Joey Kit­son joins Gary Chip­man Band

Award-win­ning Is­land singer set to per­form on Aug. 3 in New Lon­don

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/ENTERTAINMENT -

The sounds of 1950s and ’60s rock ’n’ roll mu­sic will be ring­ing out at the New Lon­don Com­mu­nity Com­plex on Thursday, Aug. 3, as the door open for the weekly Pig & Whis­tle Dance se­ries.

The house band, The Gary Chip­man Band, is look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing good friend and a house­hold name on P.E.I., Joey Kit­son, to join their band as a special guest vo­cal­ist for one night.

Band mem­bers in­clude Chip­man, Or­rin Baird on sax­o­phone, Ge­orge MacPhee on lead gui­tar, Blair Cough­lin on bass gui­tar and Bob Gagnon on drums.

Kit­son has a long his­tory of play­ing mu­sic on P.E.I., hav­ing fronted the well-known Celtic band Rawl­ins Cross that toured in­ter­na­tion­ally. He has also been the front man for many other bands on Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

“I got to know Joey when my son played in his band, ‘Big City’, and I thought he was an ex­cep­tional mu­si­cian then and he’s only got­ten bet­ter over the years,” says Chip­man. “He’s an ex­tremely ver­sa­tile mu­si­cian sing­ing any­thing from old rock ’n’ roll to Stan Rogers”

The Pig & Whis­tle Dance is at New Lon­don Com­mu­nity Com­plex every Thursday in Au­gust, 8-11 p.m., at 10227 Route 6, New Lon­don.

Doors open at 7 p.m. This event sup­ports both cys­tic fi­bro­sis and the com­plex. All those 19 and over are wel­come For in­for­ma­tion, visit www. pe­i­ or call 902-3141865.


Joey Kit­son joins the Gary Chip­man Band on stage Thursday in New Lon­don.

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