Posts Tagged ‘band’

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Punish Them – 2009

May 16, 2020
Band: Punish Them
Release: EP
Year: 2009
Home: Chatham/London
Genre: Metal

Formed: 2007

Members:
Mike Gregory – Bass
Brady Krzemien – Drums
Kyle Merritt – Guitars
Jordan Ginty – Guitars (lead)
Bradon Kellam – Vocals 

Demos posted on myspace.com
01. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (2009)
02. Siege & Prevail (2008)
03. The Big Crunchy Bounce (2010)
04. A Child & His Demise (2008)
05. Find A Way (2009)
06. Far of the Rising Sun (2009)
07. Interlude (2010)

Links:
* metal archive here.
* Reverbnation link here.
* Facebook link here.



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Blutonium 2020

March 16, 2020

Band: Blutonium
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Rhythm & Blues
Style: Cover Band
Year: 2020
Formed: 2009

Members
Scott Campbell – Vocals
Bob Wilson – Bass
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar
Mark Tremblay – keyboards

Brief Members Band History:
* Bob Wilson has played bass for major acts such as Kim Mitchell, Troiano, & Black Market. He has played in popular local acts such as Tom Lockwood, Quadrant, Badge, & Friends.

* Scott Campbell – Beggers Operah, & Blueswraith, among others. * Scott Campbell took over lead vocal duties in Blutonium in 2013, with the departure of Phil Caron.

* Rick Chrysler – Hat Trick, Blues On The Rocks, Big House, The Why Nots, Stephanie McIlroy, True Blue Hoodoo, The New Love Family Band, Nexus, Quadrant , Rosco, Fifth Night, Red Herring, Chickoree, Rebel, Airtight, Route 66, Manpower, & Highwaze. Plus more I am sure.

* Jeff Mifflin – Stephanie McIlroy, A Step Further Into The Blues, & O’Hara Brothers Band. He also is a recording engineer on his own time and has done several recordings for many bands & projects. Among other things in music, Jeff is also a respected live sound engineer.

* Mark Tremblay – Currently also plays keyboards in SoulCat & Moondog Howlers. Played with Tom Lockwood, Ray Whaling, Fowler Lockwood Band, Ground Zero, Appliances Band, Nexus, Quadrant, Roscoe, Red Herring, Chickoree, Airtight, & more.

Recent performances:
* Ups n Downs in Sarnia
* Wortley Road House in London
* The Kent, the Fortresss, & the Sons of Kent, in Chatham

Links:
* facebook link here.

 

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Black River Remedy 2020

March 15, 2020

Band: Black River Remedy
Year:
2020
Genre: Southern Rock / Alt. Country
Style: Cover band
Home: Chatham Ontario
Formed: 2019

Current Members:
Howie Jd Howard – vocals & guitar
Mike Putnam – guitar & vocals
Greg Tetreault – bass guitar
David Deighton – drums & vocals

Recently performing at:
* U.S.B. & the Elephant’s Nest in Chatham.
* Richmond Tavern in London.

Links:
* Website link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.





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Traffic Jam 2020

March 11, 2020

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Band: Traffic Jam
Genre: Jazz & Funk (Covers)
From: Chatham Ontario
Year: 2020
Formed: 2019

Members:
Michael Rossi – Guitar
Steve Eyres – Bass
Pat Crone – Drums

  • Traffic Jam is a very talented band with leading veteran players in our community. Special guests often join them on stage to perform various songs. They can be seen performing at venues around town, and also performing at private events.

Photo credit: Scott Primeau





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Watering Hole 2020

March 11, 2020

Band: Watering Hole
Release: Downpour
Year: 2020
Genre: Hardcore
Home: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Members:
Nick Grand – Bass
Tanner Klein – Vocals
Ryan Haysum – Guitar
Cody King – Drums

  • Watering Hole began releasing music in 2016.

Tracks:
01. Introduction
02. Crow City Murder
03. Sanctuary
04. Ms. Grotke’s Hairy Legs
05. Burn
06. Blade
07. Waste Away
08. Dignity (feat. Jamison Berry)
09. Force Fed
10. Lash Out (Feat. Bob Calwell)
11. WW3

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Youtube link here.
* Download album @ band camp.com here.

