ARCHIVE - Oct-Dec. 2005
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
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...);
"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.
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
"Thank You Waitress!" featured as Americana Song of the Day on
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.
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.
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
Allaire featured on Roots Rock Radio (Show 35) out of Sykesville,
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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