Due to unforeseen illness, the Buck Brothers Ensemble is not available to play during the March First Friday as previously announced. Instead we are pleased and very grateful to FOUR BARREL BLUES BAND for filling in. Also thanks to Wild Cards who offered to fill the bill. Watch for them in May.
During the March 2nd First Friday evening of live music at Cheeky Monkey, they are excited to host a band that has never played in their record store before. Four Barrel Blues Band. Having said they have never played here, several of the members have in other bands. That’s the thing with talented musicians, they love to play quite often in more than one genre of music and in more than one band at a time. This is very true for the members of Four Barrel Blues Band with their personal musical journeys touching all corners of the world.
Glen Perry has been playing bass guitar since the tender age of 8 years old where he sat in with his Dad’s country band in Hamilton. Living in various parts of North America including New Orleans, playing was the career path that has guided his life. Moving easily within genres, Glen has been in everything from punk, to heavy metal, to grunge, to brass, to blues bands proving how diverse and dedicated he is to the joy of playing. Now in this 50’s, Glen has found his way back to Ontario and continues to pursue his passion for music.
Chris Jenniskens was born in Sarnia and lived on a Petrolia family farm where music became a passion during his late teen years as it does for many young men. Although music was not his career, it has always been a big part of who he is. In 2013 he released as CD of original songs he penned called ‘Phantom Mind’. Over the years, he has made many impromptu appearances with various local bands most recently joining Glenn, Steve and Rick to form Four Barrel Blues Band.
Steve Bird grew up in London, England where he was exposed to lots of great music as a child. A mostly self-taught drummer, he had a variety of influences during his teen years ranging from Phil Gould (of Level 42), Steve Smith (of Journey), Stewart Copeland (of The Police), Pick Withers (of Dire Straits) and Jeff Porcaro (of Toto). Of course, like most knowledgeable drummers, he idolized Neil Peart of Rush.
Steve started his drumming career playing in country bands eventually finding his way into Sarnia local band El Camino which is still going strong performing cover songs throughout the area including several previous First Fridays at Cheeky Monkey. Being the percussionist for the newly formed Four Barrel Blues Band, Steve is finding the joy in playing in a genre he as always loved – the blues.
Ricky Seed took up playing guitar during his high school years in Sarnia, but didn’t take it to the next level until college. Playing in a local classic rock group during his college years he slowly gravitated towards the blues. Influenced by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, Slash and Joe Bonamassa his weapon of choice is a Gibson Les Paul. When he’s not out playing live music he can be found in a studio recording, or laying on a private beach with his six string.
Four Barrel Blues Band will be playing at Cheeky Monkey located at 130 Christina Street North during the March 2nd First Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Stop in to cure the winter blues with some toe tapping blues music.