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Saturday Afternoons At The Leaside
The Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive
100 Years Old And Still Going Strong
Fine Photos Thanks To Bill Symmons
Dorothy, Fascinator, On City
Leaside Pub June 30
Real Pub Atmosphere
A Lot Of History At The Leaside Pub
Thursday, March 14, 2019
CLIMAX GIGS AS OF MARCH 14, 2019
Saturday 23Leaside Pub 4-7pm
Sunday 7 Mount PLeasant Rose 5-8pm Saturday 27 Leaside Pub 4-7pm MAY
Saturday 25Leaside Pub 4-7pm
JUNE Saturday 29Leaside Pub 4-7pm
Sunday 21Port Union Library 7-9pm
Saturday 27 Leaside Pub 4-7pm
Tuesday 3Wasaga Beach 7-9pm 2020 February 6-9 Fresno Sounds Of Mardi Gras (tbc)
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Climax Back at The Leaside Pub Saturday March 23
Expect Another Full House Of Joyful Jazz Fans
Climax's monthly Saturday matinées at the good old Leaside Pub have become a very popular event, attracting a full house every time.
Put it down to the cosy atmosphere -- everyone seems to know every one else from the old days at The Chick'N'Deli -- good food and drink and of course first class music from the venerable Climax Jazz Band -- 48 years old and still growing strong.
Not to forget the star attraction, 96 1/2 year young Dorothy Rose who sings better than ever and flounces about like a teenager. Leaside's own sweetheart. More happy times Saturday March 23 with Chris Robinson reeds, Joe van Rossem trumpet, Manfred Koch trombone, Jack Vincken banjo and Chris Daniels bass. And of course the ever-effervescent Dorothy Rose putting on the style.
Good idea to make a reservation: phone jovial host Param (416 467 8682)
Future Climax shows: April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27
Sting's 'The Last Ship'. Climax's 'Don't Give Up The Ship' See below. Back At Mt. Pleasant Rose Sunday April 7 5-8pm Boogie Into Spring With Climax And Dorothy Spring into action at Mt. Pleasant Rose Sunday April 7 5-8pm. W'ell play appropriate Spring-like tunes for your listening and dancing pleasure. We have Bob Brough saxophone, Al Cox trumpet -- back from wintering in South Carolina, Manfred Koch trombone, Jamie Macpherson banjo and Chris Daniels bass. Starring Canada's sweetheart Dorothy Rose wowing the crowd. Make your reservation with Bernie Duff (416) 937-7683
Marvellous Fresno Sounds of Mardi Gras Festival California Smiles, Parades, Good Music February 7-10 Climax was one of the headline bands at the magnificent Fresno Sounds of Mardi Gras festival February 7-10, 2018. We've been part of this central valley festival for over 30 years, made a lot of friends and feel right at home. Climax and our old mates The Grand Dominion Jazz Band (Vancouver/Washington), High Sierra (Three Rivers CA), Bob Schulz's Frisco Jazz Band (San Anselmo CA), Devil Mountain (Oakley CA), Blue Street (Fresno), Cell Block 7 (Lodi CA), Tom Rigney & Flambeau (Berkeley CA), Tom Hook & The Terriers (New Orleans), Gator Nation (Berkeley CA), Yosemite Jazz Band (Yosemite CA), Young Bucs (Coos Bay Oregan) and Dave Stuckey & The Hothouse Gang (Los Angeles) performed seven one hour sets each in four locations in the luxurious Fresno Doubletree by Hilton hotel and Convention Center. Non-stop music from 10am until 11.30pm. Climax's sponsors were Kelly Hope, Bob Hope's son and his wife Caroline, our good friends and magnificent hosts Dan, Richard, Trish and Barrett Morris, Peter and Chloe Comanor and Patrick Scull. There were parades: Putting on The Ritz -- The Roaring Twenties, The Coronation of the 2019 King and Queen, The Parasol Parade and the Masquerade and Costume Party. Looking forward to next year's Fresno Sounds of Mardi Gras. Why don't you come along? -- guaranteed California fun and games. The dates are February 6-9, 2020. Check out www.fresnodixie.com for more information. Climax information: Internet Blog: Climax Jazz Band
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Sting's In Town: 'The Last Ship' Gets Rave Reviews
Becomes A Leafs Fan, Is Invited Out For A Nice Pint
Sting's Jazz Roots in The North
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born on 2 October 1951, in Wallsend, Northumberland, England,the eldest of four children of Audrey (née Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, a milkman and engineer. He grew up near Wallsend's shipyards, which made an impression on him. He helped his father deliver milk and by ten was "obsessed" with an old Spanish guitar left by an emigrating friend of his father.
