Archive for January, 2012

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Satin Highlight 1975

January 31, 2012

Band: The Satin Highlight
Year: 1975
Home: Chatham

Notes: The Satin Highlight, played their first gig new year’s eve 1969, and their last gig new year’s eve 1979.

Members
left Michael Houle – guitar/vocols
front Murray Mallet – drums
rear Miller MacEwan – bass
right Waide Holland – organ/vocalist

The Satin Highlight were fortunate to have enjoyed popularity as a dance-band, covering southwestern Ontario for 10 years.  At their peak, they were booked every Friday and Saturday night for 2 years ahead.   What seemingly made their popularity was playing pop-rock cover songs (mostly played in lounge acts of the period) at dances.  Weekend dances at that time were as popular as going to movie shows. Generally, local dance-bands of the era either play Country or Big-band music.

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Satin Highlight 1969

January 31, 2012

Band: The Satin Highlight
Year: 1969
Home: Chatham

Notes: The Satin Highlight, played their first gig new year’s eve 1969, and their last gig new year’s eve 1979.

 The original 1969-1971 members were: 
(left) Michael Houle – guitar
(front) Waide Holland – organ/vocals
(rear) Ron Culver – drums
(right) Fred Tremblay – bass.

The Satin Highlight were fortunate to have enjoyed popularity as a dance-band, covering southwestern Ontario for 10 years.  At their peak, they were booked every Friday and Saturday night for 2 years ahead.   What seemingly made their popularity was playing pop-rock cover songs (mostly played in lounge acts of the period) at dances.  Weekend dances at that time were as popular as going to movie shows. Generally, local dance-bands of the era either play Country or Big-band music.

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Zeke and the Moonshiners 1964

January 31, 2012


Band: Zeke and the Moonshiners
Genre: Comedy rock ‘n roll lounge act
Circa: 1964-1966
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Notes:Ole & Waide were performing in this band in their teen years. The group later morphed into the popular “Missing Links” which you can read about in full under that band name.
George and Waide left the group around 1966 when they decided to tour extensively. The Moonshiners added Grant Smith as their new drummer for about 2 years.
When starting the tour, they changed the name of the group to “The Missing Links” and entertained in Ontario for about 10 years.  At one point, the hottest recording/lounge act in Toronto.
In 1968, Waide started a popular local dance band known as “The Satin Highlight”.  This group played locally from 1969 to 1979.

(left to right) 
Fred Larsen – organ
John Larsen – bass
Ole Larsen (Eddy) – Guitar (rear-center)
Waide Holland – guitar
George Stoner – drums

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Time Giant 2011

January 30, 2012

Artist: Time Giant
Release: Grow
Year: 2011
Formed: 2006 (Windsor)
Genre: Rock
Chatham-Kent Connection: Pat & Ryan are from Erieau.

Members:
Tyrone Buccione
– lead guitar, lead vocal, sax
Patrick Wilken – bass
Ryan Watson – rhythm guitar
Charlie McKittrick – drums and backing vocals

Tracks:
01.
Zenith
02. Buyer’s Remorse
03. Let It Grow
04. Temple In the Sky
05. Manifestation
06. After the Battle At Mt. Megiddo
07. Lobotomy

Notes:
* Changed their name from Time to TimeGiant in February 2011.
* Ryan and Pat were both part of a band in Blenheim during high school called Bad Karma. Ryan went on to play with Red Rose Portrait, and Pat went to play with Rock Candy.
* TIMEGIANT is a Windsor born Toronto-based rock n’ roll band with experience, grit, and raw intensity. After touring the nation on multiple occasions.

Discography:
Time – Self Titled EP
TimeGiant – Grow

Links:
Itunes. (Download/preview CD)
Myspace.
You Tube Zenith (Track from CD)

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Charlie Burgess 2012 Release

January 29, 2012


Artist: Charlie Burgess
(AKA LC)
Release: Best in the City
Released: Jan 27th 2012
Genre: Hip Hop
Home: Chatham
Born: London

Available on Itunes:  Click here.

Notes: Contains 21 songs including Girl (It’s Alright, It’s Okay) & Swag.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/chuckbakalc
http://www.reverbnation.com/lcakachadalinka

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2011 most viewed band pages

January 7, 2012

Here is the annual list of the most viewed pages for 2011, & of all time for Chatham Ontario Bands. I must point out that visitors don’t have to click on the specific article band page to see it, they can also view it by the year or by monthly posts. Those views don’t get tallied. So here it is.

The top 40 band page hits for 2011

01 Bluetonium Band 2010
02 Legionnaires Disease Compilation CD (2008)
03 Hundred Proof – New York HardCore Style (2009)
04 Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010
05 Social Code – A Year at the Movies (2004)
06 The Colours 1968 album
07 Quadrant band 1975
08 Tom Lockwood CD 2011
09 Jessica Allossery 2010 Learn CD
10 Full Frontal Band 2011
11 Mike Francis Bio 2010
12 That Whaling Band (2009)
13 Demo Kid Home Demos Volume 4
14 Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg
15 Letterbomb band 2011
16 The Gary Stocking Band
17 Cassandra Vasik 1980
18 Toast and Jam in 2010
19 Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby(1893)
20 Suds Celtic Rock Band 2009
21 Ian And Sylvia – Greatest Hits (1969)
22 Fowler Lockwood Band 1978
23 Face 4 Radio (2009)
24 Friends Band in Chatham
25 Danielle Robert Music 2011
26 Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills – 1963
27 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ (1918)
28 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010
29 Colours 1969 Atmosphere
30 Ian And Sylvia – Nashville (1968)
31 Charlie Burgess 2011
32 Demo Kid – Home Demos Volume 2 (2009)
33 Brooke Nicholls – 2009
34 Ian And Sylvia – Full Circle (1969)
35 Michael LeClerc 2011
36 The Black Watch 2011
37 Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders 2010
38 Go Man Go 2011
39 Courtney Wells in 2011
40 Manpower (2009)

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Nikki Ninedoors 2012

January 7, 2012

Band: Nikki Ninedoors
Release: Unapologetically Pop Vol. 2: Songs For The Lowest Common Denominator.
Year: 2012 (Jan)
Home: Chatham

Member: Dave Richie
Produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Dave. R.

Note: This is the second demo release from Nikki Nindoors and features some local guest players. Dave can be seen performing live as one of the guitarists in the cover band ‘Face 4 Radio‘, & appears in a few other projects from time to time.

Tracks:
1. If I loved Like I Was Losing You
2. Oh Well
3. Insanity Is My Plea
4. Becoming The Human
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Nameless
7. Unapologetically Pop (Remix)

Discography
Gridlock – 1999 –  Two inches from the floor
A Second Less – 2001 – Demo
The Janet Theory – 2003 – Sacriluscious
Dead Girls Union – 2005 – EP
Nikki Ninedoors – 2009 – Unapologetically Pop Vol.1 (Home Demos)
Nikki Ninedoors – 2011 – Unapologetically Pop Vol.2 (Home Demos)

Visit them online here.

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