Archive for the ‘2008 Music’ Category


Hit Bush Productions

October 28, 2012

Ted Bushey

Artist: Ted Bushey
Year: 2008
Main approach: Song Writer, guitarist, collabs.
Home: Chatham Ontario

Ted Bushey is a 25 year veteran of the music industry, with writing and producing credits that span the continent from Ontario to Nashville. Ted is an accomplished live performer, and currently runs his own production studio ( Hit Bush Productions ) in Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada’s Classic Car Capital. Ted now produces and peforms much of the background music for Old Autos Television, and soon other Maverick Multimedia Inc. Productions.




Half Past Four 2008 CD

May 19, 2011

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Artist: Half Past Four
Release: Rabbit in the Vestibule CD
Date: Jan 2008
Home: Toronto
Genre: Rock & Pop
Formed: 2005

Chatham Connection: Drummer Art Pisanski played the drums & percussion for this release.

Kyree Vibrant – vocals
Constantin Necrasov – guitar
Igor Kurtzman – keyboards
Dmitry Lesov – bass

Tracks: 1. Missing Sevenths, 2. Johnny, 3. Poisoned Tune, .4 Southern Boogie, 5. Twelve Little Words, 6. Underwater, 7. Lullaby, 8. Strangest Dream, 9. Biel, 10. Dwayne, 11. Salome, 12. Bamboo, 13. Rabbit

Notes: Half Past Four offers exquisite musical novelty and experimentation to true musical connoisseurs and rock-party goers alike. Drawing its inspiration from unique heritage of King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull and many other progressive, kraut, art and math-rock bands, Half Past Four takes pride and pleasure in taking progressive rock a little further and planting its seeds in the harsh soil of contemporary popular culture.

Preview & buy the CD online here.
Visit their webpage here.


The Gentlemans Band

August 7, 2010

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Band: The Gentleman’s Band
Home: Chatham
Year: 2008
Genre: Hard Edge Cover Band

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The River Rock

July 16, 2010

Venue: The River Rock
City: Chatham Ontario
Address: 187 King St
Year: Circa 2008

The River Rock is located in down town Chatham along side many other night life establishments. The River Rock occasionally hosts live bands for special events but mainly serves as a dance club. It often holds teen dances to give the 19 and under crowd a place to go and enjoy themselves.

The Venue has been around for a few years and was originally a movie theatre.
It had closed for some years, then reopened in June 2019.

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Self Cynic CD Release

May 14, 2010

Band: Self Cynic
Release: Self Cynic
Year: 2008
Home: Chatham-Kent (Tilbury)
Resides: Montreal
Formed: 2006

Chatham Connection: Mainman Matt Antaya is from Chatham-Kent.

Notes: Ask founding member Matt Antaya about his alt-rock band Self Cynic and his answer may surprise you. Songwriter and lead singer, Antaya, conceived his project as perhaps the opposite of a band. Self Cynic is an evolving experiment whose rotating lineup aims to demonstrate that a collection of songs will communicate their character despite varying musicians and arrangements.
  Matt began writing music at age 12, then went on to University (Waterloo) and spent allot of time working in studios, eventually making his way to Montreal.

02. The Next Room
03. Misbehave
04. In My Head
05. Mona Lisa
06. Stone Throw
07. All Around
08. Never Change
09. Try It Again
10. Evil Freedom
11. Already Gone
12. Left Behind 04:19

Visit them online here or here.



Colours Complete Recordings 2008

May 12, 2010

Band: Colours
Album: Love Heals: The Complete Recordings
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock
Home: California
Label: Now Sounds

Chatham-Kent Connection: Jack Dalton (Guitarist/song writer) was raised in Erieau, moved around the U.S.A. and now resides in Detroit.
 The Dalton family is well known in Erieau, as Mr. Dalton was known for years as Detroit’s Irish Tenor. The whole family are very musical and have entertained there neighbours with playing, singing and dancing. Jack was a member of the Dalton Boys, with his brothers Wally & Dan. The trio was booked to open Randy Sparks’ new club, Ledbetter’s, in October of 1963. 
Brother Dan Dalton also had a great time in the music scene as a member of the Back Porch Majority, playing banjo and 12-string guitar.

– Self Titled
1969 – Atmosphere
2008 – Love Heals: The Complete Recordings

Colours launched onto the scene in 1968 with a stunningly glorious psychedelic masterpiece of L.A studio wizardry. A super group before the name was coined, Colours was the brainchild of Gary Montgomery & Jack Dalton, two hard-working, former Motown songwriters who also penned songs for The Turtles, Nino & April and The Moon. This magical mystery tour-de-force of psychedelic Beatlesque pop also features the talents of Derek & The Dominos bassist Carl Radle.

