Posts Tagged ‘ontario’

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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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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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Stephanie Mcilroy 2014

January 5, 2014

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Artist: Stephanie Mcilroy
Home Town: Merlin Ontario
Genre: Rock & pop covers & originals
Year: 2014

Members:
Stephanie Mcilroy - Vocals
Jeff Mifflin - Guitar
Rick VanRycheghem – Bass
Ryan Caron – Drums

Notes:
* Released her debut CD in 2010 entitled ‘Life Is Not An Act’.
* Currently busy performing and has landed some big shows in the past few years.

Links:
http://stephaniemcilroy.ca/

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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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Acoustic MF 2014

January 5, 2014
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Mat & Dave

Duo: Acoustic MF
Year: 2014
From: Chatham Ontario
Formed: 2007
Genre: Acoustic Cover songs

Members:
Mat Drew - Vocals
Dave Richie - Acoustic guitar & Backing vox

Notes:
Currently members together in the party cover band Face4Radio, Mat & Dave relaunched their acoustic duo last year to play the more intimate venues such as the Central Tavern in Pain Court.

Contact:
* https://www.facebook.com/faceforradio1

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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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Eightball Chatham Venue closes

November 13, 2013

Venue: Eightball VIP Sports Cafe
Year: 2004
Location: 90 Richmond Street, Chatham Ontario
Main owner & manager: Tony Almeida
Opened: October, 1983 as Eightball Billiards & Games
Closed: 2004

About EightBall:
From the early 90’s to 2004, EightBall was the main consistent provider of live entertainment with variety.
Owner Tony Almeida was simply the nicest bar owner in Chatham and a true supporter of the community and its local bands. Tony decided to retire after 25 years in the business which began as EightBall simply being a Billiard hall. The venue has since changed its name to Twisters, and a few others before becoming Encore, which it is now known as in 2010.
Over the years, the bar hosted acts including Finger Eleven, Great White, Quiet Riot, I Mother Earth, Nazareth, Big Sugar, The Trews, 54-40, Econoline Crush, Default, Theory of a Deadman, Bif Naked, Rusty & many, many more.
EightBall began hosting local bands to play shows back in the mid 1990’s. They were often given Sundays to do their thing. Otherwise, the young kids would normally have to rent a hall (JC Hall, KBD Hall, CAW Hall, Polish Hall, & the Legions) which was a big burden and risk to take for these young kids. Tony did his best to share his good fortune and develop a good community spirit amongst all club goers, whether it be rap, dance, country, techno, metal, or foam parties.
 Like all bars, it had a few slow years caused by various reasons, but mainly, it held its ground as the top entertainment venue in Chatham for the majority of the time.

Personal Note: I have worked with Tony for many years performing in bands (Foster Child/ Janet Theory) & he sincerely was the best owner, taking care of the bands he had play at his club. He took care of his customers, staff, and hired entertainment with respect. He gave opportunities to young new acts, and in return, we did our best to try to make the shows extra special so that the venue would be packed and everybody wins.
Tony remarked “I certainly miss all the people that I used to work with and of course, The group Foster Child/Janet Theory was sincerely one of the best to work with. I really miss you guys and will never forget some of the good times that we all had!
I will always be gratefull for all the effort that you guys did to help Eightball become what it did back in the day”.

A few of the bands that performed here were:54-40, Ashes of Soma, Betrayer, Big Sugar, Cage 33, Carpedeim, Clark Nova, Closer To Closure, Crazy Babies, Crutch, Default, Driving Lester, Dropping Poppies, Ego Seed, Fat Doug & The Sinners, Filmores (the)Finding Core, Finger Eleven, First Line Third Planet, Flicker, FLOORrYDe, Foreign Film Stars, Foster ChildGilligans Eye Lid, Halfway There, Hatchet Man Phenomenon, Hollow (the)HorrowShow, Janet Theory, J Englishmen, Joy Drop, Limblifter, Mad Dash Tour, Modena 440, Nerve, Orinj, Power Trip, Quiet Riot, Random Time, Room Without A View, Rusty, Salads (the), Sedated, Scratching Post, Social Code, Source (the), Stutter, Tangled Puppet, This End Up, Toast & Jam, Tranzit, Trole, Typhoid Mary, Wide Mouth Mason, Whaling Band & Whatever.

