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First Friday @ Cheeky Monkey with BIG HIGHWAY & STEWART WAYNE FANNING

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August 7, 2021 - August 7, 2021

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It’s hot outside and so is the live music at Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia’s downtown ‘records and more store’.  Every month during the First Friday Cultural Walkabout, a band plays from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. and a visual artist exhibit and show is hanging on the walls for all to enjoy.  For the August 7 First Friday, the local band “Big Highway” will be playing with the artwork of Stewart Wayne Fanning as their backdrop.

“Big Highway” was formed less than two years ago in the rec room of one of the member’s in Corunna. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds and previous bands, it soon became apparent that there was a great chemistry and enjoyment playing together. It was agreed that playing for local charity fundraisers and community events would be the bands main focus.

Featuring 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.

If you like the “Tragically Hip”, “Big Sugar”, “Matt Mays”, “Wide Mouth Mason” and “Counting Crows” then you are going to want to buckle up and take a hot summer night trip along with “Big Highway!”

Innovative young artist, Stewart Wayne Fanning’s artistic technique is to digitally manipulate his own intricate and colourful hand drawn works, combining traditional techniques with modern ones to create something totally unique.  Stewart has had his work exhibited in venues and galleries across Canada and the US.

His exhibit and show at Cheeky Monkey is called “The Anemones” which will consist of  8.5 x 11 and 13 x 19 inch prints on photographic paper  Your opportunity to view and purchase Stewart’s creations right here in Sarnia at Cheeky Monkey located at 130 Christina Street North will end on August 29



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