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Aberdeen Tavern Chatham 1995

December 27, 2011

Venue: The Aberdeen Tavern
Home: Chatham
Opened: unknown: Circa 1971.
Closed: Circa late 1990’s?
Owners: Al & George

1970’s – Chatham was home to a strong music scene with bands performing at least six nights a week at the Aberdeen. Musicians from all over Ontario join the strong Union in this city. Times are good.  Country music rules the day & the Aberdeen is a bar highly respected in the music community. Touring acts from around the world played here when they crossed Ontario.

1980’s – Glam rock takes over. The bar grows rough edges but continues to thrive and becomes a legendary party venue on the touring scene.  It can be safely said that no bar may hold more good rock & roll stories than our little watering hole here in Chatham.

1990’s – Live entertainment dwindles down to just three nights a week. By the late 1990’s, the live music bar scene fades & Al & George decide to sell the venue & move. The Aberdeen becomes a storage warehouse for a local business. It still stands today (2011) in all its run down glory. The glory days are over, but the stories will never be forgotten. It was simply Chatham’s most legendary bar.

If you have any pictures of the venue or Al & George, please send them to us so we can share them. Thanks.
Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Foster Child – Self Titles CD (1996)

May 4, 2009

Artist : Foster Child
Release Title : Foster Child
Home : Chatham
Music Style : Rock
Date : 1996

Musicians :
Shawn Beaulieu - vocals, guitars
Mat Drew – Vocals, Percussion
Jay Moskaluk – Guitar , bow
Jesse Verleye - Vocals, Bass
Chuck Young – Drums

The Demo :  This is their second demo, Recorded & Produced by Steve Eyres.
The original 3 thrash kids (Shawn,Jesse,Chuck) recruited Jay & Mat from the local cover band ‘Soul Kitchen’.
Due to the lack of venues having original music, the band doubled as a cover band with originals thrown in to keep them playing every weekend. The band found themselves booked endlessly packing venues all over Ontario for the next 2 years including a few Cornstalks, KOA Bash’s,  & a handfull of arena shows.
The band did a summer tour of Ontario in support of this demo & heavy playing everywhere & anywhere lead to a good following.
Although the plan was to gain more exposure by playing covers & getting into more clubs from this, they found covers were consuming all their time. by 1997, members started up original projects ‘Janet Theory’ & ‘Whatever’, while keeping Foster Child just a cover band once in a while until 1999 when their original projects took on life.

Track Listing.
01 40 Seconds
02 Fall Away
03 Kevin
04. Baleful Dogma
05 Enemies for Friends
04 Baleful Dogma
06 Two Friends & A Back Pack
07 Seven Layer Jesus
08 The Girl That Couldn’t Spell Her Name
09 Levitate Above This
10 Heart
11 Yahve – Qui

Engineered by Steve Eyres at Eyres Studios, Chatham.
Produced by Foster Child and Steve Eyres.
Mastered at DB Studios, London, Ontario by Brian Burnes.
Photography by Theresa Chartrand.

Summer Tour Dates 1996
Windsor – Rum Runners (2 nights)
Amherstburg – Bonkers (2 nights)
Sarnia – The Tunnel (two nights)
Blenheim – Papa Luigi’s (two nights)
Chatham – Aberdeen (three nights)
Wallaceburg – Sam’s Hotel (two nights)
Blenheim – Arena
Toronto – The 360
St. Catherines – The Club
Tilbury – Arena
Hamilton – X Club
Kitchener – Mrs. Robinsons
Chatham – Cornstalk
Mitchells Bay – Outdoor show
Acme Bash – Outdoor show
AOK Bash – Outdoor show
London – Baha Club
Chatham – CAW Hall

Click video preview below to hear samples of the CD

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Listen to ‘Heart’ By Foster Child.

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