So this is it. You’ve been coming to the shows now for 35 years. I’ve got a bad shoulder from wearing instrument straps, Wayne has nearly killed himself in the woods twice… has a warning from his doctor! Ray was found on Western Brook pond floating in his boat aimlessly not realizing we had to be on tour the next day. All of this is to say we’re relaxing a bit.
After writing 25 shows over 30+ years, creating a catalogue of more than 400 individual pieces of music and humour, we don’t create like we used to. The kids are grown up and independent and now the grandchildren have arrived so we’re less vital to the progress of humanity.
So, in putting this show together there was only one thing to do… draw on our l...aurels, rip the past for decent material and see if we could recreate a show that looks like us in the 90s, back when men wore jump suits and head bands, listened to Eddie Van Halen for meaningful lyrics, Madonna made her debut, Michael Jackson did Thriller and people watched MTV.
Sure, we’ll have a few new pieces, who doesn’t. We’re turning the cart around though; in our last tour we got into heavy stuff, Blues, Rock; two tours ago it was Hip-Hop. If that was progress we’re afraid of our future, so we gotta get back to our roots. Pure zaniness, frivolous novelty, simple folk songs, lovely ballads and traditional Newfoundland music. See you at “The Theatre”.