Posts Tagged ‘band’

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Ray Whaling 2014 CD Release

March 18, 2014

Artist: Ray Whaling
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Release: Honeybee Sessions
Year: 2014
Genre: Blues/Rock

Performers:
Ray Whaling – Vocals, guitars, harmonicas, percussion, keys
Andy Martin – Bass
Joel Laprise – Drums
Mark Tremblay – Keys
Jennifer Brace – Backing vocals
Kassya Kevany – Backing vocals

Notes: With over 25 years experience, there aren’t many songs Ray Whaling can’t play. No gimmicks, no cheat sheets, no music stands. If you’re looking for a one man jukebox for your next party or special event then Ray Whaling is your man. With an extensive repertoire of originals and an endless list of cover songs Ray will take your party up a notch.

Tracks:
01. Candy Rocker, 02. Strawberry Alice, 03. Little Angel, 04. Rock n Roll Station, 05. Rust, 06. Stardust, 07. Garden of Sun, 08. Summer Girl, 09. The Game, 10. Give Ya Something

Ray Whaling Discography
1994 – The Whaling Band – 3 Pieces
1999 – Ray Whaling – Party Train
2005 – That Whaling Band – Grateful
2008 – That Whaling Band – Live – Jacks Gallery
2014 – Ray Whaling – Honeybee Sessions

Links:
Download or preview this release on ITUNES here.
Ray Whaling online here.

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Van Loz 2013

January 6, 2014

Band: Van Loz
Home: Blenheim
Year: 2013
Formed: 2012 (Summer)
Genre: Rock/Folk (Acoustic)

Members:
Josh Hinch – Bass/Twelve String Guitar/Lead Vocals
Eric Dedrick - Percussion/Folk Strings/Backing Vocals
Kyle Dewdeny – Guitar/Baking Vocals

Internet song releases
01. Piece
02. Tonight (Feeling Kinda Bitter)
03. Life as We Know It.

Links:
* Facebook. www.facebook.com/Vanlozofficial
* Reverbnation.

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Stephanie Mcilroy 2014

January 5, 2014

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Artist: Stephanie Mcilroy
Home Town: Merlin Ontario
Genre: Rock & pop covers & originals
Year: 2014

Members:
Stephanie Mcilroy - Vocals
Jeff Mifflin - Guitar
Rick VanRycheghem – Bass
Ryan Caron – Drums

Notes:
* Released her debut CD in 2010 entitled ‘Life Is Not An Act’.
* Currently busy performing and has landed some big shows in the past few years.

Links:
http://stephaniemcilroy.ca/

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Gracie Mae Chatham Band 2014

January 5, 2014

Band: Gracie Mae
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Rock (originals)
Year: 2014
Year Formed: 2013.

Members:
Aaron Barry - Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Caron - Drums
Tanner Havens – Bass

Notes:
* In Dec. 2013, they released Harbour and Ship. A top notch batch of demos.
* As their previous band (Anu Beginning) called it a day, Tanner & Aaron started this new band with Ryan Caron (also the drummer for Stephanie McIlroy).

Links:
* Twitter.
* Tumblr.
* Bandcamp.
* Youtube.

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Blutonium Band Chatham 2014

January 5, 2014
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Scott, Jeff, Rick & Bob.

Band: Blutonium
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Rhythm & Blues Covers
Year: 2014
Formed: 2009

Members
Scott Campbell – Vocals
Bob Wilson – Bass
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar

Notes:
* Scott Campbell took over lead vocal duties in 2013 with the departure of Phil Caron.
* Blutonium is the most viewed band at the Chatham Music Archive website.
* The band plays locally (Jazzbah, Big Shots etc.) and often in Sarnia and Windsor at the Cosmos Lounge at the Casino.

Brief Members Band History:
* Bob Wilson has played bass for major acts such as Kim Mitchell, Troiano, & Black Market. He has played in popular local acts such as Tom Lockwood, Quadrant, Badge, & Friends.
* Scott Campbell – Beggers Operah, & Blueswraith, among others.
* Rick Chrysler – Hat Trick, Blues On The Rocks, Big House, The Why Nots, Stephanie McIlroy, True Blue Hoodoo, The New Love Family Band, Nexus, Quadrant , Rosco, Fifth Night, Red Herring, Chickoree, Rebel, Airtight, Route 66, Manpower, & Highwaze.
* Jeff Mifflin – Stephanie McIlroy, A Step Further Into The Blues, & O’Hara Brothers Band. He also is a recording engineer on his own time and has done several recordings for many bands & projects.

