Posts Tagged ‘music’

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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

 

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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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Van Loz 2013

January 6, 2014

Band: Van Loz
Home: Blenheim
Year: 2013
Formed: 2012 (Summer)
Genre: Rock/Folk (Acoustic)

Members:
Josh Hinch – Bass/Twelve String Guitar/Lead Vocals
Eric Dedrick - Percussion/Folk Strings/Backing Vocals
Kyle Dewdeny – Guitar/Baking Vocals

Internet song releases
01. Piece
02. Tonight (Feeling Kinda Bitter)
03. Life as We Know It.

Links:
* Facebook. www.facebook.com/Vanlozofficial
* Reverbnation.

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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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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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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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Time EP Release 2009

November 13, 2013

Band: Time
Release: Time E.P.
Year: 2009
Genre: Rock
Formed: 2006

Local connection: Pat Wilken & Ryan Watson are from Erieau. The band was Windsor based until moving to Toronto in 2010.
Time later changed their name to TimeGiant.

Tracks:
1. White Window
2. Candy From A Feather
3. The Pressure
4. Counter Clockwise

Links:
Official Website here.
Itunes link for this EP here.
CBC link here.

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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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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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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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Ralph Murphy Circa 1982

August 11, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: Circa 1982
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, songwriter & publisher.

Amongst many other projects, roles, & duties, highlights for Ralph Murphy Circa 1982 include:
1982 - Co-wrote ‘He Got You’ performed by Ronnie Milsap. Album: Inside. RCA Records.
1982 - Co-wrote the single ‘Call My name’ performed by David Lee.
1982 - Ralph worked on the Capitol records release ‘All In Time’ by Eloise Laws.

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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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Ralph Murphy circa 1977

August 6, 2013

Artist: Ralph Murphy
Release: Star Born Every Minute
Year: 1977
Format: Full Album & Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Genre: Pop, Rock

Tracks:
A1 Strong Hand On The Wheel
A2 Medicine Man
A3 Gypsy Love
A4 The Best Night Of My Life
A5 Rockin’ Train
B1 Star Born Every Minute
B2 Standing In Love’s Way
B3 California Stray
B4 Rides Me Like A River
B5 Last Affair

Added Notes:  1977 – Ralph is the producer for the  Larie Marshall Album.

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MCM and Company 1978

August 5, 2013

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Band: MCM and Company
Year: 1978
Home: Chatham Kent Area

Members
(Back Row L-R)
Doug Morrison – Guitar
Eugene Tremblay – Bass, Vocals
Charlie St. Denis – Drums
(Front Row)
Cassandra Vasik – Guitar, Vocals

Notes: This line up began in 1978.

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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

Watch the video preview here.

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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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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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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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Central Tavern 2012

July 30, 2013
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Venue: Central Tavern
Year: 2012
Where: Paint Court, Ontario, Canada.
Address: 24121 Winterline

Notes: One of the oldest bars in Ontario,Centrally located between Chatham, Wallaceburg & Tilbury.
The Central Tavern hosted decades of great live music & was a busy place for bands through the golden years of the 1970′s straight through the 1990′s. The venue is currently under new management today that works hard at creating all kinds of events to keep the venue vibrant & warm to those who stop in.  Now, if those walls could talk!
Paint Court is a small french speaking community just outside of Chatham.

Email your info & pics to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Lonesome Lefty 2009

July 30, 2013

 

lonesome lefty 2009

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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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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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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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2nd Nature

September 22, 2012

Band: 2nd Nature
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1963 – 1978 (Picture taken 1967)
Style: Country; Pop; Polka

Members: (From left to Right)
George Segaert – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Armand Schepens – Cordovox
Rene Schepens – Saxophone
Gene Schepens – Drums

Notes: Armand Schepens formed the band in the late 50’s under the name “Moonlighters”. The band at that time consisted of Armand Schepens, Rene Schepens, John Kazook (drummer) and Jack Murphy (Rhythm Guitar). George Segaert and Gene Schepens joined the group in 1963 when the band became “2nd Nature”.

Prior to 1963, George Segaert played with a group called “The Mondells” of which was formed with high school buddies, Steve VanMeenen on rhythm guitar, Dave Carroll on bass and Cliff Roy on drums, playing at high school dances, special events, etc.
2nd Nature played at local venues, such as The Chec Hall in Dresden, CBD Club Wallaceburg; Kent Belgium Dutch Club in Chatham; Moose Hall Blenheim. This was the era of live music and the band played for numerous Weddings and parties. The band played up until 1978 when George Segaert joined up with brother Rob to form the band “The Relation”.

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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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Franks Music Centre 1961

August 28, 2012

Music Store: Frank’s Music Centre
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Opened: 1961
Original Location: 230 Queen Street.

