Archive for March, 2011

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Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain 2010

March 27, 2011

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Group: Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain
Release: The Seven Year Itch
Year: 2010
Formed: 2001
Genre: Country

Chatham Connection: In 2010, Rob moved to Chatham Ontario from the Hamilton area.

Members:
Rob Kirkham, Kenny Ef & Keith McKeown.

Tracks:
1 Hiding in the Back Seat
2 She Just Came Here to Dance
3 You and Me
4 Heart in the Driver’s Seat
5 To Be Together Forever
6 She Just Came Here to Dance (Extended Forcemix)

Visit them online here and here.

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Badge

March 27, 2011

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Band: Badge
Circa: 1972-73
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Top row
Al Trudell – Guitar
Tom Starks – Organ
Randy Coyle – Drums
Bottom Row
Bob Wilson – Bass
Charlie Dawson – Guitar

The band was together for about one year. Badge formed after a previous band ‘Refugee’. From that band came Randy & Charlie. They went on the road with a lounge act touring Canada and the U.S.A.  After they disbanded, Al, Tom, and Randy played together again in the local popular band ‘Friends’.

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Tonys One Stop Music Shoppe 2011

March 27, 2011

 

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Store: Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Address: 83 Center Street (Downtown)
Phone: 519-351-4885
Year: 2011

Founded by Tony Meriano, a fixture of the Chatham-Kent music scene for over 35 years, Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe is committed to providing Southwestern Ontario with the very best music services.From music equipment, to studio gear, to live sound, Tony’s has the experienced staff to help you make the right choices, and take your productions to the next level. Contact them today.

Visit them online here.
http://www.tonysonestop.com/

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Jessica Allossery 2010 Learn CD

March 13, 2011

Artist: Jessica Allossery
Release: Learn
Year: 2010
Genre: Folk, Folk-Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent (Kent Bridge)

Notes:
Jessica started her music career with piano, playing at the young age of 6. Jessica is also cousins with Brian Allossery, who released one of the best local records in 2009 (You can find it on the Chatham Music Archive)

Tracks
1.Abc’s, 2.Bill, 3.Stay the Night, 4.Change the World

Musicians
Dean McKey - Drums
Mike Whissell - Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Bass, Banjo and Ukulele)
Larry Thompson – Keys
Steve Malison – Tenor Sax

Buy the CD online here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/allossery

Website links
http://www.jessicaallossery.com/

Photography by: Joshua Tuckwell


If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Full Frontal Band 2011

March 5, 2011

Band: Full Frontal
Genre: Rock covers & originals
Year: 2011
Year formed: 2009
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Myke Oz. Parent – Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar
Rob Cowan – Lead guitar, backing vox
Don Brissette – Bass, backing vox)
J-Rad Sterling – Drums, samples, backing vox

The band has been playing the club scene and also is known for their ‘After Burner’ ZZ Top tribute act (formed in 2007) which  includes a few members from this line up. A true party rock band making the rounds today.

Contact them through email @ pencil-me-in@live.ca
Or on their facebook group ‘Full Frontal’.

 A few venues played include Encore, The Players Club and RibFest.

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