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Time Is A Hymn 2013

December 22, 2013
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Matt, Joe, Kyle, & Frank.

Band: Time Is A Hymn
Year: 2013
Year formed: 2011
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Genre: Rock

Members:
Matt Sullivan – vocals, guitar
Frank E. Fitz - vocals, guitar
Kyle Piva – bass
Joe Carson - Drums, Percussion

Notes:
The band has suffered a few incarnations since 2011 but the same vibe and style remains. They have been releasing demo songs over the last few years. Frank also performs with the grave misunderstanding & Joe drums for the party cover band Face 4 Radio.

Internet released demos:
* kill the Weak
* G.E.M
* the new conspiracy
* The Universe Stands Still
* Unseen
* Not This Time
* Carelessly

Links:
* Soundcloud.com.
* Reverbnation.com.
* Twitter.com.

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Time EP Release 2009

November 13, 2013

Band: Time
Release: Time E.P.
Year: 2009
Genre: Rock
Formed: 2006

Local connection: Pat Wilken & Ryan Watson are from Erieau. The band was Windsor based until moving to Toronto in 2010.
Time later changed their name to TimeGiant.

Tracks:
1. White Window
2. Candy From A Feather
3. The Pressure
4. Counter Clockwise

Links:
Official Website here.
Itunes link for this EP here.
CBC link here.

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TimeGiant A Night To Remember 2013

November 6, 2013

Band: TimeGiant
Release: A Night To Remember
Year: 2013
Formed: 2006
Home: Chatham-Kent/Other
Genre: 70’s guitar Rock

Chatham-Kent Connection: Two members are from Erieau & Blenheim, the other two are from Ottawa & Hamilton.

Notes: The album is their third release & involves producers Greig Nori (Treble Charger, Sum 41, Marianas Trench) and Jon Drew (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Matt Mays).
The band is always on the road performing all over south western Ontario. Check em out.

Members:
Tyrone Buccione – lead guitar, vocals
Charlie McKittrick – drums, backing vocals
Ryan Watson – rhythm guitars (Erieau)
Pat Wilken - bass (Erieau)

Tracks:
1. I am the fire
2. We forgot the reason
3. Been here before
4. Candy from a feather
5. Blind
6. White window
7. Hard lovin’ woman

Links:
* This album on Itunes.
* Webpage.
* Youtube.
* Twitter.

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Blues On The Rocks 2013

November 6, 2013

Band: Blues On The Rocks
Genre: R&B/ Blues (Originals & Covers)
Year: 2013
Formed: 2012
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Mike Copley - lead singer
Aug Polowick – guitar
Dwayne Purdy – bass, backing vox,
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Tom Starks - Hammond organ

Bio:
Between the sum of its memebers, BOTR has amassed many decades of experience on the live music scene. Although the band incorporates some blues standards, it has made a conscious effort to lean towards the rocky, funky, up-tempo side of the genre. Along with its repertoire of cover songs, the band has put a great emphisis on writing their own material and have produced a great deal of origninal songs. In a short amount of time the band has performed at the Canada South Blues Museum, Shrewsbury Ribs n Blues Festival, Grapejam Festival, Ceasars Windsor as well as logging numerous bar gigs.

Links:
* http://www.reverbnation.com/bluesOntherockes
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Stephanie Rhodes 2013 Run For Cover

September 15, 2013

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Vocalist: Stephanie Rhodes
Band: Run For Cover (Cover band)
Year: 2013
Home: Formerly Chatham, now Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Current: Vocalist for the dance pop rock cover band ‘Run For Cover’.

Notes:
RUN FOR COVER is a pop dance rock cover band based out of Victoria, BC. You can usually find them playing some of Victoria’s best pubs including the Bard and Banker and the Irish Times.
The band is based on great singing and feel good music that makes you dance. The RUN FOR COVER repertoire ensures something for everyone playing music from the sixties to today’s hits.
RUN FOR COVER is Stephanie Rhodes on lead vocals, Matt Johnson (of 5440) on drums, Lane Arndt on guitar/vocals and Jeff Pawson on bass. Just try not to dance. We dare you. :)

Discography:
Stephanie Rhodes – 2010 – Rhodes to Somewhere.

