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EXECUTIVE MONKEY – THE PROMISE

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EXECUTIVE MONKEY – THE...

2009 Release from local Sarnia band and frequent in-store performer Executive Monkey. Click HERE to purchase this CD or to hear samples.Also available for sale at our world headquarters and flagship store in downtown Sarnia

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EMM GRYNER SCHEDULED FOR SARNIA LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

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Friday Semptember 23, 2011 will be the hometown CD release concert for Emm Gryner's latest album.  Cheeky Monkey is once again proud to present the event, most recently having worked with Emm on last month's in-store performance with Dayna Manning and last year's CD launch show for her duet's album Gem and I. The concert will take place at the Sarnia Library Auditorium and tickets will be $23.00. Lotus Theory is set to open the show. Tickets will go on sale in July - watch for more details on this web-site.

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RONNIE DUNN – RONNIE DUNN

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RONNIE DUNN – RONNIE...

  From the iconic voice that has helped define the soundtrack of country music for the last two decades, superstar Ronnie Dunn is poised to continue the legacy with the release of his self-titled solo debut album, coming June 7. This 12-track collection, Ronnie Dunn, captures the multi-award-winning singer/songwriter’s most complete musical vision, produced solely by Dunn, with nine songs that he wrote or co-wrote. It’s the album he’s always wanted to make and Ronnie Dunn delivers in a big way, from the stirring poignancy of the smash first single, “Bleed Red,” to the all-too-real everyman’s portrait of “Cost of Livin’,” and the devastating, heart-on-the-line balladry of the Dunn-penned “Last Love I’m Tryin’.” “Bleed Red,” is the first hit from the new album, and is currently Top 5 on both the Canadian country airplay charts and the CMT Chevy Cross Canada Countdown.

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SCOTT MANERY & THE BARN BURNERS – GREEN TRACTORS

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SCOTT MANERY & THE BARN...

Second release from Sarnia's own Kings of Hillybilly Rockabilly TWANG. Watch for a Cheeky Monkey in-store appearance in the near future. This CD is in stock at our world headquarters and flagship store or you can order your copy on line HERE

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NEIL YOUNG AND INTERNATIONAL HARVESTERS – A TREASURE

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The 12-track live album, A Treasure includes songs - 5 of which are previously unreleased -- recorded during Young's 1984 and 1985 U.S. tours without the support of an album or Young's then record label due to unique and unusual circumstances. A Treasure features Young's onstage work with some of the greatest artists in the history of country music, including the late, great Ben Keith on steel and slide guitar and Rufus Thibodeaux on fiddle, along with living legends Spooner Oldham and Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Tim Drummond and Joe Allen on bass, Anthony Crawford on mandolin & guitars and Karl Himmel on drums, among many others. A Treasure is Young's first release since last year's Grammy® and Juno Award-winning album, Le Noise. The live album captures this iconic artist during a fascinating time in his career, when he was facing criticism and lawsuits from his then current record company ...

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JACKIE EVANCHO – DREAM WITH ME

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JACKIE EVANCHO – DREAM...

Columbia Records is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the classical pop crossover album Dream With Me, the first full-length album from the soprano prodigy.  Dream With Me is produced by the legendary David Foster, a sixteen-time Grammy winner (including three Producer of the Year trophies) who has worked with Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Beyoncé, Prince, Barbra Streisand and many others.  “I can say without a doubt that working with Jackie on Dream With Me was truly phenomenal. Her natural ability and the depth of her understanding of the musical process left me speechless. I think we have created a musical experience that will thrill audiences of every age. She was a pure joy to work with and I had a front row seat to one of the next great talents of our time,” said David Foster. Dream With Me includes duets with superstars Barbra Streisand and ...

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ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – BEFORE TODAY

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ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED...

Six months in the making, Before Today was recorded in part in Encino at the House of Blues (once Tito Jackson's home studio) with Sunny Levine (Quincy Jones' grandson) and Rik Pekkonen (Bill Withers, Seals & Crofts, Bread) as well as at the band's home studios. The result is a beguiling mix of glam rock, West Coast funk and Merseybeat harmonies with a high-production sheen; a contrast to the corroded bedroom recordings that have fomented a fervent cult following over the past decade.

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Recap of Emm Gryner and Dayna Manning’s Special...

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Recap of Emm Gryner and Dayna...

Friday May 27 was an extremely special night here at Cheeky Monkey. Our Red Carpet Stage was graced by not one amazing singer/songwriter, but TWO. Three if you count the guest singer!! First up was Dayna Manning who is originally from Stratford, but she now lives in B.C. Dayna has recorded three albums of beautifully crafted songs the most recent being “Folkyo” which you can purchase here at Cheeky Monkey. Her talent as a guitar player is matched by her singing voice creating heartfelt warm songs to be enjoyed over and over again. Her expertise at the finger picking style of playing guitar is as difficult as it sounds, however she does it with ease. It was a true pleasure to have the chance to meet her and hear her play. We hope she will stop in again and perform next time she ...

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Video: Flash Mob Erupts in Front of Cheeky Monkey

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Video: Flash Mob Erupts in...

Check out THE OFFICIAL Imprint Flash Mob video – this event took place on our corner during the May First Friday – thanks to all involved  

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ADELE – 21

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ADELE – 21

Adele's 2009 debut album, 19, was a Grammy-winning smash hit that revealed the British singer/songwriter's knack for bittersweet soul and folk-infused love songs that brought to mind an infectious mix of Dusty Springfield and Terry Callier. The album earned her a ton of fans, and interest was high for the inevitable follow-up. In many ways, her sophomore album, the similarly age-appropriate-titled 21, is a continuation of the sounds and themes Adele was working with on 19. She is still the bluesy pop diva with a singer/songwriter's soul and seemingly bottomless capacity for heartbreak.

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