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We're outta' here ...
After a few years here (several actually) we've finally ".com-ed" ourselves as "The Whiners Band". You can find the current Whiners Web material at thewhinersband.com ... we'll leave the old web up for a while as archives 1998 - 2010 but come see us at our new home ...
Thanks Bojan as Whiers gig July 3 ...
Thanks to Bojan Milo for his help with Keith gigging July 3 for the Rotary Canada Day (week) festivities. Jamie joined Bojan and Keith for one song.
Not a big crowd but we got almost as many people as the Belly Dancers did. Next time we go on stage together - the girls could dance to "Bleed Blue"!
New Year ... Neil Young ... and "America" ... January 2010
KEITH submitted his song America (from July 2000) to Neil Young's Living With War website. The song got to 144 on the chart before reverbnation dumped song caches from last year. #fail KEITH resubmitted the tune and we'll see if it gets back live. We created a age for it here.
WC Wranglers re:Band ride again ... December 2009
KEITH joined with Bojan Milo, Roger Beckett and Gary Duke for the return of the Wranglers at the annual IT City of Toronto Xmas party gig November 27, 2009. This was year 2 for The Wranglers and a great night of strictly covers - KEITH hopes the Wranglers will become the hired guns for The Whiners release party coming when the release is ready. (cross your fingers for 2010).
Oh, by the way, they've been invited back for year 3. KEITH says it's also a bit of a replacement for the old V Night spot - at least in the time of year sense. View more pics from the show.
Further Congratulations to Jamie & Naomi
Haven't posted news since the wedding event even though a few Whiner thangs happened to the lads through the summer. Most important, we can report Jamie is going to be a Dad (expect a new Whiner in April 2010). Awesome!
Pre- Halloween scary for The Whiners
Thanks to Lorne for asking us to play a 4-on-the-bill pre-halloween night set at Free Times. Jamie & KEITH debuted as an official Whiners duo (v.3.0) with a full 40 minute set. Thanks to Len Lumbers for video coverage and to Marina Reckzin for some scary photos.
Congratulations Jamie & Naomi
Say, Jamie got married in mid-January, 2009. Congrats mate form all The Whiners. KEITH & Jamie played at the event. Had to put him to work don't 'ya know. But, seriously, all the best dude and Naomi. Cheers! Check out this Jamie note.
Whiners head off to Reverbnation
We found a nice web space for adding songs and videos and blogs - you can sign up as a Whiner fan and we'll keep in touch with you in a nice neat package:
V Night 7 - swan song for the Variety Nights 2009
Oh the time goes by so quick. After 7 bright years we officially retired the December V-nights with a finale December 2, 2008. Lots of videos up at YouTube.
Jamie and the Bottom End
Jamie's started to write some cool fiction. Have a boo hoo hoo at Tales From The Bottom End.
KEITH solo October 3, 2008
Songwriters Unite happened at Graffitis Bar & Grill with KEITH having four songs as part of a 7 song writer evening hosted by Russel Leon. Thanks so much to the 14 Whiner peeps who came out encouraged him! You can catch two videos from this: Summer of the Gun and The Bureaucracy Song.
Whiner snippet used for podcasts
A piece from "Sunrise" is being used on podcasts at Law is Cool - you'll see a link to us in the right hand corner of their home page - the b&w photo band shot we like so much. Thanks to Omar for asking if we had anything that would fit. The song "Sunrise" has a ripping guitar in it and some cool tremolo to get things going. KEITH brought this back live for the Environment Day June 2008 - check out the video.
Take me to the old news ...
If you want to catch up on older postings ... then feel free to read 'em and weep (well, not really weep ... at least I hope not).
You can mail KEITH direct at firstname.lastname@example.org