Hi gang!

This week’s Cleveland Music Club – CMC was overflowing with musical goodness. Fantastic host set by this week’s guest hosts Rob Hayes and Eroc Sosinski followed by some cool jamming by: Tom King, Greg Kern, Eddie Santos, Don Lydon, Pete Telari, Bob Laeng, Jay Willis, John Kerver, Pedro, Nelson, Doug, Paul A. Frosty, Robert A. DeVries and “Grav” (Steve, Clay Craigo, Josh B., Josh S.) Thank you all for the great tunes. Thanks also to Joe, Bob S., Pamela, Gregory, the Dancing Marilyns and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful’ for hanging out! As always, thank you to Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to the staff and management of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe for making the party possible each week.

Wednesday’s Shady Drive show at The Grille was another great night! Thanks to everyone who came out to party with us including our good friends Jess, Kathy, Jim and Skip!

Friday’s Shady Drive appearance at Cleats Marblehead was a fun night! It was cool to see all of our Cleats pals! Many thanks to Margo, Jen, Rachel and the rest of the Cleats staff!!

Saturday’s Slim N’ Shady show at Gandalf’s Pub was awesome! Thanks to Kathy, Phil, Chris, Erin, Daryl, Shelley and her gang, Dave, Terri, Ken and everyone else who stopped by to sing along with us!

Coming up this week…

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

Shady Drive will not be at The Grille on Wednesday, as Mike will be filling in for Tommy Amato hosting the Aces Rock Show Jam (6849 Pearl Rd., Middleburg Heights, 8pm – 12am) with Tom Brady, Joey Samide and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak.

This Friday night, Shady Drive returns to John O’s @ Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! We’ll be rockin’ the house with Justin Butcher on bass. Don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us!

Saturday night’s Shady Drive show at Fat Little Buddies has been moved to August 1.

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Wednesday’s Shady Drive gig at The Grille was another awesome night on the patio! Thanks to everyone who came out. We’re back this week, weather permitting.

Shady Drive teamed up with the North Coast Horns and Rick Matousek on keys (awesome job, Rick!) for Friday night’s performance at Brook Park Home Days. We had a great time playing for a very enthusiastic crowd that included John, Ted, Shelly, Gene and Sharon, to name a few. Many thanks to Mayor Tom Coyne for having us out, and to “IronMan” Mike Horvath for an amazing job on the sound board!

On Saturday night, Shady Drive and the North Coast Horns were at it again, with the one and only Chris Hanna on keys, this time at the Fairview Park Summerfest! It was an absolutely remarkable evening with a super crowd (we saw Chris, Daryl, Erika, Keith and his gang, the Dancing Marilyns, Gabrielle, Stephan, Alexa and quite a few others!) Huge thanks to Judy Nicoloff and the Summerfest Committee for having us back this year and to the Fairview Park Service Dept. for a great job getting us and our gear to and from the stage!

Coming up this week…

Rob and Mike, along with Eroc Sosinski, host the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam on Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30).

On Wednesday, Shady Drive will appear at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 7-10pm) which features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come on out and let’s rock the house!

This Friday night, Shady Drive returns to Cleats – Marblehead (6801 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead, 7:30pm – 10:30pm) to rock the house! The weather’s warm, the drinks are frosty and it’s time to party! Come join us!

Saturday will find Slim N’ Shady at Gandalf’s Pub (6757 Center Rd., Valley City, 8pm-11pm). Gandalf’s has a great Irish-American menu (amazing boxties!!), a great selection of beers and all of your favorite wines and mixed drinks. If weather permits, we’ll be out on the patio, so come join us on a Saturday night!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Wednesday’s Rock Show Jam at Aces Middleburg was awesome! It was great to see Sandy, Ken, Lisa, Katyana, Ron and all of the Aces gang. Thanks to Gary Stulak for having Rob and I out to host! We had a blast!

Friday’s Slim N’ Shady happy hour show at Blue Turtle was a ton of fun as always! Many thanks to Sandy, Ken, Erika, Chris, Daryl, Karen, Louise, Tricia and Pam for coming out!

Saturday night’s Slim N’ Shady appearance at the Fairview Tavern was rather disappointing attendance-wise. We called it a night after one set. We were hoping to get some post-fireworks folks but it didn’t happen.

