Posts Tagged ‘Guitar’

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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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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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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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Tom Lockwood CD 2011

April 14, 2011

Artist: Tom Lockwood
CD Release: Common Ground (Tom Lockwood with Jaimee Paul)
Year: 2011
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

  This is a 13 track CD featuring a couple of original compositions from guitarist Tom Lockwood, his first electric guitar release.

Notes:  Tom performed in many bands through the early 1970′s before moving to Chatham (from Detroit) in 1977.
Through the 1980′s, Tom’s focus was on composing music on Classical and steel string guitar. During the nineties, Tom released 2 CD’s. 2011 marks 34 years of private guitar teaching for Mr. Lockwood. He can also be seen performing solo or with his band at Blues festivals, corporate events, or special entertainment for various functions.

Band:
Vocals – Jaimee Paul
Guitar – Tom Lockwood
Trumpet – Leif Shires
Bass – Bob Hiltz & Bob Wilson
Keyboards – Mark Tremblay
Drums – Mark Wolfe

Photography & graphic design by Aaron Summerfield
http://www.remedyfordesign.com/

You can purchase this CD at
Frank’s Music Centre, Strings n’ Things, Tony’s One Stop, The Book Brothers, Aug’s Video(Blenheim), Smith & Wilson (Cedar Springs)

Watch the CD video preview below:

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Tom Lockwood Discography
Passion Flower – 1989
Streamline – 1991
Ascension – 1996
Hands On – 2003
Point Of View – 2007
Common Ground (with Jaimee Paul) – 2011

Website: http://www.tomlockwoodguitar.ca/

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Diego de Oro 2011

February 19, 2011

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Guitarist: Diego de Oro
Home: Chatham Ontario
Year: 2011
Current: Guitar Teacher at Franks Music Centre.
Genre: Rock, Blues, Flamenco & Classical guitar
Credits: Bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance. 25 years experience.
Real name: Darryl Orr

Darryl has made a living playing guitar for over 20 years. This has taken him around the world except the Pacific rim countries. He also performed for the Duchess of York.

Darryl moved back to Chatham recently and is a regular in the CK Guitar Summit. He just finished a show as a feature performer for Tom Lockwood’s Saturday Night Music Series at the Cultural Centre.

On other notes, Darryl created a product for guitarists called the “GUITAREST”. It holds the guitar in position so your body maintains a healthy, ergonomic position.  It is a must for every steel-string and nylon player. You can order this and his DVD at his home page listed below

Homepage: http://www.deoromusic.com
You tube website: http://www.youtube.com/DiegoDeOro1

Video Below

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Colours 1969 Atmosphere

May 12, 2010

Band: Colours
Album: Atmosphere
Year: 1969
Genre: 69 PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
Label: Dot Records
Record No.: DLP-25935

Chatham-Kent Connection: Jack Dalton was raised in Erieau. Jack Dalton started playing music with his four brothers, The Dalton Brothers, when he was six years old. They performed the “banquet circuit” with their father, Walter Dalton (aka Michigan’s Irish Tenor), who also had his own radio show. “The Colours” were a West-Coast Psychedelic Pop act that came together in 1967 at the request of songwriters, “Jack Dalton” and “Gary Montgomery”, two hard-working, former Motown Records songwriters who also penned songs for “The Turtles”, “Nino & April” and “The Moon”. Jack now resides in Detroit.

Band
Jack Dalton
– Guitar
Gary Montgomery – Vocals, Piano
Rob Edwards – Lead Guitar
Carl Radle – Bass
Chuck Blackwell - Drums

ALBUM TRACKS 
All songsby Jack Dalton & Gary Montgomery
1. Angie
2. God Please Take My Life
3. When Will You Be Coming Home ?
4. I Tried To Make You Love Me Last Night
5. Grey Day
6. Smilin’ In Tronto
7. Hyannis Port Soul (Lost You To The Wind)
8. Run Away From Here
9. It’s Time To Tell You
10. Announcement
11. I’ll Be Your Friend
12. You’re High

