Sunday, May 30, 2010
Hello Sarnia! Are there any jazz and blues music fans in our city??? Have you all heard of the annual "Jazz and Blues In The Village" music event? This event is an annual charity fundraiser for the Sarnia Organ Donor's Awareness Group. 2010 will mark the 7th year of this event. It is held in McGibbon Park right in the heart of the city adjacent to the Kiwanis Centre. The event is spread out over two days Friday, Sept. 17th and Saturday, Sept 18th. This year's featured artists/bands are:
Friday, Sept 17th: One Bald Tire, Julian Fauth (Blues Night)
Saturday, Sept 18th: Dominant Seven Jazz Band, Dave Bennett's "Tribute to Benny Goodman",
Dave Reddoch and the Johnny Bond Quartet - (Saturday Afternoon Jazz)
Saturday, Sept 18th: Lit'l Chicago, Dave Rotundo Band - (Saturday Evening Blues)
For tickets and all the information about the event please check out the official website at the following link: http://www.jazzinthevillage.com/
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Sarnia's own Ten Seconds Over Tokyo will be getting back together for a reunion show performance at Rogers Sarnia Bayfest 2010. TSOT is scheduled to play in the opening band slot for the "Weezer" concert on Sat. July 10th. The last time the band played together was for a reunion show in 1995. It will really great to see one of Sarnia's great hometown bands play the big stage at Bayfest. Even after many year apart the band still has a great number of die hard fans and a presence on the web. There are some great videos on YouTube posted and there is a myspace music page with a number of the band's great songs available for a listen. If you a die hard fan like myself, I invite you to join their myspace music page and check out the videos on YouTube.
Here is a link to the myspace music page: www.myspace.com/tensecondsovertokyo
Here is a link to the YouTube page: www.youtube.com/user/matrok1962
There is also a group on Facebook: Log onto Facebook and type in "Ten Seconds Over Tokyo" and you will find the group there.
Cheers to all of the TSOT fans from Sarnia!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Coming up on Sat. June 5th, I will working a sound gig with local band "Scott Manery and the Barnburners" at The Stubborn Mule bar in Sarnia. The Barnburners play country/rockabilly style and always put on an amazing performance! Check out the band on their myspace music page at the following link:
For all you local Sarnians, I invite you to come out for a great night of country and rockabilly music with Scott and the boys, Live at The Mule!
On May 18, 2010, Canadian rock band Triumph released a new CD/DVD set, "GREATEST HITS - Remixed - This set is a must have for all of you die hard Triumph fans out there! You can listen to the new Greatest Hits disc on the Street Date website. Here is the weblink to get you there:
Also, if you would like to keep informed about happenings with Triumph, go to their official website at the following link:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Last weekend I finally had a chance to work a sound gig out in Camlachie Community Centre. It was really good show even if the audience count was low. The event featured "Borderline" and "Mike Mulligan as Roy Orbison - a tribute show". The show went well and I had good time mixing the gig.
Then yesterday I got a phone call to work a show at The Stubborn on June 5th. The band is "Scott Manery and the Barnburners". This is band I have worked with a number of time before and I always have a fun time mixing sound for them. I am looking forward to gig.
Then on June 10th I will be down on the Sarnia waterfront at the Dow People Place mixing a show for "Borderline" on the outdoor stage. I like working the outdoor shows when I can get one. I am actually the exclusive sound tech for "Borderline" and I have been working with them now for 5 years. Every summer they place a gig each month during the summer months at the Dow People Place and I am there for every gig.
In August I mix sound for the "Hot August Nights" gig put on by the Sarnia Street Machines group. The event features "Borderline" and "The Barnburners". This event is a fundraiser where the money raised goes to purchase new hospital equipment for our local community. It is full house every year!
So, as you can see I am getting more sound gigs to work at in my free time. Hey, if there is anyone out there who requires a sound technician for an upcoming gig, please feel free to contact me directly. Take note of my business card below.