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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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Mike Francis Bio 2010

August 23, 2010

 

 

Musician: Mike Francis” (Pepe)
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario (Grande Pointe)
Resides:  Moved away to pursue carreer choice in the Toronto area.
Son of the late Ray Francis (Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills etc)

MIKE FRANCIS – Biography
Extraordinary Anonymous Guitarist
Mike Francis has been a professional musician since the age of 17. The first several years of his professional career was spent playing the regular club circuit before Mike discovered his ability to perform well under the pressure that is the recording studio. The past 22 years he has worked as a first call studio guitarist in the Toronto recording scene, as well as being a musician first an foremost, he is also a writer and producer.

He is mostly known for his commercial jingle or session work.

  Versatility is key to a session musician and his session credits include most of the commercial jingles heard regularly on TV and radio. Mike’s clients include some of the busiest advertising agencies and jingle writer / producers working. Some of his more identifiable performances are heard commonly on O/V, Budweiser, McDonalds, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Harvey’s commercials. He’s also the guitar player on any Miller, Molson Ex, Labatt’s, 7-Up, Coors, Blacks Cameras, GM Trucks, Esso, Ford Trucks, Pontiac, Pizza Pizza, Chrysler, Toyota, Canadian Tire, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Swiss Chalet, The Bay, Canadian Pacific or Sears commercial you may have heard.

  Also as a session player, Mike has performed on and / or written material for a number of television shows and movie soundtracks over the years. Some of the more visible projects he’s been involved with include Beverly Hills 90210, Street Legal, Due South, Beetlejuice, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and the Jim Henson Hour.

Canadian productions such as Traders, E.N.G, Legacy, Black Harbour, The City, Nothing too Good for a Cowboy, Scales of Justice, Rita & Friends, Corey Hart Special, Elvis Stoyko Special, Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show and the Juno Awards have also used Mike as the first call guitarist.

Album projects are all in a day’s work for a session veteran, and the list of recording artists and album projects Mike has been involved with is a testament to his skill and versatility as a guitarist. He has recorded with artists like Alanis Morissette, Shirley Eikhard, Liona Boyd, Dan Hill, Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Enrique Iglesias, Kim Mitchell and George Massenberg. He’s also been on albums with Harem Scarem, World On Edge, Rita McNeil, the Rankin Family, Terry Kelly, Ron Hynes, and Roger Whittaker, Cassandra Vasick, Susan Aglukark, Natalie McMaster, Michelle Wright, John McDermott, Bruce Gruthro and Tim Thorney.

In addition to playing on sessions, he has also been active as a producer in the studio. The Mavericks, Jeff Healey, Dallas Harms, Dick Damron, Terry Carisse, Carroll Baker, Matt Minglewood, Joan Kennedy, Anita Perras, The Good Brothers, Joel Feeney, Don Neilson, Robert Armes and Ken Harnden.

Mike does get out of the studio on a regular basis, and over the years his involvement with live radio and live television broadcasts has meant that he has played with some of the best and brightest stars the industry. Versatility as a player is a key to his success as a session player, so he has been called to support a diverse group of artists on stage. His live performance credits include performing with Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Chet Atkins, Buddy Emmons, Jesse Winchester, and Ronnie Hawkins. He’s also performed with Ronnie Milsap, Liza Minelli, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John, kd lang, Smokey Robinson, Paul Schaffer, David Clayton Thomas, Jeff Healey, Hiram Bullock, Chris DeBurgh, Hal Linden, Michael Burgess, Dr. Music, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Paul Brandt, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride, Dolly Parton, Roy Clarke, Jerry Reed and Charlie McCoy.

Anyone with info or pictures, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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That Whaling Band Release Jacks Gallery

February 11, 2010

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Band: That Waling Band
Release: Live – Jack’s Gallery
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham

Members:
Ray Whaling – Guitar, Vocals
Andy Martin – Bass, B. Vox
Daryl Denault – Guitar, B. Vox, Percussion
Joel Laprise – Drums

Tracks:
01. Jeckyll Meets Hyde
02. Quarter Mile Straight
03. Lookin’ For A Girl
04. Black Ryder
05. Rock Me
06. Get back Tomorrow
07. Rainen
08. Wheelz Of Fire
09. Shine

Recorded at Eyre Space Studios by: Bob Hiltz & Ray Whaling
All songs written by Ray Whaling.

  That Whaling Band record a new release’ live off the floor’ in the studio.
Visit them online here.

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Margaret Wysman 2000 CD Release

February 5, 2010


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Artist: Margaret Wysman
Debut Release: Turns of the Century
Year: 2000
Born: Chatham Ontario

Songs:
01 Turns Of The Century   
02 I Want To Be With You   
03 Betrayal   
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I Am On My Way   
05 Guardian Angel   
06 Modern-Day Woman   
07 The Feel Good Song   
08 Shades Of Red, Hues Of Blue   
09 Wondrous Light: A Wayward Girl Reclaimed   
10 Blue Skies And Fields Of Green   
11 Meeting

Bio
  Margaret Wysman was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, and she is the youngest of nine siblings.
  From 1985 to 1991 Margaret attended The University of Western Ontario, worked in molecular genetics research at UWO for a couple of years, taught laboratory courses, and in 1991, did a short stint as a field ecologist for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Wingham, Ontario. Although she was a science major in Western’s Ecology and Evolution program, Margaret loved variety, and consequently, she enrolled in English Literature and psychology courses and taught herself to play the guitar.From 1987 until 1993 she belonged to a Christian folk group, The 53RD Musicians. Margaret played some key musical roles in this group. In addition to creating many new harmonies and arrangements for the songs in their repertoire, she sang, played guitar, recorder, penny whistle, mandolin, and often provided comic relief.

