Archive for 2009

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Musical Strings ‘N’ Things Ltd. Opens For Business

May 29, 2009

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Note below printed in the 2000’s

   Musical Strings ‘N’ Things Ltd., (aka “Strings ‘n’ Things”), opened for business in 1972. From its early beginnings in a small store on Fourth Street to the move to Chatham’s main retail center on King Street to its present location on Grand Ave, where it has thrived for 27 years.

   “Strings ‘n’ Things” has believed only musicians knew what other musicians and musical hopeful’s need. Now, one of the largest musical instrument and supply stores, it serves thousands of customers from all over Ontario every month.

    You just can’t survive in business for 34 years without great customer service! The staff at “Strings ‘n’ Things” are dedicated to our customers. From helping them choose the right instrument to tech support to service after the sale. Since our staff is comprised of specialists in various fields, instead of commissioned sales people, you will never feel the pressure to buy. Contact us today!

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Michelle Wright Live At The Comber Fair (2009)

May 28, 2009
MICHELLE WRIGHT
MICHELLE WRIGHT

Artist: MICHELLE WRIGHT
Style: Country
Home: Tennessee
Raised: Chatham Kent
Year: 2009

Catch Michelle live this summer Saturday, August 8th
Comber Fair [Full Band] Comber, ON

From her official online bio.

   Since her 1990 Arista/Nashville self-titled debut CD, Michelle Wright has been drawing rave reviews for her powerful voice and her distinctive style. Over the subsequent 15 years, she has sold nearly 2 million albums in the United States and Canada and enjoyed an international career, one that has seen her grace concert stages across North America and appear in Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and Asia. Michelle has amassed a total of twenty-five Top Ten hits in her homeland of Canada and walked to podiums in music centers like Los Angeles and Toronto to accept more than 30 major awards. She is the first Canadian-born artist in the modern era of country music to have a Top Ten hit in America (Take It Like A Man, 1992) and a Number One video on CMT-USA (Take It Like A Man, 1992), and to win a major U.S. music industry award (Academy of Country Music Top New Female Artist, 1993

   From her professional beginnings as a teenager to the present day, Michelle has steadily grown into an entertainer of the highest rank and has collected a trophy room full of awards to prove it. Her career is such that opportunity continually blesses her. Highlights of her recent touring calendar include her first Australian concerts in 2004, a trip to Afghanistan in 2006 to perform for the Canadian and NATO troops serving there, and an annual Christmas tour (I’m Dreaming of a Wright Christmas, now in its fifth year) that is fast becoming a North American seasonal tradition. Michelle’s songwriting activity continues to grow: she signed her first writer’s deal with BMG Music Publishing in Los Angeles in 2001; that same year she received her first songwriting award (presented by SOCAN to mark the multi-format Canadian success of her single, I Surrender); and since then she has co-written many of her recent hits. The new decade has seen three new CDs from Michelle generating more sales and more hits: SHUT UP AND KISS ME, released by Sony/BMG in June, 2002; her first Christmas album, A WRIGHT CHRISTMAS, released in Canada on Icon Records in October, 2005 and around the rest of the world on Savannah Music in November, 2008; and her first full album of country material in ten years, EVERYTHING AND MORE, released in Canada on Icon Records in July, 2006 and around the rest of the world on Savannah Music in early 2008. Michelle has also begun to establish herself as a radio personality, launching her first syndicated radio show, The Women of Country with Michelle Wright, in April, 2005, and as an author, releasing her first book, A Year In The Life: The Journals of Michelle Wright, in May, 2005.

   These days, Michelle is happy, enjoying her career and her home in Tennessee. Since marrying Marco Convertino in April, 2002 (the first marriage for both), her personal life is as satisfying as her professional career, and the future continues to look unquestionably “Wright.”

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Billy Sinder And The Explosions (1982)

May 28, 2009

Band: Billy Sinder And The Explosions
What: Blues Brothers Tribute Band
Year: 1982 era
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Members
Bill Malcom – Singer, Harmonica
Willy Darchuck – Lead Guitar
Ted Bushey – Rhythm Guitar
Mike Vandohogen – Upright Bass, Bass
(Cliff) Charles Partridge – Drums

   Billy Sinder And The Explosions could be seen live at the Royal Tavern And The Parkview.

Ted Bushy: The photo above was the first pro gig for Ted Bushey. Ted went on to become a songwriter for many Major label record companies, which worked well for his passion of being behind the scenes of making music.
   Ted also lived out West where he played live from time to time. He mainly pitches songs to Nashville artists these days and has become well known in the industry for his ability to write 100-200 songs a year for a long stretch.

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Local Boy Ron Bechard (2009)

May 25, 2009

Hometown: Chatham-Kent Area   
Instrument: Guitar

When I was 14, I met Ron. He rented the warehouse jam room next door to ours (Foster Child). I would sneak over & watch him & Walt Perin jam for hours. These guys were my idols and soon after, Ron moved to Toronto to live it up. Not only for music, Ron moved to start his successful computer design career as well.

    Ron has a big history, He has played in Edwin’s band ( Original singer for I Mother Earth. He has sided many years in a great Ozzy tribute band Crazy Babies touring heavily.
Ron shares his time between Sin Dealer and Basia Lyjak, an incredibly sweet up n comer on the Toronto music scene.

   Exposure to the local scene led him to join Atomic Tomb (now Raw Dog). The band played extensively and gained a large local fan base after releasing their 1997 album, Easy Life in a Supertrench.

   In 2000, Ron was asked to audition for Edwin’s (formerly of I Mother Earth) band, in support of the platinum Another Spin Around The Sun record. The tour took him across Canada and even to Mexico, to play stadiums and festivals such as Edgefest, with the likes of Moist, Nickelback, Sum41 and Limblifter.

   2002 brought another round of cross-country touring with Edwin & the Pressure to support their self-titled album, whose first single, Superhoney, was featured in the film Ghost Ship.

   After years of touring, Ron returned to the Crazy Babies to record an album of original material. He also joined forces with long-time friend, Eric Kuthe, to play in Sea of Green. This partnership evolved into Sin Dealer, a band filled out by Jeff Zurba (Plasma Blast, Ashley MacIsaac) on drums and Frank Sargeant (Sons of Otis) on bass. Together, they released Sin Dealer in 2004, an album that fans and critics affectionately refer to as “13.”

   Over the years, Ron has often been enlisted to play with independent artists, such as Latin sensation, Rosita Stone and rock opera star, Patrizia. As house guitarist for Sonic Deli, Ron has recorded with both up-and-comers David Janes and Jennifer Bettencourt, and industry veteran, Sergio Galli of Platinum Blonde.

   This broad recording experience has allowed Ron to work with some of the industry’s top producers, like Terry Brown (Rush, Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin), Nick Blagona (Deep Purple), Peter Hudson and Rob Sanzo.