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Dan Dalton 1965

May 10, 2010

Group:  The Back Porch Majority
Release: Meet the Back Porch Majority
Year: 1965
Format: LP
Genre: Folk
Record Label: Epic

Chatham-Kent Connection: Dan Dalton is from Erieau. He performed with his brothers in a group before this band. He later became a record producer and eventually ran his own production company (Dan Dalton Productions) His first crack at writing, pitching and performing in a commercial (It was for Mazda) won him a top industry award. S.Beaulieu

While attending the University of Hawaii, Dan Dalton became a professional musician as a member of a trio called the Dalton Boys, with his brothers Wally and Jack. The trio was booked to open Randy Sparks’ new club, Ledbetter’s, in October of 1963, and when his brothers were drafted and the act broke up, Dalton joined the Back Porch Majority, playing banjo and 12-string guitar. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1 Friends, 2 Silver Dollar, 3 Billy, Don’t Play the Banjo, 4 Long Time Ago, 5 Julianne, 6 Ladies Auxiliary Barn Dance Saturday Night, 7 Cotton Bale Levee, 8 Lewis and Clark County Fair, 9 The Far Side of the Hill, 10 Whistle, Maggie, 11 Hand-Me-Down Things, 12 Ol’ Dan Tucker

Performers:
Dan Dalton, Kin Vassy, Karen Brian, Michael Crowley, Lois Fletcher, Ellen Whalen, Michael Clough

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Linz Ross

April 21, 2010

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

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

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

Visit her website online here.

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Hero 1980 Band

April 20, 2010

Band: Hero
Home: Chatham Ontario
Year: 1980
Style: Rock Jazz Band

Members:
Bob Wilson
– Bass
Paul Delong – Drums
Steve Fowler – Guitar
(Note: Bob and Steve are from Chatham)

  The band was just recently formed (1980) when Bob and Paul realized the band Troiano was about to come to an end due to musical differences.
  The group chose the name ‘Hero’ based on Steve Fowlers old high school dance band from when he was 16. That band only lasted three months, but the spirit lived on.
  At Age 26, Bob is a seasoned musician having played locally at age 18-19 with Friends and Quadrant.
In 1978, Bob joined Troiano, and later Kim Mitchell.

Steve (25) also played in Quadrant, and then went to Toronto to join up with ‘Warner Brothers’ recording artist Garnet Ford. Halfway through 1979, he also paired up with another great local guitarist (Tom Lockwood) to become Lockwood-Fowler Band.

  The band is completely instrumental and has no intentions of hiring a front man. The skill level of the members could blow away any rock band out there today.

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Anyone with pics, please email us, or leave a comment at the bottom of the page with a return email address.

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Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders 2010

March 24, 2010

Musician: Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders
Instrument: Vocals, Guitar
Home town: Chatham
Resides: Toronto Area

Steve moved away to the Toronto area in the early 1990′s. Some may have caught him while he was playing locally in Chatham for the band Lyra (1987-89). Musically, he became a pro player and guitar teacher.

Above Pictures
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Lyra 1988
02 The Flu 1990
03 Thunder Circus 1992
04 Touring guitarist for the Killer Dwarfs 1995
05 Fear Disorder 1996
06 Steve in 1999
07 2003-2004 Sandman (Metallica tribute band)
08 2009 Live shot

Brief Bio from his page 2010:
  My real name is Steve Saunders, but pretty much everyone I know, knows me as Steve Skull. I have been a touring/gigging musician since I was 16 playing with some really great musicians along the way. Some of note include, Thunder Circus, The Flu, Killer Dwarfs, Fear Disorder, Mike Reno, Jimi Jamison, Alan Frew and Revolver. I’ve played in about 50+ different bands over the years.

  The band Fear Disorder was signed and released one album called “In A Rage”. It was released in 27 countries throughout Europe and the U.K. in 1997. That band opened for Rob Halford’s old band, Fight and also Voivod, which included former Thunder Circus bandmate, Eric Forrest.

  Most of the bands I have been in were either tribute bands or cover bands. Music is my passion. I actually had to rediscover how much it is a part of me. Now, I am ready to write again and I enjoy music all over again! Currently, I can be found playing somewhere in the GTA playing with The Intruders.

