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Summer Entertainment Series + more provided by City of...

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Friday, June 21 Get Out of the Garage Youth Series beginning at 7:00 PM at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. Free admission. For more information, call (519) 332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca. Tuesday, June 25 Summer Entertainment Series featuring El Camino beginning at 7:00 PM at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. Free admission. For more information, call (519) 332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca. Wednesday, June 26 Summer Entertainment Series featuring Borderline Band beginning at 7:00 PM at the Bandshell in Canatara Park. Free admission. For more information, call (519) 332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca. Thursday, June 27 Summer Entertainment Series featuring Dynamic Duel beginning at 7:00 PM at the Bandshell in Canatara Park. Free admission. For more information, call (519) 332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or online ...

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WarwiK Rocks Cheeky Monkey in An Acoustic Way

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WarwiK Rocks Cheeky Monkey in...

June First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: WarwiK Delivers An Acoustic Set With Punch by Brian Hay Guitarist Ian Wills was the first member of WarwiK to make an appearance. What he came up with before his bandmates joined in made it easy to see that he was very good. Bassist Kyle Carlos was the next to join in and he was impressive as well. This was very promising and nobody ended up disappointed. When singer and drummer Derek Reno completed the trio they lived up to the high standard that had been hinted at. Their presentation went from strength to strength. Kyle Carlos was comfortable with either the bass or the acoustic guitar. Ian Wills shifted effortlessly between lead and rhythm playing. Derek Reno was strong on the drums and marvelous when playing the electric guitar. The musical communication between the members was stellar. All of them were strong time keepers and ...

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THE CASUALS MAY FIRST FRIDAY A HIT

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THE CASUALS MAY FIRST FRIDAY A...

First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey, May 2019: The Casuals Become Everyones’ Riders On The Storm by Brian Hay Many of their roles weren’t set in stone. Bob Martin handled the majority of the vocals but the lead singing was also taken up by David Wright and Bill Hines. Hines also delivered some excellent playing on the harmonica and took the lead guitar part a few times. The variety in their three voice types created interesting harmonies and made them a solid fit for classic rock that included material from the Beatles’ early period, chart toppers from the late 1950’s and even Country influenced songs like ‘Harvest Moon’ by Neil Young. The intuitive partnership between bass player Will McCuaig and drummer Al Wallace insured their rhythm section provided a strong foundation for whatever genre they touched upon. That’s just the technical aspect of what they offered though. First and foremost, they were fun ...

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2019 Record Store Day Another Huge Success

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2019 Record Store Day Another...

Roland & I wish to thank all the customers who stopped in to shop on Record Store Day.  It was quite the event.   We had 100's of exclusive releases to offer plus free gifts for everyone and a snack table.   Also had several items for free draws. See list below. Have to give a huge heartfelt thank you to our friends and family who volunteered their valuable time. Without you there is no way we could have Record Store Day. In no particular order THANK YOU TO... Ross (Roland's right hand) and Laurissa Ellsworth (on cash checkout) John (door greeter & cookie pusher) & Hanna Hettinga (my right hand) Kevin McHarg (roving customer service & photographer) Our daughter Juanita (on cash checkout & giveaways) Our oldest grandson Dylan (ballot draw & giveaways counter) both of whom made the trip from London to help us out. Mike Blackmore for providing the live music Brian Hay (photographer & reporter) Lastly, thank ...

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RECORD STORE DAY 2019 INFO…

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RECORD STORE DAY 2019 INFO&...

 FRIDAY, APRIL 12th UPDATE... One more sleep!!!   A few reminders to everyone... We are open regular hours on RSD - open at 9:30 am until 5:30 pm.   We know everyone is excited to find the exclusives, but keep in mind this is a perfect day to make new friends that are as passionate as you are about music and movies, so remember your manners. In the spirit of fair play, there is a limit of ONE of each RSD title with a total of 8 RSD items per person. The numbered, limited editions of Kevin Hearn's : The Superhero Suite EP that are a fundraiser for MusiCounts are in.  Minimum donations is $15.  Wait until you see it - it is soooo cool you will definitely want to own one. Also, remember to watch your email in box after we close tonight for the Special Edition of our e-newsletter with the list of exclusives ...

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Rockin April First Friday with Brother Leeds

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Rockin April First Friday with...