If you have pics from Eightball,
Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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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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Brooklyn Roebuck 2013

November 6, 2013

Artist: Brooklyn Roebuck
Ep Release: Storyteller
Year: 2013
Genre: Country/Pop
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

Tracks
1. Storyteller
2. I Don’t Need You
3. Jacked Up Pickup
4. Hold My Hand

Notes: In September 2012, Brooklyn won the cross-country search “YTV’sThe Next Star Season 5”. Auditions were held across Canada with over 4,000 hopefuls vying to become “The Next Star”. The finale was held live at Canada’s Wonderland north of Toronto, where over 3 million viewers voted and ultimately crowned Brooklyn the winner! As part of the show, she released her first single and video “The Way I See You”.

In December 2012, Brooklyn entered into her first recording agreement with Corus Entertainment/Country Music Television and distribution through Sony Music. In January 2013, she released her first single and video “LEMON & LIME”, an infectious pop track.

In March 2013, she recorded her second single, “ONE OF THESE DAYS”, at Sony/ ATV studios in Toronto with producer Rob Wells.

Links:
* Website here.
* Itunes Download/Preview link here.

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The Apex 2013

September 15, 2013

Band: The Apex
Genre: Tech Metal
Home: Windsor based
Year: 2013
Formed: 2011

Chatham-Kent Connection: Darren Marchand (Vocals) is from Tilbury & was also a member of Dismata, Pit Bullgrin, Gates of Rage & a few more local metal bands.

Note: On September 14th 2013, The Apex released a new demo online of the track ‘You’re not dead yet?’.

Members:
Darren - Vox
Steve – Guitar
Brian – Guitar
Jer – Bass
Tyson – Drums

Bio: A collaboration of friends formed to push the envelope of technical music. These experienced musicians hail from such extreme acts as Closed Casket Funeral and The Coalition Design just to name a couple. Most of the members had moved to different parts of the country to pursue different things, but after a couple years they knew something was missing. After a discussion about forming this project, they all agreed to move back to our common ground of Windsor and create something much more mature that will continue to raise the bar as time goes on.

Links:
Facebook.
Reverbnation.

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Letterbomb 2012

September 14, 2013

 

Band: Letterbomb
Release: Bombs Away
Year: 2012
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham Ontario

Band Members:
Brennan Dube – Vocals, guitar
Cameron Dubé - Drums (only member born in Chatham)
Dylan Pendleton – Guitar, backing vox
Josh Hinch – Bass, backing vox

Notes: Although a very young band by age, they have been a group for just over 3 years now & have been working hard to play as many shows as possible. Recently they backed Brooklyn Roebuck (another Chatham-Kent performer & winner of YTV’s 2012 season of The Next Star).

Tracks:
01. Bombs Away
02. Reject
03. Shout
04. Living on a Lie
05. Radio
06. Believe
07. East of Adelaide
08. Waiting
09. Deranged
10. Home
11. Bother
12. Elsewhere
13. The Key

Websites:
Home:    http://letterbombmusic.wordpress.com/
Itunes music store:    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/hollywoods-not-for-me/id419391563
Facebook:    http://www.facebook.com/letterbombofficial
Youtube:    http://www.youtube.com/user/LetterbombTV
Twitter:    http://twitter.com/LetterbombLive
Reverbnation:    http://www.reverbnation.com/letterbomblive

If the video below does not appear, watch it here.

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Studio One in Chatham 2013

September 14, 2013

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Venue: Studio One
Where: Inside the Chatham Cultural Centre.
What: available to rent for events.
Address: 75 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario.
Phone: 519-360-1998
Year: 2013

Description
The Cultural Centre houses the Chatham-Kent Museum, the Thames Art Gallery, the Kiwanis Theatre & Studio One. Studio One is a cozy room that can be rented out for a variety of events including live bands, art classes & camps, performances, poetry slams etc.

Studio One is a multi-use room in a very unique setting. With its brick walls and intimate atmosphere, Studio One is suitable for a wide range of activities including reception, meetings, performances, marketplaces, lectures, films and more. It is equipped with many amenities to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible.

Website:  Studio One weblink.

