Liz Imperiale

President/CEO/Founder

Liz is an avid lover of music and the arts who brings a rich, artistic background to every aspect of her life. She was brought up listening to Elvis, America, and The Doobie Brothers. As a child, she sang in a choir and has been playing keys on and off for 15 years. Liz’ musical inclinations coupled with her love of art allowed her to pursue a degree in media/marketing/design. After 10 years working in the industry, organizing raves, shows, and managing DJs she decided to form a webzine called Bucketlist Music Reviews.  The zine was a medium for her to be able to help musicians gain some recognition that they deserved. She has taken advantage of this experience and pushed her career further in Public Relations. Her all-time musical genre faves are within the doom/stoner genre, but she generally has a love for anything that makes her face melt.

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Liz Imperiale

Liz Imperiale

President/CEO/Founder

Kate Erickson

Editor/Writer

Kate is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer based in Montreal. She has been writing about arts, culture, and technology since around 2007. In addition to playing bass for the punk band FIGHTFACE, Kate works as a creative consultant and can often be found running around with some kind of clipboard in her hands. She is an abstract, Gemini, perfectionist, spontaneous, tree-hugging cat lover with hilarious phobias, whose parents almost named her after a Lord of the Rings character. She can list the foods she doesn't like on one hand, but would need to grow about thirty more arms to have enough fingers to count the bands she likes.

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Kate Erickson

Kate Erickson

Editor/Writer

Jason Greenberg

Writer

On the best of days, you can hear Jason screaming his guts out into a microphone for the Montreal-based metal band, Outlive the Dead formerly known as Camalus. He joined the make-you-pee-your-pants-in-angst band after a few line-up switches and continues to haunt local venues with his low, baritone growl. Being introduced to music at a young age, Bruce Springsteen rivalled most others for the coveted Favourite Artist position. One fateful day, however, Jason found himself lost in MTV’s third annual Icon Tribute to Metallica and his whole world turned upside down. On other days, Jason can be found enjoying long walks on the beach while masturbating in public, most likely toting around a case of Sleeman’s Cream Ale. PS- His favourite band still stands as Metallica and he will not be judged.

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Jason Greenberg

Jason Greenberg

Writer

Jesse Gainer

Writer

Jesse is a staple in the Montreal music scene, most well-known for being the drummer of the local band, Talk-Sick. Not only is he one of the city’s hottest drummers, he studied a double major at McGill University in Economics and Political Science. According to him, the bands that you need to be listening to right now are: NAILS, Dead in the Dirt, Baptists, Oi Polloi, Tragedy, Nomads, Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers, BIIPIIGWAN, Eagle Twin, Animals as Leaders, Lumbar, and any other band signed to either Southern Lord Records or A389 Recordings. The first concert that Jesse ever attended was Vanilla Ice, accompanied by his parents.

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Jesse Gainer

Jesse Gainer

Writer

Joey Beaudin

Writer

Joey is an avid music fan who thoroughly enjoys live music and discovering bands, artists and sounds previously unheard. No genre is beyond his privy and no artist(s) undeserving of a fair listening to.

And despite the digital age, is still a fan of obtaining hard copies of albums when available.

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Joey Beaudin

Joey Beaudin

Writer

Scott Andrews

Writer

Scott is an alternative music punter since 1990 and performing musician since 1998, currently located in the most isolated capital city in the World; Perth, Western Australia.  Omnivorous of music and addicted to the atmosphere of the gig, Scott writes from a love for music and online community.   Check out his band Shock Octopus.

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Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews

Writer

Syd Ghan

Writer

Syd Ghan spent his childhood in a choir and taking private violin lessons. He’s totally a manly man except for that he can’t play sports and you probably shouldn’t ask him to help you move. He loves metal, rock, funk, jazz, pop, classical, country, rap, hip hop, and blues, but he doesn’t like Bono or his stupid face. He plays in a Montreal funk rock band called Safe in Sound who are just the bee’s knees. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being a smartass. He’s usually probably wrong.

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Syd Ghan

Syd Ghan

Writer

Dominic Abate

Writer/Events

Dominic's first love of music came at an early age, when his father introduced him to the sounds of bands like The Beatles and The Doors. It inspired him to learn how to play guitar and constantly seek out new music. Although Dominic loves nearly all forms of music, his primary passion is anything with heavy and loud guitars. His current favourites are bands/artists like Chelsea Wolfe, Converge, Pallbearer, Amenra and Behemoth, just to name a few. When he's not writing for Bucketlist, Dominic works as a Marketing Copywriter.

