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Cat Stevens – Oh Very Young

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Cat Stevens – Oh Very...

  When words fail, Music speaks. - H.C. Anderson In memory of Noelle Paquette

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2013 FIRST First Friday w/ White Fire Reed

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2013 FIRST First Friday w/...

Last night for the January 4th First Friday, we had the pleasure of hearing WHITE FIRE REED live for the first time. For a 3 piece band, they sure pack a big musical punch.  Performing mostly original material from their CD 'POSITIVE CHANGE', the audience very much appreciated their skill, enthusiasm & professionalism.  A few covers were also done from bands such as The Doors, CCR & a version of a U2 song that was particularly amazing.  Lead singer & bass player Gary was having lots of fun trying out a new toy he got for Christmas.  I am not a techie kind of person, but I think it was a processor that he used to add reverb & other effects at the perfect times. We all look forward to hearing the brothers Johnston along with Kurt Oblak play again soon.  If you haven't seen them yet yourself, you should - or at least pick ...

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PLAYLIST – new local talent program on Cogeco

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PLAYLIST – new local...

THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 2012 UPDATE... Love your local talent?  Then you will love this news.  On January 2nd starting at 8:00 pm, Cogeco Channel 6 will be playing back to back episodes of THE PLAYLIST featuring our very own local musicians.  At this time, I do not have the exact bands to be aired, but below is a possible list of who it might be. Nic Swales Painkiller Jane In the end we Dance, Dave Russell White Fire Reed Branden Fraser Tony Dowswell Jim Chevalier Kathy Shortt Norm Fraser Lindsay Dana Kurt Oblak Scott Manery & The Barnburners 3rd Wave Whiskey Rain SEPTEMBER 14, 2012... The broadcast première of PLAYLIST will air on Friday September 21 @ 10pm, and every Friday after that on COGECO TV. It will also be re-broadcast on Tuesdays at 9pm. The list below shows the order that each band will appear. Another great way to enjoy and appreciate the wealth of local talent in the Sarnia-Lambton area!!! We at Cheeky Monkey are very proud ...

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A Different kind of local talent…

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A Different kind of local...

As reported in Sarnia Observer December 11, 2012 Chris Hadfield, on his third trip to outer space, says he'll have plenty of time to get a winning shot of Sarnia. The Sarnia-born astronaut is heading to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Dec. 19, one of three astronauts in the Expedition 34/35 crew. The first Canadian to walk in space and the only Canadian aboard the Russian Space Station Mir, Hadfield will be the first Canadian commander at the International Space Station for part of his five-month stay in zero-gravity. He will oversee more than 100 experiments — from gauging balance and blood pressure regulation in space, to studying dark matter. “It's surreal,” said Hadfield, 53, during a conference call from quarantine in Kazakhstan Tuesday. He recalls pretending to fly spaceships with his brother while growing up on a farm in southern Ontario. “When we were supposed to be sleeping we would ...

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Walk in our shoes – First Friday, The Theatre, Yukon...

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Walk in our shoes –...

It has been a  fun, hectic week making us feel like social butterflies starting with going to a special evening at The Imperial Theatre  Wednesday night to thank their many wonderful volunteers.  We do not qualify as true volunteers you see there on a show night, but it was very gratifying to know the theatre appreciates our efforts to publicize their many varied events through our website and in-store.  We are more then happy to help out, but admit that getting to spend some time with fellow Imperial Theatre supporters and share the joy of a  performance of show tunes and a glass of wine was very nice. This same day, before going to the Imperial, we hosted Yukon Blonde doing an acoustic in-store set and staying to chat with us and other fans while signing autographs.  See separate blog for details on that exciting event. Thursday December 6th after work was spent at ...

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Yukon Blonde Played @ Cheeky Monkey

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Yukon Blonde Played @ Cheeky...

A huge 'thank you' to Dine Alone Records for contacting us and arranging for the fabulous B.C. band YUKON BLONDE doing an acoustic in-store appearance at Cheeky Monkey on Wednesday, December 5th. They were in town as the opening act for The Sheepdogs at The Industry later the same night. This was not the first time they have played in Sarnia, but it was the first time playing in our store and hopefully not the last. You may have seen them before at Paddy Flaherty's. The core band is 3 members with the occasional 'friend' added in for fun as was the case here. All four played guitar with the 3 main members doing the singing. Harmonies - oh my gosh what fantastic harmonic voices they have. All their songs have catchy melodies and beats that get your toes tapping. Their music is best described as 'rootsy' in the vain of Mumford ...

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Make your own Cheeky Monkey WISH LIST…

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Make your own Cheeky Monkey...

Want to give a "hint" to loved ones of what you would like from Cheeky Monkey this Christmas. Well we can help with that. When you stop in, ask us for a WISH LIST form to fill out and leave some place obvious laying around the house! The form is also attached here. If you know how to use the "Snipping Tool" on your computer, you can print off your own form.. We at Cheeky Monkey will do our best to make all your Christmas Wishes come true!

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Cheeky Charlie’s REAR VIEW MIRROR Encounter

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Cheeky Charlie’s REAR...

Lucky for Cheeky Charlie and us, we were open for business on Sunday, November 25 so Paul & Andrew of REAR VIEW MIRROR could stop in to shop.  Rear View Mirror is a Pearl Jam Tribute band that played the night before at The Stubborn Mule. It was really great to meet the guys and chat about their Sarnia show.  They both commented on it being a fun show with an enthusastic audience.  Also discussed how stores like Cheeky Monkey are few and far between anymore and they seemed to throughly enjoy browsing the bins of CD's and records both new and used.  Each of them took home many treasures along with our flyer so they can check us out on line and know what our regular hours are so they can make a point of stopping by again in the future. We look forward to seeing them again next time they play ...

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Cheeky Monkey SARNIA CASH MOB SPECIAL

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Cheeky Monkey SARNIA CASH MOB...

SARNIA CASH MOB SPECIAL at Cheeky Monkey - our gift to you -Say you are a Sarnia Cash Mob member & spend minimum $20 (before tax) to receive a Coca Cola Limited Edition glass. Collect a set by coming in every Saturday while supplies last! Show your local, independent stores like us you appreciate them and support them. Join the Sarnia Cash Mob group by going to https://www.facebook.com/SarniaCashMob

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Local Musician Markurs Andrew new video…

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Amazing work from young local musician who has played once here at Cheeky Monkey and whom we hope to host again in the near future. Watch for his soon to be released EP to be on sale here too.

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