London based, well technically Mount Bridges based, rock band Brother Leeds proved to be even better than anticipated. The 4 piece normally hard rock group brought it down a notch for the Cheeky Monkey audience doing an array of mostly original songs acoustically. They had hoped to have CD's to sell, but they are not quite ready yet, but will be soon. If you are a new fan after seeing them at Cheeky Monkey or missed them and want to check them out, we will be selling their CD's once released. Watch for details to come. CLICK HERE for photos taken during the April First Friday. Note the painting by Bill Walters in the background. His current exhibit is available for viewed & buying for a few more weeks. An entirely new work will displayed in time for the May 3rd First Friday. Photo ...

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Theatre Sarnia Encore Presentation of Award Winning “...

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Theatre Sarnia Encore...

Theatre Sarnia's production of Girls Like that has been selected as the best play in Western Ontario and will be competing in the Theatre Ontario Festival in Richmond Hill in May. As well as being selected to compete at the provincial competition  the company was also won a number of awards at the Western Ontario Drama League Festival held in Guelph over March break. The awards included: - Best Co-ordinated Production - Best Visual Production - Outstanding Technical Achievement - Outstanding Ensemble Work - Best Set Design - Best Sound Design - Henri Canino - Best Complex Choreography - Jacqueline Mckenzie - Best Projections - Ian Alexander - Outstanding Direction- Henri Canino - Best Production in Festival An Encore Performance of Girls Like That will be presented at The Imperial Theatre. The plan is to have a school matinee on Tuesday April 9th at 10:00am and a public performance Tuesday April 9th at 7:30pm Tickets to the award winning production are $10.00 and are available at the box office at 168 N Christina ...

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Making some NOISE POLLUTION during March First Friday

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Making some NOISE POLLUTION...

Noise Pollution at the Cheeky Monkey for March First Friday: Young Band Gives Crowd a Great Time by Brian Hay Musically this band is on solid footing. Ammon Chaikram provides the grounding needed from the bass but adds some jump as well. He’s also a decent drummer, a point that probably strengthens his skills as a timekeeper. Maxx Cabajar does more than just play a guitar. He strives to make the instrument do things that are out of the ordinary and often succeeds beautifully. Chloe Kendel is a superb young drummer, literally one of the best this writer’s seen in some time. Her technical skills are excellent and she’s an imaginative player but that’s only part of what she offers. Her work has a graceful fluidity that can’t be taught. Transitions from beat to fills and back again are so smooth and so natural it’s almost as if she’s a conduit for ...

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SPECIAL IN-STORE with ALTAMEDA & chance to win prize @...

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SPECIAL IN-STORE with ALTAMEDA...

Friday March 8th (exact time to be announced soon) SPECIAL IN-STORE performance by ALTAMEDA PLUS chance to win 2 tickets to full show Saturday, March 9th at The Refined Fool & copy of LP. Draw to be held at Cheeky Monkey day of in-store. For chance to win send an email to info@cheekymonkeysarnia.ca with Altameda as the subject or stop in to Cheeky Monkey and fill out a ballot. ABOUT ALTIMEDA... Edmonton based Altameda (æl-tah-MEE-da) have evolved into a band with a bold, and unrelenting sound. It’s the culmination of experience, both musical and rawly human, that makes Altameda the band they are. Hitting festival circuits and stages across Canada and the UK, they’ve toured extensively since releasing their much-celebrated debut album, Dirty Rain. Full and resounding, cutting and dynamic, Altameda’s sophomore record, Time Hasn’t Changed You, is full of all that makes life a beautiful mess. Brought along by warm bass lines, bluesy rhythms and ...

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Strum N Drum – A Gem of a Show on Feb. 1 First Friday

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Strum N Drum – A Gem of...

Strum n Drum at the Cheeky Monkey: Crowds Miss a Gem on a Cold First Friday by Brian Hay Walking into a nearly empty shop on a First Friday wasn’t the most promising thing but the music coming from the far end of the room carried a better message. With fewer bodies to absorb the volume the sounds of the instruments landed on the ear as either an invitation or a seductive caress — take your pick. Given that one of the instruments was an acoustic guitar being played with a touch that bordered on the sublime it could easily have been the latter. The intricate percussion work, rhythm guitar playing and singing that were coming across were tasty and what formed among the trio was something that became far more than the sum of its parts. The sublime work on the guitar was coming from the hands and soul of Cameron Milne. ...

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