For those who know local musician Mike Blackmore, they are aware that he is the kind of talent that enjoys changing it up and surprising his audience. That is his intent once again when he plays at Cheeky Monkey during the July 7th First Friday in downtown Sarnia.
His most recent metamorphosis has him going under the moniker of Blackmore & Blackmore. Mike having a wicked sense of humour, this billing is his way of saying he is playing ‘beside himself’. With the use of a looping machine, Mike can record a few notes or bars of music to repeat as a background to his playing guitar and singing over the recorded piece. Therefore creating Blackmore & Blackmore.
To go one step further, during Record Store Day at Cheeky Monkey this past April, Mike added yet another dimension and talent to play along with him. With the addition of multi-instrumentalist Dwayne Cloes, Mike is now ‘Blackmore & Blackmore &’.