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BOB MARLEY on the ‘Great Deals’ Wall

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Selected Bob Marley CD's are now at special reduces prices, while supplies last.  Prices starting at $6.95 each.  Selection includes one DVD  ~ UPRISING LIVE! DVD - Capturing Bob Marley's last ever tour before his tragically early death, the Uprising Tour of 1980 spanned both Europe and the US.  This live show from Dortmund's Westfalenhalle was filmed for the famous German music TV series Rockpalast on June 13th 1980, featuring Bob Marley on superb form. Expertly delivering a set of hit singles and classic album tracks, Marley's energetic, charismatic performance includes 'I Shot the Sheriff,' 'Get Up, Stand Up' and 'No Woman, No Cry' and the film has been substantially restored to a high level. ~ Rastaman Vibration released on 30 April 1976. The album was a great success in the US, becoming the first Bob Marley release to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart (peaking at number 8), in addition ...

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Wild Cards + surprised during May 2018 First Friday

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Wild Cards + surprised during...

First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Wild Cards Cheeky-Jacked — Surprise and More and More Surprises by Brian Hay They might have been “Monkey-Jacked”. It has to be that or “Cheeky-Jacked” because there’s too many syllables in “Cheeky Monkey-Jacked and none of them are accurate anyway because (apart from being surprised hosts) the owners of Cheeky Monkey had no part in it. They were as surprised as everyone else. A good time was had by all though, and that’s what matters. With their drummer Gerry Hawley and the set-list he’d have laid out absent due to a family tragedy the members of Wild Cards were already “making do”. Singer/guitarist Renee Card and guitarists Sara Campbell and Scott Vegh played tentatively for a couple of songs while they got a sense of who’d do what to to fill the space normally held by the drums but intuition and a paying close attention to each ...

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ERIC CLAPTON on ‘GREAT DEALS’ Wall

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While supplies last - selected CD's of Eric Clapton priced as low as $4.87.  Build you collection on the cheap. Eric Clapton is the debut solo album from British rock musician Eric Clapton, released in August 1970 under Atco and Polydor Records. After being successful with bands including The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith, Clapton recorded an album under his own name. Slowhand is the fifth solo album by Eric Clapton. Released on 25 November 1977 by RSO Records, and titled after Clapton's nickname, it is one of his commercially and critically most successful studio albums. Slowhand produced the two hit singles "Lay Down Sally" and "Wonderful Tonight", reached various international music charts and was honored with numerous awards and recording certifications. Another Ticket is a 1981 album by Eric Clapton. Recorded and produced by Tom Dowd at the Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas with Albert Lee, ...

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2018 Record Store Day @ Cheeky Monkey a BIG HIT

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2018 Record Store Day @ Cheeky...

Insights of the day by music fan and reviewer, Brian Hay... Record Store Day 2018 at the Cheeky Monkey Featuring Mike Blackmore by Brian Hay Record Store Day was a big hit. The lineups ran to the back of the store for several hours, replenishing themselves with each ring of the Till. It was fun to watch and good to see. It was more to it than just a celebratory sale though. Roland and MaryAnne have collected a lot of memorabilia over the years and much of it was on display. One piece that was particularly striking was a poster of Keith Richards that looked to be from the period where he formed the Xpensive Winos. The displays of vinyl, featured an array of albums from what’s current to one from the mid 1960’s by Bobbie Gentry and many by the late David Bowie. Those cast an eye on the impact the ...

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Record Store Day 2018 Updates

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Record Store Day 2018 Updates

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 - Tomorrow is THE BIG DAY.  In preperation, good friend Bill Walters is helping Roland set up the racks.  There will be so many exclusives we know the racks will be jammed packed. ALSO  - Listen in to CBC Radio London's Afternoon Drive to hear an interview done with Jonathan Pinto about our store and RSD.  Told the segment will be aired at 5:07 pm. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 - Huge THANK YOU to Sarnia This Week for story in this weeks edition.  CLICK HERE to read it.  Also THANK YOU to Jonathan Pinto of CBC Radio for stopping in to interview us. TUESDAY, APRIL 17 - Deliveries of the exclusives are starting to trickle in, but we can't tell you...  yet. If you want to know what we have to offer, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter to get an email the night before RSD with a list along with other ...

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Toes Tappin April First Friday

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Toes Tappin April First Friday

April’s First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey With The Casuals Saturday April 7, 2018 Vibrant Harmony Singing Gets The Toes-A-Tappin’ by Brian Hay Solid and basically faultless rhythm playing that wasn’t quite straight out of textbooks didn’t hurt either. The Casuals found a pocket early on and projected everything clearly from its centre. It’s a guess but, as their set progressed, there was a sense the cues were being set up by guitarist Bill Hines and not their rhythm players. The concept is great … when it works. If it isn’t done perfectly the energy falls out of the music faster than a skydiver who forgot about the parachute but when it is there’s not much that can stand beside it. The Rolling Stones and the Who came up with two of the most exciting rhythm sections on record with Keith Moon taking cues from Pete Townshend while Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts wove magic ...

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March First Friday Blues To Make You Happy

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First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Four Barrels of Blues Combines For One Sweet Sound Review by Brian Hay Describing the Four Barrel Blues Band as a class act is the best way to sum what this band has to offer. They’re all classy players, stylish but without excesses and what they form as an ensemble meshes together in much the same way. Drummer Stephen Bird is an articulate player who lays out a solid backbeat without becoming heavy. Glen Perry employs a fretless bass to reinforce the time signature and provide a melodic foundation with sustained notes that type of bass delivers. They’re harder to play than conventional models because of their demand for such an exact knowledge of where “the right” spots are on the neck but the way their notes tend to hang slightly as the next ones are being introduced gives their sound a musical sonority that’s both ...

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ON THE ‘GREAT DEALS’ WALL – Elton John

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Starting as low as $6.95 each - get them while you can - supplies at these prices are limited. ... ELTON JOHN - the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Elton John, released on 10 April 1970 by DJM Records. ...MADMAN ACROSS THE WATER - the fourth studio album by Elton John, released in 1971 ...17-11-70 - released in 1971, is the fifth official album release for Elton John, and his first live album. ... DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER - sixth studio album Released in January, 1973,and was his second straight No. 1 album in the US, yielding his first No. 1 single in both the US and Canada: "Crocodile Rock". "Daniel" was also a major hit from the album, giving him his second Canadian No. 1 single on the RPM Top Singles Chart[ ... CARIBOU - the 1974 album by Elton John, was his fourth chart-topping album in the United ...

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Coffee Sessions at Blackwater Coffee Co.

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Coffee Sessions at Blackwater...

Your requests have been heard. Coffee Sessions are coming to reality. February 27 2018 Blackwater Coffee Company limited to 10 people per session. $25. Per person. Registration at the Cafe. 1st come 1st serve.

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Theatre Sarnia Stage Manager Workshops 2018

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Theatre Sarnia Stage Manager...

Stage Manager Workshop! Ever wondered how a live theatre show is run? Want to fine tune your already existing skills? Join the Imperial Theatre’s Production Manager Catherine Soulliere as she leads a stage management workshop. Learn how to create a prompt book; call cues; create and maintain paperwork; generate running notes, rehearsal notes and show reports. This workshop is mandatory for anyone hoping to stage manage for Theatre Sarnia shows. Anyone interested in the process or wanting to see if stage management might be right for them – please join! To be held in the theatre auditorium January 22nd from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Another opportunity to attend the workshop will be March 21st 7:00pm – 9:00pm. More to be held throughout the year. It’s going to be a good time!

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