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The Repertoire 2011

July 13, 2011


Band: The Repertoire
Year: 2011
Genre:  “50’s and 60’s” Hits
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Email Contact: bstpierre_80@sympatico.ca

Members:
Brian St.Pierre – Vocals, guitars
Jared Lozon – Stand up & electric bass
Chris St.Pierre –  Cocktail drums

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Infinite Arms Band of Horses Tribute Band

June 7, 2011

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Band: Infinite Arms

Type: Began as a ‘Band of Horses’ Tribute Band
Formed: 2011
Home:  Chatham Ontario Canada.

This is a project band put together by Jesse for the enjoyment of fans (like themselves) of the band ‘Band of Horses’. The band has been writing original music. The members may change as availability, styles, and different instrumentation calls.

Members:
Jesse Verleye – Vocals, guitar (Face for Radio, Janet Theory)
Kyle Jubenville – Vocals, guitar
Dave Richie – Guitar (Face for Radio, ’57 Chevy, Janet Theory)
Shawn Beaulieu – Bass (Demo Kid, Janet Theory)
Glenn Smith – Keyboards (’57 Chevy)
Charles (Chuck) Young – Drums (Face For Radio, Janet Theory)


If above video does not appear, watch it here.

The band will begin playing live in June 2011.
June 10 – Private Party
June 24 – Elephant’s Nest opening for The Long Lots.
July 1 – Canada Day in Tecumseh Park, Chatham.
Aug 26 – @ Encore w/ JD Bixby (Canadian Idol) & Aaron Allen.
Aug 27 – Private Party.
Dec 30 – @ Encore W. The Long Lots & Time Is A Hymn.

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Snakebite Country Band 2010

October 7, 2010

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Band: Snakebite
Genre: New & classic country music
Home: Chatham & Area.
Year: 2010
Year Formed: 2005

Members:
Paul Lowry (Bothwell) – Vocals, guitar
Marty Marsh – (Chatham/Bothwell) – Guitar
Sean Atkin – (Kingsville/Sarnia) – Lead guitar
Bobby Reynolds (Strathroy) – Drums
James Vermue (London) – Bass

Note: Snakebite was formed in 2005 as a two man band featuring Paul Lowry and Marty Marsh (now living in Chatham). Sean Atkin from Sarnia joined in 2006 as the lead guitar player along with James Vermue on Bass in 2008. Snakebite has had a bunch of drummers over the years.
  The group has shared the stage with Travis Tritt, The Road Hammers, and opened for JoDee Messina.
  In 2010, the band has played Norma Jeans (London), Encore (Chatham), Grand River Hotel (Cambridge), The Golden Tap (Chatham), River Stone Pizzeria (Alvinston), Friendship Festival (Drumbo), Bothwell,  Horvat’s (Rodney), Dr. Jeckyll’s (Strathroy), CBD Club (Wallaceburg), East Side (London), Strawberry Festival (Lucknow), and more.
Contact them online @
http://www.snakebiteband.com/


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Melody Ramblers 1979

October 1, 2010

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Band: Melody Ramblers
Home: Chatham Ontario
Year: 1979
Band: 1953-1994
Style: Country Music Covers

Members:
(Left to right)
Dan St.Pierre – Guitar
Rene Brosseau – Bass
Dennis Smith – Pedal Steel
Michelle Wright – Vocals
Bradley J. Preston – Vocals, Acoustic
Larry St. Pierre – Drums

  If you are from Chatham-Kent Ontario, then chances are you know that country music star MICHELLE WRIGHT got her start with the Melody Ramblers.
  A very young Michelle was added to the band to help diversify the band, giving them the ability to perform songs by female country artists and relieve Brad Preston of the long nights of solid vocal duties. Michelle was new to the scene but developed quickly, later leaving to join a band an hour away, across the Canadian border in Detroit.

The group’s original line-up formed in 1953, and has included the top players from the area for the better part of 40 years. This 1979 line-up was interesting because it included many members who’s talents caught the eye of the international country music scene.

You can read up on individual members  or the bands history through the years, by going to our home page and scrolling down to the list of bands/artists from Chatham.