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Soul Signatures 2013

September 11, 2013

Band: Soul Signatures
Genre: Motown, R & B, Soul cover band.
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Floyd Porter – Vocals
Lisa Holland - Vocals
Robert Rose - Vocals
Mitchell Robinson – Guitar
Steve Cooper – Bass
Steve Bas – Sax
Dwayne Foulon - Percussion

Recently @ The Jazzbah in Chatham & Moose Lodge in Wallaceburg.

Link:
https://www.facebook.com/SoulSignaturesBand.

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Panda Circa 1977

September 9, 2013

Band: Panda
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Circa: 1977
Genre: Rock

Promo band pic above:
(From left to right)
Ron Chistian
Lou Osterhoff
Guy Shields
Gary Travis
Dana Cross
Ken Millson (sitting)

* If video does not appear above, click here to view video.

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Rick Neufeld Music 2013

September 9, 2013

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Artist: Rick Neufeld
Band: Pink Floyd Niagra (Tribute band)
Instruments: Vocals/Electric/Acoustic Guitars/Electronic Drums 
Local connection: Lived in Wallaceburg for many years playing in bands & running a recording studio there.

Bio:
Rick was born November 21, 1958. He grew up on a quaint greenhouse farm in Leamington, Ontario where he built his first drum set out of fertilizer barrels and plastic tablecloths at the age of 13. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Run Through The Jungle” was the first song he played on his innovative “kit”.

Rick’s career in music has included stints in many bands. From ’74 to ’79, he was the drummer and vocalist in Fortress. Rick had the same duties in Spectrum from ’80 to ’85. In ‘86, Rick had the lead vocal responsibilities in Centryx. Shoot First was Rick’s next band, doing drums and lead vocals from ’87 to ’89. He performed both drums and lead vocals from ’90 to ’92 with The Skinny Pigs. During the period of ’92 to ’02, Rick played a solo act; and did some lead vocals and rhythm guitar with Leave It To Beaver.

Spectrum was Rick’s next stop, from ’02 to ’07, taking on acoustic guitar and vocal positions in that group. From 1985 to 2000, Rick performed on and wrote for the following albums: Dr. Gloom 1; Dr. Gloom 2; Mercy Me; Zeus and Apollo; Sky Music; Zeus and Apollo Oracles; and Laid Back Leftovers.

Throughout this time, Rick also had an independent sound and lighting company and numerous demo-recording studios. He has teamed up once again with recording college colleagues Greg Johns and Larry Swiercz (both from Spectrum), and former band mate Rob Wells, also an alumnus of Spectrum to perform with Pink Floyd Niagara as rhythm guitarist, percussionist and vocalist.

Notes:
Discography
Rick Neufeld – 1993 – Mercy Me
Zeus ‘N’ Apollo – 1997 – Sky Music

Link: http://www.pinkfloydniagara.com/

(Editors Note: Rick recorded our very first demo for Foster Child in 1991 at his garage studio in Wallaceburg. A great guy to meet & I am sure a few locals are wondering what Rick is up to since moving away. Well, he is still very involved in music. best wishes to him.)

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

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

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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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Jerseys Sports Bar Chatham

July 30, 2013
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Venue: Jerseys Sports Bar.
Year: 2007
City: Chatham Ontario
Opened: circa 2006.
Closed: January 2010.
Address: 125 Keil Drive South Chatham

Note: During its run, it was one of the top two choices for live music (mainly cover bands) in Chatham. It was also popular for being decked out with out door volleyball courts.

* The venue would later re-open under the name of “The Players Club” for a short while until it eventually closed. The world & local economy took a dive from 2008-2012.

* Before becoming Jerseys, it was was named Chappies.

The final party night musical entertainment was by local duo ‘Toast and Jam’ (Jan. 2010)

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Sound System band 2012

June 19, 2013
Sound System

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Band: Sound System
Release: 89 & 1​/​2
Released: Dec. 2012
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario.
Genre: Rock/Ska/Regge/Dub

Members:
John O’Rourke - Guitar/Vocals:
Colin Sinclair - Bass/Keys:
Josh Gyssels – Drums:

Notes: This young High School aged band recorded this demo at Eyrespace Studios in Chatham, Ontario in August of 2012. This album has 16 songs and features 4 newly recorded versions of the songs from the “Summer Sampler” that was made in July of 2012.
Guests:
Nick Duquette: Trumpet On “Ego”, “Beach Bum”, and “Midnight Dub”
Shelby McFeggan: Vocals on “Open Your Heart.”

