Hi gang!

Great week! We kicked it off on Friday at Time Warp. It was good to see Gary, Derrick, Laura, Gary and Vinnie, Many thanks to Tim Hamman for a great job filling in on bass!

There was a great crowd on Saturday at Greenbriar Commons, but we were able to spot Pat, Wally, Paul, Sandy, Ken, Michelle, Tony, Megan and Cyndi! Special thanks to Adam Constantine on bass and Bob Gerhard on keys for a great job filling in!

Sunday’s show with the Soul Men at Richfield Home Days was lots of fun and we spotted Patti and Stephanie in the crowd. Special thanks to Tony Koussa Jr. on bass and Bob Gerhard on keys for turning in a stellar performance and to Tim and Eric for a great job on the sound boards.

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) This week’s guest hosts are Rob ‘Shady’ Hayes and Tim Hamman! Our sponsors each week are Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and Guitar Center of N. Olmsted. 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 Friday, we’ll appear 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. AND… Justin Butcher will be filling in on bass! Come join us! You’ll be glad you did!

Saturday will find us playing a private event.

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Last week was a blur, but I think I remember Shady Drive joining up with Chris Hanna and the fabulous North Coast Horns to appear at Twilight at the Zoo for the 6th year running. As always it was an amazing night! We noticed John, Erika, Chris, Daryl, Carolyn, Gary, Mary, Cayla, Dan, Dawn, Pat, Nicole, Pam, Mary and Bob in that crowd of 7,000! Hats off to Beth Gladen for a great job on the sound board and to Jess and Andy for manning the merch table. On a sad note, this was Kevin Fancher’s last gig with Shady Drive, as he’s off to the Big Apple and new adventures.

Saturday night found us back at 42 Eighty for our monthly appearance there. It was great to see George, Jess, Andy, Timmy and the 42 Eighty gang. Kudos to Adam Constantine for a stellar performance on bass and to Ann and Misty for keeping everyone’s glasses full!

Coming up this week…

This Friday, we’ll cruise into our debut performance at Time Warp Bar (26261 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, 9pm – 1am). We’ll have Tim Hamman with us on bass and vocals and it’ll be time to party, so c’mon out and help us show Time Warp what a Shady Drive show is all about!

This Saturday with Adam Constantine on bass we’ll join up with keyboard wizard Bob Gerhard to appear at Greenbriar Commons in Parma Heights from 6-8pm!

But wait..THERE’S MORE!

Saxman Mark Rasnick will join us at 9pm and together we’ll back up Blues Brothers Tribute – The Soul Men until 11pm! It promises to be a fun rockin’ night, so mark the date on your calendar now!

Then on Sunday, Rob, Mike, Adam Constantine (bass), Bob Gerhard (keys) and Mark Rasnick (sax) will join up again to back up Blues Brothers Tribute – The Soul Men from 7-9pm at Richfield Home Days! C’mon out!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

It was nice to have a weekend off, but now it’s time to get back to rockin’ Cleveland!

Coming up this week…

On Friday, we’ll join up with Chris Hanna and the North Coast Horns to appear at Cleveland’s biggest music festival, Twilight at the Zoo! This will be Kevin’s last gig with Shady Drive, so c’mon out and help us give him a big Cleveland send off! There are still a few tickets available at http://clevelandzoosociety.org/events/2014/08/twilight-at-the-zoo

On Saturday night we’ll return to 42 Eighty Food and Drink (4280 Shenandoah Pkwy., Brunswick, 9:30pm – 1:30am) to rock the house with your favorite blues and rock tunes. Adam Constantine will be appearing with us on bass. C’mon out and let’s party!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Friday night’s gig at the Bier Haus was a great time, and it was great to see Chris, Daryl and Erika out there. Props to Bill March for a great job on bass!

On Saturday we played a private event with Paul Lewis on bass and Adam Constantine on keys. Awesome job guys! Many thanks!

Coming up this week…

Shady Drive is off this weekend, but next Friday August 1st, we’ll join up with the amazing Chris Hanna on keys and the fabulous North Coast Horns to appear at Cleveland’s biggest music festival, Twilight at the Zoo! There may still be tickets left, so hurry and get yours now!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Last week’s Tuesday CMC Jam was highlighted by great vocal performances by E.T. King, Jenny Debevec, Jmy T and Katyana Speckman! It was very cool to have a full house of talented singers. Thanks also to guest hosts Rob Hayes and George F Hartwig, to Bob Laeng, Tim Hamman, Joey Samide, Don Lydon and Bob DeVries for jamming with us and to Chris, Wally, Lisa, Joe S., Effie, Vern, Skip, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful,’ for hanging out and enjoying the tunes! Big thanks to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps, and to the management and staff of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe.