Notes:
* The store has had many locations over the years including many different places on King Street and a long stay on St. Clair.
* In its early days, it was a popular place to buy sheet music, get a variety of different musical instrument lessons, buy organs, and purchase records.

* Circa 1983 – Franks Music Centre had 25 music teachers at the time.

* Steve Eyres took over ownership in 1996. Previous to that, Larry Lozon had been owner for almost all of its previous years.

The above photos are circa 1970′s & 1980′s.

Links:
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/franksmusiccentre

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viper tones 2012

May 12, 2012


Band: Viper Tones
Home: Chatham-Kent / Essex.
Genre: R&B covers
Formed: Oct. 2011
Contact: Facebook

Members:
Doug Dewitt - Drums, guitar (Chatham)
Dan Thomsen - Bass (Windsor)
Bob Rankin – Guitar & b.vocals (Tecumseh)
Frank DeFrane - Vocals, percussion, flute.

Notes: Doug previously played in Leggz, Watchtower, Robin Banks, Chank, Tats Trio, Whaling Band, Fat Doug & The Sinners, Lypsy, & Border City Blues.

The band has recently performed @ Big Shots & The Jazzbah in Chatham.

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Demo Kid Volume 5 CD Free Download

April 30, 2012

 

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Artist:
Demo Kid
Release: Home Demo Recordings Volume 5
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham Ontario
Demo Kid is: Shawn B. (Home recording enthusiast)
Discography: photo of all releases.

Note: All music performed, written, recorded by Shawn B. except where noted. See above inlay for complete credits.
Recorded @ home using an Imac & Logic Pro.

Free download below. (Right click  on each song & choose ‘save as’.)
Tracks:
01 I’ll Make Mistakes
02 Will You Forgive Me In The End?
03 Pieces
04 Don’t Stop The Party
05 123
06 With Someone Else Now
07 Beautiful Day
08 Camp Fire Songs
09 Kiss Your Halo Good-Bye
10 Occupy Religion
11 Tell You Twice
12 Sick With Me
13 I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

Previous Bands: Foster Child (2 CDs),  The MadThe Janet Theory (4 CDs), Dead Girls Union (1 CD) & Infinite Arms.
Links:
Demo Kid videos on You tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/shawnbeaulieu

CD Video preview

If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Spoonful 2012 blues band

April 27, 2012

Band: Spoonful
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Formed: 2012

Members:
Aug Polowick – guitar
John Gardiner - bass
Tom Trembley – drums
Kimmie Sterling – vocals

You can contact spoonful through their facebook page.

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Got pics & info?
Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com
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Chatham Police Boys 1958

April 4, 2012

Group: Chatham Police Boy’s Band
Year: 1958 (photo)
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Formed: 1945 by Chief Constable C. E. Bagnall
Original Band Master: S. G. Chamberlain
Band Master (Last ten years): Edward J. Carney
Current members: 86

More info provided in the above photos.
Thanks to Mr. B. French for the submission.

Send your pics & info to the Chatham Music Archive
Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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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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CKSY FM Radio in Chatham

March 25, 2012


Radio Station:
CKSY FM
Home: Chatham – Kent Ontario
Year: 2012
First Aired: July 1 1986
Format: Mainstream Adult Contemporary
Website: http://www.cksyfm.com

Personalities:
Morning Show: Robyn Brady, Chris Mcleod, Katy Uher
Weekdays 10am-2pm: Jay Poole
Weekdays 2-7pm: George Brooks
Sundays – Songs For the Heart: Walter Ploegman
Ben Cummings

Location: 117 Keil Drive South, Chatham, ON, N7M 3H3
Phone: 519-354-2200

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Country On Tap 1988

March 22, 2012

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Band: Country On Tap
Year: 1988
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Country
Formed: 1983

Members: 
center
Joyce Gagnon - keyboards & vocals

back row (left to right)
Ron Jubenville - acoustic guitar, 5 string banjo, Hammered Dulcimer & vocals
Gabe Gagnon – lead guitar &vocals
Jim Myers - Bass guitar & vocals
Rosaire Emery – Drums & vocals
Dale Rivard – Steel Guitar & vocals

Country On Tap has a long performance history in the area, mainly performing popular & classic country music covers of the day. The band is deep rooted in our musical history along side many others such as the Melody Ramblers, Gary Stocking, & the Jubilaires.

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Winterline BlueGrass Band 2012

March 10, 2012

Band: Winterline
Genre: Bluegrass
Home: Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe)
Year: 2012
Notes: Recently nominated for 5 awards at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards and have done some recordings.

