Archive for November, 2011

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Michelle Wright 2011 CD

November 26, 2011

Artst: Michelle Wright
Release: The Wright Songs – An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright
Year: 2011
Genre: Country
Website: http://www.michelle-wright.com
Born: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Merlin Ontario, currently in Nashville

Notes: The Wright Songs – An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright captures the magical essence of the more than 40 acoustic trio concerts Canadian country music star Michelle Wright performed in Canada during the past two years. Recently inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Wright has chosen to spotlight songs from her CDs both old and new on this, her first live album. The Wright Songs features sparkling acoustic arrangements of many of Wright’s biggest hits, including her career-making smash, “Take It Like A Man,” the SOCAN–award winning “I Surrender,” her ground-breaking look at adoption, “He Would Be Sixteen,” her successful collaboration with pianist Jim Brickman, “Your Love,” and thirteen other fan favourites recorded at theatres in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Olds, Alberta, at various times during 2009 and 2010.

Highlights:
Michelle had 25 top ten hits in Canada. Seven went to #1
Five Gold records
Two multi-platinum records
World wide record sales nearing two million units & one million in Canada
Toured North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, & Australia

Tracks
1. In The Blink Of An Eye
2. I Surrender
3. You Can’t Lose Them All
4. What Love Looks Like
5. He Would Be Sixteen
6. Something Wild
7. Crank My Tractor
8. I Don’t Wanna Be That Strong
9. Safe In The Arms Of Love
10. Guitar Talk
11. Your Love
12. The Old Song And Dance
13. I’ve Forgotten You
14. Broken
15. Nobody’s Girl
16. Take It Like A Man
17. Everything And More

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Walkin ’47

November 25, 2011

Band: Walkin ’47
Genre: Cover band (Rock & Roll)
Home: Chatham
Year: 2011
Year formed: 2007
Contact: Facebook website.

Members:
Drew Varsava – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Percussion
Scott Aarssen -  Rhythm Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Brian Cox – Lead Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Jason Denys – Bass Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Steve Bellan – Drums

The band usually plays host to fundraising events which help our community.
A few shows include the Annual Halloween Spooktacular, Movember, Tonyfest, Links Luau Fundraiser, LobsterFest 2009, & Playin’ for Peyton.

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Fowler Lockwood Band 1978

November 22, 2011

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Band: Fowler Lockwood Band
Year: 1978
Home: Chatham

Members:
Tom Lockwood – Guitar
(Steve) Stephen Fowler – Guitar
Brent Hunter – Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards
Pat Crone – Drums

Notes:
1979: Lockwood/Fowler opens for Auger in 1979. They performed original music on this great night of rock jazz.

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Tom Lockwood Band 2010

November 22, 2011

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Band: Tom Lockwood Band
Year: Circa 2010
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Blues focused

Members:
Dan Taylor – Vocals
Tom Lockwood – Guitar
Mark Wolfe – Drums
Brent Hunter – Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards

Website: http://www.tomlockwoodguitar.ca/

Note: Live performance is at the heart of Tom’s musical career. Over the years, he has played thousands of gigs at clubs, concerts, festivals and corporate events.
He has a concert series in his home town of Chatham and hosts the annual CK Guitar Summit.
Among the many highlights are two that stand out: Being among the musicians who represented Canada at the Organization of American States conference in 2000 and playing live on a nationwide broadcast on CBC’s Disc Drive on Canada Day 2005.

Songwriter/teacher/guitarist Tom Lockwood has been playing guitar for more than 40 years. Lockwood works every conceivable genre especially blues with The Tom Lockwood Band. He has been a mainstay on the south-western Ontario music scene since relocating to Chatham, Ontario from Detroit, Michigan in 1977. Lockwoods music spans a diverse spectrum and has been used in television and radio productions in 22 countries worldwide.

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Eric Welton 2011

November 13, 2011

Artist: Eric Welton
Release: Kill Them with Kindness”
Genre: Indie Rock/Folk
Year: 2011
Resides: Windsor
From: Chatham Ontario

Live band:
Eric Welton - Vox, guitar
Luke Pelotte – Drums
Josh Zalev – Bass
Erik Myskow - Guitar

Notes:
Eric grew up in Chatham, where his step Father (at the time) owned Sound Trax as well as the fleamarket inspired store below it. After high school,   Eric went to Toronto to study Media Arts. He moved to Windsor between 2002-2004.
Eric hosts the Open Stage at a local pub named “Villains” every Tuesday night, along with members of his band.
Eric is also the newest member of Square Root Of Margaret, The Chatham band just released a record in 2010 entitled “WYSiWYG”.

Tracks: 1. Kooler, 2. Kill Them with Kindness, 3. Gone, 4. the Evil in Your Violence, 5. Hazel Eyes, 6. Every Day, 7. Spherikal, 8. I Know I’m Dying,  9. LC/DC, 10. unOther.

Preview & download the CD online @
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ericwelton
or
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/eric-welton/id477878718

More links
http://www.spurofthemoment.ca/edub.htm
http://www.myspace.com/ericwelton
http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/Eric-Welton

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Bent Str8 band 2011

November 10, 2011


Cover Band:
Bent Str8
Genre: Classic Rock
Home: Chatham
Year: 2011

Members:
Dwayne Boismier
Darryl Boismier
Terry Barker

About: BENT STR8 is a hard hitting 3 peace Band. Consisting of Lead Guitar/ Harmonica/Accoustic , Drums and Bass. All three members are lead singers which makes for sweet three part harmony and also makes the Band sound BIGGER than it really is. BENT STR8′s set list consists of anything from Pink Floyd to the Hip. Neil Young to Uncle Cracker and everything in between. The Band also has some Country roots which ables them to reach a wider range of audience covering tunes from Johnny Cash, Keith Urban and Toby Keith just to name a few.

Current shows (at time of print)
Dec 31 2011 – New Years Eve Bash @Central Hotel in Pain Court
Dec 9-10, 2011 @ Big Shots Billiards, Chatham.
Dec 3, 2011 at 7:00pm @ Ranch 2000 ( 23496 Centre side rd. Chatham )

Contact them on Facebook “Bent Str8t”.

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