Friends Band in ChathamApril 25, 2010
Formed: Feb. 1974
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
A few cover selections: Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Marvin G, and the Love Unlimited Orchestra.
House band for Wheels Red Barrell part of 1975, all of 1976, and part of 77.
Bob Wilson – Bass
Tom Starks – Organist
Al Trudell – Lead guitar
Randy Coyle – Drums
Friends is a very talented group who specialize in soft rock music and now perform full time as a night club act. The age of the members is 21-23.
The guys were all in a band together before with two additional members along side them. The band plays to a full house and a dancing crowd and seem to be getting that respected reputation that they deserve.
Bob Wilson (Bass player) went on to play with Troiano (1979) and later with Kim Mitchell (1984) . For a 2010 update, Bob now performs back home in ‘Bluetonium’ with other top notch local players.
Raymond Violot was often called in to sub or add his talents to live performances.
All members of the band have went on to several different groups over the coming years.
Watch Bob in the K. Mitchell video below.
If video does not appear, watch it here.