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ECMAs in Charlottetown

December 7, 2005 | It’s going to be a party to remember in Charlottetown this February as the Trailer Park Boys take to the road, from the trailer park, across the Confederation Bridge, to the stage at the Civic Centre in Charlottetown, PEI, on February 27th, to host the East Coast Music Awards gala! Will the boys survive the trip in the dead of winter in their beat-up old car? Will Charlottetown survive the Trailer Park Boys?

From the well-known Showcase Original series Trailer Park Boys, actors John Paul Tremblay as ?Julian?, Robb Wells as "Ricky", and Mike Smith as “Bubbles” will host the 2006 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS show. The ECMA gala show has had a wide array of talented hosts over the years, but none with such unique poise, style, and flare as Julian, Ricky and Bubbles!

\"Oh I\'m @*$%~*# excited alright! There are probably all kinds of record company people there and I\'m hoping if I sing some of my songs to them they might want to sign me to a record deal and I could become a big Country & Western star. Liquor and Whores is always a big hit down at the legion so you never know!\" says Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

?The producers are really jazzed to have the Trailer Park Boys host the ECMAs. They are hilarious! Fasten your seat belts; this show is going to rock!? says Geoff D?Eon, Executive Producer of A&E for CBC TV Atlantic.

Born and raised in the Maritimes, John Paul, Robb and Mike have gained international success from their characters on Trailer Park Boys. The three were featured guests on the cross-Canada Fear of the Trailer Park tour with the band Our Lady Peace, and appeared in the Tragically Hip?s music video, The Darkest One. John Paul and Robb both appeared in the U.S. feature film Hole-In-One starring Meatloaf, and collaborated on their first short film, One Last Shot. In 2005, Mike (as Bubbles) played guitar and sang Closer to the Heart with the band Rush and Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies in Canada for Asia, the tsunami benefit concert produced by CBC Television. He has appeared on This Hour has 22 Minutes, and in 2003 he won a Gemini ? Viewer?s Choice Award for Favourite Comedian. The Trailer Park Boys show has also won two Gemini Awards - Best Comedy Series in 2004, and Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series in 2005.

The 2006 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS gala show wraps up the 2006 East Coast Music Awards & Conference, a five-day, multi-genre east coast music extravaganza, with concerts, emerging artist showcases, a 72-hour jam, trade shows, and artist meet-and-greets.

The 2006 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS show will be broadcast live from the Civic Centre in Charlottetown, PEI, on CBC Television Monday, February 27th at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) in all time zones. The Awards show is produced by Geoff D?Eon and Michael Lewis for CBC Television, Jac Gautreau for ECMA, and is produced in association with The East Coast Music Association. Gemini award winner Shelagh O?Brien will direct the show for the sixth consecutive year. Fred Nicolaidis is the Creative Head of TV Variety for the CBC EnglishTelevision Network.