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Hello Shawn I really enjoyed your concert. Besides all the songs I was familiar with , your new stuff rocked. The band has gotten much heavier over the years/ I'm glad that Moncton was able to see such a great band like AC. Love Janet NB (read more feedback
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Hiya, Marisa :-) Just thought I'd lethca know AC "Time" CD arrived today . . .thanks a million!! I couldn't be happier with the CD. You were right on the mark . . . the plastic case is very cool and reflects the look of the album to a "T". I'm happier to have a reissue of the "original" with the artwork and stuff instead of simply having the tunes on a Best Of. It's just like my LP copy of Time. It will have an honoured and permanet place in my CanCon CD collection :-) Thanks again . . . and have a great weekend!! Scott . (send us your feedback and a picture ciao)
Hello Shawn not sure that you will remember me but I was the girl with the poster and album you signed. I just wanted to say thanks a lot for signing everything for me. You guys were amazing. I have never seen so many fans outside your hotel room. Anyway thanks. Amber S.- Vancouver BC (talk2us)
 You guys were awesome at the arena last night my girlfriends could not believe your outfits they thought they were pretty revealing. I enjoyed them. Sandy Morgan - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Toronto Sun - Recently, while lined up at The Sun cafeteria, I found myself next to Shawn O'Shea of our business office -- the best-preserved grandfather you'll ever meet and a bit of an old hipster. I admitted to him that in a sentimental moment, I'd downloaded the '70s radio hit Gypsy from his old band Abraham's Children, and offered to buy him a coffee in lieu of royalties.He demurred, good-naturedly, offering the opinion that the song's been out of print for a long time and it should pretty much be public domain at this point. I got the feeling he felt it was just nice to be remembered. (Send us your feedback and don't forget to add a photo) .
Hiya, Marisa :-) Just thought I'd lethca know AC "Time" CD arrived today . . .thanks a million!! I couldn't be happier with the CD. You were right on the mark . . . the plastic case is very cool and reflects the look of the album to a "T". I'm happier to have a reissue of the "original" with the artwork and stuff instead of simply having the tunes on a Best Of. It's just like my LP copy of Time. It will have an honoured and permanet place in my CanCon CD collection :-) Thanks again . . . and have a great weekend!! Scott . (send us your feedback and a picture ciao)

Abraham's Children - Goodness Of Nature

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Released: 1973
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 $135 for Goodness of Nature get it right... if you're charging this much.
Paul Kobak - Jack felt the way to go was to constantly playing bars, high schools, and small venues. Abraham's Children had taken in two hundred and fifty thousand dollars one year just doing that, so he was hooked on that idea. (From the book Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, 1977-1981
By Liz Worth)
 LeBlanc's Quick Takes; Canadiana music aficionados might note that the newly-released film “Real Time” released Nov. 7, 2008, features Abraham’s Children’s 1972 hit “Goodbye Farewell.” The Toronto band, renamed The Children, disbanded in 1976 following the album “Time” and a string of Canadian hits, including “Gypsy,” “Thank You,” and “Goddess of Nature” "Goodbye Farewell" was released in Italian as "Bye Bye Bambina Occhi Blue.

HEADS IN THE SKY
Crossover Prog • Canada
Gerry Fielding had previously been in FAT MOUTH, the house band at the original 'Electric Circus', and opened for acts like Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart, and Lighthouse. Fielding lives in Pickering and is presently featured in a rock musical. He has also been producing other acts for years from Crash Kills Five to a solo CD by Abraham's Children member Shawn O'Shea; Russ Walker went on to join NEW REGIME and later became a mixing engineer and in-house composer for KITCHEN SYNC in Toronto. His credits include composing music for Peter Benchley's Amazon TV series and as recording sound supervisor on the 2004 National Film Board movie Shake Hands With The Devil; Steve WEBSTER would place bass on Christian Michael's 1987 EP Tears Of Love. (From Heads In The Sky)

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Hi Marisa I received the brand new cd's friday and i'm very happy.Thank you very much for resolving this problem and thank you very much for the t shirt.I just want you to know i saw abraham's children in concert back in 1973 when i was 17 and i still love their music as much today as i did back then.Their concert still remains clear in my mind,They had such a striking appearance at the time. When goddess of nature came out i kept waiting for a second album to appear but it never happened.I have 2 copies of time on vinyl but nothing else until i came across your website.I'm sure i'll be checking out the website from time to time.Again thank you very much._______Linda Sirie (Sault Ste. Marie)
GREAT band! Great guys. I spent a lot of nights partying with the band. Jimi is a talented and gifted signer songwriter. Their old manager Jack Morrow who once told me the "Abe's Babes" were going to be "Boston", years ahead of that band, and that is where they were heading. One of the greatest live bands on the Toronto scene. High praise considering Rush, Triumph, Saga, Max Webster, Steel River etc. were competing in the market. "Goodbye Farewell Brian" "I wanna Boogie, all night long!!!" sawchuk30 has made a comment on ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN - Short.
 

