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March 2, 2012 @ 8:30 pm$18 – $20
MCFLIES WILL BUZZ IN SUPPORT OF THE ALLIANCE FOR EQUALITY OF BLIND CANADIANS
In the Eighties, when the synthesizer reigned supreme, it was catchy, danceable songs of all genres that dominated the airwaves. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear them folkified?
Enter The McFlies: a six-piece, all acoustic ensemble – Accordion, melodica and harmonica replace the synthesizer; violin, banjo and ukulele stand in for wailing guitar, and congas & Cajun hold down the dance beat of your favourite hits – from Duran to The Cure!
“We are really looking forward to this evening of exciting music, coupled with a silent auction,” said Reg Sullivan, 1st Vice President of the Toronto Chapter of the nationwide Alliance for Equality of Blind canadians, “And I want to invite everyone to join us for an evening of great Music in support of our important work,” adds Sullivan.
Enter The McFlies: a six-piece, all acoustic ensemble dedicated to ‘folking the ‘80s.’
Lush vocal harmonies maintain those catchy eighties melodies. Accordion, melodica and harmonica replace the synthesizer; violin, banjo and ukulele stand in for wailing guitar, and congas & cajon hold down the dance beat of your favourite hits – from Duran Duran to The Cure!
Sean McShane as Mullet- vox, guitar
Chris Patheiger as JR- percussion, backing vocals
Alex Cheung as Magnum- violin, backing vocals
Jay Moonah as Zippo- vox, harmonica, melodica, accordion, bass
Steve McNie as Scooter- accordion, bass, backing vocals
David Newland as Metal -vox, ukes, guitar, harmonica, banjo
The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians is a national charitable organization, founded in 1992, that is dedicated to promoting the increased inclusion of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians in all aspects of social life, from employment to participation in elections. Our members, comprised of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted consumers and supporters from across the country, participate in working groups and committees, engage with local officials, and conduct public awareness and education activities on a daily basis. For more information about the AEBC, please visit our website at: http://www.blindcanadians.ca