   2006 brought many projects for Ron, including gigs with Yurko (Nelly Furtado) – with whom he has opened for George Lynch and Bad Company – and Starkiller with “Killer” Ky Anto and Starboy of Robin Black, and Colin Snortland, who’s now on tour with another band Ron briefly played with, Three Days Grace.

   More recently, Sin Dealer has come back full force after an extended break with their sophomore album, Dying To Live, a full-length CD that showcases the evolution in his songwriting and producing skills. The critically acclaimed album has allowed them to share the stage with artists such as Prong, W.A.S.P., Joey Belladonna of Anthrax and Drowning Pool in the last months.

   He brings this long history of, and passion for, performing, writing and recording to Basia’s project, and the two have an undeniable chemistry when it comes to crafting
catchy songs with addictive hooks and licks. To see him play with Sin Dealer and Basia Lyjak live is to understand why this truly versatile guitar player is in such high demand!

Update August 20 2009
Ron has been playing live as the second guitarist for Crash Karma. Crash Karma is a new band made up of musicians from many successful Canadian bands. He did play Chatham’s Rock Stock this year with the band.
Update Oct. 2010
In Oct. 2010, Ron, 41, performed for roughly 3,000 Troops at the Kandadar Air Field in Afghanistan. He has been playing with Crash Karma for a year now.

Crash Karma Members.
Jeff Burrows
– Drums – The Tea Party
Mike Turner  – Guitar – Our Lady Peace (now owner of Pocket Studios)
Edwin - Vocals – I Mother Earth and Solo
Amir Epstein – Bass – Zygote

Crash Karma perform “Next Life”

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Listen to Ron in Sin Dealer here.
Listen to Ron in BASIA LYJAK here
Listen to Ron in Crazy Babies here.
Visit Ron on MySpace here.
Rons latest live shows with Crash Karma.

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Ruthless C_nt Killers – A Dirty Damn Good Time (2008)

May 23, 2009

Ruthless C_nt Killers
Release: A Dirty Damn Good Time
Year: 2008

Keegan Panger – Vox & Guitar
Bobbin’ Bob Hiltz – Bass & Vox
Tom Vandeven  – Lead Guitar
Jason Macfarlane – Drums
Adam Ledrew – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals (Original Member)
Poke C_nt – Vocals

   Formed around 2007. Ruthless C_nt Killers is a ridiculously sarcastic, yet completely serious Outlaw Honky Punk band. They played their final show  April 11th 2009 at the KBD Hall located at 34 Byng Ave in the good ol city of Chatham.

Listen Here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/ruthlessck or
http://www.myspace.com/ruthlesscuntkillers

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Drummer Brandon Valdivia in Toronto (2008)

May 22, 2009

Artist: Brandon Valdivia
Home Town: Chatham Kent Ontario
Current Home: Toronto
Position: Drummer
Year: 2008

   Brandon Valdivia (age 25) plays in five bands right now. He started drumming in his hometown of Chatham at 12 years old; after collecting a music degree at Wilfrid Laurier he packed his bags and moved to the Big Smoke. His current groups include Picastro, Friendlyness and the Human Rights, Place Hands, Not the Wind Not the Flag, and Slowly, Slowly.

   Not a showboat, it’s Brandon’s stellar craft and control that sets him apart from other percussionists. He can play with the subtlety of a kiss or the power of an electrical storm, often within seconds of each other.

   He’s probably best known for his work with Picastro (Owen Pallett is a former member.) They are going on a European tour this month to support their latest disc, ‘Whore Luck’.
above note from blogto.com/

Previous bands: A Second Less (2001), The Hollow (2001)

Listen Here: http://www.myspace.com/brandonvaldivia or
http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/artists/index.php?id=304

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The Missing Links – It’s Link Up Time (1966)

May 22, 2009

Name: The Missing Links
Release: It’s Link Up Time (LP Record)
Year: 1966
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada.
Formerly known as: Zeke and the Moonshiners, then The Larsen Brothers.

Members:
John Larsen – Bass
Fred Larsen – Organ
Eddy Larsen (Ole) – Guitar
Bill McGrath – Drums

Bob Hunt, from England, had played drums at one point.

Notes: Produced by Paul Shaffer, who is best known as the musical director for David Letterman’s late night talk show.
   The record is a mix of originals and covers. The band was on the road allot touring, but did settle down at the end of their run. They were the house band for the Kingsway in Chatham for roughly four years.
    John Larsen’s son Kiley plays drums in the metal band Nerve.

 The Missing Links were together for 11 years and spend a good 4-5 years playing in Toronto without ever having to leave there. They were a hot band and were very well in demand.
  Grant Smith was the drummer for the first couple of years. Grant went on to form the popular Toronto rock-soul outfit “Grant Smith and the Power” that had a hit with a cover of Jackie Edwards’ “Keep On Running” (previously a big hit for The Spencer Davis Group). Grant Smith & The Power opened for The Hollies and Spanky & Our Gang at Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre on March 17, 1968. The following month, the band headed off for another US trip, supporting the likes of Janis Joplin, Traffic and Rare Earth.

Tracks
1. She Taught Me How To Yodel
2. You Mean All The World To Me
3. Going Out Of My Head
4. Granada
5. It’s Now Or Never
6. Cara Mia
7. Dark Eyes
8. Cab Driver
9. Silence Is Golden
10. Mo Jo
11. Mammy
12. Jezebel

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The Burnouts (2008)

May 21, 2009

Artist: The Burnouts
Home: Chatham Kent
Formed: 2007
Style: Rock

Members 2007:
JONNY EDWARDS guitar vocals
TYLER MCPHAIL drums
ALLAN Weller (WILLARD) bass

     Jonny started this band on his own in 2005 at the age of 14 with an acoustic guitar and small 4 track recorder. The band name was inspired by the Green Day song. They are a very young band with the ability to write catchy songs.

Listen: http://www.myspace.com/burnoutsband2 or
http://www.supernova.com/burnoutsband/music/

They also appear on this 2008 Chatham Kent Compilation.   legionnaires_diseasecdcover1

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Superfly Bring Funk And Jazz to The Clubs (2008)

May 21, 2009

Artist: Superfly
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Style: Funk / Jam Band / Jazz

Year: 2008

Justin McMath – Bass Guitar
Nick Novosad – Keyboards
Steve Walker – Guitar Vox
Nick Sennema – Drums and Percussion
Byron Harrett – Sax / Flute.

Listen Here:
http://www.myspace.com/thesuperflyband or
http://www.reverbnation.com/superfly or
http://www.garageband.com/artist/superflyband/songs

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Led Zeppelin Tribute Band ‘Black Dog’ in 2008

May 20, 2009

Artist: Black Dog
Year: 2008
What: Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Band is:
KEVIN MCWATTERS – VOCALS
FRANK LONGE – GUITARS
JZ TAINE – BASS
NICK SENNEMA – DRUMS

The Scoop:
   The Led Zeppelin tribute Black Dog has been performing all over Canada and U.S. for the past 10 years. Black Dog was featured in the Canadian music artists’ 5440 ‘Animal In Pain’ music video which was broadcast worldwide and still appears on the band’s official website.

