Harlequin’s 2022 Year-end Newsletter

Well folks, another year is ending.

We are so grateful to you all for coming out to see us this year!

We have been from coast to coast – literally – and what a privilege and a pleasure it has been for us to entertain and visit with you! From White Rock, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Some of the highlights for me were Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Nelson House, Snow Lake, and Minnedosa. Though they were challenging places to travel to during the pandemic, they were highly rewarding as the reception we received was overwhelming to say the least!

I had Laryngitis in Minnedosa and told the crowd I could not continue halfway through the first song! They shouted back and “encouraged” me to continue and lo and behold, I managed to squeak my way through the evening!

I can’t tell you how much fun we had playing at private parties in Edmonton and Newfoundland where our hosts were over the top gracious and generous! You know who you are, and we love you all … and let’s do it again!!

Of course, it’s always overwhelming when you play in your hometown and sell out so thank you Kelly and the entire crew and staff at Club Regent Casino for taking great care of us again!

How about the jam-packed streets for Transcona’s Hi Neighbour Festival where I basically started my musical career at The Royal George Hotel many years ago!

Shout out to Ed Sousa who continues his charitable work for Ronald McDonald House at his Classic Bowl event in Mississauga. May he continue putting together shows with amazing artists from far and wide. I was so thrilled to meet Jean-Marc Pisapia, lead singer from The Box! Ed is a real charmer and may he continue to persuade these wonderful performers to grace his stage!

Our last show this year was Casino Rama with April Wine. It was the first Sold Out show since the Pandemic. Great place and Canada’s largest Casino!

I especially must express what a privilege and honour it is to tour and play music with the outstanding line up Harlequin has evolved to be, not only musically, but as well as downright great human beings! I can only wish that all of you reading this could have friends and coworkers like these! I know the world would be a better place for it!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Peace on Earth!


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