Terry Dunsford to be rockin’ with Phase II and Friends

Event set for Thurs­day evening at the North Rus­tico Lions Club

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/ENTERTAINMENT -

The weekly North Rus­tico Lions’ Pub Night for Thurs­day, July 13, will fea­ture an­other spe­cial guest this week as Terry Dunsford, one of P.E.I.’s most ver­sa­tile singers, will share the stage.

In de­scrib­ing Dunsford, Phase II’s lead singer Gerry Hickey says: “If it’s a song, Terry can sing it; he does every­thing from Roy Or­bi­son to Bryan Adams, and does them all well.”

Dunsford has been sing­ing since child­hood, but he re­ally came into his own in the late 1970s with a band called Ry­der, the most pop­u­lar rock ’n’ roll band on P.E.I. in that era. Af­ter tak­ing some time off, he re­turned to music with a group called The Clas­sics. Lots of folks will re­mem­ber this band play­ing with Phase II and Dino at the an­nual Jin­gle Bell Rock.

Dunsford will be joined on stage by Blaine Mur­phy on lead guitar, John McGarry on bass, Pat King on key­boards and sax­o­phone and Ed Young on drums.

Phase II and Friends reg­u­lar vo­cal­ists Keila Gly­don, Jeanie Camp­bell and Hickey will also per­form a va­ri­ety of tunes that are sure to have feet head­ing for the dance floor.

“Terry Dunsford and our lead player, Blaine Mur­phy, grew up to­gether and cut their teeth on the best music of our gen­er­a­tion,” says Hickey.

“All of us have shared the stage with Terry in the past, and are re­ally look­ing for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity to re­peat the ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The North Rus­tico Lions’ Hall fea­tures am­ple park­ing, air con­di­tion­ing and a fully stocked bar and can­teen. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with music start­ing at 8 p.m.

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Phase II and Friends wel­come an old friend, Terry Dunsford, to share the stage at this Thurs­day evening’s Pub Night in North Rus­tico. “It’s go­ing to be great hav­ing Terry as a guest. We’ve all known each other for many years, and he’s such a tal­ented guy,” says a spokesper­son for the band. From left are Blaine Mur­phy, John McGarry, Jeanie Camp­bell, Ed Young, Keila Gly­don, Pat King and Gerry Hickey.

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