Posts Tagged ‘chatham’

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J Browning 2014

March 25, 2014

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Artist: J. Browning
Release: A​.​N​.​D​.​I​.​S.
Year: 2014 (March)
Genre: Hip Hop

Home: Chatham,Ontario
Resides: Toronto

Tracklist
1. A.N.D.I.S. (Intro)
2. A Tear To A Smile
3. Lion Hearted
4. A World So Cold
5. From The Bottom To The Top
6. Let’s Do It Again
7. DAMN Feat. Smit Deuce
8. Connected Feat. Kage
9. Black Shades Feat. Vinny Blaq
10. Runaway
11. I Think I Love You More
12. Make My Name (Interlude)
13. Make My Name

Links:
* Album link here.
* Twitter link here.

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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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Sound Shop 1983

February 16, 2014

 

Sound Shop

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Music Store: Sound Shop
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Opened: Circa 1958
Closed: Jan. 1983

Notes:  Sound Shop, one of Chatham’s first music stores, is closing after 25 years. The store on four King Street was owned by Gwen and Paul Beardsal.

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Music Event Flyers for 2013

January 17, 2014

Chatham Music Event Flyers for the year 2013.

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Bold Equation 2012

January 5, 2014

Artist: Bold Equation (AKA Chris Spafford)
Release: Momentum
Year: 2012
Genre: Dubstep
Home Town: Chatham Ontario

Note: Free download of this CD while available. click here.

Tracks:
01. Outside World (Intro)
02. Murderer
03. The Abyss
04. Headknocker VIP
05. Mind’s Eye
06. Bone Crushin
07. Impact
08. Set It Off
09. Ahhh Shit!
10. Massacre
11. You Want It
12. Give’m Guns Interlude
13. Empty The Clip
14. Wrath of Math
15. Momentum
16. Final Equation

Links:
* Bold Equation.
* Soundcloud.
* Facebook.
* Twitter.

 

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Twang Bastards Band 2014

January 5, 2014

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Band: Twang Bastards
Year: 2014
Genre: Country & Rock Cover Band
Home: Chatham/Wallaceburg/Sarnia

Members:
Jeff Black - Bass & Vocals (Wallaceburg)
Tony Bandoni - Guitar (Sarnia)
Shawn Tasker - Drums (Chatham)

Covers include A.Jackson, ZZ Top, Conway Twitty, Cars, Allman Brothers, Brad Paisley, CCR, Black Sabbath, Dio, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Keith Urban, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, Waylon Jennings, Poison & many more.

Visit their website here.

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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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Acoustic MF 2014

January 5, 2014
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Mat & Dave

Duo: Acoustic MF
Year: 2014
From: Chatham Ontario
Formed: 2007
Genre: Acoustic Cover songs

Members:
Mat Drew - Vocals
Dave Richie - Acoustic guitar & Backing vox

Notes:
Currently members together in the party cover band Face4Radio, Mat & Dave relaunched their acoustic duo last year to play the more intimate venues such as the Central Tavern in Pain Court.

Contact:
* https://www.facebook.com/faceforradio1

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Hoogie On The Road 2014

January 5, 2014

Name: Jeramy Donais (HooGie)
From: Tilbury Ontario
Resides: Chatham
Year: 2014

Note: Jeremy just happens to live across the street from me & is a good neighbour who cuts his own grass & takes the time to have a beer with us common folk when he is not out doing arena tours.lol

Currently:
*Guitar & Bass Tech for Lamb of God.
*Artist Relation and Outside Sales at WBGear.
* Also Tech for major acts on one off shows while he is between tours. (April Wine, Hedley etc.)

Recent Tours:
Australia, Thailand, South Africa, England, Scotland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, & tour across the U.S.A. & Canada.

History
The Airbrone Toxic Event – Stage Manager / Backline Tech.2013.
April Wine – Guitars & Bass tech. 2013.
Hatebreed - Guitars and Bass tech. 2012.
Gob – Stage Manager & Backline Tech.2012.
Staind – Johnny April’s bass tech. 2011.
Finger 11 - Stage Manager, Guitar & Bass Tech. 2011.
Black Stone Cherry – Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2011.
Justin Nozuka - Tour Manager / Backline Tech. 2011.
Filter – Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2009.
Shinedown - Guitars & Bass Tech. 2009.
Breaking Benjamin – Stage Manager / Guitars & Bass Tech. 2008.
Staind - Mike Mushok’s Guitar Tech. 2007.
Trapt - Guitar & Bass Tech. 2006.
Theory Of A Deadman - Stage Manager / Guitars & Bass Tech. 2006.
Sam Roberts Band – Stage Manager / Backline tech. 2004.
Treble Charger – Stage Manager / Backline Tech. November 2000 – September 2003
Simple Plan – Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2003.
Sum 41 - Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2001.
Noise Therapy – Stage Manager / Backline Tech. 1998 – 1999.
Gob – Stage Manager & Backline Tech. September 1998 – December 1999.
Jar. Aka Flybanger. Guitar & Bass Tech. 1997 – 1999

If video below does not appear, watch it here.

 Links:
* WB Gear.

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Most viewed band pages for 2013

December 26, 2013
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Most viewed band of 2013.

Here is the annual most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2013.
Note: People can still view pages by year or month etc, without having to click on separate pages to view, so those stats can’t be calculated.

Most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2013.

