Archive for the ‘2010 Music’ Category

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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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Elyse Weinberg 2001

October 10, 2011

Artist: Elyse Weinberg (born Cori Bishop)
Release: Elyse
Year: 2001 (Re-Release)
Genre: psych folk rock
Born: Chatham Ontario Canada
Website here.
Buy the Album here.

Track Listing:
1. Last Ditch Protocol
2. Deed I Do
3. Iron Works
4. Spirit of the Letter
5. Here in My Heart
6. Band of Thieves
7. Sweet Pounding Rhythm
8. Meet Me at the Station
9. Simpleminded Harlequin
10. Painted Raven
11. Mortuary Bound
12. If Death Don’t Overtake Me
13. House (Featuring Neil Young)
14. What You Call It

Notes: This is a reissue of this 1968 psychedelic classic.
“Elyse” actually received much critical acclaim, and while not a commercial hit, the record sold fairly well, even prompting an appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show”. Two more albums were recorded but never released. Included on this CD reissue are two songs from this era, one of which, “Houses”, features Neil Young wielding his distinctively ripping guitar sound.

Elyse got her start performing in Toronto alongside friends like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. She later moved to LA where she recorded “Elyse”, and has since lived in London, New Mexico, and Ashland, Oregon where she currently lives.  She still writes and plans to record an album of new material in the near future.  Since, Elyse’s story has become something of a rock legend – after the rerelease her album received massive amount of positive feedback in the press, and she was mentioned in Magnet, Time Out NY, Aquarium Drunkard, Creative Loafing (amongst others). Perhaps the most flattering result was two extremely successful indie bands, Vetiver and Dinosaur Jr. decided to cover “Houses” in the aftermath of the re-release.

Notes: Cher recorded the song “Band of Thieves” without giving credit to Elyse. She remembers going to the movies with her friends to see Cher’s movie and to hear Cher’s version of her song “Band of Thieves”. When the credits came on it said all music by Sonny Bono, She was shocked.

 

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Sarah Hiltz Letters 2010

May 13, 2011

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Artist:
Sarah Hiltz
EP Release: Letters
Year: 2010 (July)
Genre: Folk, Jazz
Home: Chatham Ontario

Notes: The “Letters” EP was created as a pilot project in July, 2010 as an accompaniment product for a show combining music and spoken word. The intention was to extend it into a full length, fully produced album in the future.
All the original package contents (credits, information, handwritten letters) are included in PDF format when you purchase the entire album.

Tracks
01. We Are Gods
02. I am for sound
03. First Nail Hammered
04. Brother
05. Small Town Blues
06. What I Thought
07. I Won’t Cry

Click on the video below to listen to the CD Preview below.

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Visit her online at http://www.sarahhiltz.com/.
Preview or buy the album @
http://sarahhiltz.bandcamp.com/album/letters

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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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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


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Top page visits in 2010

December 25, 2010


Top 30 page visits in 2010 for the Chatham Music Archive

01 Demo Kid – Free CD Download (2009) 
02 Legionnaires Disease Compilation CD (2008)  
03 Social Code – A Year at the Movies (2004) 
04 Bluetonium 2009  
05 Bluetonium Band 2010 
06 Face 4 Radio (2009)  
07 Hundred Proof – New York HardCore Style (2009)  
08 Chatham Capitol Theatre 2010  
09 Rock Stock 2009  
10 Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills – 1963  
11 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010  
12 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ (1918)  
13 Rondeau Pavilion 1964  
14 That Whaling Band (2009)  
15 Amy Rivard – Cashmere CD (2005) 
16 Cassandra Vasik 1980 
17 Local Boy Ron Bechard (2009)  
18 Big Shots in Chatham Ontario 
19 Ian And Sylvia – Greatest Hits (1969)  
20 Brooke Nicholls – 2009  
21 Quadrant band 1975  
22 Ken Crone Trio (2008)  
23 Southwest Blues Review 2009 
24 Ian And Sylvia – You Were On My Mind (1972)  
25 Dan Knight and Rebel Heart 2006 
26 Sylvia Tyson in Quartette (1996)  
27 Chatham-Kent Mountaineers CD Release 
28 Charlie Burgess 2010  
29 Video Archive Page  
30 Ian And Sylvia Debut Release (1962)

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Demo Kid Home Demos Volume 3 CD 2010

December 24, 2010


Band:
Demo Kid (Shawn B.)
Release: Home Demos Volume 3
Released: Dec 24th 2010
Year: 2010
Genre: Rock, Country, Dance
Home: Chatham Ontario

Download the entire free album online with the link below.
 right click & choose ‘save target as’ to download.

Demo Kid – Home Demos Volume 3 (Download zip file).

Tracks
01 Drink (with J. Verleye)
02 Just Kids (with J. Verleye)
03 Just In Case (J. Ross)
04 123
05 The Big Dirty
06 The Switch Song (J. Verleye)
07 Laughing At Her (J. Verleye)
08 Wish me Luck (R. Johnston)

Notes: During the past few years, Demo Kid has begun collaborating with many local artists. This release includes performances from Julie Ross, Rob Johnston, Jesse V., & Rene Brosseau.
Demo Kid has done 3 tracks with Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo. Turning Up the  Radio just made it onto Weezer’s latest record ‘Death To False Metal’ released this year. The original version contained efforts by many along with Demo Kid, and directed by Rivers. The worlds greatest hobby “Music” is celebrated once again.
 
Browse through the Chatham Music Archive to find previous releases which also include Dead Girls Union, The Janet Theory, and Foster Child.

Visit Demo Kid online here.


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Demo Kid  – 2010 – CD Preview (Home Demos Vol. 3) on You Tube

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Chatham Funk All Stars 2010

November 26, 2010

Band: Chatham Funk All-Stars
Genre: Funk covers
Year: 2010
Formed: 2003

Notes: …a homegrown Chatham band that blends country, rock, and folk music… Covers include the Grateful Dead, The Band, Johnny Cash, Allman Brothers, and Creedance Clearwater Revival.

