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ARCHIVE - July-September/07
18/07 - Video from the CD Release Party -
Thanks to everyone who helped John Allaire and the Campistas officially
release the new CD, Ghosts of the Royal Motel. It
was a great night at Zaphod Beeblebrox and we've got a couple of
videos to help you re-live the moments! Go to the "visuals"
page to check them out!
13/07 - All systems go, media picks up on tonight's CD release. -
Tonight's the night and John and the Campistas are revved up and
ready to go for the official club release of Ghosts of the
Royal Motel. Get there early (8 p.m.) to catch Steve Canadian
and the Psoriatics, then North Easton.This
was in the Ottawa Citizen today (by Fateema Sayani). Go to the press
section to see all the coverage.
- Europe picks up on "Ghosts" in a big way. -
Once again, Europe is leading the pack when it comes to sales and
reviews/chart placings. We reported how John knocked Bob Dylan
off the top of a chart in Brussels a few weeks back. Since then,
playlists have been circulating with songs from "Ghosts" in
heavy rotation, and reviews have been
surfacing from over the pond. And FINALLY, "Ghosts" broke
into the college charts here in Canada, placing 9th last week on
the CHRY-FM folk and roots chart in Toronto.
31/07 - CBC-TV shoot special featuring John TODAY! Public welcome. -
The CBC in Ottawa is doing a two part shoot on John and the Ottawa
music scene/business etc. for their "Living in Ottawa" show. The
first segment will be shot in the CBC studio and will be about
making a CD independently.
The second segment is where we need a few good peeps! At approx
2:30 today, we'll be staging a mock "open mic", hosted by
the amazing Amanda Rheaume, at Quinn's Ale House on Bank St. near
Sunnyside (nestled right between the Mayfair Theatre and the Barley
Mow). We need some "audience" members for an hour or two. Thanks
13/07 - Tickets for Ottawa CD Release Party on sale here. -
Ticket for John Allaire and the Campistas' CD Releases Party are
on sale at the e-store
right here. They are also available through
TicketWeb (a Ticketmaster company). Tickets are $8 in advance, and
will be $10 at the door, if available. So pick 'em up early!
Also, while you're here, check out the latest live video from some
of the summer '07 concerts on the visuals page.
- DYLAN-SLAYER! "Ghosts" bumps Bob Dylan off the top of the charts
in Belgium. Like the album before it (Thank You Waitress!-
2005) John's latest, Ghosts
of the Royal Motel, continues to be very popular in Europe.
In fact, just this week, Ghosts bumped Bob Dylan's Modern
Times off the top slot at Radio ZRB in Brussels, Belgium. The chart
activity sparked a flurry of sales in Europe, to the point that
sales overseas are once again outstripping Canadian sales. The
chart is below.
ZRB - Brussels, Belgium, July 23rd, 2007
27/07 - Ottawa CD RELEASE PARTY announced. John Allaire
and the Campistas will play their official CD Release party
for Ghosts of the Royal Motel at Zaphod
Beeblebrox, 27 York St., on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007.
There will be plenty of special guests and the doors open at
8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now here for
$8.00 advance (the door price will be $10.00).
14/07 - Today's Ottawa Citizen (Patrick Langston):
11/07 - Ottawa Sun (Denis Armstrong) Ottawa Bluesfest Review -
Earlier in the night, Ottawa's John Allaire played host to
a bunch of guest vocalists with a set of laid-back rock and
blues on the Black Sheep stage.
by his band The Campistas with Jeff Tanguay, the former Town
Cryer proved to be a workhorse, cranking out a highly entertaining
and personal hour of music with a little help from his friends,
including a duet of "Angels" with Amanda Rheaume, another
with his 13-year-old daughter Hilary on "Blue Skies " and a
rocking encore cover of Elvis Costello's "What's So Funny About
Peace, Love and Understanding?"
you missed John Allaire last night, he's doing a set at the Rainbow
Bistro tonight. Link.
John Allaire and Amanda Rheaume sing on the Blacksheep Stage during the 2007
Bluesfest at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 10. (Ottawa Sun Photo
By Sean Kilpatrick)
7/07 - 48 hours of CD launching REMINDER! The
new CD, "Ghosts of the Royal Motel" has arrived and we're
shipping! Go to the e-store to pick up
your copy. And
not a moment too soon either, because John
and the Campistas are playing this Tuesday, July 10th
at the Ottawa Bluesfest on the Blacksheep stage. We're
on at 6:15
sharp, so get down there early and set up camp there for
the night, because the incredible Todd Snider, and the unbelievable
Alejandro Escovedo are playing right after us, as well as other
amazing acts at the festival that night, suceh as George Clinton,
Los Lobos and Randy Newman. Wow, what a night!
we're going to keep things going the next night (July 11th) at
the Rainbow Bistro, opening up for Elmer Ferrer
(Cuba) and Chris Duarte (Atlanta) and the "guitar hero jam".
Another, not-to-be-missed event!
5/07 - Ghosts of the Royal Motel now shipping! Shhhh...
don't tell a soul (actually, tell everyone!), but an advance shipment
of "Ghosts" has been received and made available to those
who faithfully visit the website. Go to the e-store now
and pick up a copy before the price jumps by a couple of bucks
next week. And get a free T-shirt too!
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