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Attention to the Starling-watchers and SuperFreaks on my flist...I just came back from hanging out with a tent full of dancing, screaming kids. Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch played at the Orillia Winter Carnival. :)

First off, in Starling news (remember them??) - there is apparently a new cd coming out! Colour me shocked when Mo laid that on me today. Another tidbit - Ian wants to change the name of the band to The Hundreds and Thousands. Which I informed Maury was just about the lamest name *ever*. I think we should all email the boy and set him straight frankly. (And frankly it's scary that it abbreviates to THaT, heh)

And the new Supers cd is on the cusp of release. It's in the artwork stage right now and Mo estimates they'll have 'em by March-ish. It's going to be called "Rearrange".

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So as of the new additions I made to Maury's profile today (albums by Whitney Smith and Jason Bajada) here's the count I just made. Mo has put out...

12 albums as a band member
54 albums that he's appeared on
10 "other mentions"

And that's just the stuff I know about. 'Cause it's not like he keeps me informed or anything. That would involve answering his email. ;-)

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It occurs to me that Maury has a very odd career (and lately Graham by extension). A week ago I saw him playing a gig essentially on a large board to a bunch of 6-10 year old kids. And now he plays a gig in front of 40 000 people with an international audience....

Btw - the bassist's birthday is just around the corner! July 8th - people should flood him with wishes and make him feel loved. :)

(maury@thesupers.com - seriously, send him email! *g*)

Maury (and Graham) in the Jann Band

So...anyone on here going to check out Jann Arden on her tour? With both Maury and Graham in the touring band it should be a riot! When last I saw here play Toronto, she was making fun of Maury so much that I could barely breath for laughing (while still feeling a little bad for the totally embarassing things she made fun of him for! *g*)
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Monkey Bunch cd/video release party

Thursday April 07, 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch CD/Video release party at Supermarket Saturday April 16th 2005!!!!

Everything’s coming up monkeys!
Join Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch at Supermarket (268 Augusta Ave. 416 840-0501) Saturday April 16th at 2pm. Each one of their songs pays tribute to a different musical style that speaks up to kids with musicality, humour and a little bite.

Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch are ready to change the way you think about children’s music. They will be releasing their debut CD and Video at the best new venue in in Toronto, Supermarket.

Performing as a part of the Monkey Bunch will be:

Sho: Shoshana Sperling-writer/performer
Mo: Maury LaFoy-musician/songwriter
The MONKEY BUNCH!! Mia Sheard (Toronto Singer Extraordinaire), Ian LeFeuvre (Starling, Lynn Miles producer), Teresa Pavlinek (History Bites, Second City), Graham Powell (The Supers, Jason Plumb), Dave Matheson (Moxy Früvous), Mark Mariash (Sarah Slean), Lyle Molzan (Jann Arden).

"Shoshana Sperling is one of the most entertaining people I've ever met and with "Sho-Mo and the Monkey Bunch" she's found the perfect vehicle. Shoshana and partner Maury Lafoy have made a wonderfully musical kids album full of wit and charm without any of that "goofy" after taste. It's not easy to make a kids record that parents can enjoy too but they pulled it off!"
-Ron Sexsmith (Musician/Songwriter)
"Clever mixture of traditional and original sing-alongs - fun voices and upbeat arrangements that'll have you swingin' from the trees and jumpin' on a bed with all the other little monkeys. Two Bananas up!"
-John Wood, Kidzmusic.com
“This record’s so good. That Lovebird song, It just kills me. I think we might have to cover that song. Would you kill me if we did that?”
-Jann Arden (Musician/Songwriter)
Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch is for parents who love music and want their kids to do the same.

Saturday April 16th at 2pm (BRUNCH WITH THE BUNCH)
Supermarket 268 Augusta Ave. 416 840-0501
(Kensington Market Just south of College)

Only $5 per family or pay what you can!!!!!!!!

More information about Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch: <a href="http://www.themonkeybunch.com</a> or call 416-516-8511

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A little birdie informs me that the reason Maury wasn't performing at the 4th annual Closer to the Heart Benefit (as he does every year) is due to his being in Kitchener. Recording on Danny Michel's new cd. :-)
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Solo Supers stuff!

Friends of mine in the fantastic power-pop group The Supers have some side projects going on while they record their newest cd. Check 'em out! :)

Dec. 1st
Graham Powell of The Supers performs at In the Spirit of Elliot Smith
Holy Joe's (upstairs from The Reverb)
Doors 8:30pm
Show 9pm
P.W.Y.C. ($5 suggested)

Dec. 7th THE DAVID GALE SHOW with Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch as the house band.
(band includes Maury Lafoy of The Supers/Sarah Harmer/Jann Arden and Shoshana Sperling, comic/singer and performer extraordinaire!)
Al Green Theatre in the JCC (570 Spadina).
7pm start

Dec. 13th
Songwriters in the Round
Graham Powell (The Supers), Mia Sheard and Dan Goldman
Mitzi's Sister (1554 Queen Street W)

Dec. 14th Eclectic Circus with Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch
(band includes Maury Lafoy of The Supers/Sarah Harmer/Jann Arden as well as the fantastic Shoshana Sperling)
Tim Simms Playhouse in the 2nd City. 8pm

Dec. 22nd Christmas Show with The Monkey Bunch.
9pm start.
(band includes Maury Lafoy of The Supers/Sarah Harmer/Jann Arden as well as the fantastic Shoshana Sperling)

* Maury is also still performing every monday night with Kurt Swinghammer's Largo North at the Cameron House