01 Bluetonium Band 2010
02 Mike Francis Bio 2010
03 The chasers band 2012
04 Elyse Weinberg 1968
05 Wendy Jenkins Debut Album 1983
06 Fat Doug and the Sinners 1997
07 The Colours 1968 album
08 Legionnaires Disease Compilation CD 2008
09 Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010
10 Winterline BlueGrass Band 2012
11 John Peneycad Near The Cross 1998
12 Diesel band from Blenheim 2012
13 Jessica Allossery Learn CD 2010
14 Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg
15 Predator Prey Music Release 2013
16 Manpower 2009
17 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010
18 Big House
19 Toast and Jam in 2010
20 Bradley J. Preston 1995 CD
21 Charlie Dorner Music 2011
22 Hundred Proof – New York HardCore Style 2009
23 Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby 1893
24 Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills 1963
25 Bent Str8 band 2011
26 Letterbomb band 2011
27 Diego de Oro 2011
28 The Shreve Trio 1940
29 Pitts Family (Circa 1978)
30 viper tones 2012
31 Quadrant band 1975
32 Demo Kid Volume 5 CD Free Download
33 Sound System band 2012
34 Salmonblaster 1996
35 Bob Lucier Steel Guitar 1966
36 Blues On The Rocks 2013
37 Colours 1969 Atmosphere
38 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ 1918
39 Dan Knight and the Rebelheart Band
40 The Whippoorwills 1964

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And now the most viewed band pages of all time (2009-2013) @ The Chatham Music Archive.

01 Bluetonium Band 2010
02 Demo Kid – Free CD Download 2009
03 Ian And Sylvia – Greatest Hits 1969
04 Social Code – A Year at the Movies 2004
05 Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010
06 The Colours 1968 album
07 Mike Francis Bio 2010
08 That Whaling Band 2009
09 Face 4 Radio 2009
10 Manpower 2009
11 Jessica Allossery 2010 Learn CD
12 Brooke Nicholls 2009
13 Quadrant band 1975
14 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010
15 Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills 1963
16 Bluetonium 2009
17 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ 1918
18 Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg
19 Ian And Sylvia Debut Release 1962
20 Local Boy Ron Bechard 2009
21 Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby 1893
22 John Peneycad Near The Cross 1998
23 Toast and Jam in 2010
24 Cassandra Vasik 1980
25 Superfly Bring Funk And Jazz to The Clubs 2008
26 Melody Ramblers Celebrate 40 Years Of Music
27 Nexus Band 1970
28 Ian And Sylvia – You Were On My Mind 1972
29 Sylvia Tyson in Quartette 1996
30 Full Frontal Band 2011
31 Ken Crone Trio 2008
32 Wendy Jenkins Debut Album 1983
33 Kim Mitchell with Bob Wilson 1984
34 Amy Rivard – Cashmere CD 2005
35 Suds Celtic Rock Band 2009
36 Fifth Season – Patiently Waiting CD 2001  (Now Social Code)
37 The Mad – Songs For The Ugly / Albino 1993
38 Ian And Sylvia – Nashville 1968
39 Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders 2010
40 Jamie Hillman 2009

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Robin Banks 2013

December 26, 2013

 

Robin Banks 2013

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Artist: Robin Banks
Genre: Blues, Jazz
From: Chatham Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto On Canada

Notes:
Clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B and Soul, even Reggae, she’s also known for her authentic electric Blues style. She has 4 independently released CDs to her credit and makes regular tours to Europe and the Caribbean, but recently made Toronto Canada her home. A master of tone and phrasing, ROBIN BANK$ has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. She recently performed at Massey Hall in Toronto as part of the celebrated annual Women’s Blues Revue event.

A new Robin Banks Cd is in the works as we speak.

Discography
1997 – Permanent Record
2001 – Honestly
2002 – Live After Dark
2009 – Livin’ life (Christian Dozzler & Robin Banks)

Links:
* Reverbnation.
* CDBaby.
* Facebook.
* Youtube.

If you have info on local bands, visit our contact page.
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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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Predator Prey Music Release 2013

November 25, 2013

Project: Predator/Prey
Release: ST
Year: 2013

Notes: Project involves three members from Chatham who later moved away to pursue further education.

Predator/Prey is an ambitious concept album exploring the nature of what it means to be a
living organism. Co-founders of the group, Adam and Dak both have artistic and scientific
backgrounds as well as a deep love for Canada’s wilderness. Prolific audiophiles, they
incorporate a genre-bending approach that attempts to mix styles in new and innovative
ways. The album was performed with emerging Canadian painter Scott Everingham (drums),
multi-instrumentalist Carrie Phipps (vocals, writings) and trumpet player Brian Moyer
(trumpet).

Members:
Adam Phipps
Dak De Kerckhove
Scott Everingham
Carrie Phipps
Brian Moyer

Local Chatham Notes:
Scott began playing drums in the local punk band ‘Never’.
Carrie began playing bass in the local punk band ‘Beat Junkies‘.
Adam Phipps performed in ‘Wonderbreed’.

Project Links:

.Facebook.
.Twitter.
.Myspace.
.Soundcloud.

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Eightball Chatham Venue closes

November 13, 2013

Venue: Eightball VIP Sports Cafe
Year: 2004
Location: 90 Richmond Street, Chatham Ontario
Main owner & manager: Tony Almeida
Opened: October, 1983 as Eightball Billiards & Games
Closed: 2004

About EightBall:
From the early 90’s to 2004, EightBall was the main consistent provider of live entertainment with variety.
Owner Tony Almeida was simply the nicest bar owner in Chatham and a true supporter of the community and its local bands. Tony decided to retire after 25 years in the business which began as EightBall simply being a Billiard hall. The venue has since changed its name to Twisters, and a few others before becoming Encore, which it is now known as in 2010.
Over the years, the bar hosted acts including Finger Eleven, Great White, Quiet Riot, I Mother Earth, Nazareth, Big Sugar, The Trews, 54-40, Econoline Crush, Default, Theory of a Deadman, Bif Naked, Rusty & many, many more.
EightBall began hosting local bands to play shows back in the mid 1990’s. They were often given Sundays to do their thing. Otherwise, the young kids would normally have to rent a hall (JC Hall, KBD Hall, CAW Hall, Polish Hall, & the Legions) which was a big burden and risk to take for these young kids. Tony did his best to share his good fortune and develop a good community spirit amongst all club goers, whether it be rap, dance, country, techno, metal, or foam parties.
 Like all bars, it had a few slow years caused by various reasons, but mainly, it held its ground as the top entertainment venue in Chatham for the majority of the time.