This first-ever CD issue of their long-out-of-print albums (Colours and Atmosphere) is supplemented by long-lost 67 Dalton & Montgomery recordings cut just months before they formed Colours. 1969’s Atmosphere features former Beach Boy David Marks around the same time he was a member of The Moon another band with many connections to Colours.

The 16-page colour booklet also includes rare, unpublished photos and comprehensive liner notes that feature the participation of original band members. Now Sounds, the new imprint from Cherry Red, was established by Steve Stanley, producer of over 50 Rev – Ola titles.


Notes: Colours also had members from Derek & The Dominos and The Beach Boys in the band. Signed to Dot on the basis of their sitar-and-bagpipe-hued novelty 45, Brother Lou’s Love Colony. Cooked up, at times, under the all too discernable influence of the Fab Four, Colours is unashamedly Pepper-esque in its use of lavish arrangements recorded in no-expense- spared fashion with the 36-piece LA Philharmonic. By contrast, Atmosphere is a darker, less generic and more subdued recording. Love Heals also includes Dalton & Montgomery’s White Whale 45 and three previously unreleased demos which pre-date Colours’ mid-1967 formation. (Source)

Bonus Tracks:
Bonus Tracks (Dalton & Montgomery)

Tomorrow’s Women
All At Once

Right Or Wrong
She Just Wanted Kisses
She’ll Be The One

Buy the CD online here or here.
Visit Jack Dalton online here.

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Smit-Deuce 2008

April 23, 2010

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Name: Smit-Deuce (Chris Smith)
Release: ‘CK DUBBZ – The Beginning
Year: 2008
Genre: Rap, Hip Hop
Home: Blenheim
Reside: Chatham

Starting off young, Smit-Deuce developed a fondness for hip hop. He started off freestyling with his boyz in 1999, kickin it at parties. It was soon after this that the tragic passing of a long time friend inspired him to take it to the next level. Smit-Deuce released his first album titled Lyrical Assasin‘ in 2007.
He partnered up with friends Jamie J and DJ K-DUBB and released their first group album Titled ‘CK DUBBZ – The Beginning’ in 2008.

Visit him online here or here.
Watch the videos online here.



Ralph Murphy 2008 CD

April 17, 2010

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Artist: Ralph Murphy
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2008
Genre: Folk / Country
Raised: Wallaceburg Ontario
Resides: Nashville

01. Half the Way
02. Seeds
03. Passing Through
04. Star Born Every Minute
05. Wild Rose
06. Occasional Tear
07. Nobody’s Baby
08. That’s the Way a Good Time Goes
09. Old Brown Shoes
10. All Night Rain
11. Lonely Like the Rose
12. Dependable Love Song
13. The World’s Gone Flat
14. And I Miss You

Additional Credits for 2008:
* 2008 – Ralph vocal harmony credits. Performer: Crystal Gayle. Album: Cage the Songbird/Nobody Wants to Be Alone.

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April 6, 2010

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Year: 2008
Genre:  Rock / Christian Rock
Format: Original music
Home: Blenheim

Jp Huggins
– Vocals, guitar
Brad Benn – Lead guitar backing vocals
Martin Huggins – bass guitar
Stuart Huggins – percussion, drums

Visit them online here. here, or here.


That Whaling Band Release Jacks Gallery

February 11, 2010

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Band: That Waling Band
Release: Live – Jack’s Gallery
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham

Ray Whaling – Guitar, Vocals
Andy Martin – Bass, B. Vox
Daryl Denault – Guitar, B. Vox, Percussion
Joel Laprise – Drums

01. Jeckyll Meets Hyde
02. Quarter Mile Straight
03. Lookin’ For A Girl
04. Black Ryder
05. Rock Me
06. Get back Tomorrow
07. Rainen
08. Wheelz Of Fire
09. Shine

Recorded at Eyre Space Studios by: Bob Hiltz & Ray Whaling
All songs written by Ray Whaling.

That Whaling Band record a new release’ live off the floor’ in the studio.
Visit them online here.



Buckets Of CD

January 6, 2010

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Band: Buckets Of
Release: Self-Titled EP
Year: 2008
Genre: Indie Rock, pop and country.

Chatham ConnectionWes Moore and Corey Wells are from Chatham.  Wes previously played drums in local bands such as the ‘Beat Junkies’ and ‘Pocket Muu Muus’.  He moved away after his school years.