Sting performed jazz in the evening, weekends and during breaks from college and teaching. He played with the Phoenix Jazzmen, Newcastle Big Band, and Last Exit. He gained his nickname after his habit of wearing a black and yellow sweater with hooped stripes with the Phoenix Jazzmen. Bandleader Gordon Solomon thought he looked like a bee (or according to Sting himself, "they thought I looked like a wasp"), which prompted the name "Sting".In the 1985 documentary Bring on the Night a journalist called him Gordon, to which he replied, "My children call me Sting, my mother calls me Sting, who is this Gordon character?"
Fancy A Pint?
Sting February 22, 2019
Princess of Wales Theatre
Hi Sting!WALLSEND -- SWAN & HUNTER -- JAZZERS
Glad you could come to Toronto with 'The Last Ship' -- getting rave reviews. Hope you're enjoying your stay and you have some time to look around.
My mum's family lived in Wallsend -- her dad worked as a foreman for Swan and Hunter until he was laid off after WW1. His cousin Ella Retford became a well-loved music hall and panto performer at the Sunderland Empire, The London Palladium and all around Britain.
My mum married my dad when she was in service in Poynton, Cheshire. His Dad and Grandad were coalminers but he worked for The Co-op all his life and we ended up in Watford, where I worked a Co-op bread round in the summer. I also taught -- secondary modern in -- and played bass in trad. jazz bands in Nottingham and Manchester before emigrating to Canada.
We have a thriving music scene in Toronto. Our 48 year-old Climax Jazz Band is still going strong and I play with the Excelsior Jazz Band at the Rex Hotel, University and Queen Sundays noon-3pm and the New Orleans Connection All-Stars at Grossman's Tavern on Spadina Sundays 5-9pm.
Dan Aykroyd got the idea for the Blues Brothers at Grossman's -- modelled on the Downchild Blues Band. So if you fancy a nice pint on your day off you'd feel right at home -- might remind you of your gigs with the Phoenix Jazzmen.
Climax YouTube Video Gone Viral -- 18, 930 Views By March 2
'She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain' On Snake Pass, U.K.
Climax at the top of Snake Pass in Cheshire. Posted on YouTube by Brian Towers as follows:
'The Scene: Somewhere in the heights of the Pennines, Northern England. A windy day in June 2007.The Action: One of the lighter moments of the Climax Jazz Band's tour of Scotland and Northern England. They have stopped in their bandwagon to admire the beautiful view (drummer Mike McCombe is absent, as he was driving separately). Bandleader/bassist Chris Daniels says 'Let's play a tune for the sheep'. Jamie Macpherson, Brian Towers, Dave Kosmyna, Jim Buchmann and Chris (standing from left to right) are happy to oblige, as a lively breeze whistles around their ears. No CD sales were made at this impromptu session, though a couple of cars did stop to join the sheep. Thanks to Joy Macpherson for shooting the video!'