   Black Dog’s show consists of look a like costumes of the Rock Gods themselves. Vocalist Kevin McWatters bears a striking resemblance to Robert Plant. His vocal style and range emulate Zeppelin’s 70s fame. Guitarist Frank Longe (formerly of L.A.) has mastered Jimmy Page’s art through 15 years of playing. He has Les Paul and double neck guitars.

   The John Paul Jones bottom end is held down nicely by bass player J.Z. Taine who has many years of professional music experience. Black Dog is a must see for any Zeppelin fan!

KEEPING THE LEGACY LIVE!

Nick also plays in the hardcore band 100 Proof, Superfly and more.
JZ TAINE also plays bass for Finding Core.

Listen Here:
http://www.myspace.com/zeppelinblackdog

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Hundred Proof – New York HardCore Style (2009)

May 20, 2009

Artist: Hundred Proof
Year: 2009
Style: Hardcore
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Band is:
Nick Sennema – Drums
Troy Fraser – Bass
Danny Wright –  Guitar
Adam LeDrew – Vox

  This is only the third pure hard core band to come from Chatham Ontario ( C.O.I. ’91, 4 Hard Core ’92). The first two were high school aged bands, so this band steps it up in musicianship. Not much to say but perfection here. Hard Core is truly about attitude, and that is all that matters here. They play it as well as the best of them and there is no signs of amateur stuff here.  All we can ask for is the spirit and a solid tight band. It’s all here, Period.
Listen Here:
http://www.myspace.com/hundredproofhc

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Davis Block – Ska Punk Band (2008)

May 20, 2009

Artist: Davis Block
Formed: 2007
Style: Ska Punk Band
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Band:
Kelly Myre – Bass
Alex Hill – Drums and Vocals
Chris Wilkins – Guitar and Vocals
Sir Charles WJ Pickard III Esquire – Guitar

    Davis Block can be heard on the Legionnaires Disease Compilation CD put out in 2008. The band is fun to watch live as Alex steals the show with his quick & witty comments.
    Good fun. Old school punk rock played by young punk rockers.


Listen here:
http://www.myspace.com/davisblockpunkrock
or
http://www.reverbnation.com/davisblock

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Ghost Town Minstrels (2006)

May 20, 2009

Artists: Ghost Town Minstrels
Home: Chatham Ontario/ Vancouver BC
Style: Folk/Country/Western
Band:
Po Kadot – Guitar, vocals, banjo, drums etc….
D Trevlon – Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Bass stc….
Year: 2006 era

Biography
   Lock up your daughters and grease up your goats, because a couple o’ ol’ timey gypsy bandits are staggering yr way! Wanted posters and dime-store novellas tell of two handsome fellers by the names o’ D. Trevlon and Po Kadot (he, of Square Root of Margaret infamy). But, when these peach eatin’, spaghetti western watchin’, dustbowl architects get together, they’re called the Ghost-Town Minstrels.

   You might may be ‘xpectin’ just another night at the local waterin’ hole, but then these fellers stroll in, acoustic guitars in hand. For a dollar and a drink, these glorious b_stards will sing you harmonies so purty, and play ditties so haunting…this music has been known to charm the long-johns off a mountain man whose been standing all day long, knee deep in gopher guts!

   Once the music starts, well…that’s when the magic and mayhem begins. Men-folk are so taken by the tunes, they start to drinkin’ faster, and buyin’ shots for their neighbors! They don’t right off notice how the ladies have gotten to loosening their garments. Even so, loose garments won’t put a stop to the female sweatin’ that takes place at a Ghost-Town Minstrels show! The men-folk get drunker, and the wimmin-folk get looser. Blind beggars’ dogs start to humpin’ on barstools. Next thing ya know, their’s drinkin’, dancin’ fightin’, fussin, – all sorts of goin’s on! And if you find yourself wakin’ up at the crack o’ noon, next to some gap-toothed stranger (that you might not otherwise touch with a ten foot pole)…well then, that sweet melody dancin’ in the fog of your liqour-dented skull has been brought to you courtesy o’ the Ghost-Town Minstrels. Ask for them by name.

Po is best known for his work fronting Square Root Of Margaret

Listen here or here.

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Eric Welton (2008)

May 19, 2009

Artist: Eric Welton
Home: Windsor (From Chatham)

   Eric grew up in Chatham around the musical circles of underground music and the comforts of Square Root Of Margaret.

Note by Andrew MacLeod :
   Producer, singer/songwriter, sound man, photographer, bartender, advertiser, collaborator, optimist, fan. Eric Welton is a man of many hats. Coming to Windsor as a Chatham export a few years ago, Eric has lent his willing and capable hands to just about every musician in this area in one form or another. He’s made posters for six packs, recorded albums for 20’s, been there to help you mix the sound live, and written and performed in entertaining fashion, West to East, while always hoping to get a few more folks together on any given night, to share some tunes and collaborative energy just to see what happens. I’ve got to say, it’s nice to see that mind frame making progress and paying dividends.

Listen to Eric here:  http://www.myspace.com/ericwelton

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CHRIS HART Sings for the MATADORS (1999)

May 19, 2009
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Chris

Artist: The MATADORS
Release: Matadors (Demo)
Style: Rockabilly
Date: 1999

Chatham Connection: Singer Chris Hart is from Chatham.During his high school years he fronted the punk rock band L.O.T.D. (Lice Of  The Dead). After moving to London, he joined Jivaro Fracus, and later the Matadors. In 2000, Chris began a venture into solo records.

At the time, the band did a mix of covers and original music.

The Matadors are:
Joel Parkins – Guitar
Steve Crew – Drums Linda McCartney – Organ
Jefry Sheppard – Dog House Bass
Chris Hart – Vocals

Tracks:
Ride, Other Man, Hangin’ Round, London Dungeon

These songs were recorded at dB studios in London, Ontario in 1998-ish.
I was lucky enough to catch Chris perform in local punk & rockabilly bands before he moved on to London. Chris’s voice is amazing. He may not like that I think he has an early Danzig/Misfits sound, but he does, and he turned it into his own. Go listen.

Note from chrwradio : Chris Hart went on to record his own record entitled Lonesome Blood. Linda McCartney sadly died that year of cancer related illnesses. Jef and Joel, however, transformed the Matadors into what the original intention of the band was….a youth oriented Satanic outreach and musical revue. The new Matadors also put out a record, aptly named ‘Heartless’, in 2002.

  The new Matadors’ post-Chris sound had a less “erectile dysfuntion” feel to it and a more raw and evil tone.
Tracks: Ride, Other Man, Hangin’ Round, London Dungeon

Listen here: http://chrwradio.com/lma/1999/The%20Matadors%20-%20The%20Matadors/matadors.htm

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CHRIS HART – Behind The Blue Wall (2004)

May 19, 2009
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Artist: CHRIS HART
Release: Behind The Blue Wall
Date: 2004
Home: From Chatham, now London.

