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Dylan Menzie visits Cheeky Monkey

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Dylan Menzie visits Cheeky...

On Saturday, November 19, 2016 it was a true pleasure to welcome PEI singer/songwriter Dylan Menize to Cheeky Monkey.  Dylan along with his band mates, drove from their previous nights gig in Guelph to be here in time for an afternoon acoustic solo set by Dylan. Playing one of his favourite instruments, his treasured vintage 1920's 4 string tenor guitar, he entertained the audience with a mix of his original songs and interesting stories.  His songs are sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical, the way any good songwriters material should be.  They are well crafted songs, but what really stands out when Dylan performs is his emotionally charged delivery.  Going from a soft, intimate sound one moment to soaring and impassioned the next, impressed many of us.  His vocal projection certainly did not need any microphone amplification in our store.  Dylan  has the art of personal volume control mastered using his voice as an ...

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Trivia Q & A # 47 – 2016

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Q. What is the name of the 198o's Toronto based band who's debut album, "Love Junk", was produced by the amazing Todd Rundgren with the single "I'm An Adult Now" quickly becoming a smash hit on MTV and all across Canada? A. Pursuit of Happiness Led by Edmonton, Alberta singer and songwriter Moe Berg, The Pursuit of Happiness were launched in 1985 when Berg and drummer Dave Gilby moved to Toronto, Ontario. They soon met bassist Johnny Sinclair and formed the band, adding sisters Tamara and Natasha Amabile as backing vocalists. Their debut single, "I'm an Adult Now," quickly became a smash hit across Canada in 1986, sparked by a low-budget video which made it onto the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic. In 1988, they signed to Chrysalis Records. Their debut album, Love Junk, was produced by Todd Rundgren and released that year. "I'm an Adult Now" was re-recorded and released as a ...

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METALLICA – HARDWIRED… TO SELF-DESTRUCT SWAG

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METALLICA – HARDWIRED&...

Thanks to our good friends at Warner Music Canada/Blackened we will have awesome goodies to give to  METALLICA fans when they come in to pick up their new release - HARDWIRDED... TO SELF-DESTRUCTION being released Friday, November 18,2016. They are first come first serve limited swag, so get here fast. METALLICA - HARDWIRED... TO SELF-DESTRUCT is available on Deluxe CD, regular vinyl LP & Deluxe LP that includes 3 - 180 gm LP's + bonus CD + Litho set + 8 button pack.     Giveaway items include: ~Stickers ~Lanyards ~Posters ~Turntable mats Again - they are first come first serve and limited number available.

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The Show with David Burrows # 263

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Nov 15, 2016 What is on this weeks show. Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Imperial Theatre. Organization 'Give a book campaign' Sarnia City Hall updates - Political Wing, Recorded Meetings Sarnia Sting Visit our website at www.tvsn.ca (The Video Show Network)

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Trivia Q & A # 46 – 2016

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Q. This group, a Toronto-born band, hit the music scene in 1984, and remains a huge draw a quarter-century later. Formed by 2 high-school buddies, their single "Try" not only hit number one in Canada, but also hit number three on the difficult-to-crack US charts. Can you guess the name of this Canadian country-rock group? A. Blue Rodeo The band consists of original members Jim Cuddy (guitar/vocals), Greg Keelor (guitar/vocals), and Bazil Donovan (bass), plus newer additions of Glenn Milchem (drums), keyboardist Michael Boguski, and guitarist Colin Cripps. Drummers Cleave Anderson and Mark French, keyboardists Bob Wiseman, James Gray and Bob Packwood, and multi-instrumentalists Kim Deschamps and Bob Egan are former band members. Cuddy and Keelor met in high school and became great friends. After university, when all their other friends were starting to get jobs, they decided to form a band and started to play music more often. They put together a ...