The Chatham Funk All-Stars are…
Rob Mitchell
Jason Vandernaalt
Adam Pole
Brian Vandernaalt
Brad Bossence
Blair Babcock
Alysson Storey
Rob Rankin
Frank Cipolla
Don Duval

You tube videos here.
Rob Mitchells myspace music page here

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Mark Beasley 2010 Music

October 17, 2010

Name: Mark Beasley
Release:  Gonna Be Fine EP
Year: 2010
Genre: Acoustic guitar & vocal
Home Town: Chatham Ontario

Note: Mark Beasley has recently put his music out there to the world wide web via You Tube videos, and has been generating interest for his great voice. He performs many covers as well as throwing in some originals. He is offering his latest collection of tracks as a free download.
 I highly recommend checking him out. 

Download this release for free at: http://www.mediafire.com/?nzyttyxamyf
Visit him on you tube here

Mark Beasley – Gonna Be Fine EP Preview 2010.

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Square Root Of Margaret 2010

October 11, 2010

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Band: Square Root Of Margaret
Release: WYSiWYG
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Psychedelic, Indie, Pop

Go to this link; http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/wysiwyg/id392801293
to purchase Square Root of Margaret’s new album on itunes. Only $6.93

Members:
Po Kadot (Brian) - Guitar, Vox, Synth
Josh Brisco Esq. - Guitar
DenDen 7 (Dennis) – Bass, Tape Manipulation
Ben Srokosz - Drums, Percussion, Vox
Eric Welton – Synth, Guitar, Vox, etc…

Tracks:
1 What You See Is What You Get 
2 Hallucinate Your Holidays 
3 Attack of the Giant Problem Vs. The Creature From The Planet Of The Incredible Shrinking Solution
4 Deep Dark Atmosphere 
5 So Far Gone 
6 Turn It On Tonight 
7 The Cream of Dreams

Notes: This is the first with Ben (on drums) and Eric (Synth). The group has been releasing demos since 1994 and has been a staple of the indie scene in Southern Ontario, as well as touring across Canada a few times.

Video CD Preview below.

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Discography
Casual Man-Slayer1994  (Link)
Bleen Cassette - 1995 (Link)
Compilation CD - Slow Children Playing - 1995 (Link

BURST OF BREEDIN’ - 1997 (Link)
Heard Music Playing - 1999 (Link)
Endless Rotation - 2001 (Link) (Download)
Levitation Days - 2004 (Link)
Outer Spaces - 2005 (Link)
Cloud Nine Revisited - 2006 (Link) (Download)
Teragram Photeur - 2007 (Link) (Download)
TIME MACHINES Box Set Vol. 1 - 2008
TIME MACHINES Box Set Vol. 2 – 2009
Compilation – Basement Champions Vol. 1 - 2009 (Link)

WYSiWYG - 2010 (Download)

Visit S.R.O.M. online here, here, or here.

Email your pics & info to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com 

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Tom Starks Hammond B3 organ 2010

October 10, 2010

Musician: Tom Starks (Thomas Starks)
Year: 2010
Instrument: Hammond B3 organ, Keyboards
Genre: Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Resides: Other

Current Groups: Dirty Hammond Organ Band, The Denise Pelley Band and many other ensembles.

Members (Dirty Hammond Organ Band)
Tom Starks - Hammond B3 organ
Troy Neeb – sax & percussion
Chris Norley – guitar
Sandy MacKay – drums & artistic director

Background:
  The Force, Manpower, Friends, Solo CD releases, Julie Ross, and many many many more. Tom began his professional career in 1972 as keyboardist with a show group touring Ontario and several Northern States. In 1974 he returned to his home town of Chatham and continued to perform with local artists while touring Southern Ontario. After 25 years of teaching, Tom and his wife Sonja moved to Aylmer where his main focus now is on jazz and a return to his first instrument, the Hammond B3 Organ.
  Tom is as professional and polite as they come. He also lends his talents to various occasions & projects.

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Snakebite Country Band 2010

October 7, 2010

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Band: Snakebite
Genre: New & classic country music
Home: Chatham & Area.
Year: 2010
Year Formed: 2005

Members:
Paul Lowry (Bothwell) – Vocals, guitar
Marty Marsh – (Chatham/Bothwell) – Guitar
Sean Atkin – (Kingsville/Sarnia) – Lead guitar
Bobby Reynolds (Strathroy) – Drums
James Vermue (London) – Bass

Note: Snakebite was formed in 2005 as a two man band featuring Paul Lowry and Marty Marsh (now living in Chatham). Sean Atkin from Sarnia joined in 2006 as the lead guitar player along with James Vermue on Bass in 2008. Snakebite has had a bunch of drummers over the years.
  The group has shared the stage with Travis Tritt, The Road Hammers, and opened for JoDee Messina.
  In 2010, the band has played Norma Jeans (London), Encore (Chatham), Grand River Hotel (Cambridge), The Golden Tap (Chatham), River Stone Pizzeria (Alvinston), Friendship Festival (Drumbo), Bothwell,  Horvat’s (Rodney), Dr. Jeckyll’s (Strathroy), CBD Club (Wallaceburg), East Side (London), Strawberry Festival (Lucknow), and more.
Contact them online @
http://www.snakebiteband.com/


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Wise Guys The Band

October 2, 2010

Band: Wise Guys
Year: 2010
Year formed: 2005
Genre: Rock and Popular covers.

Original Members:
Jack Desforge
– Vocals – Guitar
David Clyde – Vocals – Bass
Chris Shaw – Drums
Keith Towsley – Vocals – Keys (no longer with band)
Chad Kobylka – Guitar – vocals

Type of music / influences: The Beatles, The Doors, Black Eyed Peas, Kings Of Leon, U2, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Nickelback, Prince

Email your pics & info to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Superfly in 2010

August 23, 2010

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Band: Superfly
Year: 2010
Genre: Funk and Jazz covers
Home: Chatham

Members:
Justin McMath – Bass
Nicky Novosad – Keyboards
Steve Walker – Guitar, Vox
Nick Sennema – Drums and Percussion
Byron Harrett – Sax / Flute
Matt Brunke – Trumpet

An all-around great live band bringing the funk and jazz classic sounds of the hit makers to Chatham-Kent with a class act of local musicians.

Visit them online here, here or here.

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Golden Tap and Grill in Chatham Ontario

August 23, 2010

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Venue: Golden Tap and Grill
City: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Country Music Bar
Bands: Live bands on weekends
Phone: (519) 351-1907
Address: 429 Grand Avenue East

The Golden Tap has remained the only true country music bar in Chatham Ontario since the early nineties. But it did not begin there. The venue was previously known as the ‘Kingsway Hotel’, which had a good run through the 1970’s to the early 1990’s. Bands from around the continent (big and small) performed here in the 1970’s when live music was the main and only source of weekly entertainment.

