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Cheeky Charlie visits The Mule

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Cheeky Charlie visits The Mule

Thursday August 11, Cheeky CharlieCheeky Charlie rockin at The Mule with Nazareth rocked out with the legendary band Nazareth. Not only did they play some of the songs from their new CD "Big Dogz" but they also played many of their hits. Dan McCafferty still sounds as great now as he did during the bands heyday when they could have be considered one of the top rock bands on the planet. They started strong and got stronger as the night when on ending with a three song encore that included "Razamanaz", "Love Hurts" and "This Flight Tonight". Cheeky Charlie has never seen real bagpipes before and was thrilled to see McCafferty play them during "Hair Of The Dog".

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PEACEMAN by MIKE BLACKMORE

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PEACEMAN by MIKE BLACKMORE

Local artist, Mike Blackmore, spent the 2 days of ArtWalk 2011 taking photographs of passer-bys posed with his wooden statue PeaceMan knowing he would be doing an exhibit inside Cheeky Monkey during the months of August and September. With this in mind, he began work on the photographs - enhancing here and tweeking there, creating interesing small changes in the photos. These photos now hang on the walls of Cheeky Monkey for all to see and purchase for only $1.00. Also on display, are 4 large manipulated photographs by MIke. Two are from the Annual Mud People event in Brights Grove and the other 2 are from Mike's travels in Mexico. Each is distinctly framed by Mike himself and all are also for sale.

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Adventures of CHEEKY CHARLIE

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Adventures of CHEEKY CHARLIE

Among the many monkeys residing at Cheeky Monkey is CHEEKY CHARLIE. He is by far the cheekiest of them all. Follow this blog to see what he is up to and who he meets in his adventures. with John Primer Recently Cheeky Charlie spent a day at the Kitchener Blues Festival. While there, he heard and saw Chicago 'real deal' bluesman John Primer, follwed by Saginaw Michigan three Kings (B.B., Freddie and Albert) influenced Larry McCray and finally the whole reason for being there, Bettye LaVette. Being a huge fan of Ms. LaVette's it was a real treat to be front and centre for her dynamic performance. Her eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock and roll, funk, gospel, and country music. Bettye recorded her first album at the tender age of 16 and is proud to say she is now ...

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BRADLEYBOY MACARTHUR ROCKED THE RAFTERS AT CHEEKY MONKEY

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BRADLEYBOY MACARTHUR ROCKED...

On Saturday July 23rd, Cheeky Monkey had the honour of hosting a Bradleyboy Macarthur in-store event. Whether it was the heat or the threat of Armageddon, the turnout was light but Bradleyboy rewarded those in attendance with a blistering tour of his original approach to music. Al Fraser had this to say: Made it to  BRADLEYBOY MacARTHUR’s show at Cheeky Monkey July 23rdand was thoroughly glad I did to see this one-man dynamo play garage rock trashy blues. His stripped down revved up songs of life dragged everyone along his gravel road, with suitcase stomp and hi-hat tambourine slap he kept his Jesus bobblehead shimmying, a fuzzed out vintage electric Harmony or crafted three string cigar box banjo rhythms jumped and slid up and down their necks all while his throat styling’s of  harmonica or vocals echoed from a large chrome 50’s microphone sounding of a cross between John Lee Hooker and Jon ...

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THE TREWS VISIT & BAYFEST ARTIST SHOWCASE

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THE TREWS VISIT & BAYFEST...

It was a music packed weekend at Cheeky Monkey during the first weekend of Bayfest 2011. On Friday a couple of members from THE TREWS stopped buy to do a little shopping. The guys were happy to pose with their new musical treasures on their way out. They also signed a some Trews CD's we had in stock for a few lucky customers. The Bayfest people tried something new this year to bring some visitors to the downtown area and we hope they plan on doing it again next year. Christina Street was closed between George and Cromwell so that artisans could set up booths on the street. There was also a stage with live music next to the future Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Not to be outdone, Cheeky Monkey had it's own entertainment on the sidewalk in front of our doors. Chin Wag, Portrait of You and Soul Patch all rocked the ...

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EMM GRYNER SCHEDULED FOR SARNIA LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

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EMM GRYNER SCHEDULED FOR...

Friday Semptember 23, 2011 will be the hometown CD release concert for Emm Gryner's latest album.  Cheeky Monkey is once again proud to present the event, most recently having worked with Emm on last month's in-store performance with Dayna Manning and last year's CD launch show for her duet's album Gem and I. The concert will take place at the Sarnia Library Auditorium and tickets will be $23.00. Lotus Theory is set to open the show. Tickets will go on sale in July - watch for more details on this web-site.

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Recap of Emm Gryner and Dayna Manning’s Special...

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Recap of Emm Gryner and Dayna...

Friday May 27 was an extremely special night here at Cheeky Monkey. Our Red Carpet Stage was graced by not one amazing singer/songwriter, but TWO. Three if you count the guest singer!! First up was Dayna Manning who is originally from Stratford, but she now lives in B.C. Dayna has recorded three albums of beautifully crafted songs the most recent being “Folkyo” which you can purchase here at Cheeky Monkey. Her talent as a guitar player is matched by her singing voice creating heartfelt warm songs to be enjoyed over and over again. Her expertise at the finger picking style of playing guitar is as difficult as it sounds, however she does it with ease. It was a true pleasure to have the chance to meet her and hear her play. We hope she will stop in again and perform next time she ...

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Video: Flash Mob Erupts in Front of Cheeky Monkey

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Video: Flash Mob Erupts in...

Check out THE OFFICIAL Imprint Flash Mob video – this event took place on our corner during the May First Friday – thanks to all involved  

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