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Johnny and the G-Rays Live at the Palais Royale
From The Booth
The film was the brainchild of Randy Marsh, an Ontario College of Art (now OCAD U) film student and fan of Johnny and the G-Rays. Originally shot in September 1979 by art/film students organized by Marsh. The film was a three camera 16mm b&w shoot of a concert at the legendary Palais Royale. Marsh did one preliminary edit of one song as his final thesis for OCA. The rest of the movie was never finished.
Then in 2009 Marsh approached original G-Ray and part time video producer Harri Palm to finish the movie. For the next eight years Marsh, Palm and G-Rays founder and leader John MacLeod worked on the film. It was ready for release in 2018 and was slated for premiere when COVID hit. After another long delay it was finally premiered in Toronto in September 2022. As a snapshot of a seminal time in the first wave of the burgeoning Queen Street music scene, the film is an in depth glimpse into the G-Rays charged live performances.
Movie to be screened at 4PM on Saturday March 25th. Doors at 3PM. Following the movie the current lineup of Johnny and the G-Rays (John MacLeod, Harri Palm, John Borra and Randall Coryell) will perform the album "Every Twist Reminds" in it's entirety at Jimmy Jazz. Set time is 6:30
Tickets are $25 available by eTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
A re-mastered version of the vinyl album "Even Twist Reminds" will be available on USB stick at the door for $10