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Dominic Abate

Dominic Abate

Writer/Events

Jordan Hodgins

Writer/News

Jordan, in an attempt to avoid an overly-romantic bio, has chosen to stick to the cold, hard facts about her life. She has been reading ever since she can remember, but didn't decide to try her hand at writing (heh heh) until she had no other choice while attending university. Jordan has always been an incredibly passionate person, and for her, writing and music provided the perfectly blended outlet to keep her relatively out of trouble.
Jordan's heart lies with the kind of old-school blues and gospel that gave rise to and inspired Elvis; she enjoys anything with soul, or has the ability to unite an eclectic crowd according to (in)tangible ties. Jordan's goal in writing for Bucketlist is to organize her intuition in a way that makes sense enough to which at least one person will relate. Enjoy!

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Jordan Hodgins

Jordan Hodgins

Writer/News

Rob Coles

Writer

Rob started DJing trip hop and drum and bass in the late 90s at various underground watering holes and sub-standard, probably condemned warehouses in Winnipeg’s downtown core. He fondly remembers making weekly pilgrimages to the local record shop to pick up a fresh stack of the latest 12” singles for weekend gigs. As a co-founder of Quadrafunk Radio, Winnipeg’s longest-running electronic radio-show, Rob set out on a mission to find the perfect beat —for the mind and for the feet—be it reggae, dubstep, techno, or any other bass-driven, dub-infused sounds.  Rob moved to Montreal in 2009 to study art history, but like so many other ex-pats he found himself mesmerized by the city’s deep music culture, talented performers, and late-night debauchery. You’ll find Rob nodding his head in the sweet-spot of the venue (as close to the sound-guy as possible) when the bass drops.

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Rob Coles

Rob Coles

Writer

Jamie Markell

Writer/Promotion

Jamie resides in Ingleside, a small town in eastern Ontario working as a Lab Tech Monday to Friday. On weekends you're likely to find her in Hamilton with her other half or checking out the music scene in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto - wherever it takes her. While she will listen to just about anything, her favourite bands include Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Alexisonfire and Monster Truck.

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Jamie Markell

Jamie Markell

Writer/Promotion

Danielle Kenedy

Editor/Photojournalist

Danielle Kenedy is an artist in every aspect. Based out of Toronto, she lives and breathes music, making it the biggest factor in her artistic endeavors. In addition to being a musician, Danielle is also a graphic artist, luthier, and writer. Her designs have been published into t-shirts, drum skins, posters, and other merchandise for many musicians, and she has been writing about the arts since 2008. Currently, the Graphic Design program at Centennial College is where she is honing her skills in digital art to further her freelance career in music-based design work. Those who know her call her a ‘music-encyclopedia’ with an over-attention to detail.

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Danielle Kenedy

Danielle Kenedy

Editor/Photojournalist

Shawn Thicke

Writer

Shawn Thicke is a Montreal born music nerd, whose whole life was turned upside down the second he heard Led Zeppelin blaring from an old turntable at age 12. Besides addictively collecting vinyl records and analyzing every album to death, Shawn further fuels his passion for music by singing, song writing, performing and playing guitar for local rock band Thicke Sugar. You can find this energetic live act on Facebook, and they will be releasing studio recordings very shortly. He also possesses a Bachelors of Education from McGill University and has recently used it to get himself a job as an Elementary School music teacher at JPPS Bialik. Needless to say, his life-long goal of becoming Dewey Finn from School of Rock is now complete.

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Shawn Thicke

Shawn Thicke

Writer

Keenan Kerr

Writer

At a young age, Keenan Kerr was corrupted by kick-ass and heavy-hitting rock bands like Guns N’ Roses and Black Sabbath. His first attended concert was at 11 years old and it was to see his idol Ozzy Osbourne. This caused a few issues with the mother of young Keenan’s best friend who refused that the boys continue hanging out together. Keenan started playing guitar at 14 and picked up a few other instruments along the way. For years, he focused on playing and writing mostly hard rock music until his inner 8 year old rediscovered his love for deliciously cheesy pop punk music. In fact, Keenan currently plays in the deliciously cheesy pop punk rock band Summerled which he spends his days writing music for - except for when he’s doing other things, in which case, not doing what he just said he spends his days doing.

