"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 - Jul-Sep 2004

August 31, 2004 - picks up "Crime and Punishment" Yet another major Internet retailer has added Crime and Punishment to their catalogue.
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August 17 , 2004 - JA to open Charity Event in Bells Corners
John 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.

Proceeds 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.

Aug. 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.

There was dancing, drinking and overall revellry as Allaire and his nomadic bunch took the stage for a set that lasted about an hour.

The 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 Cup".

Some beautiful slide guitar work by Torresan on "Blue Skies" and "Like I Do" were definite highlights of the evening.

See Allaire's write-up in the Ottawa Citizen (Feb. 19/04) announcing the show.

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