Links for Stephanie Rhodes :
Website.
YouTube.

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Letterbomb 2012

September 14, 2013

 

Band: Letterbomb
Release: Bombs Away
Year: 2012
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham Ontario

Band Members:
Brennan Dube – Vocals, guitar
Cameron Dubé - Drums (only member born in Chatham)
Dylan Pendleton – Guitar, backing vox
Josh Hinch – Bass, backing vox

Notes: Although a very young band by age, they have been a group for just over 3 years now & have been working hard to play as many shows as possible. Recently they backed Brooklyn Roebuck (another Chatham-Kent performer & winner of YTV’s 2012 season of The Next Star).

Tracks:
01. Bombs Away
02. Reject
03. Shout
04. Living on a Lie
05. Radio
06. Believe
07. East of Adelaide
08. Waiting
09. Deranged
10. Home
11. Bother
12. Elsewhere
13. The Key

Websites:
Home:    http://letterbombmusic.wordpress.com/
Itunes music store:    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/hollywoods-not-for-me/id419391563
Facebook:    http://www.facebook.com/letterbombofficial
Youtube:    http://www.youtube.com/user/LetterbombTV
Twitter:    http://twitter.com/LetterbombLive
Reverbnation:    http://www.reverbnation.com/letterbomblive

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Soul Signatures 2013

September 11, 2013

Band: Soul Signatures
Genre: Motown, R & B, Soul cover band.
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Floyd Porter – Vocals
Lisa Holland - Vocals
Robert Rose - Vocals
Mitchell Robinson – Guitar
Steve Cooper – Bass
Steve Bas – Sax
Dwayne Foulon - Percussion

Recently @ The Jazzbah in Chatham & Moose Lodge in Wallaceburg.

Link:
https://www.facebook.com/SoulSignaturesBand.

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Panda Circa 1977

September 9, 2013

Band: Panda
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Circa: 1977
Genre: Rock

Promo band pic above:
(From left to right)
Ron Chistian
Lou Osterhoff
Guy Shields
Gary Travis
Dana Cross
Ken Millson (sitting)

* If video does not appear above, click here to view video.

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Rick Neufeld Music 2013

September 9, 2013

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Artist: Rick Neufeld
Band: Pink Floyd Niagra (Tribute band)
Instruments: Vocals/Electric/Acoustic Guitars/Electronic Drums 
Local connection: Lived in Wallaceburg for many years playing in bands & running a recording studio there.

Bio:
Rick was born November 21, 1958. He grew up on a quaint greenhouse farm in Leamington, Ontario where he built his first drum set out of fertilizer barrels and plastic tablecloths at the age of 13. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Run Through The Jungle” was the first song he played on his innovative “kit”.

Rick’s career in music has included stints in many bands. From ’74 to ’79, he was the drummer and vocalist in Fortress. Rick had the same duties in Spectrum from ’80 to ’85. In ‘86, Rick had the lead vocal responsibilities in Centryx. Shoot First was Rick’s next band, doing drums and lead vocals from ’87 to ’89. He performed both drums and lead vocals from ’90 to ’92 with The Skinny Pigs. During the period of ’92 to ’02, Rick played a solo act; and did some lead vocals and rhythm guitar with Leave It To Beaver.

Spectrum was Rick’s next stop, from ’02 to ’07, taking on acoustic guitar and vocal positions in that group. From 1985 to 2000, Rick performed on and wrote for the following albums: Dr. Gloom 1; Dr. Gloom 2; Mercy Me; Zeus and Apollo; Sky Music; Zeus and Apollo Oracles; and Laid Back Leftovers.

Throughout this time, Rick also had an independent sound and lighting company and numerous demo-recording studios. He has teamed up once again with recording college colleagues Greg Johns and Larry Swiercz (both from Spectrum), and former band mate Rob Wells, also an alumnus of Spectrum to perform with Pink Floyd Niagara as rhythm guitarist, percussionist and vocalist.

