Guest Book
Kaitlyn Angus (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Fri, 30 Jun 2000 11:55
"Hey Jive Kings, Mike and Jon, especially, I saw you guys last night. I was in the very front row and I was with Lisa Gillan, Lisa Mowry, Isabel MacDougall, Natalie Curran and Lana Power. Do you guys remember us ? I think you do cause we were being really loud. Anyway,  I love the band and I know all the words to the songs on the CD. I love it,   and I hope you guys can get a TUBA SOLO in one of your songs. You know what I'm talking about Mike."
Paige Armstrong (Woodview, Ontario)
Wrote on Tue, 2 May 2000 15:14
"Hello. I witnessed the Jive Kings in Halifax this past Saturday night, and I must say they kick ass !!! They played a huge variety of cover songs, and one by Colin James who is my idol.... they seem to know their stuff. They put on an excellent show, and the horns can sure rock. The lead singer is fantastic and is amazing on the piano. I bought the CD and I recommend it to any fan of jive and big band music !!!!! Excellent show boys."
Justin Nelson (Skowhegan, Maine, USA)
Wrote on Mon, 1 May 2000 10:54
"Hey, I saw your concert at the Sportsplex on Saturday for the Atlantic Band Fest (Halifax, NS). I had the camera at the foot of the stage. Your CD is awesome and I hope you guys stop in Skowhegan on your New England Tour. Peace."
Bernadette Schmeisser (Montague, PEI)
Wrote on Fri, 28 Apr 2000 15:12
"Hi guys. Enjoy your music so much couldn't bear to be with out it when we went on vacation to Florida so we took the CD. Played it on a friend's sail boat and his comment was that's the best music that has ever been on board. He was able to convince us to leave it with him. No doubt he is swinging to the Jive Kings in the Caribbean. Last week our daugter and some friends lip-synched at Montague Intermediate to ‘At The Mack' and got first place. SWING ON."
Teresa Wright (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Sun, 16 Apr 2000 18
"I have danced at several of your live gigs and have listened to your CD until my family has almost gone through the roof. I love you guys... not just because you're the coolest cats around... but because you have brought swing music to PEI in a personal way for Islanders. They are now able to relate to all the rest of those lucky people who are rediscovering this wonderful music. Thank you so much for this. Also, congrats on winning the ECMA... you really deserve it. Just keep on having those swingin' dances !!!"
Betty Anne Younker (London, Ontario)
Wrote on Wed, 12 Apr 2000 04:11
"Great looking men ! and talented ! Will have to buy the CD when I am on the Island. Where are the women ? Hear and see you this summer."
Chrissy Gallant (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Thu, 6 Apr 2000 15:45
"You guys are awesome !!!!!!! I try to go to every concert you have for all ages. Please have more !! My friends and I always have a blast !! More All Age Dances !!"
Rachel Purdy (Halifax, N.S.)
Wrote on Sun, 26 Mar 2000 02:51
"Saw you at the Attic in Halifax were great.... would love to hear some more of your own songs though, if you have many."
Sarah MacEachern (Mount Stewart, PEI)
Wrote on Sat, 18 Mar 2000 23:18
"Hey fellas, the CD is wicked. Keep on jivin' !"
Nick Gaudet (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Sat, 11 Mar 2000 20:31
"WOW! I have been to several Jive Kings gigs, but your debut at Myrons on Friday, March 10 was AWESOME ! Whatever you guys did, keep it up ! Can't wait 'till May."
Pam Burke (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Fri, 10 Mar 2000 21:09
"Hey guys: Congrats on all the success so far and all the best in the future. Swing until you rupture a node."
Sharon Wilson (New Maryland, New Brunswick)
Wrote on Mon, 28 Feb 2000 19:42
"I just wanted to let you guys know that I heard 'At the Mack' on the radio here in Fredericton last week. It was played on the "East Coast Music Show" hosted by Mark Roberts on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights on the Capital FM radio station. Maybe we will see you live in Fredericton some time."
