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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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Full Frontal Band 2011

March 5, 2011

Band: Full Frontal
Genre: Rock covers & originals
Year: 2011
Year formed: 2009
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Myke Oz. Parent – Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar
Rob Cowan – Lead guitar, backing vox
Don Brissette – Bass, backing vox)
J-Rad Sterling – Drums, samples, backing vox

The band has been playing the club scene and also is known for their ‘After Burner’ ZZ Top tribute act (formed in 2007) which  includes a few members from this line up. A true party rock band making the rounds today.

Contact them through email @ pencil-me-in@live.ca
Or on their facebook group ‘Full Frontal’.

 A few venues played include Encore, The Players Club and RibFest.

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Billy Sinder And The Explosions (1982)

May 28, 2009

Band: Billy Sinder And The Explosions
What: Blues Brothers Tribute Band
Year: 1982 era
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Members
Bill Malcom – Singer, Harmonica
Willy Darchuck – Lead Guitar
Ted Bushey – Rhythm Guitar
Mike Vandohogen – Upright Bass, Bass
(Cliff) Charles Partridge – Drums

   Billy Sinder And The Explosions could be seen live at the Royal Tavern And The Parkview.

Ted Bushy: The photo above was the first pro gig for Ted Bushey. Ted went on to become a songwriter for many Major label record companies, which worked well for his passion of being behind the scenes of making music.
   Ted also lived out West where he played live from time to time. He mainly pitches songs to Nashville artists these days and has become well known in the industry for his ability to write 100-200 songs a year for a long stretch.

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