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Deep River Summerfest
Aug 3, 2008
Deep River Summerfest
Lorne Whitlock gets jiggy with the Junkyard Symphony who opened for Tom Wilson and Stephen Fearing Sunday night at the Deep River Summerfest. Junkyard Symphony was a hit on the main stage getting the large crowd reved up with their awesome antics and radical rhythms. This photo is courtesy of the North Renfrew Times

Windsor Buskerfest
July 24, 2008
Windsor Buskerfest
Junkyard Jonny climbs the Ten Foot Teatering Tube Tower of Terror. Along with Dumpster Don and Trashcan Tony, Junkyard Symphony had a wonderful time in Windsor at the buskerfest performing some of their best shows ever. Although the festival had missed one year, it restarted with a new location, a good turnout, and managed to miss most of the rain that passed through Ontario that weekend.

Saint John water tower
July 18, 2008
St. John Buskerfest
The trio had their first road trip of the summer to St. John in the new Junkmobile. The boardwalk was crowded as a cruise ship pulled into the harbour on Sunday and passengers took in some of the shows. JYS stopped in Nakawik, NB on the way home to see the world's biggest axe. It's big alright.

Junk Car
July 1, 2008
The new Junkmobile
Thanks to all the votes from the Junkyard Fans, option 17 was the choice that seemed to be the most popular. Painted by Jesper Lind, the new car offers a touch of class mixed with the old flash. There's even a new slogan on the back. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES

Junk Toy
July 1, 2008
Paying tribute to the 1st Junkbomile
Junkyard Symphony would like to thank Wayne Nemeth of North Vancouver, British Columbia for creating this great toy rendition of Junkyard Symphony's first Junkmobile. The first Junkmobile actually orginated from Vancouver BC. It belonged to Grandpa and Grandma Olsen and was used on their many camping trips across Canada to visit the Olsen family in Ottawa. The van became famous in Ottawa when Jonny added the funky paint job to start a JYS tradition.

Junkmobile goes to the Junkyard

June 30, 2008
Junkmobile goes to the junkyard
Sadly, the 3rd Junkmobile in the history of Junkyard Symphony goes to the junkyard to be recycled. The van was a soldier of reliability and never once broke down on a road trip. The van will be greatly missed but we take heart in the knowledge that it will be recycled into a new automobile somewhere.

A volunteer sticks plunger to his face

June 8, 2008
Junkyard Symphony
sells out in London

Performing at the Wolfe Performance Hall at the London Children's Festival, Junkyard Symphony sold out two back to back performances. Junkyard Jonny and Speedy Spence were treated like kings as they were put up at the extravagant Hilton Hotel and lavished with chocolate, gifts, and free movie passes. The air was hot that weekend, but Junkyard Symphony felt cool.

Salvage Saint

June 1, 2008
Junkyard Jonny featured
in Ottawa Magazine

Looking for the dream eco-job? Turns out there's a glass dome of sorts on the budding market place, leading many determined earth stewards to invent work or take on the life of a small entrepeneur in order to match their values to their labour. These six enviro-conscious workers show how a green idea can blosom into a gratifying gig.

Alma College burns.

May 28, 2008
Junkyard Symphony
too hot for St. Thomas

Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony passed by Alma College on their way to perform at Forest Park School in St. Thomas, Ontario on a beautiful Thursday afternoon. Jonny loved the design of the college and decided he needed to take pictures. It was was a great model for the future Junkyard Symphony School of Eco-Arts. But they were late for the show, so pictures would have to wait until the show was finished. Perhaps the show was too hot, because by the time Jonny and Tony got back to the college to take pictures several hours later, Alma College had burnt to the ground. What a terrible shame!

National Gallery gig.
May 18, 2008
National Gallery gig
Junkyard Jonny and Landfill Lil pose for a picture before performing a show outside the National Gallery for it's 130th anniversary. The National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada's national cultural institutions. The Gallery is located at 380 Sussex drive in Ottawa, Canada.

Lil and Jonny
May 3, 2008
Junkyard Symphony has fun in Fairlfield
Junkyard Jonny and Landfill Lil woop it up inside an old armouries building in the bustling downtown of Fairfield Iowa. Fairfield is about an hour drive from Cedar Rapids. In this video you can see one of Junkyard Symphony's most hilarious cheerleaders. This little guy just doesn't want to hold on to the box so Jonny must resort to using duct tape.

