I didn’t know Rockabilly drummer Glenn Kimberley well, but what I did know of him was thoroughly positive. I first met “Bunny” as some close friends used to call him, back in the early 90s when he was anchoring Steve Fox’s Country-Rock outfits The Tin Eddies and later Tequila Mockingbirds.
I probably hadn’t seen Glenn in six or so years before his way too untimely death in early March two years ago by his own hand, for reasons that remain as mysterious as they are frustrating to those with whom he was close.
Those friends include a legion of local TO musicians, as he was the skins beater on various occasions for several high-profile groups like The Swingin’ Blackjacks, Sin City Boys, The Millwinders and The Kat Kings, to name just a few.
Tonight those groups and other high-profile artists like guitarist Tim Bovaconti and bass master Gary Kendall will gather at Cadillac Lounge to remember their departed comrade and to raise dough for the Toronto Distress Centre, an organization that helps people in crisis and those who have lost people to suicide.
Matt Allen, guitarist for the Blackjacks for whom Glenn often played as a sub drummer and a close friend and day job colleague, remembers that “while Glenn seemed to be a well balanced, happy individual most of the time, he had been suffering from severe depression for many years,” he told me.
“It’s still difficult to deal with even a couple years on,” he added.
A memorial show just after Glenn’s death two years ago at Cadillac, located at 1296 Queen St. West near Dufferin, packed the house. The hope is that tonight’s show, for which suggested donation is $10, will do the same and make a difference towards helping to ensure that the toll of mental health-related deaths is reduced, even if just a little.
-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, March 01, 2017
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*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL
5> Gordon Shawcross @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St.
*5:30> Kama House Band @ Kama, 214 King St. W. ~Jazz
6-8> Kathleen Gorman & Nathan Hiltz @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
6> Golden Country Classics @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W.
6-8> Robert Scott @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Jazz piano; 0$
6:30> Johnny Griffith Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
*7-10> Blues jam with Mark Stafford & Ken Yoshioka @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7:30> Troubleshooting @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
**8 (7 p.m. sign-up)> open stage with 9 p.m. with feature by Honey Novick @ Fat Albert’s, 25 Cecil St. (Steelworkers Hall) ~songwriters
*8> open mic with host Jay Pollock & feature @ Touché Martini Bar, 669 College St.
8-10:30> Dan Dwoskin solo @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. ~Pop songwriter; $10
8> Scott B & Yawn Temiseva @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. ~songwriters
8> Wordspell @ Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. ~spoken word
8:30> Jacob Metcalf @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
*9-12> open mic with Jeff Kahl @ Libertarian House, 235 Queen St. E.
*9 (signup at 8:30)> open mic with Alan Carter @ Lowdown, 276 Augusta Ave.
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9> Laura Cole; Fire The Neighbours; Silence; Factory Band @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $5
*9:30> After Funk @ Nightowl Toronto, 647 College St. ~Funk; 0$
9:30> Kirk MacDonald Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10> Sean Conway @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter
10> Ghostlight @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. TO
10-2> Blues-Rock jam with Al Webster Combo @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. TO
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. TO ~Funk/R&B; $10
416 – TORONTO EAST
6> Pierce the Veil; Falling In Reverse; Crown The Empire @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ~contemporary Pop; $
*7:30-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
8> acoustic jam with Gary LaRocca @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave.
8:30-10:30> Civil Wray @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E. ~indie Pop
9> karaoke with Vance McCullough @ Firkin On Danforth, 2057 Danforth Ave.
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
8-1> Marshall Dane @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Country/Pop
9-12> Space Jazz jam with singer Meagan Luchko & guitarist Kevin Bolger & band with weekly guest Nick Morgan @ Placebo Space, 2877 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ~Jazz; $5/pwyc
416 – TORONTO WEST
5-8> Robert Davis Blues Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Blues
6-8> The Layrite Boys @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Bluegrass; 0$
7> The Kents; Good Kid; Alina Likbind; The Nursery; Wolf Safa @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.