Some of the bands Steve was in.
1989 – Lyra
1990 – The Flu
1992 – Thunder Circus
1995 – Killer Dwarfs
1996 – Fear Disorder
2003,2004 – Sandman – Metallica Tribute Band
2009 – The Intruders (party band)

Visit Steve online here.

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Chris Rupert 1988 Release

February 4, 2010


Artist
: Chris Rupert
Release Title: Not That Far Away
Sub: Original music for the guitar
Release year: 1988
Format: Cassette Tape
Home: Chatham

Chris Rupert – Classical & steel string guitar

Tracks:
Side A
1. Achieving Orbit 2. Study #1, 3. Panic, 4. Tears, 5. Sometime Next Spring
Side B
6. To Be Continued, 7. Have The Animal, 8. 9/8, 9. Indian Summer Streetlamp, 10. What With Decay And All

Notes: Guitarist and composer Chris Rupert teaches all styles of guitar and composes music (primarily) for classical guitar. He began playing the guitar at age 13, but didn’t begin his focus on the classical guitar until age 17. He studied jazz harmony with Jim Howard while attending Wilfrid Laurier University and received his A.R.C.T. in classical guitar performance at age 25, when he was awarded a gold medal for achieving the highest mark in Canada.
  Chris also released a CD in 2000 entitled ‘Voice to the Soul’. Chris’s talent has made him one of the most respected and ‘referred to’ guitar teachers in Chatham-Kent, along side Tom Lockwood & Steve Fowler.

Visit Chris online here.

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Bob Lucier 1981

January 4, 2010

 

Artist: Anne Murray
Release: Christmas Wishes
Year: 1981
Label: Label: Capitol Records
Chatham Connection: Bob Lucier (from Grande Pointe, Chatham-Kent) plays steel guitar on this record and has been in Anne Murray’s band for many years.

Track Listings
1. Winter Wonderland 
2. Silver Bells 
3. Little Drummer Boy 
4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas 
5. Christmas Wishes 
6. Joy to the World 
7. Away in a Manger 
8. O Holy Night 
9. Go Tell It on the Mountain 
10. Silent Night 

Canadian country singer Anne Murray was born in Nova Scotia in 1945. She was the first Canadian solo singer to reach No.1 in the US charts for her single “Snowbird” and has album sales of over 50 million to her credit. Her 1984 album A Little Good News won the Country Music Associations Album of the Year and in 1993 she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

About Bob Lucier: Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability.  Bob was the resident steel guitar player (for roughly 20 years) on “The Tommy Hunter Show” which began airing on the CBC TV in the mid ’70′s. He was also the first steel guitarist with the famous Johnny Burke and Eastwind.  Before that, he played in Bill Anderson’s “Po’ Boys band”, “Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires”, and a few others. Bob’s steel guitar playing is on many of Ann Murrays albums recorded through the years.
Visit Bob online here.
http://www.ambrec.com/boblucier/

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Bobby Lucier 2005

December 17, 2009

Group: Bobby Lucier and Mel Aucoin
Release: 88 & 10
Circa: 2005
Genre: Country Music

Chatham-Kent Connection: Bob Lucier is originally from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe).

Notes: Bob and Mel played on the Tommy Hunter Show for many years. Their amazing musical talents have set the standard for country music throughout the years in Canada.

Chatham’s own Mike Francis (“Pepe”) plays acoustic and electric guitar. Mike has made a name for himself in the music business as a producer for major acts. His Father is Ray Francis, known for his solo records, and his days with the Whippoorwills.

