Welcome to our spring newsletter! We like to keep you informed as to what is
happening in “our world” as you read on. We have some exciting news and upcoming events to share with you.
What’s So Exciting?
Well for starters our April 5 th dance at the Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa was once again a SOLD OUT fabulous event as we shared the stage with our good friends The Par Four. What a great bunch of guys, and talented they are.
Thanks to Stu Smith of The Par Four for all his tireless energy and hard work in organizing these events.
Also, a big thanks to Dave Smith of The Par Four for providing excellent sound and lighting.
Not only does he drum and sing well; Dave is also a master at the sound board. Without a good mix, a good band can sound terrible.
As well, we thank Danny Kallinteris and his staff at the Jube for always making us feel welcome. As we have said many times the Jube is a beautiful venue and both bands will be back again this fall. We have a huge following and we thank all those that come out and we hope you will join us again in October.
But what was so special about April 5 th , 2019?
… listen closely! We launched our brand new CD recording entitled “The Music of My World” accompanied by a video. The title track on the CD was co-written by Martin Damsell and J K Gulley. This new album is dedicated to the original founding members of The Consuls, whose journey began way back in 1956.
It has been twenty-six years since Caesar recorded their last album in 1993, entitled “Since 1956” on (CD Attic RRCD 101). It was time to lay down some new original material and re-record two previous hits namely “If…I Found a New Girl” and “Hang on Sloopy”. We hope you enjoy the new release.
By invitation we had several special guests attend our CD launch as well as some Caesar alumni; Tony Crivaro, Sam Carothers and Doug Dixon. Our good friend Duff Roman and his wife Sandra joined us for the evening.
Steve Thomson of Trilogy Records International also joined in the celebration. Steve has done it all – musician, manager, promoter, producer, music publisher – in a career that stretches back to the 1970s.
Steve announced that we are now proud to be a part of Backstage Productions and Trilogy Records International …
… with our new CD being distributed digitally worldwide by The Orchard of New York, New York U.S.A.
Thank you Steve!
Both Duff and Steve in their remarks to the audience congratulated us on our new CD release. Duff summed it up in saying “Do you know of any other Canadian band that has been around as long as Little Caesar and the Consuls? Keep it up”. Thank you Duff!
We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our good friend and fellow musician Robbie Lane who announced the release of the CD on his radio show on Zoomer 740AM. At exactly 6:20 p.m. he played the title track “The Music of My World” and, like an eager young garage band, we all crammed into Martin’s Ford Escape to listen… now that is exciting to hear your music on the radio for the first time. Thank you Robbie! What a night it was.
Now moving forward to what we have lined up so far this season
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 st , 2019
Orillia Shrine Club dinner/dance at ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road, Orillia, Ontario.
More information to follow.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 th , 2019
Jubilee Pavilion, Oshawa, Ontario.
Once again another fabulous dance in the works with the two bands Little Caesar
and the Consuls and The Par Four.
You don’t want to miss this one. Always a sold out evening.
More information to follow.
Last but not least… a reminder! You might happen to hear “The Music of My World” if you tune into certain radio stations, plus other tunes on our new album.
So there you have it and we thank you for supporting live music.
We hope everyone had a safe, peaceful and wonderful Holiday Season. As you read this newsletter, Christmas and New Years Eve 2018 will have come and gone with all the ornaments, decorations, bells, whistles and noise makers packed away for another year.
Talking about the new year, this is what we have lined up for you as it unfolds…. another tag team event.
Little Caesar and the Consuls and The Par Four invite you to treat your special someone to a beautiful night of memories and music complete with a candle light dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at the Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa, the best dance floor in southern Ontario.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. followed by non-stop dancing to the two bands. You will want to get your tickets early as this event is sure to sell out quickly. Details and where to obtain tickets is outlined on the poster below.
So there you have it. We look forward to seeing you.
The Harvest Moon Dance held at Oshawa’s Jubilee Pavilion on Friday, October 26th, 2018 was absolutely magical.
What a fantastic night it was! SOLD OUT!! – with a capacity crowd of more than 300 in attendance, dancing and enjoying the music of Little Caesar and the Consuls (since 1956) and The Par 4.
A beautiful historic dance hall, good people, good food, pro sound & lighting, and the two bands were the ingredients that contributed to a great evening.
A very special Thank You to all those behind the scenes who helped to make the evening amazing.
We also thank special guests Greg Brown on keys, Lamar Dodsworth on tenor sax and former Caesar bass player Sam Carothers who together with our drummer Phil Strong performed a couple of great old tunes…Georgia on My Mind and Rockin’ Pneumonia. The foursome had a band many years ago called “Now and Then”.
Thank you to Ray Bilsky for videotaping and Greg MacLeod for the photography… See PHOTOS page.
NEWS FLASH – WE’RE BACK in 2019
Valentines Dinner and Dance
Little Caesar and the Consuls and The Par 4
Friday, February 15th, 2019
Jubilee Pavilion, Oshawa
Hot Buffet, Door Prizes
Cost: $75.00 per person
Reserve your table early
For tickets call Stu Smith (905) 728-2927
With the arrival of winter we now direct our thoughts to the Holiday Season.
We take this opportunity to thank you once again for your continued support of live music and Canada’s longest running rock and roll band.
We wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.