Posted in: Concerts & Events, First Friday, News | No Comments | October 5, 2021
The October 4th First Friday was a flurry of activity at Cheeky Monkey.
Outside the store a volunteer from the Canadian Cancer Society was selling pink ribbons for their PINK RIBBON DAYS which raises money for breast cancer research. Not sure how they did with the sale, but judging by the number of people sport the ribbons on their clothes, I’d guess they did alright. There were 2 different volunteers I had the honour of meeting. I made a point of thanking them for their time and efforts. Without these tireless volunteers, funds would be much harder to come by. For anyone who has been touched in their lives by cancer of any kind, you know how important it is for us all to do our part towards finding a cure.
Also outside were 2 actors in 1913 costumes from the upcoming play ‘The Great Storm” to be performed at the Sarnia Library Theatre of October 254 & 25. This play deals with a piece of local history that is still consider the biggest freshwater disaster in Canadian history. The play follows the lives of 2 families and how the GREAT STORM changed their destiny. Tickets are on sale here at Cheeky Monkey. CLICK HERE for more information.
Inside Cheeky Monkey, the band BORDERLITE TRIO made a return appearance. The first time they played here was for Record Store Day this past April. They were such a popular hit with our customers that we booked them on the spot for the October First Friday. After playing last night. we are hoping they will come back for the 2014 Record Store Day on Saturday April 19
If you are not familiar with the name Borderlite Trio, you may recognize Borderline. John Tiernay, Pete Meharg and Ed Roane are the scaled down version of Borderline. Which is not to say the talent is scaled down because that would be incorrect. This trio of guitars and singers are all very talented and versatile. Their set sheet included such recognizablehits as Uncle Karcker’s ‘Follow Me’, Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’, Phillips Phillips’ ‘Home’ and Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’. What impresses me each time I hear them is their amazing harmonies and how full the songs all sound without a drummer to accompany them.
I can not being to count how many customers commented on how much they enjoyed their music. The really impressive part of these compliments, where how varied in age the audience was. Just goes to prove, good music played well is cross generational.
CLICK HERE for more photos. Special thanks to Sean Donnelly for black & white picture.
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