All songs written by Chris Hart

Tracks: Behind The Blue Wall, Dionne, Falling From The Sky, Forget About Me, Heart On My Sleeve, Love (X3), Mrs. Mathieson, Rip Van Winkle.mp3, Take Me BackAngel, Waited Too Long, We Were Stoned.

Chris Hart – guitars, vocals
Blair Heddle – banjo, mandolin
Dan Fawcett – guitar
Shawn Saunders – guitar, harmony
Jerry Fletcher – steel guitar
Jeff Fountain – bass
Ted Peacock – drums
Dean Harrison – piano, Hammond B3, accordian
Aaron MacDonald – saxophone
Craig Robertson – trumpet
Casey Peavoy – harmonica

Recorded at EMAC Studios, London, Ont.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Dan Brodbeck
Assistant engineer – Sigfried Meier

Listen to the CD here: http://chrwradio.com/lma/2004/Chris%20Hart%20-%20Behind%20The%20Blue%20Wall/chris%20hart.htm

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CHRIS HART – Lonesome Blood (2000)

May 19, 2009
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Artist: CHRIS HART
Release: Lonesome Blood
Date: 2000
Home: From Chatham, moved to London

Musicians:
Chris Hart – acoustic guitar and vocals
Dan Brodbeck – electric guitar and backing vocals
Joel Parkins – electric guitar
Shaun Sanders – electric guitar and acoustic
Jerry Fletcher – pedal steel
Mike Bonnell – hammond b3, wurlitzer and piano
Casey Peavoy – harmonica
Jeff Fountain – bass
Ted Peacock – drums

Tracks
Shoot Me To Sleep, Lonesome Blood, Dirt Beneath Your Feet, Drifting Away, Dead Savannah, The Simple Truth, The Perfect Ending, Wish I Could Turn Around, Eternally Blue

Digitally recorded At DB Studios in London, Ontario, Canada
Engineered and mixed By Dan Brodbeck at DB Studios

All songs written by Chris Hart, except Dead Savannah written by Theodore Hart. All songs registered Socan © 2001

Listen to The CD here: http://chrwradio.com/lma/2001/Chris%20Hart%20-%20Lonesome%20Blood/hart.htm

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The Speds – New Latitudes CD (2003)

May 19, 2009

Artists: The Speds
Release: New Latitudes
Date: 2003
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario

Band:
Dave Deighton – Vocals and Percussion
Gerald Poirier – Vocals, Bass guitar, and Electric Guitar
Rob Dobson – Vocals and Keyboards
Ted Shaw – Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Terry Dobson – Lead vocals, Electric and Acoustic guitars

   The Speds are one of Canada’s premier party bands. For the past 15 years, these guys have been entertaining audiences with such a wide variety of music its hard to imagine one band could pull it off, but somehow they can! Whether you like it hard or soft, they do it all from “Van Morrisson to Van Halen” and everything in between, and I mean everything…Boston, Journey, Elvis, Beatles, Styx, etc.etc.etc.
Tracks
1 Get What You Want 2 Living In Paradise 3 Fly High 4 Never Let You Go 5 Dreamin’s Behind Me 6 Believe In Me 7 New Latitudes 8 Free Me 9 Not Again

If above video does not appear, watch it here.

 

Preview music here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/speds
The Speds Page: http://www.thespeds.com/

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Aaron Allen And The Small City Saints CD (2007)

May 19, 2009

Aaron Allen And The Small City Saints
Release:
Self-Titled
Home: London with a roaming cast of members from Chatham.
Style: Acoustic/folk/Pop/
Year 2007

Aaron Allen – Vocals – Acoustic Guitar
Tom Vandeven – Guitar
Jason MacFarlane – Percussion
Keegan Panger

Tracks:
1.Rattlesnake
2.Drinkin’
3.Go On Girl
4.A Good Friend
5.Ugly
6.In Her Eyes
7.Tonight, You’ll Be Sleeping Alone
8.Hey Radio
9.Shinin’
10.Two More Days
11.September
12.Blue

 If Video does not appear above, watch it here  

Listen Here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/smallcitysaints or
http://www.myspace.com/aaronallenmusic 0r
http://www.ilike.com/artist/Aaron+Allen+%2526+The+Small+City+Saints/track/Shinin’

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Stephanie Rhodes, Pop Singer Songwriter (2009)

May 19, 2009

Stephanie Rhodes
Home:
Formerly Chatham, now Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Pop Singer Songwriter, Folk

   In the seven years she has been performing, Stephanie Rhodes has been captivating audiences with a combination of flawless vocals and lyrical road trips that enrapture even the hardest to reach audiences.
   Her solo acoustic shows are a regular feature at numerous venues on her home island of Salt Spring in British Columbia, In addition Stephanie founded, and performed with the Salt Spring Island Girls Tour in 2005 that took 7 singer/songwriters on a 12 date summer tour including a show at the Railway Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.
   Her music has also been heard on CBC Vancouver. Already a local favourite, Rhodes has shared the stage with an array of industry legends including Randy Bachman, Tal Bachman and Valdy. When she’s not writing and singing her own songs she also sings lead in a successful cover pop band with Grapes of Wrath’s Tom Hooper and 5440’s Matt Johnson. Currently she is sharpening her skills playing her originals with a band in preparation for touring. Her goals and focus now revolve around producing her first full length album.

Listen: http://www.myspace.com/stephanieleerhodes or
http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Stephanie-Rhodes


If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Demo Kid – Home Demos (2007)

May 19, 2009

Artist: Demo Kid
Release: Home Demos Volume 1
Date: 2007
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario

Members:
Shawn B – All instruments, vocals

Notes:

* All music performed, written, arranged, produced & recorded by Shawn B.
* Jesse V. is also a contributor & writer to ideas and helps out doing vocals on some tracks.
* This is a collection of home demos/ first draft versions of songs written for fun. They are here in their most raw form, captured as ideas.
* Demo Kid previously wrote and played guitar for Foster Child, The Janet Theory and Dead Girls Union.

Watch the CD video preview below

If video does not appear above, watch it here.

Read a review of the album online here.