John Annear (Hampton, NB)
Wrote on Wed, 23 Feb 2000 22:46
"Yeah to the entire band on the ECMA award and a special hello to Bobby Nic !!!"
Wayne Dunsford (Stratford, PEI)
Wrote on Wed, 23 Feb 2000 02:41
"Well Guys : A job very well done. I have passed on my personal congrats to both Perry and Al, but I want to congratulate all of you. You have done a truly remarkable feat in just 12 months. We are all very proud of you. Keep Smokin' ! ... By the way - great web site."
Nils Ling (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Mon, 21 Feb 2000 17:21
"High fives all around ... those of us who have followed the band from its beginnings were delighted with a well-deserved East Coast Music Award ... as for those who haven't yet discovered the Jive Kings ... well, your loss is our gain - it just makes more room on the dance floor for the rest of us !"
Ann and Karina Stanley (Winsloe North, PEI)
Wrote on Mon, 14 Feb 2000 17:09
"CONGRATULATIONS - I like that you won. I love you Mike. -Karina
Great job guys, you are all amazingly talented individuals and have worked hard both with your music and on promotions and marketing, even this website. Keep up the good work. I look forward to attending one of your gigs soon. -Ann"
Jack Sorensen (Tryon, PEI)
Wrote on Mon, 14 Feb 2000 08:48
"Congratulations on your continued success !"
Tom O'Grady (Milton, MA, USA)
Wrote on Fri, 11 Feb 2000 11:13
"I’ve just listened 4 or 5 times to Spoon for a Knife--what a swinging CD! It is really good--and not just "for local talent." The playing is remarkably tight (amazingly, actually), the vocals are really confident (not really a "vernacular" singing style for Islanders!), and the whole she-bang has a very "professional" feel. It reminds me a lot of Joe Jackson's Jump & Jive from about 10 years ago--and not far off a Colin James album backed up by the Roomful of Blues horns: good stuff! I hope you guys will be playing when we're on the Island this summer. We may actually make it to the Island twice this year--our traditional August visit but also a visit in late June or early July for the launch of my book of poems What Really Matters, which will be published next month by McGill-Queen's University Press (the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series). The Institute of Island Studies is sponsoring the launch--a "grand" event! Cheers!"
Dan St. Amand (Winsloe, PEI)
Wrote on Thu, 10 Feb 2000 19:42
"Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of musicians. Quality will always be recognized. Great charts...great playing, and top-notch recording. Ya done good !"
Cora Plourd (Rocky Point, PEI)
Wrote on Thu, 10 Feb 2000 17:52
"Way to go guys ! Onward and upward !"
Rob Henneveld (Gouda, The Netherlands)
Wrote on Wed, 9 Feb 2000 20:35
"Hello ! Very nice site !! Regards. Rob Henneveld Jazz Connection The Netherlands"
Lee Fleming (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Wed, 09 Feb 2000 13:27
"A note of congratulations for your win. Way to go!"
Vern Murphy(Barra Communications) (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Wed, 09 Feb 2000 11:32
"Great news about your most recent win in Sydney. Keep up the original music and you will see a lot more of those awards on your bookcase. Thanks for the CD. Can those things wear out ?"
Carol Long Johnston (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Tue, 08 Feb 2000 16:13
"I am on your "mailing list" which keeps us fans updated on your whereabouts and activities, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to reply and say congratulations on your big win at the ECMA's. Too bad those of us at home in front of our t.v.'s couldn't see you receive your award (except for the quickie shot), but I'm very happy for you. I saw the Jive Kings perform at the MacKenzie Theatre a few months ago, and my husband gave me your CD for Christmas. I'm hooked! Keep up the great work.
Aaron Turner (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Tue, 08 Feb 2000 22:02
"Hello. I would like to congratulate the Jive Kings on their award for "Top Jazz Album". I think it's excellent how you combine swing and latin together in your album. It gives a variety of styles. I love to play along with it, especially Copacabana, because it's a samba style. I have seen you perform on several occasions, and I must say... live... you are excellent! Keep up the great music and good luck in the future !"