Tracks:
1. Voice Mail
2. Soul Of The Sound System
3. Bittersweet Leaf
4. S.W.B.
5. Social Demand
6. Ego
7. Bright Red Chalice
8. Open Your Heart
9. Coming Down
10. You Just Don’t Know Damone
11. Beach Bum
12. Sour Keys
13. Wash
14. Untitled
15. Midnight Dub
16. Moon Stompin

Watch the video here:

If video does not appear above, watch it here.

Links:
http://soundsystem1.bandcamp.com/
http://www.battleofthebands.com/u/JoshGyssels

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Top 40 list of 2012 Chatham Music Band Pages

December 23, 2012

Here is the annual most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2012.
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.

01 Ian And Sylvia – Greatest Hits (1969)
02 Bluetonium Band 2010
03 Jessica Allossery 2010 Learn CD
04 Social Code – A Year at the Movies (2004)
05 Diesel band from Blenheim 2012
06 Ian And Sylvia Debut Release (1962)
07 Free Ride Band from Chatham Ontario 2010
08 Demo Kid Home Demos Volume 5 CD Free Download
09 The Colours 1968 album
10 Mike Francis Bio 2010
11 Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg
12 Face 4 Radio (2009)
13 Charlie Dorner Music 2011
14 Walkin’ 47 band in 2010
15 Full Frontal Band 2011
16 Danielle Robert Music 2011
17 Toast and Jam in 2010
18 That Whaling Band (2009)
19 Chatham Police Boys 1958
20 Brooklyn Roebuck 2012
21 Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby (1893)
22 Manpower (2009)
23 Big House
24 Brooke Nicholls – 2009
25 Sylvia Tyson in Quartette (1996)
26 Winterline BlueGrass Band 2012
27 Ian And Sylvia – You Were On My Mind (1972)
28 Geoffrey O’Hara Writes Huge Hit Song ‘K-K-K-Katy’ (1918)
29 Sal Piamonte 2011 CD
30 Nexus Band 1970
31 Colours 1969 Atmosphere
32 Fifth Season – Patiently Waiting CD (2001)
33 ericwelton_2011
34 The chasers band 2012
35 Suds Celtic Rock Band 2009
36 Fowler Lockwood Band 2012
37 Elyse Weinberg 1968
38 The Kent Regiment Band (1940)
39 Elyse Weinberg 2001
40 Bent Str8 band 2011

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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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Just Friends 1977

October 7, 2012

 

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Band: Just Friends
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1976 – 1978 (Picture taken 1977)
Style: Country & Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Rob Segaert – Rhythm & Vocals
Judy – Drums & Vocals
Bob McIntyre – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Notes: Aggie Murphy and friend Judy Vandersea formed the band in 1976. The band played at local bars and went on the road for a period of time. In 1978, Rob Segaert and Aggie Murphy went on to form another band with George Segaert. Bob McIntyre continued to play on the road and played with some top-notch entertainers.

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The chasers band 2012

September 27, 2012

Band: The Chasers
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Country covers.
Formed: 2012
Email: thechasersmusic@gmail.com

Members:
Brent Martin – Lead vocals
Mike St.Pierre - Rhythm guitar
Chris St.Pierre - Drums
Jared Lozon - Bass
Brian St.Pierre - Lead guitar

Contact: facebook.

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The Relation

September 24, 2012

Band: Relation (The)
Year: 1979
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1978 – 1983 (Picture taken 1979)
Style: Country; 50’s 60’s, and Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Rob Segaert – Drums & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Jack Murphy – Bass Guitar

Notes: Brothers, George and Rob Segaert teamed up with aunt & uncle, Aggie Murphy and Jack Murphy, to form the band in late 1978. The group was well versed in all kinds of music and quite popular at local pubs as well as weddings and parties.

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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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Things to do in Chatham Ontario Canada

September 18, 2012

  If you’re a go getter, you will find there is a million things to do in this little wee town of ours. So here it is, The most complete list ever made so far. The purpose is to help friends find things to do that they may not even be aware of.

