Archive for the ‘2007 Music’ Category

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Ralph Murphy Circa 2007

August 13, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: Circa 2007
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Amongst many other projects, roles, & duties, highlights for Ralph Murphy this year include:

* 2007 - Another one of his hits re-released. Performer: Crystal Gayle. Album: Greatest Hits (Capitol Records) The song ‘River Road’ By Chatham’s Sylvia Tyson also appears on this album.
* 2007 - Composing & producer credits for… Artist: Mersaidee Soules. Album: Honest.
* 2007 - Ralph co-write ‘Seeds’ performed by Pryor Dawson Rayburn. Album: On Your Way Home.
* 2007 – Ralph wrote & co-wrote the self titled Smokey Circles Album. Reissue. Carnaby Records. Japan release.
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Jerseys Sports Bar Chatham

July 30, 2013
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Venue: Jerseys Sports Bar.
Year: 2007
City: Chatham Ontario
Opened: circa 2006.
Closed: January 2010.
Address: 125 Keil Drive South Chatham

Note: During its run, it was one of the top two choices for live music (mainly cover bands) in Chatham. It was also popular for being decked out with out door volleyball courts.

* The venue would later re-open under the name of “The Players Club” for a short while until it eventually closed. The world & local economy took a dive from 2008-2012.

* Before becoming Jerseys, it was was named Chappies.

The final party night musical entertainment was by local duo ‘Toast and Jam’ (Jan. 2010)

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Acoustic MF 2007

August 21, 2010

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Duo: Acoustic M.F.
Year: 2007
Home: Chatham
Genre: Acoustic covers.

Members:
Mat Drew – Vox
Dave Richie – Guitars

  Mat & Dave previously played together in The Janet Theory.  Acoustic M.F. was put together to perform sets at local pubs including the Elephants Nest. In 2009, the guys went back to a full group performing in ‘Face For Radio’, a good local dance/ top 40 cover band.

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South West Dirt in 2007

March 20, 2010


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Band: Southwest Dirt
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2007
Genre: Rock

Members:
Mike Copley
– vocals
Alex Polowick  (Aug) – guitar (Blenheim)
Gavin Dawson – bass
Simon Coleman – drums

Former Members:
Nate Spicer – lead guitarist (2002 to 2006)

  The group formed in the spring of 2002 as a soulful solid rock band called Southwest Dirt. They started off covering the likes of ZZ TOP, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and other great acts.
  From 2002-2006 they played heavily at bars, parties, Stag & Does, and other events. During those first four years, Nate Spicer was the lead guitarist for the band. 
  In 2007, the band began to shift to writing and playing original music. It began when Mike (Vocals) entered the studio in 2007 to record an original entitled “Simple Times”. The song was played often on the Rock95.1FM Indie Show. The song was recorded with the help of Bob Hiltz (Bass), Jason Guttridge (Drums), and  Aug (guitar).

Visit them online here

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Ron Bechard 2007

February 20, 2010

Band: Sin Dealer
Release: Dying to Live
Year: 2007
Formed: 2005
Home: Toronto
Genre: Metal
Chatham Connection: Guitarist Ron Bechard is from Chatham-Kent (Merlin)

Eric Kuthe – Vocalist
Ron Bechard – guitarist
Frank Sargeant – bassist
Jeff Zurba – Drummer

Tracks:
1. Lying to Myself   2. Got Into You   3. Gasoline   4. Betrayal   5. Dying to Live   6. Magic Woman   7. Going Down   8. One Foot in the Grave   9. Walk All Over You   10. Devil’s War

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Chart Attack Review below:
Sin Dealer – Dying to Live – CD Review
By Jason Daniel Baker

  Vocalist Eric Kuthe, guitarist Ron Bechard, bassist Frank Sargeant and drummer Jeff Zurba form Sin Dealer, a Toronto based quartet locally considered one of  Toronto’s finest metal bands.
  Drawing upon the vast wealth of long experience on the Toronto music scene the members of the combo unleash a sound that is raw yet paradoxically polished at  the same time.
  Comprised of former members of bands like Edwin, Sea of Green, Sons of Otis and Plasma Blast, the respective pedigrees are indeed impressive but would be  immaterial if they couldn’t play together as smoothly as they do.
  Comparisons are too numerous to mention and ultimately pointless. This outfit is such a blending of different influences the term “Sludge Metal” is used and I do not  think it is misapplied.
  Sin Dealer are an absolutely awesome band in my opinion, and I really think their sound is topflight with great riffs and attention to melody. One sees plenty of heads  bobbing to their rhythm at their shows. True metal fans fully appreciate the talent of this group…………………..
 
Click on the video below to hear Sin Dealer.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

http://www.myspace.com/sindealer

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The Twang Bastards in 2007

January 14, 2010


Band
: The Twang Bastards
Year: 2007
Home: Chatham-Kent, Wallaceburg, Sarnia

Members in Picture
Jeff Black
Phil Caron
Tony Bandoni

Notes: Tony & Phil are great musicians from Chatham who have played in many bands over the years.
Below, is a video of The Twang Bastards
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If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Sylvia Tyson in Quartette 2007

October 29, 2009
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Artist: Quartette
Release: Down at the Fair
Year: 2007
Chatham Connection:  (Sylvia is from Chatham-Kent. (Born Sylvia Fricker September 19, 1940 in Chatham, Ontario)

Who:
Sylvia Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, Cindy Church, Gwen Swick

Tracks:
1. Down at the Fair
2. Twenty Shades of Blues
3. That’s What You Always Say to My Heart
4. Where Love Lies
5. All These Things Are You
6. Who’s Foolin’ Who
7. Nothing Can Make the World Right Again
8.  Tell My Lord
9.  Sing a Song of Sadness
10. My Invitation
11. Marie Antoinette
12. I Mean What I Say
13. I Can’t Wait 
    
Notes: Even after four decades of songwriting, and with over 200 songs to her credit, Sylvia says she is not a prolific songwriter. Still, “Down At The Fair” features two of her finest songs: the spiritual “Tell My Lord” (with the magnificent line, “I can tell my Lord things I couldn’t tell my mother”) and the remarkable character sketch, “Marie Antoinette.”

The latter is a story of a deluded woman working as a maid in a hotel who believes that in a perfect world she’d be the Queen of France. The song is a reminder that all around us are people whose lives we know nothing about, and some of them are quite delusional.

“When I was a kid I knew a girl who was adopted, and her name was Marie Antoinette,” Sylvia explains. “She truly believed she was descended from the Queen of France. I thought that was an interesting concept. The line ‘Off with their heads’ gets a laugh from audiences.”
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Quartette was formed for a concert at Toronto’s Harbourfront in the summer of 1993. The following year, the group received the Canadian Country Music Association’s award for best vocal collaboration. In 1995 and 1996, it garnered Juno Award nominations for top country group. An hour-long showcase on “Adrienne Clarkson Presents” on CBC-TV introduced them to an even wider audience in 1995.

SYLVIA TYSON Quick Bio

  Sylvia Tyson first made her mark in the ’60s with the folk/country duo Ian & Sylvia which recorded 13 albums. Ian and Sylvia, who married in 1964, were at the forefront of the ’60s North American folk movement.
  Following Ian & Sylvia’s breakup in 1977 as an act and as a couple, Sylvia released seven solo albums.
  In the ’70s, Sylvia hosted CBC-Radio’s roots music series “Touch The Earth,” and hosted CBC-TV’s “Country In My Soul” series.
  Sylvia received Canada’s highest civilian award, the Order of Canada in 1995. She is one of the founders, past president, and song honoree of the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1992, and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003.

Buy the CD online here.
Listen online here.

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