June 5, 2006
Jonny the Great
Not many Canadians know where Macedonia is either, but now Junkyard Jonny does. It's that little county above Greece where Aleksander the Great came from.
Visiting the city of Skopje for the first ever Skopje Busker Festival Jonny, joined a team of over 40 performers from Canada and around the world to make the
Skopje Busker Festival the biggest and most successful festival Macedonia has ever seen. Do they speak English there? Surprisingly most people have a good
understanding of English, but Jonny did his show completely silent as an experiment for future world shows. While it started off a little rocky, it finished
by rocking out the square on the final evening of the Festival. Way to go Jonny!
Recycled Circus Electrifying
It seemed like the clock was against them, the Van broke down, and the opening signer got sick and cancelled, but somehow Junkyard Symphony managed to pull off a
great Reycled Rcircus show in Perth with Landfill Lill on Drums, and Junkyard Jonny, Scrapyard Stewie and Dumpster Don filling out the juggling. The Perth Courier
must have loved the show as they posted three pictures in the next week's paper. The EMC paper also posted a picture of Dumpster Don in his tagert man suit on the
front page. Even though the show was a at 7pm, and the Junk Mobile pulled out Canadian Tire at 4:15pm, the show started on time and rocked!
Oct 8, 2005
Southern Ontario Tour
With 13 Shows in 6 days, Junkyard Jonny and Junkyard Jen rocked Southern Ontario with shows beginning at The Markham Fair, moving on to schools shows in Pefferlaw,
Kitchener, and St. Agatha, then finishing of the tour with an awesome night of the Planet Junk Show in London at a cool bar called the Barking Frog.
Aug 6, 2005
Super in the Soo
While the drive is about nine hours, through construction and car accidents, the trip to Sault St. Marie is well worth it, especially if you are going there to see
the Busker Festival. Using the small set up for the first time at a Busker Festival allowed Jonny and Tony to set up and tear down relatively quickly, but the show
was still just as good as the medium set up show. Jonny and Tony were just as popular as usual, especially Jonny who organized a spoof of the Spring Action show,
called “Schwing Action” in Which, Jonny, Dan the One Man Band and Reuben from Fasthorse, dressed up in leotards and attempted their best trampoline tricks.
June 3, 2005
New Addition to the Junk Clan
With 42 shows in the month of June, Junkyard Symphony is proving to be one of the top booking acts on Ontario, with shows in Ottawa, Kitchener, Waterloo, Mississauga,
Smithville, Cornwall, Hull, Blackburn Hamlet, Gantineau, Manotick and Ingleside. A new member, Mary Gellner, aka Landfill Lil has joined the group to help pick
up the slack. Mary is on of the few and best female drummers in town.
Jul 31, 2004
Junkyard Symphony's Recyled Circus is a hit!
Joined by Aytahn Ross, a juggler, Jeff Hill, a magicain, and Giacomo Trottier, a trampolinist, Junkyard Symphony performed the first version of the Recycled Circus,
and it was a huge success. The show debued at the Bronson Centre on Sat Feb 26. With over 250 people, the show lasted for about an hour and 15 minutes and was extremely
well recieved by all ages. Aytahn Ross performed his crystal balls and ping pong balls routine. Jeff Hill did his interlocking rings and Giacomo jumped over a ten foot
pyramid of buckets into a pile of trash all to the beat of Junkyard Symphony's junk. All in all, Cirque de Soleil better watch out, because there is some new