Photo: Given to the Chatham Music Archive with permission for the Chatham Music Archive, from the St. Pierre family. Thank you to the St. Pierre family for helping us present the rich deep history of the Melody Ramblers in our community.

Demo Kid note 2010: While doing the research on the group, it was interesting to find out that my Uncle Eugene played in this band later on. In 2009, I was introduced to Rene (was the bass player for the band at the time) who is now one of the most popular pedal steel players in Canada. He played on our home demos (with Jesse V) and was just simply so pro and friendly that I was amazed I got the chance to record with a musician with such a love and experience of music. 

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

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Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010

August 14, 2010

Band: Free Ride
Genre: Classic Rock & Roll
Home: Chatham, Wallaceburg
Year: 2010
Formed: 2001
Contact: 519-351-4959

Members:
Jeff Emerson
– Guitars, Vocals
Ken Allgate – Bass, Vocals
Grayling Church – Drums, Vocals

Notes: All three members sing lead vocals, which creates a lot of variety. The band plays mostly classic rock, but adds a bit of country, 50’s & 60’s, and modern rock, to try and please even the toughest audience.

Set list includes The Rolling Stones, Trooper, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilson Picket, C.C.R., Bob Seger, Wild Cherry, Eric Clapton, The Zack Brown Band, The Tragically Hip, Van Morrison, Steve Miller band, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Aerosmith, The Proclaimers, Nazareth, Kiss, Poison, Weezer, David Wilcox, ZZ Top, The Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Led Zepplin, Free, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Jason Maraz,  & much more.

The band just finished a weekend at the Golden Tap in Chatham.

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TEXAS TEE

July 25, 2010

 

Duo: TEXAS TEE
Year: 2010
Formed: 2009
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Variety: R&B, BLUES, CLASSIC ROCK, POP
STANDARDS, AND A TOUCH OF COUNTRY.

Members
WAIDE HOLLAND - Hammond Organ & Piano
RICK RANKIN – Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Notes: Texas Tee is made up of two of the finest quality players Chatham has to offer. Both members have played in many of the area’s most popular bands through the years. Rick is most noted musically for being the lead singer and guitarist for ‘Manpower’ since its inception. Waide has played for many bands beginning with Zeke and the Moonshiners (Missing Links) , Texas, Rebel, and more.

Live: Texas Tee performances include:
LIGHTHOUSE COVE On., BR.628 CANADIAN LEGION (Chatham), Royal Tavern & more.
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The Force 1982

July 9, 2010

Band: The Force
Year: 1982
Circa: 1977-1983

Members
Rick Rankin
– guitar
Brent Hunter – bass
Pat Crone – drums
Tom Starks – keyboards

The Force was formed in 1977 after the breakup of the band Beginings.

  Tom Starks on keys and Pat Crone on drums joined Rick Rankin (guitar) and Randy Young (bass). Bassist Brent Hunter replaced Randy Young in 1981.
The band was in high demand and worked steadily, playing disco (they had to) and rock/top 40 music that was popular at the time at many local hotels, festivals, and special events in Chatham-Kent from 1977-1983.

  With a talented horn section consisting of Dave Sass, Jack Drobko, Bob Fazecash and Brian Murphy, The Force had a large and unique songlist.
 
 About 10 times each year, the band put on themed shows with special guests Craig (Pork) Koehler and Ed Smitchen, “The Fast Fried Pork Revue”. They added musical comedy  that was zany, hilarious and often strayed from the script.  The shows were authentically costumed thanks to Ed and his family.
The movie Star Wars opened in `77 and was the inspiration for a series of “Summer Trek” concerts (Gross Encounters of the Force Kind).
Hallowe’en productions were a specialty. Parodies of popular movies like Star Wars, The Blues Brothers, The Rocky Horror Picture Show were performed at places like the Tilt’n Hilton in Erieau, the CAW Hall, the Tecumseh Hotel, the Turf Room, and the Thames Theatre (opening for Max Webster).
 
 When The Force and Hatrick bands split up in 1983, new bands Advance Green, Texas and Manpower were formed.
Thank You to Mr. Crone for the information.

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