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Daylight for Deadeyes Play at Cheeky Monkey

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Daylight for Deadeyes Play at...

Daylight For Deadeyes were in Sarnia on Saturday July 28 to officially release their newest CD 'Summer' by playing at Cheeky Monkey in the afternoon followed by a show at Paddy Flaharty's in the evening. They are normally a 3 piece band consisting of Matt on guitar, Chris on drums and Andy on bass.  Sadly, Andy was not able to make it to Sarnia in time to play at Cheeky Monkey, so the 2 Gormley brothers played as a guitar duo.  Despite being one member less, they sounded amazing.  They sang several songs from the new CD as well as some of their fan favourites off previous releases. One of our grandson's is visiting and was thrilled to have the song 'The Sun' dedicated to him as was I when they dedicated another song to me called 'Give You My Heart'. All of their CD's are available to purchase at Cheeky Monkey.  To hear some tracks ...

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WE ARE a youth friendly store…

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WE ARE a youth friendly store&...

Following is an email I received.  We are very pleased and honoured ! Hello Mary Anne, The Youth Friendly Community Committee appreciates all of the support that you provide to Sarnia's youth by promoting their events and by encouraging youth talent to perform at the Cheeky Monkey! The Committee believes that the Cheeky Monkey is a youth friendly store! The Committee has recently developed its own logo - reDEFINING YOUth with words  around it reflecting the characteristics of Sarnia as youth friendly.  The Committee is planning to identify businesses/organizations/events that they consider youth friendly, and encourage them to be recognized as a youth friendly environment by displaying the logo. We hope you will support the youth by displaying the logo. Wouldn't it be great to see the youth friendly sign all over Sarnia! Thanks for your support! Alison Mahon Youth Friendly Community Committee, Community Round Table

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July First Friday Fun @ Cheeky Monkey

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July First Friday Fun @ Cheeky...

Yes it was hot enough to fry an egg on the hood of a car during the July 2012 First Friday.  That fact that didn't stop the Lambton MainStreet Players from performing for over an hour outside in front of Cheeky Monkey.  These young ladies are true musical troopers.  With acoustic instruments of guitars, beatbox and assorted percussion instrments, they entertained the audience with their wonderful harmonies on songs  both current as well as old favorites.  Three of the four were in the line up for last years Lambton MainStreet Players but all have singing and performing experience.  The group consists of Orley Culverhouse, Riley Martin, Sarah Caraher and Amy Mayea.  Helping with set up and running the sound systems in the mostly unseen Jon Rowed.  Watch for them at other upcoming Lambton County events throughout the summer, including perhaps a return performance at Cheeky Monkey. About the same time the ...

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Paige Harwood Debut @ Cheeky Monkey

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Paige Harwood Debut @ Cheeky...

A new young voice was heard on the Cheeky Monkey outdoor Red Carpet Stage.  Paige Harwood played her debut show on Saturday June 30 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  Her low-key, heartfelt style was appreciated by her loyal audience.

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Homemade Jam From A Winner’s Point of View

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Homemade Jam From A Winner&...

For the newish summer festivial called HOMEMADE JAM held at Esli Dodge Conservation  Park in Forest, we in conjunction with the organizer had a Facebook contest for 2 FREE tickets and shuttle bus ride.  The winner was Stef Smalls.  She has graciously consented to take pictures for me to post here for your viewing. So let the fun begin... Sound check on the Second Stage.                                             Graham Nichols - first act on the Main stage.                                           Homemade Jam is definately a family friendly Festival located in Elsi Dodge Consertvation Park where there is plenty of room for  the music stages, vendors, audience and even kite flyers!                         The Betty's performed on the Second Stage.  According to Stef  "if you are not here you are missing out!" Sounds like Stef enjoyed the Festival.  In a very short time, the 3rd Annual Homemade Jam Music Festival has made great strides in making this 'must go to' summer event.  Can't wait to ...

