Thursday April 12th, 9pm, Sound Academy Toronto…
It’s going to be a stellar night for a great cause! What a line-up! Toronto blues legends, Danny Marks and Jack DeKeyzer, the incomparable Pat Rush (Jeff Healey, Johnny Winter et al!), Toney Wild T Springer, our very own Lamont James & the Vitrolites (with special guests!), Downchild’s own Chuck Jackson, Juno award winners MonkeyJunk and more! …oh yeah, and RANDY BACHMAN!!!!! Mark your calendars people, you do NOT want to miss this!
Rog here… We are very proud and excited to announce LJ & the Vitrolites‘ participation in…
ROCK FOR JEFF HEALEY PARK:
CANADIAN MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND IN HONOUR OF LATE GUITAR HERO
After guitarist Jeff Healey died in 2008, fans, friends and fellow musicians spearheaded a drive to rename a park in his neighbourhood in his honour. Now a distinguished group of Canadian musicians — all friends of Healey — are taking part in a benefit concert to raise money to acquire special playground equipment to make Etobicoke’s Jeff Healey Park more accessible for children with disabilities.
WHO: A special concert featuring RANDY BACHMAN, PAUL JAMES, JACK DE KEYZER, DANNY MARKS, LAMONT JAMES, TONY ‘WILD T’ SPRINGER, DAVE MURPHY BAND
WHAT: A benefit concert to fund the acquisition of special playground equipment for disabled children at Jeff Healey Park
WHEN: Thursday April 12. Doors 8 p.m.; Show @ 9.00 p.m.
WHERE: The Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., Toronto.
TICKETS: $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at door. On sale this Wednesday MARCH 28, 10 a.m., at www.ticketmaster.ca
Of all the artists to come from the Toronto scene, Jeff Healey holds a special place. His internationally acclaimed talent and unique style of playing set him apart as a musician.
He was also living proof that, with enough talent and determination, anyone can accomplish anything. Blind from a little over a year old, he approached life by focusing on his abilities as a musician, never thinking of himself as a person disabled or handicapped by his lack of sight; by example and achievement, he became a role model for many disabled people.
In April 2011, the City of Toronto recognized Jeff’s contribution to Canadian music and his community by naming a park near his boyhood home in Toronto’s west end “Jeff Healey Park.” Now his musical friends are taking things to the next level — with a special benefit concert April 12 at The Sound Academy to raise funds for special playground equipment for the park.
Tickets on sale now! Hope to see you all there!
For all of you beautiful peeps who couldn’t make it last week to Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern… Lamont James & the Vitrolites, captured live on February 22nd, 2012, by the incredibly talented Derek Lang. Check out the gallery HERE!
Less than a week to go peeps!
Wednesday Feb. 22nd, 10:45pm. Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern! One spectacular set!
Cover is *only* $4, but, if you send an email to email@example.com, with ‘guest list‘ in the subject and your names in the email, you will get in for **FREE**! Hope to see you all there, it’s gonna be a killer show!
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That’s right kids!
Mark your calendars! Wednesday Feb. 22nd, 10:45pm, Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern! One spectacular set! Cover is only $4, but if you send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘guest list‘ in the subject line and your names in the email, you will get in for FREE!
Rog here… For those of you who didn’t get a chance to pick up the Saturday Star (or click through on the link below) here’s the cool write-up LJ got in John Sakamoto‘s ‘Anti-Hit List‘ column this weekend…
“4. LAMONT JAMES
“Sun Brings You Home”
Before you dive into this single by a Toronto member of the vanishing breed known as the proudly-pop artist, try this little exercise: Listen to the Kinks’ “Till the End of the Day,” then The Knack’s “My Sharona,” The Who’s “Can’t Explain” and, finally, “BBC” by Ming Tea, a.k.a. the band from Austin Powers (seriously). That’s one hell of a lineage. (From Poppies)”
(read the full article HERE.)
Wow!!! From tomorrow’s edition of John Sakamoto‘s ‘Anti-Hit List‘ column in the Toronto Star…
Slide down the list and feast your eyes on **number 4**!
That’s right babies, Lamont freakin’ James - Sun Brings You Home!