Archive for November, 2015

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Frendz Tapas Martini Lounge 2015

November 20, 2015

 

Venue: Frendz Tapas Martini Lounge
Address: 216 King St W, Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Year: 2015

Tuesday Open Mic Nights:
Frendz is the new home of Open mic nights with Julie Ross. Julie Ross has been hosting Open Mic nights on King Street in Chatham for over 20 years!
Come and sign up for a spot. 3 songs or 15 minutes, show off your talents! No Axe, No Problem! Open Mic is supplied with two community guitars, a bass, bongos, djembe, three vocal mics, and a box of highly suspicious noise makers.

Live entertainment:
On most weekends, you can commonly see solo acts & duo’s perform in this small venue, with the odd full band from time to time.
Regular acts include Ryan Bradley, Two From Tuesday, StereoBox & Brennan Dube.

Website:
Home: http://www.frendzlounge.com

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Bar Out Back in Chatham

November 20, 2015

 

Venue: Bar Out Back Sports Eatery (Bob’s)
Year: 2015
Opened: March 28, 2015
Where: Chatham Ontario Canada
Address: 160 Keil Drive South

Bar Out Back is the popular venue to catch mainstream cover bands perform on the weekends.
Other events include an amateur poker leauge, pay per view sport events, Dj music & karaoke nights.

Note: It is tucked away behind Swiss Chalet and is not visible from the street, Kinda why it is called ‘Bar Out Back’.

Websites:
Bar Out Back: http://www.baroutback.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baroutback

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Melody Ramblers 2015 Reunion

November 16, 2015

 

Band: Melody Ramblers
Year: 2015
Genre: Country Cover Band
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members (L-R)
Rene Brosseau – Steel Guitar, Vocals
Dan St. Pierre – Lead Guitar
Mark Buckwheat – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Larry St. Pierre – Drums
Wendy Jenkins – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
‘Gene’ Eugene Beaulieu – Bass, Vocals

Notes:
Who would have thought when Sherley St. Pierre and his wife Theresa formed a small country music band “The Melody Ramblers” in 1953, they started a country music tradition.
The Ramblers band officially retired December 31 1994, but in 2015, they did a reunion show made up of that final band member line up.

2015 – Reunion
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, Tilbury
When: October 3rd, 2015
* Event also included the original ‘HOMEGROWN BAND’.

Original Members in 1953:
(From left to Right in above photo.)
Joe Barnier – Guitar
Marie Barnier – Vocals
Louella Barnier – Vocals
Francis Barnier – Drums
Ralph St. Pierre – Fiddle
Joe Demers – Pedal Steel
Rita Demers – Vocals
Theresa St. Pierre – Vocals
Sherley St. Pierre – Guitar

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Lee Resistant – 2015 – Standing Down The Waves

November 14, 2015

Artist: Lee Resistant
Release: Standing Down The Waves
Date: Feb. 19th, 2015
Home: Chatham, Ontario
Genre: Acoustic Punk

Tracks:
01. I Belong To England
02. Just Live
03. Exes & Oh’s
04. Song For Rose

Notes:  Live, Lee is often joined by Keegan Slydes at the Elephant’s Nest in Chatham, performing punk rock covers.
Lee is also the bass player for local hardcore band ‘Hundred Proof’, & Guitar/vocals for ‘The Rucks’ when they were around.

Links:
* Band Camp: http://leeresistant.bandcamp.com/album/standing-down-the-waves

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Under The Covers cover band 2015

November 14, 2015

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Band: Under The Covers
Home: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Year: 2015
Genre: Cover Band – Dance/rock/country

Members:
Vocals – Chela
Vocals – Marina
Percussion – Brandon
Drums – Todd
Bass – Chris
Lead Guitar – Alex
Rhythm Guitar – Martin

Performed recently at T-Bones & Jazzbah (Chatham), Sams Hotel (Wallaceburg).

Links:
* Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/UTCchatham

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Cold Kocked – 2015 – Band

November 14, 2015

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Band: Cold Kocked
Home: Ridgetown
Year: 2015
Genre: Rock/hiphop crossover

Notes: Cold Kocked is the combination of two local groups – Kage Productions & Fletcher Munson, mixing up the genres of Hip Hop and Alternative Rock.

Members:
Derek Johnston – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Mark Gander – Bass
Rob Manchester – Drums
Doug Eberle – Lead Guitar
Kage – Hip-Hop Vocals/Turn Tables/Producer
BossnG – Hip-Hop Vocals/Rythym Guitar

Links:
* http://www.coldkocked.com
* https://www.reverbnation.com/coldkocked/song/24651314-still-standing
* Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY8EPlUYbYuKCWXLTMt9B7Q
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColdKocked

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