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SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2019 WE WILL BE ROCKING IN ORILLIA’S O.D.A.S. PARK

Help support the Orillia Shrine Club and join us for what promises to be a fabulous evening. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Shrine Club.

See poster below for all the details.

We really hope you can join us that evening in support of the ongoing work of the Shrine Club.

This event has the potential of selling out so get your tickets early. Per person Advance $45.00 at the door $50.00.

See you on the dance floor.

Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James

Newsletter – Spring 2019

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.

Stu checking THE LIST

Stu in The Par Four

 

Also, a big thanks to Dave Smith of The Par Four for providing excellent sound and lighting.

Dave Smith

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.

Martin with Duff Roman

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, JULY 20 th , 2019
The City of Woodstock has invited us to perform at their annual Art in the Park
Festival to be held in Victoria Park. We hit the stage at 5 P.M.
Information on this event will be available on the City’s website:
https://www.cityofwoodstock.ca/en/live-and-play/art-in-victoria-park.aspx

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 th , 2019
Emerald Music Festival on Amherst Island. This is a three day festival and we are excited to be back once again. Performance time for our show is 10 p.m. to 12 midnight.

Their website: http://www.emeraldmusicfestival.com/Performers.html

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.

On the floor, or out the door!

– Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James

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March 2019 – Breaking News!

Coming april 5th…

Stay tuned for further details to follow.

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Our next show

Oshawa’s historic Jubilee Pavilion has truly become home base for Little Caesar and the Consuls and The Par Four over the past few months.

Both bands have enjoyed performing for dances and events at this beautiful dance pavilion for decades.

Now as a follow-up from our SOLD OUT February Valentines event we are excited to invite you to our SPRING REUNION DANCE.


Tickets for this event are selling fast. Once again it promises to be another fabulous evening of dancing to the music of both bands.

news flash

During this upcoming dance Little Caesar and the Consuls are thrilled to be releasing their brand new studio recording entitled The Music of My World. 

This album features a compilation of new original tunes plus new versions of two of the band’s previous iconic hits: “If….I Found a New Girl” and “Hang on Sloopy”.

New CD’s will be available for purchase.

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We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor….you just never know who you’ll dance into.

Thank you for supporting live music.

–  Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James

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Newsletter – January 2019

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.

Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James

LITTLE CAESAR AND THE CONSULS (since 1956)

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Newsletter – November 2018

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.

Ready for Show TIme

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.

Martin, Walter, Russ, Phil and James

LITTLE CAESAR AND THE CONSULS (since 1956)

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