Archive for November, 2016

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1HQ

November 27, 2016

Artists: 1HQ
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2016
Genre: Dance/club music, humour

Members:
Matt Deneau
Jeff O’rourke

Material posted online 2012-2016.
* DDG
* Soap
* 10 Inches
* FireCracker
* Where you at ?
* Drinkers Anthem
* Dirty Girls
* Dance Floor
* Feel The Beat
* Back It Up
* Feel The Beat
* Booty Call
* Chocolate White
* Beat Em Up
* Hallucinate
* Cry Babies
* Shlim Baby
* Red Rover

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Soundcloud link here.
* youtube link here.
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The Rankin in Chatham Ontario

November 27, 2016

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Venue: Rankin House/Hotel
City: Chatham Ontario Canada.
Address: 182 King Street West.
Existed: 1852-1999

Rankin History Notes:
* It was one of the oldest buildings in Chatham.
* Most of the Social, political & business life in the 19th century revolved around the Rankin Hotel & It’s bar.
* The Rankin Hotel was built in 1852 by Colonel Arthur Rankin (Born in Montreal, 1816).
* The Colonel was the first private owner of Bob-Lo Island, having in 1874 used his connections and bought the whole island from the Government for $40.
* 1861 – Colonel Rankin sold the building to the Bank of Upper Canada for $10,000. The Bank then sold it.
* It was turned into a hotel in 1862, retaining the name Rankin.
* The Rankin Hotel was known as the finest hotel in Western Canada (As our area was called then).
* Juring this early era, it was strictly a male preserve.
* The Rankin was the first stop for travellers, for decades.
* In 1875, iron balconies on the second floor were built, and on festive occasions bands would play.
* In 1903, John Pleasance bought the rankin from William Peck for $14, 500. (Note, previously, the Rankin has passed ownership through many many hands.) The family ran it for more than 60 years.
* In 1906, there were 13 licensed hotels in Chatham, but prohibition was in the near future.
* Circa 1970/80’s, it was common for bands to perform while strippers did their act. This no longer happens due to cost. Dj’s are hired to simply hit play on pre-recorded music.
* Became Spanky’s in the late 1990’s. The building had burnt to the ground in 1999. A new building was built, and it carried on as Spanky’s, an adult entertainment venue.
(Note: it is still going as of 2016, the time of this entry)

Sources:
* Robert S. Mitchell ( Kent Historical Society)
* Note source: http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/CKPL/CKPL0026739141T.PDF
* Chatham Museum.

Links:
Spanky’s website here.
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Conscripted Youth EP

November 26, 2016

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Band: Conscripted Youth
Demo Release: Leather and Plaid
Year: Circa 2010
Home: (Chatham/Blenhiem)
Genre: punk/ska

Members:
Dano Demaeyer – Vocals / Guitar (16)
Thomas Ayres – Vocals / Bass (17)
John O’Rourke – Vocals / Drums (15)

Tracks
1 Intro/Seven Days
2 Or Anyother Day
3 The Government Will Fall
4 Zed- Oh- Ee!
5 Leather and Plaid

Notes:
* Began working on their second EP Washed Up On Shore (6 tracks).

Links:
* Youtube link here.
* facbook link here.
* Listen to the demo here.
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The Kent 1874 Venue

November 17, 2016

Event Venue: The Kent 1874
City: Chatham Ontario.
Year: Opened in 2015.

Notes:
* Events include concerts, weddings and catering.
* The building was formerly a church.
* Located on the corner of Park and William street.

Address:
* 124 William St. South, Chatham, Ontario

Links:
* Website link here.
* Facebook link here.
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Unity 2016

November 13, 2016

Band: Unity
Year: 2016
Genre: Cover band: Christian/Gospel/Country/50’s 60’s 70’s Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Marc Caron
John Couture
Dean Robert
Brian Benoot
Rosaire Emery

Notes:
It all began in 1998 with 3 people who had met on men’s retreat weekend. They first got together to provide music ministry for a wedding ceremony.

They provide music ministry for wedding ceremonies and church services. They also entertain at family celebrations, church and community socials, fundraisers, local fairs, community events and dances, and the homes for the elderly.

A portion of entertainment and ministry proceeds is distributed to needy causes such as clean drinking water, mission feeding and housing for the poor and other individual needy situations.

Links:
* Website here.
* Facebook link here.

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Chatham-Kent Mountaineers 2016

November 13, 2016

Band: Chatham-Kent Mountaineers
Year: 2016
From: Chatham Ontario.
Genre: Celtic rock
Format: Covers & originals.
Formed: 2008

Current line-up
Dan Davidson – lead vocals and drums
Alysson Storey-Davidson – fiddle, vocals, flute, harmonica
Rob Rankin – guitar, mandolin, banjo
Justin McMath – bass guitar
Steve Wiseman – guitar, vocals

Notes: The CK Mountaineers have recently played at the Sandbar in Erieau, Queen’s Head Pub in Tilbury, Blenheim (BYC Survivor competition/fund-raiser),

Links:
* Website here.
* Myspace link here.

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Vinyl Revival

November 4, 2016

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Band: Vinyl Revival
Circa: 2001-2005
Genre: Cover band, Rock, Blues, R&B & Country.
Home: Chatham-Kent area.

Note: Video is from their reunion show in 2014 at Liquid Johnnys in Sarnia (Oct. 17th).

Members:
Jeff Black – Vocals, Bass
Daryl Denault – Vocals , Guitar
Phil Caron – Vocals, Drums
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* Watch the preview below.

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* Email: mightysnoro@hotmail.com
* Youtube link here.
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