Unleash Your Inner Monkey

ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE’ Category

Cheeky Charlie Meets Daylight for Deadeyes

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Friends & Neighbours, News | No Comments

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 ...

More

Roller Derby Queens Stop In

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Friends & Neighbours, Local Talent, News | No Comments

Roller Derby Queens Stop In

Cheeky Charlie was so excited to meet 2 of the members of the Lambton Crude Oil Crushers today.  Caitlin MacSwain AKA  Anita Cold One and Francie Fortier AKA Franarchist, were in the downtown area promoting their upcoming bouts.  Their home rink is in Port Edward with an upcoming bout on June 23.  The doors open at 5:00 pm and the wheels roll at 6:00 pm.  For only $5.00 each you can have tons of family entertainment watching this sport.

More

Cheeky Charlie Meets Sean Hogan

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Concerts & Events, Local Talent, News | No Comments

Cheeky Charlie Meets Sean...

Cheeky Charlie felt very honoured to have a chance to meet and chat with Sean Hogan recently when he stopped in to drop off some of his CD's for us to sell  and buy a CD for himself. Sean is back in his home town of Sarnia to  perform at The Stubborn Mule on Saturday June 9th with opening act Whiskey Rain.  Advance tickets are only $12.00 - so get them while you can at Cheeky Monkey.  They will be more at the door. We here in Sarnia are very proud of Sean and all he has accomplished to this point in his career.  He is the winner of  multiple Country music awards, nominated almost every year since his first CD came out.  His uniquely authentic blend of “alt-country” and “modern rustic pop” immediately caught the attention of country radio and music fans across Canada, leading to his first Canadian Country Music ...

More

Saturday Sunshine with Paul Federici

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Concerts & Events, News | No Comments

Saturday Sunshine with Paul...

The early afternoon of Saturday May 19th was the perfect day for singer/songwriter Paul Federici to perform outside in front of Cheeky Monkey.    Our famous Red Carpet was spread out on the sidewalk under the windows, the heavy duty extension cord was plugged in, the rugged old bar stool was positioned just right and the weather was better then perfect. Paul was all set up with his 2 favourite acoustic guitars to play for the passer-bys both on foot, in cars or motorcycles.  Many a green light was missed by drivers who wanted to linger a little longer to hear Paul playing. He did a wonderful mix of cover songs from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, City & Colour and Tragically Hip to name a few, along with his own penned songs.  Cheeky Charlie very much enjoyed his cover versions, but preferred his originals.  Paul has a very sensitive soul and a ...

More

Stopping In While Going From Point A to B

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Friends & Neighbours, News | No Comments

Stopping In While Going From...

Kevin Morningstar of Edmonton, Alberta and Josh Hughes of Ottawa, Ontario wandered into Cheeky Monkey while on a stop over for lunch.  They are 2 of the members of the Pacific Life Bible College on a 6 week tour performing song and dance in both the U.S. and Canada.  Sarnia was their stop between coming from Fort Wayne Indiana and going to Toronto for the Four Square Churches of Canada Conference.  From there they head to New York, Boston and the Maritime provinces. As the young men were looking around, we overheard one of them say "I've found heaven".   Which made us smile since we know he meant music store heaven - a very special and rare place. Just as this blog was being typed up and photo editing done, Kevin and Josh came back in with the whole gang of performers!  They wanted them to see what a real record store looks ...

More

Cheeky Charlie Meets Long Lost Relative

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Concerts & Events, Friends & Neighbours, News | No Comments

Cheeky Charlie Meets Long Lost...

