The Shawn Kilpatrick
This is a fan page for the multi-talented individual known the world over as Shawn "Special Delivery" Kilpatrick. Okay, actually nobody calls him that, but the whim struck me.
Shawn is multi-talented. He has fondness for literature, plays a number of different instruments, sings, dances, plays kitchen basketball, and is a genius at Anglisized "Go-Fish" in French (a game he devised, incidently). "Ken -- mon petit parsnip d'amour -- avez-vous un Roi?"
Shawn is most comfortable when on a stage in front of legions of frenzied partiers. During the university years, Shawn made a few extra bucks as the front man for a bunch of bands.
Close Quarters was Shawn's first band. Composed of talented strangers, the band quickly assembled an impressive playlist of cover tunes and played them in various establishments around town. One of their final gigs was at Barrymore's in Ottawa where an idiot running the stage lights nearly blinded bass player Steve Stecyk.
Close Quarters was:
Close Quarters Recordings:
When Close Quarters ran its course, band members Shawn Kilpatrick and Mike Belajac assembled another group of talented musicians under the name "Band of Confusion". The name, incidently, has nothing to do with the more internationally known band Genesis; they do not do covers and the similarity to the name of the Genesis song "Land of Confusion" is merely inconvenient.
Band of Confusion played extensively throughout the Ottawa area during the late eighties and early nineties including a string of gigs at Carleton University and a number of pubs.
It is currently unknown whether or not the Band of Confusion still exists. They have a tendency to regroup occassionally for "one last gig".
Band of Confusion was:
The band also gets occassional assistance from Jason Lake on Bass.
Industrial Sally was a Celtic Punk band that Shawn was involved with in the early nineties. As soon as I get more information about this band, I'll post it here. All I know is that they they wore kilts and sweated a lot.
Shawn has always been involved in the stage in some manner or another. He has been in far too many local productions to enumerate here (but I may try some day).
Shawn's big break into serious stage came in the form of a full time role in Miss Saigon in Toronto. He went on to play the role of Jinx in Forever Plaid (an incredibly funny play, by-the-way) and then reprised his role in Miss Saigon.
More pictures are coming once I get around to scanning a few more. First there was the "High School" Hair, then the "Ziggy Stardust" years. It's just too exciting to think about...
Shawn was a prolific artist in high school (and into university). I don't think he draws much these days. I wish I could find a couple of the "mega blaster" 'toons he did, but alas, I cannot. For the brave at heart, here is Mad Mac...
Click here to see the Full "Mad Mac, part I" strip.
Mad Mac was Shawn's brainchild. The story is by our good friend Rusty Priske. Unfortunately, Mad Mac never became anything after part I (other than an image on the Carleton Computer Science Society sweat shirt); there never was a part II.
At least these are the ones I know about.
Last updated: September 19/2004
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