Hi gang!

Finally, some nice weather! The down side is that more folks are spending time outdoors, so the crowds were light last week.

Friday’s show at Upper Deck was a blast with Bob, Lisa, Joe, Sandy, Ken, Jimmy, Jeffrey, Andrew, Donna, Susie, Laura and all of the ‘Deck gang. This was our last Upper Deck show for this season. Thanks to Tim and his awesome staff for having us! We’re looking forward to coming back next year!

Saturday’s Fairview Tavern crowd was light as well, but we had fun rockin’ the house with Heather, Lance, Onnie, John, Jackie, Annette, Cyndi, Dan, Joe and Max who joined us onstage for some Blues Brothers tunes, and Jeff, who sat in with us and did a killer job with harp and vocals on “The Sky Is Crying”! We’re back at the Fairview Tavern on May 10.

Coming up this week…

On Saturday we’ll head back to The Bier Haus (17692 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, 8:30pm – Midnight). The food there is amazing and they feature dozens of craft beers. Not to mention that Bob, Michelle and staff rock the house in their own right with service that can’t be beat. Come join us! You’ll be glad you did!

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

What a great week! All kinds of musical happenings, and we can finally see the grass again! Things started off early on Monday morning when we learned that we’d been voted as a finalist in the Cleveland Hot List! We’re very proud of our 4th place finish and want to thank all of you for voting for us! What a great way to start the week!

On Saturday, we played to a full house at 42 Eighty Food and Drink until almost 2am! Thanks to Chris, Daryl, Louise, John, Beth, Laura, Gary, Merle, Sandy, Ken, Celeste, John, Scotty, Chuck and all the 42 Eighty gang! Together we rocked the house!

Coming up this week…

We’ll be spending time in the studio tonight, tomorrow and Tuesday laying down the last of the tracks for our upcoming CD. We’re very excited about the recording and hope to have it ready for a mid-summer release.

This Friday we’ll slide into The Upper Deck (375 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, 9pm – 1am) for our monthly appearance there. Great food, great service and a very comfy room with plenty of parking are the order of the day at Upper Deck. C’mon out and party with us this Friday night!

This Saturday night we head back to the fabulous Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm – 1:30am) for our monthly appearance there. Come party with us and enjoy one of the Tavern’s delicious dishes (try the $10 strip steak special!) and some frosty cold beverages while we play your favorite classic rock and blues tunes!

That’s all for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

On Saturday we teamed up with Chris Hanna and the fabulous North Coast Horns and totally lit up the Savannah Bar and Grille! Not a seat was empty and the dance floor got one heck of a workout despite the nasty weather. It was great to see Dave, John, Elaine, Deb, Ray, Joy, Bob, Sandy, Ken, Tricia, Gerald and the Savannah gang braving the elements to come out and party with us! Big thanks to Jim DePaul for having us, to Guy for a great job on the sound board and to Chris, Sue, Bobby and Jess for keeping everyone fed and watered!

Coming up this week…

This Saturday night we head out to Brunswick for our monthly appearance at 42 Eighty Food and Drink (4280 Shenandoah Pkwy, Brunswick, 9:30pm – 1:30am) for a rockin’ and rollin’ good time with the 42 Eighty gang…and YOU! Great food, awesome service, frosty cold beverages and 4 hours of your favorite classic rock and blues tunes by Shady Drive is the perfect way to kick off April and chase away the winter blahs! Don’t miss it! :c)

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

We’re still in the running for “Best Local Band” in this year’s Cleveland Hot List and today is the LAST day you can vote. We’d sure appreciate YOUR vote, too! To vote, follow this link:

Shady Drive campaign poster

Hover your mouse over our picture (we are currently in 4th place) and click the yellow “Vote” button that appears. It’s that easy!

Your vote can help make us the #1 band in Cleveland!

Coming up this week…

This Saturday night, we join up with keyboard magic man Chris Hanna and the fabulous North Coast Horns to appear at Savannah Bar and Grille (30676 Detroit Rd., Westlake, 9pm – 1am). Bring your best dancin’ shoes, cause you’re gonna need ‘em as we play your favorite Rock, Blues, Motown and R&B tunes. The food is stellar, the drinks are frosty, the dance floor is ready and Shady Drive will be layin’ down the groove. C’mon out and shake your tailfeather!