7:30> Alex Pangman’s Alleycats featuring Peter Hill on keys; Red Hot Ramble @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. ~Mardi Gras style Swing Jazz/Blues
7:30> Chelsea Reed; Emily Rockarts; Lilly Mason; Kelly Prescott @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~fem songwriters; $7/pwyc
8> Glenn Kimberley Memorial Jam & benefit for Toronto Distress Centre with Sin City Boys featuring Kevin Jollimore, Swinging Blackjacks; The Kat Kings; Tim Bovaconti; The Millwinders; more @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. ~brassy R&B/Motown/Soul; 0$
*8> MFA open mic @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W.
8> Chloe Watkins; Vivian Shepperd; Paige Albritton; Elspeth @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. ~fem acoustic acts
8> Roland Hunter Duo @ Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. W. ~Jazz
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
**9-12> Blues Night with Julian Fauth & guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Juno-winning Blues
9> Zoo Owl; Lizzy Boredom; Sad Sorcerer; Poster Boy @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ~indie; $8/pwyc
9> Kitchen Orkestra @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.
10> Killer Party Killer @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. ~Rock/Pop/Country; $10
*10> Arthur Renwick @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W. ~original Roots/Blues
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
*6-8:30> ukulele jam @ Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St. E., Cambridge
7:30> Celtic Session @ Penny Whistle, 2 Quebec St., Guelph
8-12> acoustic jam @ Anaf Club 344, 32 Gordon St., Guelph
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
8> tba @ Maxwell’s, 220 King St. N., Waterloo
8:30> Skye Wallace @ Red Brick Café, 8 Douglas St., Guelph
*8:30-11:30> The Gaes @ Churchill Arms, 355 Erb St. W., Waterloo ~Celtic
9-2> New Old @ Dstrct, 10 Wyndham St. (main floor), Guelph ~
9> DEENO @ Bin 23, 6 Carden St., Guelph
9> jam with Mike Meacher & Nathan Bulla @ Argyle Arms, 210 King St. E., Cambridge
10> Scott Cairns @ Doogie & Pablo’s, 37 Wyndham St. N., Guelph
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
*7-11> open jam with The Freacon Band @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
8-12> Trent University student bands @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
8:30> Kerry Jane @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~$5
8-12> open mic night @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Marty Hepburn @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
9> open mic @ The Moustache Club, 15 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
*7> open mic night with Tanya Joy Senior @ Col. McGrady’s Pub, 44 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
7> open mic with Matt Whittmann @ Red Door Gallery, 69 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8-12> open mic with Kevin Ker @ Unionville Arms, 189 Main St., Unionville
8-12> jam with Rebelljo Band featuring Dave Girdlestone of Soul Funkshun on guitar @ Fionn MacCool’s Brampton, 11 Ray Lawson Blvd. Brampton
8> acoustic jam with Frank Logue @ Shepherd’s Crook, 86 Main St. S., Georgetown
*8:45> open mic jam with Matt Zady @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*9-1> open mic jam with Whiskey Birds @ Sweetz Lounge, 5289 Hwy 7, Woodbridge-Vaughan
*9:30> open mic with The Villagers @ Main’s Mansion, 144 Main St., Markham
*10-2> jam night with Switchbeat Trio @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
7> Alex Tomowich & Jesse Martel @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton
*7:30> open mic with Brant Parker @ Donnelley’s Pub, 54 Front St., Thorold ~eclectic
**8-1> Boogie N Blues jam with Ian Andrews & Friends @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
8> The Astromen; Reike Share @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton
*8> Brad James @ Thirsty Cactus, 2 King St. E., Dundas ~Country
8> Terrie Petrie & band hosts Country Wednesdays @ Pub Fiction, 1242 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster ~Country
*8:30> Something Country @ The Endzone, 1900 King St. E., Hamilton ~Country
9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40
9:30> Adam Cooke & Adam Ostrosser @ Gallagher’s Bar, 69 Augusta St., Hamilton
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
*4:30> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
*7> open mic with Gillian Nicola @ Copper Kettle Waterdown, 312 Dundas St. E., Waterdown
8> David Joseph; Jesse Parent; more @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~songwriters; $8
*8> open mic with Jim Italiano @ Club 54, 3345 Harvester Rd., Burlington
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock
9-1> Maxine Young & Christina Melanie @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop; $
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
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