Things to do in Chatham -Kent

Random Things to do:
* Go see a movie in the brand new state of the art theatre. Galaxy Cinema.
* Catch a Chatham Maroons Game Live (Jr. B Hockey) Website.
* Dresden Raceway. 100 slot machines, horse-racing etc.
* Take someone to go play bingo.
* Visit Spanky’s Adult Entertainment. 182 King St W.

Summer Events.
WAMBO (Wallaceburg Antique Motor & Boat Outing)
Rib Fest (annual summer event with entertainment for everyone).
* Retro Fest (Our community is known as the Classic Car Capital.
* Blenheim Cherry Fest – Live entertainment, rides, performers etc.
* The Caribbean-Canadian festival.
* Thamesville Threshing Festival.
* Pain Court Annual Truck & Tractor Pull.
* Tilbury Puddle Jump Event. Mud Bog, live entertainment. (Usually in August).
* Mitchell’s Bay Singing Contest. On site camping.
Kinsmen Fair. June 6-9 2013.
Culture Factory. Live bands, poetry, theatre etc.
* Get invloved with the “amazing race“.

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For kids & Sometimes Adults.
Skate Board Park (Opened in 2007).
* Kingston Park & splash pad. (new) Toboggan on the huge hill in winter.
Greenview Averies. All Day fun.
Early Years Drop In Centre. Complete play area & programs. Gym with tons of stuff for kids.
* Join gymnastics classes & competitive teams. Link.
* Horse Back Riding, all ages, camps, competitive, lessons etc. @ TJ Stables.
* New Pottery Painting Studio Crock a Doodle.
* Swimming in over 10 public pools available to you. Click for list.
* Take your children Ice skating. Over 8 Arena’s to choose from.
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. Petting farm, mini golf, kids rides, bumper cars.
* Sign your child up for dance lessons with: All That JazzDebbie McGonigle School of Dance,  Cornell School Of Irish DanceErin’s Dance Club, or Pure Academy.
CK Youth Festival: Held annually @ Tecumseh Park.
* Library: Bring your kids to read & play & see special events.  Events schedule.
* Kids Fishing Derby – Ages 2-17.
* Also,  see music lessons listed further down. Put your kids in music.
CK Hallowe’en Fest! (Fun for Kids) Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Spooktacular: Haunted hay ride, corn maze, kids zip line, petting barn etc.
* Popular Corn Maze: cow train, mini maze etc.  Aug 31- Oct 28th.

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Youth Clubs:
Scouts CanadaCadetsGirl Guides Of Canada.

Summer Camps:
Kenesserie Camp: Christian campSt. Vincent de Paul Camp,  St. Clair College – Camps for Kids, Horse Camp @ TJ Stables,  Theme camps at the Wish Centre & YMCA & Cultural Centre, Pottery Creative Camps @ Crock A Doodle,

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Music Lessons (Guitar, voice, piano, drums, etc).
* Frank’s Music Centre: 519-352-7370
* Musical Strings ‘N’ Things Ltd: (519) 354-0111
* Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe: (519) 351-4885
* The Chatham Concert Band Junior Program (Free)
If you can’t find a teacher for your instrument of choice, ask the people at the above stores & they will pass you on to private instructors.

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Outdoors.
Rondeau Provincial Park: 262 Camp sites, beaches, swimming, six hiking trails, bird watching, canoeing, fishing.
* July & August: Parks Blueberries. 20 minutes from Chatham, a good time picking the best berries with your kids & visit the shop & great food.
* Visit CM Wilson’s Conservation Area & Safety Village.
* Visit Wheatley Provincial Park.
Mitchell’s Bay: Swimming, beach, splash pad, camping, cabins etc.
* Erieau Beach: Park & playground, sand volleyball, BBQ grills. Swimming, rent boats & equipment for water sports.
* Indian Creek walking path. (Mud Creek) Popular jogging path with ducks, geese, cranes & creek life.
* Take a walk through Paxton’s Bush. At 18 acres, it’s the largest standing woodlot in Chatham.
Smith & Wilson Estate Wines. A beautiful Winery, that hosts outdoor concerts often. Live Blues, jazz & motown.
* Outdoor touring? Click the list of many places.
* John Waddell Off Leash Dog Park (New).
* Ghost Walks (annual).
* Spend your day at the park. Over 130 parks in Chathamm-Kent. here is the list.