Props to The North Coast Horns (Al Widmer, Darrin Clark and Mark Rasnick), Chris Hanna and Adam Constantine for turning in amazing performances this past weekend! You guys ROCK!

Coming up this week…

On Friday we’ll join up with Bill March on bass to appear 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!

We’re traveling south to Columbus for a private function on Saturday.

This announcement from Kevin was posted on Facebook on June 22:

I am excited to announce that I’m the Founding Teacher of Choral Music and Guitar at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts in New York City.

I am moving to NYC in a week! I’ll begin my new position in July, but I’ll still be back in Cleveland for the next few weekends to play with Shady Drive, to promote our CD release (“Darker Shade of Blue”) on July 6. I’ll also be playing with my old high school band, The Stone Bermudez, for our reunion concert (July 26). My last performance in Cleveland will be at with Shady Drive at Twilight at the Zoo on August 1.

I am really excited to take this huge step in my life, but I will miss my Cleveland friends very much. I am so thankful for all of the friendships I’ve made in the schools, churches, and music venues of Cleveland. I really hope to see many of you at one of the shows I have coming up in June and July. For details, visit my new website: kevinfancher.com.”

Rob and I wish Kevin much success in his new position and thank him for his contributions to Shady Drive over the past three years.

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Saturday at 42 Eighty was a pretty slow evening, but it was great to see Karen, Jess, Janet, Bob, Amanda, Jim and George! Fun times! :c)

The highlight of the week was definitely Sunday’s CD Release Party. The Brothers Lounge Music Hall was packed with fans, friends and family who came out to support us and get a copy of our new CD. Many thanks to Erika, Amanda, Mark, Colleen, Jimmy, Chris, Daryl, Don and his lovely niece, John, Pam, Lisa, Mary, Jon, Brian, Katy, Joy, Bob, Laura, Gary, Sandy, Ken, Martha, Ro, Ken, Tony K., Diane, Gordy, Pat, Wally, Cathy, Katyana, Lisa, Ron, Curt, Greg, Tom, Janette, George, Dave and anyone I missed in the chaos for coming out and showing your support Thanks also to Chris Hanna and The North Coast Horns for a great performance, The Brighter Side Band for a stellar opening set, Brett Young and Eric who did an amazing job on the boards, Jessica and Karen for manning the CD/merch table, Michelle, Stephanie and Michelle behind the bar and of course Chris, Roger and Gidget for opening their venue to us. It was EPIC! :c)

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) This week’s guest hosts are Rob “Shady” Hayes and Furious George Hartwig! Our sponsor each week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps. 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!

Along with Chris Hanna and the North Coast Horns, we’re playing private events on Friday and Saturday.

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

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

What a rockin’ week! On Friday night, we joined up with Chris Hanna on keys and the North Coast Horns at Fairview Park Summerfest. It was an extremely fun night! Thanks to Sandy, Ken, Lisa, Katyana, Mary, Katy, Jon, Brian, Chris, Daryl, Pam, Al, Denny, Karen and Vern for coming out to party with us!

On Saturday we appeared at the Brooklyn Rec Center from 6-8pm for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event. We had a lot of fun in spite of the heat. Many thanks to Cayla, Joelle and Dawn for having us, to Gerald and Tricia for stopping by and to Mike and Tim for an amazing job on the sound board!

After the Relay For Life show, we packed up and headed to Aces Grille – N. Ridgeville for our show at 10pm. Thanks to the whole Aces gang for coming out and to Mr. and Mrs. Estes for stopping by. Also big props to Kel for an awesome job on the boards and to Tim Hamman who turned in a stellar performance on bass and backing vocals filling in for Kevin.

On Sunday, we appeared at Lake Erie Harley-Davidson for the 6th Annual Cops Ride. What a blast! Thanks to Mike Stevens for having us out and to Tom for making sure we had everything we needed. Also huge props to Paul Lewis who filled in on bass and backing vocals and did an outstanding job!

Coming up this week…

This Saturday night, we return to 42 Eighty Food and Drink (4280 Shenandoah Pkwy., Brunswick, 9:30pm – 1:30am) to rock the house with your favorite blues and rock tunes. This being the eve of our CD release, we might just bust out a few tunes off the CD! C’mon out and let’s party!

