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Winter Rose 2004

February 11, 2010

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Compilation: Windsor Indie Compilation
Release: Winter Rose
Year: 2004
Chatham Connection: Includes Chatham musicians such as ‘The Janet Theory’, ‘Foreign Film Star’ and Jamie Reaume.

Synopsis
‘Winter Rose’ and it’s sequel ‘Winter Rose II’ were charity albums that were organized by Jamie Reaume. Jamie had been in Windsor for a year or two (after moving from Chatham) and found the yearning of community burning in his soul. All proceeds from the sale of this CD went to ‘Transition To Betterness’.

TRACK LISTING:
01 Ray Whimsey – Just A Stones Throw
02 Mitch Stokes – Story Of Your Life
03 Ryan Yoker – Something Better Than Nothing
04 Kara Kaufmann – Hammock
05 8ight Past Nine – Between The Lines
06 Inoke Errati – Pieces
07 R2DJ – If Santa Don’t Bring You No Funk
08 The Janet Theory – You Suck
09 Jesse Bellon – Align
10 Foreign Film Star – Whales Become White Noise
11 Ashes Of Soma – Loaded
12 Focal Point – On The Edge
13 St James Something & Julia O’Brien – Hark Mary Star
14 Paul Thomson – O Holy Night
15 Anneke’s Star – All Or Nothing
16 Bloemfontein – Chicago, Home Of The Monk
17 Matt Piccolo & Jamie Reaume – Before You Can Laugh Again

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The Janet Theory – Sacriluscious (2003)

May 19, 2009

The Janet Theory
Release:
Sacriluscious
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Style: Rock
Date: 2003
Cover Art By Brett Jubinville

Musicians:
Mat Drew
– Vox,
Shawn Beaulieu – Guitar, Vox, Loops & Programming
Jesse Verleye – Bass, Vox
Dave Richie – Guitars,
Dave Major – Drums, Vox

Tracks:
01.Killing The Girl (Listen to the track online here)
02.It’s Alright
03.Move On
04.Kinda Feels Good
05.You Suck (Click to play or right click and choose ‘save target as’ to download)
06.Revival Of The Fittest
07.Tree House
08.Drowning Face First In Your Bitterness
09.The Ugly In My World
10.Kevin
11.Going Criminal
12. (Bonus) Ground Control

 Recorded and Engineered by Bob Hiltz and Steve Eyres
Executive Producer: Steve Eyres
Mixed and Mastered by Bob Hiltz
Recorded at Eyres Space Studio, Chatham ON, Canada.
Photography: Jason Moor

The Scoop:
The writing teams of Shawn & Jesse go as far back as their first band in 1991 (Foster Child).
Mat & Dave Major’s friendship go as far back as 5 year old kiddies.
The band has stuck with their golden rule, to have fun & write music they like. This demo received amazing reviews from around the world & The 2nd Indie single “It’s Alright” was released across the U.S.A. through New York label Rut Records.

Another first for the band was to perform on one of the years biggest tours (Vans Warped Tour) making stops in Montreal  Quebec (Park Jon Dropeau), Barrie Ontario (Molson Park) & the biggest stop of the tour was 20,500 people @ the Pontiac Silver Dome in Michigan U.S.A.. The guys were invited to more dates but had prior commitments at the time, (This was their respective hobby, so they had day jobs and family back home to go back to).
Despite all the good fortune, the band continues on as always & is not buying into the hype. The band has become infamous for their party antics on & off the stage. The two Dave’s are the newest additions to the band, joining in 2001.
The Janet Theory disbanded in 2004 but went out finishing there 2nd year of Warped Tour (2004) which included the Canadian & Mid U.S.A. legs of the tour.
The members went on to take it easy for awhile raising their families while still playing a little for fun. Mat & Dave Major went on to form ‘The Sound Of Static’. Dave Richie, Jesse & Shawn went on to form ‘Dead Girls Union’. Shawn also released home demos under his home recording moniker ‘Demo Kid’.


If video does not appear, watch it here.

Listen to The Janet Theory here, or here.