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The Show with David Burrows # 262 – 5th Anniversary

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Published on Nov 8, 2016 Opening Segment: Candlelight Vigil attracts about 100 people including some Sarnia City Councillors. The Entertainment Scene: Sarnia Justice Film Festival returns to the Sarnia Public Library this Saturday. Thea DeGroot talks about 'Minimalism'. The documentary offers ways to 'live with less' and why some small changes will make a big difference. In The Community: Tis' the season for the 'Gift Of Christmas'. Aaron Zimmer of Blackburn Radio shares the need for unwrapped gifts. The local station has been holding the event now for 47 years. Zimmer, also explains why the need for unwrapped gifts may be larger than most of us realize. www.chok.com Closing Segment: Sarnia Sting return to the Progressive Auto Sales Arena this Saturday. New web series. 'Behind The Net' with David Burrows & Jay Peckham The Show celebrates 5 years. David closes with a special message. Watch more videos at www.tvsn.ca SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more exclusive videos and updates.

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2016 Bruce Cockburn & Rolling Stones News

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2016 Bruce Cockburn &...

November 10, 2016... For the first time since 2010’s Small Source of Comfort, Bruce Cockburn is back in the studio recording album number 33 with an expected release in 2017. The sessions are being produced by Colin Linden. Small Source of Comfort won the 2011 Juno for Best Roots Album as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards. The singer-songwriter turned 71 this year, and headlined the Vancouver Folk Festival earlier this summer. He now lives in San Francisco. The Rolling Stones have released a new music video for the track "Hate To See You Go," from their upcoming Dec. 2 album featuring a dozen blues covers, entitled Blue & Lonesome. It is one of two songs written by Chicago blues-harpist Little Walter featured on the band’s first studio album in over a decade.

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Wild First Friday with Wild Cards

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For the November 2016 First Friday, a somewhat 'new' group played at Cheeky Monkey.  Wild Cards consists of 3/4 of Erika & Sara And The Guys.  Over the years, they had played here a multitude of times including for Record Store Days.  We have and do think very highly of their musicianship.  With a new singer, their sound has morphed into something different again. Sara Campbell on guitar, Scott Vegh on bass guitar and Gerry Hawley on drums have a  gutsier, upbeat sound with the addition of  Renee Card as the front vocalist.  Renee brings a seasoned, strong and somewhat sultry sound to the overall feel presented. Their play list varied from the likes of 'Long Train Running' by the Doobie Brothers to current hits like 'Stay With Me' by Sam Smith.  The first come off like a slow, sizzling groove with the second was litterly dripping with emotion.  All four look to ...

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Trivia Q & A # 45 – 2016

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Q. These East Coast boys have catapulted Celtic folk songs into the mainstream, by fusing rock into the traditional versions. Their most well-known album 'Up' quickly went platinum, name the band? A. Great Big Sea was a Canadian folk rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs including sea shanties, which draw from the island's 500-year-old Irish, Scottish, and Cornish heritage. While it has been confirmed that the band has officially been retired, former members Alan Doyle and Séan McCann have continued performing in their own solo careers typically including music from Great Big Sea in their setlists.

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The Show with David Burrows #261

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Published on Nov 1, 2016 Opening Segment Rally supporting the Mayor becomes emotional. Sarnia Sting hockey updates and new 'Behind The Net' video series. The Entertainment Scene: November First Friday with local artist Bill Stewart. The local artist will be at ARTOPIA GALLERY & FRAMING for a special showing of his pieces. Stewart, explains how he began and where his inspirations help him to create his art. In The Community: Many have come forward to support Sarnia Lambton Celebration of Lights. Local author and resident Margaret Bird is sharing her book for a raffle to support the local Christmas tradition here in Sarnia. Bird speaks of her world travels and why the book is a rare capture to own. www.celebrationoflights.com Closing Segment: Lunch with MPP's Bob Bailey and Monte McNaughton The Show prepares to celebrate 5 years. More videos and community events at www.tvsn.ca

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