Hi gang!

Friday night’s Slim n’ Shady gig at the Blue Turtle was awesome! Many thanks to Sandy, Ken, Chris, Daryl, Erika, Jane, John and Keith for stopping out! We’re back there on May 22 from 6pm-9pm.

Our debut at Rico’s on Saturday night was totally off the hook! What a great crowd! Many many thanks to Phyllis, Bob, Barb, Frank, Sue, Dave, Laura, Gary and all of the Rico’s gang for coming out to party with us and helping to make our first show there a success.

Coming up this week…

Mike hosts the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam on Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) with guest hosts ‘Furious’ George Hartwig and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak!

Join us this Saturday night as we make our debut appearance at Backroads Tavern (9750 Olde Eight Rd. Sagamore Hills, 9-1). Let’s rock the house!

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Coming up this week…

Mike, Rob and Tim Hamman host The Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam this Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) Our sponsor each and every week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood)! Full backline (two guitar amps, bass amp, SONOR DRUMS and PA) is provided, so bring your favorite axe, sticks or just your party attitude and dancin’ shoes and come join the fun!

On Wednesday, we perform at a private function at the Music Box Supper Club.

Friday marks the return of our duo, ‘Slim n’ Shady’ to Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted) for Friday Happy Hour fro 6-9pm! C’mon out and help us rock the house while we play your favorite classic rock and blues tunes! You can even sing along! It’s that kinda party!

On Saturday, we’ll debut at Rico’s Bar and Grill (2175 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 9pm – 1am)! C’mon out and let’s show Rico’s what a Shady Drive party is all about!

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Saturday’s appearance at the Fairview Tavern drew a great crowd, including Chris, Daryl, Effie, Don, Tricia, Gerald, Lauren, Nick, Marilyn and Keith! Fun night!

Coming up this week…

We were to appear at Henry’s Bar and Grille this Friday. Unfortunately, Henry’s has ceased having live music and our gig has been canceled, so we’re off this weekend. There’s lots of great live music around though. Get off the couch and go check some of it out! :c)

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Friday’s weather kept a lot of people home, but those who were at Aces for our show had a great time! Thanks to Sandy, Ken, Jim, Chris, Daryl, Pam, Dave, Erika, Mary Ellen and Jim for braving the weather! Thanks also to Leslie and Brandy behind the bar and to Keith for a great job on the boards! Fun night!

Coming up this week…

This Saturday night will find us traveling back to the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30 – 1:30) for our monthly show! The Tavern features great food (try the $10 steak special), drinks and service in a friendly atmosphere. Add in a night of your favorite classic rock and blues performed by Shady Drive and you’ve got a great Saturday night! Don’t miss it!

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Tuesday’s CMC Jam was just off the hook, as one could expect for a St. Patrick’s Day. Many thanks to hosts Rob Hayes and Bill March, jammers John Hamley, John Kerver, Bob Laeng, Greg McGill, Phil O., Bob DeVries and to our faithful supporters, Vern, Kathy, Helen, George, Dawn, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful.’ Thanks also to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to the staff and management of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for giving us something to do to stay out of trouble on Tuesday nights. ;c)

On Saturday, we debuted our acoustic duo, “Slim n’ Shady” at the Blue Turtle Tavern to one of the most wonderful crowds we’ve ever had the pleasure to perform for. Huge thank yous to Amanda, Jason, Maggie, Lisa, Jimmy, Dennis, Erika, Suann, Mike, Sandy, Ken, Mark, Jess and Joy for coming out to make our debut a huge success!

Coming up this week…

This Friday, we host our monthly Friday Dance Party at Aces Grille Middleburg Heights (6849 Pearl Rd., Middleburg, 9pm – 1am). Great food, frosty drinks, great service and a huge dance floor complete with awesome in-house sound and light system. Add in Shady Drive playing your dance favorites and you’ve got a great evening! Come join us!

Please join us in welcoming Shady Drive’s newest member, Matt Miller! Matt has been playing in the Cleveland area for quite some time, most notably with Kristine Jackson. We’re thrilled to add his solid bass lines and vocal harmonies to Shady Drive! Welcome aboard, Matt!

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

SD :c)

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Hi gang!

We had an awesome gig in Defiance on Saturday!! Many, many thanks to Megan Clay Constantine for an amazing performance on bass, Matt Riddle who absolutely ROCKED it all night on keys, even though he was under the weather and Ethan Shields who nailed it on sax! Three folks who had never gigged with us before, didn’t feel well and STILL made it seamless! That’s professionalism at its finest, gang. Thanks also to John Powell for a great mix and to Blues Brothers Tribute – The Soul Men for another fun night.

Coming up this week…

Rob and Mike along with Bill March host The Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam on Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) The sponsor each and every week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood)! Full backline (two guitar amps, bass amp, Sonor drums and PA) is provided, so bring your favorite axe, sticks or just your party attitude and dancin’ shoes and come join the fun!

This week, Rob and Mike bust out their acoustic duo act, “Slim n’ Shady”, at The Blue Turtle Tavern​ (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted, 9-Midnight) C’mon out and help them rock the house while they play your favorite classic rock and blues tunes! You can even sing along! It’s that kinda party!