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My fascination with pop culture has always been entertained by the very special individuals I had the pleasure of meeting over the years. Of course, it helps if you, yourself, have some of these qualities as well. Growing up in the 60's in Toronto, Canada, I found that the choices for convincing entertainment were...(read the interview)   I remember when Shawn joined AC the band had a new sound ,a little heavier and more rock ,but they still kept that bubblegum flavor...NB- AR
Toronto Canada: Shawn O'shea - First came to the attention of AC when Jimi suggested that a second guitar be added to the group, The material was taking a more heavier sound and the addition of another guitar would enhance the super pop group. After many auditions with characters that were hungry to join a happening goupo de musica, Shawn was introduced to us. Mr. O'Shea added a complimentary addition to the new AC sound. The band would rehearse for a month straight preparing for the "Lock Up Your Daughters Tour" that would see the band doing 45 dates in Canada and the US. A veteran of the Canadian music scene, Shawn O'Shea has performed from coast to coast (including the Arctic) in clubs, colleges and stadiums. He has shared the stage with such Canadian acts as Kim Mitchell, Teenage Head, A Foot in Cold Water and Moxy as well as international artists like Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper and Taj Mahal. His creative band Fat Mouth had a very heavy cult like following. The group was known for its raw and loud power live. Fat Mouth included Gerry Fielding drummer ala tight which continues to work and produce with Shawn. In 2001, Shawn released his first solo CD 'Serfin' The Beat' containing 10 original tracks of the riff-rock he's well known for (read review) . Shawn's second CD (working title 'Rebel Station') featuring 11 new songs is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2008. Shawn produced the first CD (2000's 'Bay Ridges Blues') for Toronto bluesman Jimmy Fraser, and completed Fraser's second CD ('The Circus Goes On') in the fall of '07. He also handled the production duties for Canadian lounge-country artist Angus McHardy's 2002 CD 'Stolen Memories'. The spring of 2008 found him producing new Toronto singer/songwriter Laurie Harvey. Shawn's other credits include his 18-song, pop musical 'Crazy Nights' (completed in 2007) and his science-fiction novel, Sister Snow. A sequel to 'Sister Snow' is on the drawing board, but no completion date is currently set.

I was listening to the radio station tis morning and the DJ was asking that if anyone that had Jimmy's ring and necklace brings it into the radio station they would get a signed album, a poster, a t-shirt and meet the band. Gee I wish I had the stuff. Your show last night blew us all away. See you again. Debbie Johnson - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (read more feedback and send us yours)

30 the cd that contains thirty years of celebrated songs... some live... some never released... obscure cuts, interviews , commercial radio ads, everything and anything...pre-production "Would Mother Approve" pop rock anthem "I Do" trippy dippy "Maybe Tomorrow" and a version of Strange Feeling from the AC to Police transition period.... dorky GET IT NOW
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( cont'd from bobby)...on stage.During one of our rock-steady nights, this elderly man with a voluptuous woman wearing an extravagantly large, maroon, velvet hat was silently watching us play. He approached us after our first set and proceeded to hand me a business card. "Call me tomorrow, I've got big plans for you guys," he said nonchalantly, before leaving the club. He was right, he did have big plans for us...As our marketing team was busy designing and distributing memorabilia to the masses, the band was racking up sky miles and every other day we would arrive in a different destination. The fan base was getting bigger and demand for the band was beginning to take its toll. We would sometimes do as many as 55 cities in 60 days; this would include meet-and-greet sessions, radio interviews, in-store appearances and how can we forget those special gatherings that promoters put together for after the shows. These theatrical events would consist of that old cliché, S, D & RnR, and if you've heard anything about this traveling carnal zoo, 99% of the dirt is probably true. For many years I lived the life of a rock star, within my own outrageous bounds. My sweet clairvoyant Mama would save every postcard I sent and review or newspaper clipping about the band, as she mailed off our popular 45-records to her relatives in Southern Italy. By this point I was in need of a passport, more countries, more concerts, more everything. The overindulgence became monotonous and practically routine. I was a sequined soldier, defending my public persona by means of gratifying my supporters. At times it seemed that even the simplest form of stability was a luxury. The revenue I was collecting afforded me the ability to drive a great car, to have a recording studio built into the mansion on the hill, and all the material goods one could drink, but no sooner than I would sit down to enjoy a quiet brunch on my patio...(more) 
Hi Shawn I was surfin the web and thought I would put Abies Babies in and see what would come up. Wow couldn't believe how many pages are available for your band. I do remember that your popularity was quite big at the time. I tried to explain to my son who is 22 now and he thought that was rad..."my mom the groupie" he said. Well maybe a bit, but mostly it was those great songs that are still playing on the radio. I recently visited Toronto and was thinking of looking you up to see if you were performing somewhere. But I didn't. Anyway I just wanted to say Thank You lol for the beautiful music you guys gave us. Janet R. Kingston, Ont.(send us your AC memories)  