Tracks
1. The last day of summer
2. To die for
3. Never let you go
4. With someone else now
5. Another stupid love song
6. Best Friend
7.
 Guardian Angel
8. Drunk and Happy
9. Will you forgive me in the end
10. The things you didn’t know
11. Bad habits are hard to break
12. Dance like you mean it
13. Kid in the corner
14. Goth girl tragedy
15. Kiss and tell (Rumors)
16. Role model zero
17. Would you still love me if?
18. Never saw it coming
19. Keep your pants on
20. I want to be used by you
21. Our little secret
22. I don’t want to be like you
23. Told you so
24. Mom and pop stores (Free MP3 Download)

Watch & Listen to Demo Kid online at You Tube here.___________________________________

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The Janet Theory – Sacriluscious (2003)

May 19, 2009

The Janet Theory
Release:
Sacriluscious
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Style: Rock
Date: 2003
Cover Art By Brett Jubinville

Musicians:
Mat Drew
– Vox,
Shawn Beaulieu – Guitar, Vox, Loops & Programming
Jesse Verleye – Bass, Vox
Dave Richie – Guitars,
Dave Major – Drums, Vox

Tracks:
01.Killing The Girl (Listen to the track online here)
02.It’s Alright
03.Move On
04.Kinda Feels Good
05.You Suck (Click to play or right click and choose ‘save target as’ to download)
06.Revival Of The Fittest
07.Tree House
08.Drowning Face First In Your Bitterness
09.The Ugly In My World
10.Kevin
11.Going Criminal
12. (Bonus) Ground Control

 Recorded and Engineered by Bob Hiltz and Steve Eyres
Executive Producer: Steve Eyres
Mixed and Mastered by Bob Hiltz
Recorded at Eyres Space Studio, Chatham ON, Canada.
Photography: Jason Moor

The Scoop:
The writing teams of Shawn & Jesse go as far back as their first band in 1991 (Foster Child).
Mat & Dave Major’s friendship go as far back as 5 year old kiddies.
The band has stuck with their golden rule, to have fun & write music they like. This demo received amazing reviews from around the world & The 2nd Indie single “It’s Alright” was released across the U.S.A. through New York label Rut Records.

Another first for the band was to perform on one of the years biggest tours (Vans Warped Tour) making stops in Montreal  Quebec (Park Jon Dropeau), Barrie Ontario (Molson Park) & the biggest stop of the tour was 20,500 people @ the Pontiac Silver Dome in Michigan U.S.A.. The guys were invited to more dates but had prior commitments at the time, (This was their respective hobby, so they had day jobs and family back home to go back to).
Despite all the good fortune, the band continues on as always & is not buying into the hype. The band has become infamous for their party antics on & off the stage. The two Dave’s are the newest additions to the band, joining in 2001.
The Janet Theory disbanded in 2004 but went out finishing there 2nd year of Warped Tour (2004) which included the Canadian & Mid U.S.A. legs of the tour.
The members went on to take it easy for awhile raising their families while still playing a little for fun. Mat & Dave Major went on to form ‘The Sound Of Static’. Dave Richie, Jesse & Shawn went on to form ‘Dead Girls Union’. Shawn also released home demos under his home recording moniker ‘Demo Kid’.


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Listen to The Janet Theory here, or here.

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The Janet Theory – Elastic Friend (2001)

May 19, 2009

Artist: The Janet Theory
Release Title: Elastic Friend
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Music Style: Rock
Date: May 2001

Note: Dave Major plays drums on Summer of ’69.  This cover song was done in the studio as an audition for Dave to replace Chuck who at the time, took a break from the band life for a few years.
Summer of ’69 (Click to play or right click and choose ‘save target as’ to download)

Musicians:
Mat Drew – Vocals, Percussion
Shawn Beaulieu – Guitars, Vocals
Jesse Verleye – Bass, Vocals
Chuck (Charles) Young – Drums

Additional Musicians: Moog Track on Mystery Parade by Po Kadot. (Square Root Of Margaret)

The Scoop: The bands 3rd demo release. Features a new version of ‘She Said’ from the ‘Shoot Me Down’ CD. The Janet Theory are one of Chathams underground scenes bands playing heavily around Ontario.
     The track ‘Freaks Get High’ was one of the most downloaded independent songs from Napster, an internet program that shook the music industry up with it’s file sharing capabilities.
 The line up is a continuation from their first band Foster Child.

Recording credits: Recorded 2000-2001 @ Eyres Space Studio in Chatham. (Franks Music centre).
Produced by Steve Eyres & The Janet Theory. Engineered by Steve Eyres.
Mastered by Bob Hiltz. Cover Art by Jason Moor.

Track Listing.
1. Mystery Parade
2. Butterfly Killer
3. Freaks Get High
4.
Waiting (Part 2)
5. Center Of Gravity
6. She Said

Listen to The Janet Theory Here: http://www.myspace.com/janettheory


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Nigel Barylewicz – A Selection Of Works (2001)

May 19, 2009
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Artist: Nigel Barylewicz
Release: A Selection Of Works Composed By A Certain Individual
Date: 2001
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Nigel’s release comes from the post high school years after playing with Chatham Death metal band Stimotik. This release is the beginning to new experimental tastes, which he will carry on in the future with his next project ‘Assume No Order’.

All songs performed, produced & written by Nigel.

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Assume No Order – Exit Dark EP (2007)

May 18, 2009

Assume No Order
Release: Exit Dark EP
Date: 2007
Style: Experimental

Nigel Barylewicz – All music, guitars, bass, and drums

  Nigel began playing in metal bands in high school in Chatham Ontario.
He has since moved to the Toronto area.
 This is a great CD that is calculated noize, jazz, metal, and everything in between, but like nothing you heard before. Fans of Mr. Bungle & other less known underground bands will love this CD.

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Angry Orphans – Aorist (2005)

May 18, 2009

Artist: Angry Orphans
Release: Aorist
Year: 2005
Home: Chatham

    Angry Orphans reside from Chatham Ontario.  We play music of philosophy and ideas.  We’ve been a band somewhat a year and have graced stages, causing all thought. We are a five piece band of 4 young boys and one young girl. We play dark music of many types.  Our music is always a surprise.  You won’t be expecting this.  We write our music as well as cover others’ art that has spoken to us.

    Note: By the sounds of this demo, I must say this is the previous works of “The God Life” And future members of “The Grave Misunderstanding”.
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Sue Jay And Ray Violot – Studio One (2004)

May 18, 2009
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Artist: Sue Jay And Ray Violot
Release: Studio One
Style: Jazz/Lounge
Year: Recorded August 21st, 2004

Ray Violot – Vocals, Bass, Guitar (Tracks 1,2,3,5,6,8)
Sue Jacques – Piano/ Vocals
St. Clair Shadd – Tenor Saxophone
Pat Crone – Drums

Recorded at Studio One, Chatham Cultural Centre.
Engineered And Mastered by Bob Hiltz

1.‘S Wonderful
2.Our Love Is Here To Stay
3.The nearness Of You
4.It Had To Be You
5.Polka Dots and Moonbeams
6.Love Walked In
7.Honeysuckle Rose
8.I Wish You Were Here
9.L.O.V.E.
10.A Nightengale Sang In Berkeley Square
11.Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me
12.Like Someone In Love
13.You Are Too Beautiful
14.There Will Never Be Another You
15.Someone To Watch Over Me
16.Pick Yourself Up

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That Whaling Band – Grateful (2005)

May 18, 2009

Artist: That Whaling Band
Release: Grateful
Year: 2005

Ray Whaling – Vocals & Guitar
Andy Martin – Bass
Joel Laprise – Drums

   Whaling is the best 70’s inspired guitar jam band in general. A man with a true passion for his craft and is all about the music. I got to see him perform before I was of age since my Dad joined the band on bass for a while.  They rehearsed at my house. The music is solid & the passion is real, and to top it all off, they are down to earth guys.
   Not to cut the other members short, Ray has been blessed to play with the best in the business locally. Whaling is a great band that is worth a listen.

