Luke LaLonde

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HOME GAMES Luke LaLonde and his band, Born Ruffians, play Saturday (April 26) at Lee’s Palace. $10. 416-532-1598.

NICKNAME He’s currently encouraging people to call him Cool Hand Luke or Paul Newman.

POSITION He sings and plays the guitar. Sometimes he drives, too.

TEAM MEMBERS Steve Hamelin (drums), Mitch DeRosier (bass)

ROOKIE YEAR Learned to sing by being in children’s choirs. Brent Robitaille taught him how to play guitar. They started playing covers in high school, and eventually LaLonde made up a song and got the ball rolling. Then they moved to Toronto and became popular in a few countries. He thinks it’s all pretty funny.


STATS Best junior guitarist, Midland Music Festival (1998) Born Ruffians EP (2006) Red, Yellow & Blue (2008)

SPECIAL TALENTS Hacky sack, tobogganing, and he’s learning how to fight.

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