Band with local drummer will rock Grand Hotel

Rimbey’s rock and roll drummer and the band he’s in are going to raise the roof on the Grand Hotel.

Rockers John Lenherr

Rimbey’s rock and roll drummer and the band he’s in are going to raise the roof on the Grand Hotel.

John Lenherr, drummer with the band Silvergun, and Spleen, grew up in Rimbey and now the band is play a series of concerts in specific towns as a pre-release for their new album Semi Truck.

“It’s for special towns we hold near and dear to our hearts,” said lead singer Marie-Eve Mallet. The band’s pre-release concerts are also in Ottawa and Tracadie-Shelia, N.B., where Mallet and her sister and band member Veronique grew up.

Silvergun and Spleen also played in Rimbey last summer.

Over the past year they worked on a song called Crack with Simon Wilcox and received $20,000 in talent development fund from Newcap Radio with Ottawa radio station LIVE 88.5.

The Rimbey concert will feature new songs off the album, including one that got the band in trouble with Toronto police. “We almost got arrested by the cops recording the traffic at night.”

This year’s show will take place Sept. 7 and start at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a mailed out copy of their new CD. The concert has and 18 and up age restriction.

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