Personal Note: I have worked with Tony for many years performing in bands (Foster Child/ Janet Theory) & he sincerely was the best owner, taking care of the bands he had play at his club. He took care of his customers, staff, and hired entertainment with respect. He gave opportunities to young new acts, and in return, we did our best to try to make the shows extra special so that the venue would be packed and everybody wins.
Tony remarked “I certainly miss all the people that I used to work with and of course, The group Foster Child/Janet Theory was sincerely one of the best to work with. I really miss you guys and will never forget some of the good times that we all had!
I will always be gratefull for all the effort that you guys did to help Eightball become what it did back in the day”.

A few of the bands that performed here were:54-40, Ashes of Soma, Betrayer, Big Sugar, Cage 33, Carpedeim, Clark Nova, Closer To Closure, Crazy Babies, Crutch, Default, Driving Lester, Dropping Poppies, Ego Seed, Fat Doug & The Sinners, Filmores (the)Finding Core, Finger Eleven, First Line Third Planet, Flicker, FLOORrYDe, Foreign Film Stars, Foster ChildGilligans Eye Lid, Halfway There, Hatchet Man Phenomenon, Hollow (the)HorrowShow, Janet Theory, J Englishmen, Joy Drop, Limblifter, Mad Dash Tour, Modena 440, Nerve, Orinj, Power Trip, Quiet Riot, Random Time, Room Without A View, Rusty, Salads (the), Sedated, Scratching Post, Social Code, Source (the), Stutter, Tangled Puppet, This End Up, Toast & Jam, Tranzit, Trole, Typhoid Mary, Wide Mouth Mason, Whaling Band & Whatever.

If you have pics from Eightball,
Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Nikki Ninedoors 2013 release

November 13, 2013

Artist: Nikki Ninedoors
Release: Wither In Darkness/Thrive In Light
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham

Members:
Dave Richie – music, lyrics, recording.
* Vocals on Track 7 by Frank e. Fitz.

Notes: Nikki Ninedoors is the solo project by Chatham’s Dave Richie.
This is the third demo release from Nikki Nindoors. Dave can currently be seen performing live in the cover band ‘Face 4 Radio‘, & Acoustic MF.

Tracks:
1) Wither In Darkness (Instrumental)
2) The Guilt
3) The Hero And The Heel
4) Ghost
5) With Or Without You
6) Thrive In Light (Instrumental)
7) Believe
8) Get Up
9) Everybody Knows
10) My Successor
11) 6.23.12

Discography
Gridlock – 1999 – Two inches from the floor
A Second Less – 2001 – Demo
The Janet Theory – 2003 – Sacriluscious
Dead Girls Union – 2005 – EP
Nikki Ninedoors – 2009 – Unapologetically Pop Vol.1 (Home Demos)
Nikki Ninedoors – 2011 – Unapologetically Pop Vol.2 (Home Demos)
Nikki Ninedoors – 2013 – Wither In Darkness/Thrive In Light (Home Demos)

Links:
Home page link here.
Listen @ soundcloud. link here.

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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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Brooklyn Roebuck 2013

November 6, 2013

Artist: Brooklyn Roebuck
Ep Release: Storyteller
Year: 2013
Genre: Country/Pop
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

Tracks
1. Storyteller
2. I Don’t Need You
3. Jacked Up Pickup
4. Hold My Hand

Notes: In September 2012, Brooklyn won the cross-country search “YTV’sThe Next Star Season 5”. Auditions were held across Canada with over 4,000 hopefuls vying to become “The Next Star”. The finale was held live at Canada’s Wonderland north of Toronto, where over 3 million viewers voted and ultimately crowned Brooklyn the winner! As part of the show, she released her first single and video “The Way I See You”.

In December 2012, Brooklyn entered into her first recording agreement with Corus Entertainment/Country Music Television and distribution through Sony Music. In January 2013, she released her first single and video “LEMON & LIME”, an infectious pop track.

In March 2013, she recorded her second single, “ONE OF THESE DAYS”, at Sony/ ATV studios in Toronto with producer Rob Wells.

Links:
* Website here.
* Itunes Download/Preview link here.

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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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Studio One in Chatham 2013

September 14, 2013

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Venue: Studio One
Where: Inside the Chatham Cultural Centre.
What: available to rent for events.
Address: 75 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario.
Phone: 519-360-1998
Year: 2013

Description
The Cultural Centre houses the Chatham-Kent Museum, the Thames Art Gallery, the Kiwanis Theatre & Studio One. Studio One is a cozy room that can be rented out for a variety of events including live bands, art classes & camps, performances, poetry slams etc.

Studio One is a multi-use room in a very unique setting. With its brick walls and intimate atmosphere, Studio One is suitable for a wide range of activities including reception, meetings, performances, marketplaces, lectures, films and more. It is equipped with many amenities to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible.

Website:  Studio One weblink.

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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)

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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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The Boxcars Folk Trio 2013

August 22, 2013
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Band: The Boxcars
Year: 2013
From: Chatham-Kent
Genre: 60’s folk (covers)
Formed: Circa 2010

Members:
Brenda Kent – vocals
Glen Burk - acoustic guitar & harmonica
Noel Marentette – vocals & songwriter.

