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Somebody Turn On The Lights…

As beautiful as the weather has been (at least on the East Coast) I suppose it’s time to think about – gulp – Christmas. To that end, the city of Toronto has a really nice family thing at Nathan Phillip’s Square where they light the big festive tree and give the citizens a fun night out…

What a sweet way to thank the tax-payers, with the added benefit of providing some fab entertainment.

And we’d like to thank the powers-that-be in Toronto for inviting the Joel Plaskett Emergency to be part of this hugely fun event…

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Some new awards…

The weekend saw the 10th anniversary Music Nova Scotia Awards taking to the road for the first time – this year in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The finale was the awards show at the historic Astor Theatre, and a swell awards show it was…

Entertainer of the Year – Joel Plaskett Emergency

Songwriter of the Year – Joel Plaskett

We’d also like to congratulate all the other winners (and nominees), with special attention to Jenn Grant and In-Flight Safety!

And thanks to all the folks at Music Nova Scotia for their hard work putting this event together and their general continuing support of not only Joel and the Emergency but all the musicians in Nova Scotia…

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Warming Up

Seems like one just turns around and another month blows by… And so we’re well into November already and, for those of you in southwestern Ontario, it’s time to bring to your attention some Emergency gigs in your neck of the woods…
November 23rd the band will be at The Starlight Club in Waterloo, Ontario

November 24th will find them at Call The Office in London, Ontario

November 25th is a free show at The Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall) in Toronto

November 27th the show is in Hamilton at The Casbah

After that,

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Hey Party People

Just slowing down for 10 seconds after an intense week preparing for the
show with the symphony. The show was a lot of fun and everyone rose to the
occasion. A cool mix of hardcore fans and symphony subscribers who liked
our cover of Silver Threads and Golden Needles. Was thrilling for me to
have over 40 people rocking my songs. CBC radio will likely broadcast the
show in the next month. Will keep you posted on when.

The Emergency is preparing to record a new record/ rock opera in December.
Songs include Drunk Teenagers,

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