Ghosts of the Royal Motel

Ghosts of the Royal Motel - (2007)
12-song CD

Buy it here

Download the Lyrics Booklet here (pdf format)


Ghosts of the Royal Motel - 2007

2007 Flat and Black Records - FBR-009
2007 Cryersong Publications (SOCAN)
Produced by John Allaire and Chad Nesrallah
Recorded at Fat Dog Productions, Ottawa, ON
Mastered at Joao Carvalho Mastering, Toronto
Manufactured by IndiePool, Toronto
CD and promo photography by Sean Sisk

The songs:

ANGELS
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, bass
Amanda Rheaume – Vocals
Anders Drerup – Slide guitar, Baritone guitar
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“’Angels’ was a little bit autobiographical and a little bit inspired by the great work my sister the social worker does. Amanda’s duet vocals are awesome!”

BOURBON
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, harmonica
Jeff Tanguay – Bass
Anders Drerup – Pedal steel
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“…just a story about things that were, are, and may be…” 

KEEP THE RHYTHM
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica
Amanda Rheaume – Vocals
Anders Drerup – Banjo
Tony Dunn – Piano
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“…meant to be a saloon singalong…played this one a lot while touring in the Southern States…” 

CORNERSTONE
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica
Amanda Rheaume – Vocals
Anders Drerup – Pedal Steel
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“…a love story about being patient…” 

CHEST OF DRAWERS
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars
Jeff Tanguay – Bass  
Tony Dunn – Organ, Sax
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“…a place to hide stuff…” 

MIDNIGHT BLUE AND GRAY
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, bass, vibrophone
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“…lonely, I guess that’s were I’m from… crap, did I steal that from Westerberg???” 

PORCH LIGHT
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, harmonica, strings
Michael Hicks – Announcer voice

“Inspired by the memory of two brutal and horrible murders in Ottawa over the last couple of years. As a parent of two daughters, these murders really hit home. RIP Ardeth and Jennifer.”

AVENUE D
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, bass, congas
Amanda Rheaume – Vocals
Elmer Ferrer – Guitars
Tony Dunn – Sax
Dookie – Drums

“About touring in Manhattan… Elmer and Tony are awesome in this one.”

ROCK ¢N ROLL
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, harmonica

“…I do spend a fair amount of time on the road…”

BLUE SKIES
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, harmonica
Hilary Allaire – Vocals
Elmer Ferrer – Guitars
Jeff Tanguay – Bass
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“A heartfelt duet with my 13-year-old daughter about the passing of my mother.” 

I NEED YOU
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars
Elmer Ferrer – Guitars
Tony Dunn – Piano
Jeff Tanguay – Bass
Justin Mellor – Cello, viola
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“I don’t usually do ‘epic’ songs, but the opportunity arose in the studio to really let the talent in the room shine…” 

ON THE HILL
John Allaire – Vocals, guitars, bass
Anders Drerup – Banjo
Elmer Ferrer – Guitars
Tony Dunn – Piano
Jeff Tanguay – Bass
Kevin Breeze Smith – Drums

“Kinda like getting thrown out of a motel room… naked….” 



Back to Main Music Page
News Shows Music Store Press History Visuals Contact Info Interact! Links