We interrupt this blog for an important news flash....
Danno! VanChapter LOR member.....is a New Father, congrats Papa!!!!!
Hope you get some sleep once in a while.....~
I have a photo post for you today, these photos come compliments of Gene Greenwood and Sharylin Boshaw, they take us back to the last week of the League of Rock jam sessions at our new rehearsal space NAL sound, and roll over into the final League of Rock showcase at the Yale on December 16th!
Seeing as the beginning of session 3 is soon upon us (March 3rd right after the Olympics we'll be kicking off), I thought it would be a great idea to share a bit of what you have to look forward to when you join the League of Rock. So this is for all the new members who have already joined up and are just itching for March to roll around, and this is also to those of you who are sitting on the sidelines plucking quietly at your instrument all by yourself in your living room......if you are still trying to decide if it is time for you to join the LOR, ask yourself these questions.......
Do you miss making music with people? Would you like to try jamming with others even though you have never done so? Would it be nice to get out once a week and leave the day's problems behind you as you rock like a teenager again?
This is what the jam sessions look like:
Simon Kendall is another one of the outstanding coaches we are able to workshop with. Simon with his kind nature and years of experience really picks up on things that will help the bands become more co-hesive. Myself and all the members really look forward to these great people who come in each week to share their knowledge with us.
Andrew Huige by the way, was the winner of my first blog membership contest (with Miss604) way back in the summer! What a great singer he is too! Congrats Andrew glad you enjoyed it!
So everyone, if you signed up for the contest and didn't win, this is the guy who took your spot! ;)
But don't you worry there will be another shot at a membership right here on this blog this month.....don't go too far or you will miss it!
I was even called in to play bass with a band one week, when another member couldn't make the rehearsal,
I have to say that was a blast! What a way for me to end the jam sessions! It was great.
And then the showcase!
Terry Moshenberg flew in from Toronto and put the whole thing
together with Van Chapter head Rob Boshaw.
I was there of course, ready for my new hosting duties which included giving out prizes from
I love the costumes they brought in honour of the season. From session to session the groups seem to get more creative with their props and what they wear onstage.
These boys had the heaviest set list, and yet they were the sharpest dressed men!
Our girl Loralee and her League of Rock tank top which I hope she is wearing in Mexico right now.
Long and McQuade our sponsors gave away some beautiful gear to stand
out members at the end of the night. Items included
instruments, software and other goodies. Our very talented and deserving winner of a guitar this session was James Gaffney.
Terry and coaches Tal Bachman and Mick Dalla Vee with LOR drummer Nando Polesel backed-up Kenny McNally for the finale. Kenny is a very active member from LOR Toronto chapter who specially flew in to celebrate the Vancouver showcase with us and we were delighted to have him. I thought this was just awesome of course and lucky bunny that I am, I stayed right there onstage with all those talented boys and added my harmonies and smiles into the mix!
And to close the post here today, I leave you with Terry Moshenberg, the guy who is responsible for putting so many grins on so many faces. Rock on Terry, can't wait to see what 2010 brings for LOR Vancouver!
Sign up is happening NOW!
Go HERE to kick off with on March 3rd!
and stay tuned for a way you can WIN yourself a LOR membership, right here on this blog.....
...from little old me~
One last bit of thanks goes out to TREE brewing. Every week at rehearsals we have a bucket full of cold and tasty beer thanks to them! We love you TREE!