Vance Dylan (Nova Scotia)
Wrote on Tue, 8 Feb 2000 18:44
"Hi Fellas. Vance here from Sonic Valley Productions. We produce Sunday Showcase. We met up with you at the ECMAs and I love the single. Be sure to visit our site at and jot down the address so you can send us a bio and a CD so we can play more songs on the air. Cheers !"
Cynthia Dunsford (Stratford, PEI)
Wrote on Tue, 8 Feb 2000 15:39
"I knew you would win !"
Gail MacKinnon (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Mon, 07 Feb 2000 13:36
"CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was extremely thrilled to hear that you had won the ECMA award for best Jazz Group because in my opinion you definitely are !!! I wish you all the best and continued success in the future."
Jackie and Alisha (Sydney, Nova Scotia)
Wrote on Mon, 07 Feb 2000 03:30
"We came to see your page and it's really cool but where's the most downloaded woman ?????"
Larry Hale (Cornwall, PEI)
Wrote on Sun, 06 Feb 2000 23:45
"Yeah, I know, this is my second message. But I just had to be the first to congratulate the band on winning the ECMA for Jazz Artists of the year. All that effort to get the CD out in time paid off. And it IS a great album. I look forward to hearing a lot from you guys this year. Swing on. "
Marilyn Elliot (Orillia, Ontario)
Wrote on Sat, 05 Feb 2000 17:48
"Have been enjoying your CD Spoon For A Knife. Best of Luck at the ECMA. We will be watching. !"
Matthew McCrady (Charlottetown, PEI)
Wrote on Tue, 01 Feb 2000 22:53
"I've been to hear the Jive Kings on many occasions and they've kept me swing dancing. I'm a trumpet player and I take lessons from Mark, their lead trumpet, and I have to say that the sound and energy, as well as the warmth the band plays with to the people at the performance, is very good and keeps us all happy. I just have to say to all of the people who have the CD and haven't heard them live... try to hear them sometime. They sound 3.5362 times better in person. To everyone that has heard them in person...learn how to swing makes it alot more fun."
Neal Gillis (Cornwall, PEI)
Wrote on Tue, 18 Jan 2000 17:26
"Thanks a lot for having an all ages show at the Arts Guild. I hope you do it again some time. I have loved swing for a long time and you guys are certainly one of my favorites!"
Monica Clorey (PEI)
Wrote on Sun, 16 Jan 2000 17:16
"Hey boys, went to your concert last night. Just wanted to tell you that I think your music is really great. You guys definitely don't get enough recognition for your music. I play piano and trumpet and ... you guys were really amazing. You could really feel the energy in your playing. Keep me posted. You should definitely come back to PEI. Good luck !"
Larry Hale (Cornwall, PEI)
Wrote on Sat, 15 Jan 2000 23:10
"Saw your show tonite at the Arts Guild. Solid ! Thanks for having an 'all ages' session, as the kids had a great time. Will definitely buy your album."
David Forbes (Edmonton, Alberta)
Wrote on Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:51
"We received our copies of your CD yesterday and have been thoroughly enjoying it! Particularly like "At the Mack" and "Press 2 for 'Oh Yeah!'" (though I still prefer "Cap'n Crunch"). Congratulations on the ECMA nomination. We'll be watching that in February. It's nice to see you have several gigs lined up too. Happy New Year - take care."
Guillermo Valle (Edmonton, Alberta)
Wrote on Mon, 3 Jan 2000 21:46
"I happened to meet and to play drums with these wonderful musicians. In fact, I consider Alan Dowling (Jive Kings drummer) as my great drum-Jazz influence. Now that I am living in Edmonton, Alberta I have no doubt that this band will go very far. This fine music production is worthy not only to listen to, but also to study. I wish them the best and hope we can get together soon."
Duncan Wells (Cape Breton, N.S.)
Wrote on Sun, 26 Dec 1999 13:15
"I had to write and tell you that the promo CD of Spoon For A Knife you sent out to ECMA members is one heck of a CD. Wow!! Thanks for the best gift of music I received this year. And the very best of luck to you and the band in February."

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