1972’s Biggest Canadian Hits include

Goodbye Farewell

 1973’s Biggest Canadian Hits include

Thank You

1974's Biggest Canadian Hits include

Gypsy

 1974’s Biggest Canadian Hits include

Goddess of Nature 

 Shawn and Peter Verity working on the Heymacs project...good stuff watch the video

 

 

 

 Shawn O'Shea, Gerry Fielding, Vince Mofatt
 Order it on iTunes it has all the great songs...
 

 Dig those groovy leather pants on Shawn.
I remember seeing AC at the CNE what a show it had to be one of the best concerts I have ever attended I was only 16. Thanks. Daniel F. Toronto Canada

To support this album, a second guitarist, Shawn O'Shea was added. While preparing for the next album, The Children would release Goddess of Nature full of big strings. Once again, Abraham’s Children would have another hit that would end up on K-Tels Music Power album. After the success of Goddess of Nature in 1975 the group went for a heavier and more intricate sound, attempting to leave behind the famous sound that had made them a Canadian household name. The Children were growing up. The collective songs for the new album would never be released due to problems with their record label and musical differences. Jimi Bertucci decided to pursue a solo career. Ron Bartley and the other band members would continue to tour and record some new songs, but were never able to capture the magic that The Children were known for on stage and on record.The 2004 “2nd Coming Tour” gave many dedicated fans had the opportunity to see the boys at their musical best. They performed all new material and, of course, some old favorites. Read the whole story from citizenfreak.  
 

Shawn O'Shea - Surfin The Beat - So I sit down to check my email and decide to slip Serfin The Beat by ex Abies Babies guitarist Shawn O'Shea in my drive.. His first solo cd since who knows when. Mr. O'Shea's songs are structured like Legos, each block fits nicely into the next. His voice on the tracks could resemble a younger what's his name? Though "Serfin" displays a certain mature I have been around the block a few times je ne sais qua, its originality is sometimes lost in the shuffle of the shuffle. The background girls known as Katy Squad are tight and slick. Lou Reed would be so proud of them. Drummer and engineer, Gerry Fielding, displays a requiem of sound and consistency with each song complimenting the groove. These guys are no strangers to recording great stuff, whether it's at the Record Plant or Gerry's Garage. I like it, it's direct, raw and it rocks. (ORDER THE CD NOW)  

 
Director, musician Peter Foldy and Shawn having a gay ole time aboard some chartered boat in Halifax, NS. Peter was supporting his hit, Bondi Junction and opened for AC during a tour of many cities in Eastern Canada.  
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By day, they're mild-mannered reporters. But tomorrow night, they don their Guitar Hero capes and do their rock 'n' roll duty at the Opera House at Newzapalooza V -- The Battle of the Media Bands. Bands from the Sun, the Star, the Globe, Canadian Press and Reuters, plus Back-draft, a special guest band from the Toronto Fire Depart-ment, will perform for fun, and fundraise on behalf of the Children's Aid Foundation. Acerbic Trevor Boris, of MuchMusic's Video On Trial, hosts the event, with judges Farley Flex of Canadian Idol, This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Geri Hall and Yuk Yuk's boss Mark Breslin. The Sun's outfit, The Screaming Headlines, features movie critic/vocalist Jim Slotek (who will harshly critique his own performance), Jim's son Michael Slotek on rhythm guitar, Queen's Park correspondent Jonathan Jenkins on drums, Sun alumnus Ian Harvey on bass, and the Sun's own veteran rocker Shawn O'Shea (ex of legendary Cancon band Abraham's Children) on lead.

