New Music Review with Jimmy Leguilloux: EP #6 – Robby Schaefer

*Send your band submissions to jimmylegs@gonzookanagan.com

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New Music Review with Jimmy Leguilloux: EP #6 – Robby Schaefer

Robby first got serious about the guitar at age 16, living on his own in Edmonton and working as a dishwasher at a Japanese restaurant. He would stay up with the instrument when the workday was done, feeling his hands around songs by Tom Petty, Neil Young and The Beatles until his fingers knew the way on their own.

The sense of purpose took him to Los Angeles to the Musicians Institute at age 18, absorbing what he could from teachers that included legendary session man Tommy Tedesco, and from nights catching the scene at the rock clubs along Sunset. It was the 80s, and many of the L.A. bands were starting to sound alike. Robby headed back to his hometown of Kelowna for a fresh perspective, building a community of musicians there, spending one cold winter in Winnipeg with a project that came close, and touring Alberta and B.C. for a while with another band. What eventually fit him well was stepping onstage as a solo acoustic artist, playing a mix of his own songs with well-chosen covers. He could feel it working when strangers would approach him after the gig, not knowing which songs were the originals and which were the covers. Those encounters kept him writing.


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You can also purchase his latest album “Anything New Under The Sun” by clicking on the album cover below!


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Jimmy LeGuilloux is an award winning musician/actor/producer/engineer/radio personality from Kelowna British Columbia, Canada. He was awarded the 2017 Anita Tozer memorial award at the city of Kelowna civic awards for his outstanding contribution to the quality of life in Kelowna. Jimmy loves theatre and has appeared in Rock of ages, the Who’s Tommy and he was a big part of the recording and live production of Raft a rock opera. He is currently in two tribute bands celebrating the lives of Gord Downie and Tom Petty. He performs regularly at Ski resorts in the winter, and enjoys Houseboats and Festival shows in the summer. He can be found playing solo acoustic shows year round and spends a lot of time in his own recording studio. He has produced tons of up and coming artists in the area, and has just wrapped up a 25 year run hosting Whiski Jacks Rock4kids benefiting the Power104 kids care campaign. He also just finished a five year weekly feature called "New music review with Jimmy LeGuilloux" on Kelowna's best rock POWER104 fm radio. His band “JimmyLegs” plays all of his discography and does festivals and private house concerts regularly. His songs have received airplay internationally and he has seen many parts of the globe in his 30+ years in the business including the UK, JAPAN , New Zealand and many shows in the US and Canada. Check out his online content on iTunes, Spotify, soundcloud.com and go to his website jimmylegs.ca for more info. *Send your band submissions to jimmylegs@gonzookanagan.com

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