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

SD :c)

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Hi gang!

Coming up this week…

Mike hosts the Cleveland Music Club jam night on Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30)

Rob hosts the Sly Fox jam night on Wednesday night at The Sly Fox (4755 Great Northern Blvd., N. Olmsted, 9pm)

On Saturday, Shady Drive travels to Defiance, Ohio to back The Soul Men at the Defiance Fraternal Order of Eagles. We’ll have Megan Constantine on bass and Bob Gerhard on keys! This should prove to be a fun night!

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

SD :c)

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Hi gang!

Friday night at Danny Boys was AMAZING!! It was great to see Mark, Mark Jr., Natalie, Laura, Tim, Erin, Steve, Pat, Wally, Ann, Bill, Lisa, Joe, The Gears and Cheers gang and a bunch of others!!

On Saturday, we appeared at 42 Eighty for the last time as a power trio, however we may be doing a few shows there with the full 7-piece band. It was great to see Wendy, Les, Beth, John, Keith, Karen (Tanya) and Al (Fritz). Thanks to everyone who’s come out to see us at 42 Eighty over the past 3 1/2 years. It’s been fun!

Coming up this week…

Shady Drive is off this week.

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

SD :c)

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Hi gang!

Thank you to everyone who came out to host, jam or chill with us at this week’s Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam, including: Eric “Eroc” Sosinski, Rob “Shady” Hayes, Bob Laeng, Mike Cottom, John Kerver, Gregory McGill, Mike Cottom, Pete, Robert A. DeVries, Phil O., Phil P., Kathy, Vern, Gary, Derek, Rebecca, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful.’ Thanks also to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to the staff and management of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe.

Shady Drive, Chris Hanna and the North Coast horns had a stellar night at the Savannah on Friday. We spotted Meg, Jason, Laura, Ken (we missed you Sandy!!), Dan, Kim, Keith, Nicole, Dave, Beth, John, Angie, The Dancing Marilyns, Debbie, Chris, Daryl, Dave, Jess, Laura, Joy, Bob, Dave, Bob, Phil and our friends from Clay’s Park and their whole gang! The dance floor was full all night long and everyone had a blast! Many thanks to Jim DePaul for having us and to Guy for a great job on the boards. :c)

Saturday’s Fairview Tavern crowd was very light, but very enthusiastic. It was great to see Laura, Gerald and Meredith out in the audience! Rob and I broke out the Shady Drive UNPLUGGED show for the first set and it got very good reviews! Look for us at the Blue Turtle on March 21st!

Coming up this week…

The Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam happens every Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) Our guest hosts this week are ‘Furious’ George Hartwig and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak! Our sponsor each and every week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood)! Full backline (two guitar amps, bass amp, Sonor drums and PA) is provided, so bring your favorite axe, sticks or just your party attitude and dancin’ shoes and come join the fun!

This Friday night, Shady Drive returns to Danny Boys (8158 Broadview Rd., Broadview Heights, 7pm-10pm)! Come early for dinner and a good seat! Let’s rock the house!

This Saturday, Shady Drive returns to 42 Eighty Food and Drink (4280 Shenandoah Pkwy., Brunswick, 9:30 – 1:30) for our farewell show with Matt Miller on bass. This is a must-see! C’mon out and party with us!
SD :c)

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Hi gang!

Friday night’s debut at Henry’s Bar and Grill attracted a very light crowd, but was a success nonetheless! Thanks to Trina, Brian, Diane, Gordy, Koz (yeah, we saw you!), Merle, Gary, Mike’s old pal Jimmy, Larry and the Henry’s gang for coming out! Thanks also to Jeannie, Laura and Kristen for having us!

Coming up this week…

The Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam happens every Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30) Our guest hosts this week are Rob ‘Shady’ Hayes and Eroc Sosinski! Our sponsor each and every week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps (15230 Madison Ave. Lakewood)! Full backline (two guitar amps, bass amp, Sonor drums and PA) is provided, so bring your favorite axe, sticks or just your party attitude and dancin’ shoes and come join the fun!

This Friday, we join up with Tony Koussa Jr. on keys, Marty Greenberg on bass and the fabulous North Coast Horns to rock the house at The Savannah Bar and Grille (30676 Detroit Rd., Westlake, 9pm – 1am). The Savannah features great food, frosty drinks and a huge dance floor! Add Shady Drive playing your favorites from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Chicago, The Blues Brothers and more, and you’re in for a terrific evening of dancing and fun! Don’t miss this one!

This Saturday night will find us traveling back to the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30 – 1:30) for our monthly show with Matt Miller on bass. The Tavern features great food (try the $10 steak special), drinks and service in a friendly atmosphere. Add in a night of your favorite classic rock and blues performed by Shady Drive and you’ve got a great Saturday night! Don’t miss it!

We are still in the running on Cleveland’s Hot List, but we’re falling behind fast!!! We need YOUR help! Vote for us at http://cleveland.cityvoter.com/best/local-bands/arts-and-entertainment/cleveland

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

SD :c)

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