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Band Biography
  Buckets Of are a rock/country/art/space 5-piece that formed in Toronto, Canada. The group started when Corey Wells and Meaghan Bent began mashing together country and rock. Meaghan was learning drums and Wells was/is already a gnarly guitarist with Ancestors. The two wrote a handful of catchy ditties and in Summer ’07 synth-ist Katie McLeod (aka: KTron816) joined and filled in the spaces with the flowery imagery and spaciness that would develop the band’s style. The trio formed as Buckets Of. After recording bottomless demos in November ’07 at The Pound in Montreal drummer-turned-bassist Wes Moore (Lunchmeat) became the engine of the music with driving county/punk bass lines. Most recently, Tyler McPherson has joined playing pedal steel and baritone guitar. He adds the class to our stage show, both in dress and musicianship.

Corey Wells – Guitar, Vocals
Meaghan Bent – Drums, Harmonica, Vocals
Katie McLeod – Keys, Synth, Tambourine, Back Vocals
Wes Moore – Bass, Back Vocals
Tyler McPherson – Pedal Steel, Baritone Guitar

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Cory & Wes also play in the Toronto band ‘ancestors’, that is made up of all Chathamites.  This is a heavier, hardcore band. Check them out online here.



Bobby Lucier 2008

December 15, 2009

: Anne Murray
Release: Christmas Album
Year: 2008
Chatham ConnectionAnne’s steel guitar player is Bob Lucier who is originally from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe).

Album Description
The Canadian released CD also comes with a Bonus DVD
Anne Murray’s Christmas Album, a new collection features 10 of Anne Murray’s holiday favourites previously released on Anne’s other Christmas albums along with four new recordings, including “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, a brand new duet with Michael Buble. As an added bonus, this new collection includes a previously unreleased duet with Diana Krall.

About Anne Murray: Over the years, Anne’s recordings have seldom been off the charts. She has sold close to 50 million albums and has won countless awards. However, Anne Murray is more than just a Canadian icon. Her warm voice and well-loved songs have become woven into the fabric of our lives.

About Bob Lucier: Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability.  Bob was the resident Steel Player for “The Tommy Hunter Show” while it aired on the CBC television network from the mid ’70’s until its demise. He was also the first steel guitarist with the famous Johnny Burke and Eastwind.  Before that, he played in Bill Anderson’s “Po’ Boys band”, “Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires”, and a few others. Bob’s steel guitar playing is on many of Ann Murrays albums recorded through the years.

1. Joy To the World 
2. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow 
3. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (new) 
4. Away In A Manger 
5. Silver Bells 
6. O Come All Ye Faithful 
7. Winter Wonderland 
8. Jingle Bell Rock (new) 
9. White Christmas 
10. O Holy Night 
11. Blue Christmas (new) 
12. Go Tell It On The Mountain 
13. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Duet with Michael Bublé) (new) 
14. Silent NightBonus Track: 
15. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Duet with Diana Krall)(previously un-released) 


Dan Noordermeer 2008

December 14, 2009

Artist: Jeff Healey
Release: Mess of Blues
Year: 2008
Genre: Blues Rock
Chatham ConnectionGuitarist Dan Noordermeer is from Chatham.

May 2009: Jeff Healey’s “Mess of Blues” wins Rock Blues Album Of The Year at the 30th Annual Blues Awards in Memphis, TN THE BLUES FOUNDATION.

2009 JUNO AWARDS : “Mess of Blues” Nominated for “Blues Album Of The Year”

The band continues to perform and keeping Jeff’s music alive at festivals throughout the world.
Touring worldwide with Jeff Healey since 2002 Dave Murphy, Dan Nordermeer, Alec Fraser, & Al Webster recorded his final album in London England & Toronto Canada entitled “Mess of Blues”.

01. I’m Torn Down,  02. How Blue Can You Get  03. Sugar Sweet  04. Jambalaya  05. The Weight  06. Mess O’ Blues  07. It’s Only Money  08. Like A Hurricane  09. Sittin’ On Top Of The World 10. Shake, Ratte And Roll

About Dan: Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer has also been performing in the “Dave Murphy Band” for almost a decade, and continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity.

Notes: Mess of Blues contains ten cuts, all of them chosen by Healey from what he considered “audience favorites,” rather than his own or his fine band’s preferred tunes. Four of these were recorded in front of audiences at the Islington Academy in London and, appropriately enough, at Healey’s Roadhouse (his club) in Toronto. The other six were cut at Studio 92 in Canada by Norm Barker and Richard Uglow.




Rockstock 2008

December 5, 2009

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Event: Rockstock
Place: Chatham Airport
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Date: Saturday August 16th 2008

 “We’re shutting down the airport to bring you the biggest concert that Chatham Kent has ever seen!
Presented on over one million square feet of land, with a one and a half acre beer tent, 10+ big name bands, and a massive licenced drinking area for all you beer monsters.
Don’t miss the biggest party this summer!”