Today, you can still enjoy country music bands performing every weekend at the Golden Tap.

Anyone with info or pictures, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Mike Francis Bio 2010

August 23, 2010

 

 

Musician: Mike Francis” (Pepe)
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario (Grande Pointe)
Resides:  Moved away to pursue carreer choice in the Toronto area.
Son of the late Ray Francis (Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills etc)

MIKE FRANCIS – Biography
Extraordinary Anonymous Guitarist
Mike Francis has been a professional musician since the age of 17. The first several years of his professional career was spent playing the regular club circuit before Mike discovered his ability to perform well under the pressure that is the recording studio. The past 22 years he has worked as a first call studio guitarist in the Toronto recording scene, as well as being a musician first an foremost, he is also a writer and producer.

He is mostly known for his commercial jingle or session work.

  Versatility is key to a session musician and his session credits include most of the commercial jingles heard regularly on TV and radio. Mike’s clients include some of the busiest advertising agencies and jingle writer / producers working. Some of his more identifiable performances are heard commonly on O/V, Budweiser, McDonalds, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Harvey’s commercials. He’s also the guitar player on any Miller, Molson Ex, Labatt’s, 7-Up, Coors, Blacks Cameras, GM Trucks, Esso, Ford Trucks, Pontiac, Pizza Pizza, Chrysler, Toyota, Canadian Tire, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Swiss Chalet, The Bay, Canadian Pacific or Sears commercial you may have heard.

  Also as a session player, Mike has performed on and / or written material for a number of television shows and movie soundtracks over the years. Some of the more visible projects he’s been involved with include Beverly Hills 90210, Street Legal, Due South, Beetlejuice, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and the Jim Henson Hour.

Canadian productions such as Traders, E.N.G, Legacy, Black Harbour, The City, Nothing too Good for a Cowboy, Scales of Justice, Rita & Friends, Corey Hart Special, Elvis Stoyko Special, Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show and the Juno Awards have also used Mike as the first call guitarist.

Album projects are all in a day’s work for a session veteran, and the list of recording artists and album projects Mike has been involved with is a testament to his skill and versatility as a guitarist. He has recorded with artists like Alanis Morissette, Shirley Eikhard, Liona Boyd, Dan Hill, Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Enrique Iglesias, Kim Mitchell and George Massenberg. He’s also been on albums with Harem Scarem, World On Edge, Rita McNeil, the Rankin Family, Terry Kelly, Ron Hynes, and Roger Whittaker, Cassandra Vasick, Susan Aglukark, Natalie McMaster, Michelle Wright, John McDermott, Bruce Gruthro and Tim Thorney.

In addition to playing on sessions, he has also been active as a producer in the studio. The Mavericks, Jeff Healey, Dallas Harms, Dick Damron, Terry Carisse, Carroll Baker, Matt Minglewood, Joan Kennedy, Anita Perras, The Good Brothers, Joel Feeney, Don Neilson, Robert Armes and Ken Harnden.

Mike does get out of the studio on a regular basis, and over the years his involvement with live radio and live television broadcasts has meant that he has played with some of the best and brightest stars the industry. Versatility as a player is a key to his success as a session player, so he has been called to support a diverse group of artists on stage. His live performance credits include performing with Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Chet Atkins, Buddy Emmons, Jesse Winchester, and Ronnie Hawkins. He’s also performed with Ronnie Milsap, Liza Minelli, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John, kd lang, Smokey Robinson, Paul Schaffer, David Clayton Thomas, Jeff Healey, Hiram Bullock, Chris DeBurgh, Hal Linden, Michael Burgess, Dr. Music, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Paul Brandt, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride, Dolly Parton, Roy Clarke, Jerry Reed and Charlie McCoy.

Anyone with info or pictures, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Jade Lester CD 2010

August 23, 2010

Singer: Jade Lester
CD Release: Love’s Funny That Way
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Country/Pop

Notes: Jade Lester (19) Just released her first album in April 2010. She performs with the local crew ‘The O’Hara Brothers Band’. Material for this album was written by top songwriters from Ontario, to Nashville to LA. Jade is currently attending high school at Chatham-Kent Secondary School.
 Jade began singing country music at age six, winning many awards through out the years since then. She has also become active as an actress in many local theatre productions in the past few years.

Produced by Will Haas at Willyboy recording studios in London.

Visit her website here or here.

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Acoustic Duo 57 Chevy

August 14, 2010

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Acoustic Duo: ‘57 Chevy
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham-Kent
Contact: (519) 397-5385

Members:
Glenn Smith
– Vocals, Guitar
Dave Richie – Vocals, Guitar

  Glenn Smith recently transplanted to Chatham, Ontario from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Glenn has been in the global music scene since the mid-nineties when he was one of the first promoters of music over Internet Protocol. He’s worked with Michael Jackson, KISS, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and many other great artists. He’s an accomplished singer and acoustic duo performer and makes the perfect complement to Dave.

  The band is available for booking from Windsor to London, with preferred rates available for Chatham area gigs. They play clubs, private parties and special occasions and need no equipment support from venues.
They perform a lively, quirky show with music ranging from the Beatles magical “I Am The Walrus” to the pensive “Hurt” by Johnny Cash. They play guitars, harmonica, and percussion and keep their act moving with primarily up-tempo songs.

Demo Kid Note: Last year, I was lucky enough to spend a week down in Florida at Glenn’s and also catch his duo act (at the time) perform live. He is a highly creative mind with a great sense of humor. Chatham is lucky to inherit Glenn’s talent.  I have played in a few bands with Dave including The Janet Theory & Dead Girls Union.  This will be a fun act to catch live.

Visit them online here.

Check out Glenn’s creative energy where he performs cover songs and also creates videos for them.
 Online @ http://www.youtube.com/user/rekabeduts06

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Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010

August 14, 2010

Band: Free Ride
Genre: Classic Rock & Roll
Home: Chatham, Wallaceburg
Year: 2010
Formed: 2001
Contact: 519-351-4959

Members:
Jeff Emerson
– Guitars, Vocals
Ken Allgate – Bass, Vocals
Grayling Church – Drums, Vocals

Notes: All three members sing lead vocals, which creates a lot of variety. The band plays mostly classic rock, but adds a bit of country, 50’s & 60’s, and modern rock, to try and please even the toughest audience.

