Newsletter – July 2018

Our April 6th Spring Reunion dance at the Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa, Ontario was a huge success. So successful, we are pleased to report that the event was completely SOLD OUT.

Our good friends The Par Four from Oshawa teamed up with us for a rockin’ good nite of music from the 50’s to the 2000’s. Now that covers a lot of eras – non-stop dance music from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Consuls L-R: Phil, Russ, Martin, James, Walter
Par Four L-R: Bob, John, David, Stu, Dave

With Martin’s opening challenge “On the floor, or out the door!”, followed by our first number SEA CRUISE, the dance floor filled quickly as the evening came alive.

Our first set finished with a new arrangement of “My Girl Sloopy”. Then Par Four hit the stage for their first set with John Paul Young’s “Love is in the Air”, a great tune.

Lots of dancing, autographs to sign, picture taking, chats with long time friends and supporters of both bands and some tasty food prepared by the Jubilee staff made for an incredible evening. To close out the night both bands came on stage to play SHOUT to a raving audience who didn’t want us to go home.

Unsung heroes – the Stage and Sound Crew

One must not forget to thank Dave Smith, Bret Baker and Chris Newman who provided stage setup sound, lighting and recording, thanks guys.

For more pictures of the Jubilee event, skip over to our PHOTOS tab.

Stay Tuned for Friday October 26th…

The staff at the Jubilee have asked both bands for a return engagement on Friday, October 26th, 2018 entitled HARVEST MOON. Mark it on your calendar.

Also, note Saturday October 20th…

A reminder that Caesar will be performing at the historic Acton Town Hall, in Acton, Ontario on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 for another great evening. Our dear friends Kathy and Bill Sanford will be providing more details as they become available. The beautiful Acton Town Hall is one of our favourite venues to play. As they say “It’s worth the drive to Acton”. Come on out.

Details for these and other upcoming events will be forthcoming and posted on our website.

On Another Note…

On another note we extend our heartfelt condolences to Sandy Semkiw and family with the recent news of the passing of her husband George .

George Semkiw    April 18, 1944 – June 14, 2018

George was a very good friend of our band for many years and an incredibly talented sound engineer. He was a guitar player with Ritchie Knight and the Mid-Knights back in the 60’s and of course we all recall their release of “Oh Charlena” which charted #1 in Canada. In fact, George started the Mid-Knights back in 1959 when he was still in high school (Toronto’s York Memorial).

Ritchie Knight and the Mid-Knights – George Semkiw lower right.

We will miss you George.

As we have said in previous newsletters the five of us continue to rehearse record, perform, share memories and tell tall tales. Stay in tune with us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Have a safe and glorious summer.
Musically yours,
Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James

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2 thoughts on “Newsletter – July 2018

  1. We had a great time on April 6 th at the Jubilee . The evening brought back so many great memories . I so enjoy Little Caesar and the Consuls and Par 4 were excellent too. What a great night of dancing! Can’t wait to come back in October and will likely bring more friends. Please keep me posted as to when we can purchase tickets so we will not want to miss out!
    Thanks for the pics!! Happy Canada Day and Happy Summer!!!

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