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Cheeky Charlie’s Fun in the Sun

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Saturday, June 23rd was a beautiful sunny summer day.  The kind that is perfect for grooving to some cool music and Cheeky Charlie knew just the band to fill the need - STEADFAST. Scott, the bass player arrived first and helped set up the Red Carpet Stage outside in front of Cheeky Monkey.  Early afternoon is the perfect time for live music outside the store.  The tree gives just the right amount of shade to those stopping to enjoy the band.  Sometimes the band gets to work on their tan though. Once drummer Gerry and singer/guitairist Leigh arrived, they were set up and entertaining passers-by in no time at all.  Since it was such a beautiful day, many of the people who lingered to listen were riding bikes of one kind or another. STEADFAST played mostly original songs with a few cover tunes thrown in for variety.  Leigh's distinctive vocals are always standout ...

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School Comes To Cheeky Charlie

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School Comes To Cheeky Charlie

Cheeky Charlie has been on pins and needles for a week anticipating the annual tour of Sarnia's downtown by the Grade 1 class from P.E. McGibbon Elementary School.  He got extremely excited when Mrs. Poore, their teacher, lead the group into the front door of Cheeky Monkey for a tour of the store. He got even more excited when the kids all sat on the floor to have their picture taken with him and instead of saying "cheese" like most people do when they have a photo taken, they all hollered out  "CHEEKY MONKEY"!  It was awesome.  Cheeky Charlie had never heard the name of his home said so loudly - and with so many giggles after it too. As the kids left the store on their way to discover another downtown business, Cheeky Charlie helped Mary Anne and Roland hand out Cheeky Monkey stickers to each and every student and volunteer in ...

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June 2012 Gallery Walls

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June 2012 Gallery Walls

It has become a tradtion for the month of June to have the artwork of the RE-Generation Gap Collective adorned the back walls of Cheeky Monkey.  2012 marks the third year running. The exhibit  spans the decades of creativity with artists of all ages on display.  Each year, there have been new members added to the Collective under the guidance of mentoring elder Jessie. JESSIE J. Rabbitt  has been painting and creating wonderful art pieces for over 50 years.  Her inspirations come from all directions of the country with her main talent being the ability to see and capture colours where most only see bleakness. BRENDAN SCHIEMAN is a  self-taught polymath fromSarnia,Ontario, Brendan has painstakingly crafted a regimented style influenced by analogous greats like Pushead, Arthur Rackham, Glenn Fabry, Ed Repka, and Caitlin Hackett. With his works frequenting record sleeves and other band related memorabilia, Brendan's medium consists of pen, ink and water-colour. Fuelled ...

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FATHER’S DAY Ideas…

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FATHER’S DAY Ideas…...

Dad's are soooo difficult to buy for. Let us help you with a few suggestions... more added each day - so check back often. 1) DVD or BluRay Gift Box Set of Band of Brothes/The Pacific - HBO's 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers" and the 2010 offering "The Pacific" are two of the most significant narrative works to emerge on the contemporary entertainment scene. Spearheaded by the powerhouse collective of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, these two massive enterprises showcase different aspects of the Great War.   The two actual miniseries, with all previously released bonus material, are carried over from the prior individual releases. Each disc houses two episodes (both Band of Brothers and The Pacific run ten episodes or five discs). Each miniseries then has a Bonus disc.  This makes up 12 DVDs and a thirteenth has a new documentary feature. Principle bonus features carried over for Band of Brothers: "We Stand Alone ...

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Daylight for Deadeyes

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Daylight...

What busy boys Andy, Matt and Chris are.  They are the members of the Toronto based band DAYLIGHT FOR DEADEYES.  They stopped into shop and drop off some of their CD's between local gigs.  Paddy Flaherty's on Friday June 8 and the Corunna Firefighters Field Days on Saturday June 9. While at Cheeky Monkey they bought themselves several Beatles gear admitting they are big fans and very influenced by them.  They handed Cheeky Charlie copies of all three of their CD's to sell at Cheeky Monkey.  So if you miss seeing them live, you can pick up their CD's to own. (See tab above for MUSIC BAZAAR) They also mentioned they would like to play in store when they are booked in the area again.  You should have seen how excited Cheeky Charlie was about that possibility!  Of course we would love to have them in here on a Saturday afternoon.  Cheeky ...

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