 2008 was the inaugural concert, with headliners such as Finger Eleven, Sloan, The Trews and Thornley. Around 6,000 people attended this event.

Line Up Main Stage
• 1:45-2:15 – Miclordz (main stage)
• 2:45-3:15 – The Peace Leeches (main) (local band)
• 3:45-4:15 – Flatlined (main)
• 4:45-5:15 – Rides Again (main)
• 5:45-6:30 – Thornley (main)
• 7-7:45 – The Trews (main)
• 8:15-9 – Sloan (main)
• 9:30-10:30 – Finger Eleven (main)

Line Up Side Stage
• 1:10-1:35 – Silvercade (side stage)
• 2:15-2:40 – Finding Core (side) (Local Band)
• 3:15-3:40 – Dead End Charlie (side) (Local Band)
• 4:15-4:40 – Punish Them (side)
• 5:15-5:40 – Kid Gib (side)
• 6:30-6:55 – Bury The Bully (side)
• 7:45-8:10 – Mean Tangerine (side)
• 9-9:30 – Citizen Erased (side)



The Bomb Squad 2008

October 30, 2009

Band: The Bomb Squad
Year: 2008
Style: Professional Motown cover band.
Chatham Connection: Chatham resident Brian McDonnell (Dirty Weapons, United Snakes & Beggar’s Opera) is the bass player.

Mark Chichkan – Vocals & Guitar
Brian McDonnell – Vocals & Bass Guitar
Phil Charrette – Vocals & Drums
Tony Calabrese – Keyboards

  The Bomb Squad is a four piece band based on the border of Windsor Ontario Canada, and Detroit Michigan.
It is here where you could not help but be bombarded by the sounds of Motown.
It is also here where four talented musician friends have formed a band to capture the very heart and soul of the music. Their repertoire is taken out of the late 60’s and 70’s, an era of music that is considered timeless and for all ages.
This casino showstyle band with stunning vocals and musicianship bring an explosive energy to every show.

  They have played for every type of function from the most formal of settings to festivals and Casino’s across the globe.  The list of clientel the band has played for is huge.   With some of the worlds most well known and respected corporations requiring our services to make their event special.   We are glad to give you references if needed.  This group has had no member changes in the last 10 years they have been performing together.  This means that you get a very tight and polished sounding band that knows each other on stage.

They are currently playing all the casinos in the Windsor\Detroit area.
Visit them online here.



Rene Brosseau Nominated by CCMA

August 28, 2009

Name: Rene Brosseau
Instrument: Pedal Steel and slide guitar
Year: 2008
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario

* Nomination: Nominated by ‘Canadian Country Music Awards’ for “Steel Guitarist of the Year” (2008)
* He was a member of local favourites “The Melody Ramblers” from 1979 to 1995)

Rene has worked with many tribute acts including: Garth Brooks,
Shania Twain, Reba, Tim, Faith, Cher, Buddy Holly,
Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rod Stewart, ZZ Top,
and The Blues Brothers.

Has performed at such venues as: Casino Windsor,
Windsor Slots, Sudbury Slots, Point Edward Casino,
Hiawatha Raceway (Sarnia), Motor City Casino (Detroit), Western Tour (Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Niagara Falls, Timmins), Massachussets Fesivals,
Quebec Festivals, Montreal’s McGill Molsen Statdium,
and The CNE in Toronto.

Rene has been in opening acts for: The Road Hammers,
The Stampeders, Thomas Wade & Wayward, Duane Steel, Michele Wright, Jason McCoy, Doc Walker, Diane Chase,
and Blue Rodeo.

In the summer of 2007 Rene worked with Montreal’s country/rock act Desert Heat, who’s songs have had a lot of airplay on Canadian country radio in the past 2 years. Gigs consisted of fairs & festivals in the Ottawa to Montreal area, from being opening acts for Amanda Wilkinson, George Canyon & The Road Hammers to being the main act.

Note from Rene: I enjoy various styles of music from classic rock, blues,
and pop, to traditional and modern country, and these
sounds can be heard in my style of playing.

Click on the video below to watch Rene in action.

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Brian Allossery – Everybody All Together (2008)

July 21, 2009

: Brian Allossery
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Resides: Toronto
Band: Brian Allossery and “The Lazy Poets”
Release Title: Title: Everybody All Together
Year: 2008
Style: Pop: Power Pop

Everybody All Together, Crystal Ball, Understanding, Work of Art, Beautiful You, I Know What I Like, Movie Star , Criticize, Down With Love, She’s My Girl, Little House

Notes:   A country boy who lives for music, moves to the big city to be a part of it all. Listen to the CD “Everybody All Together” and experience the desires and conflicts, denials and fulfillments, as he pursues the dreams that inspired his generation and countless others: freedom, love, adventure and security.