Notes:
Discography
Rick Neufeld – 1993 – Mercy Me
Zeus ‘N’ Apollo – 1997 – Sky Music

Link: http://www.pinkfloydniagara.com/

(Editors Note: Rick recorded our very first demo for Foster Child in 1991 at his garage studio in Wallaceburg. A great guy to meet & I am sure a few locals are wondering what Rick is up to since moving away. Well, he is still very involved in music. best wishes to him.)

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Elastic 2013

August 22, 2013


Band:
Elastic
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Year: 2013
Year Formed: Circa 2011
Genre: Grunge

Members:
Walter Staley - Vocals, guitar
Thomas Ayres - Bass
Nick Grande – Drums

Notes: What started as a solo project by Walter in early 2011 has now been resurrected as a brand new 3 piece post-grunge band bringing together 3 of the most prominent youths hailing from the local C-K scene. Burn This River, Conscripted Youth, Letterbomb, The Grotesque, We Sleep At Dawn, Diesel, just to name a few of the bands these members have been or are current members of.

Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/elasticofficial & Facebook.

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MCM and Company 1978

August 5, 2013

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Band: MCM and Company
Year: 1978
Home: Chatham Kent Area

Members
(Back Row L-R)
Doug Morrison – Guitar
Eugene Tremblay – Bass, Vocals
Charlie St. Denis – Drums
(Front Row)
Cassandra Vasik – Guitar, Vocals

Notes: This line up began in 1978.

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

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Sterling Blues Band 2013

August 4, 2013
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Band: Sterling Blues Band
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Blues covers & originals
Contact/Booking: John Gardiner: 519-627-5978

Members:
Kimberly Sterling – vocals
Aug Polowick – guitar
Tom Trembley – drums
John Gardiner – bass

Bio: Sterling Blues Band is the area’s newest and most exciting blues band. Three of the members, guitarist Aug Polowick, drummer Tom Trembley, and bassist John Gardiner, were the heart of the extremely popular Southwest Blues Review, and all three have been fixtures on the Chatham-Kent music scene for many years. Newcomer to the blues scene and vocalist Kim Sterling (Miss Kimmie) is an outstanding talent that delivers bold and powerful vocals with passion and heart. The band performs traditional and contemporary tunes by blues greats Etta James, Ruthie Foster, Tina Turner, Susan Tedeschi, as well as original music written by members of the band. The band will be giggling across Southern Ontario in the months ahead and looks forward to meeting blues fans everywhere.

Watch video here: http://youtu.be/h3qGNZq2rb4
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Email your info & pics to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Pub Crawlers – 2013 – Chatham Ontario

August 4, 2013

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Band: Pub Crawlers
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham Kent

Notes:
PUB CRAWLERS BAND 2011– CHATHAM-KENT – This band is one that is extremely active and kept busy all of the time. They play on a monthly basis at the Chatham Retirement Resort, but also at various Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes in the Chatham-Kent area, as well as at the hospital. Entertainment is their middle name. The following members are actively involved in the Pub Crawlers Band – Pat Day, Dorothy Dhaen Jim Eberle, Wayne Edwards, Junior Lucier, Joe Sheppherd,John Tew, Hugh Thomas, Dave Tricker, Cheryl Trinca, Sandra VanRaay, Ron Wade, Gerry Wagter, Bill Weaver, and the leader of the Band – Chris Masterson.

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

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Hundred Proof EP Sampler 2011

August 3, 2013

Band: Hundred Proof
Release: 3 Song EP Sampler
Released: 2011
Formed: March 2008
Style: Hardcore
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Tracks: 1. Breaking Point, 2. Runnin’, 3. Two Faced.

Band Members:
Adam LeDrew – Vox
Troy Fraser – Guitar
Lee Resistant – Bass (Fletcher, the Rucks)
Alex Hill – drums (davis block)

Free download link: http://hundredproof.bandcamp.com/

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Sound System band 2012

June 19, 2013
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Band: Sound System
Release: 89 & 1​/​2
Released: Dec. 2012
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario.
Genre: Rock/Ska/Regge/Dub

Members:
John O’Rourke - Guitar/Vocals:
Colin Sinclair - Bass/Keys:
Josh Gyssels – Drums:

Notes: This young High School aged band recorded this demo at Eyrespace Studios in Chatham, Ontario in August of 2012. This album has 16 songs and features 4 newly recorded versions of the songs from the “Summer Sampler” that was made in July of 2012.
Guests:
Nick Duquette: Trumpet On “Ego”, “Beach Bum”, and “Midnight Dub”
Shelby McFeggan: Vocals on “Open Your Heart.”

