UPCOMING TOUR, NEW BAND, AND OTHER NEWS!!!
I was looking at my site ad realized that I haven’t written any blog entries for quite awhile and it looks like that means I’m breaking one of the first rules of social marketing: always update your blog entries! I guess my friend Geoff, a media savvy kinda guy, would be pretty disappointed in me.
So here goes my first entry in a long time.
I have a few things to announce: I am part of a great little instrumental surf trio, going by the name The Reverb Raiders, with a couple great musicians from Montreal; Hugo Joyal(Jaguar guitar) and Olivier Pomerleau(upright and electric bass).
We have done some great shows up to this point and we have some really cool shows coming up in the next few weeks that are definitely worth checking out.
Here the poster for the upcoming show on November 17th at The Bull Pub in Montreal:
You can read and see more about us by going to our various sites:
I have also begun playing with a great Toronto band called Dany Laj and The Looks. You may have heard of them. Its a solid little power pop trio that is making great waves throughout Canada. I started by playing a few fill ins at Barfly on St. Laurent, and now they need a sub to head out on an eastern tour with them from November 19-25. They asked me, and I gladly accepted.
Check out my tour dates to see where and when we are playing, and click here: danylaj.com to see all upcoming shows and details that they have going on!
Some other recent news as well:
I filmed a great little video with The Jimmyriggers for our song ‘Sleepwalking’ off the latest album ‘I Stand In The Weeds’. It was a great shoot and we filmed it at our favourite watering hole Grumpys bar. I will be sure to mention when it debuts.
Other than a whole lot of great shows throughout the summer and fall; I dont have a whole lot more to report. Thanks for following along with my whole free-thinking-writing, and please feel free to leave as many comments as you want. Otherwise I feel like I’m writing this thing to no-one. Heh heh.
Where to begin….
So I am off the road with The Jimmyriggers. We just finished up a 10 date, 12 day tour of southern Ontario. We had a pretty great time with tonnes of friends made, and old ones re-visited.
The venues went from amazing and inspiring ( The L Lounge in Kitchener, The Dakota Tavern in Toronto, Elmdale House in Ottawa, The MoHo in Peterborough) to strange and bizarre ( Double B Ranch in Woodstock, ON ). Even through the ‘new’ country vibe and some of the strangest clientele, we were able to keep our composure and deliver a great show. We even had fun considering the white supremacist lady we met at the super 8 motel(who found it strange that we didn’t agree with her skewed view of black people).
Of all the touring I have done: this was one of the best.
For now, I am home for a week and prepping for a week on the road with CerAmony. This time up we are heading north to perform as part of a walk to protest the proposed uranium mining in Mistissini, QC. This is something I have been looking forward to doing for awhile now. I always get excited to hit the road with these boys and perform the music of CerAmony. The support the band always receives is overwhelming and a real treat.
I will have more local shows as well and I have just up-dated my tour schedule. For all my dates, including venues, addresses, and phone numbers just click on the link at the top of my home page.
Below is the latest press for my alt-country band The Jimmyriggers.
Montreal Live blog, posted February 12, 2012. Q & A with The Jimmyriggers
The Montreal Gazette February 6, 2012 by Bernard Perusse. The Jimmyriggers: Versatile roots rock
As well: We were featured today at radio station CJLO here in Montreal for an in studio performance of 3 songs, as well as an interview. It got a little silly, was very relaxed, and we had a blast. Once the podcast is available I will post it here and on my ‘Press’ page.
Speaking of which; I have just posted the video of our impromptu performance of our brand new song ‘Those Who Cant Be Saved’ that we did for The Montreal Gazette on my ‘Press’ page. Go check it out. I’m pretty darned proud of it.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more info, and if you’re not already doing anything, check us out at O Patros Vys here in Montreal. Opener starts at 9:00, we go on at 10:00. It’s gonna be a great time.
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