Set list includes The Rolling Stones, Trooper, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilson Picket, C.C.R., Bob Seger, Wild Cherry, Eric Clapton, The Zack Brown Band, The Tragically Hip, Van Morrison, Steve Miller band, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Aerosmith, The Proclaimers, Nazareth, Kiss, Poison, Weezer, David Wilcox, ZZ Top, The Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Led Zepplin, Free, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Jason Maraz,  & much more.

The band just finished a weekend at the Golden Tap in Chatham.

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Chatham Cultural Centre 2010

August 10, 2010

Venue: Chatham Cultural Centre (Kiwanis Theatre)
Location: Chatham Ontario Canada
Phone: 519-360-1998, 519-354-8346
Ticket Box Office: 1-866-807-7770
Kiwanis Theatre: 519-354-8338
Website: http://theculturalcentre.com/cms/

Address:
Chatham Cultural Centre
75 William Street N.
Chatham Ontario
N7M-4L4

Located in historic downtown Chatham, the Chatham Cultural Centre offers the Kiwanis Theatre, Chatham-Kent Museum, Thames Art Gallery, and within a short walk, the Milner Heritage House. Nowhere else in Ontario exists such a rare combination of art, heritage and entertainment in one convenient location.

The stage at Kiwanis Theatre hosts the best Canadian and local performing artists. Welcoming 40,000 patrons to events each year, this 679-seat venue is Chatham-Kent’s premier host for professional touring artists, local theatre companies, musicians and more. In its studio the Kiwanis hosts more intimate events such as the Friday Night Jazz series.

A few events happening this year at the Kiwanis Theatre: 2010 CK Guitar Summit, Just For Laughs Road Show, BAM Percussion – eXplosion, Black Violin, The Fabulous Crooners, Crystal Gage, The Mask Messenger, Jade Lester CD Release Concert, Brooke Nicholls, Irish Fire,

History: In 1963, the building (last used as the Chatham Vocational School) was bought by a group of citizens eager to establish an art centre in Chatham. By 1969, The Thames Theatre Association for the Arts was presenting live performances in the original 700-seat school theatre and the old gymnasium was being used as a gallery.  Renovations to the gymnasium and the studio areas of the building began in 1975 and the Thames Art Gallery, National Exhibition Centre was born.

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Toast and Jam in 2010

August 9, 2010

Band: Toast & Jam
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Genre: Cover duo of popular music
Formed: 2003

Members:
Michael Uher – Vocals, guitar
Mark Slater – Percussion, vocals, guitar

Mike grew up in Blenheim and Mark grew up in Chatham, but was born in Leeds England.

Note from their official facebook group: okay, get “BREAKFAST” out of your head……here’s the real story: Mike and Mark created this unique duo in 2003, as a second band to their trio, THIS END UP. What started as a little idea grew into a popular and in-demand musical act. They do over 200 shows a year these days, and no sign of letting up, with engagements in southern Ontario, Ohio, and even the occasional show in Nassau Bahamas!
With some great vocal harmonies, an acoustic guitar (and sometimes two) and a unique percussion ensemble that has since been copied by many others, these guys play a very big repertoire of music, with pop, rock, folk and country from the 1950’s to today.

In 2010, the duo took their cover band act to many places including Windsor, Port Stanley, Rondeau, Tobermory, Pelee Island, Kelley’s Island, Ohio, Lasalle, Chatham, Illinois, Nebraska, and much more.

Contact their website to hire them for your event.
Website: http://www.toastandjam.ca/

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Rock Stock 2010

August 9, 2010

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Event: Rock Stock
Where: Tecumseh Park, Chatham Ontario
When: Aug. 13th & 14th 2010
Note: proceeds to benefit the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Price: $30 a night, or $45 for both.

Website: http://www.rockstockconcert.com/

Note: This will be the third annual Rock Stock. The first two years were held at the Chatham Airport.

Line-up  Aug. 13th
The Doors
Time (Windsor Band)
The Long Lots (Local)
Redinger
The Standstills
Songs From A Room

Line-up Aug. 14th
Big Sugar
Thornley
Marginal Potency (local)
The Cause… If Anything (Local)
Forclosure (Local)
S.U.D.S. (Local)
Mic Lordz (Windsor)
Dead End Charlie (Local)

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Black Box Theatre in Chatham

August 7, 2010

Venue: PURE: Black Box Theatre
City: Chatham Ontario
Year: 2010
Address: 121 Heritage Road
Phone: 519-352-5000
Website: http://www.pureacademy.ca/

  The Black Box Theatre at the PURE Academy in Chatham, ON is a brand new concert venue, with a hip vibe and fantastic events.  The Black Box Theatre is a 90 seat venue with state of the art sound and lighting design, top amenities and a great location.

  Events at the Black Box Theatre range from cool jazz concerts, rock concerts, plays, comedy nights, multimedia presentations, choir concerts and so much more.  One of the best kept secrets in Southwestern Ontario, the Black Box Theatre is one of the best intimate theatres in the region. It is used during classes as a premium teaching space, but it is also a highly versatile meeting and event space, and an incredible, intimate performance venue. It has a large stage, 10 foot wide HD video screen, intelligent lighting system, and exceptional sound.

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All Business 2010

July 31, 2010

Band: All Business
Formed: 2010
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Rock Cover Band

Members
Scott Martin
- Vox
Danny Martin - Slide Guitar
Tom Vandeven – Guitar
Matt Broadbent – Bass
Brandon Valdivia – Percussion

All business is one of those bands that have all great musicians who play rock & metal that your typical radio station does not play. If you’re looking for that college pub night out that does not include your typical “top 40″ song selections, these are rightfully your guys to go see live. The band recently appeared at the Elephants Nest in Chatham. Most of the members have played together under various band names over the years.


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TEXAS TEE

July 25, 2010

 

Duo: TEXAS TEE
Year: 2010
Formed: 2009
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Variety: R&B, BLUES, CLASSIC ROCK, POP
STANDARDS, AND A TOUCH OF COUNTRY.