Coming up this week…

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

On Wednesday, Shady Drive will appear at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 7-10pm) which features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come on out and let’s rock the house!

on Thursday, join Mike, Brian Davidson and Bill Kraker as Cleveland Music Club plays Panini’s – Solon (6150 SOM Center Rd., 7-10pm).

Friday night finds Shady Drive teaming up with the North Coast Horns to play the Brookpark Home Days Festival (Brookpark Recreation Center, 17400 Holland Rd. Brookpark, 9pm – 11pm). Rick Matousek joins us on keyboards. This should be a great show, so make plans now to join us!

On Saturday, Shady Drive and the North Coast Horns return to headline the Fairview Park Summerfest (Bohlken Park, 7-11pm). Last year’s show was a blast, and this year should be even better, as we’ll stop the show briefly at dusk to watch the fireworks, and then we’ll go back to making music until 11pm!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Wednesday night’s Shady Drive performance at The Grille was another beautiful night! Many thanks to Artie and Gigi for having us out and to all of The Grille gang for coming out to hang with us and enjoy the evening! We’re back there next on July 8.

Unfortunately, our Saturday night appearance at The Grill was canceled due to weather. Rain, patios and band gear don’t mix very well. :c)

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)

On Wednesday, Rob and Mike guest host the Aces Middleburg Rock Show Jam Night (6849 Pearl Rd., Middleburg, 8pm – Midnight). Great food, frosty drinks, great service and a huge dance floor complete with awesome in-house sound and light system. C’mon out and jam with us!

This Friday Slim N’ Shady return to Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted) for Friday Happy Hour from 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!

Saturday marks the debut of Slim N’ Shady at the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9pm – Midnight). The food at the Tavern is amazing (try the $10 strip steak special), the drinks are cold and the service is fast and friendly. Add an evening of your favorite tunes by Slim ‘N Shady and you’ve got a GREAT Saturday night! Let’s rock!

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Happy Fathers’ Day to all the Dads out there. :c)

Wednesday’s Shady Drive appearance at The Grille for the Century Harley Davidson Bike Night was a remarkable evening! It was great to see Joy, Jess, Erika, John, Beth, Keith, A.J. and everyone else who packed into the Grille’s awesome patio! Big thanks to Artie, Gigi and the folks at Century Harley for having us and to Caroline and Jess for taking such good care of us! We’ll appear there every Wednesday night throughout the summer. :c)

Friday night’s Slim N’ Shady show at Gandalf’s Pub was awesome! We had a great time on the patio with Erika, Marilyn, Chris, Daryl, Marilyn, Jerry, Kelly and Paul and the Gandalf’s gang! Kudos to Lindsey, Jess, Kat and Sarah for the great service and many thanks to Sean and Michelle for having us out! We’ll see you there next on July 18!

On Saturday, Shady Drive made the trip to Andover, Ohio and the Bay Shore Campground where we had an extremely fun time partying with Lisa, Joe, Lisa’s folks, Sally, Andy, Jennifer, Kristen, Kathleen, little Mackenzie and the rest of the Bay Shore gang! Playing there is always a great time!

Coming up this week…

Mike hosts the CMC Jam Night at Bullfrog’s on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, Shady Drive will appear at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 6-9pm) The Grille features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come on out and let’s rock the house!

We’ll be back at The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 9pm-1am) on Saturday night. Come join us! :c)

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

Rob and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Our appearance at The Grille was canceled by Century Harley-Davidson due to weather. They’ve rescheduled the event for this coming Wednesday.

Our show at the Fairview Tavern was a great time! It was great to see Aimee, Ryan, Denny, Sandy, Ken, John, Dawn, George and the whole Tavern gang turned out on a Saturday night. Thanks to all who came out! :c)

Coming up this week…

This Wednesday night we’ll try it again as Shady Drive will play The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 6-9pm) as they host the Century Harley-Davidson Bike Night. The Grille features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! This is our debut appearance there and Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come join us, hope for a sunny day and let’s rock the house!

Friday will find Rob and Mike at Gandalf’s Pub (6757 Center Rd., Valley City, 8pm-11pm) as we debut the Slim N’ Shady acoustic duo at the Valley City venue. Gandalf’s has a great Irish-American menu, a great selection of beers and all of your favorite mixed drinks. If weather permits, we’ll be out on the patio, so come join us and let’s kick the weekend off in style!

On Saturday, Shady Drive travels to Bay Shore Campground (7124 Pymatuning Lake Rd Andover, 8pm – 11pm) where we’ll play your favorite classic rock and blues tunes in a great outdoor setting. C’mon out, pitch a tent, build a fire and join the fun!

