Posts Tagged ‘1980’


Hero 1980 Band

April 20, 2010

Band: Hero
Home: Chatham Ontario
Year: 1980
Style: Rock Jazz Band

Bob Wilson
– Bass
Paul Delong – Drums
Steve Fowler – Guitar
(Note: Bob and Steve are from Chatham)

  The band was just recently formed (1980) when Bob and Paul realized the band Troiano was about to come to an end due to musical differences.
  The group chose the name ‘Hero’ based on Steve Fowlers old high school dance band from when he was 16. That band only lasted three months, but the spirit lived on.
  At Age 26, Bob is a seasoned musician having played locally at age 18-19 with Friends and Quadrant.
In 1978, Bob joined Troiano, and later Kim Mitchell.

Steve (25) also played in Quadrant, and then went to Toronto to join up with ‘Warner Brothers’ recording artist Garnet Ford. Halfway through 1979, he also paired up with another great local guitarist (Tom Lockwood) to become Lockwood-Fowler Band.

  The band is completely instrumental and has no intentions of hiring a front man. The skill level of the members could blow away any rock band out there today.


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Cassandra Vasik 1980

February 12, 2010

Stage Name: Cassandra Leigh
Performer: Country Singer
Current Band: Destiny
Home Town: Blenheim
Year: 1980

Real name: Sandra Leigh Vasicek

   In October 1980, Cassandra (20) was a guest singing star on the Tommy Hunter Show that aired on the CBC Channel nine. She was quickly invited back. Her first live appearance ever was when she was eight years old in the folk choir at St. Mary’s Church in Blenheim.
  She has also performed on the Country Jamboree Show and the Ronnie Robbins show. Other high lights include performing on the broadcast of Opry North Show (Toronto) and won the London FM 96 Talent Hunt.
  Cassandra is currently in her final year of college in music related studies. She is also honing her song writing skills as she prepares to do music as a profession.

In 1991, Cassandra released her first album on the Epic Record label. She would become known as Cassandra Vasik. She enjoyed a great music career through the 1990’s including a few more records on a major label, as well as winning two Juno Awards.