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Sports.
* Brand New YMCA Building. Gym, pool, youth programs, group fitness, lessons, play zone, sports etc.
* Golfing:  Nine courses located across the municipality. List.
* Fishing: We got the best lakes in the world. Lake Erie & Lake St. Clair. Info.
* Hunting: Check it out.
* Kenpo Karate: Kung Fu fighting. Lessons offered from various groups. here & here.
* Ice skating: There are 10 arenas in Chatham. Click here for 2012-2012 skating schedule.
*  Get buddies together to play ice hockey or ball hockey, you can rent the arena. Call 519.360.1998.
* Brand new skating rink in front of the downtown mall.
Leagues: Click here to join a team or league like baseball, Hockey, Figure Skating, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis or Curling.
* Water Sports: Kite Surfing, Wakeboarding & Scuba Diving all available. View list.
* Racing: South Buxton Raceway – If you enjoy live car racing.
Wolfe Creek BMX: A non-profit BMX race track.
* Rugby League: Founded in 2001, Chatham has a rugby team in the Southwest Rugby Union.
Gun Club: Facilities for rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery.
Hunters Club: Est, 1964. Trap & skeet  fields, indoor &  outdoor pistol, outdoor centerfire rifle, blackpowder rifle and archery.
Dover Rod and Gun Club.
* Bowling: Links to all.
* Curling: Links to all clubs.
* Fitness Clubs: Join one of the many listed here.

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Seniors.
Sports and Hobbie Clubs: links to Antique, Classic Car, Canoe, Cycling, Racquet Squash, Badminton, Astronauts, Camera, Tennis, Conservation, Archer, Horseshoe, Dance, Fishing, Swim, Snowmobile Clubs.
* Seniors’ Programs and Resources.
* Horticultural Societ: Many to choose from.
* Lawn Bowling: Many places to join.
* Become a member of one of the many Legions in Chatham-Kent.
* Get involved with a service club. Too many to choose from.
Active Lifestyle Centre: 50+. Mon-Fri. Participate in activities to enhance  lifestyle and needs.
* Visit any of the Senior centres that offer to you.

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Theatre, Art & Culture.
The Capitol Theatre – One of the most beautiful Theatres in Canada. Catch great live shows.
Cultural Centre. Tons of shows, camps for kids, plays, comedy, programs, concerts.
* Catch a movie at The Drive In. (Tilbury). Website.
Art Space.
* Boomtown Players.
Chatham-Kent Film Group.
Ridge Players Inc.
Take a Bow Productions.
Theatre Kent.
* Wallaceburg Little Theatre.
Ursuline Theatre.
* Kiwanis Theatre.
Pure Dance Academy.
*  Thames Art Gallery.
* Rhythm of the Night Dance Studio.
* Chatham-Kent Museums (many).
* Dinner & dance events at the Filipino Club.
* Performances by the Portuguese dance ensemble
* Chinese New Year Celebrations.
* Visit the Black Historical Society ,The Heritage Room.
* Get connected with our Cultural Communities & clubs. List of them.
Pride-CK (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual etc.) hosts several events.
* Oktoberfest! (Rotary Club) First ever @ the new Bradley Convention Centre Oct 6th 2012.

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Other Bars & Venues with live music.
Encore – Live bands every weekend. Special Events.
Big Shots – Live music often.
Elephant’s Nest – Every weekend. Tuesdays Open Mic Night.
Jazzbah – bands most weekends. Karaoke Nights Thurdays.
* St. Philippes Music Hall in Grande Pointe. Country Jamborees – last Sunday of every month.
* Central Tavern in Pain Court. Live bands every weekend.
* William Street Cafe – odd live show, poetry slams etc.
Frendz Tapas & Martini Lounge – sometimes live music. (Beside the Capitol Theatre).
River Rock – Ocassionally hosts live music.
Rossini’s Restaurant – Classical guitar etc. sometimes.
Royal Tavern – live music time to time.
* Churrascaria Steak House – 525 Grand Ave E, Chatham. The odd acoustic performance.
* Coffee Culture (Down town) – Acoustic patio performances during the summer.
* Band Shell – Tecumseh Park: Chatham Concert Band: Live every Wednesday, all summer, outdoors.

