Tuesday, February 28, 2006


This was the "top Island story" this morning in our only major newspaper, The Guardian. A proud moment for this Mom. My two boys are in the middle.

Chucky Danger Band elated with good fortune at ECMAs
The young band won for their recording, 6-Pack, and picked up P.E.I.’s only award at the gala Monday.
By Doug Gallant
The Guardian

A record number of Islanders were nominated for East Coast Music Awards this year but when the lights came down Monday night the only P.E.I. act to leave the stage of the Charlottetown Civic Centre with the hardware was The Chucky Danger Band. The four-piece pop/rock act earned its first-ever ECMA award for pop rock recording of the year for 6-Pack. The award capped off a very exciting weekend for the young Island band which juiced up the hometown crowd with the first live performance on the televised portion of the show, played live on national radio and launched a new CD, Colour, before a wildly enthusiastic audience at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Members of the Chucky Danger Band were over the moon at receiving the award. Just last year they had gone to the East Coast Music Awards in Sydney as relative unknowns outside of P.E.I. A year later there they are centre stage, award in hand. Band members said the award was a huge milestone in their young career and capped off one of their most exciting weekends ever. Questioned as to whom will get to take the award home, band member Colin Buchanan said they’d arm wrestled for it and his massive upper body strength had given him the advantage.