Posts Tagged ‘bass’

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Tonys One Stop Music Shoppe 2011

March 27, 2011

 

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Store: Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Address: 83 Center Street (Downtown)
Phone: 519-351-4885
Year: 2011

Founded by Tony Meriano, a fixture of the Chatham-Kent music scene for over 35 years, Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe is committed to providing Southwestern Ontario with the very best music services.From music equipment, to studio gear, to live sound, Tony’s has the experienced staff to help you make the right choices, and take your productions to the next level. Contact them today.

Visit them online here.
http://www.tonysonestop.com/

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Music Store Moves 2003

December 16, 2009

 

Store: Frank’s Music Centre
Established: 1961
Location: 75 King Street West, Chatham Ontario

Specializing in:
Large selection of sheet music
Comfortable and quiet lesson rooms
Full line instrument sales and service
PA rentals – Eyrespace Studios

  In 2003, Franks Music Centre moved just down the road on King Street to better serve their customers. The store has been serving Chatham since 1961. Frank’s is also a great place to take drum, piano or guitar lessons in Chatham Ontario.
 For more info about what the store has to offer you, call Steve and Bob at the store today
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519-352-7370

  For further info, click on the photo above.

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Kim Mitchell with Bob Wilson 1984

October 30, 2009
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Band: Kim Mitchell
Release: Akimbo Alogo
Year: 1984
Style: Rock
Hit Songs: Go for a Soda, All We Are.
Chatham Connection: Local Chatham Bassist Bob Wilson (A.K.A, Robert Sinclair Wilson)(Friends, Quadrant) plays on this record. Bob also played bass in major acts such as Troiano and Black Market.

Notes: Kim Mitchell’s original video from early 1985 of the song “Go For Soda” from the Akimbo Alogo album. “Go For Soda” became an international hit and remains his best known song outside of his native Canada. The song was also featured in the opening scene of the 1985 Miami Vice episode Buddies. More recently, the song was featured in the shows American Dad and Trailer Park Boys. His most successful Canadian album was the follow-up, 1986s Shakin’ Like a Human Being, featuring the hits Alannah Loves Me, Easy to Tame, and the biggest hit of his career, Patio Lanterns. Akimbo Alogo is the first full-length solo album from Canadian singer and guitarist Kim Mitchell. It includes the only song of his to become a hit in the United States, “Go For Soda”.

Tracks
1. Go for Soda
2. That’s a Man
3. All We Are
4. Diary for Rock & Roll Men
5. Love Ties
6. Feel It Burn
7. Lager and Ale
8. Rumour Has It
9. Caroline
10. Called Off

Check out Bob’s bass playing in the video for ‘Go For A Soda’.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Preview or buy the CD here or here.

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Black Market 1981

October 30, 2009
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Band: Black Market
Release: Changing of the Guard
Year: 1981
Chatham Connection: Bob Wilson on bass guitar.
Bob began playing in many popular local acts in town such as “Friends” and “Quadrant” before being scooped away by major players such as Kim Mitchell and Troiano.

Band
Bob Wilson – Bass
Paul DeLong – Drums
Domenic Troiano – Vocals, Guitar (The James Gang, The Guess Who)

  After spending nearly two full decades mastering every blend of rock there is in Robbie Lane & The Disciples, then Mandala, then Bush, The James Gang, The Guess Who and cutting five solo albums, Domenic Troiano had gained the reputation of being one of the most influential and talented guitarists in the business, helping form ‘the Toronto sound.’

By 1981 he’d left Capitol Records and set up his own Black Market Records and experimented again with another new project, also called Black Market. He went into Phase One Studios in Toronto with a cast rounded out by bassist Bob Wilson and Paul DeLong on drums and came out with CHANGING OF THE GUARD, distributed by El Mocambo Records. The album featured a myriad of guest appearances, including Roy Kenner, whom he’d worked with in Mandala, Bush, and The James Gang, fellow James Gang alumni Prakash John and Troiano’s then-wife Shawne Jackson (all of whom had guested on his solo albums frequently as well).

  The no-nonsense power trio delivered the goods – straight forward rock with little production magic. Tracks like the swingle “Dr. Jeejay’s Band,” the lead off title track, and the four songs co-written with Kenner were stripped down ballsy numbers that didn’t shy away from energy and power. But despite the enthusiasm Troiano had for his new project, next to no air play and less than wonderful album sales meant Black Market only captured the eye of his most die-hard fans. He disbanded the group after a couple of North American tours and went back to behind the scenes work, producing other acts and doing scores for television and films. The other members in Black Market, Bob Wilson and Paul DeLong both went on to work as session musicians for a number of artists.

Tracks:
1.  Changing of the Guard 2.  Turn Back 3.  Oh Carol  4.  Doctor Love  5.  Girls  6.  I’m Bored  7.  Dr. Dee Jay’s Band  8.  Hell’s Got No Fury  9.  Lolita  10.  Independence  11.  The Shooter

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Dwane Stephens – Starts his own Bass Company. (2009)

August 17, 2009

Name: Dwane Stephens
Year: 2009
Home Town: Chatham Ontario Canada
Resides: Alberta Canada
Current Band: Ikons (Kiss Tribute Band)

   Dwane has left town years ago but is still a vibrant person in the music scene. He is currently playing ‘Gene Simmons’ in the Alberta based Kiss Tribute Band ‘Ikons’ but began playing here in Chatham in the legendary Aberdeen days. It was good to catch up with him by phone. Those of you who know him, here is what is up.

Dwane also builds his own bass guitars for his own company.

   Ward Bass began in 2005. After 20 years of involvement in music and playing numerous types and brands of basses, Dwane decided to design and build a custom bass on his own. After building his first bass, he decided to further his knowledge by taking a lutherie course with master builder Joe Kovacic of Lado Guitars in Lindsay Ontario.

   Now Dwane has designed and made numerous basses and guitars and offers a number of bass models as well as custom orders, based on customer specifications. All Ward basses come standard with EMG active or passive pickups, Aguilar preamps are available. Hardware and accessory options are endless on custom orders.

  Now located in Strathmore Alberta, Ward Bass has opened a new workshop ready to support local and international musicians.

The early days.
Some of the bands he has played for around Chatham include:
Mount Zion, Electric Voodoo, Robin Banks Band, Fat Doug and the Sinners, and Adam Minor of Sarnia.
He also played in a Pink Floyd tribute band and produced his own work under the name Carpedium.

 http://www.wardbass.com/

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