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If that is not enough, you have a zillion choices of things to do that are within an one hour drive time. Here is a small sample of idea’s for you.
* Detroit U.S.A. – Major concerts, Zoo, major league sports teams, shopping etc.
* (Dresden) Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
* (London) Children’s Museum.
* (London) Story Book Gardens.
* (London) Ski @ Boler Mountain.
* (London) Western Fair. Events, rides, concerts etc.
* (London) John Labatt Centre. Major concerts, sports etc.
* (Sarnia) Blue Water Fun Park: Water slides etc.
* (Windsor) Casino.
* (Windsor) WFCU Centre. Major concerts, sports, theatre etc.
* (Windsor) Devonshire Mall. Shopping.

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Dining.
Overview of many spots. Link here.
Famous Sunday Brunch @ Club Lentina’s.  Open Every Sunday 10 am until 2 pm.

Events listings:
Chatham Music Archive (musical performances)
* CK Tickets.
Chatham-Kent Events Calendar.
* Chatham Events (Canada’s Rock Station)
Music Event listings (by Strings & Things)
Chatham Concert Band.
Arts & Culture.
Smith & Wilson Estate Wines.
Encore Bar (Chatham)
Mary Webb Centre.
Leamington Events.

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Just Country Boys

September 5, 2012

Band: “Just Country Boys”
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2012
Formed: 2008
Style: Country & 50s, 60’s

Members:
Larry Flynn – Rhythm & Vocals
Allan Flynn – Bass & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guiitar
Jim Deyo – Steel Guitar
Carl - Drums (2008 – 2010)
Len Lucier - Drums (2010)

Notes: Larry Flynn and son Allan Flynn contacted old friends George Segaert and Jim Deyo to join the group in late 2008. They started playing at parties and a few bars and decided to try a Sunday Jamboree at the Moose Hall in Wallaceburg. It was quite successful and the group today still enjoys playing a Jamboree at Branch 628 Legion in Chatham. Regulars such as Vic & Betty Tetreault, Mike & Melanie Shepley, Richard Tetreault and Ivan Firlotte can be enjoyed as well as many other local talents.

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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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Roland Lozon 2012 CD

July 17, 2012

Artist: Roland Lozon
CD: Move that Mountain
Released: 2012
Genre : Country/ Instrumental Varieties
Home: Chatham-Kent

Available in Chatham at:
Frank’s Music Centre
Musical Strings & Things
Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe

Notes: This CD contains twelve originals.  Although the root of the music is finger style country guitar playing,  Rolands  talents can be heard with his use of fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, & a track with hammer dulcimer.
At age 72, Roland carries on his passion for music & knowledge. I have met him a few times through work on the archive for his previous works in bands, most notably the Jubilaires. Without getting too much into how nice this guy is in person, let’s just say his sharing of musical knowledge & human kindness was extremely impressive, often only found in small towns like ours.

Tracks:
1. Move That Mountain, 2. Camptown Races/Wheels, 3. Alone On Your Star, 4. Remington Ride, 5. Seahorse Bounce, 6. Bello Carosello, 7. Gail’s Theme, 8. Wind That Clock, 9. Mont Royal Swing, 10. Bewildered Butterfly, 11. Up & Down, 12. Scottish Sky, 13. Shortbread Special, 14. Une Femme (Going Home), 15. Are You Teasing Me?, 16. Home Sweet Home, 17. Look Up, 18. Orange Blossom Special.

History:
Jubilaires (1956-1961)
Myers Bros & the Jubilaires (1961-1979)
Weekly radio show on CFCO (8 Years)
Warm up band for Opry shows such as Marty Robbins & the Hank Snow show.
Played for such stars as Ronnie Robbins, Minnie Pearl, Don Gibson, Charlie Walker, Wilf Carter, Skeeter Davis, Jan Howard, & more.
Later bands included Jubilaires II, Front Page News, Vic & the Conchords, Country Drifters.
Current bands include the Dover Red Necks & the Foggy Mountain Boys.