Notes: The Boxcars are Chatham-Kent’s newest Folk Trio

Website: http://www.noelmarentette.com/

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Chatham-Kent Mountaineers - 2013

August 11, 2013
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Band: Chatham-Kent Mountaineers
Year: 2013
Year Formed: 2008
From: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Irish Covers/originals
Contact: through Facebook

Members:
Alysson Storey – Fiddle, vocals and harmonica
Dan Davidson - Drums and vocals
Rob Rankin - banjo and mandolin
Bob Hiltz - acoustic guitar, vocals
Justin Mcmath – Bass

Notes: The Chatham-Kent Mountaineers’ sound focuses primarily on Celtic and Canadian East Coast influences, in addition to one of its main functions as Irish beer-drinking music. Those who enjoy bands like Great Big Sea, Spirit of the West, the Young Dubliners and the Dropkick Murphys as well as the more traditional music of the Maritimes are sure to enjoy the high energy shows the Mountaineers have become renowned for. The Mountaineers rarely end a show without most of the crowd up dancing and singing along — crowd participation is strongly encouraged. The Chatham-Kent Mountaineers have been well-received by local and regional audiences for the past year and continue to gain new audiences, including making their international debut in the United States.

* The Chatham-Kent Mountaineers recent performances include Eau Buoy (Erieau), Capitol Theatre, Ribfest (Chatham), & the Kilt and Fiddle!.

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Email your info & pics to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com
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Ralph Murphy 2012 Hall of Fame

August 5, 2013

Name: Ralph James Murphy
Year: 2012
Raised: Wallaceburg Ontario
Born: Saffron Walden, England, 1944.
Resides: Nashville
Position: performer, producer, songwriter, publisher, and most recently, Vice President, International and Domestic Membership, ASCAP.

Ralph Murphy inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Canadian songwriter/producer/author Ralph Murphy is a lifetime achiever in the Music Business. Leaving Canada for Liverpool in 1965 led to his first #1 production/writing credit, “Call My Name” by James Royal in 1966. His early successes in Europe set the stage for his return to Toronto to produce platinum albums for April Wine (You Could Have Been A Lady) and in 1971 to have his first huge Country hit by Jeannie C. Riley (Good Enough To Be Your Wife). While in Nashville in 1972 to collect his first (of many) ASCAP Country Awards he felt excited by the creative environment and moved there to start a Publishing/production company with his pal Roger Cook. His songs have been recorded and released by dozens of artists like Randy Travis, Shania Twain, Ray Price, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Kathy Mattea, Micky Gilley and so many more. Having had chart success as a writer in every decade since the sixties puts him in a rare club. His newly released Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting, “The Book” has become a best seller with professional songwriters, universities and songwriter organizations worldwide. He is also the only Canadian to have been President of the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI), President of the Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS) and a National Trustee of NARAS. He has served on the Canadian Country Music Association Board, as well as the Songwriters Guild of America regional advisory board and the Southern Regional Writers Advisory board of ASCAP. Most recently he was presented the Jo Walker-Meador International Achievement Award by the Country Music Association (CMA) for services to Country Music worldwide. He is an active member of the CCMA, CMA, NARAS, Songwriters Association of Canada, SGA and ASCAP. – Caanadian Country Music Association.

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South Paw 2012 Shine On

August 4, 2013

Artist: South Paw
Release: Shine On
Released: 2012 (Nov 23)
Genre: Dance
Home: Chatham
CD download on itunes:  here.

Notes: Released his first CD (S/T) in 2008. This current release is a compilation of recordings from the past few years.

Tracks:
01. Dance Out Loud
02. Smile @ U
03. Write My Way
04. Lean On Me
05. Canadian Way
06. Shine On
07. One of a Kind
08. Whole World Needs Love
09.More Than a Girlfriend
10.Keep Your Eyes On the Sparrow

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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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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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Michelle Wright 2013 CD Strong

August 3, 2013

Artst: Michelle Wright
Release: Strong
Year: 2013
Genre: Country
Website: http://www.michelle-wright.com
Born: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Nashville

Recent Notes 2013:
* After seven years the wait is over and Michelle has rewarded her fans’ patience with STRONG, a superlative eleven-song collection of modern, relevant country music. Produced mostly by Jason Barry (arguably Canada’s finest young country producer), STRONG’s eleven songs are topical, inspirational and adventurous. Ten of the songs were co-written by Michelle – a first – marking her coming of age as a world-class songwriter.
* Michelle perform as part of 2013 CMA Country Music Week!
* (Nashville, June 25, 2013) Effective today, CMT Canada has added Michelle’s video of her current single at Canadian country radio, Strong, to its play list.
* Global TV’s “Morning Show” airs live national TV interview with Michelle!
* Michelle nominated for two CMAO Awards!
* “Songs From the Halls” Tour Highlight: Michelle Wright awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal!
* Michelle headlines CTS Christmas Television Special, Christmas in the Square, this Friday, December 21!

Tracks:
1. Strong
2. Crazy Stupid Love
3. One Of These Days
4. What’s Better Than This
5. Laugh A Little
6. She’s A Keeper
7. Another Good Day
8. Together Forever
9. Walkin’ On A Heart That’s Breakin’
10. Back To You
11. I’ll Cry Too

Highlights
* Michelle had 25 top ten hits in Canada. Seven went to #1
* Five Gold records
* Two multi-platinum records
* World wide record sales nearing two million units & one million in Canada
* Toured North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, & Australia

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Michael Schatte 2012 CD Release

August 3, 2013
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Band: Michael Schatte
CD Release: Four Songs, One Apocalypse
Release year: 2012
From: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Toronto area

Notes:
* This is a five song independent release.
* In addition to the guitar, Schatte plays mandolin, violin, and a host of other instruments on his albums)
* Michael’s instrumental portion of his song ‘This Time Last Year’ (f2009 release) was chosen for a GE corporate video compaign concerning the company’s use of Facebook. Video here..
* Michael performed on June 1st, 2013 at Chatham’s lovely Capitol Theatre as part of Bluesfest 2013 (a guitar festival featuring Schatte, Tom Lockwood, Jack de Keyzer and others).
* Michael Schatte instructed a 4-part, 10-hour songwriting workshop presented by the Thames Institute of the Arts in Chatham-Kent in early 2012. The workshop was part of the Literary Arts Festival hosted by St. Clair College in Chatham-Kent.
* Fresh off a highly successful 2009/2010 season of The Educational Concert Series, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter Michael Schatte will be performing regularly at schools across South Western Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area during the 2010/2011 school year. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles (blues, celtic, rock, medieval, folk etc.) demonstrated on several different instruments, and interspersed with informative commentary regarding the instruments, their history, and the way in which Michael uses them.
Being a professional musician as well as having recently completed his Masters degree in history, Michael is in a unique position to share his enthusiasm and first-rate skill in a manner both educational and highly entertaining.

