Thank You Waitress
John Allaire is certainly no stranger to performing and recording his brand of guitar-driven alt. Country/ roots/folk. His on-stage sincerity and humour compliment his lyrical depth and impressive repetoire. His shows are never the same twice. John has been in a number of bands, including the award-winning 'Town Cryers', a band that toured North America and reached the number one spot on numerous radio stations in Canada along the way. While touring Canada in support of the Town Cryers' 1989 release 'Surprise Surprise', the band picked up awards for their supporting video for John's song 'Never Bin Hurt B-4'. The video won honours as top independent video in Canada in 1989. In 2003, John released his first solo effort called Crime and Punishment. The album was a 12-song collection and that sold more than 1,000 copies (admirable for an independent release) selling most of them at live performances while on tour. John's 2005 release 'Thank You Waitress' received critical acclaim as a 'landmark disc'(see reviews). His latest CD 'Ghosts of the Royal Motel ' (2007) is also available here on CD Baby! John has performed with Alanis Morrisette, Blue Rodeo, Tragically Hip, Donovan Leech, Hoodoo Gurus, BoDeans, Dr. and the Medics, The Church, VSpyVspy, Nada Surf, Econoline Crush, Weddings Parties Anything, Tom Cochrane, Grapes of Wrath, Nils, and many more...