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Errol's Pick

Ollie Vee is a band from a southern Ontario farm town called Seagrave and their debut CD, "Lonesome Girl", caught the ear of our music columnist Errol Nazareth. He says music that's soaked in reverb and tremolo gets him every time. And Ollie Vee's new album of 13 originals fits that bill very nicely. The music has hints of rockabilly, country, Roy Orbison and Chris Isaak and it all flows beautifully from beginning to end. Jesse Adamson, Johnny Vassos, Howard Linscott and Adam Perzia are the members of Ollie Vee. One of the reasons Ollie Vee has attracted such attention is because of how "Lonesome Girl" was recorded. In an interview, Jesse Adamson, the band's guitarist and singer, told me they wanted the music to sound organic so they recorded all the songs live off the floor and straight to tape. In fact, many of the tunes on Lonesome Girl were recorded on the first take! Ollie Vee is at the Cameron House on Queen Street West tonight and next Thursday. And I hope to see you there.

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