Ashley Coulter & Sarah Hiltz – Vocals on #4
Bob Hiltz – Bass on #6
Scott Galloway – Keys
Len Temelini – Sax

Tracks
1. Blue Chile 2. Funky Tune 3. Guitar Song 4. Run For The Road 5. Rusty Rosy 6. Eyre Space 7. Give It Away 8. Saved My Life 9. Tell Her 10. Twilight Nest

Click on the video below to preview the CD

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Listen to them here : http://www.myspace.com/thatwhalingband

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Michael Schatte – Hard Ticket (2006)

May 18, 2009

Artist: Michael Schatte
Release: Hard Ticket
Year: 2006
Home: Originally from Chatham

   Michael began his early career in music in a Chatham blues band called Midnight Mojo.
   Michael Schatte:  all vocals and instruments including electric, acoustic, and 12 string guitars; drums; electric bass; mandolin; violin; German button accordion; piano accordion; organ, piano, and electric piano synths; harmonica; and various percussive items
   All songs written by Michael Schatte except tracks 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 12

   Recorded at Mithrandir Studios, Chatham, ON, Canada between the months of May and August, 2005
Mastered by Bob Hiltz at Eyrespace Studios, Chatham, ON

   Though Hard Ticket is unapologetically guitar-driven, it also showcases Michael’s considerable chops on both the mandolin and violin, both of which add wonderful colour to the album’s already diverse palette. There’s something on this record for everyone – searing blues, rootsy pop-rock, bluegrass, New Orleans flavoured “feel-good music”, country, folk and even instrumental celtic-rock – it’s both difficult to categorize and easy to enjoy!

1. Turn
2. Room For Me 
3. Hey Pocky Way
4. Crying Uncle  
5. The Hardest Part
6. Tear Stained Letter
7. If You Be My Baby 
8. Slow Burn 
9. All Work and No Play
10. Tipsy On the Cork
11. Under A Stormy Sky
12. Big Chimney
13. Aspasia  mp3 snippet
14. Five Alive

Visit Michael Schatte on the web at www.michaelschatte.com.

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The Greys – Four (2005)

May 18, 2009

Artist: The Greys
Release: Four
Date: 2005
Home: London based, Steve is from Chatham.

All songs written by Steve Kallyoon & Nathon Bond. Steve started out singing in the local metal band Ego Seed a few years back with his brother in the band on guitar.

Tracks
1. Through The Hills
2. Space kennedy
3. Problems
4. All My Time
5. Daydreams
6. When The Summer Ends
7. Sleepy Soul
8. Not A Curse
9. Live
10. Still After

Listen here : http://www.myspace.com/thegreys

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Noel Marentette – Gypsy Roads (2003)

May 18, 2009

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Artist: Noel Marentette
Release: Gypsy Roads
Date: 2003
Style: Country

All songs written by Noel Marentette
Noel – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Bob Hiltz – Bass & Electric Guitar
Quadrangle Folk Singers & Help from Albin Kristy

Tracks
1. There’s a little gypsy in my soul
2. This bar at Erieau
3. Ride ride that train
4. You’re the first one
5. We’ll meet again
6. Guess I’ve learned a lot from playing guitar as a kid
7. When roses bloom again
8. My Tijuana rose
9. Dance Ballerina dance
10. Tonight Mama doesn’t have to cry
11. Don’t tell Maria I’m leaving

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Orinj – Sky’s On Fire (2005)

May 17, 2009
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Artist: Orinj
Release: Sky’s On Fire
Date: 2005 era
Home: Chatham

Tracks: 1. Well Yeah 2. Downside 3. Sound Of Silence 4. Safeguard

Andrew Tompsett – Vocals
Jonathan Van Wyk – Guitars
Kelly Myre – Bass
Jarrod Lucier – Drums

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Observatory (2005)

May 17, 2009
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Artist: Observatory
Release: (Self Titled) 15 Songs
Date: 2005
Home: Chatham
 
Listen to them here: http://www.myspace.com/kyleworkman

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Room Without A View – Apes With Laser Eyes (2004)

May 17, 2009

Artist: Room Without A View
Release: Apes With laser Eyes
Style: Pop/Punk Rock
Date: 2004
Home: Tilbury/Chatham

Tracks: 1. Holiday 2. Jacky 3. Hail To The Chimp

The Scoop: 3 Fast paced start to finish time bombed, ‘cocked & loaded’ tracks thrown head first down your throat dealing with everything from money, to booze, to telling ‘the man’ just where to go. Room Without a View drops this limited edition EP the whole family can drink to, I mean enjoy.

Listen to RWAV here : http://www.myspace.com/roomwithoutaview

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Jade Lester Demo Includes Many Cover Songs (2003)

May 17, 2009
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Artist: Jade Lester
Release: 11 cover song demo
Date: 2003
Home: Chatham

Jade has won many awards this year including:

1. Wallaceburg Summerfest Talent Contest “Winner” under 15
2. Chatham/Kent’s “Search For a Bright Shining Star” Overall Winner February 2002, and Winner 11-14 years- 2003
3. London Idol Finals at the Galleria March 2003
4. May 2003, 2004 – Lambton Music Festival Junior Vocal Trophy -Eyre Memorial Trophy Winner & Leckie Rose Bowl Winner 2006
5. Point Edward Optimist Junior/Youth Talent Competition- “1st Place 12-under”
6. July 1, 2003 Festival of Nations Karaoke Contest “1st place Under 16″ and “1st place- Duets”
7. July 15, 2003 WMUS/FM 107 Colgate Country Showdown Finals in Fremont Michigan
8. Aug 9 2003 Comber Fair Singing Contest 1st Place 12-under
9. Aug 22 2003 Ingersoll Harvest Days Talent Contest 1st place Open Class
10. Aug 31 2003 CNE “Rising Star” Youth Talent Competition “Finals”
11. Sept. 6  2003, 2005, 2006 Petrolia Fair Talent Contest- “Intermediate Grade 6-9″ 1st Place
12. Sept. 13  2003 “Troy Daze” Talent Contest, Troy Michigan, 1st Place 12 under
13. Oct. 2003 Brigden Fair talent contest 1st place Elementary School category
14. Oct. 2003 Rockton Fair talent contest 1st place 10-15 yrs category

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The Lowdown – The Being Scene (2002)

May 17, 2009
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Artist: The Lowdown
Home: Chatham
 Release Title: The Being Scene (CD Demo)
Music Style: Rock
Date: 2002

