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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba D4 Winnipeg Free February 2001 MuSHL Kicker donates CD proceeds to Osborne House womens shelter By Bartley Klves NEVER mind a benefit concert a Winnipeg indie rock band plans to donate all the proceeds from its new CD to the citys largest womens The a trio led by former Bonaduces guitarist Mike will turn over all the cash it raises from sales of its debut disc First Last Place to Osborne a 45bed shelter that receives visits per year from women and children in abusive When I first moved to the a lot of the people I met through the punk scene told me horror stories about their says who originally hails from Pretty much everyone and their dog has a CD out these Im not trying to make a name for myself in music any more its almost impossible to make a liv ing solely from So if I cant make a livelihood from if Im going to make a CD Im going to Koop is best known as the hyperactive guitarist for the who recorded for Winnipeg indie label Endearing Records and earned a Prairie Music Award nomination in The band broke up the following year and was succeeded by The Kicker and The a group led by former Bonaduces singer Doug The which also includes drummer Jack Jonasson and bassist John has been playing around town for two Its debut whose cover art depicts a woman at a hair salon cleaning a will sell for starting tonight at a CD release party at the Pyramid All proceeds from the show will also go to Osborne And if anyone is suspicious about the charity Koop doesnt blame Im a pretty cynical person Ive already thought about the way people will take he But if I have any ulterior its just that I dont want to have 300 CDs sitting in my At Osborne nobody is questioning the inten tions behind the bands Its very executive director Lea Frame Its wonderful to see a young group like that think of an organization like Its indicative of the kind of support we receive from the Direct donations to Osborne House may be made by calling the shelters administrative office at The Kicker plays the Pyramid Cabaret tonight at Admission is GRAND PRIZE Meet and Greet with Sarah Brightman Front row tickets to the concert Complete CD library Dinner at Colin James promises a brandnew show when he hits Vne Pyramid Cabaret next Guitarist James sheds swing for blues roots By Bartley Kives N CONCERT MARCH WINNIPEG ARENA THEATRE BOWL Winnipeg Free Pre P MOWED or fv FAUI Secondary winners will receive dinner at a WOW tickets to the concert and Sarahs latest release kvVffSrS f mm m mm m mm mmm COLIN James is with a split personality you never know which version of the guitarist is going to show Over the past 12 the Vancouver musi cian has recorded as a blues an acoustic roots musician and the leader of a big doff ing a different musical hat every other James latest incarnation is a bit of deja James1 first album of original material in 11 finds the singerguitarist returning to straightahead blues the sound that started off his recording career in the late Im really enjoying playing more contempo rary stuff these says who spent most of the 1990s playing vintage swing and jumpblues sounds as the leader of Colin James His Little Big Last for the first time in a long I found a bunch of new records Macy Shelby the new Collective Soul that I Theyre getting my head back into pop Im liking The new Colin James sound isnt that far removed from the bluespop stylings of Saskatoons Wide Mouth A big chunk of the credit for the songcraft belongs to Craig formerly of The who cowrote 11 of the songs on Fuse and authored a Get To The on his Northey is also part of the fivepiece touring band thats accompanying James on a national which stops at Winnipegs Pyramid Cabaret on According to the compact live unit is a big departure from touring with a fullblown swing The ironic thing is we thought it would be so much easier on the But no its more comi plex with a rockpop Theres more of a more monitors and James says he loves every song on both of the Little Big Band quickly tired of the swing which peaked during the sumj mer of The music posed no problem it was the culture and fashion that By the time we finished with the swing it started becoming a It got to the point where it was way more about the zoot suit than anything to do with the James recalls It was bizarre I dont think Id seen such as a huge not since the early days of punk rocl and New that had people buying into the lifestyle It was also because we would always put more of a jumpblues slant on As soon as we played anything that was close to not being all the orange and blue and green suits would sit down and put their heads in their Swing wont be a big part of Tuesdays which will focus predominantly on James also promises to dish out of few old hits but i not all of I was 21 or 22 when that first rock record j came Theres a few songs on that record I dont ever need to hear he refusing to name Whats been great for me on the new show is theres enough songs on Fuse that I I dont have to go too deep into the Its a brand i new I Colin James plays the Pyramid Cabaret on 2C Tickets for the 9 show are plus fees at 7803333 or ;