August 7 → Chas Mike Pete

Long-time PEI favourites, Chas, Mike and Pete are accomplished musicians creating their own songs and musical scores. They will come together this night only for a very special musical event. If you are already familiar with these musicians you’ll know to expect a great show, and if not you are in for an unexpected treat!

Chas Guay is a singer/songwriter/musician who called PEI home for 35 years. He has recently relocated to Ottawa, ON. Chas has recorded three albums of original songs and is a recipient of the ECMA award for Musical Achievement. He has performed and recorded with many east coast and international artists and has contributed music to television and film.

Mike Mooney is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Charlottetown. He started his music career with the Troubadors in the early 1970s, playing folk music in and around the Confederation Centre. In the late 70s Mike and co-conspirator Chas Guay started the seminal PEI rock band, Touch ‘n Gone, which brought in Pete Richards on bass guitar. Touch and Gone continued into the 80s and eventually morphed into The Dogs, with Chris Corrigan, Sean Ferris, and Dale DesRoches. Mike, Chas, and Chris wrote and recorded an album of original songs under the name of Bird House in 2002. Mike continues to play with former comrades and on his own. 

Pete Richards has had a musical life which began with a high school rock group and continues to this day, interrupted only by decades of raising a family and running a business. In one musical chapter, Pete played bass in a group with Chas Guay and Mike Mooney. He has played on a number of albums by Island performers and released an album of his own songs, The Women All Were Dancing, in 2015. He now enjoys playing a little bluegrass but continues to write and record.

Chas, Mike and Pete are happy to be reunited for this special collaboration at the Victoria Playhouse.

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