Musicians:
John Carberry – Vocals, Guitar
Scott Duffy – Guitars, Vocal
Scott Everingham – Drums
Michael Simoes – Bass

Recording credits -
Franks Music Centre – Chatham, Eyres Space Studio

Track Listing.
1. Let’s Get Together 2. Thursday 3. The Being Scene 4. The Clinic 5. I Get Back Down 6. Fusion 7. Bringing in the Dawn 8. Hello 9. Made in the Shade 10. Tamin’ Time 11. The Crew

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Closer To Closure – Three Song Demo (2004)

May 17, 2009
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Artist: Closer To Closure
Release: 3 SongDemo
Style: Metal
Date: 2004

Band:
Tom VanDeven – Vocals/Guitar
Matt Broadbent – Bass
Art Pisanski – Drums

Tracks
1. Open 2. Snapshot 3. Blinded

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Tom Starks – Sugar Boy (2006)

May 17, 2009


Artist:
Tom Starks
Release: Sugar Boy
Style: Jazz
Date: 2006

Home Town: Chatham
Resides and performs  in Aylmer as of 2001.

Recorded live at CBC Studios, Toronto On, Canada.

Tom Starks – Hammond organ
Don Durkee – Tenor Saxophone
Sharon Beeler – Vocals
Chris Norley – Guitar
Brian McHugh – Drums
Special Guest Andy Lusher – Tenor saxophone

Tracks
1.
Sugar boy blues, 2. Street of dreams, 3. There will never be another you, 4. Almost like being in love, 5. Cry me a river, 6. Recorda me, 7. God bless the child, 8. I can’t give you anything but love, 9. Just squeeze me, 10. Au privave, 11. Sugar

Recording & Mixing Engineer – Rich Starks
Mastered by Bob Hiltz at EyreSpace Studios, Chatham.
Graphic Design – Pat Crone

NOTE:  Tom began his professional career in 1972 as keyboardist with a show group touring Ontario and several Northern States. In 1974 he returned to his home town of Chatham and continued to perform with local artists while touring Southern Ontario. After 25 years of teaching, Tom and his wife Sonja moved to Aylmer where his main focus now is on jazz and a return to his first instrument, the Hammond B3 Organ. note by londonjazzsociety.ca

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Assume No Order – Nigel (2002)

May 17, 2009

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Artist: Nigel Barylewicz
Title: Nigel
Released : 2002
Home: Chatham native now living in Toronto

Assume No Order is a solo experimental/instrumental project by Nigel Barylewicz.

Download zip of all tracks here
http://www.assumenoorder.com/media/Assume_No_Order_2002.zip

Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/mudseed

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Slow Children Playing CD Compilation (1995)

May 17, 2009

Compilation CD
Title:
Slow Children Playing
Released: 1995
Style:  lo-fi underground indie.

Features bands such as:
souljunk, eggs, fly ashtray, princess superstar, square root of Margaret, benna cohen, the additional moog, samma rays, licorice, kittens, uncle wiggly, champion sprout, murder she wrote me, moby jobys, christofer, stars, merseysippi collect band, cottonheads, the exotic pet helicopters

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BLOODSHOTEYE – AN UNRELENTING ASSAULT (2006)

May 17, 2009

Band: BLOODSHOTEYE
Release: AN UNRELENTING ASSAULT
Date: 2006
Home: Leamington

Band:
Jessica Desjardins – Vocals
Shane Ivy – Guitar
Will Davis – Bass
Mike Wiebenga – Drums

   From the southern most town in Canada, Leamington Ontario comes the female fronted quartet known as BLOODSHOTEYE. Using elements of all different sytles of extreme music BLOODSHOTEYE have perfected their own “deathmetalcore” style utalizing fast riffs with heavy breakdowns and some of the most intense female vocals you’ll hear in music today!

  BLOODSHOTEYE has played all over Canada with some of the countries finest local bands and opening for major acts as well. Noteable appearances would be the Obey the Flame fest in Montreal, opening the Headbangers Ball show in Toronto, and the direct support spot on CRYPTOPSYs 2004 tour presented by Bravewords&Bloodyknuckles. Plus countless shows throughout Ontario building a secure fan base over the last couple years.

Tracklist
1. Lock And Load 2. The Last Laugh 3. Mourning In Silence 4. Be My Victim 5. Foul Play 6. Bound To Break 7. Torn Between Two Worlds 8. These Bloody Cravings 9. Pains Of Misfortune

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Steve Shearer – A Pocket Of Songs (1998)

May 17, 2009
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Artist: Steve Shearer
Home: London
Release: A Pocket Of Songs
Date: 1998

All songs written and performed by Steve C. Shearer.

1. A Pocket Of Songs And A Beat Up Guitar
2. Spaceships And Aliens
3. Destiny
4. Not All That Long Ago
5. Cradle To The Grave
6. A Dream Come True
7. Learning How To Fly
8. The Ballad Of Gord And Irene
9. The Last Invitation
10. The Old Folks Memorial Hall
11. Here’s Mud In Your Eye
12. Recklessly Romantic And Hopelessly In Love
13. I Never Thought I’d Be Caught Dead Falling In Love Again
14. Going Down The Road
15. Until We Meet Again

Listen here : http://chrwradio.com/lma/1999/Steve%20Shearer%20-%20A%20Pocket%20Of%20Songs/shearer.htm

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Fletcher Munson Live At Lester’s

May 17, 2009

Artist: Fletcher Munson
Home: Ridgetown
Release: Live At Lester’s
Date: 2001

Band:
Derek Johnston – Vocals, Guitar
Doug Eberie – Guitar, Vocals
Rod Reynolds – Bongos/ Percussion, 5-String Banjo

The scoop: A live CD recorded in Rondeau Park on July 7th, 2001.
 The set included covers and originals done in a relaxed and fun way. Solid guitar playing from Doug keeps this disc spinning smoothly as well as a few unexpected cover song choices that let Rod rock out.

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Hagy Lane – In The Beginning (2007)

May 15, 2009

Band: Hagy Lane
Release: In The Beginning
Year: 2007
Philip Dragann- lead vox, programming

The Scoop: Phil is originally from Chatham & played in Gates Of Rage.  London based Hagy Lane’s ripping guitars and electronic synthesis create the perfect stage for the deep melodic vocals to stand on. Coming out of the thriving London, Ontario, music scene,
   Hagy Lane brings their Industrial/Metal sound out to the masses. With influences from Skinny Puppy to Marilyn Manson to Linkin Park, Hagy Lane moves in with a sound that can make you raise your fists or create a sombre feeling through your lazy comedown

Songs: 1 Bleeding Me 2 Culverts and Summerfields 3 Living Without You 4 Sacred Heart 5 Forgotten

Listen here : http://www.myspace.com/hagylane

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The Janet Theory – Shoot Me Down (1999)

May 15, 2009

Artist: The Janet Theory
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Release: Shoot Me Down
Music: Modern Rock
Date: recorded 1998 / Released 1999

Musicians:
Shawn Beaulieu
– Vocals , Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitars
Jesse Verleye – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitars
Charles (Chuck) Young – Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, sequencer

Additional MusiciansMatt Drew – Percussion, Jay Moskaluk – Guitar on ‘Inspire Me’.