Tracks
1.
Big Beaver 2. Tennessee waltz 3. So afraid of losing you again 4. Don’t know why
5. Silver wings 6. Behind closed doors 7. Song for Alice 8. King of the road
9. It Don’t hurt anymore 10. Some day soon 11. Blue eyes crying in the rain 12. Lonestar

John Hughey writes Liner Notes for this CD
Hi folks,
For those of you who don’t know Bob Lucier, don’t know what you’ve missed thru the years and for those of you who do know him know him as a great person and a very talented musician. 
I’ve known Bob for a great many years now and consider him a very good friend.
But, the main reason I am here is to tell you about Bob’s new CD. He sent me a preview copy and I am very impressed.  He is like a great wine, he gets better with age.
Bob, I think the CD is great and it’s one that everyone should have in their “play all of the time”
collection. I know it will be in mine. Good luck with your continued success.
“God Bless”…John Hughey

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Shot Jackson and Bob Lucier 1985

December 15, 2009

Band: Shot Jackson and Bob Lucier
Release: Sail Along
Circa: 1985
Genre: Country
Label: Condor Records
Home: Bob is from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe)

Members:
Shot Jackson (Dobro)
Bob Lucier (Pedal Steel)

Tracks 
1 Straight ahead  2 Cold cold heart  3 Have I told you lately that I love you  4 Kentucky waltz  5 Love is no excuse  6 Funky cannonball  7 Take these chains  8 We could  9 Green green grass of home  10 There goes my everything  11 Until the next teardrop falls  12 Daydreams about night things  13 Sail along  14 Moonlight bay  15 Slowly  16 There’ll be no teardrops tonight  17 She thinks I still care  18 Sweet dreams  19 City lights

This hard to find album features these two fine dobro / sho-bro players. Various songs feature Bob Lucier on the Dual-16 String Sho-Bud.

About Bob Lucier: Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability.  Bob was the resident Steel Player for “The Tommy Hunter Show” while it aired on the CBC television network from the mid ’70′s until its demise. He was also the first steel guitarist with the famous Johnny Burke and Eastwind.  Before that, he played in Bill Anderson’s “Po’ Boys band”, “Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires”, and a few others. Bob’s steel guitar playing appears on countless records over the years, with his session work. Of note, is Bob’s many records done with the world famous Canadian singer Ann Murray.

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Bob Lucier 1991

December 12, 2009

Northern Steel CD

Compilation CD: Northern Steel
Release: Northern Steel  1
Date: 1991
Genre: Country (Steel Guitar)

  Brilliant steel guitar player Bob Lucier, from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe),  leads off this CD produced by Bob Taillefer. The disc contains performances by some of Canada’s top steel guitarists.

Tracks:
1. Lonesome 77203 – Bob Lucier
2.
Honky Tonk Night Time Man – Dale Rivard, Andy Schick
3. Desperado – Steve Smith
4. All My Loving – Al Brisco
5. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – John Lacey
6. Raisin’ The Dickins – Rusty Walker
7. Kindly Keep It Country – Doug Johnson
8. Chasing Paul – Roy Thomson
9. I’d Rather Have You Fat And Happy – Al Bragg
10. Cry – Burke Carroll
11. One Smokey Rose – Bob Taillefer
12. Moonglow – Bob Wingrove
13. Silver Haired Daddy of Mine – Mike Holder
14. PC Blues – Paul Cockburn, Doug Johnson, Steve Smith
15. Hot Burrito #1 – Neil Flanz
16. Freddie the Freeloader – Bob Taillefer
17. Ghostbusters – Ed Ringwald (PeeWee Charles)
18. Canadian Farewell – Roy Thomson

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Shot Jackson and Bob Lucier 1974

December 12, 2009

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Artists: Shot Jackson and Bob Lucier
Release:  Straight Ahead (Instrumental Sho-Bro and Steel Guitar)
Circa: 1974
Genre: Country Instrumental Music

Home: Bob Lucier is from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe).

Members:
Bob Lucier – Steel Guitar
Shot Jackson – Dobro

Tracks:
1. THE FUNKY WABASH CANNONBALL
2. TAKE THESE CHAINS
3. THE TENNESSEE WALTZ
4. WE COULD
5. GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME
6. STRAIGHT AHEAD
7. COLD COLD HEART
8. SHE THINKS I STILL CARE
9. KENTUCKY WALTZ
10. LOVE IS NO EXCUSE

  Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability. 
Bob was the resident Steel Player for “The Tommy Hunter Show” from the mid 70’s until its demise.  The popular show aired on CBC in Canada. 
 Bob was also the first steel guitarist with the famous Johnny Burke and Eastwind, before that, he played in Bill Anderson’s “Po’ Boys band”, Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires, among a few others. He performed and recorded on several of Country Star Anne Murray’s releases. As a session player, Bob’s steel  playing  appears on a countless number of releases by various artists over the years.

