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Fright Nights:
Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony entertain the audience in a converted bumper car stage at the PNE Vancouver for Fright Nights, Oct 2010.

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Carelton Place:
Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony play in the old Carelton Place Town Hall, July 2010. Jonny does his flying mops routine with a cute young volunteer.

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Line Dance:
Carelton Place Continuation-> Jonny builds a line of volunteers who play music and dance.

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Haritage Festival:
Junkyard Jonny and Speedy Spence play on the street of the St. Mary's Heritage Festival in July of 2010. Jonny does his funny little dance.

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Croatian Vacation:
Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony jam on a street corner in Sebenik, Croatia in June of 2010. JYS also performed in Split, Croatia and Skopje Macedonia. This video was created by Todd Various

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Folk Fest:
Junkyard Jonny and Dumpster Dylan perform at the Ottawa Folkfest 2009. Junkyard Jonny juggles jugs on the Balancing Bongo Baord on top of the Terrible Tower of Trash.

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Canada Day:
Junkyard Jonny and Speedy Spence perform in the Byward Market on Canada Day 2009. Junkyard Jonny demonstrates his diabolo skills and a little boys comes to help out.

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Junkyard Symphony in Fairfield, Iowa:
Have a ball as Junkyard Jonny attempts to get a little boy to lift up a box of cheer detergent and prompt the crowd to cheer. Landfill Lill drums up a storm.

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Junkyard Symphony in Fairfield, Iowa Part 2:
More of Junkyard Symphony's crazy antics-> dancing the Can Can, shaking shakers, playing with plungers and dancing disco.

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Dream a Dream Video:
Junkyard Symphony's first You Tube video was posted by Richard Poen - aka Weeblewolf. Richard said "I found Junkyard Symphony's song Dream A Dream on garageband.com and downloaded it. I thoroughly enjoy the music and then after visiting their web site had an even deeper appreciation of Junkyard Symphony."

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Junkyard Symphony's Earth Music!

           In this double disc compliation entitled 'Earth Music', Junkyard Symphony creates awesome original and innovative music that mixes traditional instruments with junk in a various multitude of soundscapes, from percussion jams, to instrumental elevator music, to folk-funk, pop, hip-hop, dance, new age, adult contemporary, and even avant garde. Topics range from traditonal love/ heartbreak songs, to songs about the environment, smoking, and there's even a song about a didgeridu. What fun you can have when you are making music with junk! The songs on the CD can often be heard as background music before or during the shows so listen for it, and ask to buy a copy after the show. The great part is that this CD is suitable for all ages as there is a CD for adutls entitled 'Album for Adults' and a CD for Children entitled 'Music for Minors'. Everyone can appreciate the talent, rhythm and great songs that Junkyard Symphony creates, and with all the different styles, you will never get bord.

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Junkyard Symphony's Robot Rock!

           While Junkyard Symphony was officially formed in 1992, the idea began in 1988 at Jonny Olsen’s high school, Bell High School in Nepean, Ontario, were he and fellow concert band musicians put aside their flutes and tubas and instead used recycled bins and bottle shakers to create an ‘Enviro-band’ for the school’s Earth Day ceremonies. It was a hit! A few years later, Jonny was performing solo with his junk instruments on the Sparks Street Mall when an Ottawa Citizen reporter took Jonny’s picture and put it on the front page the next day, calling what he did a ‘JUNKYARD SYMPHONY’. It was then that the name was born.
           During the 80’s and early 90’s, when Junkyard Symphony was developing, a popular style of music was Synth/Rock, a style that has stuck with Junkyard Symphony over the years in their show tune choices. It was therefore an easy choice to choose Synth/Rock as the defining style on the Robot Rock album that would commemorate Junkyard Symphony’s 25th anniversary.
           The title song Robot Rock, was created for Junkyard Symphony’s 12 foot recycled robot marionette, Rumblebot to dance to. There are three versions of the song, each more complex than the other, giving the Rumblebot operators three varying degrees of choreographic challenges. Other songs on the album cover themes such as recycling, space, friendship, composting, dinosaurs, electric cars, and water. The album is suitable for all ages

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JYS Children's Book
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Children's Novel

Junkyard Jonny is currently in the process of writing a children's novel entitled Junkyard Jimmy and the Tyrant of Trash. The book is about four children who go on secret a mission to the Methane Mansion, a gicantic home situated in the middle of the city of Ottawa's landfill where the Tyrant of Trash lives. The children beleive the Tyrant of Trash is building a bomb to blow up the Recycling Plant so that more garbage will be diverted to his landfill and he will make more money. Their mission is to get proof of this bomb so that the authorirites can stop the evil plot, but they run into many challenging hurdles along the way.
Stay tuned for the finished product.

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