   Canadian (rock, pop, jazz) musician Brian Allossery blends genres, as he collaborates with a collective of talented Canadian musicians known as “The Lazy Poets”, including Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo), Ray Coburn (Honeymoon Suite, Alannah Miles), Peter Nunn (Gowan) and Creighton Doane (Melanie Doane.)

   “Crystal Ball” is the new single from the CD “Everybody All Together”, which has received coast-to-coast Canadian airplay on CBC radio and commercial stations. It’s currently being played on radio around the world (Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, the UK, Spain and Belarus).

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Brian online:

 Chatham Music Archive, Ontario Canada.



Chatham Concert Band (2008)

July 7, 2009
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Chatham Concert Band
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.
Formed: 1927

Chatham Concert Band Members Receive Ontario Volunteer Service Awards in 2008 for their time with the band.

Vaughn Pugh – 40 yrs  
Al Rathwell – 30 yrs  
Carol Verkaik – 30 yrs  
Ken Crone – 30 yrs   
Tony Kurecka – 15 yrs  
Pat Bates – 10 yrs   
Tabitha Jennings – Youth Award

 Notes: Vaughn Pugh has been bandmaster and conductor of the Chatham Concert Band since 1984, following the death of Phil Carney, who had been bandmaster since 1960.




Ken Crone Trio (2008)

July 6, 2009

Band: The Ken Crone Trio
CD Release: ‘Bout Time
Year: 2008
Genre: Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent

Ken Crone
– piano
Pat Crone – drums
Ed Laporte – bass

01 just friends
02 Canadian sunset
03 Europa
04 Tangerine
05 thethingswedidlastsummer
06 my favourite things
07 watch what happens
08 gentle rain
09 poinciana
10 opus one
11 just squeeze me
12 take the train
13 oscars blues

* The Release contains 13 tracks recorded at EyreSpace Studios and live at the Blind Dog Bar and Grill in Chatham Ontario Canada.
* All songs were recorded in the summer of 1997 and 1999 and includes covers from many of the jazz greats.
* Ken & Eddie have been playing together since the late 1950’s. Ken’s son Pat joined the group on drums in the late 1970’s. Ken also plays for ‘ManPower’.
 * Ken Crone has worked with Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, the Mills Brothers, the McGuire Sisters and other legends.
 * At age 80, Ken Crone has been making music for almost 70 years. For the past 3 years, the Ken Crone Trio has been performing to sold-out crowds at Studio One in Chatham.
* Born in St Thomas, Ken Crone moved to Chatham at around age 18, and has called it home ever since.
* Ken also worked for a few years in London Ontario, from 1962 – 1967, where led the house band at the Iroquoir Casino. This was the venue for many of the international touring acts of the time and Ken’s group backed them all.

Recording Credits: Stephen Fowler and Bob Hiltz.



Square Root Of Margaret Canadian Tour (2008).

June 11, 2009

    Click the picture above to enlarge & see the dates for the Cross Canada Tour.

      This is also about the time that Ben Srokosz joined the band as the new drummer. 2008 also saw the release ‘Time Machines Box Set Volume 1’. I bought one and was impressed. It came in a custom box. It included a retro style zine, their first 3 CDs, stickers, SROM matches and a few other cool things.

   Below is a video interview with the boys on the Rogers Television Show. This “London Calling”, episode aired in early 2008.. This edited version talks a little bit about Chatham Kent & how the band came to be.

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The Repertoire (2008)

June 7, 2009

Band: The Repertoire
What: 60’s, 70’s & 80’s dance music cover band
Home: Chatham Kent Area
Year: 2008

Derek Johnston – vocals
Steve Tremblay – bass guitar
Brian St.Pierre – guitar
Rod Reynolds – Drums


  Weddings and gatherings is where these guys can be found performing.
  Brian’s (guitarist) musical roots go back three generations to his Great Grandfather where the first “family jams” took shape. The St.Pierre family-started the country group ‘The Melody Ramblers’ (from the fifties) that has been performing countless shows for more than five decades!

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Demo Kid Writes With Weezer Frontman And Friends. (2008)

June 3, 2009

Demo Kid – 80’s Radio . A home demo song/video co-written with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. The song did make it onto Weezer’s 2010 album ‘Death To False Metal. Below is the demo version Demo Kid did & below that is the final album version.

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   Demo Kid released a 24-song demo in 2007 and hasn’t slowed down a bit. 2008 saw as many as 30 new original songs posted online. Above are a few fun songs/videos from this year.

