The CDs finally arrived and we held our CD Release Party with our friends… you. Lots of people stopped by to party and pick up CDs, a T-shirt, or Hat. Visit us at Booth Street by the Claridge Homes sales office and the Bear 106.9 trucks.
10% of everything that night will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
Here are a few pics…
When we finished playing “ONE” everyone released their balloons with us and shared in a magic moment.
and lots more photos on our Facebook page click here…
Here is the video for the song “ONE”… (please SHARE generously):
Photos: Craig Senior
Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest started July 5 and we will be/were/are there! Catch us busking outside almost every night.
On July 5 at 7:45 p.m., on the Claridge Stage, we accepted a donation of $10,000 from Claridge Homes on behalf of the Kanpe Foundation!
Left to right: Shawn Malhotra (Claridge Homes), Louise Malhotra, Quinn Dubé, Jan Dubé, Liam Dubé, Solange Blanchard (Kanpe Foundation) Photo: Craig Senior
Backstage with the Flaming Lips
We had only a couple of minutes to chat with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips before we accepted the donation from Shawn Malhotra of Claridge Homes and the Flaming Lips started their show. We all love Pink Floyd!!!
Some of the performers for the Flaming Lips. We promised we would post their pics on our web site. Promise kept!
See more pics HERE.
July 9 is our CD Release Party right there on the street, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.. Remember that $1 from every CD goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
Canada Day was awesome!!!
Video of our newest fan Aleysha introducing us:
A fan shot this video of us covering “Tom Sawyer” by Rush
We started selling band merch / swag / cool stuff / garb…
On Saturday night, we ventured into Minto Park to try out our new busk equipment. We decided to dedicate the event to Eric Leighton, who died in an explosion in his shop class at his school. We know what it’s like to lose someone, so we send our feelings to Eric’s family and friends.
Here are a couple of pics from the gig:
Thanks to people’s generosity, we raised $331 for Haiti, which becomes $662 after Arcade Fire doubles it!
In Part I, we showed you the making of our Guitockey Stick. Now, as Hockey Day in Navan approaches, we’re getting together our mobile ice busking rig (MIBR).
In the video below, we show our latest, rudimentary test, mostly rude…. and after this was filmed, we already made some big changes that are REALLY cool. We’re working on a song with the Guitockey stick too. We didn’t do our test with it because the cold kept taking the strings out of tune. We’re working on that too. We look forward to seeing you all in Navan this weekend. Come out and support the Navan Hockeyville bid on Feb 27! Catch us at the game, with our new MIBR…
Once we perfect it… we will make it a Mobile MEGA Busking Rig (MMIBR)! But that’s later…
The Help Santa Toy Parade was a great success! We joined the parade, busking on a flatbed float sponsored by Lumvex Electric (thanks Bernie!). Our theme was “Peace on Earth.” The float featured a light up Peace symbol over a glowing Earth, suspended in space with neon stars and religious icons from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. People all along the route tapped their toes and clapped their hands. We heard some people yelling, “Hey! That’s The Dube Brothers!” That was cool!
We jammed to our rocking version of “Jingle Bells,” which is featured alongside tracks from the Barenaked Ladies, Colin James, Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar), and The Odds on the holiday album “Holiday Train Tracks.” It is now available on-line to sample or buy at iTunes
. That money goes to www.foodbankscanada.ca
. Check it out and help to make a difference in yet another way!
It was a good nite for the 67s and for us as we played to a Bluesfest-sized busking crowd at Lansdowne Park Friday night. The 67s beat the Belleville Bulls 5 – 2.
We didn’t collect any money Friday because we wanted to focus on a new sound setup that will allow Quinn to hammer on acoustic drums instead of the more portable electronic drums – it made a huge difference to the sound! We also tried out some new “vintage” microphones and amplifiers… all to say it was a success for all who attended.