Discography

2012 - Michael Schatte – Four Songs, One Apocalypse
2009 – Michael Schatte – Crow Filled Sky
2006 – Michael Schatte – Hard Ticket
1999 – Midnight Mojo

Website: http://www.michaelschatte.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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Brooke Nicholls 2013 CD

August 1, 2013

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Artist: Brooke Nicholls
Release: By Your Side
Released: May 2013
Genre: Pop
From: Chatham Kent, Ontario Canada

Tracks:
1. Breaking Down
2. Chasing After Something You Can’t Catch
3. I Lied
4. Lately
5. By Your Side (feat. Eric Brandon)

2013 Summer live shows
JUNE 16th- JULY 3rd @ Alpha Omega Church - Jakarta/Surabaya, Indonesia
JULY 6th-10th @ Mercy Ministries/Relate Church - Surrey, British Columbia
July 12th @ Falconetti’s – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 27th @ Tim Bosma’s Benefit- Ancaster, Ontario
AUGUST 6th-17th @ Nashville, Tennessee
AUGUST 23rd @ Rib Fest- Wallaceburg, Ontario

Links: 
Download/Preview the CD on Itunes here.
Home website here.
Visit Her You Tube page here.

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Aaron Allen 2011 CD

July 31, 2013

 

Band: Aaron Allen
Release: IV
Year: 2011
Home: Chatham Kent
Resides: London, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://aaronallenmusic.com

Tracks:
1. The Fall
2. Take Me Home
3. Hey
4. Don’t Look Back
5. The Darkside
6. Changing My Direction

Notes: In July of 2011, Aaron Allen quietly released 100 copies of a solo album entitled “IV”. This album features 5 solo songs and one song featuring the Small City Saints. He wanted this album to have a more striped down effort, full of heart and not production. This cd is available by request only at this time.

Discography
Aaron Allen – IV – 2011
Aaron Allen – A Place Called Hell - 2009
Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints - 2007
Aaron Allen – Self Titled – 2006

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Letter about the Chatham Music Archive

July 30, 2013

A little cheers to our community as a whole.

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Jerseys Sports Bar Chatham

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

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

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

* Before becoming Jerseys, it was was named Chappies.

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

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Lonesome Lefty 2009

July 30, 2013

 

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Artist: Lonesome Lefty
Year: 2009
Genre: Old time Country covers & originals.
Born: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Instruments: Acoustic guitar, fiddle.
Contact: lonesomelefty@yahoo.ca

Current bands:
Lonesome Lefty & the Crying Shames. The Band is a revolving door of great local musicians based upon availability.
Duo – Two Dollar Bill.

Notes
* A documentry entitled ‘The Ghost of Lonesome Lefty’ was made by Tim Swaddling.
* Mainly performs in the Windsor area with regular shows at The Bridge Tavern and Sky Lounge.
* Main instruments are acoustic guitar & fiddle.

Preview the movie teaser here.
Listen to an interview here.
View his blog here.

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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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Bob Jacks Big Band

May 30, 2013
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Band: Bob Jacks Orchestra
Year: 1949
Genre: Big Band
Home: Chatham
Based: Wallaceburg
Photo: Bob Jacks Orchestra at Primrose Gardens in Wallaceburg, 1949

Notes: Bob Jacks, piano; Margaret Lashmore and Helen Chaika, vocals; John ‘Corky’ DuChene, John Hutchinson, Bert Trampleasure, Dave Forsyth, John Dugit, saxes; ‘Curly’ King, drums; Murray Carr, Gord Hazzard, Lyle, Stratton, trumpets; Bob Mann, trombone.

Jacks’ first orchestra was formed in 1935 while he was still a student at Chatham Collegiate Institute. The seven-piece band included three saxophones, one trumpet, a string bass, a guitar and Jacks himself on piano. Lake Erie locations such as the Erie Beach Dance Pavilion and Rondeau Park as well as dances in Chatham were some of the first entries in Jacks’ engagement book. By the summer of 1937 the orchestra had landed weekend contract at Erie Beach. But, the following year, Jacks’ Chatham-based music interest and his employment based in Wallaceburg led to the breakup of the band. A group of avid young Wallaceburg musicians, eagerly trying to create a dance band, invited Jacks to join in with them. Jacks took over the piano work and soon fronted the band. From then on, the Bob Jacks Orchestra became a Wallaceburg fixture. Beginning in 1941, the band played at Primrose Gardens and remained there, steadily, for more than a decade.
An accomplished pianist, Jacks gained a reputation as the orchestra leader with the ‘big band sound’. Word soon spread and crowds of dancers came from the surrounding communities and rural areas of Kent County. Eventually Jacks was playing for the Primrose crowd three nights a week. Over the course of nearly two decades more than 50 musicians and 12 vocalists had been associated with the band.
During my term with Bob Jacks Orchestra members included (saxes) John ‘Corky’ DuChene, John Hutchinson, Bert Trampleasure, Dave Forsyth and John Dugit; (trumpets) Murray Carr, Gord Hazzard and Lyle Stratton; (trombone) Bob Mann; (drums) Curly King; (vocalists) Margaret Lashmore and Helen Chaika —and, of course, Bob Jacks on piano. Chuck Ross and Doug Wickens occasionally played the string bass in turn. Pete Mitchell sat in on many dances for drummer Curly King, and Tommy Platt played tenor sax in the band when he was in town.

