Master of Ceremonies

 

Joey Cee’s brush with stardom came very early in his career, starting with Gordon Lightfoot lip-syncing at his first professional venture. That was followed by almost every Canadian band and artist of the era. He presented his self-designed “Danceability Awards” to The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Rolling Stones and Sonny & Cher in the early 60’s. During the Yorkville years, he guested as vocalist with many bands who performed in the village clubs and pubs. These included the likes of John Kay, Goldie McJohn, Rick James, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, David Clayton Thomas and many others. Being a high school and club deejay as well as being a columnist resulted in interviews with hundreds of recording artists and movie celebrities. Many relationships were struck and ultimately Joey found himself on stage with many of these same celebs as their warm-up introduction emcee. His two year regular gig as the house emcee at the famous Embassy Club in the Yorkville district was a pivotal point in his career. Here he spent every evening emceeing whatever show was featured. Glady’s Knight & The Pips, Bobby Vinton, Ian & Sylvia, Peaches & Herb, Fats Domino, The Everly Bros., Neil Diamond and many others graced the Embassy Stage for a week at a time and Joey was there to bring them on stage. Big shows on big stages followed with Neil Diamond, The Who, Mitch Ryder, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The McCoys (with Rick Derringer), Bachman Turner Overdrive, Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher and others.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
on stage with

• NEIL DIAMOND
• THE WHO
• ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
• GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
• THE McCOYS (RICK DERRINGER)
• ROLLING STONES
• SONNY & CHER
• MITCH RYDER
• BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE
• NATIONAL LAMPOON starring:
        JOHN BELUSHI
        GILDA RADNER
        BILL MURRAY
        HAROLD RAMIS
• FATS DOMINO
• EVERLY BROTHERS
• TEMPTATIONS
• NEIL YOUNG
• STEPPENWOLF aka THE SPARROW
• RICK JAMES
• ROBERT KLEIN
• GEORGE BENSON
• PEACES & HERB
• BOBBY VINTON
• THE CHAMBER BROS.
• ANDRE GAGNON
• TAMMY WYNETTE
• B.B. KING
• THE FOUR TOPS
• KOOL AND THE GANG
• IAN & SYLVIA
• THE YELLOW BALLOON
• JAMES BROWN
• JOHNNY TILLOTSON
• THE TROGGS
• PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND
• ALBERT KING
• RIGHTEOUS BROS.
• HERMAN’S HERMITS with PETER NOONE
• THE VILLAGE PEOPLE
• JAYNE SEYMOUR
• LOUIS GOSSET JR.
• KING CURTIS
• RONNIE HAWKINS
• IKE + TINA TURNER
• MARY WILSON with THE SUPREMES
• GORDON LIGHTFOOT

 

 

Contact Joey

JCO Communications Inc.
5405 Durie Road
Mississauga, ON L5M 2C8
(905) 593-1608
joeycee@rogers.com

About Joey Cee

Joey Cee's professional career started at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of January 9th, 1963 in Toronto in a small dance hall at Euclid Ave. and College Street, in the area that is now known as Little Italy. It was the heyday of rock "n" roll and the advent of American pop extreme. With the introduction of the Motown sound... Read More

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