Tracks:
1. Voice Mail
2. Soul Of The Sound System
3. Bittersweet Leaf
4. S.W.B.
5. Social Demand
6. Ego
7. Bright Red Chalice
8. Open Your Heart
9. Coming Down
10. You Just Don’t Know Damone
11. Beach Bum
12. Sour Keys
13. Wash
14. Untitled
15. Midnight Dub
16. Moon Stompin

Watch the video here:

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Links:
http://soundsystem1.bandcamp.com/
http://www.battleofthebands.com/u/JoshGyssels

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Walkin47 2013

May 30, 2013
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Band: Walkin ’47
Release: Deep Roots
Released: May 2013
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario.
Genre: Rock
Year formed: 2007

Notes: Formed out of a love for Canadian rock music, Walkin’ 47 are 5 friends from Southwestern Ontario who came together with similar musical interests including The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Sam Roberts, Blue Rodeo, and CCR.  Although originally formed as a cover band, their shared passion of music has eventually led to the creation of original music and work on their first album, “Deep Roots”.

Members:
Scott Aarssen –  Guitar
Steve Bellan – Drums
Brian Cox – Guitar
Jason Denys – Bass
Drew Varsava – Vocals

Tracks:
1. You’re on
2. Strip me down
3. Burn
4. Algonquin
5. Roadtrippin
6. Fight it out

Links:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deep-roots-ep/id651658739

http://walkin47.bandcamp.com/music

http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Walkin-47

email: email at walkin47@me.com

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Snakebite 2012

October 28, 2012


Band: Snakebite
Year: 2012
Year formed: 2005
Genre: Country/ Popular music
Home: Chatham Ontario
Website: http://www.snakebiteband.com/

Members
Paul Lowry (Bothwell) – Vocals, guitar
Marty - Lead guitar
Rene Brosseau - Lead/steel/slide (Website)
James Vermue (London) – Bass
Derek Babanin - Drums (London)

Notes: Snakebite is currently performing at:
Norma Jeans (London), Florence Center, Deer Run Golf Course, Encore Bar (Chatham), East Side Bar (London), Bothwell, Dresden, Riding Club (Sarnia), St. Thomas, Glencoe Fair,

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Lee Hurst 1976

October 7, 2012

Artist: Lee Hurst
Year: 1976
Home: Windsor
Currently Resides: Chatham

Lee is curretly headlining at the Kingsway.

Notes: Lee ejoyed success with (A Whole Lotta Your Love) a 45 released in 1973 on A&M Records of Canada.
Lee Hurst guest stars on “Music Makers” April 1st, 8P.M., Channel 9 C.B.E.T.

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Just Friends 1977

October 7, 2012

 

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Band: Just Friends
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1976 – 1978 (Picture taken 1977)
Style: Country & Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Rob Segaert – Rhythm & Vocals
Judy – Drums & Vocals
Bob McIntyre – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Notes: Aggie Murphy and friend Judy Vandersea formed the band in 1976. The band played at local bars and went on the road for a period of time. In 1978, Rob Segaert and Aggie Murphy went on to form another band with George Segaert. Bob McIntyre continued to play on the road and played with some top-notch entertainers.

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The chasers band 2012

September 27, 2012

Band: The Chasers
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Country covers.
Formed: 2012
Email: thechasersmusic@gmail.com

Members:
Brent Martin – Lead vocals
Mike St.Pierre - Rhythm guitar
Chris St.Pierre - Drums
Jared Lozon - Bass
Brian St.Pierre - Lead guitar

Contact: facebook.

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The Relation

September 24, 2012

Band: Relation (The)
Year: 1979
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1978 – 1983 (Picture taken 1979)
Style: Country; 50’s 60’s, and Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Rob Segaert – Drums & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Jack Murphy – Bass Guitar

Notes: Brothers, George and Rob Segaert teamed up with aunt & uncle, Aggie Murphy and Jack Murphy, to form the band in late 1978. The group was well versed in all kinds of music and quite popular at local pubs as well as weddings and parties.