The Scoop: This is the bands 2nd demo.  Just like the first one, Shawn & Jesse spit the vocal duties, but by the next release, they recall Mat Drew to the front.
   The song “She Said” caught the attention of the local radio station “The Rock” who put it into regular rotation, from there it spun off to other stations.
    The Mellow track ‘Deny Me’ was accepted well in the California area.

Recording credits
Produced by Steve Eyres & The Janet Theory.
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Steve Eyres.
Recorded at Eyres Space Studio. Chatham Ontario (Franks Music Center) Jan-July ’98.

1. Waving Good-Bye 2. She Said 3. Everything & Anything 4. Deny Me 5. Waiting 6. Suffer Well 7. Wishful Thinking 8. Battle Of Head & Heart 9. One White Dove 10. Shoot Me Down 11. Losing The Angle 12. Inspire Me

Album preview, click on video below to listen.

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Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/janettheory


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Janet Theory – Studio Out Takes (1997)

May 15, 2009

Artist : Janet Theory
Home : Chatham Kent Ontario
Release : Studio Out Takes
Style : emo/metal meets pop
Date : 1997

Musicians:
Shawn Beaulieu – Vocals, Guitar
Jesse Verleye – Vocals, bass
Chuck Young – Drums

Additional Musicians :
Jay Moskaluk – additional Guitars on tracks 1,2,3,4,5
Rob Johnston – Backing Vocals on ‘Shoot Me Down’

The Scoop: Recorded in Jan 1997 by Steve Eyres @ his house studio. This is the first Janet Theory demo.
   These songs were slated to become part of the upcoming CD, but after listening to the songs over & over again they decided that they were not up to par.
   So back to the drawing board they went. With close to 40 new songs to choose from, It took them a little longer than anticipated.
   This is a collection of the rejected songs in their rawest form. But you can’t get more real than raw, so this demo cassette still holds strong as one of their best releases to date. Their original sound went unnoticed generally,  but 5 years later, their style would dominate the music scene as the so called “emo” style, but the band had moved past that sound years before it broke out
  That is a good sign for a band to be ahead of it’s time.
  The demo was known for it’s return to their underground roots.

Track Listing.
1. Shoot Me Down, 2. Inspire Me, 3. Trust Me, 4. Freaks Me Out 5. The switch song, 6. Special, 7. More & More, 8. Everyone Is A Gun

Recorded and produced by Steve Eyres at his home studio 1997.

Watch the video below for preview of the release.

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Listen To The Janet Theory here.

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Chris Hart Gets Ready For His U.S. tour. (2009)

May 7, 2009

Chris Hart
Release:
The Magic Hour
Home:
Chatham-Kent
Resides: London
Year: 2009

I’m from London, Ontario, Canada and I have been writing and performing music for the past 20 years. I’ve dabbled in many styles of music including Punk, Rock-A-Billy, Blues, and Country. Lately I’ve fallin’ into the ambiguous roots or Americana category. Whatever the tag my love of music remains intact. Over the years, I’ve collaborated with various acts, most notably the infamous matadors. It wasn’t until 2001 that I decided to pursue a solo career. My first record “Lonesome Blood” was a dark and brooding country epic. One Critic referred to it as Goth-Country.
  In 2004, I released “Behind the Blue Wall.” This was more of a rock and roll record. Peppered with moments of country. A lot of the songs were very topical. The title track was a protest song about the death of a native protestor named Dudley George. This song raised a lot of eye browns, but managed to receive heavy airplay on CBC.
  The past two years have been very busy. I’ve been writing songs for an animated T.V. series and have finished my third record to be titled “The Magic Hour.” An extensive tour of the U.S. is currently being co-ordinated for 2009. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and hearing new stories. Hope to see you out there.

Chris Hart live at the Blue Bar, Nashville Tennessee.

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listen here:
http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Chris-Hart/ ,
http://www.myspace.com/chrishartonline ,
http://www.chrishartonline.com/
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Anu Beginning (2008)

May 7, 2009

Artists: Anu Beginning
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Style: Metal
Year: 2008

Vocals/Synth: Matt Sunders
Guitar/Vocals: Aaron Barry
Bass/Vocals: Tanner Havens
Drums/Random Noises: Adam McNaughton

   Originally formed in the fall of 2007, the band went through lineup changes until solidifying in September of 2008. With firms beliefs planted as the foundation of their music, the 4 went to work spreading a message to anyone who would listen.

Listen here:
http://www.myspace.com/anubeginning07,
http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Anu-Beginning/

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In Dying Fasion (2006)

May 7, 2009
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Artists: In Dying Fasion
Release: MEMORIES OF A PAST LIFE
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Style: Rock
Year: 2006

(Last posted line-up)
Shawn Hunter – Vocals
Cody McGowan – drums
Alex Lambier – Rythm Guitar
Jamie Miller – Bass Guitar
Kyle Lambier Lead Guitar

   In Dying Fasion was formed by the dissolving of two local bands from the Southwestern Ontario region; Against The Odds & AnyDayNow.
   Against The Odds & AnyDayNow were having auditions for new band members at the same time. It was by chance that Nick McGregor found out that Against The Odds was hosting their own auditions, and convinced Alex Lambier, one of the remaining members of Against The Odds to practice with AnyDayNow.
   In less than a year (3 months), this band has accomplished: having “GONE”, a song by IN DYING FASION, being put on a compilation CD by SEXYKILLER RECORDS. In the last phase of the band, they recorded a 7 Track EP “THE UNTIMELY DEATH”,
Disbanded in 2007.

 Listen here :
http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/IN-DYING-FASION/,
http://www.myspace.com/theonlyindyingfasion,
http://www.purevolume.com/indyingfasion

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Monday’s Child – Cause For Dispute. (2006)

May 7, 2009

Artists: Monday’s Child
Release: “Cause for Dispute”.
Home: Blenheim, Ontario Canada
Style: Rock
Year: 2006

Mitch Dauphin – vocals/guitar
Jason Guttridge – drums/vocals
Todd Rodger – guitar/yell
Branden Drewery – Bass

Tracks:
01. Cause For Dispute
02. Denying Me
03. Ill Democracy
04. Lost Out There
05. Last Chance To Fly
06. Look No Further
07. The Inside
08. A War We’ve Made
09. Denying Me (Acoustic)

Produced by Mondays Child, Jeff Mifflin, Bob Hiltz, Shawn Mariano, and Nate Bond.

Watch the CD video preview below.

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 Listen here : http://www.myspace.com/mondayschildmusic

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