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The Janet Theory – Elastic Friend (2001)

May 19, 2009

Artist: The Janet Theory
Release Title: Elastic Friend
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Music Style: Rock
Date: May 2001

Note: Dave Major plays drums on Summer of ’69.  This cover song was done in the studio as an audition for Dave to replace Chuck who at the time, took a break from the band life for a few years.
Summer of ’69 (Click to play or right click and choose ‘save target as’ to download)

Musicians:
Mat Drew – Vocals, Percussion
Shawn Beaulieu – Guitars, Vocals
Jesse Verleye – Bass, Vocals
Chuck (Charles) Young – Drums

Additional Musicians: Moog Track on Mystery Parade by Po Kadot. (Square Root Of Margaret)

The Scoop: The bands 3rd demo release. Features a new version of ‘She Said’ from the ‘Shoot Me Down’ CD. The Janet Theory are one of Chathams underground scenes bands playing heavily around Ontario.
     The track ‘Freaks Get High’ was one of the most downloaded independent songs from Napster, an internet program that shook the music industry up with it’s file sharing capabilities.
 The line up is a continuation from their first band Foster Child.

Recording credits: Recorded 2000-2001 @ Eyres Space Studio in Chatham. (Franks Music centre).
Produced by Steve Eyres & The Janet Theory. Engineered by Steve Eyres.
Mastered by Bob Hiltz. Cover Art by Jason Moor.

Track Listing.
1. Mystery Parade
2. Butterfly Killer
3. Freaks Get High
4.
Waiting (Part 2)
5. Center Of Gravity
6. She Said

Listen to The Janet Theory Here: http://www.myspace.com/janettheory


If video does not appear, watch it here.

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The Janet Theory – Shoot Me Down (1999)

May 15, 2009

Artist: The Janet Theory
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Release: Shoot Me Down
Music: Modern Rock
Date: recorded 1998 / Released 1999

Musicians:
Shawn Beaulieu
– Vocals , Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitars
Jesse Verleye – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitars
Charles (Chuck) Young – Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, sequencer

Additional MusiciansMatt Drew – Percussion, Jay Moskaluk – Guitar on ‘Inspire Me’.

The Scoop: This is the bands 2nd demo.  Just like the first one, Shawn & Jesse spit the vocal duties, but by the next release, they recall Mat Drew to the front.
   The song “She Said” caught the attention of the local radio station “The Rock” who put it into regular rotation, from there it spun off to other stations.
    The Mellow track ‘Deny Me’ was accepted well in the California area.

Recording credits
Produced by Steve Eyres & The Janet Theory.
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Steve Eyres.
Recorded at Eyres Space Studio. Chatham Ontario (Franks Music Center) Jan-July ’98.

1. Waving Good-Bye 2. She Said 3. Everything & Anything 4. Deny Me 5. Waiting 6. Suffer Well 7. Wishful Thinking 8. Battle Of Head & Heart 9. One White Dove 10. Shoot Me Down 11. Losing The Angle 12. Inspire Me

Album preview, click on video below to listen.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/janettheory


If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Janet Theory – Studio Out Takes (1997)

May 15, 2009

Artist : Janet Theory
Home : Chatham Kent Ontario
Release : Studio Out Takes
Style : emo/metal meets pop
Date : 1997

Musicians:
Shawn Beaulieu – Vocals, Guitar
Jesse Verleye – Vocals, bass
Chuck Young – Drums

Additional Musicians :
Jay Moskaluk – additional Guitars on tracks 1,2,3,4,5
Rob Johnston – Backing Vocals on ‘Shoot Me Down’

The Scoop: Recorded in Jan 1997 by Steve Eyres @ his house studio. This is the first Janet Theory demo.
   These songs were slated to become part of the upcoming CD, but after listening to the songs over & over again they decided that they were not up to par.
   So back to the drawing board they went. With close to 40 new songs to choose from, It took them a little longer than anticipated.
   This is a collection of the rejected songs in their rawest form. But you can’t get more real than raw, so this demo cassette still holds strong as one of their best releases to date. Their original sound went unnoticed generally,  but 5 years later, their style would dominate the music scene as the so called “emo” style, but the band had moved past that sound years before it broke out
  That is a good sign for a band to be ahead of it’s time.
  The demo was known for it’s return to their underground roots.

Track Listing.
1. Shoot Me Down, 2. Inspire Me, 3. Trust Me, 4. Freaks Me Out 5. The switch song, 6. Special, 7. More & More, 8. Everyone Is A Gun

Recorded and produced by Steve Eyres at his home studio 1997.

Watch the video below for preview of the release.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Listen To The Janet Theory here.