  From August of 1997 to March of 1999 some 25 songs were penned and performed by Margaret  at a variety of venues in Bruce, Grey and Kent Counties. She has performed for several events at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, including anniversaries of the Montreal Massacre, The Women’s International Dinners, political rallies for Ontario Teachers’ Federations, and CAW Cultural Nights. She has been a regular performer at The Songbird Cafe in Durham, at The Storybook Cafe in Southampton and for the Candlelight Music Series in Southampton. Also, she has opened for Keating-Jones at the annual Sing Out Cafe at Glencolton Farms and has played for the students at Saugeen District Secondary several times.

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Dan Noordermeer 1996

February 3, 2010

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Band: The Dave Murphy Band
CD Release: Waiting For Dave
Year: 1996
Genre: Funk, rock & blues
Home: Toronto/Hamilton

Chatham Connection: Guitarist Dan Noordermeer is from Chatham. Dan played locally with ‘River Road’, was a long time member of the Jeff Healey Blues Band, and has done session work on several CD releases.

About Chatham’s own Dan Noordermeer:
  Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer has been with the band for almost a decade, and continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity.

CD & band notes:
  Over 200 shows a year quickly earned the band its reputation as one of the most talented, versatile and hardest working acts in the business.

  In the summer of 1996 the band released its first album entitled “Waiting for Dave.” The ten original tracks display the broad range of the group’s influences and talents. Later that same year, a dream came true for the band when they opened for their hero, James Brown. Since then the band has opened for numerous other acts, including The Bare Naked Ladies.

  In 1997, the band made the prestigious Orbit Room in downtown Toronto their new home for weekly performances, where the band continues to perform on Friday nights. It was here, on a stage complete with a house Hammond organ, that the band really began to stretch out musically, and since then there have been many incredible shows featuring the band at their spontaneous and improvisational best. In early 1998, exhausted by years of nonstop performing, the band took a four-month break while Dave travelled around the world.

http://www.davemurphyband.com/

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Dan Noordermeer 2008

December 14, 2009

Artist: Jeff Healey
Release: Mess of Blues
Year: 2008
Genre: Blues Rock
Chatham ConnectionGuitarist Dan Noordermeer is from Chatham.

May 2009: Jeff Healey’s “Mess of Blues” wins Rock Blues Album Of The Year at the 30th Annual Blues Awards in Memphis, TN THE BLUES FOUNDATION.

2009 JUNO AWARDS : “Mess of Blues” Nominated for “Blues Album Of The Year”

  The band continues to perform and keeping Jeff’s music alive at festivals throughout the world.
Touring worldwide with Jeff Healey since 2002 Dave Murphy, Dan Nordermeer, Alec Fraser, & Al Webster recorded his final album in London England & Toronto Canada entitled “Mess of Blues”.

Tracks:
01. I’m Torn Down,  02. How Blue Can You Get  03. Sugar Sweet  04. Jambalaya  05. The Weight  06. Mess O’ Blues  07. It’s Only Money  08. Like A Hurricane  09. Sittin’ On Top Of The World 10. Shake, Ratte And Roll

About Dan: Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer has also been performing in the “Dave Murphy Band” for almost a decade, and continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity. www.davemurphyband.com

Notes: Mess of Blues contains ten cuts, all of them chosen by Healey from what he considered “audience favorites,” rather than his own or his fine band’s preferred tunes. Four of these were recorded in front of audiences at the Islington Academy in London and, appropriately enough, at Healey’s Roadhouse (his club) in Toronto. The other six were cut at Studio 92 in Canada by Norm Barker and Richard Uglow.

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River Road 1983

December 11, 2009

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Band: River Road
Year: 1983
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Uptown Country Music

Members:
Ray Violot – Keyboards and Guitar
Mike Crone – Bass
Dan Noordermeer – Guitar
Ron Baldwin – Drums

  River Road performed at the Kingsway allot and were all highly skilled players.
  At about this time, Ray began to slow down with the band performances and took on single shows in piano bars. Ray was very talented and played several instruments. He began playing in the Chatham Concert band in 1985 playing the stand up sting bass, percussion, and guitar. He also became busy with University.

  Mike Crone would join Manpower in 1985, who would become one of the longest running bands in Chatham.

  Dan chose to leave town to pursue music full time. He eventually joined Jeff Healey’s blues band touring Europe and elsewhere. He was the second guitar player on a couple Jeff Healy CD’s released before Jeff’s tragic loss to cancer in 2008. Dan was also in the house band at Jeff Healy’s bar in Toronto which saw famous special musical guests almost every weekend. Noted as one of the best bar bands in the world for their diversity and skill in musicianship, Dan’s skill has landed him some of the finest jams with many stars.

2007 – Dan Noordermeer in the Jeff Healey Blues Band

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2009 Update: Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity. Dan Noordermeer has been with The Dave Murphy Band for almost a decade.

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Aaron Allen 2006

August 28, 2009

 

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Artist: Aaron Allen
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2006
Home: Chatham Kent
Resides: London Area

Aaron Allen, born August 1, 1981 in Chatham, Ontario, is a Canadian alt-country/blues/acoustic/rock singer-songwriter. Driven by influences such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan, Aaron’s approach to writing music starts from the power of his lyrics which are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes straight up rock and roll but always true to his heart and honest. Aaron believes in making music that is timeless and continues to carve out his place in the music industry to ensure a long career in doing what he loves.
Tracks
1.White Lights
2.Why Try
3.A Girl
4.Saturday
5.I’m Gonna Miss Her
6.Time
7.Worth It
8.All I Need
9.She Walks
10.In the Morning
11.Hard Life

 

Links
http://aaronallenmusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/aaronallenmusic

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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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