Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Serious news from Bruce Peninsula

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Monday, December 27, 2010
Healing Power in 2011

Inhabitants of the Bruce Peninsula Multi-verse

As we close the door on 2010 we'd like to thank all of those who came out to our shows, took the time to explore our recordings and supported the BP vessel as it navigated the waters of a crazy crazy year.

So, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that our plans for 2011 are currently on hold.

Neil Haverty has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia.

The good news is that it is a highly treatable form of cancer that has a 95% success rate associated with Neil's treatment. He is supported by a wide network of friends and family who are standing behind him in this difficult time.

As for the band: We are not breaking up. We will not stop recording. But for the immediate future, all of our touring plans are cancelled while Neil works toward a full recovery.

What Neil needs most right now are positive vibes, well wishes, and love concoctions of the highest caliber. If you are a fan, friend or foe and would like to send Neil some healing power, please send all messages to : neilhaverty@gmail.com (p.s. it's his birthday this wed. Dec 29th)

Any other questions, or for a mailing address please email: brucepeninsula@gmail.com

If you'd like to help out, please help contribute to the research and care facilities at the Princess Margaret hospital here in Toronto.

Or donate to a cancer charity of your choice.

In other band news, our second record is completed and mastered. We also have an EP in the can and ready to go. We will continue recording, collaborating and excavating as Neil recovers.

Please stay tuned for a fundraising event, happening Sun. Jan 30th that will involve lots of great music, art, food, drinks and conversation.

We appreciate your continued support in this time of need.


Neil, at least I think, is the lead, Tom Waits-like singer from this band I have grown to really love over the last 6 months or so. He also obviously does a lot more. The good news is, obviously his odds of having a successful treatment are high. And the band still plan to go on, once he is able. And they also have music not only for their next full-length, but an EP as well, all recorded, mixed, mastered, etc.

But this obviously is a serious situation for the band and their friends and family, along with fans like myself. I can't help but think of Dean Magraw a bit reading that, and the great story of his overcoming cancer. I truly hope Neil holds a similar if not the same fate that Dean and any number of other musicians or people in general have with this situation.