The video attracted 18, 899 viewers up to January 28, 2019 -- one of a vast number of Climax videos on YouTube. Look up Climax Jazz Band -- 'She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain'
Since Climax was formed in 1971 we've made over 30 recordings -- LPs, tapes, CDs and DVDs -- rarely repeating tunes. 19 are available for purchase, including a DVD, Canadian Collectors' Congress award winners all the girls go crazy and Toronto To New Orleans and several reissues on CD of LPs and tapes recorded in earlier years:
DVD 035 Live In Arizona ('08)DVD 035 Live In Arizona ('08) (SOLD OUT)
Recorded November 8, 2008 at Arizona Classic Jazz Festival with 7 cameras
Bluebells Goodbye, Girl Of My Dreams, Dreaming The Hours Away, Corrine Corrina, Climax Rag, Si Tu Vois Ma Mere, Black Cat On The Fence, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Wabash, Weary Blues
Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello, Dave Kosmyna cornet/vocal, Len Gosling trombone/vocal, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Hal Smith drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocal
CD 030 Gospel Train ('06) -- Old favorites and some surprises
Gospel Train, Closer Walk, What A Friend We Have, Lily Of The Valley, We Sure Do Need Him Now, Just A Little While To Stay, Precious Lord, Higher Ground, Old Rugged Cross, Bye And Bye Lord, Walking With The King, Streets Of The City, Down By The Riverside
Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello/alto, Dave Kosmyna cornet/piano, Len Gosling trombone.vocs, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Hal Smith drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 029 Don't Give Up The Ship ('06) -- Remarkable for its clarity and warmth
Don't Give Up The Ship, Shout 'Em Aunt Tillie, Georgia Grind, African Queen, Summerset, I Used To Love You, Trog's Blues, Liza Jane, Clementine From N. O., Old Fashioned Swing, Harlem Bound
Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello/alto sax. Dave Kosmyna cornet/piano/vocals, Len Gosling trombone/voc, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocs
CD 028 the best of mick lewis ('05) -- Celebrates Mick's 22 years with Climax
East Coast Trot, Blue Autumn, St. Philip St., Perdido St. Blues, Fish Seller, Mood Indigo, Old Rugged Cross, Petite Fleur, dans les rues d'Antibes, Burgundy St. Blues, Oh Baby, Stranger On The Shore, Wild Cat Blues, Margie, Over The Waves, South Rampart St.
Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano sax, Len Gosling trombone, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo/plectrum guitar, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass, Mick Collins cornet, Bob Erwig cornet, Spiegle Willcox trombone, Kenny Davern clarinet
CD 027 all the girls go crazy ('04) -- Best trad/classic jazz CD award winner 2003
Red Wing, Georgia Camp Meeting, Going Home, Chattanooga Stomp, Creole Love Call, Willie The Weeper, Petite Fleur, Forty And Tight, Mandy Make Up Your Mind, Iko Iko, Magnolia's Wedding Day, Louisian-i-a, New Blues, Tell 'Em About Me, High Society, All The Girls Go Crazy
Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello, Dave Kosmyna trumpet, Len Gosling trombone/vocals, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, JamieAug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 026 direct to disk ('78) -- Limited Edition, 15,000 sold worldwide
Sobbin' Blues, Sweet Like This, Bobby Shafto, Le Vendeur de Poisson, Stevedore Stomp, Chimes Blues, Snake Rag, Salutation March
Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello, Bob Erwig cornet, Geoff Holmes trombone, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Steve Tattersall drums, Chris Daniels double bass
CD 025 Toronto To New Orleans ('01) --Best trad/classic jazz CD award winner 2001
Papa Dip, I'll Be A Friend, Buona Sera, Stranger On The Shore, If You Can't Be Good, Treasure Island, Sporting Life Blues, East Coast Trot, Papa De Da Da, Crazy 'Bout My Baby, Bluebells Goodbye, Samantha, Algiers Strut, Sweet Like This, South Rampart St.
Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano sax, Mick Collins cornet/vocals, Len Gosling trombone/vocal, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocal
CD 024 The Early Years ('73-'75) -- Ken Colyer plays on the last four tracks
Tight Like That, Whistling Rufus, St. James Infirmary, Davenport Blues, Down Home Rag, Ice Cream, Dauphine St. Blues, 1919 March, Swipesey Cakewalk, Perdido St. Blues, Chrysanthemum Rag, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, The Curse Of An Aching Heart, See See Rider, I Can't Escape From You
Ken Colyer trumpet/vocals, Bob Erwig cornet, Bruce Bakewell clarinet, Geoff Holmes trombone/vocal, Juergen Hesse plectrum banjo, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Craig Barrett drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 023 Travelling On ('99) -- International favorites for Germany tour
Nybøders Pris, Melancholy, Travelling On, Once In A While, Wildcat Blues, Schlafe Mein Prinschen, Willow Tree, Maple Leaf Rag, Moose March, Marie, In A Persian Market, La Harpe St. Blues, Potato Head Blues, Shine
Mick Lewis clarinet/sop. sax, Mick Collins cornet/vocal, Len Gosling trombone/vocals, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocal
CD 022 Spreading Joy ('98) Great for dancing and listening
Spreading Joy, Flow Gently Sweet Afton, Over The Waves, Higher Ground, Stomp Stomp Stomp, Dark Eyes, Old Comnrades, Sweethearts On Parade, Backwater Blues, The Martinique, The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise, Saturday Night Function, Honky Tonky Town, Sweet As Bear Meat
Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano sax, Roy Green cornet, Len Gosling trombone/vocal, Jack Vincken banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocal
CD 021 Konnichiwa! II ('96)Audience of 12,000 on a Japanese mountain
Weary Blues, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Basin St. Blues, Panama, Blue Autumn, Down By The Riverside, Just A Closer Walk, Maple Leaf Rag, Yes Sir! That's My Baby, Chimes Blues, Some Of These Days, Precious Lord, After You've Gone, The Saints
Ruby Wilson vocals, Jacques Maassen carillon, Pieter Meijers clarinet/soprano sax, Randy Morris piano/trumpet/banjo, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocal
CD 020 Konnichiwa! Japan ('95) Electric atmosphere with Ruby in Japan
Papa Dip, dans les rues d'Antibes, C. C. Rider, Cakewalkin' Babies, Walk Through The Valley, Dinah, Beale St.. Amazing Grace, Summertime, When I Grow Too Old, Gatemouth, Just A Closer Walk, Dr. Jazz, When The Saints
Ruby Wilson vocals, Jacques Maassen carillon, Pieter Meijers clarinet/soprano sax, Bob Erwig cornet, Len Gosling trombone vocal, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocal
CD 018 Yes Sir! That's My Baby ('96) Great songs -- a very popular CD
Yes Sir! That's My Baby, dans les rues d'Antibes, Poor Man's Blues, Ostrich Walk, It's Just Too Bad, Blue Autumn, Too Busy, I Never Knew What A Gal Could Do, Lastic, Gospel Train, Majella Blues, Bogalusa Strut, Stevedore Stomp
Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano sax, Bob Erwig cornet, Len Gosling trombone/vocals, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 017 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder ('93) -- Nice variety of hot, swinging tunes
Salutation March, Perdido St. Blues, Pretty Boy, Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie, Old Rugged Cross, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, Original Charleston Strut, Delia's Gone, Fish Seller, Nobody's Got The Blues, Big Noise From Winetka, Going Home, Panama
Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano sax, Bob Erwig cornet, Len Gosling trombone/vocals, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 014 By Request ('88) -- Big favorites of the fans
Hiawatha, Beale St. Blues, When You And I Were Young, Saratoga Swing, Just A Closer Walk, Burgundy St. Blues, Wang Wang Blues, Riverside Blues, Savoy Blues, Nobody Knows You, St. Philip St Breakdown, Snag It, Wolverine Blues
Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano sax, Bob Erwig cornet, Len Gosling trombone/vocal, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
AND FROM THE ARCHIVES
CD 040 Talking Pictures ('81) -- Ian Arnott sings Talking Pictures and Nagasaki.
