Official start of spring is just around the corner. Celebrate the end of the cold and the start of the new season by coming to the March 6th First Friday event at Cheeky Monkey to hear the local band Big Highway and view the art of W.A. Walters.
Big Highway, features James McNaule on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Andrew Germain on lead guitar, Dave Johnston on bass and Ric Brown on drums. The band is dedicated to playing covers of some of the most amazing Canadian rock bands on the airwaves. Tragically Hip, Big Sugar, Matt Mays, Wide Mouth Mason are just of few of the bands they include in their extensive playlist.
‘Big Highway was formed for fun and have proven that even as adults with ‘real lives’, the joy of performing, and doing it well, can keep on rolling. Coming from very different musical backgrounds and generations, it soon became apparent that there was a great chemistry when they jammed together. It was agreed that making themselves available for local charity fundraisers and community events would be the bands main focus and keep it fun.
When you stop into Cheeky Monkey, you are encouraged to take notice of the art work done by local artist W.A (Bill) Walters. His recent Plein Air paintings exhibit ‘Coastal’, takes you on a colourful journey to different waterfronts and country lanes. This current exhibit and sale will be available to view until mid April. Not only are Bill’s paintings wonderful to buy and display in your own home, but they make thoughtful and definitely unique gifts.
Combining the musical talent of Big Highway playing from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the tranquil beauty of W.A Walter’s paintings, the March 6th First Friday promises to be just what is needed to ease us all into spring. Stop in at Cheeky Monkey located at 130 Christina St. downtown Sarnia to enjoy them both.