You Tube website: http://www.youtube.com/user/5StringRon 

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Fowler Lockwood Band 2012

February 11, 2012

Band: Fowler Lockwood Band
Release: The Fowler Lockwood Band (CD)
Year Released: 2012
Formed: Circa 1977/78
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Jazz, rock, instrumental

Members:
Tom Lockwood – Guitar, guitar synth
(Steve) Stephen Fowler – Guitar, guitar synth, & synth programming
Brent Hunter – Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards
Pat Crone – Drums

This Cd contains music recorded between 1978-1991. All of the music was written between 1978 and 1982.
Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Fowler (1954-2011)

Mr. Fowler became interested in recording and began to document the bands original music. Besides a few studio sessions, the bulk of material was home recordings never released. A few of the songs were performed live also by the local band Quadrant. All the members were heavily involved in the live music scene at this time. Bands often performed three to six nights a week in those days without shortage of work or venues.
All members have recorded many works through the years as they began solo projects and formed other bands. The short list of bands include Tom Lockwood Band, The Force, Friends, Highwaze, Advanced Green, Manpower, Appliances, Ground Zero, Nexus, Harvest, Air Tight, Hero, Rebel, The Unit, Quadrant, Rosco, Red herring, Chickoree

Note: For information on getting a copy of this CD, email tomlockwood@hotmail.com

Watch the CD preview video below:

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The Long Lots 2012

February 7, 2012

Band: The Long Lots
Release: In the Valleys of Our Hearts (EP)
Genre: Rock (Dirty Blues)
Year: 2012
Home Town: Chatham Ontario Canada
Formed: Summer of 2007

Members:
Jay Amerlinck – Vocals & guitar
Gary Jongbloed – Guitars
Jeff O’Rourke – Bass
Jay O’Rourke – Drums

Tracks:
1.
ear to the ground
2. dirty blues
3. contract
4. raise the sun
5. dead & gone

Notes: Recorded by Ben Strokosz October 2010.

Links:
Download CD @ Itunes here.
Home page here.
Preview or buy the CD online here.
Myspace page here.
Reverbnation page here.
Dirty Blues performed live here.

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The Rock-A-Teens

February 1, 2012

Band: The Rock-A-Teens
Genre: Instrumental
Circa: 1960-1962
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members (L-R)
Grant (Butch) Smith – lead guitar
Gord Maw – drums
Waide Holland – guitar
Les Baughman – bass

Notes: The Rock-A-Teens played a lot of Venturers and Johhny-B-good.   The picture was taken at a teen dance called Shuffle Shop on the Dufferin Hall of the Park Street United Church. This picture was also the first band & live performance for Waide.

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Time Giant 2011

January 30, 2012

Artist: Time Giant
Release: Grow
Year: 2011
Formed: 2006 (Windsor)
Genre: Rock
Chatham-Kent Connection: Pat & Ryan are from Erieau.

Members:
Tyrone Buccione
– lead guitar, lead vocal, sax
Patrick Wilken – bass
Ryan Watson – rhythm guitar
Charlie McKittrick – drums and backing vocals

Tracks:
01.
Zenith
02. Buyer’s Remorse
03. Let It Grow
04. Temple In the Sky
05. Manifestation
06. After the Battle At Mt. Megiddo
07. Lobotomy

Notes:
* Changed their name from Time to TimeGiant in February 2011.
* Ryan and Pat were both part of a band in Blenheim during high school called Bad Karma. Ryan went on to play with Red Rose Portrait, and Pat went to play with Rock Candy.
* TIMEGIANT is a Windsor born Toronto-based rock n’ roll band with experience, grit, and raw intensity. After touring the nation on multiple occasions.

Discography:
Time – Self Titled EP
TimeGiant – Grow

Links:
Itunes. (Download/preview CD)
Myspace.
You Tube Zenith (Track from CD)

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Charlie Burgess 2012 Release

January 29, 2012


Artist: Charlie Burgess
(AKA LC)
Release: Best in the City
Released: Jan 27th 2012
Genre: Hip Hop
Home: Chatham
Born: London

Available on Itunes:  Click here.

Notes: Contains 21 songs including Girl (It’s Alright, It’s Okay) & Swag.

Links:

http://www.youtube.com/chuckbakalc
http://www.reverbnation.com/lcakachadalinka

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Nikki Ninedoors 2012

January 7, 2012

Band: Nikki Ninedoors
Release: Unapologetically Pop Vol. 2: Songs For The Lowest Common Denominator.
Year: 2012 (Jan)
Home: Chatham

Member: Dave Richie
Produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Dave. R.

Note: This is the second demo release from Nikki Nindoors and features some local guest players. Dave can be seen performing live as one of the guitarists in the cover band ‘Face 4 Radio‘, & appears in a few other projects from time to time.

Tracks:
1. If I loved Like I Was Losing You
2. Oh Well
3. Insanity Is My Plea
4. Becoming The Human
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Nameless
7. Unapologetically Pop (Remix)

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)

Visit them online here.

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Chatham music event flyers for 2011

December 25, 2011

Flyers for all the weekly music events that happened in Chatham Ontario during 2011.

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