Additional Musicians:
Ron Jubenville – Bass (Track 16)
Eric Trachy – Cello (Track 14)

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Diesel band from Blenheim 2012

May 12, 2012

Band: Diesel
Genre: Rock
Home: Blenheim (Chatham-Kent)
Year: 2012
Formed: 2011

Members:
Myles Lenover - Guitar, Lead vocals
Josh Hinch – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Dano DeMaeyer - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Cody Barber - Percussion

Songs: Let’s Go, Good-Bye, Room 52, & Girl.

Notes: A new young rock band that is quickly developing.
Style: Nickelback, Theory Of A Deadman.

Diesel music links:
Myspace.com: http://www.myspace.com/diesel-official
Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/dieselofficial

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

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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

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Brooklyn Roebuck 2012

April 29, 2012

Artist: Brooklyn Roebuck
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Country vocalist
Age: 14

On Sept 23rd 2012, Brooklyn won YTV’s Next Star Contest which had over three Million voters across Canada. Through this TV reality series, she has a song on itunes. From winning the contest, she will now have two songs distributed through the majors by Sony Music Entertainment .

Notes: Brooklyn is from a small town in Southwestern Ontario, Canada and has been acting, singing and dancing for several years. She has performed in musicals such as Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, Jungle Book and Godspell. Brooklyn has competed in numerous singing contests and talent shows over the past few years such as the Northern Ontario Open Country Music Contest, CKNX AM 920 Ontario Open Country Music Contest, the Colgate Country Showdown, the Western Fair, the Rising Star and the Mitchell’s Bay Country Music Contest where she has won several awards.

For the past two years Brooklyn has performed at Canada’s largest lights festival production “the CAA Winter Festival of Lights” in Niagara Falls, Ontario with Disney, Mark Frewen and Stephanie McIlroy. She also had the remarkable opportunity to perform at the Boothill Jamboree in Bothwell, Ontario sharing the stage with bands like The Oakridge Boys, The Kentucky Headhunters, Sammy Kershaw, Dean Brody, High Valley, Codie Provost, and Mustang Sally. It was an amazing experience!

Giving back to her community is very important to Brooklyn. She has been involved with many charitable volunteer events such as ‘The Respect’ tour with Community Living Chatham-Kent where she performed for over 40 schools and thousands of students in an anti-bullying campaign.

Videos:


Links:
Home: http://www.brooklynroebuck.com/
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/brooklynroebuck

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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:
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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 Rock Radio Station in Chatham Ontario

March 30, 2012

Radio Station: The Rock 95.1FM
Home: Chatham & Windsor based
Year: 2012
Website: http://canadasrock.ca/
Radio: 95.1FM (Chatham) 100.7FM (Windsor)

Slogan: Canada’s Rock Station/ Killer Classics and The Best New Rock

History: A rock music radio station established on October 6, 1999. In 2002, CKUE swapped broadcasting frequencies with CKSY.

Note: In the 2012 era, The station is heavily spinning Nickel Back, Guns & Roses, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica, Def Leppard, The Trews, Pearl Jam, Ozzy, Rush, Foo Fighters etc.

Contact: Chatham Office
117 Keil Drive Chatham, ON
N7M 5K1
info@canadasrock.ca
Tel. 519-354-2200
Contest/Request Line
519-354-4648

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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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CFCO Radio 2012

March 25, 2012

Radio Station: CFCO 92.9FM & 630 AM
Home: Chatham – Kent Ontario
Year: 2012
First Aired: 1926 (AM Station)
Format: Country Music
Website: http://country929.com/

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

Notes: Country 92.9 & AM 630
On March 3, 2008 at 9AM, after sixteen years as an oldies station, “Classic Gold 630” came to an end with the song “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher, after which CFCO signed on the new country format with “Play Something Country” by Brooks & Dunn. Opening the station was thirty two year CFCO vet George Brooks. This is the first time Chatham-Kent has had its own country music station, although now-sister station CHYR in nearby Leamington was a country station for most of the 1990s and sister station CJSP, also in Leamington, debuted its own country format prior to CFCO’s change. Besides CFCO and CJSP, other country stations owned by Blackburn Radio are CHOK in Sarnia-Lambton, CJWF-FM in Windsor, and CKNX in Wingham.

In March 2011 CFCO began referring the station as “Country 92-9 FM CFCO” with no mention of 630AM.

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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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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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