Archive for January, 2010

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The Unit INC

January 25, 2010

Band: The Unit INC.
Year: 1968
Genre: Horn Band, R &B Music
Home: Chatham

Members:
Raymond Violot
Mark Tremblay – Organist
Brian Edwards – Guitar
Bob Sharron – Bass

George Wilson – Trumpet
Bob Sass – Flugel Horn, Trumpet, sax etc.

Notes: The band performed around 1967-68 and had a four piece horn section.
Anyone with further info or pictures, please visit our contact page or leave a message at the bottom of this page. Thank You.

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One Way Sound In 1973

January 25, 2010

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Band: One Way Sound
Year: 1973
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Jim Kettle (sitting)
(Left to right)
Bob Ripley
Kim Cooper
Colin Paterson

The group plays at Church functions from Windsor to Kingston. The band began playing at the Victoria Avenue United Church in Chatham.
  The photo was taken by a CDN staff member. The original photo can be viewed in the Dec.31st 1973 issue of CDN, at the Chatham Public Library.

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This End Up

January 15, 2010

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Band: This End Up
Home: Chatham-Kent
Style: Cover band
Year: 2009

Members:
Mike – Vocals, bass
Carl – Guitar
Jeff – Drums

  This End Up has been together for a long time. Jeff (the original drummer) left the band for a few years but is now back with his buddies.
  The guys also have a popular spin off of this band known as “Toast & Jam”. They are an acoustic duo performing your favourite songs in pubs and around beach area’s. Good fun.
You can keep a look out for them at Jersey’s in Chatham.

Visit them online here.

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The Eyes 1968

January 15, 2010

Band: The Eyes
Year: 1968
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Home: Chatham

Members;
Ray Jones – Lead guitar
Scott Cuthbert – Vocals
Alan Jones – Lead guitar
Doug Chevalier – Rhythm guitar
Cathy Pautuk – Vocals
Lance Jones – Drummer

  Scott and Cathy are from Windsor. The group’s first show was at the “Empty Bottle” in Tilbury, followed by several high schools and teen dances. The band was also known for their light show they put on.

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Dan Knight and Rebel Heart 2006

January 15, 2010


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Band: Dan Knight and Rebel Heart
Year: Circa 2004, 2006
Genre: Country, R&B, Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent, Wallaceburg

Rebel Heart is a high energy, variety band with deep roots in R&B, rock, and country. The band contains four members. The band has toured across Canada and the United States for more than 12 years and has played at some of both countries hottest clubs, including Laughlin, Nevada at the Riverside Casino, Miss Marquette Casino in Iowa, and several other casinos throughout the U.S.

Rebel Heart has opened for Ricky Van Shelton, Sweet Hearts of the Rodeo, Restless Heart, Jo El Sonnier, Exile and many other headliners throughout Canada and the U.S.A

Dan Knight, Ken Mungar, Tony Bandoni and Shawn Tasker are a dynamic foursome. They deliver enthusiasm and enjoyment to all of their music. Their styles and experiences combined make them the hot act they are and enable them to present versatile arrangements of old classics, through to the contemporary music of today.

Dan Knight is a rockin’ guitarist providing lead vocals to the band. Dan has been running a family business which has given him the time to write and produce the quality material that he is used to creating. In 1987 he had a release with the song “She Lives In a Big House”. Although most of Dan’s accomplishments have been on his own, he spent nearly three years with music artist Joe Firth where he performed at some of Canada’s finest rodeos (Ponoka Stampede, Calgary Stampede, and Klondike Days) and has opened for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Tony Bandoni is fret board rippin’ lead guitarist. Being one of Canada’s hottest lead players, Tony has been nominated as Canada’s instrumentalist of the year on three separate occasions. His portfolio includes Michelle Wright and Ronnie Fray.

Shawn Tasker is the youngest member of the band whose abilities shine as an enthusiastic drummer and vocalist. He has previously played with blues artist: Robin Banks, and country artists: Lorie Scott and Marshall Law as well as The Terry Ashley Band.

Ken Mungar is a groovin’ bass player with strong lead vocals. Ken has played with bands like the Rodriguez Twins, Charlie Clements, Dusty Wayne, The Concrete Cowboys and now Rebel Heart.

Along with their good humor and enthusiasm, both on and off stage, Rebel Heart performs up-tempo, toe-tapping music along with emotionally charged ballads, leaving audiences feeling fully entertained.
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Ronnie Fray Band 1994

January 15, 2010


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Band: The Ronnie Fray Band
CD Release: Progressively Basic
Year: 1994
Genre: Country
Full Name: Ronnie Fray and the Panama Bandits.
Home: Sarnia

Chatham Connection: Tony Bandoni

  Tony Bandoni is fret board rippin’ lead guitarist. Being one of Canada’s hottest lead players, Tony has been nominated as Canada’s instrumentalist of the year on three separate occasions. His portfolio includes Michelle Wright, ‘Harvest’, and ‘Deborah Laurie and the Marble Heart Station Band’.

CD performance Notes:
Gary McCracken – drums
Tony Bandoni – guitars
Jim Lewis – bass
Al Weiss – saxophone
Michael “Woody” Woodhull – dobro guitar
“Dusty” Dale Thomas – electric guitar
Dale Rivard – pedal steel guitar
Gregg Chad and George Webber – keyboards
Billy Heater – harmony vocals.

Track Listing
1. Goin To New York (3:18)
2. I Thought About It (1:58)
3. So Goes Another Day (2:32)
4. Cedar Hills (2:40)
5. Louisiana Women (3:42)
6. Josie Anna Pine (1:52)
7. 53 Buick Blooze (4:39)
8. Dancing With Molly (4:09)
9. Life Gets Tedious (2:41)
10. A Yodeling Song (2:14)

Below is a video of  Tony’s great guitar talent. This video is from circa 2007.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

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The Twang Bastards in 2007

January 14, 2010


Band
: The Twang Bastards
Year: 2007
Home: Chatham-Kent, Wallaceburg, Sarnia

Members in Picture
Jeff Black
Phil Caron
Tony Bandoni

Notes: Tony & Phil are great musicians from Chatham who have played in many bands over the years.
Below, is a video of The Twang Bastards
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If video does not appear, watch it here.

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