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Ruthless C_nt Killers – A Dirty Damn Good Time (2008)

May 23, 2009

Band: Ruthless C_nt Killers
Release: A Dirty Damn Good Time
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock & Roll
Home: Chatham-Kent

   Notes: Formed around 2007. Ruthless C_nt Killers is a ridiculously sarcastic, yet completely serious Outlaw Honky Punk band. They played their final show  April 11th 2009 at the KBD Hall located at 34 Byng Ave in the good ol city of Chatham.

Keegan Panger
– Vox & Guitar
Bobbin’ Bob Hiltz – Bass & Vox
Tom Vandeven  – Lead Guitar
Jason Macfarlane – Drums
Adam Ledrew – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals (Original Member)
Poke C_nt – Vocals

1. F*ck it all
2. Different Strokes
3. Handicapped Hippie
4. The Cunnilingguist
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Drummer Brandon Valdivia in Toronto (2008)

May 22, 2009

Artist: Brandon Valdivia
Home Town: Chatham Kent Ontario
Current Home: Toronto
Position: Drummer
Year: 2008

   Brandon Valdivia (age 25) plays in five bands right now. He started drumming in his hometown of Chatham at 12 years old; after collecting a music degree at Wilfrid Laurier he packed his bags and moved to the Big Smoke. His current groups include Picastro, Friendlyness and the Human Rights, Place Hands, Not the Wind Not the Flag, and Slowly, Slowly.

   Not a showboat, it’s Brandon’s stellar craft and control that sets him apart from other percussionists. He can play with the subtlety of a kiss or the power of an electrical storm, often within seconds of each other.

   He’s probably best known for his work with Picastro (Owen Pallett is a former member.) They are going on a European tour this month to support their latest disc, ‘Whore Luck’.
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Previous bands: A Second Less (2001), The Hollow (2001)

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The Burnouts (2008)

May 21, 2009

Artist: The Burnouts
Home: Chatham Kent
Formed: 2007
Style: Rock

Members 2007:
JONNY EDWARDS guitar vocals
ALLAN Weller (WILLARD) bass

     Jonny started this band on his own in 2005 at the age of 14 with an acoustic guitar and small 4 track recorder. The band name was inspired by the Green Day song. They are a very young band with the ability to write catchy songs.

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They also appear on this 2008 Chatham Kent Compilation.   legionnaires_diseasecdcover1



Superfly 2008

May 21, 2009

Artist: Superfly
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Style: Funk / Jam Band / Jazz

Year: 2008

Justin McMath – Bass Guitar
Nick Novosad – Keyboards
Steve Walker – Guitar Vox
Nick Sennema – Drums and Percussion
Byron Harrett – Sax / Flute.

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Led Zeppelin Tribute Band ‘Black Dog’ in 2008

May 20, 2009

Artist: Black Dog
Year: 2008
What: Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

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The Scoop:
   The Led Zeppelin tribute Black Dog has been performing all over Canada and U.S. for the past 10 years. Black Dog was featured in the Canadian music artists’ 5440 ‘Animal In Pain’ music video which was broadcast worldwide and still appears on the band’s official website.

   Black Dog’s show consists of look a like costumes of the Rock Gods themselves. Vocalist Kevin McWatters bears a striking resemblance to Robert Plant. His vocal style and range emulate Zeppelin’s 70s fame. Guitarist Frank Longe (formerly of L.A.) has mastered Jimmy Page’s art through 15 years of playing. He has Les Paul and double neck guitars.

   The John Paul Jones bottom end is held down nicely by bass player J.Z. Taine who has many years of professional music experience. Black Dog is a must see for any Zeppelin fan!


Nick also plays in the hardcore band 100 Proof, Superfly and more.
JZ TAINE also plays bass for Finding Core.

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Davis Block – Ska Punk Band (2008)

May 20, 2009

Artist: Davis Block
Formed: 2007
Style: Ska Punk Band
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Kelly Myre – Bass
Alex Hill – Drums and Vocals
Chris Wilkins – Guitar and Vocals
Sir Charles WJ Pickard III Esquire – Guitar

    Davis Block can be heard on the Legionnaires Disease Compilation CD put out in 2008. The band is fun to watch live as Alex steals the show with his quick & witty comments.
    Good fun. Old school punk rock played by young punk rockers.

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Eric Welton (2008)

May 19, 2009



Artist: Eric Welton
Release: Fool Heart
Year: 2008
Genre: Pop/Indie

Home: Windsor
From: Chatham

1. Cold Hearted Woman
2. Dyed Blue
3. Flea
4. Wandering (for Bill Wyman’s Children)
5. Fool Heart Blues
6. All Good, Alright, Ok
7. All Your Life
8. I Don’t Believe in You (Too Far Gone)
9. Had a Love

All songs written, performed and recorded by Eric Welton except
“fool heart blues” written by s.a.gibb & e.w., performed and recorded by e.w.
Thank-you for lending your voices: Andrew MacLeod (track 4), Travis Reitsma (track 4 & 7) and Tara Watts (track 4).