Market Street Stomp, Tell 'Em About Me, Snag It, Go Ghana, Frog-I-More, If I Had A Talking Picture Of You, Schlafe Mein Prinschen, Nagasaki, Dreaming The Hours Away
Ian 'Goldenthroat' Arnott clarinet/vocals, 'Bouncing' Bob Erwig cornet, Len 'Boots" Gosling trombone/vocal,'Happy' Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, 'Squire' Max Littlejohns drums, 'Captain' Chris Daniels double bass/vocal
Revival, Papa De Da Da, Petite Fleur, Merrydown Rag, Oh Didn't He Ramble, The Favorite (Bring On The Band), Precious Lord, Summerset, Sporting Life Blues, Bluebells Goodbye
Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello, Bob Erwig cornet, Geoff Holmes trombone/vocal, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Max Littlejohns drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 038 The Chant ('77) (SOLD OUT)
Produced by Hollywood's Bowman Company -- the company folded before LP issued
The Chant, Georgia Bo Bo, Lord Lord Lord, Big Noise From Winetka, Bienville Blues, Didn't He Ramble, Thriller Rag, Baby Brown, Washington And Lee Swing, Majella Blues, Snake Rag, A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird
'Gentleman' Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello, 'Bouncing' Bob Erwig cornet, 'Lightnin' Geoff Holmes trombone/vocal, 'Happy' Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Stephen 'Taps' Tattersall drums, 'Captain' Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 037 With Graeme Bell ('75)
Australian pianist/band leader with Climax at Malloney's, recorded by Ted O'Reilly
Swanee River, Memphis Blues, Malloney's Boogie, Black And Blue, Tishomingo Blues, I Want A Little Girl, Muskrat Ramble, Granville Street Blues, China Boy, Yellow Dog Blues
Graeme Bell piano, Buce Bakewell clarinet, Bob Erwig cornet, Geoff Holmes trombone, Mike Walmsley banjo/guitar, Al Mayers drums, Jack Vincken double bass
CD 036 The Entertainers ('74)
Canadian Talent Library: Scott Joplin, George Lewis, Olivia Newton John, Ringo
The Entertainer, Everybody Loves My Baby, Let Me Be There, Dauphine Street Blues, Bloor Street Breakdown (Bob Erwig's composition) 1919 March, You're Sixteen, Swipesey Cakewalk, Inspiration, East Coast Trot, Perdido Street Blues, Chrysanthemum Rag
Bruce Bakewell clarinet, Bob Erwig cornet, Geoff Holmes trombone, Juergen Hesse banjo, Craig Barrett drums, Chris Daniels double bass
CD 034 Live At Harbourfront ('77) (SOLD OUT)
Recorded Sunday March 27, 1977 with 850 enthusiastic jazz fans at Harbourfront, Toronto. An extraordinarily happy occasion
Red Wing, Ostrich Walk, Stranger On The Shore, Walk Through The Valley, dans les rues d'Antibes, Hiawatha, Arkansa Blues, Crazy 'Bout My Baby, Les Oignons, Auf Wiedersehen
Jim Buchmann clarinet/saxello/alto, Bob Erwig cornet, Geoff Holmes trombone/vocals, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Steve Tattersall drums, Chris Daniels double bass/vocals
CD 033 With Spiegle Willcox ('88) (SOLD OUT)
Spiegle's 85th birthday present to family and friends. Sweet trombone
When I Grow Too Old, Spiegle's Blues, I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl, Lonesome Road, When You're Smiling, Someday Sweetheart, Everybody Loves My Baby, Avalon, Petite Fleur, Way Down Yonder, Margie, After You've Gone, Indiana, I Want A Little Girl
Spiegle Willcox trombone/vocals, Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano sax, Len Gosling trombone, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Jamie Aug drums, Chris Daniels double bass