In addition to the regular dance schedule at Primrose Gardens, Bob Jacks occasionally booked the band for out-of-town engagements — sometimes renting a bus for the trip. One very special ‘road trip’ took the band to a recording studio in Chatham where the Bob Jacks Trio, consisting of Marg and Dorothy Lashmore and Helen Chaika recorded two numbers — Bless You and Sentimental Journey. Another Chatham appearance was at the well-known radio station, CFCO where the orchestra participated in a special wartime music program. Some of the band’s out-of-town engagements included various Kent County High School and collegiate formal dances, Blenheim and Ridgetown High Schools, the Rondeau Park Dance Pavilion and Erie Beach. Although the majority of Jacks’ road trips were within Kent County, they provided the Bob Jacks Orchestra important exposure in building its reputation as the ‘local orchestra with the Big Band sound’.

In 1953 when the crowds at Primrose Gardens in Wallaceburg thinned to the point of slim returns (for Bob Jacks Orchestra and the dance hall proprietor) dance nights were cut back to two a week, then one a week. Along with so many other Swing Era dance floors, Primrose Gardens went down fighting and finally the music went silent and the dance hall went dark. The Swing Era was over.

In 1969, a reunion brought many of the Bob Jacks alumni back to Primrose Gardens. A dance was organized and when the curtain opened on the stage the orchestra came out swinging with One O’Clock Jump — and ‘the crowd went wild’! For the rest of the evening Primrose Gardens took a sentimental journey back in time. During intermission Jacks remained at the piano — as he usually did during his years at Primrose — and continued to play many of the old favorites. The air in the dancehall was heavy with nostalgia as admirers gathered around the bandstand to watch and listen to Bob Jacks and his veteran musicians do what they loved so dearly and performed so masterfully.
The 1969 reunion provided a brief comeback for the Bob Jacks Orchestra, Primrose Gardens, the dancers and admirers — but, when the final set for the evening was announced, everyone knew, with heavy heart, that the last dance number would be Good Night Sweetheart.

Acknowledgments
Research and background information: Bob Quick (The Pastels), Alan Mann (Mann Historical Records), Bill Crozier, Time Life Records, Kingsville Gosfield Heritage Society

Source: http://www.wildwoodwv.com/john_hutchinson/audio.html
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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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Top 40 list of 2012 Chatham Music Band Pages

December 23, 2012

Here is the annual most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2012.
Note: People can still view pages by year or month etc, without having to click on separate pages to view, so those stats can’t be calculated.

01 Ian And Sylvia – Greatest Hits (1969)
02 Bluetonium Band 2010
03 Jessica Allossery 2010 Learn CD
04 Social Code – A Year at the Movies (2004)
05 Diesel band from Blenheim 2012
06 Ian And Sylvia Debut Release (1962)
07 Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010
08 Demo Kid Home Demos Volume 5 CD Free Download
09 The Colours 1968 album
10 Mike Francis Bio 2010
11 Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg
12 Face 4 Radio (2009)
13 Charlie Dorner Music 2011
14 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010
15 Full Frontal Band 2011
16 Danielle Robert Music 2011
17 Toast and Jam in 2010
18 That Whaling Band (2009)
19 Chatham Police Boys 1958
20 Brooklyn Roebuck 2012
21 Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby (1893)
22 Manpower (2009)
23 Big House
24 Brooke Nicholls – 2009
25 Sylvia Tyson in Quartette (1996)
26 Winterline BlueGrass Band 2012
27 Ian And Sylvia – You Were On My Mind (1972)
28 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ (1918)
29 Sal Piamonte 2011 CD
30 Nexus Band 1970
31 Colours 1969 Atmosphere
32 Fifth Season – Patiently Waiting CD (2001)
33 ericwelton_2011
34 The chasers band 2012
35 Suds Celtic Rock Band 2009
36 Fowler Lockwood Band 2012
37 Elyse Weinberg 1968
38 The Kent Regiment Band (1940)
39 Elyse Weinberg 2001
40 Bent Str8 band 2011

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Hit Bush Productions

October 28, 2012

Ted Bushey

Artist: Ted Bushey
Year: 2008
Main approach: Song Writer, guitarist, collabs.
Home: Chatham Ontario

Ted Bushey is a 25 year veteran of the music industry, with writing and producing credits that span the continent from Ontario to Nashville. Ted is an accomplished live performer, and currently runs his own production studio ( Hit Bush Productions ) in Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada’s Classic Car Capital. Ted now produces and peforms much of the background music for Old Autos Television, and soon other Maverick Multimedia Inc. Productions.

Links:
http://www.reverbnation.com/tedbushey
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ted-Bushey-and-HitBush-Productions/163514303678855?v=info

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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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William Street Cafe Chatham

October 7, 2012

Venue: William Street Cafe
Year: 2012
City: Chatham Ontario
Location: 28 William Street South (Down Town)
Phone: 519.360.1932

Notes: The William Street Cafe is a proudly independent, 100% homegrown coffee house/eatery – owned and managed by local entrepreneur, Susan Jeffrey.

The cafe sometimes hosts live bands, art shows, poetry slams, acoustic performers & other special events. It has been around for roughly 13 years.

Some of the events held over the years include: Dan Stronks Band, Sarah Hiltz, Linz Ross, Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints, Self Cynic, Leia Weaver, Bill Culp, & Sean Hogan.

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Two from Tuesday

September 27, 2012

Duo: Two from Tuesday
Home: Chatham
Year: 2012
Genre: Acoustic/Vocal Cover Duo.

