The Cricketts band 1969April 25, 2010
Band: The Cricketts
Formed: Circa 1966
Style: South American Rhythm to country music.
Skip Brook (28) –
Dave Andrusak (28) – Vocals, rhythm guitar
Bill Labadie (23) – Sax, bass guitar
Tony Meriano (21) – Drums
Notes: Bill is from Tilbury and just joined the band about 6 months ago.
About Tony: This was Tony’s first real paying gig as he was just starting out. Tony would go on to play for countless bands over the years including Vic and the Conchords, Maple Shade, Homegrown, and Southwest Blues Review.
Tony was also a popular and important face for the music scene his entire life. Many knew him for his years at Musical Strings ‘N’ Things Ltd, followed by his own music shop ‘Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe’. He was also on many entertainment boards helping the city with its festivals and events. Tony passed away in 2010, but will be remembered as a leading supporter of local music and its history. Almost every single individual listed within the ‘Chatham Music Archive’ knew Tony, or had met him.