‘Big Highway’, features James McNaule on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Andrew Germain on lead guitar, Dave Johnston on bass and Ric Brown on drums. The band is dedicated to playing covers of some of the most amazing Canadian rock bands on the airwaves. Tragically Hip, Big Sugar, Matt Mays, Wide Mouth Mason are just of few of the bands they include in their extensive playlist.
‘Big Highway was formed in the rec room of one of the member’s proving even as adults with ‘real’ lives, dedicated musicians never stop playing. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds and previous bands, it soon became apparent that there was a great chemistry and enjoyment playing together. It was agreed that playing for local charity fundraisers and community events would be the bands main focus.
Big Highway frequently plays at Cheeky Monkey in downtown Sarnia. They are a favourite of the diverse audience that stops by for the monthly cultural walkabout. The First Friday fans have enjoyed them so much, they’re often back by popular demand.
When you stop into Cheeky Monkey, you are also encouraged to take note of the featured artwork. Recent artists include Bill Walters who’s recent painting Plein Air continue to explore colour, and space, portraying familiar scenes in our area, and places from his journeys. This recent exhibit he calls “Jewels In The Mist,” gives insight into his thoughts, motivation, and his attempts to capture light, and peace with nature. Cheeky Monkey is pleased to welcome both visual and performing artists to it’s location every month.