Members:
Jordan Ginty
Jenni Millson

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/TwoFromTuesday

Notes: They can be seen performing at such venues as The Sand Bar in Erieau , The Elephant’s Nest & Frendz in Chatham, & the Honest Lawyer in Windsor. Jordan also performs in the metal band ‘Go Man Go’.

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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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Merril Hotel Chatham

September 23, 2012

Venue: Merrill Hotel
Location: Chatham Ontario.
Address: 2-4 King Street West.
Circa: 1989
Built: 1890′s.
Picture: Circa 1960′s

Musical History: During the 1980′s & 1990′s, the venue was on the decline. Becoming known as a seedy venue where bands & strippers would perform along side seedy activity. The building itself would undergo huge renovations making it a beautiful place by the 2000′s. It became a popular rock & blues bar “The Blind Dog” & The “Metro“. Eventually it would become a high class Motel known as the Retro Suites. Today (2012), It stands as a world class Motel that is unique with its many themed rooms.

Description: known historically as the Merrill Hotel, is located on the southwest corner of King Street and William Street in the City of Chatham, Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The property consists of a three-storey salmon-brick commercial building that has served as a hotel since its construction in the 1890s. The Merrill Hotel was opened on the site in the 1890s by Francis Towne Merrill. It was one of the first brick buildings to be constructed on the King and William block. The business was so successful that in 1903 it expanded, adding a “hallway and staircase” on the pie-shaped lot on the corner next to it (what is now 20-26 William Street South). For over a century the Merrill Hotel has provided hospitality to the Chatham community and its visitors, a tradition that continues as the structure now serves as the entrance to a boutique hotel, the Retro Suites.

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Email us:
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Things to do in Chatham Ontario Canada

September 18, 2012

  If you’re a go getter, you will find there is a million things to do in this little wee town of ours. So here it is, The most complete list ever made so far. The purpose is to help friends find things to do that they may not even be aware of.

Things to do in Chatham -Kent

Random Things to do:
* Go see a movie in the brand new state of the art theatre. Galaxy Cinema.
* Catch a Chatham Maroons Game Live (Jr. B Hockey) Website.
* Dresden Raceway. 100 slot machines, horse-racing etc.
* Take someone to go play bingo.
* Visit Spanky’s Adult Entertainment. 182 King St W.

Summer Events.
WAMBO (Wallaceburg Antique Motor & Boat Outing)
Rib Fest (annual summer event with entertainment for everyone).
* Retro Fest (Our community is known as the Classic Car Capital.
* Blenheim Cherry Fest – Live entertainment, rides, performers etc.
* The Caribbean-Canadian festival.
* Thamesville Threshing Festival.
* Pain Court Annual Truck & Tractor Pull.
* Tilbury Puddle Jump Event. Mud Bog, live entertainment. (Usually in August).
* Mitchell’s Bay Singing Contest. On site camping.
Kinsmen Fair. June 6-9 2013.
Culture Factory. Live bands, poetry, theatre etc.
* Get invloved with the “amazing race“.

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For kids & Sometimes Adults.
Skate Board Park (Opened in 2007).
* Kingston Park & splash pad. (new) Toboggan on the huge hill in winter.
Greenview Averies. All Day fun.
Early Years Drop In Centre. Complete play area & programs. Gym with tons of stuff for kids.
* Join gymnastics classes & competitive teams. Link.
* Horse Back Riding, all ages, camps, competitive, lessons etc. @ TJ Stables.
* New Pottery Painting Studio Crock a Doodle.
* Swimming in over 10 public pools available to you. Click for list.
* Take your children Ice skating. Over 8 Arena’s to choose from.
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. Petting farm, mini golf, kids rides, bumper cars.
* Sign your child up for dance lessons with: All That JazzDebbie McGonigle School of Dance,  Cornell School Of Irish DanceErin’s Dance Club, or Pure Academy.
CK Youth Festival: Held annually @ Tecumseh Park.
* Library: Bring your kids to read & play & see special events.  Events schedule.
* Kids Fishing Derby – Ages 2-17.
* Also,  see music lessons listed further down. Put your kids in music.
CK Hallowe’en Fest! (Fun for Kids) Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Spooktacular: Haunted hay ride, corn maze, kids zip line, petting barn etc.
* Popular Corn Maze: cow train, mini maze etc.  Aug 31- Oct 28th.

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Youth Clubs:
Scouts CanadaCadetsGirl Guides Of Canada.

Summer Camps:
Kenesserie Camp: Christian campSt. Vincent de Paul Camp,  St. Clair College – Camps for Kids, Horse Camp @ TJ Stables,  Theme camps at the Wish Centre & YMCA & Cultural Centre, Pottery Creative Camps @ Crock A Doodle,

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Music Lessons (Guitar, voice, piano, drums, etc).
* Frank’s Music Centre: 519-352-7370
* Musical Strings ‘N’ Things Ltd: (519) 354-0111
* Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe: (519) 351-4885
* The Chatham Concert Band Junior Program (Free)
If you can’t find a teacher for your instrument of choice, ask the people at the above stores & they will pass you on to private instructors.

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Outdoors.
Rondeau Provincial Park: 262 Camp sites, beaches, swimming, six hiking trails, bird watching, canoeing, fishing.
* July & August: Parks Blueberries. 20 minutes from Chatham, a good time picking the best berries with your kids & visit the shop & great food.
* Visit CM Wilson’s Conservation Area & Safety Village.
* Visit Wheatley Provincial Park.
Mitchell’s Bay: Swimming, beach, splash pad, camping, cabins etc.
* Erieau Beach: Park & playground, sand volleyball, BBQ grills. Swimming, rent boats & equipment for water sports.
* Indian Creek walking path. (Mud Creek) Popular jogging path with ducks, geese, cranes & creek life.
* Take a walk through Paxton’s Bush. At 18 acres, it’s the largest standing woodlot in Chatham.
Smith & Wilson Estate Wines. A beautiful Winery, that hosts outdoor concerts often. Live Blues, jazz & motown.
* Outdoor touring? Click the list of many places.
* John Waddell Off Leash Dog Park (New).
* Ghost Walks (annual).
* Spend your day at the park. Over 130 parks in Chathamm-Kent. here is the list.