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Foster Child – Self Titles CD (1996)

May 4, 2009

Artist : Foster Child
Release Title : Foster Child
Home : Chatham
Music Style : Rock
Date : 1996

Musicians :
Shawn Beaulieu - vocals, guitars
Mat Drew – Vocals, Percussion
Jay Moskaluk – Guitar , bow
Jesse Verleye - Vocals, Bass
Chuck Young – Drums

The Demo :  This is their second demo, Recorded & Produced by Steve Eyres.
The original 3 thrash kids (Shawn,Jesse,Chuck) recruited Jay & Mat from the local cover band ‘Soul Kitchen’.
Due to the lack of venues having original music, the band doubled as a cover band with originals thrown in to keep them playing every weekend. The band found themselves booked endlessly packing venues all over Ontario for the next 2 years including a few Cornstalks, KOA Bash’s,  & a handfull of arena shows.
The band did a summer tour of Ontario in support of this demo & heavy playing everywhere & anywhere lead to a good following.
Although the plan was to gain more exposure by playing covers & getting into more clubs from this, they found covers were consuming all their time. by 1997, members started up original projects ‘Janet Theory’ & ‘Whatever’, while keeping Foster Child just a cover band once in a while until 1999 when their original projects took on life.

Track Listing.
01 40 Seconds
02 Fall Away
03 Kevin
04. Baleful Dogma
05 Enemies for Friends
04 Baleful Dogma
06 Two Friends & A Back Pack
07 Seven Layer Jesus
08 The Girl That Couldn’t Spell Her Name
09 Levitate Above This
10 Heart
11 Yahve – Qui

Engineered by Steve Eyres at Eyres Studios, Chatham.
Produced by Foster Child and Steve Eyres.
Mastered at DB Studios, London, Ontario by Brian Burnes.
Photography by Theresa Chartrand.

Summer Tour Dates 1996
Windsor – Rum Runners (2 nights)
Amherstburg – Bonkers (2 nights)
Sarnia – The Tunnel (two nights)
Blenheim – Papa Luigi’s (two nights)
Chatham – Aberdeen (three nights)
Wallaceburg – Sam’s Hotel (two nights)
Blenheim – Arena
Toronto – The 360
St. Catherines – The Club
Tilbury – Arena
Hamilton – X Club
Kitchener – Mrs. Robinsons
Chatham – Cornstalk
Mitchells Bay – Outdoor show
Acme Bash – Outdoor show
AOK Bash – Outdoor show
London – Baha Club
Chatham – CAW Hall

Click video preview below to hear samples of the CD

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Listen to ‘Heart’ By Foster Child.

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Foster Child – First Demo (1991)

May 4, 2009

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Artist: Foster Child
Home: Chatham Ontario
Release: Memories Of Tomorrow (Cassette)
Year Formed: 1991

Musicians
Shawn Beaulieu – Vocals, Guitar
Jesse Verleye – Bass, Backing Vocals
Chad Kobylka – Guitars
Chuck Young – Drums

Tracks
01
lifeless expressions  
02 in the real world
03 dark room dream
04 once a slave
05 alien breed
06 gift of life  
07 open future
08 colour my world
09 more of you
10 the final chapter  
11 peter and the wolf (Bonus track)

The Scoop
      This is the first of 2 demos for the band. At the ages of 13, 14 & 15 this band surprised the scene by being extremely tight, fast, & different from everything else going on locally.
      The demo was recorded in 1 day by Rick Neufeld (Wallaceburg). The band found themselves playing all over Ontario & often having to leave the venue after their sets because they were way to young to be inside the clubs they were playing.
This was the beginning of a writing team of Shawn & Jesse who later formed The Janet Theory, Dead Girls Union & Demo Kid.

   Before the release of the pink tape demo, they recorded a three song demo that was never released. This recording had Simon Coleman on drums.

Track Listing
Gift Of Life, In The Real World , Dark Room Dream , Once A Slave, Alien Breed, Gift Of Life, Open Future, Colour My World, More Of You , The Final Chapter,(Bonus Track – Peter and the Wolf)

Released on cassette only. Recorded September 16-18 1991.

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Janet Theory Say Good Night (2004)

May 3, 2009


  
Musicians:
Mat Drew
– Vox, 
Shawn Beaulieu – Guitar, Vox, Loops & Programming
Jesse Verleye – Bass, Vox
Dave Richie – Guitars, 
Dave Major – Drums, Vox

The guys take a break from full on music and decide to wrap it up to spend time with families for a while. After years of playing non-stop in bands, they take a rest. The Janet Theory had fun and thank everyone for their support. Band members will be back on the scene soon slowly one by one.

   The band was featured on 2 different compilation Cds put out this year also.

From The Underground – features ‘It’s Alright’. (New York Label)
Winter Rose – features ‘ You Suck’. (Chatham Kent/ Essex Release)

Both tracks are from the 2003 CD Sacriluscious.

Website with music & videos: http://www.myspace.com/janettheory

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