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Friday night’s show at the Upper Deck was an instant party with John, Jimmy, Jason and Wes, Tricia and Gerald, Donna, Jeff Z., Jeff P., Bill and Pam V. and Gordy, Jeff and Andrew and some of our old Mad Cactus gang including Teddy! What a fun night!

Saturday’s “Unplugged” show at the Blue Turtle was a very enjoyable night! Thanks to Tricia, Gerald, Larry, Chris and the whole Blue Turtle gang for hanging out to party and sing along with us! Fun!

Coming up this week…

We’re off this weekend but we’ll be out and about checking out the local live music scene, and you should too! We’ll see you out there!

Don’t forget to head over to the Cleveland Hot List and give us a vote for the #1 Live Band in Cleveland! We need your support!

Shady Drive campaign poster

That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

On Friday night, we appeared at Bullfrog’s with the amazing Mr. Chris Hanna on keys. It was great to see Pat, Charlie, Beth, John, Kim, Keith, Effie, Don, Jess, Joy, Bob and Coletta out to rock the house with us!

Our monthly Fairview Tavern appearance on Saturday was a great time. Thanks to Jen, Jeremy, Katy, Blake, Gerald, Tricia, Corrine, Carl, Jacque and Lee for stopping by to party with us! We had fun and hope you did too!

Coming up this week…

On Friday we’ll head to The Upper Deck (375 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, 9pm – 1am) for our monthly appearance there. Great food, great service and a very comfy room with plenty of parking are the order of the day at Upper Deck. C’mon out and party with us this Friday night!

This Saturday, we’ll break out the “Unplugged” version once again at the Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted, 9pm – 1am) We’ve been playing certain private events as an acoustic trio for some time now and the Turtle is the perfect venue to present this in a public show. The food is delicious, the drinks are frosty, Shady Drive Unplugged is providing the musical canvas for a fun evening! Come join us!

Hey gang! we’re is in the running for “Best Local Band” in this year’s Cleveland Hot List. We’d sure appreciate YOUR vote, too! To vote, click the link below and follow the link or scan the QR Code on the page. It’s that easy!

Shady Drive campaign poster

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Friday’s show at the Sly Fox was a blast! Thanks to Katy, Lisa, Ron, Mike and company and the whole Fox crew for stopping out! We had a great time! Thanks also to Brett for a great job on the boards.

On Saturday, Shady Drive played to a standing room only crowd at 42 Eighty Food and Drink. Thanks to John Powell for filling in for me on short notice and congrats to Gary on his 10th year of being cancer-free!

Coming up this week…

On Friday we head out to Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 9pm – 1am) to kick off the weekend! Bullfrog’s is a great room with a spacious dance floor. They feature 30 beers on tap, friendly service and a menu full of yummy things for your tummy!

This Saturday night we’re back at the fabulous Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm – 1:30am) for our monthly appearance there. Come party with us and enjoy one of the Tavern’s delicious dishes (try the $10 strip steak special!) and some frosty cold beverages while we play your favorite classic rock and blues tunes!

Hey gang! Shady Drive is in the running for “Best Local Band” in this year’s Cleveland Hot List. We’d sure appreciate YOUR vote, too! To vote, click the link below and follow the link or scan the QR Code on the page. It’s that easy!

Shady Drive campaign poster

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

On Friday night at Sassy’s Bar and Grille, the crowd was light but the fun was not! Those who were there had a blast! Thanks to Mark, Mark and the Sassy’s gang for coming out to join us! :c)

Coming up this week…

This Friday, we’ll debut at The Sly Fox (4755 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted, 9pm – 1am)! We’re very excited to play the Fox and hope you’ll come join us for an exciting evening of rock and blues played the Shady Drive way. Cover is $5 at the door.