Members
WAIDE HOLLAND - Hammond Organ & Piano
RICK RANKIN – Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Notes: Texas Tee is made up of two of the finest quality players Chatham has to offer. Both members have played in many of the area’s most popular bands through the years. Rick is most noted musically for being the lead singer and guitarist for ‘Manpower’ since its inception. Waide has played for many bands beginning with Zeke and the Moonshiners (Missing Links) , Texas, Rebel, and more.

Live: Texas Tee performances include:
LIGHTHOUSE COVE On., BR.628 CANADIAN LEGION (Chatham), Royal Tavern & more.
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Chatham Capitol Theatre 2010

July 21, 2010

Venue: Chatham Capitol Theatre
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Year: 2010
Address: 238 KING ST W
Visit their website here.

The Chatham Capitol Theatre is a 1214-seat entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Chatham, Ontario. The theatre first opened as a movie house in 1930 and has recently undergone a reconstruction to become a first-rate destination for live entertainment. The theatre will open its doors to the public in summer/fall of 2010.

The Capitol features a deluxe new balcony with 455 seats in addition to 759 seats on the orchestra level. The 65-foot fly tower and state-of-the-art rigging allows for larger scale and more technically advanced productions. The orchestra pit is designed for the optimal acoustic experience and can also be raised to floor or stage level as desired.

The theatre features art deco detailing throughout with gilded décor, opera boxes, an ornate ceiling, and much more. It is equipped with three lounges, an elevator, and is fully accessible.

2010 performers include: Bill Cosby, Howie Mandel, Great Big Sea, Chantal Kreviazuk, Michelle Wright,  Josh Turner (Country Star), Corb Lund, Colm Wilkinson, The Rankin Family & more.

History:
Late 1927
- The dream of a new modern theatre in the downtown core of Chatham was begun by Charles Hadley, a prominent businessman in the city.

April 11, 1930 – Mayor Burton L. Bedford formally opened the new Capitol Theatre and dedicated it as the Palace of Pastime to a sold out audience. With a seating capacity of 1500, it was one of the largest theatres in Western Ontario. The opening night feature was the musical comedy “Sally” staring Marilyn Miller.

The next 20 years – The Theatre seating capacity was reduced to 1,000 seats and many minor renovations were undertaken, such as the relocation of the ticket booth from inside to outside the theatre.

1975 – The largest renovation took place when the theatre was split down the centre into two cinemas of 472 seats each, thus bringing the total seats down to 944.

1992 – Famous Players Theatre abandoned the property as a viable movie theatre and the City of Chatham purchased the property.

November 1995 – The Chatham Capitol Theatre Coalition made a proposal to save the theatre and restore it as an entertainment venue. The Coalition was later incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and obtained Registered Charitable status in August 1996.

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Circus Wreck Band in 2010

July 17, 2010

Band: Circus Wreck
Year: 2010
Formed: 2009
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Rock cover band

Members:
Jamie Michaud
– Lead Vocals/Guitar
Jay Bateman – Drums/Vocals
Mark Gander – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Steve Tremblay – Lead Guitar/Vocals

Notes: Circus Wreck was formed in the summer of 2009 with members from local bands “Comaphoric”,”Fletcher Munson”,”Monkey Unit?” and “Buster Hymen”.The bands music is described as “The edgier side of mainstream radio rock”. Circus Wreck recreates music from some of rock and rolls greatest bands ranging from legends Led Zeppelin to some of todays hottest bands like Nickleback, Buck Cherry and Thousand Foot Crutch.

Contact Circus Wreck through their “circus Wreck” facebook group.
Check out Jay’s music online here.
Check out Jamie’s music online here.
Check out Steve’s music music online here.

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King Friday Band 2010

July 16, 2010

Band: King Friday
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham-Kent, Essex
Genre: Modern & Classic Rock.

Musicians:
Leo Roy  – Bass
Francis Mailloux – Drums
Mike (Lippo) LaPlante  – Guitars
Dan Taylor  – Vocals, Guitar

The bands set lists include Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Audioslave, Metallica, Weezer, Nirvana, Green Day, Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Black Crowes, James Brown, System of a Down, Creed, Alice Cooper, Barenaked Ladies, R&B Standards, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and much more.

This is a very good band to see if you get the chance.

Visit them online here.

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Bluetonium Band 2010

July 15, 2010

Band: Blutonium
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Style: Rhythm & Blues covers
Year: 2010

Members (L-R in above picture)
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar
Bob Wilson – Bass
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Phil Caron – vocals, harmonica and guitar

Notes: The music is high energy R&B, BLUES, SOUL and MOTOWN.The band is getting very popular in London, Sarnia and Windsor. Bob and Rick put this band together with the intention of playing the music they love,and trying to be different than any other band currently on the scene.

Currently performing @
London – WORTLEY ROADHOUSE
Sarnia – UPS N DOWNS
Chatham – RibFest, Big Shots, The Jazzbah

Visit them online @ http://bluetonium.ca/

Watch the external video below.

If video does not appear, watch it here. Video working as of oct. 1, 2010.

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Dead End Charlie in 2010

July 12, 2010

Band: Dead End Charlie
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2010

Members
Frank E. Fitz
: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Aug Polowick: Lead Guitar
Paul Demars: Drums, Backing Vocals
Dwayne Purdy: Bass, Backing Vocals.

The group put out a Demo CD in 2008 that was a good solid rock record. This time around, Paul exchanges his lead vocal duties to play the drums where he feels most at home. So who is the new singer? No problem… the group scooped up Phil Smith (A.K.A. Franklin Edward Fitz) from one of the best local underground bands in Chatham “The Grave Misunderstanding“.
 The groups new found talent, and fresh creative juices means nothing but good things for them right now.

Note: Paul also currently drums for the band Finding Core.
Aug also performs with The Southwest Blues Review.

Visit them online here.

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Finding Core Reload in 2010

July 12, 2010

Band: Finding Core
Year: 2010
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: 2000

Members
Kenny Deuxberry
– Vocals
Eric Broadbent – Guitars & B Vox
J.Z Taine – Bass & B Vox
Paul Demars – Drums & B Vox

The band name ‘Finding Core’ has been around for ten years but the revolving door of members through the years has been tough on them. This year, the band arrives again with fresh blood and ideas with a new singer & drummer on board to join Eric and J.Z, the group’s longest running members. The group is looking to change its plan from a ‘family oriented’ status to a heavier hard rock approach this time around.
 After many set backs, they say they are ready and feel they are at their best ever.
The band is most noted for their media blitzes and mass self marketing across the internet. If they can combine that effort with some solid new music, they will be a band to keep an eye out for.
Unlike most local bands that do it as a hobby, Finding Core has big plans to pursue music beyond that. They continue to try to get label representation, a publishing deal, and secure global distribution.  They are also determined as a band to make a lifelong career out of the music that they create and play. Hopefully the hard work will someday pay off for Finding Core. Kenny and Paul are great guys to see in this band this year. Go check em out.