Cheeky Charlie has many friends and relatives residing with him at Cheeky Monkey but none as big as Otto.  The Race to Erase mascot is a BIG gorilla that dwarfs little Cheeky Charlie.  Despite the size difference they are kin and enjoyed a nice visit together.  CC took time to show Otto around the store and encouraged him to do some shopping while here. The reason Otto dropped by, besides meeting Cheeky Charlie, was to see where the Race had been before.  Several years ago, Cheeky Monkey was on of the check in spots for the annual event.  Who knows, maybe it will be again this year. For those of you not familar with Race to Erase it is an annual fundraiser involving teams of four adults traveling through Lambton County by car and competing in fun-filled events along the way.  These events are designed to be not only be entertaining, but ...

More

5th Annual Record Store Day a HUGE Success

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Concerts & Events, Friends & Neighbours, Local Talent, News | 1 Comment

5th Annual Record Store Day a...

WOW!!!  What a wonderful day Record Store Day was at Cheeky Monkey! The day started very early for us.  We along with friends Ross & Laurissa, made sure the table of snacks was ready along with the table of draw items and the wall of exclusive releases. When it came time to open the store at 9:30 a.m., we found there was a line up patiently waiting to be the firsts to scoop up some of the exlusive releases we got in and take advantage of the NO TAX sale.  Cheeky Charlie was at the door to greet one and all. We were thrilled that we we able to get so many of the exclusive releases this year.  Since they are VERY limited, we do not know until they are delivered exactly what we will get in from the 100's of titles we order.  Makes it feel sort of like Christmas morning. Marty Oblak ...

More

2012 RECORD STORE DAY Updates

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Concerts & Events, Great Deals, Local Talent, News | 1 Comment

2012 RECORD STORE DAY Updates

    April 20th UPDATE... Look at that counter!!  Can you beleive RSD is one more sleep away!  Bought a whole whack of snacks for the 'refreshment table'.  All Cheeky Charlie's favourite foods - and none of them health.  Isn't that what a party is about - fun, music and junk food?! Tell you friends to sign up thru this website for our newsletter if they want to get the SPECIAL EDITION delivered tonight announcing our DEALS and EXCLUSIVE items we will have for sale. April 18th UPDATE... Lots to report today!!! The excitement is mounting!!!! First off, got a box of sampler CD's from Mint Records to use as part of our giveaways. Thank you Mint Records! Second - added another item to the draws thanks to Michele at Select  and she sent a bundle of posters to use as giveaways too. Here is the complete list of draw items... ...MARK LANEGAN test press LP … ALBUMS: Stories Behind 50 ...

More

Cheeky Charlie Learns About Love & Relationships…

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Concerts & Events, Friends & Neighbours, Local Talent, News | No Comments

Cheeky Charlie Learns About...

On Saturday April 14th, Cheeky Charlie attended the play I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE! at The Imperial Theatre presented by Theatre Sarnia, directed by Mike Czechowicz. The official synopsis is... This musical explores the trials and tribulations of being single, dating, marriage, loss and heartbreak. In doing so, it takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." It explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while revealing the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car, and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. The musical pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, and to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance.  Everyone can relate to this funny, mature look at relationships…you’ll leave the show thinking, “Were they talking about me?” When it says "everyone can relate" it is very true. ...

More

April 2012 First Friday Good Time Had By All

Posted in: ADVENTURES OF CHEEKY CHARLIE, Concerts & Events, First Friday, Local Talent, News | No Comments

April 2012 First Friday Good...

It was a full house at Cheeky Monkey for the April 13th First Friday.  I know, the 13th was the SECOND Friday.  Good Friday fell on the FIRST Friday, and since stores etc can not be open that day, it was pushed back a week.  This happens everytime a stat holiday happens on a First Friday evening.  Sometimes it causes some confusion and the crowds are light.  Not for this month's event.  The weather was perfect and the streets, stores and galleries were filled with people! The band playing at Cheeky Monkey was Portrait of You.  This was the third time we've hosted them.  Exactly a year ago they played for the 2011 April First Friday (new tradition guys - let's book it now) and they played on the sidewalk outside the store in the summer when Bayfest organized an artist fair in the downtown to coincide with their rock weekend ...

More