Shuug & the Temporary Men
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Shuug & the Temporary Men


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"Thanksgiving performance by Shuug and the Temporary Men"

Thanksgiving Performance by Shuug and the Temporary Men

1 pm, Sunday, October 7, 2012 Performance at Great Lakes Farms What an awesome way to celebrate a bountiful harvest and Thanksgiving! Be surrounded by family and friends, enjoy good food and good music in a setting everyone can appreciate. Great Lakes Farms provides the ideal opportunity to do all these things this Sunday, October 7 at 1 pm. Great Lakes Farms hosted Shuug and the Temporary Men last Thanksgiving and we are grateful for the invitation to join the festivities again. Performances like these are what we thrive on, so stop by and spend some time listening to our music and exploring the farm. We are confident you will find it’s impossible not to tap your toes and enjoy the pleasant surroundings. - St. Thomas Times Journal

"Barbeque at Great Lakes Farms helps ALS"

PORT STANLEY - PORT STANLEY - After a busy summer of appearances and with late fall weather not far off, The Believe Army is now looking to take its next tour indoors.

The Believe Army was formed to find a cure a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerois. Steve Barber was diagnosed with ALS in 2004 at the age of 25 and a group of 150 supporters came together to form The Believe Army to assist in patient care, research and awareness about ALS.

It's major fundraisers this year were a golf tournament at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club and fundraising walk at Pinafore Park.

Sunday, The Believe Army complete with its trademark black tent and selection of gear, was at Great Lakes Farms on Union Road for a charity barbecue where Shuug and the Temporary Men supplied live music.

The fundraiser was the idea of Great Lakes Farms, said Lindsay Disbrowe, Steve Barber's fiancee and a spokesman for The Believe Army.

Maryann VandeGevel of Great Lakes Farms contacted Disbrowe.

“She asked me if we would be interested in doing it and we said of course, it sounds wonderful.”

Most of the members of The Believe Army and band members of Shuug and the Temporary Men are friends, Disbrowe said.

Finding new and creative ways to fundraise is a challenge, Disbrowe said.

“We have some supportive people with us and a supportive community in St. Thomas so we are able to do lots of different things,” she said.

The last big event for The Believe Army, the ALS Walk at Pinafore Park, has raised $20,000 so far, with more revenue expected, said Linda Barber, Steve's mom.
- St. Thomas Times Journal

"Shuug Play the Horton Farmers Market and Great Lakes Farm!"

Shuug and the Temporary Men are a country folk band from St. Thomas, Ontario. Last year the band the chance to play a concert on Thanksgiving at the Great Lakes Farm and this year they are planning to do it all over again. On October 7th at 1pm everyone is welcome to go down to Great Lakes Farms to enjoy a festive Thanksgiving celebration. The day will include a chance for visitors to explore the great lakes farm, enjoy Thanksgiving inspired food and of course sit back on listen to the musical stylings of Shuug and the Temporary Men.

- xfm news

"Artists show off in the park"


Organizers of the Art in the Park Saturday at Station Parkette in downtown St. Thomas said they were impressed with the way it has been received.


Ten artists including a band, came out to the event Saturday to show off their crafts and art.

Saturday was the second time this year the event, sponsored by the Downtown Development Board, has been held.

Katherine Medley, organizer of the event, said it was the first time a band, Shuug and The Temporary Men, had been added to art in the park.

“It's great entertainment,” said Medlyn. “It's very positive.

“Hopefully some businesses will benefit from the traffic flow.

Medlyn said she noticed a welcome addition to the shoppers browsing through the artists' displays.

“It's nice to see there were young guys supporting art,” she said. Traditionally, women make up the majority of art shoppers at Art in the Park.

Medlyn said it was the first year Art in the Park charged artists a fee to be at the event.

She said the fee was in response to a clear indication from artists that they wanted to be at Art in the Park.

The next Art in the Park is Aug. 11.

  - St Thomas Times Journal


Shuug and the Temporary Men EP June 2012



Shuug and the Temporary Men are from the railway capital of Canada — St Thomas, Ontario — where the distant echoes of old steam engines rolling out of town still resonate through the big heart of Elgin County.

Karen, "Shuug", and Paddy wrote and played their songs in living rooms and around camp fires for their own enjoyment until in 2011, friend and musician Chuck Magri called with an opportunity too good to pass up. He had a new banjo; he had a gig lined up; and he needed a band. Paddy, being a bluegrass fan from way back, thought a banjo would be exactly the sound for the songs he and Shuug had been arranging.

Chuck, Paddy and Shuug played their first show at the Rosy the Rhubarb Festival in Shedden, Ontario. Much to their delight, their music was enthusiastically received. Encouraged by the response and by the requests for more from people who heard their music, they decided to form a band.

Don Mathers and Mike Pineau brought their guitars and vocals and Jon Sibley joined as drummer. Don, Mike and Jon, all talented musicians and friends of Chuck, Shuug, and Paddy, truly make this a band of friends.

With a shared cultural history, complemented by intense individual experience, these spirited musicians have written dozens of songs combining diverse musical genres that create a unique style -- rockabilly, folk, and a little bit of country -- a celebration of "Elgin County Music".