* Download at band camp here.
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.



Anu Beginning (2008)

May 7, 2009

Artists: Anu Beginning
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Style: Metal
Year: 2008

Vocals/Synth: Matt Sunders
Guitar/Vocals: Aaron Barry
Bass/Vocals: Tanner Havens
Drums/Random Noises: Adam McNaughton

   Originally formed in the fall of 2007, the band went through lineup changes until solidifying in September of 2008. With firms beliefs planted as the foundation of their music, the 4 went to work spreading a message to anyone who would listen.

Listen here:,



The Outside Looking In (2008)

May 7, 2009

The Outside Looking In
Waiting For Yesterday
Date: 2007
Home: Chatham
Style: Rock
Matt Veenstra – Vocals
Tom Harvey – Guitar
Mike Klassen – Guitar
Chris Walters – Bass
Matt St. Pierre – Drums

Tracks: 1. Who’s Ready For War 2. D.S.And T. 3. Yecats Song (Acoustic) 4. Fine 5. Complete Bee Eff 6. A Night In Reno Claf 7.Suffer 8. Waiting For Yesterday

Produced by: Bryan Van Rooyen



Blueswraith (2008)

May 7, 2009


Band: Blueswraith
Project: Cover Band
Year: 2008 era

Scott Campbell – Lead Vocals
Dave – bass guitar, vocals;
Mitch Robinson – Lead guitar, vocals
Novo Chile – Keyboards, Vocals
Rich Gandalph – Drums

   Blueswraith had it’s start more than 4 years ago when former guitarist Joe Tattoo and drummer Rich Gandalf formed the band. In December of 2006, the band members went their separate ways due to some unresolvable issues. (The other three members formed a band called the RawkDawgs before changing their name to StraightEdge. Check out their Myspace site and then go see them at a show, they’re a damn good band!).
Then, in the spring of 2007, Rich G. began the process of restoring Blueswraith. but with new band members. All of the members have many years of experience, both on stage and in the recording studio. Blueswraith is still doing covers of the great Blues and Classic Rock from the 60’s and 70’s, but stay tuned to hear some band orignals in the not too distant future as well. We’ll soon be bringing you music from “back in the day”, as well as some new “Classic Rock”.

Listen to them here:







City In Ruin (2008)

May 7, 2009


Band: City In Ruin      
:  Chatham
Style: Metal         
Year: 2008
Formed: 2006, Disbanded in 2008

Scott Caron – Vocals
James Gorry – Guitar
Randy Rose – Bass
Mike Dienesch – Drums
Also included Pat Prole – Guitar

Listen Here:

Click on video below to watch it.

If video does not appear, watch it here.



Legionnaires Disease Compilation CD (2008)

May 7, 2009


Compilation CD: Legionnaires Disease
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario
Release Date: 2008

Produced by: Bob Hiltz and Chris Wilkins
Executive Producers: Adam LeDrew and Jeff Goodreau
Recorded at various studios in and around Chatham Kent

   This is a good compilation for those who love the underground music scene like myself, but also enjoy the not so underground music too.
   This comp gives a fair presentation of what the Chatham music scene is like right now. It includes local legends, rock, ska, punk, acoustic and alternative bands.

Click on the video below to hear samples from all bands on this CD.

If above video does not appear, watch it here.

01. Davis Block – Taking Sh_ts –
02. The Burnouts – Get Away
03. Observatory – Her Majesties
04. The Long Lots – Devils Hands
05. The Grave Misunderstanding – Psycologie
06. Finding Core – Shirley
07. Aaron Allen And The Small City Saints
08. Stillframe – The Haunting
09. Leia Weaver – First Killing Floor
10. Sarah Hiltz – Amnesia
11. Prophet Limbo – Me And My Bones
12. The Peace Leeches – Donate
13 Watchtower – Love And Money
14. Underewater Solitaire – Little Blue Pill
15. Us And Omens – You Don’t Know
16. How Dare You – Bottom Feeder
17. Tom Lockwood Blues Band – Gimme Some
18. Southwest Blues Review – Death Letter
19. Ruthless C_unt Killers – Handicapped Hippies



Karman Line EP (2008)

May 5, 2009


Karman Line
: Chatham
Year: 2008

tom vandeven – vocals/guitars
marshall feduk – bass
jason macfarlane – drums
Music Style: Foo Fighters

  They have recently completed their debut EP simply entitled “The Karman Line EP”. They have been posting the new songs on ‘myspace’.

listen here :



Dead End Charlie Release Music (2008)

May 5, 2009

: Dead End Charlie
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2008
Genre: Hard Rock
Home: Blenhiem

Band is
Paul Demars
: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Aug Polowick: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Dwayne Purdy: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jeff Faflak: Drums, Backing Vocals

Tracks: Sinful Feeling, Sweet 16, Evil Dreams, Never Say Never, The Day, The Calling, Dee’s Guns, Dead End Maze, The Dream, Throw The Horns

Recorded at: B.Y. Studios, Blenheim On.