  Shot Jackson (born Harold Jackson, September 4, 1920–January 24, 1991) was a country music guitarist best known for playing Dobro and pedal steel guitar. He also designed and manufactured guitars under the name Sho-Bud. He became known as the “King of the Dobro”.

Recordings: In 1974, Bob Lucier also played steel guitar on David Essig’s  debut album entitled “Redbird Country”.

Preview the album in the video below.

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Chatham Music Archive Article 2009

November 18, 2009

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 ‘BAND’ING Together 
Posted By ELLWOOD SHREVE
Chatham Daily News Nov.14th 2009

  If you have a favourite local band still playing or from when you were younger, try checking out the website www.chathamusicarchive.com created by Shawn Beaulieu.
   In a short period of time, the 35-year-old Chatham resident has compiled an impressive amount of information on local bands and musicians, including photos and small biographies, which are listed by both name and year released.
   Beaulieu began the project about four or five years ago as a blog, but since being laid off six months ago, he has been able to devote several hours a day to the website.
“All of a sudden it turned into more than a hobby and all of a sudden it got bigger and bigger,” Beaulieu said.
  He has been a part of the local music scene as a member of the band Foster Child, which became the Janet Theory.
  Beaulieu credits the help he has received from Jeff Mifflin, who works at Strings N’ Things and is the guitarist with The O’Hara Brothers band. He said Mifflin was able to access photos of several local bands that have been displayed at the local music store over the years. He also noted the members of the 1980s group Manpower, which have teamed up again this year, “got me into a lot of this.” Beaulieu said the website is getting the attention of several local musicians, past and present, noting people have been coming to him with information. Beaulieu is impressed with the wealth of musical talent and the wide range of genres that has come out of the Chatham-Kent area, and wanted a way to show that to the world.
  He has done extensive research at the Chatham Public Library, gathering information dating back to 1889 with the formation of the Chatham City Band. There is plenty of interesting information on well-known older bands, including the Melody Ramblers, which once boasted current country music star Michelle Wright as its lead singer. When Wright left to pursue a solo career, she was replaced by Wendy Jenkins, who also enjoyed success with the popular band. Then there is The Missing Links, including members John, Fred and Eddy Larson and Bill McGrath, whose 1966 album “It’s Link Up Time,” was produced by Paul Shaffer, best known today for his long stint with the David Letterman Show.
 
   The site is also filling up with information on several local bands from today’s era. Beaulieu said the website can also serve as a resource for bands that are looking for musicians with certain skills or local clubs that want to hire local bands to play. “I only knew about 10 per cent of the bands when I started doing this,” Beaulieu said. “There’s a big scene going on, but nobody knows each other.”

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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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The Laws – Ride it Out CD (2007)

July 24, 2009

Artists: The Laws
Releases:  Ride It Out
Year: 2007
Connection: John Law was born in Chatham Ontario.

John Law – vocals, guitar, mandolin
Michele Law – vocals, bass

Note: Recorded in Nashville with producer Regie Hamm.  The Laws trademark “tight-as-a-glove” harmony singing is highlighted throughout the 11 songs.

…..Cut to 2007, and John and Michele are not only husband and wife but are also partners in music, performing as The Laws and getting ready to make a strong move for greater recognition in the Americana ranks in this country behind a typically ambitious touring schedule (200-plus nights a year on the road) and a stirring new album for their own label, JML Music, titled Ride It Out. The duo’s fifth long player, Ride It Out is noticeably lacking any false notes in its compelling original songs, empathetic musicianship and emotionally charged vocal performances.