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2nd Nature

September 22, 2012

Band: 2nd Nature
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1963 – 1978 (Picture taken 1967)
Style: Country; Pop; Polka

Members: (From left to Right)
George Segaert – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Armand Schepens – Cordovox
Rene Schepens – Saxophone
Gene Schepens – Drums

Notes: Armand Schepens formed the band in the late 50’s under the name “Moonlighters”. The band at that time consisted of Armand Schepens, Rene Schepens, John Kazook (drummer) and Jack Murphy (Rhythm Guitar). George Segaert and Gene Schepens joined the group in 1963 when the band became “2nd Nature”.

Prior to 1963, George Segaert played with a group called “The Mondells” of which was formed with high school buddies, Steve VanMeenen on rhythm guitar, Dave Carroll on bass and Cliff Roy on drums, playing at high school dances, special events, etc.
2nd Nature played at local venues, such as The Chec Hall in Dresden, CBD Club Wallaceburg; Kent Belgium Dutch Club in Chatham; Moose Hall Blenheim. This was the era of live music and the band played for numerous Weddings and parties. The band played up until 1978 when George Segaert joined up with brother Rob to form the band “The Relation”.

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Just Country Boys

September 5, 2012

Band: “Just Country Boys”
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2012
Formed: 2008
Style: Country & 50s, 60’s

Members:
Larry Flynn – Rhythm & Vocals
Allan Flynn – Bass & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guiitar
Jim Deyo – Steel Guitar
Carl - Drums (2008 – 2010)
Len Lucier - Drums (2010)

Notes: Larry Flynn and son Allan Flynn contacted old friends George Segaert and Jim Deyo to join the group in late 2008. They started playing at parties and a few bars and decided to try a Sunday Jamboree at the Moose Hall in Wallaceburg. It was quite successful and the group today still enjoys playing a Jamboree at Branch 628 Legion in Chatham. Regulars such as Vic & Betty Tetreault, Mike & Melanie Shepley, Richard Tetreault and Ivan Firlotte can be enjoyed as well as many other local talents.

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The Grave Misunderstanding 2012

September 4, 2012

Band: The Grave Misunderstanding
Release: Divinorium – EP
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Rock
Formed: 2006

Members:
Frank E Fitz – Vox, guitar
Andy Martini: Bass, B vox
Jak L. Bonez – Drums

Tracks:
1. Pulline <3
2. Lucifer’s Falle From Paradise
3. My Beautiful
4. Of Whom We Speak
5. W3 Start War
6. Hyde

Notes: One of the tightest original bands in town right now. Andy is the newest member joining in 2009. He also performs in another talented band ‘That Whaling Band’ that leans more toward classic guitar hero rock.

Preview or by the EP at Itunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/divinorium-ep/id551714289

Watch video on You Tube:
http://youtu.be/XlPNh_Ss-to

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Exotic Pets band 2012

August 27, 2012

Band: Exotic Pets
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Indie Rock, originals
Year: 2012
Contact: N/A

Notes: The band performed their first show as part of indie fest Aug 24 2012 @ the River Rock along side The Eric Welton Band & By Divine Right. Jason, Todd & Dennis were all members of Square Root Of Margaret, the longest running original indie underground band from Chatham.

Exotic Pets are:
Jason McFadden (vocals, guitars)
Todd Clarke (drums, percussion, electronic devices)
Dennis Reissner (bass guitar),
Steve Wiseman (guitars, vocals).

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Intaerim Band 2012

August 11, 2012

Band: Intaerim
Recording: Alive Off the Floor
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario.
Released: 2012
Genre: Rock
Formed: 2011 (August)

Members:
Jason Guttridge - Lead Vocals
Mitch Dauphin – Guitar, Vocals
Ben Goldhawk – Lead Guitar
Chris Genttner – Bass, Vocals
J-Rad Sterling - Drums

Track listing:
1. Alive, 2. Ocean, 3. Home, 4. Don’t Wanna Miss You, 5. Wings Of Worry, 6. Sober, 7. Window, 8. Shining, 9. Won

Notes: Jason & Mitch were previously in Monday’s Child. J-Rad also plays drums for ‘Go Man Go’ & Full Frontal.

