UPCOMING GIGS

  • Sept.30,2017 All That Jazz & More, at the Minden Legion
  • Aug. 5, 2017 Private Party, Carnarvon, ON
  • Aug. 4, 2017 Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • Aug. 2, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby ON
  • May 17, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • April 29, 2017 Minden Cultural Centre, Minden, ON
  • March 24,2017 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Feb.26,2017 San Pancho Music Fest. Mexico
  • Nov.5, 2016 Radio Hall, CanoeFM, Haliburton, ON
  • Nov. 2, 2016 le Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Sept. 4, 2016 The Red Umbrella Inn, Minden, ON
  • July 26, 2016, Head Lake Park, Haliburton, ON
  • Jan. 29, 2016, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill, Toronto
  • Oct.23, 2015 Gate 403
  • Sept. 9 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • August 22, Gate 403, Toronto
  • August 14, Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • July 29 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • June 13, Gate 403,Toronto

Friday, December 19, 2014

BIG BIRTHDAY BASH PREP

IT'S COMING!!!   NEXT JULY, 2015!!!

And we have begun recording.  Actually, we began during the summer, and did a little more last month, but last night I actually shot a little clip of the rehearsal for more studio work at the end of this month; finally got the clip uploaded at a better computer.
So just for fun...here's a photo from the Nov. work, and then last night's jollity. (p.s. don't know why the little slideshows on the opening page have suddenly become gigantic, but you sure can see them now).  Les photos:


Julian Yarrow, pianoman, Ron Johnston, bass, John Deehan, sax, Paul Greco, drums, et moi

video
 



Thursday, December 11, 2014

N'AWLINS AND FLORIDA, NOV.2014

Lucky me, having a chance to travel a bit, thanks to a friend who wanted the company. And unlucky me now, back in the cold...
As I sit here in my longjohns and my skipants - indoors! - I fondly remember the warm sun
(actually only one day of it, during a most nasty and mean-to-me cold front, which lasted the whole of my short stay).
And I have a couple of photos to prove that the sun did exist for a while:

oh, the memories.  snow today in toronto!

it's a long, long way away now

but if i really use my imagination, i can be there again.


and after Florida, I zipped over to have a couple of days in New Orleans, first time ever.  It was freezing there, but still good to see that great city, and to sample the barbecued shrimp. some pics:


Me with horsie in front of Jackson Square and the famous statue:
Me and the Mighty Mississippi

One of the jazz clubs on Bourbon Street

and then I had the ill-fated trip home.  Don't ever fly on US Airways, folks.  Plane delayed three hours in some god-forsaken place in the states. ( a stop on the route).  Back in Toronto after 1am.  Thank god for the all-night Bloor bus running straight from the airport.



Last week had a great evening in Minden, Ontario at the township's gala for community volunteers.  Played some music, talked to folks, but forgot my camera, so have to wait for the disposable processing.

And in the meantime, got some recording to do, in prep for CD #9, which will be released next July, 2015.  Big birthday bash for myself at the same time.  All donations gratefully received.

Monday, December 1, 2014

NICE BISTRO ENCORE

John Deehan joined us for a few numbers last Wed. Nov. 26 at the Bistro:
danny mcerlain, keys; john deehan, sax; me on vocals

NICE BISTRO NOV 26 '14

always a good time in the restaurant of transported France. Toujours un plaisir.
des photos from the Nice Bistro, Whitby:
danny mcerlain on keys

moi


and i give.  i'n on a stupid community computer which doesn't load the last photo.

i'll try a new post