It’s finally here! This Sunday July 6th, Shady Drive, Chris Hanna and the North Coast Horns will hit the stage at Brothers Lounge (11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland) to celebrate the release of our new CD, “Darker Shade of Blue”. The doors open at 5pm, The Brighter Side Band kicks things off at 6pm and Shady Drive takes the stage at 7:30pm. Cover is $5 and CDs will be available! It’s gonna be a BLAST so don’t miss it!

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

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Last week was just awesome and very busy, and there’s another coming up, so here goes! Friday found us at The Bier Haus for another fun night! Thanks to all who came out!

Saturday’s Fairview Tavern show was a blast as well with Jon, Brian, Pam and her whole gang! A special thanks to Paul and his lovely fiance’ who drove in from Pittsburgh to catch the show!

Coming up this week…

Come check out Shady Drive and Chris Hanna w/ the North Coast Horns this Friday as we kick off the musical portion of the Fairview Park Summerfest (Bohlken Park, Fairview Park, 7pm – 11pm)! We take the stage at 7pm! We’ll finish up the night joined by Blues Brothers Tribute – The Soul Men

On Saturday we’ll appear from 6-8pm at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life (Brooklyn Recreational Center, 7600 Memphis Ave., 6pm – 8pm). C’mon out and get your groove on for a good cause!

This Saturday night we’ll hit the Aces Grille (32650 Lorain Rd., N. Ridgeville, 10pm – 1:30am) stage once again, this time with our good friend Tim Hamman filling in on bass! It’s always a rockin’ good time, the food is great and the drinks are frosty, so make plans to join us!

Don’t forget our CD release party at Brothers Lounge is less than two weeks away! :c)

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

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

This will be short and sweet! Last week’s CMC Jam was awesome with guest hosts Rob Hayes and Tim Hamman, jammers Hayden Frosti, John Hamley, Johnathon Elliott, Jim Belanger, Greg McGill, Don Lydon, Efrain Hernandez, Greg Kern, Joan Skelley-Watts, Ron Jackson, “Spellbound” (David Holmberg, Mike W., Joe S., Jim B.,) JMY T, and Bob DeVries, and our loyal fans Pamela, Alyssa, John, George, and the Dancing Marilyns!

On to Friday night at the Savannah with Shady Drive. It was great to see Elaine, John, Sandy, Ken, Bob, Cheryl, Ron, Joe, Marilyn, Erin, Steve, Mark and Mark Jr.! thanks for coming out!

Saturday’s 42 Eighty show was awesome thanks to Amanda, Coreen, Sue, Julie, Larry, Jen, Rob, Chris and Daryl!

Sunday’s gig at Columbia Reservation was an amazing time! Great to see Jess, Joy, Bob, Bob P., Mary, Bob, Chris, Daryl, Barb and Rick!

Coming up this week….

On Friday, we appear 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!

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!

Don’t forget Twilight at the Zoo! Show us some love at http://woobox.com/q73nju

Also, our CD release party is July 6 at Brothers’ Lounge! http://youtu.be/7zST-bK7mmM

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

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Saturday’s gig was a private function, but we want to thank Chris Hanna for turning in an awesome performance on keys! Fun night!

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) This week’s guest hosts are Rob ‘Shady’ Hayes and Tim Hamman! Our sponsor each week is Dirty Town Guitar and Amps. Also sponsoring this month is Guitar Center of North Olmsted. During the month of June, every jam participant will receive a coupon good for a $10 Guitar Center gift card! 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 Friday, we’ll hit the stage at the Savannah Bar and Grill (30676 Detroit Rd., Westlake, 9pm – 1am). Bring your best dancin’ shoes, cause you’re gonna need ‘em as we play your favorite rock and blues 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!

This Saturday, we head back to home base for our monthly appearance at 42 Eighty Food & Drink (4280 Shenandoah Pkwy., Brunswick, 9:30pm – 1:30am). The food is great, drinks are cold and it’s always a great time at this Brunswick night spot, so come join us!

Then on Sunday evening, we’ll appear at Columbia Reservation (25145 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, 6pm – 8pm) as the first of their Summer Concert Series! Come out and enjoy some great music in an outdoor family friendly setting at Columbia Reservation! Please note that this is a no-alcohol event.

Less than a month remains until our CD release show at Brothers’ Lounge on July 6th. Check out a taste of our new CD and get info on our release show here: Shady Drive CD Promo on You Tube

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

 

Rob, Kevin and Mike :c)

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