 
In a world where global warming has banished most of the population to undersea cities, a psychotic blackmailer with a deadly viral weapon threatens the lives of millions in the present . . . and the future. Sister Snow's reclusive life is shaken to its foundations when she accidentally stumbles onto previously impenetrable secrets of her sacred order, forcing her to question everything she believes in. Her hopes of a second chance with newly found family and friends spiral into an 'Alice-in-Wonderland' like nightmare, with ruthless criminals making the stakes much deadlier than she could've ever dreamed.
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 The Lock Up Your Daughters Tour would consist of almost 90 dates in the US and Canada.
 Abraham's Children performed on Canadian Bandstand more than any other band. Grantly the host, would always say AC was his favorite group.

HAMILTON, ONT. - This question always comes up in interviews so, as a dedicated journalist, I wanted to get the scoop for our records. My question to Canada's Fab 4, as they were sometimes labeled, was this. "What was the largest venue in which you ever performed and why was it so special?" (read more) 
 I remember watching the band at the arena and couldn't believe the energy that was coming from the stage. You guys really rocked.  Maggie Rosen NS

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Shawn has shared the stage with such Canadian acts as Kim Mitchell, Teenage Head, A Foot in Cold Water and Moxy as well as international artists like Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper and Taj Mahal.

Long time my friend. Hope all is well. Would love to see you play sometime when your in town...I'm guessing 40 years since 70 Hucknall..
I'll never forget sitting outside your basement door listening to you guys rehearse.Rick R. Canada.
  

I was surfing the web and thought I would google Abraham's Children. I was so surprised to see so many links. I hope this finds it's way to Shawn. Remember the girl with the funny hat..ha ha Halifax, NS read more feedback (talk2us) (read more feedback) 

This is one of the very few sites that offers exclusive items and music of Abraham's Children and Jimi Bertucci (more)
 I know that Brian Cotteril had passed away a couple of years ago I was able to see him and jam with him. Does anyone know what happened to Bob McPherson would,nt mind getting in touch with him tried all the Agincourt people.
Thanks Eugene
I was listening to Workin for the man trying to figure out you break. It's awesome, I have the first part and after that can't seem to get it all. Oh well I will keep trying. Your show in Montreal was great. Gil M. Trios Rivieres ADVICE By B
This is a message for Shawn. I hope he gets it. I remember you guys playing the arena in Sault Ste. Marie. It was the night that someone pulled Jimmy's necklace off his neck and someone else took his ring off his finger. That was quite a concert and afterwards hundreds of fans flocked to your hotel. Yes I was there as well. It was insane and the cops couldn't believe it. I hope life is good for you and thanks for the memories. Andrea H. Calgary AB. (send us your encounters)

Dear Shawn not sure if you will receive this message or even remember. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed your concert and hanging out with you after the show. Sorry about the restaurant ordeal you know small time. Anyway hope to see you one day perform again and good luck Angela C - Brandon , Manitoba.(talk2us read more)

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Shawn you guys rocked the arena wow what a concert we all were a bit wasted but we sure had a great time. Good to see bands like Abraham's Children were visiting the great white north. Ah the good ole days. Thanks for a dynamite show. Perry Long - North Bay, Ont.(read more

This is a message for Shawn. I hope he gets it. I remember you guys playing the arena in Sault Ste. Marie. It was the night that someone pulled Jimmy's necklace off his neck and someone else took his ring off his finger. That was quite a concert and afterwards hundreds of fans flocked to your hotel. Yes I was there as well. It was insane and the cops couldn't believe it. I hope life is good for you and thanks for the memories. Andrea H. Calgary AB. (send us your encounters)

 

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Hi Shawn I wish I had written before but I just couldn't find myself to do so. I had a really special time with you during your tour and hoped it would never end. I know so many years ago Anyway thanks again. Alesia H. Quebec

 

An awesome collection of hits, an actual cd, with a cover wow!! 
HI, I received the two books today (July 3). What a thrill and I'm enjoying the stories a lot. Thank you so much and the autographs are pure treats for me. How kind of you all to do that.
Fran Hammack (USA) 

Hi Jim,

Is there any way to obtain the lyrics for Gypsy and your other songs? Growing up in Toronto in the 70's, I didn't realize how many quality songs your band made at the time, but they sure bring back pleasant memories today.

Thanks,
Tim
Mississauga
 

 

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