Words : Dead End Charlie is a group of musicians from Southwestern Ontario whose sound is a direct result of music they grew up listening to.
   Their goal is to make music that they would have been listening to and buying as kids. What better way to stay young forever than to live through heavy rock n’ roll! That’s just what Dead End Charlie does.
   They deliver today’s music through the aid of a time capsule, reminiscent of such greats as Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne to AC/DC (or just about any other straight ahead hard rocking band of the era).

Watch video below

If video does not appear, watch it here.

blog note : Paul is a great guy who I got to play with when we were all starting bands. He played drums & we almost started a band together but he lived too far away and we were too young to drive.

listen here :



The Long Lots Discovered (2008)

May 4, 2009
The Long Lots

The Long Lots

Jay Amerlinck – vocals,guitar.
Jeff O’Rourke – bass.
Jason O’Rourke – drums.
Gary Jongbloed – guitar

Go check em out. Gary happens to be my neighbour. I didn’t know this until after I learned of them. Very cool band.

Listen here, here,

If Vid does not appear, view it here.


Dismata (2008)

May 3, 2009

   Tilbury based band formed from the death metal ashes of Gates of Rage & Pit Bull Grin

Joel Caron – Drums
Rich Dupuis – Guitar
Darren Marchand – Vocals
Jamie Monteros – Bass




Firelife – Tell You Everything (2008)

May 3, 2009

A great band from Windsor that deserves some love.
Directed + Edited by: David Ross
Produced by: William Friesen     Co-Produced by: Tim DNotter
Special Thanks: Charlotte Ross & Katherine Burton





 Bori Afolabi (vocals, guitar, keys)
Daniele Ritorto (guitar, vocals)
Brad Devine (bass)
Luke Frenette (drums)



Nerve is Ready to Rawk! (2008)

May 3, 2009


  I Grew up with these guys and jammed with them when we were kids. They have been around for awhile but keep getting better.  In March 2009, they will release an EP online entitled ‘The Tragedy: Part I’. I have heard it and it simply steps them ahead 100 percent. What they lacked before was personality in the vocals & such. I think they got the message from allot of fans who love em and they went for it. The new stuff is more dynamic, interesting, soulful, and metal how it is supposed to be.  Metal can become stagnant but Nerve managed to carve their own way this time, which is refreshing for this style.

 Below is footage from 2008. They have developed in many ways since this footage was shot.




Chatham Skate Park, 20+ Years to Build

May 3, 2009

Wow, we have been asking for a skate park for years, finally we got one in Chatham. 
The Official Grand Opening Event took place Saturday June 23, 2007
  The above article is from 1988. Most of the kids you will know today, as many of them have went on to be in bands.

  Chris Spafford has been a huge supporter in making the park arrive in Chatham. Along with his store “High Five” and local skate boarding friends, cheers!

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Here it is 2008, We finally get it!

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Peace Leeches Play At Rockstock ‘08

May 3, 2009

   A little press I found for a local Chatham duo that sparked my interest.

   To say the local airport normally doesn’t see this much traffic would be putting it mildly.
   According to organizer estimates, approximately 6,000 people attended the first-ever Rockstock on Saturday, which went off with few issues.
   Finger Eleven, Sloan, The Trews and Thornley were the main acts on the big stage, but the local group The Peace Leeches proved to be a popular attraction as well.
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South Paw – Simon Sayz (2008)

May 2, 2009

Artist: SouthPaw
Release: S.T.
Name: Cary Templeman
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2008
First CD Release

Notes: DJ SouthPaw, a pioneering dj, who has been in the scene since starting C.I.A. (The Rap Gods) in 1990.  They were getting attention from A&M Records publisher John Redmond, they suddenly disbanded just as attention was growing, and DJ SouthPaw was born.
Travelling through out the U.S. and Canada promoting his style for several years he worked with several songwriters/producers of note. Currently he’s been honing his craft and producing a flood of material, with songwriter/producer Ted Bushey, along with Djn’ several clubs in the area, notably The ROCK, a high energy dance club in Chatham’s downtown.

This is a video from my ol’ high school classmate.
He just put out the ‘Chat-Town Hustle’ CD which I picked up from him recently.