The Shoeflies – Loudmouth Jimmy (1997)July 16, 2009
Band: The Shoeflies
Music Release: Loudmouth Jimmy
Home: Chatham Kent and Area
In December 1996, The Shoeflies parted ways with bassist Chris Brownrigg over musical differences. In January 1997, The Shoeflies confined themselves to Citadel Recording Studio in Bothwell Ontario to record Loudmouth Jimmy. Guitarist Cory Dawe played bass on the recording, and the album was a collection of material written and performed since Three Chords and the Truth.
In March 1997, The Shoeflies recruited former Janus guitarist Dan Surman to play bass.
On July 26, 1997, two days before The Shoeflies were scheduled to play a show at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, Dan Surman left the band to pursue a tech position on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.
On July 13, 1998, Clark Allore decided to leave the band for personal reasons. At that point, The Shoeflies still had 12 more shows booked, so Clark fulfilled his obligation to the band by playing the remaining shows. Clark’s last show was on September 4, 1998 in Ridgetown, Ontario, and it marked a definitive end to a chapter in the band’s history.
After Clark Allore announced that he would be leaving the band, The Shoeflies started auditioning drummers in August 1998. The band eventually settled upon Chris Rayner.
In January 1999, The Shoeflies parted ways with bassist George Anstey. George’s replacement came in the form of Carrie Young. This would mark the only time there was a female member of the band. It is unclear if Carrie’s involvement was meant to be of a permanent nature, but she only stayed for a short period of time as she was no longer with the band by August 1999. This marked the fourth time in their history that The Shoeflies were in search of a new bass player.
Notes edited from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shoeflies#Discography