CD 032 With Kenny Davern ('85) (SOLD OUT)
A sunny Sunday April afternoon --the late, great clarinetist in top form
Ole Miss Rag, Oh Baby!, Jeep's Blues, Bobby Shafto, Muskrat Ramble, Mood Indigo, I Want A Little Girl, Big house Blues, Get Out Of Here And Go On Home
Kenny Davern clarinet, Mick Lewis clarinet/soprano/alto sax, Bob Erwig cornet, Len Gosling trombone, Jack Vincken plectrum banjo, Pete McCormick drums, Chris Daniels double bass
CASSETTES CAS 005 With Ken Colyer CAS 011 Chick'n'Deli CAS 012 With Carol Leigh CAS 018 Yes Sir! CAS 020 Konnichiwa! Japan CAS 021 Konnichiwa! II CAS 022 Spreading Joy ORDER CDS $15 EACH
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DVD035 Live in Arizona (2008) (SOLD OUT) CD030 Gospel Train (2006) CD029 Don't Give Up The Ship (2005) CD028 the best of mick lewis (2005) CD027 all the girls go crazy (2004) CD026 direct to disk (1978) CD025 Toronto To New Orleans (2001) CD024 The Early Years ('73'75) CD023 Travelling On (1999) CD022 Spreading Joy CD021 Konnichiwa! ll (1996) CD020 Konnichiwa! Japan (1995) CD018 Yes Sir! (1996) CD017 Rainbow (1993) CD014 By Request (1988) (SOLD OUT) FROM THE ARCHIVES CD040 Talking Pictures (1981) CD039 Climax '79 (1979) CD038 The Chant (1977) (SOLD OUT) CD037 With Graeme Bell (1975) CD036 The Entertainers (1974) CD034 Live At Harbourfront (1977) (OUT OF STOCK) CD033 With Spiegle Willcox (1988) (SOLD OUT) CD032 With Kenny Davern (1985) (SOLD OUT) CD024 The Early Years 1973-75
Climax was formed in February 1971, answered a Toronto Star ad: 'Wanted, Fun Pub Band, phone Albert' and were the house band at Albert's Hall, Ye Olde Brunswick House, six nights a week from May 1971 until September 1974. We opened DJ's Tavern in the new Ontario Hydro building in 1975 and played six nights a week, reducing to three nights until the late 1980s. Special guests joined us at DJ's, including The Dutch Swing College Band, The World's Greatest Jazz Band, George Melly, Jimmy McPartland, Herb Hall, Kenny Davern and other well-known jazz stars.
Climax also performed every Saturday afternoon 3-6pm at Malloney's Studio from 1973 until 1983 moving to The Chick'N'Deli Saturdays 4-7pm until 2015 and continuing usually the last Saturday of each month at The Leaside Pub Saturdays 4-7pm into 2018.
Climax operated annual charter flights to the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Fair in the seventies and eighties and has appeared at numerous festivals across the United States and Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, England, Scotland and Japan.
We opened for Benny Goodman at Massey Hall in 1973, at fund raisers for the Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet Company, election campaign events for Pierre Trudeau, Bill Davies -- all the political parties except Social Credit and Reform. We performed for inmates at The Don Jail a couple of times, and at events for corporations and charitable organizations.
We've performed on numerous jazz cruises to the Caribbean, up the Amazon, to Hawaii, Mexico and through the Panama Canal.
Climax has recorded over 40 LPs, cassettes, CDs and videos and received awards. You can hear and see Climax on over two hundred videos on UTube. The band was featured on many of The Peter Appleyard Presents T.V. shows, with star guests Herb Hall, Turk Murphy, Kenny Davern, Carol Leigh, Joe 'Cornbread' Thomas and many more.