Visit them online here, here, or here.

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Rossinis Restaurant Entertainment

July 8, 2010

Venue: Rossini’s Restaurant
Year: 2010
Live entertainment: Rossini’s often has performances from local jazz, classical, and acoustic musicians.
Address: 634 Grand Avenue East
Phone: (519) 352-2920
Web: http://rossinisrestaurant.ca/

About: Rossini’s is one of Chatham’s oldest restaurants. Founded in 1948 by Carlo and Amalia Rossini, the restaurant has grown from the original 30 to 150 seats.

Amalia, “Mamma Rossini” longed to recreate the warmth and ambiance of the family home in the Fruili region of Italy, and hence, our “fogolar” or hearth was built in the new dining room.

In Italy, this fireplace gave light to the house as well as warmth, a fire to cook on, and a place to gather; relax and share the events of the day.

Mamma passed away in January 1995. Bill and Jean Rossini continued to run the family operation using her original recipes. Ed, Berta and Devon Prelaz purchased the restaurant in 2003 and will continue to carry on the traditions of Carlo, Mamma, Bill and Jean.

We hope that the fogolar and the decor that surrounds you will recapture the genuine hospitality, warmth and friendship of an old Italian home, where family and friends would gather to enjoy delicious home cooked meals, good wine and happy times.

Every Sunday evening through the summer of 2010, Rossini’s presents live jazz music on their patio.
The band is made up of…
Byron Harrett – Saxes
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Bob Hiltz – Bass
Ken Crone also performed.

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Southwest Blues Review 2010

July 6, 2010

Band: The Southwest Blues Review
Genre: Blues cover band
Year: 2010
Formed: 2006

Members:
Aug Polowick - guitar
Tom Trembley – drums
John Gardiner – bass
Rob Watson – guitar, vocals
Byron Brunton – trumpet / flugelhorn / harmonica
Leia Weaver – vocals

Visit them online here.
Contact them on facebook.
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Blueswraith 2010

June 23, 2010

Blueswraith

Band: Blueswraith
Home: Chatham
Project: Classic Rock Cover band
Year: 2010

Scott Campbell – Lead Vocals
Bob Hiltz - Bass
Mitch Robinson – Lead guitar, vocals
Novo Chile – Keyboards, Vocals
Rich Gandalph – Drums

Notes: Based out of Chatham Ont. Blueswraith provides the best classic
rock music available for nightclubs, parties or special functions. Tunes
by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Guess Who, Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, The Who….and so much
more to P-A-R-T-Y along with.

BOB HILTZ is the newest addition to the band.

Visit them online here or here.

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The History of Revolution Band

May 14, 2010

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Band: The History of Revolution
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
 Matt Sullivan - Vocals/guitars
Myles Homeniuk – Bass
Matt Raitt – Drums

The band has been busy writing music. They released a bunch of tracks online including Careless, Deify, A witness to misery, The center of a star, The rain, & Another bloody sacrifice.

Notes: The History of Revolution seeks to provide a sound unlike any other local band from the area. Stemming from a range of musical influences, the sound is reminiscent of Pink Floyd meets moderate rock for an easy groove, and a hard lesson in the school of Rock.
Matt S’s previous band was ‘White Lights Over London’.

Visit them online here and here.

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Brooke Nicholls 2010

May 14, 2010

Artist: Brooke Nicholls
Release: Brooke Nicholls
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop, Piano
Home: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Toronto

Brooke is a  Singer/ Song Writer and Performer from Chatham Ontario.She xxploded onto the scene with a televised, international performance at York University’s 3,500 seat stadium, a national tour with one of Canada’s most successful recording groups, “Blue Rodeo“, and shared the stage with “Q” from Grammy winning recording artists “112”. This is only an introduction to her superb talent and drive.

Songs
01
Pull Me Closer
02 Baby Come Close
03 You ‘ N I
04 Midnight Flowers
05 Follow Me
06 If Wishing Was Forever Ft. Jhevon Paris
07 Tonight

Visit Brook online at http://www.brookenichollsmusic.com
Buy or preview the CD online at www.cdbaby.com/cd/brookenicholls


If video above doesn’t appear, watch it here.

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Tomorrows Horizon 2010

May 7, 2010

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Band: Tomorrows Horizon
Year: 2010
Genre: Adult Contemporary, Alt Rock
Home: Chatham Ontario
Reside: Guelph

Members:
Nate Moore
- Vocals/Guitar
Mabin Maroney – Guitar/Violin/Piano/Bass
Kevin Horak – Percussion

Music: Released 3 songs over the internet. Shine, Don’t leave tonight, and Hard to imagine a place like this.

Bio:
 Tomorrows Horizon has a unique sound, consisting of a mix of soft Acoustic, Rock and Alternative. Rhythm Guitarist and vocalist Nate Moore is currently majoring in Human Kinetics, B.Sc. at the University of Guelph. At the age of 10, when the wooden board with elastics attached by nails wasn’t quite cutting it anymore, Nate was given his first guitar. His guitar and vocal style have been compared to The Spill Canvas and Dallas Green. Mabin Maroney is currently majoring in Music at the University of Western Ontario. Mabin has been obsessed with music since out of the womb. Since starting with piano at age 3, he has moved on to attain skills in saxophone, guitar, violin, and bass guitar. To list his many individual styles would exceed the limits of this page. Kevin Horak is currently working at becoming an Electrician at Fanshawe College. His love for music, especially from the 70’s and 80’s, has given him a unique sound. The Jembe has proved to provide a much nicer sound then the plastic bowls that preceded it. His Reggae style gives another dimension to Tomorrows Horizon distinctive sound.

Visit them online here.