On Saturday night we’ll head out to Brunswick for our monthly appearance at 42 Eighty Food and Drink (4280 Shenandoah Pkwy, Brunswick, 9:30pm – 1:30am) for a rockin’ and rollin’ good time with the 42 Eighty gang…and YOU! Great food, awesome service, frosty cold beverages and 4 hours of your favorite classic rock and blues tunes by Shady Drive is the perfect way to kick off March and chase away the winter blahs! Don’t miss it! :c)

Don’t forget to vote for Shady Drive as Cleveland’s Best Band at:

http://cleveland.cityvoter.com/shady-drive/biz/639777?r=short

That’s all for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

It was another fun Cleveland Music Club jam at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe. Huge thanks to Rob Hayes and Kevin Fancher who stepped up to guest host on short notice. Rob will be the new week two guest host on guitar, replacing Drew Doman who’s left us to devote more time to his own jam night. We wish Drew and Uncle Steve the best and thank them both for all of the fun shared over the past few years. Mr. Fancher was kind enough to do an extra night of guest hosting on bass this month. He will be back with G.S. Harper the first Tuesday of every month. Look for Tim Hamman to fill the week two slot on bass starting next month. Big thanks also to all of our jam night participants. It was a great night of music! On guitar were David Poirier, Hayden Frosti, John Hamley, Bob Laeng, Bob Laverty, John Kerver, Mike Cottom, William Kiehn, Jimmy Deamiches and Jason Neitenbach. On bass, Amanda Baher, Bob Laeng and John Kerver. On drums, Greg Kern, Tom King, Mike Cottom, Dan Haller and Greg McGill. On vocals, Captain Bill. Drawing winners were William Kiehn and Jason Neitenbach. Thank you to the folks helping us out in the audience including: Dave, David, Jacqueline, Steven, Vern, Gerald, Tricia, Aron, G.S., the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful. Thanks to Meg behind the bar, Summer, Shannon, Ali, Russell and the rest of the Bullfrog staff for taking care of us each Tuesday and to Dirty Town Guitar and Amps for sponsoring us week after week.

Friday night at the Upper Deck we were joined by Karen, Ken, Katy, Amanda, Jason, Jimmy, Dan, Patty, Melissa and Bill. We had a great time!

On Saturday, the Bier Haus was packed with a Canadian hockey team that was in town in addition to Chris, Daryl, Sandy, Ken, Bob, Gary, Merle, Gordy, Hope and Mike. What a blast! If you weren’t there…you missed a lot of fun.

Coming up this week…

This Friday, Shady Drive will head south and east to appear at Sassy’s Bar and Grill (10755 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, 9pm – 1am). This is a great venue and the staff is super fast and friendly. C’mon out and join us for an evening of blues and classic rock played the Shady Drive way!

Shady Drive is still in the studio recording tracks for our CD. Look for an early summer release date.

That’s all for this week. We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

I just checked and…yep, it’s still winter! It was warm and toasty at Saturday’s Fairview Tavern show and the house was rockin’ with Lisa, Joe and Lisa’s Mom and Dad, Ken (feel better soon, Sandy!), Jeff, Bob, Gerald, Tricia, Vern and the Tavern gang. We dusted off some tunes we hadn’t played in quite a while and busted out a few of the original tunes from our upcoming CD. We had a great time and hope you all did too!

Coming up this week…

The Cleveland Music Club Jam happens every Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) This week’s guest hosts are Rob ‘Shady’ Hayes and Kevin “Hollywood” Fancher. Our sponsor each week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps. Full backline (two guitar amps, bass amp, Sonor drums, Alesis QS6 keyboard and PA) is provided, so bring your favorite axe, sticks or just your party attitude and dancin’ shoes and come join the fun!

On Friday we’ll head to The Upper Deck (375 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, 9pm – 1am) for our monthly appearance there. Great food, great service and a very comfy room with plenty of parking are the order of the day at Upper Deck. C’mon out and party with us this Friday night!

Saturday will find us back at The Bier Haus (17692 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, 8:30pm – Midnight). The food there is amazing and they feature dozens of craft beers. Not to mention that Bob, Michelle and staff rock the house in their own right with service that can’t be beat. Come join us! You’ll be glad you did!

That’s it for this week! We’ll talk soon…

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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