Hey Romeo to open for Bachman at Passion Play Amphitheatre
Hey Romeo just appeared at Westerner Days in Red Deer and right before the Drumheller show, the band will be playing with High Valley in Paradise Hill, Sask., a small town outside of Lloydminster.
For Hey Romeo fans, more new music is on the way.
“Darren Gusnowsky and I from Hey Romeo have been writing music for a new project and have had a couple of trips to Nashville to write with our favourite writers there,” said Rob Shapiro, keyboardist for the country-pop band, in an email interview.
“Now we have narrowed the new music down to our favourites and are in the middle of bringing them to life in our home studios.”
Shapiro himself has been busy producing new hits as a freelancer.
“This summer I also spent some time freelancing, helping out a friend, Aaron Goodvin and played the Nashville North at the Calgary Stampede and at Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island,” recounted Shapiro. “I appeared in his new video called Lonely Drum which actually just went gold this week, so that was a blast.”
Hey Romeo is set to head to the CCMA’s in Saskatoon this year and are looking forward to it.
To grab your tickets, check out the Canadian Badlands Passion Play website here. ( h t tp s: / / t i c k e t s . c a n a - di a n p a s s i o n p l a y. co m / TheatreManager/1/ nline?performance=266)
Erik and Joy Bjorn have been “over the top” this past while as their son and his family from Amsterdam have arrived for a visit. Ryan and Melissa Bjorn, with their children Kristiaan and Katherine, are a welcome short-term y addition to the Craigmyle Bjorn family. The Bjorn family has been very busy catching up with family at a reunion at Gull Lake; enjoying the Tyrrell Museum; the Rowley Ghost Walk; attending the Passion Play and Rosebud Theatre; touring the Banff, Jasper and Columbia Ice Field area; as well as many other Alberta attractions. Joy and Erik have thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to reconnect with their European located family (especially the two grandchildren), but I suspect will be ready for a “rest” once they are back to quiet Craigmyle living.
The Craigmyle Historic Society will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm. Business will consist of planning for the Pumpkin Fest (hopefully, depending on success of pumpkin growers); the fall pancake breakfasts; and other ongoing projects. All interested persons are invited to come out and be a part of this group.
A number of local folk attended the Celebration of Life event for Sandra Smyth held at the Poplar Ridge Community Center outside of Red Deer on Monday, July 31. A fine tribute was given by family and friends for this genuine soul who will be missed by so many.
The summertime Coffee Break has been a very successful event. All are welcome to come out and enjoy this twice weekly no-charge event taking place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00 am. Many political and world problems are resolved at the Craigmyle Coffee Break!
Birthday greetings go out to Brad Kentner and Iris Faechner on August 11; Grant Stuber on August 13; Ludy Moe on August 14; and John Cranton on August 16. Have a great day!
Drumheller’s own Rob Shapiro and band Hey Romeo will be returning to the valley as the opening act for Randy Bachman on August 26.