Archive for April, 2010

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Chubby and the Chips

April 30, 2010

Band: Chubby and the Chips
Home: Chatham Ontario
Formed: 1961
Disbanded: 1963

Members:
Victor Tetreault
– Vocals, Guitar
John Chorba – Slap Bass
Jerry Vandeven – Guitar
Larry Lozon – Drums

Notes: A new group was assembled, known as “Chubby and the Chips”, with John “Chubby” Chorba, on slap bass, Vic on guitar and lead vocals, Jerry Vandeven of Chatham on guitar, and Larry Lozon on drums.  The group played the halls of Kent and Essex Counties for two years quite successfully.

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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The Country Playboys 1959

April 30, 2010

Band: The Country Playboys
Home: Chatham Ontario Area
Genre: Country Music
Formed: 1959
Disbanded: 1961

Members:
Victor Tetreault
– Vocals, Guitar
Albert Mays – Steel Guitar
Adam Takacs – Accordion
Glen Pickering – Slap Bass
Sammy Marionchuk – Fiddle
Bill Pawlak – Drums

Pre ‘Country Cowboys info:
1957 – 1958   
  A Singing Duo, consisting of Mr Maurice Cyr and Mr Victor Tetreault,
both singing guitarists, who would entertain at weddings and parties in the Dover and Chatham, Ontario area.

Info: Mr. Cyr moved back to Quebec, and Victor added a few more fellows to form
“The Country Playboys”.   Mr. Albert Mays of Blenheim on steel guitar, Mr. Adam Takacs
of Chatham on accordion, Mr. Glen Pickering of Blenheim,Ontario on slap bass, and Mr. Sammy
Marionchuk of Ridgetown,Ontario  on fiddle, Mr. Bill Pawlak of Chatham,Ontario on drums, along with Vic on guitar and vocals.

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Destiny Band 1977

April 29, 2010

Band: Destiny
Genre: Country
Home: Chatham
Year: 1977
Formed: Mar. 1976

Members:
Charlie McDonald
Len Lucier

Norm Caron
Vince Emery
Jim Devo

  Destiny was selected as the top band in Southwestern Ontario and travelled to Ottawa for the nationals. They were also one of the top local acts of the day.

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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The Castaways in 1963

April 29, 2010

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Group: The Castaways
Formed: Circa 1963
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

The Original Trio:
Al Burniston – Trumpet/vocals
Roy Robinson – Drums
Dick Butler – Organ.

The above Castaways picture is circa 1965.

  In the beginning, they were known as the “Al Burniston Trio“. When Dick left, Cheryl Lancaster joined the band and soon after Fred Carney (trumpet/vocals) joined them. They changed the name to “The Castaways” around 1965.
 Cheryl left in 1968 and Dick re-joined the band and they kept the name. The Castaways continued to play at various halls throughout Kent County.
 

Thanks again to Cheryl L. for providing the photo & info.

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Lye

April 29, 2010

Band: Lye
Genre: Electronic rock
Year: 2006
Release: 2005 – Companion

Chatham Connection: Drummer Nigel Barylewicz is from Chatham. He spent his high school years playing guitar in local death metal bands. Nigel later moved to Toronto after high school and released a bunch of solo experimental records through the 2000’s. He plays several instruments, but landed this gig as the drummer for the popular band Lye.

Members:
Brett Carruthers: Vocals
James Toth: Guitar
Stephany Seki: Bass
Nigel Barylewicz: Drums

Notes: After solidifying their lineup, Lye took on new management, a new name, and a redeveloped website and worked for months to perfect their live show. Lye now consists of vocalist Brett Carruthers, guitarist James Toth, bassist Stephany Seki and drummer Nigel Barylewicz. Never afraid to jump from the stage and join their fans, the members of Lye have founded their reputation on an interactive and cathartic live show. Carruthers is a manic frontman whose range of emotion runs from one extreme to another. After announcing “this song is a love song” Carruthers bursts into a screaming rage amidst members of the audience.

In 2007, the band released a DVD ‘Live At The Opera House July 8 2006’.

Visit them online here or here.
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The Constels

April 29, 2010

Band: The Constels
Year: 1965
Formed: 1964
Home: Chatham

Members:
Roland Webster
- Organist
Bob Jacques – R. Guitar
Bob Niksich – Lead Guitar
Dave Henderson – Bass Guitar
Alan Nichols – Drums

Notes: This was a high school aged band that performed at dances.
Roland went to C.C.I. and the rest of the boys went to J.M.S.S.

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Jack Austin Trio in 1970

April 29, 2010

Band: Jack Austin Trio
Year: 1970
Home: Chatham
Genre: Popular cover band

Line-Up featured.
Jack Austin
Ron Baldwin

John Larsen

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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