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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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Local musicians nominated for 2019 CMA Ontario awards

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As reported by Blackburn News... BY MELANIE IRWINAPRIL 4, 2019 7:15AM @MIrwinCHOKNews Three Sarnia musicians have been nominated for Country Music Association of Ontario awards. Singer-songwriter Eric Ethridge, who signed an international recording and publishing deal last November, has been nominated for Male Artist of the Year. Travis Wood received two nominations for Songwriters of the Year. He has been recognized for his contribution to the songs “Loud” performed by Tim Hicks and “Feels Like That” by The Reklaws. Award-winning singer-songwriter Donovan Woods is also nominated for his work on “Feels Like That” by The Reklaws. The awards will be handed out June 16 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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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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2019 Juno Winner from Sarnia – Donovan Woods

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2019 Juno Winner from Sarnia &...

In case you missed the 2019 Juno Awards, congratulations go to local talented musician Donovan Woods who won CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR for his album Both Ways. He performed his song touching song "Next Year" during the In Memoriam section of the Juno's.

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TOP SELLERS OF 2018 @ Cheeky Monkey

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TOP SELLING VINYL RECORDS OF 2018 @ CHEEKY MONKEY # 10 - TRAGICALLY HIP - Fully Completley # 9 - PINK FLOYD - The Wall # 8 - NIRVANA - Nevermind # 7 - THE BEATLES - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band # 6 - THE BEATLES - Abbey Road # 5 - DONOVAN WOODS - Both Ways # 4 - TRAGICALLY HIP - Up To Here # 3 - LED ZEPPELIN - 2 # 2 - PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon # 1 - GREAT VAN FLEET - Anthem of The Peace Army TOP SELLING CD'S OF 2018 @ CHEEKY MONKEY # 10 - ALICE IN CHAINS - Rainer Fog #   9 - QUEEN - Absolute Greatest Hits #   8 - MICHAEL BUBLE - Love #   7 - ERIC CLAPTON - Happy Christmas #   6 - QUEEN - Bohemian Rhapsody (movie soundtrack) - DVD & BluRay due Feb. 12 - pre-order yours at Cheeky Monkey NOW #   5-  GRETA VAN FLEET - From The ...

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VINYL RECORD FANS – IMPORTANT INFO

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VINYL RECORD FANS –...

With the popularity of vinyl records on the increase, it's important to educate new converts to the format of the proper care and handling of their records. Records require a lot of special handling to insure that they last and stay in good condition. The following is a place to start. Hopefully as a record collector you want to keep your records in the best possible condition as possible. In order to do so, there are a few essential things to keep in mind. Cleaning the Vinyl It is very important to keep the vinyl record itself clean. Due to the vinyl record's tendency to easily build up static electrical charges, it becomes a virtual magnet for dust. It is recommended that you buy a brush for your records and use it on them every time before you play them and before you put them back in their covers to ensure they're not being ...

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CHANCE TO WIN WHITEHORSE PRIZE PACK + CHEEKY MONKEY GIFT...

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CHANCE TO WIN WHITEHORSE PRIZE...

NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN a Whitehorse Prize Pack and a Cheeky Monkey $50.00 gift certificate. Simple stop into Cheeky Monkey and find one of the 5 Whitehorse Christmas ornaments hanging in various spots throughout the store. On the ornament you will find the website info to enter to win. (or CLICK HERE) Hurry and enter before the deadline of December 21st.

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KYP HARNESS on CD & book

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KYP HARNESS on CD & book

Wigford Rememberies, published in the spring of 2016, won the 2017 ReLit Award for Best Novel. Kyp Harness is back with a sophomore effort—The Abandoned. Among the strip malls, industrial parks and overpasses of Southwestern Ontario, the protagonist of The Abandoned is a young misfit with an overactive imagination and a heavy-drinking father, surrounded by bullies at school and wondering if he’ll ever be normal. He experiences first love with another high school student, Sherrie, and at the same time he meets his first friend, Russ. In pursuing Sherrie, Tim is drawn into a cult-like religious retreat, and his friendship with Russ takes a strange turn as the three teenagers confront their vanishing childhood New CD from Sarnia native, Kyp Harness - Review from Great Dark Wonder blog... With this, his 14th full-length album, Kyp Harness shares a collection of nine timely observations of our fraying society, rendered with all the wit, wisdom and ...

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December 2018 519 Magazine NOW IN @ Cheeky Monkey

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December 2018 519 Magazine NOW...

The December edition of 519 Magazine is hitting the streets this week. Check out the exclusive cover interview with Michael Bolton, who's bringing his orchestra tour to Caesars Windsor later this month. Also in the issue: The Tenors, Downchild, Steel Panther, Robbie G, British Beat 66, CPR of RYOT, The Next Generation Leahy, Nightingale Chorus Sarnia, Canada South Blues Society Windsor, Riverfront Theatre Company's A Christmas Peter Pan and Post Productions Another F***ing Christmas Play: A F***ing Musical. We also introduce Southwestern Ontario's only printed monthly event listings.

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About Donovan Woods…

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About Donovan Woods…

Many of you know who Donavan Woods is from his years growing up in Sarnia and that he has recorded several CD's over the years including the most recent called "Both Ways".   What you may not know is how many other musicians have recorded his songs.   Below is a list of what albums you can find songs by Donovan.  We are sure, over the years, this list will continue to grow. Thanks to Doug Woods for the list. Donovan's CD's available at Cheeky Monkey. Catch Donovan live at the Imperial Theatre Saturday, March 2, 2019.  CLICK HERE for info. Other info about Donovan... The song "Brand New Gun" was featured in the movie Numb starring Matthew Perry. His song "Wait and See" was featured on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and his song "My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring" was used in commercials for the Grey Cup. "Grey Cup Ring" was inspired by Woods' father, ...

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