As submitted by MaryAnne Peloza
December 7th First Friday marks the end of another year of great live music at Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia's downtown records and more store.
To cap off 2018, the local classic rock band 'Big Highway' returns by popular demand. Along with the great music there will be a new exhibit and sale of original art by Bill Walters entitled "Gifts Abound". Big Highway, features James McNaule on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Andrew Germain on lead guitar, Dave Johnston on bass and Ric Brown on drums. The band is dedicated to playing covers of some of the most amazing Canadian rock bands on the airwaves. Tragically Hip, Big Sugar, Matt Mays, Wide Mouth Mason are just of few of the bands they include in their extensive playlist. 'Big Highway was formed in the rec room of one of the member’s proving even as adults with 'real' lives, dedicated musicians never stop playing. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds and previous bands, it soon became apparent that there was a great chemistry and enjoyment playing together. It was agreed that playing for local charity fundraisers and community events would be the bands main focus. When you stop into Cheeky Monkey, you are also encouraged to take notice of the art work done by local artist Bill Walters. Bill's recent Plein Air paintings continue to explore colour, and space, from a distance and up close. This new exhibit and sale he calls "Gifts Abound," is a very suggestive title. Not only are his works wonderful to buy and display in your own home, but they make thoughtful and definitely unique gifts. Combining the musical talent of Big Highway playing from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the visual beauty of Bill Walter's paintings, the December 7th First Friday is the perfect combination for the last First Friday of 2018 at Cheeky Monkey located at 130 Christina St. downtown Sarnia.