SPOONS, Canadian innovators of synth new wave still rock an impressive full house after 40 years of projecting their magic, as notable music troubadours well into the 20th year of the 3rd millennium.
A stupendous and memorable start to a fantastic 40th Anniversary Tour picking up momentum just off the heels of their Western Canada sector of the Tour. SPOONS brought their A-game to Deerfoot Inn Casino in Calgary with A Flock of Seagulls on Feb. 22nd, Feb. 28th at River Cree Resort Casino in Enoch, AB with A Flock of Seagulls and Men Without Hats, Feb. 29th Hard Rock Casino in Vancouver, BC with A Flock of Seagulls and Men Without Hats, returning to 2 sold-out Ontario shows back to back with March 6th Waterloo’s Maxwell’s Concert Hall and on March 7th at Oshawa Music Hall. This impressive sold-out Oshawa performance featured original members with founder Gordon Deppe, on guitar/vocals, founder Sandy Horne on bass/vocals, long time member/drummer Chris McNeill and one of the original keyboardist Scott MacDonald. Fleshing out mesmerizing melodies they profoundly captivated a sea of fans who experienced crowd-pleasing staples from their in-depth catalog of accomplished signature sounds like Arias and Symphonies, Nova Heart, Red Light, Old Emotions, Bridges Over Borders, Waterline, Romantic Traffic, Tell No Lies, Escape With You, and Smiling in Winter. Mingling in All The Wrong Things (In the Right Places), Beautiful Trap, Repeatable, For The First and The Last Time from their 9th studio album New Day New World. These new songs express similar delicious flavors drenched in the 80’s Spoons fashion and 1 extra highlight for me was their rousing dubstep version of the excitable Nova Heart remix, just as they got the audience revved and ready to rock all night long, this masterpiece closed the show. Drowning the room with cheers and tremendous applause, Spoons remounted their positions once again and satisfied the hungry audience with 2 profoundly exhilarating encore pieces filled with the new Landing Lights and an old fan fave When Time Turns Around. Unknown to us all, the tune When Times Turns Around sure spoke volumes of the changes our world was going to be facing as COVID-19 snuck in out of nowhere that same week, changing lives worldwide. However, Spoons have a message to keep the spirit of music alive for their fans during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We just did a video to honor the earth and those protecting us right now. The song Landing Lights is off our new album. Hope you like it,” stated Gordon Deppe. https://youtu.be/6vh7WH1KrPUY Landing Lights is the 8th song from their current and 9th studio album, New Day New World, their 1st album in 8 years. https://www.spoonsmusic.com
Congrats!!! Landing Lights is Tribute to Healthcare workers and WON the Gold Award for the Virgin Spring Cinefest.
Also, further outstanding news. New Day New World video is online now and here are just some of the people who helped Spoons create their message of hope for the not so distant future: Corey Hart, Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), Mike Score (A Flock of Seagulls), Curtis Joseph (NHL), Clive Farrington (When in Rome-The Promise), Nick Feldman (Wang Chung), Bif Naked, Dale Martindale (Images in Vogue), Jane Siberry, Mauve, Delyn Grey, Felix Duenas (Felix & The Foreshadow), Stacie Mystasyn (Degrassi High), David Marsden (Radio legend). Michael Williams (MuchMusic), Steve Anthony (MuchMusic/Breakfast Television), Live Earl Jive (CFNY). Ed The Sock (Comedian), Richard Crouse (TV Host/film critic), Noah Cappe (Carnival Eats/Wall Of Chefs), Hal Johnson/Joanna McLeod (Body Break), Anthony DP Mann (actor), Jack Custers (Program Manager Your TV), Daniel Rodrique (Producer of Canada’s TV series The Veterans), Megan Deppe (Pharmacist), Alexis Troyak (Registered Nurse), Amanda Walton (Nurse), Ed Sousa (Promotor/Charity Organizer), Kelly Michael Stewart (Blood In the Snow Film Festival Director), Steve DiSchiavi (Co-host of The Dead Files), Wayne Gates (MPP), Ellen Campbell (Abuse Hurts), Peter James Dychtiar (Co-host of Peet and Reet Show), Jim Diodati (Mayor of Niagara Falls), Mark Harris (Ontario Waterfalls), Michael Clarkson (2 Time Pulitzer Prize Nominee), Ernie Reinhart (Inventor of the Slo-Pitch), Mike Strange (3 Time Olympic Boxer), Dan Giancola (CFL Grey Cup Winner), Evan Rotella (Teen recording artist), Big John ‘T-Bone’ Little (91 year old blues guitarist), Buck Rodgers (Christian recording artist, Mark Soppit (Minister/Musician), Andrew Vergalito (Award-winning gelato maker), Mike Stranges Box Run ‘Kids’ and Shannon Thunderbird (Tsimshian Elder).
These iconic innovators still rock an impressive full house after 40 years of projecting their magic well into the 20th year of the 3rd millennium as notable music troubadours. As these award-winning songwriters and performance specialists are constantly evolving, they truly express their memorable nostalgic sound union engaging their fans with familiar addictive adrenaline, and I was so honored to be apart of the audience’s stellar responsive energy. Their new sound still conquers the world of popular music as a truly impressive phenomenon. Melodious and harmonious to the ear these industry experts hold strong as one of the most successful in the retro synth music industry. Stay tuned to SPOONS by visiting https://www.spoonsmusic.com
As well, coming soon to Seeing Shows with Deb Draper, a future piece with a congrats to SPOONS and video producer Peter Sacco, on their impressive Film Festival outcomes thus far regarding their 4 recent video’s from their New Day New World album.
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In other musical news out of NASHVILLE.
I am super proud to share the success of a High School friend of mine, multi-award-winning Victoria Banks. She has been nominated for 11 CCMA Awards taking home the awards for 2010 Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year for her self-produced, self-penned records When You Can Fly and Never Be the Same made her 2009’s most nominated; and she won the 2010 Canadian Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year; 2014 Covenant Award: Songwriter of the Year; ASCAP Award: “Come on Over” as well, ASCAP Award: “Saints & Angels” and a SOCAN International Achievement Award, sending her out on tour with superstars Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Lonestar, Randy Travis, and Johnny Reid. Victoria has earned a place as one of the most respected artists in the Canadian music industry, the admiration of Nashville’s music elite, and the label of “one of the best songwriters in the business. “Hi friends! Tune into NBC’s Songland this Monday night, May 18th, to see me present a song to country duo Florida Georgia Line,” exclaimed Victoria Banks. 🎸 🎶
Victoria appears as a performer on the same episode as Florida Georgia Line’s episode on 2020’s TV program SONGLAND #songland – the new season series started April 13th, 10 pm/9c on NBC http://www.nbc.com/songland and pick up a copy of her newest & 5th album that drops mid May!