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Smoke House has bands

May 3, 2010

Downtown King Street

Venue: Smoke House
Type: Live music on weekends.
City: Chatham Ontario
Location: 216 King Street West. (Downtown)
Phone: 519-352-8882

Musical acts that you will find at the Smoke House are:
Superfly, Tim Tyler Duo, Bluetonium, Bill Durst , Ray Whaling Duo, Chris Murphy, Sam Hurrie Duo, That Whaling Band, Tom Lockwood Band, Da Blooze Bros, Carole Allison Trio, Electric Soul, Chuck Fitzgerald, etc.

This venue closed in early 2011.

Visit the Smoke House website here.

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Linz Ross

April 21, 2010

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Name: Linz Ross
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Acoustic folk & popular cover songs.
Performs: Solo and as a duo with Sarah Hiltz. She also performs at open mic night at ‘The Nest’ with her Mother Julie.

  Linz Ross is a young and talented singer from Chatham Ontario who also plays the acoustic guitar & piano very well.
 Over the years, Linz has lent her voice to several local recordings by Julie Ross, Mike Gorman, Sarah Hiltz and more. She remains highly active in the live music scene and continues to play in Chatham and other cities through out the year.

External video (working as of April 2010) of Linz and Sarah doing a cover of Arcade Fire.
Watch it here.

Visit her website online here.

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Charlie Burgess 2010

April 21, 2010

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Name: Charlie Burgess(AKA L.C.)
Year: 2010
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B
Home: Chatham Ontario

Note from his website:
On Oct of 08 I put out a free mixtape for people just to get my music out there n I was quite happy on how the public liked it…

In early 2009 James and I got back together again. It’s been a few years since we recorded together because we were doing our own things. The both of us have a strong passion when it comes to music and Playasville.

So in June of 2009 we put out the first ever mixtape from Playasville ENT. The name of the mixtape was entitled “Now and Forever”. We searched all over North American for artist that we fell would make this mixtape sound great. 18 great artists from all over North America were featured on this mixtape.

As of right now I’m currently in the studio working hard on my solo mixtape.

* Visit him online here or here. Watch their videos here.

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Big Shots in Chatham Ontario

April 21, 2010

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Venue: Big Shots
Year: 2010
Location: 17 King Street W. Chatham, Ontario (Near Cinema Six & Clems Book Store.

  Big Shots have gone out of their way to bring their customers everything they need for a good time. This also includes live bands. The bar has a great out door patio that often has live acoustic acts performing, including Ray Whaling, Julie Ross etc. With Jersey’s shut down right now,(early 2010) many people are discovering this new venue and are loving it.

Chatham’s Newest Hot Spot!
We’ve got lots of pool tables and T.V.’s…
A gorgeous VIP room for you to host your trendy private parties…
A superb bar menu and the best servers to make your stay more enjoyable!
Our bar is ALWAYS STOCKED with premium liquers and COLD BEER.

Website:
http://www.bigshotsbilliards.ca/

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The Ken Crone Trio 2010

April 20, 2010

Band: The Ken Crone Trio
Year: 2010
Genre: Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members
Ken Crone
– piano
Pat Crone – drums
Ed Laporte – bass

The Ken Crone Trio will entertain you with some of the best jazz music on the planet. With a special guest each night, their concerts are always fresh … always exciting … and always sold out!
   Ken has worked with Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, the Mills Brothers, the McGuire Sisters and other legends. Pat is the son of Ken.
   At age 80, Ken Crone has been making music for almost 70 years. For the past 3 years, the Ken Crone Trio has been performing to sold-out crowds at Studio One in Chatham.

You can catch them live in Studio One (Kiwanis Theatre).

In 2008, the Trio released a CD that includes covers from many of the jazz greats.

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Stephanie McIlroy 2010

April 17, 2010

Singer: Stephanie McIlroy
Release: Life Is Not An Act
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop
Home Town: Merlin Ontario
Resides: St. Thomas

Members:
Stephanie McIlroy
– Vocals, some acoustic guitar
Jeff Mifflin – Harmonies and lead guitar
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Bob Wilson – Bass

Tracks:
Life is not an act, Forgiven, Please Rewrite My History, Don’t You Know A Child Is Born. 

Listen to “Lifes Not an Act” online here:
http://www.ourstage.com/tracks/ZXTCRAVNKNLX-lifes-not-an-act
 

Notes from her bio.
  However soon after her high school graduation, Stephanie followed the advice of well intending people and put her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter on the shelf for many years. During that time she got married and started her family as well as pursuing a career in the Social Services field. For her, it was like putting a square peg in the round hole—Stephanie couldn’t find the right job and make it stick. Along her journey, she discovered that when you are meant to do something, you will end up doing it no matter what. Finally Stephanie took the quantum leap to chase her dream of becoming a professional musician following examples like Shaina Twain.

  She is a dedicated musician who continues to hone her skills by studying voice at the Royal Conservatory level, mastering the guitar, and learning more about the music industry. In addition to these things, a few years ago Stephanie took up song writing. Her songs can best be described as raw lyrics about real life. She has been compared to recording artists like Sheryl Crow with an easy listening folk rock sound.
  Stephanie has just completed studio time with Brad Dugas of Revelation Sound out of Guelph. Her upcoming album of original material is available.
  Enjoy this amazing new recording artist who’s music will touch your heart and soul

External video link. Click on video below to play it.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Listen online here or here.

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Dan Knight and the Rebelheart Band

April 17, 2010

Band: Dan Knight and the Rebelheart Band
Year: 2010
Genre: Country/rock cover band.

The band includes members from Chatham-Kent

Members:
Dan Knight - Vocals, Guitar
Ken Mungar – Bass, Vocals
Tony Bandoni – Guitar
Shawn Tasker – Drums, Vocals

  Rebel Heart is a high energy, variety band with deep roots in R&B, rock, and country. The band has toured across Canada and the United States for more than 12 years and has played at some of both countries hottest clubs, including Laughlin, Nevada at the Riverside Casino, Miss Marquette Casino in Iowa, and several other casinos throughout the U.S.
Rebel Heart has opened for Ricky Van Shelton, Sweet Hearts of the Rodeo, Restless Heart, Jo El Sonnier, Exile and many other headliners throughout Canada and the U.S.A

  Dan Knight is a rockin’ guitarist providing lead vocals to the band. Dan has been running a family business which has given him the time to write and produce the quality material that he is used to creating. In 1987 he had a release with the song “She Lives In a Big House”. Although most of Dan’s accomplishments have been on his own, he spent nearly three years with music artist Joe Firth where he performed at some of Canada’s finest rodeos (Ponoka Stampede, Calgary Stampede, and Klondike Days) and has opened for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

  Tony Bandoni is fret board rippin’ lead guitarist. Being one of Canada’s hottest lead players, Tony has been nominated as Canada’s instrumentalist of the year on three separate occasions. His portfolio includes Michelle Wright and Ronnie Fray.

