Archive for February, 2010

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Ron Bechard 2007

February 20, 2010

Band: Sin Dealer
Release: Dying to Live
Year: 2007
Formed: 2005
Home: Toronto
Genre: Metal
Chatham Connection: Guitarist Ron Bechard is from Chatham-Kent (Merlin)

Eric Kuthe – Vocalist
Ron Bechard – guitarist
Frank Sargeant – bassist
Jeff Zurba – Drummer

Tracks:
1. Lying to Myself   2. Got Into You   3. Gasoline   4. Betrayal   5. Dying to Live   6. Magic Woman   7. Going Down   8. One Foot in the Grave   9. Walk All Over You   10. Devil’s War

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Chart Attack Review below:
Sin Dealer – Dying to Live – CD Review
By Jason Daniel Baker

  Vocalist Eric Kuthe, guitarist Ron Bechard, bassist Frank Sargeant and drummer Jeff Zurba form Sin Dealer, a Toronto based quartet locally considered one of  Toronto’s finest metal bands.
  Drawing upon the vast wealth of long experience on the Toronto music scene the members of the combo unleash a sound that is raw yet paradoxically polished at  the same time.
  Comprised of former members of bands like Edwin, Sea of Green, Sons of Otis and Plasma Blast, the respective pedigrees are indeed impressive but would be  immaterial if they couldn’t play together as smoothly as they do.
  Comparisons are too numerous to mention and ultimately pointless. This outfit is such a blending of different influences the term “Sludge Metal” is used and I do not  think it is misapplied.
  Sin Dealer are an absolutely awesome band in my opinion, and I really think their sound is topflight with great riffs and attention to melody. One sees plenty of heads  bobbing to their rhythm at their shows. True metal fans fully appreciate the talent of this group…………………..
 
Click on the video below to hear Sin Dealer.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

http://www.myspace.com/sindealer

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Bitter Blue 1977

February 19, 2010

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Band: Bitter Blue
Year: 1977
Home: Chatham/Toronto

Two of the founding members (Brothers John and Tom) are from Chatham, but moved to Toronto roughly four years ago to further their music careers.

Members
Tom Hoy – Lead (Chatham)
Paul Fletcher – Vocals (Hamilton)
Brent Moss – Keyboards (Calgary)
Steven Combes – Drums (England)
John Hoy – Bass (Chatham)

The band is getting ready to release their first album and swing back into Chatham to play the Turf Room.

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Anyone with info on their album, please post a comment below with a return email address. Thanks

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FOREIGN FILM STAR 2006

February 13, 2010

Band: FOREIGN FILM STAR
Release: Dim The Lights…
Year: 2006
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham, Windsor

  This was the last album that Foreign Film Star released. The Windsor area based band features Jamie Reaume from Chatham. Jamie has been relentless on the acoustic solo circuit as well as putting out Cd’s  with this band on a consistent basis.

BAND MEMBERS:
Jamie Reaume – Guitars, Vox
Mike Yunker – Bass
Matt Bailey – Guitars
Nick Capanelli – Drums, Percussion

TRACKLISTING:
01 Shadow Puppets
02 Lungs
03 Eversense
04 Clouds & Velvet
05 In Passing
06 The Ones & Zeros Of Digital Rain
07 Impossible Engine
08 Leaving For Left
09 Blindfold
10 Finding Your Way Through A Dream Backwards
11 In A Lifetime
12 Fan Of Chemicals
13 A Beautiful Pulse
14 Safe Trip

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FOREIGN FILM STAR 2004

February 13, 2010

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Band: FOREIGN FILM STAR
Release: Revival
Release Date: October 01, 2004
Home: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

BAND MEMBERS:
Jamie Reaume…..Guitars, Vox
Mike Yunker…..Bass
Matt Bailey…..Guitars
Michael Najm…..Drums, Percussion

TRACK LISTING:
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Blindfold, Breathe Me
02 Inkora
03 Whales Become White Noise
04 Don’t Ask Why, Calm
05 Reasoning With The Machines
06 Pornography Blue
07 Eyes Modern
08 Clouds & Velvet
09 In Passing, Tears From A Bleeding Woman
10 Postures

Produced by: Bob Hiltz
Recorded & engineered by: Bob Hiltz
Eyrespacre Studio, Chatham On.
All lyrics by Jamie Reaume

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Bob Lucier Steel Guitar 1966

February 12, 2010

Release: Hank Williams Songbook
Year: 1966
Home: Steel guitar player Bob Lucier is from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe).
Genre:
Country Music

Members:
Bob Lucier – steel guitar
Roy Penny – lead guitar
Mickey McGivern – rhythm guitar
Rickey Lamoureux – piano
Bill Gibbs – bass
Bunty Petrie – drums

Click video below to hear Bob performing a Hank Williams Classic.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Fred McKenna Album
A Hank Williams Songbook was released in 1966 and produced by Ben Weatherby.
McKenna mostly steers clear of copying Williams’ vocal mannerisms, singing these four numbers in a register somewhat deeper than Hank’s nasal yodel.

 Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability.
Bob was the resident Steel Player for “The Tommy Hunter Show” from the mid 70’s until its demise.  The popular show aired on CBC in Canada.
 Bob was also the first steel guitarist with the famous Johnny Burke and Eastwind, before that, he played in Bill Anderson’s “Po’ Boys band”, Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires, among a few others. He performed and recorded on several of Country Star Anne Murray’s releases. As a session player, Bob’s steel  playing  appears on a countless number of releases by various artists over the years.

About Fred McKenna
Fred McKenna was a blind musician, producer and arranger best known for his frequent appearances on CBC’s Singalong Jubilee, where he would play the fiddle, mandolin and guitar on his lap, much as Jeff Healey would years later. A self-taught musician, McKenna also guested on Don Messer’s Jubilee, recorded with George Beck and the Maritime Playboys and Stompin’ Tom Connors (and produced Stompin’ Tom’s signature tune “The Hockey Song”), and was inducted into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall Of Fame before he died during a gig in Cambridge, New Brunswick.

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Mike Gorman with Ghosts and Empty Trains

February 12, 2010

Band: Mike Gorman (Michael)
Release: Ghosts and Empty Trains
Year: 2009
Genre: Folk, Blues,
Home: Chatham-Kent

This release is full of good story telling and musical warmth from Mike Gorman.  It was recorded right here in Chatham at Eyre Space Studios by Bob Hiltz.

Musicians:
Mike Gorman – Acoustic Guitars, vocals, harmonica
Bob Hiltz – Bass, vocal, piano, guitar, banjo, tambourine, dobro
Mike Schatte – Guitar, mandolin
Stephen Gorman – guitar
Byron Harrett – Saxophone, clarinet, flute
Dean Harrison – Piano, organ, accordion
Tom Lockwood – Guitar
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Jonathon Davis – Drums
Dave D’Hanyns – Guitar
Bernie Graham – Bass
Byron Brunton – Trumpet
Sarah Hiltz – Harmony Vox
Linz Ross – Harmony Vox

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CPM 1985

February 12, 2010

Band: C.P.M. 
Year: 1985
Home: Chatham

Members:
Chris Rupert
Pat Getty
Margaret Wysman

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