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Keenan Kerr

Keenan Kerr

Writer

Thomas Gentil

Photojournalist

Thomas is a photographer and graphic designer from the seaside city of Brest, France. Growing up listening to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel and Serge Gainsbourg in his childhood, he then discovered metal during his teenage years and never went back despite keeping an eclectic ear. After a five-year stint as a bass player in his high-school buddies’ band, Thomas cut his hair and decided to grow a beard instead. He crossed the Atlantic in 2013 and moved to Montreal where he has lived ever since.

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Thomas Gentil

Thomas Gentil

Photojournalist

Danny Donovan

Photographer

Danny Donovan is a welder by trade. He first got a taste for photography working in the mines in Nunavut, taking pictures of wildlife and the beautiful landscapes. He really Improved his skill in photography after buying his first professional camera over a year ago. He started out as a club and sports photographer, but after trying it out, he did not find it challenging enough so he turned to concert photography. Danny is also known for being a huge sports fan and athlete, playing football and hockey at the college level. Danny is a charismatic person who loves music, especially country, and enjoys discovering new genres and artists. Being a photographer for Bucketlist is really giving him this opportunity.

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Danny Donovan

Danny Donovan

Photographer

Justin Bruce

Writer

Justin is a Saskatoon-based musician with a degree from the University of Saskatchewan where he studied medieval and modern English. These days, he can usually be found behind the stack of comic books he’s trying to keep up with. Justin has been playing music since his early teens and has made 10’s of dollars from it in the years since. An enthusiastic packrat, his prized possession is a vinyl copy of Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag.” Justin snores really loud if he’s been drinking and thought that Revenge of the Sith was actually a pretty sweet movie. You can hear Justin in Swayze, https://swayzelives.bandcamp.com and A Ghost in Drag, https://aghostindrag.bandcamp.com and you will occasionally see him and his bandmates playing Beerio Kart on tour.

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Justin Bruce

Justin Bruce

Writer

Lee Ferguson

Writer

What’s there to say about Lee? He is a lifelong Montrealer. He loves to eat in the shower and spend time with his pet Sam the Crow. Most of all, he loves music! Rarely seen without headphones in his ears, he is constantly seeking out new artists and genres, but always falls back on his love for 90’s rock and 80’s pop. Lee has been playing drums for over 15 years in a number of Montreal rock bands and is currently drumming for the alt-rock, punk/grunge-tinged band, Urban Spells. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Concordia University in 2007. So while he’s read just about every Shakespeare play, he promises to never quote any of them in social situations unless, of course, there is an attempted murder of the heir to the throne, then he’ll go all Shakespeare on everybody’s ass.

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Lee Ferguson

Lee Ferguson

Writer

Michael Kovacs

Photographer

Mike is a photo enthusiast in the Montreal area who feeds off the energy of the crowd. Since he was a kid… ahem... since a young age (he’ll apparently always be a kid because adulting is a trap!) he’s always had an affinity for capturing those once in a lifetime moments and sharing it with the special people in our lives. When he’s not showing people how truly badass they are through his eyes in the form of candid digital portraiture, or making magic happen at his 9to5, Mike likes to geek out over computer technology news; because there’s nothing quite like teasing yourself with amazing gadgets that will probably never see the light of day (looking at you, kickstarter!). He binge watches tv shows long after episodes have stopped being aired, buys more video games than he has time to play, and has a knack for taking things apart to see how they work; “extra pieces weren't important anyways” is the name of the game when it’s time to put things back together. Someday Mike dreams of going on tour as an official band photographer, until that time you can catch him at the next music festival.

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Michael Kovacs

Michael Kovacs

Photographer

Ben Cornel

Writer

Ben Cornel (no relation to Chris) is one of many long haired, and seemingly faceless people that could be found in the band MOOCH and The Osmosis Jones Band. The guitarist-singer is rooted in the vibes of the 60’s and 70’s that echo through the musical world to this day. His goal as a review writer, more than anything, is to get people off of their asses and out to shows (including his own). Ben is a graduate from the Liberal Arts program at John Abbott College in Montreal; where his music trip really kicked in. Some say he is still tripping heavy to this day. Considering this blurb was written by himself in the third person, I’d say so too.

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Ben Cornel

Ben Cornel

Writer

Max Morin

Writer

Max Morin likes his music the same way he likes most things in life; distorted, and full of energy. Max is a lifelong metal fan who, after seeing AC/DC for the first time at age 12, knew that he wanted to write about music for a living. Many years later, and with a history degree from York University, Max is doing exactly that, for Bucketlist and Exclaim! magazine, among others. Max’s favourite bands include Pink Floyd, System of a Down, Sex Pistols, Rammstein, David Bowie, Nightwish and Jimi Hendrix. He started living when he was born and will continue living until he dies. In his spare time, Max enjoys playing bass, guitar and Playstation. His greatest regret is not mastering the bass solo in “My Generation” by The Who.

