Jubilaires II circa 1985December 9, 2009
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Band: The Jubilaires II
Genre: Country, pop
(L-R back row)
J.P. Marchand – Rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals
Marc Lozon – Drums
John MacTavish – Keyboards, vocals
(L-R front row)
Roland Lozon – Lead guitar, Violin, occasionally banjo
Brad James – Rhythm Guitar, vocals
Doug Colletti – Vocals, bass
Doug is from London and joins the band on bass guitar. He is another great player and has previously played in the local band Maple Shade.
The band continues to play several clubs, bars, and dances. One of the high lights include the Mohawk Country Jamboree in 1983, where they share the stage with acts such as Tommy Hunter, Rudy Davis, and Conway Twitty.
A long lasting tradition for the members is to perform at the Belle River Singing and Fiddle Contest. The Jubilaires II performed this event from 1982 to around 1987. The event draws thousands of people from all around.
The band goes on to change their name to “Front Page News” around 1987-88.