Archive for January, 2011

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The Singing Teentones 2005

January 31, 2011

 

Group: The Singing Teentones
Year: 2005
Home: Chatham Ontario
Style: Church Choir Group
Formed: 1961
Members: 14

Members included
Gary Kivel, Bob Hillman, Linsa Soloman, Carol Anne Mackness, Becky Spicer, Former members John and Ruth Cornelius (currently back from Africa mission work)

This year marks the 40th anniversary since their debut record was released. That album was recorded in 1965. This year is the groups second reunion.

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Polka in the Park 2011

January 31, 2011

Event: Polka in the Park
Location: Tecumseh Park in Chatham, Ontario
When: Last Sunday in July (annually)
Organized by: Charlie Tomecek & Mary Lou Downs
Genre: Polka music

The idea began with Tom & Mary organizing monthly polka jams in November of 2002. They are held at the Kent Belgium Dutch Hall (KBD Hall).

Notes: Musicians from Ontario, Michigan, and Ohio. Many featured groups and lots of accordion and button box jamming. Bring a lawn chair. Live music held  from 1:30 to dusk. The Sunday Polka Party radio show (Dan Coppens, Detroit disc jockey) broadcasts from the park on WNZK 690 AM radio.

Some featured artists previously included the Button Box Buddies, Martin Brothers Plus, Frank Moravcic, Linda Hochevar, Eddie Adamic, Niagara Button Boxers, Ron DeBlander, Wendell Bauer and Mike Mahler and the Blue Waves.

Source: http://www.polkatimes.com/squeezeplay~biography.html
Email: polkapromotionsplus@hotmail.com

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Letterbomb band 2011

January 29, 2011

Band: Letterbomb
Release: Hollywood’s Not For Me
Year: 2011
Genre: Rock, pop, punk
Format: Original Music
Home: Chatham Ontario
Buy this CD online @ ITUNES here.

Members
Brennan Dube – Vocals, Guitar
Nick Grand – Guitar
Dylan Pendleton – Bass
Cameron Dube – Drums

Bio: This young band is the dream of guitarist and lead singer Brennan Dubé. He always wanted a life on the stage, but he never had anyone to perform with. He joined up with other friends to create bands such as That One Band and Kore 17 but they didn’t last. But not all hope was lost when his 11-year old brother Cameron began to show motivation and passion for playing drums. Once Cameron and Brennan kick started the band, they went looking for a bass player. It wasn’t long before their third member and current bass player, Dylan Pendleton joined the group and Endless Sorrow was born. Guitarist Nick Grand joined the band in April of 2010 they began to perform with great results. The band changed their name in May from Endless Sorrow toLetterbomb and haven’t looked back since. In August of 2010, Letterbomb took a trip to Toronto and recorded there first full length album Hollywoods Not For Me. The album consists of 11 tracks is planned for a late 2010 release.

Tracks
1 Implicit
2 Hollywood’s Not For Me
3 Wipeout
4 Rock It
5 Endless Sorrow
6 Tell Ya What
7 Last Letter
8 Fire In The Rain
9 Backflips and Barrelrolls
10 All I Ask
11 Until The End

 

Visit Letterbomb online here, here, and here.

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howdareyou 2005

January 16, 2011
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Band: howdareyou
Release: Tanlines and Bruises
Circa 2005
Genre: Metal
Home: Chatham/London Ontario

Members:
DERKE: guitar
M.O.P.: guitar, vocals
JENNER: vocals, percussion, guitar, noise
K-C: drums, percussion
Topes: bass, vocals, keyboard, guitars

PAST MEMBERS:
Mark John: Drums
Kallyoons: Bass, vocals, guitar, programming
Marucci: Drums, percussion

Notes
: Local members also played in the band The Greys and Egoseed.
Visit Them Online here and here.

Watch their video below.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Kivell Family music 1989

January 10, 2011

 

Group: Kivell Family
Year: 1989
Genre: Gospel (Adult Contemporary)
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Gary, Sherrill, Sue (19), Syndie (18), Ben (13) and Brian (11).

Notes: The nine song release contains five original tracks.
This is the second cassette release from the Kivell family. The first release is entitled ‘In His Time’ and did not contain any original material.
  The family has been performing since 1982. Their travels brought them through Ontario and parts of the United States. The Kivells have received many awards from the Canadian Gospel Music Association, including best group, best vocalist, song of the year and album of the year.

The family group would become well known as ‘Gary Kivell and the Kivell Family Singers’.  This was the start to decades of music that the family name shared with communities.

Any one who has info or cover art information/scans, can contact us at
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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The Players Club 2011

January 5, 2011

Venue: The Players Club
Location: 125 Keil Drive, Chatham On. Canada.
Phone: (519) 397-0705
Opened: July 2010 (Formerly Jerseys)

The Players Club is a versatile venue that often hosts popular cover bands on the weekends. 
What they offer:

* Live bands, Dj, open mic nights
* Full Menu
* 3 Volleyball Courts
* Front Room can hold up to 70 people and is a fantastic place to hold work meetings.
* Sport fans a variety of televised entertainment including, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings, OHL Action Pack, US College Basketball and Football, and NASCAR HotPass.
* 3 Pool tables
* Texas Hold’Em Poker in our World Poker Tour Amateur Poker Leaguue

Update: The venue closed in the summer of 2011.
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The Laws 2011

January 4, 2011

Duo: The Laws
Release: Try Love
Year: 2011
Genre: acoustic folk-grass
Members: John and Michele Law

Chatham Connection: John Law was born in Chatham Ontario.

Tracks:
I Believe in You, Love Again, Try Love, Walking Away, Rebel Cowboy Dream, Who’s Keeping Score, Wherefore and Why, In the Clouds, Beer Mountain Rag, With My Heart, Same Rain

Notes: The Laws made their first trip to Cape Breton last year to record their sixth album. They have also been busy playing live and are getting ready to tour across The United States and Canada for most of 2011.

Fast forward…. now with 9 years of touring throughout Canada, the United States and Australia, and 5 CDs, Ontario-based The Laws have been called “the best duo out of Canada since Ian and Sylvia.”, (Editors Note: Sylvia was also from Chatham) won the 2007 Chris Austin Songwriting contest, secured a writing deal in Nashville and have been featured on CMT, Entertainment Tonight Canada and as “rising stars” on the upcoming PBS special, Legends and Lyrics. They published a cookbook and have appeared on numerous cooking and national news shows, generating almost as much press for their culinary skills as for their music.

What’s coming up for The Laws? A second cookbook, a new CD, cooking DVD, and music video.

Visit them online here or here.
Buy their albums at ITUNES here.

New video: Songwriters: John Law/Michele Law/James GordonDirected and produced by Ben Srokosz, Camera and Editing by Jonathan Abrosimoff.

If video does not appear above, watch it here.
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