Links:
Buy or preview CD @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Intaerim.

http://www.reverbnation.com/intaerim

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Face 4 Radio 2012

July 7, 2012

Band: Face 4 Radio
Year: 2012
Formed: 2009
Type: Cover Band
Home: Chatham Ontario
Contact: through facebook

Members:
Mat Drew – Vocals/Percussion
Mark Levitzky – Lead Guitar
Brian McDonnell – Bass, B. Vox
Dave Richie - Guitar / B. Vox
Joe Carson – Drums

Face 4 Radio is mainly a dance cover band that also plays all the popular hits you wish to hear at a party.
Two member changes happened this year.

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We Sleep At Dawn 2012

May 13, 2012


Band: We Sleep At Dawn
Genre: Metal
Year: 2012
Formed: 2011 (Summer)
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Current Members:
Walter Staley – Lead Vocals
Michael Ritchie - Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals
Nick Grandé - Guitar
Thomas Ayres – Bass/Vocals
Mark Bresett - Percussion

Notes: This young band has had its fair share of member changes since their inception. Normal for a young band.

Links:
Face book here.
Reverbnation here.
Youtube here.

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viper tones 2012

May 12, 2012


Band: Viper Tones
Home: Chatham-Kent / Essex.
Genre: R&B covers
Formed: Oct. 2011
Contact: Facebook

Members:
Doug Dewitt - Drums, guitar (Chatham)
Dan Thomsen - Bass (Windsor)
Bob Rankin – Guitar & b.vocals (Tecumseh)
Frank DeFrane - Vocals, percussion, flute.

Notes: Doug previously played in Leggz, Watchtower, Robin Banks, Chank, Tats Trio, Whaling Band, Fat Doug & The Sinners, Lypsy, & Border City Blues.

The band has recently performed @ Big Shots & The Jazzbah in Chatham.

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Diesel band from Blenheim 2012

May 12, 2012

Band: Diesel
Genre: Rock
Home: Blenheim (Chatham-Kent)
Year: 2012
Formed: 2011

Members:
Myles Lenover - Guitar, Lead vocals
Josh Hinch – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Dano DeMaeyer - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Cody Barber - Percussion

Songs: Let’s Go, Good-Bye, Room 52, & Girl.

Notes: A new young rock band that is quickly developing.
Style: Nickelback, Theory Of A Deadman.

Diesel music links:
Myspace.com: http://www.myspace.com/diesel-official
Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/dieselofficial

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burnouts_2012

April 27, 2012

Band: BurnOuts
Release: Pause For The Cause (CD)
Released: Sept 21, 2012.
Genre: Punk
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Formed: 2006

 

Members:
Jonny Edwards - Guitar, Vocals
Garrett Renders – Bass
Mike Nuttall – Drums

Notes: In 2008, they released their first 5 track EP titled “WTF?”.

Links
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/WErTHEburnouts/
Reverb nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/theburnoutsband
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theburnoutsband
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Spoonful 2012 blues band

April 27, 2012

Band: Spoonful
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Formed: 2012

Members:
Aug Polowick – guitar
John Gardiner - bass
Tom Trembley – drums
Kimmie Sterling – vocals

You can contact spoonful through their facebook page.

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Chatham Police Boys 1958

April 4, 2012

Group: Chatham Police Boy’s Band
Year: 1958 (photo)
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Formed: 1945 by Chief Constable C. E. Bagnall
Original Band Master: S. G. Chamberlain
Band Master (Last ten years): Edward J. Carney
Current members: 86

More info provided in the above photos.
Thanks to Mr. B. French for the submission.