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Sports.
* Brand New YMCA Building. Gym, pool, youth programs, group fitness, lessons, play zone, sports etc.
* Golfing:  Nine courses located across the municipality. List.
* Fishing: We got the best lakes in the world. Lake Erie & Lake St. Clair. Info.
* Hunting: Check it out.
* Kenpo Karate: Kung Fu fighting. Lessons offered from various groups. here & here.
* Ice skating: There are 10 arenas in Chatham. Click here for 2012-2012 skating schedule.
*  Get buddies together to play ice hockey or ball hockey, you can rent the arena. Call 519.360.1998.
* Brand new skating rink in front of the downtown mall.
Leagues: Click here to join a team or league like baseball, Hockey, Figure Skating, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis or Curling.
* Water Sports: Kite Surfing, Wakeboarding & Scuba Diving all available. View list.
* Racing: South Buxton Raceway – If you enjoy live car racing.
Wolfe Creek BMX: A non-profit BMX race track.
* Rugby League: Founded in 2001, Chatham has a rugby team in the Southwest Rugby Union.
Gun Club: Facilities for rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery.
Hunters Club: Est, 1964. Trap & skeet  fields, indoor &  outdoor pistol, outdoor centerfire rifle, blackpowder rifle and archery.
Dover Rod and Gun Club.
* Bowling: Links to all.
* Curling: Links to all clubs.
* Fitness Clubs: Join one of the many listed here.

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Seniors.
Sports and Hobbie Clubs: links to Antique, Classic Car, Canoe, Cycling, Racquet Squash, Badminton, Astronauts, Camera, Tennis, Conservation, Archer, Horseshoe, Dance, Fishing, Swim, Snowmobile Clubs.
* Seniors’ Programs and Resources.
* Horticultural Societ: Many to choose from.
* Lawn Bowling: Many places to join.
* Become a member of one of the many Legions in Chatham-Kent.
* Get involved with a service club. Too many to choose from.
Active Lifestyle Centre: 50+. Mon-Fri. Participate in activities to enhance  lifestyle and needs.
* Visit any of the Senior centres that offer to you.

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Theatre, Art & Culture.
The Capitol Theatre – One of the most beautiful Theatres in Canada. Catch great live shows.
Cultural Centre. Tons of shows, camps for kids, plays, comedy, programs, concerts.
* Catch a movie at The Drive In. (Tilbury). Website.
Art Space.
* Boomtown Players.
Chatham-Kent Film Group.
Ridge Players Inc.
Take a Bow Productions.
Theatre Kent.
* Wallaceburg Little Theatre.
Ursuline Theatre.
* Kiwanis Theatre.
Pure Dance Academy.
*  Thames Art Gallery.
* Rhythm of the Night Dance Studio.
* Chatham-Kent Museums (many).
* Dinner & dance events at the Filipino Club.
* Performances by the Portuguese dance ensemble
* Chinese New Year Celebrations.
* Visit the Black Historical Society ,The Heritage Room.
* Get connected with our Cultural Communities & clubs. List of them.
Pride-CK (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual etc.) hosts several events.
* Oktoberfest! (Rotary Club) First ever @ the new Bradley Convention Centre Oct 6th 2012.

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Other Bars & Venues with live music.
Encore – Live bands every weekend. Special Events.
Big Shots – Live music often.
Elephant’s Nest – Every weekend. Tuesdays Open Mic Night.
Jazzbah – bands most weekends. Karaoke Nights Thurdays.
* St. Philippes Music Hall in Grande Pointe. Country Jamborees – last Sunday of every month.
* Central Tavern in Pain Court. Live bands every weekend.
* William Street Cafe – odd live show, poetry slams etc.
Frendz Tapas & Martini Lounge – sometimes live music. (Beside the Capitol Theatre).
River Rock – Ocassionally hosts live music.
Rossini’s Restaurant – Classical guitar etc. sometimes.
Royal Tavern – live music time to time.
* Churrascaria Steak House – 525 Grand Ave E, Chatham. The odd acoustic performance.
* Coffee Culture (Down town) – Acoustic patio performances during the summer.
* Band Shell – Tecumseh Park: Chatham Concert Band: Live every Wednesday, all summer, outdoors.

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If that is not enough, you have a zillion choices of things to do that are within an one hour drive time. Here is a small sample of idea’s for you.
* Detroit U.S.A. – Major concerts, Zoo, major league sports teams, shopping etc.
* (Dresden) Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
* (London) Children’s Museum.
* (London) Story Book Gardens.
* (London) Ski @ Boler Mountain.
* (London) Western Fair. Events, rides, concerts etc.
* (London) John Labatt Centre. Major concerts, sports etc.
* (Sarnia) Blue Water Fun Park: Water slides etc.
* (Windsor) Casino.
* (Windsor) WFCU Centre. Major concerts, sports, theatre etc.
* (Windsor) Devonshire Mall. Shopping.

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Dining.
Overview of many spots. Link here.
Famous Sunday Brunch @ Club Lentina’s.  Open Every Sunday 10 am until 2 pm.

Events listings:
Chatham Music Archive (musical performances)
* CK Tickets.
Chatham-Kent Events Calendar.
* Chatham Events (Canada’s Rock Station)
Music Event listings (by Strings & Things)
Chatham Concert Band.
Arts & Culture.
Smith & Wilson Estate Wines.
Encore Bar (Chatham)
Mary Webb Centre.
Leamington Events.

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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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