ARCHIVE - Jul-Sep 2004
31, 2004 - Amazon.ca
picks up "Crime and Punishment" Yet
another major Internet retailer has added Crime and Punishment
to their catalogue.
A search of "John Allaire" at Amazon.ca and a credit
card is all it takes!
17 , 2004 - JA
to open Charity Event in Bells Corners
Allaire and a stripped down version of the Campistas will be
opening a 4-band evening at the Cock 'n Bull Pub and Eatery (3791
Richmond Rd. Bells Corners) on Saturday, August 28, 2004. Word
has it that new arrangements of Allaire's songs are on the menu,
as they will be playing as a 3-piece that night.
of the show will go to support Ronald McDonald House. JA and
the Campistas will be taking the stage at
8 p.m. sharp, and will play for about 45 minutes. Also on the bill
are local rockers Circuit and two other acts, to be announced.
15/04 - Summer sizzler at Dekcuf -
Another show, another slightly different line-up for the Campistas
as keyboard/sax player Tony Dunn gave this show a miss for
other commitments. This time it was a classic rock and roll
line-up, with Glenn Torresan on lead guitar, Jeff Tanguay on
bass and Breeze Smith on drums.
was dancing, drinking and overall revellry as Allaire and his
nomadic bunch took the stage for a set that lasted about an hour.
evening started off with a cover of "Some Other Guy",
the only non-Allaire song on his latest record "Crime and
Punishment". A good selection of songs from that album,
along with some Town Cryers material and even a pumped up cover
of the Beatles "Help!" rattled the glasses at the bar.
Allaire even stepped aside and let long-time writing and playing
cohort Tanguay sing a punk-country version of "Mack Truck",
a crowd-pleasing Town Cryer favorite off their 1992 album, "Stanley's
beautiful slide guitar work by Torresan on "Blue Skies"
and "Like I Do" were definite highlights of the evening.
Allaire's write-up in the Ottawa
Citizen (Feb. 19/04) announcing the show.
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