Archive for May, 2010

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Jef Kearns Four 2005

May 16, 2010

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Band: Jef Kearns Four
Year: 2005
Genre: Jazz Covers
Home: Chatham

Members:
Jef Kearns – Wood wind
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Bob Hiltz – Bass
Scott Meriano – Drums
Sarah Hiltz – Vocals

Notes: The band can be found playing the Metro Lounge (Chatham) every Thursday. The band includes highly skilled individual players who have come together to perform Jazz music.

Visit Jef online here.

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Self Cynic CD Release

May 14, 2010

Band: Self Cynic
Release: Self Cynic
Year: 2008
Home: Chatham-Kent (Tilbury)
Resides: Montreal
Formed: 2006

Chatham Connection: Mainman Matt Antaya is from Chatham-Kent.

Notes: Ask founding member Matt Antaya about his alt-rock band Self Cynic and his answer may surprise you. Songwriter and lead singer, Antaya, conceived his project as perhaps the opposite of a band. Self Cynic is an evolving experiment whose rotating lineup aims to demonstrate that a collection of songs will communicate their character despite varying musicians and arrangements.
  Matt began writing music at age 12, then went on to University (Waterloo) and spent allot of time working in studios, eventually making his way to Montreal.

Tracks:
01.
Goodbye
02. The Next Room
03. Misbehave
04. In My Head
05. Mona Lisa
06. Stone Throw
07. All Around
08. Never Change
09. Try It Again
10. Evil Freedom
11. Already Gone
12. Left Behind 04:19

Visit them online here or here.

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The History of Revolution Band

May 14, 2010

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Band: The History of Revolution
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
 Matt Sullivan - Vocals/guitars
Myles Homeniuk – Bass
Matt Raitt – Drums

The band has been busy writing music. They released a bunch of tracks online including Careless, Deify, A witness to misery, The center of a star, The rain, & Another bloody sacrifice.

Notes: The History of Revolution seeks to provide a sound unlike any other local band from the area. Stemming from a range of musical influences, the sound is reminiscent of Pink Floyd meets moderate rock for an easy groove, and a hard lesson in the school of Rock.
Matt S’s previous band was ‘White Lights Over London’.

Visit them online here and here.

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Brooke Nicholls 2010

May 14, 2010

Artist: Brooke Nicholls
Release: Brooke Nicholls
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop, Piano
Home: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Toronto

Brooke is a  Singer/ Song Writer and Performer from Chatham Ontario.She xxploded onto the scene with a televised, international performance at York University’s 3,500 seat stadium, a national tour with one of Canada’s most successful recording groups, “Blue Rodeo“, and shared the stage with “Q” from Grammy winning recording artists “112”. This is only an introduction to her superb talent and drive.

Songs
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Pull Me Closer
02 Baby Come Close
03 You ‘ N I
04 Midnight Flowers
05 Follow Me
06 If Wishing Was Forever Ft. Jhevon Paris
07 Tonight

Visit Brook online at http://www.brookenichollsmusic.com
Buy or preview the CD online at www.cdbaby.com/cd/brookenicholls


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Colours Complete Recordings 2008

May 12, 2010

Band: Colours
Album: Love Heals: The Complete Recordings
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock
Home: California
Label: Now Sounds

Chatham-Kent Connection: Jack Dalton (Guitarist/song writer) was raised in Erieau, moved around the U.S.A. and now resides in Detroit.
 The Dalton family is well known in Erieau, as Mr. Dalton was known for years as Detroit’s Irish Tenor. The whole family are very musical and have entertained there neighbours with playing, singing and dancing. Jack was a member of the Dalton Boys, with his brothers Wally & Dan. The trio was booked to open Randy Sparks’ new club, Ledbetter’s, in October of 1963. 
Brother Dan Dalton also had a great time in the music scene as a member of the Back Porch Majority, playing banjo and 12-string guitar.

Discography
1968
- Self Titled
1969 – Atmosphere
2008 – Love Heals: The Complete Recordings

Colours launched onto the scene in 1968 with a stunningly glorious psychedelic masterpiece of L.A studio wizardry. A super group before the name was coined, Colours was the brainchild of Gary Montgomery & Jack Dalton, two hard-working, former Motown songwriters who also penned songs for The Turtles, Nino & April and The Moon. This magical mystery tour-de-force of psychedelic Beatlesque pop also features the talents of Derek & The Dominos bassist Carl Radle.

This first-ever CD issue of their long-out-of-print albums (Colours and Atmosphere) is supplemented by long-lost 67 Dalton & Montgomery recordings cut just months before they formed Colours. 1969’s Atmosphere features former Beach Boy David Marks around the same time he was a member of The Moon another band with many connections to Colours.

