FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
CHALK CIRCLE & BLUE PETER
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
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Chalk Circle formed as a trio in 1983 and gained notoriety by the mid-eighties with solid National radio airplay with songs such as “April Fool”, “This Mourning”, “Me Myself and I” and the T. Rex classic “20th Century Boy”. Their albums were released in Canada, Germany and Japan with 1987’s Album “Mending Wall” achieving certified “Gold” status in Canada. During that time they headlined numerous National tours and shared the stage with the likes of Rush, Crowded House, and Tears for Fears. They also played festival shows in East Berlin, Germany six months prior to the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
The band has recently reformed and played two sold out shows in Toronto earlier this year. One performance at the Horseshoe Tavern for the 40th Anniversary Juno 80’s night event and another co-headlining bill at the Mod Club with friends Blue Peter got the band excited to perform again. Original member’s vocalist and guitarist Chris Tait, bassist Brad Hopkins, drummer Derrick Murphy will be joined with Blue Peter Keyboardist Jason Sniderman to complete the lineup for the upcoming 2011 live dates. The band relishes nothing more than playing it’s music for their fans.
Blue Peter formed in 1978 and became one of Canada’s most popular and influential bands of the New wave era. Signing with new indie label Ready Records in 1979, the young band released the EP “Test Pattern for Living”. Recorded in one day, this album captures the explosive energy of the times. By 1983 Blue Peter’s sound included the layered texture of keyboards, a new-found sophistication and, as always a readiness to explore and experiment. “Falling” was Blue Peter’s breakthrough album. It featured the dance-hit single “Don’t Walk Past” and accompanied by the song’s Blade-Runner-inspired video, Falling exploded onto the Canadian music scene and brought the band a vast new audience.
A reunited Blue Peter has been performing to packed houses in the Toronto area since 2006. They also recently performed at the 40th anniversary Juno’s 80’s night at the Horseshoe and co-headlined with Chalk Circle at a sold out Mob Club.
Both bands epitomize the ground-breaking spirit of a remarkable era in Canadian music.
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