   Recorded in Nashville with producer/writer Regie Hamm, and co-written with some of Music City’s top tunesmiths, Ride It Out showcases all the Laws’ strengths. Stylistically its songs range far and wide within a roots framework. Smooth country folk powers the album opening “Am I Still the One”; “Put Some Love Into It” is a jazz -tinged frolic keyed by Michele’s saucy vocal; the guitar-mandolin instrumental “Texacadia” is a Nickel Creek-style display of assured, hot pickin’; the classic country-tinged “Too Lonesome to Cry” features lyrics as simple, direct and devastating as the Steve Earle of “Valentine’s Day” and “Hometown Blues”; and, to close things out, “Getting Over You” is a bopping little folk-flavored ditty that evinces an ironic, Steve Goodman-like sense of the absurd in its account of someone doing everything but getting over a lost love. Vocally, Michele ranges from a soothing, plaintive, Emmylou Harris-like harmony (“Am I Still the One”) to assertive, Martina McBride-style belting (“Getting Over You”), whereas John’s rich, nasally tenor bears some semblance to that of the estimable Texas craftsman and New Traditionalist pioneer Radney Foster. And despite the presence of a few other players on the album, Ride It Out has the intimate feel of a Laws stage show, where the only sounds come from the duo’s voices and instruments.

   John and Michele, who have become accustomed to living in their van (in fact, their personal possessions are in storage in Canada; they are, in essence, homeless), have made a commitment of sorts by putting down roots in Nashville, where they have rented an apartment and have signed a publishing deal with SWITR, Inc.

Not least of the Laws’ selling points is their acumen in the kitchen. They published a cookbook and have appeared on numerous cooking shows through the years, generating almost as much press for their culinary skills as for their music. They also offer shows that are part cooking workshop, part musical performance. This sprang from their determination to eat healthy while touring constantly.
Cooking or music? Music or cooking? At one point that might have been a tossup. Now, however, with the assured, resonant performances on exhibit on Ride It Out, it appears the Laws are really ready to start cooking. But not in the kitchen

Video mix from TV and live footage.

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Brian Allossery – Everybody All Together (2008)

July 21, 2009

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Artist
: Brian Allossery
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Resides: Toronto
Band: Brian Allossery and “The Lazy Poets”
Release Title: Title: Everybody All Together
Year: 2008
Style: Pop: Power Pop

Tracks:
Everybody All Together, Crystal Ball, Understanding, Work of Art, Beautiful You, I Know What I Like, Movie Star , Criticize, Down With Love, She’s My Girl, Little House

Notes:   A country boy who lives for music, moves to the big city to be a part of it all. Listen to the CD “Everybody All Together” and experience the desires and conflicts, denials and fulfillments, as he pursues the dreams that inspired his generation and countless others: freedom, love, adventure and security.

   Canadian (rock, pop, jazz) musician Brian Allossery blends genres, as he collaborates with a collective of talented Canadian musicians known as “The Lazy Poets”, including Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo), Ray Coburn (Honeymoon Suite, Alannah Miles), Peter Nunn (Gowan) and Creighton Doane (Melanie Doane.)

   “Crystal Ball” is the new single from the CD “Everybody All Together”, which has received coast-to-coast Canadian airplay on CBC radio and commercial stations. It’s currently being played on radio around the world (Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, the UK, Spain and Belarus).

Watch the Audio Video CD Preview below

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Listen and/or buy the CD here: http://cdbaby.com/lazypoets
Brian online: http://www.thelazypoets.com

 Chatham Music Archive, Ontario Canada.

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Hoogie, On The Road with Shine Down (2009)

June 16, 2009

   Chatham Kent native Jeramy Donais (Hoogie) has been touring the world with different bands as part of their road crew. In 2009, he is the guitar tech for one of the worlds biggest rock bands, Shine down. Constantly on tour, he has also been called to different parts of the world to help out in his downtime. Most recent gigs include this summer with Filter. Jeremy is from Tilbury and is involved with Wett Boxx entertainment.
  Wett Boxx Entertainment, or its representatives have worked with such acts as Breaking Benjamin, Staind, Shinedown, Econoline Crush, Sum 41, Treble Charger, Simple Plan, Sam Roberts, Theory of a Deadman, Swollen Members, Not By Choice, F.N.A., Estella Fritz, JF Coley, Billy Talent, Tupelo Honey and many more great acts.

