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"Thank You Waitress!" now available on
Flat and Black Records 2005
Release Date: August 8, 2005
Format: 13-song CD
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NEWS ARCHIVE - Jan-Mar 2004

Feb. 20, 2004 - Feb. 19th Loud and Clear! - The February 19th show at Zaphod Beeblebrox in Ottawa was, by all accounts, one of the loudest and to-the-point shows seen at that venue in a while.

John Allaire and Criminal Intent bashed through the bulk of Allaire's latest release "Crime and Punishment" in record time, rarely stopping between songs to enjoy applause or swig a beer. The Ramones-like speed of the set was only counter-balanced a few times with a change of guitars and the odd quip by the sarcastic Allaire.

A few of Allaire's Town Cryers' songs were thrown in for good measure and then poof... they were gone! Like traveling troubadours late for their train.

Opening band The Bush Pilots played a great set of country-inspired roots rock and The Dunn Project followed with a somewhat experimental set of polymelodic originals.

Feb. 20/04 - Allaire signs on with Indiepool
John Allaire's CD Crime and Punishment is now available North America wide through the services of Indiepool and SoundScan.

While distribution of the CD will be limited to a couple dozen key locations across Canada, C&P is now part of the North American music tracking system and database. This means that consumers can request the CD from any store in North American and it can be ordered and shipped directly to the store.

The CD can also be purchased online through the Indiepool web site.

Jan. 21/04 - Just confirmed!!! John Allaire and his back-up band "Criminal Intent" will be playing Zaphod Beeblebrox in Ottawa's Byward Market Thursday, February 19, 2004. Rumour has it that there will be two opening acts, both are to be announced.

Criminal Intent includes:
Keyboards, sax: Tony Dunn
Lead guitar: Glenn Torresan
Bass: Matt Girard
Drums: Kevin "Breeze" Smith

Sep. 20/2003
John Allaire's 5th release but his first solo release entitled Crime and Punishment is now in stores and available on the Internet. The album features 12 songs, 11 of which are originals never before recorded.

See the Ottawa Sun Review
(Sep. 21, 2003)

The CD is now available at Compact Music (785A Bank Street, Ottawa), Birdman Sound (593 Bank Street, Ottawa), all locations of CD Warehouse in the Ottawa region, as well as directly through the Flat and Black Records Web Site.

 

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