without Being Human”, placed among the top 3 in the regional finals of the Canadian Songwriting Competition sponsored by Bear 100.3 FM. In early 2010, the band released their second album called Four Fangs. The album produced great independent success for the band[citation needed] as each song was technically driven with clever grooves and choruses. “Four Fangs” was promoted on a successful, national radio campaign throughout the United States. Concluding the campaign, the band was approached by several television production companies for licensing agreements to use their music during the 2011 season. The band is finishing up its third full-length album, entitled Just A Matter Of Time, with a scheduled release in early 2012.[needs update] Since their inception, Keep 6 has shared the stage with such acts as A Perfect Circle, Three Days Grace, Sloan, Social Code, Priestess, Matthew Good, Three, and Streetheart. Summer Fests include Boonstock 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 as well as the Annual Ride for Dad Cancer Fund Raiser. Every live show produces a greater fan base in Western Canada with future plans of expanding towards Eastern Canada.



To date, Keep 6 has released their independently recorded debut album Humanifesto in 2007, followed by a second album Four Fangs in 2010, and are currently working on a third album.[3]

Album and Track Listing[edit]

  • Humanifesto (2007)
  1. "The Oceaneer"
  2. "063"
  3. "One High Mile"
  4. "Without Being Human"
  5. "Reach Out/ Breathe Out"
  6. "Bedlam"
  7. "Stand Watching"
  8. "Inside An Image"
  9. "Make Haste"
  10. "Bring It All Home"
  • Four Fangs (2010)
  1. "8 O'Clock"
  2. "Snow Angels"
  3. "Follow Me Underground"
  4. "Four Fangs"
  5. "The Skull On The Wall"
  6. "Murky Waters"
  7. "Vanessa...Are You Scared?"
  8. "The Villain And The Groove"
  9. "Fear"
  10. "Remember Wandering"
  11. "Undiscovered Colors"
  • "Keep 6 EP (2012) for radio add, preview of Just A Matter Of Time (to be released May 2012)"
  1. "Hang"
  2. "Atomos"
  3. "Sweet Nothings"
  4. "Messages On The Horizon"
  5. "Missed Again"


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