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Last Tuesday’s CMC Jam was another awesome night with hosts Rob Hayes and Tim Hamman, our awesome jam crew Bob Laeng, John Kerver, Devin Hogan, Jim Belanger, Hichem Ferrah, Dan Elliott, Greg McGill, Bob DeVries and Pam Coone. Thank you all for filling the night with music for us! Thanks also to everyone who came out listen, dance and get a little silly including: Joe, Michelle, David, Todd, Vern, Lisa, Pamela, the ‘Dancing Marilyns’ and the rest of the ‘Frog Faithful.’ It’s always fun hanging with you fine people. Big thanks as always to our sponsor Dirty Town Guitar and Amps and to the staff and management of Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe, without whom we’d have to try to jam via FaceTime or something equally ridiculous.

We played a private event on Saturday. Thanks to Chris Hanna and Ray Varga for turning in awesome performances!

Coming up this week…

This Wednesday night, Shady Drive will play The Grille (1813 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, 6-9pm) as they host the Century Harley-Davidson Bike Night. The Grille features an amazing patio, with food to match (their gyros are THE BEST!) and lots of frosty cold beverages! This is our debut appearance there and Justin Butcher will join us on bass, so come join us and let’s rock the house!

On Thursday, Shady Drive will debut at Panini’s – Solon (6150 SOM Center Rd., 7-10pm). Great food, great drinks and a fun atmosphere are features of this awesome nightspot. Bill March will join us on bass, so c’mon out and let’s PARTY! :c)

This Saturday night, Shady Drive returns to the Fairview Tavern (21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 9:30pm – 1:30am). The food at the Tavern is amazing (try the $10 strip steak special), the drinks are cold and the service is fast and friendly. Add an evening of blues and classic rock by Shady Drive and you’ve got a GREAT Saturday night! Let’s rock!

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Our appearance at John O’s at Clay’s Park was a remarkable night. Watching the room fill up as we were getting ready to play was energizing, to say the least. It was great to see all of the Clay’s Park gang in attendance, Christina behind the bar and Rich, who did a great job of keeping the flood waters off our gear! lol Also a HUGE thanks to Justin Butcher, who jumped in to save the day on bass at the last minute and just absolutely killed it all night long. :c)

Coming up this week…

Rob and Mike host the Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam Tuesday at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville, 8:30 – 12:30).

On Saturday, we’ll play a private function.

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

Friday night at The Blue Turtle Tavern, Slim N’ Shady warmed up the crowd for the Cavs victory over the Hawks and a good time was had by all! It was great to see Chris, Daryl, Tricia, Diane, Gordy, Jeff and the rest of the Turtle gang! We’re back there on July 3 for another 6-9pm Happy Hour show. :c)

Saturday’s Shady Drive appearance at Cleats Marblehead was an amazing night! It was great to see Shawn and his whole posse, Andy and Timea, Patrick and the Cleats gang out in full force! Also many thanks to Jen, Cookie, Kendra and all of the staff at Cleats. We had a great time! We’ll be back at Cleats on July 25.

On Sunday, Shady Drive rocked the house at Schaun Acres Campground. It was a fun time as always with all the campers in the pavilion and those cheering at their campsites. There were definitely some tasty BBQs going on!! Great night!

Coming up this week…

The Cleveland Music Club – CMC Jam has been CANCELED this Tuesday because Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe feels there will be more demand for the Cavs game than for jam night.

This Saturday night, Shady Drive returns to John O’s @ Clay’s Park (13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence, Ohio, 8pm)! We’ll be rockin’ the house with special guest Bill March on bass. Don’t miss all the fun! C’mon out and join us!

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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Hi gang!

We were off last weekend, but we’re well-rested and ready to go for this weekend!

Coming up this week…

Mike hosts the Cleveland Music Club Jam at Bullfrog’s with ‘Furious’ George Hartwig and Gary ‘G Rock’ Stulak!

Friday marks the return of ‘Slim n’ Shady’ to Blue Turtle Tavern (29352 Lorain Rd., N. Olmsted) for Friday Happy Hour from 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!

This Saturday night, Shady Drive returns to Cleats – Marblehead (6801 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead, 7:30pm – 10:30pm) to rock the house! The weather’s warm, the drinks are frosty and it’s time to party! Come join us!

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

Rob, Matt and Mike :c)

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