Lil and Jonny in Los Angeles
Nov 3, 2007
Junkyard Symphony at Junkfest
The brainchild of Junkmaster Bernie Dekoven, Junkfest in Redondo Beach was an awesome beginning to a new type of festival, a festival that celebrate junk, and who better to have attend than Junkyard Symphony, featuring Junkyard Jonny and Landfill Lill. Dekoven, who teaches sports with Junk, was jaccompanied by junk aritist Classic Jassic who took two front ends of two junk cars and welded them together, thus creating a car that can drive sideways. All in all, the Junkfest was a success, and Lil and Jonny were happy to catch a few Los Angeles sights, like strolling along the crowded Hollywood Blvd on Halloween night and rollerblading along Venice beach. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES
Junkfest on Youtube as appeared on CNN.

Junkyard Symphony's Terrific Trio in Kingston
July 15, 2007
Terrific Trio
Terrorizes Kingston

Sorry you had to see that Kingston. It's amazing what a big man in a bikini can accomplish, but thanks to the sexy style of Dumpster Don, Junkyard Symphony cleaned up at the Kingston Busker Rendez-Vous selling 500 CD's in just one weekend. Not bad for pink poka dots.

Junkyard Jonny stares down a fish in Terrace, B.C.
July 8, 2007
Something Fishy at Crabfest
Playing alongside bands such as Jeff Healey and Nazareth, Junkyard Symphony's Junkyard Jonny and Landfill Lil rocked the mainstage again with their funky beats and audience participation. Jonny took the opportunity to play a wild drum solo on Nazareth's drum kit. Landfill Lil did a stellar job on the junk kit as usual.

Junkyard Symphony at the Senator's game.
Nov 31, 2006
We Say Ottawa,
You Say Senators!

Junkyard Symphony's Drum Corps had their first ever show at the Scotiabank Place last night for the Sens game against Florida. The Corps performed a 90 second piece during a commercial break, playing on junk bottle cap snares, garbage cans, recycle bins, shakers, a gong and a didjeridu.

Junkyard Symphony at Vancouver's Fright Nights.
Oct 31, 2006
Glowing in the Cove
Who would have thought that water jugs could glow. They glow bright blue under the rays of a black light, which inspired Junkyard Symphony to outfit their equipment with glow tape as they performed for thousands of people at Vancouver's Fright Nights at the PNE from Oct 22 to Halloween. Though the air was chill, the show was hot.

Junkyard Symphony at the Carp Fair.
Sept 24, 2006
Fishing some Carp
Junkyard Symphony performed at the Carp Fair to thousands of people over the weekend. Full of animals, entertainment, rides and fair food, and cowboy hats, the fair is always a good time.

Junkyard Symphony at the Ironhorse Festival.
Aug 27, 2006
An Ironhorse is a Train
Junkyard Symphony ended up in St. Thomas Ontario for the Ironhorse Festival. While the last show poured down buckets, festival goers still stopped to watch Junkyard Jonny do his tricks in the rain, while Landfill Lil drummed comfortably underneath the stage roof. The last two shows were canceld but the organizers were happy with the shows that Junkyard Symphony had performed the day before on the main stage.

Junkyard Symphony in Kincolith.
July 1, 2006
Long Trip to Kincolith
Not many Canadians know where Kincolith is, but it is in Canada, on the edge of Canada that is. Take a flight over the mountains from Vancouver into Terrace, grazing the mountain tops as you land, then take a long winding three hour drive on a road with eagles, black bears and bridges wide enough for only one vehicle, and that's where you'll find Kincolith, at the top of British Columbia next to Alaska. At what is there? Not a whole lot...except for CRABFEST! Yeah it was strange to set up a humungous stage with bands from all over North America for a little tiny town of population 400, but CRABFEST was a lot of fun, with great bands such as Red Nation and Honeymoon Suite, and everyone was very nice and hospitable.

Junkyard Symphony at the PM's house.
June 15, 2006
Success at Sussex
24 Sussex Drive that is! And what a funny site it was to see Junkyard Symphony and Junkmobile drive into 24 Sussex Drive to unload all their junk and place it beside the fancy buffets and decorations of the Harper's Garden Party. It was a little odd, but great all at the same time. We all know that even though Junkyard Symphony plays on junk, they are truly one of the classiest acts around, and that's just what the Prime Minister thought too. "All the guests, not just the kids, loved the show," he politley said to Junkyard Jonny and Landfill Lill. His daughter Rachel especially loved being the "Cheer" girl too!

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