The 16-page colour booklet also includes rare, unpublished photos and comprehensive liner notes that feature the participation of original band members. Now Sounds, the new imprint from Cherry Red, was established by Steve Stanley, producer of over 50 Rev – Ola titles.

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Notes: Colours also had members from Derek & The Dominos and The Beach Boys in the band. Signed to Dot on the basis of their sitar-and-bagpipe-hued novelty 45, Brother Lou’s Love Colony. Cooked up, at times, under the all too discernable influence of the Fab Four, Colours is unashamedly Pepper-esque in its use of lavish arrangements recorded in no-expense- spared fashion with the 36-piece LA Philharmonic. By contrast, Atmosphere is a darker, less generic and more subdued recording. Love Heals also includes Dalton & Montgomery’s White Whale 45 and three previously unreleased demos which pre-date Colours’ mid-1967 formation. (Source)

Bonus Tracks:
Bonus Tracks (Dalton & Montgomery)

Tomorrow’s Women
All At Once

Right Or Wrong
She Just Wanted Kisses
She’ll Be The One

Buy the CD online here or here.
Visit Jack Dalton online here.

Anyone with pics or info, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com
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Colours 1969 Atmosphere

May 12, 2010

Band: Colours
Album: Atmosphere
Year: 1969
Genre: 69 PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
Label: Dot Records
Record No.: DLP-25935

Chatham-Kent Connection: Jack Dalton was raised in Erieau. Jack Dalton started playing music with his four brothers, The Dalton Brothers, when he was six years old. They performed the “banquet circuit” with their father, Walter Dalton (aka Michigan’s Irish Tenor), who also had his own radio show. “The Colours” were a West-Coast Psychedelic Pop act that came together in 1967 at the request of songwriters, “Jack Dalton” and “Gary Montgomery”, two hard-working, former Motown Records songwriters who also penned songs for “The Turtles”, “Nino & April” and “The Moon”. Jack now resides in Detroit.

Band
Jack Dalton
– Guitar
Gary Montgomery – Vocals, Piano
Rob Edwards – Lead Guitar
Carl Radle – Bass
Chuck Blackwell – Drums

ALBUM TRACKS 
All songsby Jack Dalton & Gary Montgomery
1. Angie
2. God Please Take My Life
3. When Will You Be Coming Home ?
4. I Tried To Make You Love Me Last Night
5. Grey Day
6. Smilin’ In Tronto
7. Hyannis Port Soul (Lost You To The Wind)
8. Run Away From Here
9. It’s Time To Tell You
10. Announcement
11. I’ll Be Your Friend
12. You’re High

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The Colours 1968 album

May 11, 2010

Band: The Colours
Release: The Colours
Year: 1968

Chatham-Kent Connection: Jack Dalton was raised in Erieau. Jack Dalton started playing music with his four brothers, The Dalton Brothers, when he was six years old. They performed the “banquet circuit” with their father, Walter Dalton (aka Michigan’s Irish Tenor), who also had his own radio show. “The Colours” were a West-Coast Psychedelic Pop act that came together in 1967 at the request of songwriters, “Jack Dalton” and “Gary Montgomery”, two hard-working, former Motown Records songwriters who also penned songs for “The Turtles”, “Nino & April” and “The Moon”.

Jack’s Background: When Jack was 17 years old, he and two of his brothers, Wally and Dan, formed a folk group called The Dalton Boys, which became successful performing at concerts and playing nightclubs such as Philadelphia’s Latin Quarter, New Orleans’ Playboy Club, and New York’s Bitter End. They were the first group to record ”San Francisco Bay Blues” on Decca Records. The Dalton Boys soon appeared on several national TV shows such as ABC’s Hootenanny, The Mike Douglas Show, and Mike Wallace’s PM East.?? 

After The Dalton Boys retired, Jack collaborated with a new writing partner, Gary Montgomery, and they signed with Motown Records, recording original songs, continuing with the name The Dalton Boys. Jack and Gary moved to the West Coast and became staff writers for White Whale Records, Robbins Fiest and Miller, and wrote for The Turtles, The Outsiders, Spiral Starecase, and April and Nino.

Jack and Gary then formed a rock group, Colours, and  had radio airplay with a single called “Love Heals”  b/w Bad Day at Blackrock Baby on Dot Records. After the group disbanded, Jack returned to Detroit and started a jingle company with Jeff Parsons. The Road Company quickly became the largest jingle company in Detroit, with Jack writing, arranging, playing, and singing on most of the commercials.

In 1980 Jack returned to his ”first love,” performing. He joined Doug Jacobs’  Red Garter Band and played 250 one-nighters annually. Jack continues to make his living in Detroit, singing and playing guitar ?and banjo in Detroit-based bands as well as being booked by Detroit agents as a solo performance act.

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Visit Jack Dalton online here.

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