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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 - Oct-Dec. 2005

Dec. 21/05
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!
John and all at Spin Communications/Flat and Black Records would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! John will be busy in 2006 touring in promotion of "Thank You Waitress!" and we hope to see you at a show in your neighbourhood in the new year!

2005 highlights - Jan-Mar Recording for "Thank You Waitress" continued at Spin Studios and Hangar 13; April, "Thank You Waitress" 4-song promo E.P. released featuring two early mixes and 2 live solo tracks; Recording shifts to Fat Dog Productions, Chad Nesrallah chosen as the CD's co-producer; July, JA and the Campistas hit the stage as a full band for the first time in ages at the Canada Day Festival in Ottawa; Aug; "Thank You Waitress!" is officially released. John appears solo at a Team Diabetes Fundraiser organized by friend Tammy Raybould; Sep; JA does a solo tour of Northern Ontario; sales of "Thank You Waitress" skyrocket in Europe/UK due to Internet and satellite radio play; John turns 40! (more of a "low-light" than a highlight...); Oct. John "folks out" solo at Zaphods in Ottawa, playing on the same bill as punk and jam bands; Nov, "Waitress" songs are appearing worldwide on playlists.

Quick note that John will be playing solo at the NOW Lounge in Toronto on February 20, 2006 as part of their"Groovy Mondays" series. Look for more shows in Southern Ontario in February and March.

Nov. 26/05
"Thank You Waitress!" featured as Americana Song of the Day on Garageband.com
The title track for John Allaire's new album "Thank You Waitress!" was chosen"Americana" song of the day on Garageband.com. It appeared as such on the indie band web site for a 24-hr. period on November 25th.

Garageband.com is a musicians' community website where you post songs and in return get feedback from other musicians in your genre on what they like/dislike about your tune. It's also a contest, based on rated reviews.

Nov. 14/05
New web site - less is more!
The FBR/Spin Communications web team has been busy putting this new site together. While the last one was cool, with Flash menus and boxes popping up everywhere, etc., it was becoming less and less functional. There were some instances where three and four windows were open at once, and frankly, it was becoming a nightmare to edit. We have chosen a simple, straight html design, letting content rule the roost. Visit and comment on John's Blog in the Interact section, check out some vintage pix from John's previous projects on the history page, and visit often, as the front page picture will change on a regular basis.

Nov. 8/05
Allaire featured on Roots Rock Radio (Show 35) out of Sykesville, Maryland, USA
John Allaire and the Campistas are being featured worldwide on webcasts and podcasts - from The Netherlands to Belgium, Germany, UK, Australia and now the latest is Roots Rock Radio from Maryland, USA. Click here to listen to the hour-long show. It's also available trough the iTunes 6 Podcast Directory. Click here to go through Apple iTunes.

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