  Shawn Tasker is the youngest member of the band whose abilities shine as an enthusiastic drummer and vocalist. He has previously played with blues artist: Robin Banks, and country artists: Lorie Scott and Marshall Law as well as The Terry Ashley Band.

  Ken Mungar is a groovin’ bass player with strong lead vocals. Ken has played with bands like the Rodriguez Twins, Charlie Clements, Dusty Wayne, The Concrete Cowboys and now Rebel Heart.

  Along with their good humor and enthusiasm, both on and off stage, Rebel Heart performs up-tempo, toe-tapping music along with emotionally charged ballads, leaving audiences feeling fully entertained.

Visit them online here.
Dan Knight, the early years here.

Click below to watch the video.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Elephants Nest Pub 2010

April 12, 2010

 

Venue: Elephants Nest (A.K.A. The Nest)
Location: Chatham Ontario
Address: 149 King Street West

The Elephant’s Nest is a cool little music bar located right down town on King Street.  Tuesday night is the highlight for musicians and music lovers as Julie Ross hosts ‘Open Mic Night’. Instruments are supplied and many performers play throughout the evening acoustically.
 The Nest also has live duos/ bands on the weekends. The key to this club is that you never know what to expect. The club has a cool underground vibe to it on occasions, yet it also plays to the mainstream expectations of your favourite cover songs ringing out into the pub style atmosphere.
   The Nest is another choice stop downtown for club crawling.  The Nest, Spankys , The River Rock, The JAZZBAH, and the Smoke House are all located on the same block. Add a 5 minute stroll and you will also make it to ‘Big Shots’.

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Greater Than Gatsby 2010

April 12, 2010

Band: Greater Than Gatsby
Genre: Rock
Style: Original music
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: Oct. 2009

Members:
Cody Woods
– Guitar
Mathew Dewael – Guitar
Matthew Veenstra – Vocals
Josh Scott – Drums
Matt Schepens – Bass

Note: The group is very young and still developing. They have written a pretty catchy track with “This song is for you (I Hate You)”.

Band Bio from their webpage
 Greater Than Gatsby was formed in Chatham Ontario Canada, October of 2009, from the remaining members of Last Fallen King (Matthew Veenstra – Vocals, Mathew Dewael – Guitar and Matt Schepens – Bass) who later added the additional members Cody Woods on guitar and Matt St. Pierre on drums. This band, merges high energy pop punk riffs and melodic melodies with technical metal styles and solos. After three months as a band, Matt St. Pierre decided that the band was not for him and parted ways. Shortly after this decision Josh Scott was added on drums.

Visit ‘Greater Than Gatsby’ online here.

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Stephanie Rhodes 2010

April 10, 2010

Artist: Stephanie Rhodes
Release: Rhodes to Somewhere
Year: 2010
Genre: Acoustic , Pop Singer Songwriter
Home:  Chatham
Now resides: British Columbia

Tracks:
1. The Truck Song 
2. Afro Mullet Combover Guy
3. Shoelace in Paradise
4. Vices
5. Backrhodes
6. Tido

Produced by: Daryl Chonka

Click on video below to listen to the new songs.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Visit her online here.
Buy the release here.

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In A Cloud Of Awesome 2010

April 10, 2010

Band: In A Cloud Of Awesome
Year: 2010
Formed: 2008
Location: Kingston Ontario
Chatham Connection: Drummer Chris Jackson is from Chatham.

  Chris moved away in his 20’s, but he was a well respected drummer and personality playing in bands while he was in Chatham. Does the Aberdeen ring a bell?
  They are currently recording as we speak.

Members:
Brian Taguchi
– Guitar, vocals
Steve Sottile – Bass, vocals
Chris Jackson – Drums, vocals

Visit the band online here.

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Encore Bar & Night Spot

April 9, 2010

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Night Club: Encore Bar & Night Spot
City: Chatham Ontario
Where: 90 Richmond St.
What: Live concerts, comedy, dancing, top 40, indie shows, pool

The place to be.  Where you can dance the night away to the top 40 hits, rock out to your favorite live local bands, see great concerts and unique appearances by comedians, recording artists, and famous celebrities, play pool, watch sporting events on Chatham’s biggest screen and 10 tvs, and most of all, enjoy an evening with good friends, food, drinks and great entertainment.

With over 6000 sq. feet, ENCORE is Chatham’s largest bar and boasts an upscale atmosphere with a fresh attitude and feel.  It’s the place where friends congregate and celebrate.  From our innovative cocktails to our impressive lineup of live DJ’s, great bands, international performing artists, and hilarious comic relief, we serve fun every night of the week.

We are the only place in town bringing big name acts to Chatham’s most equipped sound stage.  Having featured live shows from notable performers such as Crash Karma, Bif Naked, Thornley, Helix, Karl Wolf, Faberdrive, Default, D12, Jason Mewes, YUK YUKS Comedy, and the Trailer Park Boys, to name a few, ENCORE creates nights you won’t forget.

Visit Encore online here.

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True Blue Hoodoo

April 8, 2010

Band: True Blue Hoodoo
Genre: Blues
What: Blues Harp Extraordinaire
Home: Walpole Island / Chatham
Year: 2010

Members:
Darren Wrightman – vocals, blues harp
Bill Morrow- guitar
John Gardiner – bass guitar
Rick Chrysler – drums

Notes: True Blue Hoodoo is a mix of Native American Endurance, Irish Canadian ashes of old and the pathways of Southern culture. The bands music is steeped in blues tradition and standards. Heart pounding gritty harmonica and rock solid guitar, are what defines this bands sound. The rhythm section lays down the kind of grooves that crushes the stereo types that has plagued the blues for too long. If you love that old Chicago blues sound, we feel you’ll love True Blue Hoodoo.

Visit them online here.

* Here is an external video (You Tube) of the band performing. Link works as of April 2010.
Watch video here.

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