Living in the Southern Tier of Western NY, it isn't always feasible to catch a lot of the local bands out of Buffalo with most of their performances over an hour and a half away so when a band I know makes it closer, I'm sure to make it out to see them if I can. Last night, Jills alumnus Aimee L (2003) and her band The Teasers trekked down from Lockport to Dunkirk to put on a show at Walleye Willie's and the bar that held about 20 people when I arrived, was getting pretty full during the show which had the band putting a great performance together with a wide variety of hits. See all the pics at http://buffaloprocheerbuffalojills.shutterfly.com/pictures/25609 and find out more about The Teasers and where they're playing at https://www.facebook.com/theteasers
At this time last week, The Teasers show was the only one I planned to see but a few days ago, I found out that another singing Jills alumnus, Ashlee A from the 2005 Ambassador Squad, had just joined up with Disco Duck, the very same group that Aimee sang with for a few years herself. As luck would have it, they were playing just a few miles away so after a couple sets with the Teasers, I trekked north for about 20 minutes until I came to Sunset Bay, one of Western New York's most popular beach clubs where Ashlee and Disco Duck had the whole club jumping already only moments into their 2nd set of the evening. They even brought a group of women on stage for a rendition of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and one of them came back on stage to play drums for some good old rock 'n'roll. See all the pics at http://buffaloprocheerbuffalojills.shutterfly.com/pictures/25648 and find out where they're playing at http://www.thediscoduckband.com/ They're still working on updating their site with Ashlee only joining up recently.
Last year at this time, we told you about 1998-2002 Jills Alumnus Theresa Joy, who's been working in her acting career since leaving the Jills. She starred in CTV's The Bridge, which aired for a season in Canada before CBS kind of short-changed it by giving it only 2 showings on Saturday nights in the summer. Now she's working on a an already-established comedy series on CBC called The Republic of Doyle, which has been renewed for a third season. Watch http://www.cbc.ca/republicofdoyle/ to find out more about the show as they are starting to film their third season.
As for the current squad, there are still a few tickets available for the 9th Annual Buffalo Jills Golf Tournament being held on August 1st at Williamsville's Westwood Country Club. As in past years, the $125 fee covers lunch, dinner, 18 holes of golf with cart, and entertainment by the Buffalo Jills dancers. They are also auctioning off Jills as caddies for the day and offering various games, including a dunk booth, on the course this year. Get all the details and register at http://buffalojills.net/Article.asp?id=2217842&spid=34534
There is also one extra bonus to this year's Golf Tourney. As everyone knows, the Buffalo Bills changed uniforms for the 2011 season and, while the Jills uniforms have made some upgrades the past few years, they won't exactly match with the Bills uniforms. The Jills are expecting their 2011 uniforms to be in just in time for the Tournament to unveil them to their biggest fans.