Known as the house band at Darcy’s Pub in Victoria, Monkey Wrench is one of B.C.’s most successful cover bands from Courtenay.
The band, which will play Jan. 31 at the Bridge Lounge in Courtenay, has performed throughout Canada and the U.S. and is regularly booked for functions including special performances for Canada’s armed forces personnel.
Monkey Wrench is:
• Norman James Allan Rodgers Gordon (guitar and vocals).
A professional musician for over 20 years, Norm has performed extensively around the world (Finland, Sweden, China, Dubai, Bahrain, Canada and the U.S.) for such bands as Cairo Boys, Brent Lee and the Outsiders, Farmers Daughter, Blue Oyster Cult, Taylor James, and Ozone.
During his career he has had the opportunity to open for such acts as Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, Trooper, Michelle Wright, Patricia Conroy and Dwight Yoakam.
• Shane Claude Demers (bass and vocals).
A 17-year veteran of the music industry, Shane’s musical credits include a signed project with Atenzia Records in Sweden, extensive international performances and many private functions. He has opened for some of the most recognizable names in rock over the past 20 years including Bif Naked, Rick Springfield, 54-40, Nazareth, Trooper and Streetheart.
• John Kelly (drums and percussion).
Having started his performance career in his father’s band at the age of 17, John has since gone on, over a 24-year career, to start his own band, play for other bands across the country, and record a full-length CD. When not playing with Monkey Wrench, John spends his time dedicating himself to his music and teaching drum lessons.
Monkey Wrench will play New Year’s Eve at the Bridge Lounge in Courtenay. Visit www.thebridgelounge.com or call 250-871-7277 for more details.
— Monkey Wrench