Nov update: When we last checked in with Hoogie on Nov 17th 2009, He had just arrived home for a few days off a nine week tour. He just finished working the road with ‘Lamb of God’ on their tour opening for Metallica! I am sure he has some stories to tell.  The last show was Madison Square Garden, NYC. He will be gone in a few days though, to begin a new adventure across this great planet. Tilbury for Life!!


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Eric Welton (2008)

May 19, 2009

Artist: Eric Welton
Home: Windsor (From Chatham)

   Eric grew up in Chatham around the musical circles of underground music and the comforts of Square Root Of Margaret.

Note by Andrew MacLeod :
   Producer, singer/songwriter, sound man, photographer, bartender, advertiser, collaborator, optimist, fan. Eric Welton is a man of many hats. Coming to Windsor as a Chatham export a few years ago, Eric has lent his willing and capable hands to just about every musician in this area in one form or another. He’s made posters for six packs, recorded albums for 20′s, been there to help you mix the sound live, and written and performed in entertaining fashion, West to East, while always hoping to get a few more folks together on any given night, to share some tunes and collaborative energy just to see what happens. I’ve got to say, it’s nice to see that mind frame making progress and paying dividends.

Listen to Eric here:  http://www.myspace.com/ericwelton

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That Whaling Band – Grateful (2005)

May 18, 2009

Artist: That Whaling Band
Release: Grateful
Year: 2005

Ray Whaling – Vocals & Guitar
Andy Martin – Bass
Joel Laprise – Drums

   Whaling is the best 70’s inspired guitar jam band in general. A man with a true passion for his craft and is all about the music. I got to see him perform before I was of age since my Dad joined the band on bass for a while.  They rehearsed at my house. The music is solid & the passion is real, and to top it all off, they are down to earth guys.
   Not to cut the other members short, Ray has been blessed to play with the best in the business locally. Whaling is a great band that is worth a listen.

Ashley Coulter & Sarah Hiltz – Vocals on #4
Bob Hiltz – Bass on #6
Scott Galloway – Keys
Len Temelini – Sax

Tracks
1. Blue Chile 2. Funky Tune 3. Guitar Song 4. Run For The Road 5. Rusty Rosy 6. Eyre Space 7. Give It Away 8. Saved My Life 9. Tell Her 10. Twilight Nest

Click on the video below to preview the CD

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Listen to them here : http://www.myspace.com/thatwhalingband

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Hoogie On The Road

May 3, 2009

Home: Tilbury Ontario

Here is Chatham Kent native Jeramy Donais (HooGie). He has been touring the world with different bands as part of their road crew.
   This was posted July 2007, when he was guitar tech for Breaking Benjamin. I first met him when he was working for ‘Not By Choice’ (If I remember correctly) & my ol band Janet Theory were on the bill.
    He has worked with Treble Charger, Theory of a Dead Man, Sam Roberts, and is spending allot of 2008-2009 working guitar tech for ShineDown. Got to love it.

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Guitar Summit May 22 2009

May 2, 2009

  The third-annual CK Guitar Summit comes to the Kiwanis Theatre May 22.
  Chatham guitarist Tom Lockwood leads the show, which will also feature Chris Rupert, Mike Schatte, Ray Whaling, Brian Allossery, Bob Hiltz and Mark Wolfe.
  Showtime is 8 p. m. Tickets are $25, with member discounts available. They can be purchased by visiting the box office at 75 William St. N., calling 519-354- 8338, or

visiting www.cktickets.com.

Tom Lockwood
Tom Lockwood

 

Chris Rupert

   Guitarist and composer Chris Rupert teaches all styles of guitar and composes music (primarily) for classical guitar. He began playing the guitar at age 13, but didn’t begin his focus on the classical guitar until age 17.

   He studied jazz harmony with Jim Howard while attending Wilfrid Laurier University and received his A.R.C.T. in classical guitar performance at age 25, when he was awarded a gold medal for achieving the highest mark in Canada.

Listen here : http://www.last.fm/music/Chris+Rupert

Chris Rupert
Chris Rupert

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