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Max Morin

Max Morin

Writer

Mihaela Petrescu

Photographer

Mihaela is a 5 foot Romanian blue haired photographer. Born and raised in Romania, she moved to Montreal and surrounded herself in art environment. Her uncle introduced her to Depeche Mode, Billy Idol and many other great bands. The love for music brought her to shoot shows for friends then for medias. She has now been photographing bands for 8 years. Through her photography adventure, she had the opportunity to shoot for Decibel Magazine, Terrorizer, Pure Grain Audio and now she works mainly for Voir Magazine. Her main goal: going on tour with bands! Fun fact: Randy Blythe took her profile pic.

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Mihaela Petrescu

Mihaela Petrescu

Photographer

Mike Milito

Editor

Mike is a poet, artist, and writer from the Nation's Capital. There's a sweet spot in music between current and timeless; between paying homage to heroes and paving new roads; between being relevant and being honest. That sweet spot is where you'll find Mike. Diagnosed with a book buying problem, if the decision is that difficult - get them both, right? Therefore, along with being indecisive, Mike is very poor. He has published pieces under three different pseudonyms this far. Four soon.

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Mike Milito

Mike Milito

Editor

Johnathan Robinson

Writer

Some say he came from the land of ice and snow, while others believe that he was taken directly from the void and placed into the warm hands of the devil himself. To the general public, he blends into the crowd of rock n roll, with his long hair and beard, acting the part, but planning something sinister. His favourite habitats are that of concerts, where noise is abundant. A musician himself, he has somewhat forgotten about his sinister plans and instead turned to the art of musicianship. Along his journeys, he came across clan Bucketlist, who generously took him in, offering him shelter and aid. His plans of eternal doom seem far off now, as he writes, plays music and enjoys the occasional pint of ale with his allies. He'll probably remember the doom stuff one day... or not. To be honest, he's a pretty cool guy. Or so he thinks.

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Johnathan Robinson

Johnathan Robinson

Writer

Peter Lountzis

Writer

Montreal-born Peter Lountzis often gets told that he looks like people ranging from Frank Zappa to Vlad the Impaler. His taste in music and film are an eclectic reflection of that. He likes anything from smooth jazz to technical brutal death metal. When he’s not watching every film under the sun or trying to find new ways to support the underground music scene, people can find him playing guitar in Montreal based death metal projects or playing survival horror video games. Albeit having a passion for the darker side of art, he works in healthcare and graduated as a licensed practical nurse because he loves helping people. His biggest passion in life is listening to music, which is why he looks so forward to reviewing for Bucketlist Music Reviews!

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Peter Lountzis

Peter Lountzis

Writer

Amanda Hiscock

Photographer

Amanda Hiscock resides in Montreal, Quebec. Early on in her life she was introduced to bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, (basically any of the classics on CHOM) by her parents. Music followed her into her high school years where her love for it continued to grow. It was while she was in college that she dipped her toes into photography. Spending countless nights developing photos in the dark room, she quickly developed a passion for photography.<br>
When she’s not at a concert, you can find her catching up on Netflix or hanging out with her dog, Zoey. Some of her favourite bands include, Green Day, Zeal & Ardor, Billy Talent and Muse. (Just to name very few!)

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Amanda Hiscock

Amanda Hiscock

Photographer

Chris Carpenter

Photographer
Chris Carpenter is a photographer, videographer, an all around content creator and social media wiz. From a young age of 15, Chris left home and discovered the world of foster homes and a life away from his family. With the life that was brought upon him he had to figure out the world on his own. At the age of 16 he was chained down by a dark cloud we all know as depression and many times not knowing what or where he'd end up in life; Chris attempted the last resort of many. Suicide. Not once, but three times. To the happiness of many, the attempts were unsuccessful.
After graduating from Lasalle Community Comprehensive High School,  he picked up a camera as a coping method for the depression and anxiety of daily life. Chris started shooting daily and soon found one of his styles when he shot his first concert: Green Day in Toronto for their 2017 summer show.  Now 19,  Chris has shot a great deal more than photographers his age. He photographs portraits, cars, sporting events and concerts that have included Linkin Park, YBN Nahmir, Migos and many others. Besides already touring with Eminem collab Joyner Lucas, Chris is striving every day to be an artist’s personal photographer and spend his future life on tour!
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Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter

Photographer