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The Janet Theory Reunion 2011

March 25, 2012

Band: The Janet Theory
Year: 2011
What: Reunion show
Genre: Rock/Punk
Home: Chatham Ontario

Note: Complete details (article) in pictures above.
Current projects:  Members have went on to form other bands such as Dead Girls Union, Sound of Static, Face4Radio, Demo Kid, Nikki Nine Doors, & Infinite Arms. (As of 2012)

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Country On Tap 1996

March 22, 2012

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Band: Country On Tap
Year: 1996
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Country
Formed: 1983

Members (left to right)
Bernie Caron - Fiddle – Lead guitar – vocals
Jim Myers - bass – vocals
Joyce Gagnon – keyboards – vocals
Ron Jubenville – acoutic guitar – 5 string banjo – Hammered Dulcimer – vocals
Gabe Gagnon – Lead Guitar – vocals
Larry St. Pierre - Drums

Country on Tap (Past members)
Rosaire Demers – Steel guitar – 1983 – 1984
Tim McClean – Steel Guitar – 1985 – 1987
Brian Edwards - Bass – 1983-1984
Alan Flynn – Bass – 1985 – 1987
Jim Myers - Bass – Vocals – 1987 – 1995
Charlie St. Dennis – Fiddle – 1987 – 1995
Rosaire Emery - Drums – 1983 – 1992
Shawn Meriano - Drums – 1992 – 1993
Dave Deighton – Drums – 1993 – 1995

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Born To Play 1982

March 10, 2012

Band: Born To Play
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: 1977
Disbanded: 1982

Notes: The Born to Play were a four piece band for a few years and then became a five piece.

Members:
Gabe Gagnon - Lead Guitar
Luc Caron – Bass
Luc Martin - Steel Guitar
Rosaire Emery - Drums
Ron Jubenville - Lead Guitar – Vocals
Roger LaPointe – Rythm Guitar – Vocals

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Winterline BlueGrass Band 2012

March 10, 2012

Band: Winterline
Genre: Bluegrass
Home: Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe)
Year: 2012
Notes: Recently nominated for 5 awards at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards and have done some recordings.

You Tube website: http://www.youtube.com/user/5StringRon 

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Big House

February 24, 2012

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Band: Big House
Home: Chatham
Year Formed: 2012
Genre: Pop Rock, Funk, Dance

Members:
Al Trudell: Vocals & guitar (Friends)
Bob Wilson: Bass (Blutonium)
Rick Chrysler:  Drums (Blutonium)
Notes: The band played their first show last weekend (Feb 2012) in Sarnia.

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Fowler Lockwood Band 2012

February 11, 2012

Band: Fowler Lockwood Band
Release: The Fowler Lockwood Band (CD)
Year Released: 2012
Formed: Circa 1977/78
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Jazz, rock, instrumental

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

This Cd contains music recorded between 1978-1991. All of the music was written between 1978 and 1982.
Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Fowler (1954-2011)

Mr. Fowler became interested in recording and began to document the bands original music. Besides a few studio sessions, the bulk of material was home recordings never released. A few of the songs were performed live also by the local band Quadrant. All the members were heavily involved in the live music scene at this time. Bands often performed three to six nights a week in those days without shortage of work or venues.
All members have recorded many works through the years as they began solo projects and formed other bands. The short list of bands include Tom Lockwood Band, The Force, Friends, Highwaze, Advanced Green, Manpower, Appliances, Ground Zero, Nexus, Harvest, Air Tight, Hero, Rebel, The Unit, Quadrant, Rosco, Red herring, Chickoree

Note: For information on getting a copy of this CD, email tomlockwood@hotmail.com

Watch the CD preview video below:

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The Long Lots 2012

February 7, 2012

Band: The Long Lots
Release: In the Valleys of Our Hearts (EP)
Genre: Rock (Dirty Blues)
Year: 2012
Home Town: Chatham Ontario Canada
Formed: Summer of 2007

Members:
Jay Amerlinck – Vocals & guitar
Gary Jongbloed – Guitars
Jeff O’Rourke – Bass
Jay O’Rourke – Drums

Tracks:
1.
ear to the ground
2. dirty blues
3. contract
4. raise the sun
5. dead & gone

Notes: Recorded by Ben Strokosz October 2010.

Links:
Download CD @ Itunes here.
Home page here.
Preview or buy the CD online here.
Myspace page here.
Reverbnation page here.
Dirty Blues performed live here.

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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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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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The Whaling Band 1993

December 26, 2011


Band: The Whaling Band
Year: 1993
Genre: Rock, classic rock
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members
Ray Whaling – Guitar
Terry Allen – Drums
John Griffore – Bass

The group performed covers & originals.
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