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Kristin Nicholls Band EP2

February 3, 2020

Band: Kristin Nicholls Band
Release: EP2
Genre: Pop/Rock
Year: 2012
From: Hamilton
Formed: 2007

Chatham Connection: Kristin is from Chatham-Kent Ontario. His sister Brooke Nicholls is also involved in music.

Tracks:
1. Kill
2. Be With
3. Getting Over You

Members:
Kristin Nicholls
Luke Cronsberry
Jamie Altena
Allen Bilston

Preview the CD below on youtube here.

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Links:
* Download/Preview it here. (CDbaby)
* Facebook link here.
* Spotify link here.
* Apple Music link here.
* Youtube link here.





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UNITY Station Band 2020

January 17, 2020
Band: UNITY Station Band
Genre: Country, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, & more
Stye: Cover Band
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2020
Formed: 1998

Current Line-Up
Phil Caron
Marc Caron
Brian Benoot
Dave Fox
Don Cook

 

Bio:
It all began in 1998 with Marc Caron, Brian Benoot, and John Couture when they first got together to provide music ministry for a wedding ceremony. The band has continued to evolve with many talented musicians throughout the past 2 decades!

Members have included Ruth Mazan, Brian Sloan, Rob Laurie, Phil Caron, Dean Robert, Kevin Clouthier, Tina Pumfrey, Ron Fleming, Paul Caron and Rosaire Emery. Recent guest musicians Don Cook and Dave Fox have also brought their talent to the group.

Links: 
* Facebook link here.
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The Chasers 2020 Country Music

January 11, 2020

Band: The Chasers
Year: 2020
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Country music
Style: Cover Band
Formed: 2012

Notes: The Chasers are a professional favourite in the Country Music cover scene, in this area.

Members:
Brent Martin – Lead vocals
Mike St.Pierre – Rhythm guitar
Chris St.Pierre – Drums
Jared Lozon – Bass
Brian St.Pierre – Lead guitar

Links:
* Facebook link here.




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Along Came A Spider 2019

January 9, 2020

Band: Along Came A Spider
Genre: Rock/Metal
Year: 2019
Home: Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.

Chatham Connection: Jamie Miller (Lead Vocals), although from Chatham, has been making the trips to Cleveland Ohio for the past five years, to be the singer for the band. Jamie now lives in London Ontario.

Band Members:
Jamie Miller – Lead Vocals
Luke Fockler – Lead Guitar
John Calo – Bass
Tony Castillo – Drums
Joel Sedlak – Keys/Programming

Notes: In 2019, the band made public three songs.
01. Galaxy Eyes
02. Remedy
03. I’m Not Okay (I Promise) (Cover Song)

Links:
* Bands Youtube link here.
* Band twitter link here.
* Band facebook link here.





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Saint Ends

January 1, 2020

Project: Saint Ends
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Indie Rock

Notes: In 2019, Saint Ends released three songs.
01. Hard Feelings
02. Change
03. Wartime Nurse (Ceasefire)

Musicians
* Jesse-Dylan Verleye – Vocals, guitar & song writer.
* Shawn Beaulieu – Guitar, B.Vox, keys, percussion, & programming.
* Dave Richie – Bass
* Chuck Young – Drums ( 01 & 02)
* Joe Carson – Drums (03)
* Kyle Jubenville – Guitar, B. Vocals (01 & 02)

Producer & Engineer: Shawn Beaulieu
Drums 01 & 02 tracked by: Bob Hiltz

Debut Release
2015 – Saint Ends – Baby Teeth (EP)

Links:
* Wartime Nurse (Ceasefire) video here.
* Change video here.
* Hard Feelings video here.
* Spotify: Debut EP here.
* Buy Debut CD (iTunes) here.




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Slip N Out

December 31, 2019

Band: Slip N Out
Genre: Country (Covers)
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2019

Formed in 2006. Band split up for 5 years prior, and reformed in 2019.

Members:
Tammy Jones – Bass, Vocals
Chris Bird – Guitar
Ken Ramsden – Drums, Vocals




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Talk Radio 2019 EP Lucky

December 19, 2019

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Band: Talk Radio
Release: Lucky (EP)
Year: 2019 (Dec. 13th)
Genre: Rock
Home: London, Ontario
Formed: 2016
Cover art: Kelly McFadden

* Chatham Connection: Aaron, Aaron & Myles are from Chatham-Kent.

Tracks:
01. Judgement Day
02. Leave the Light On
03. Lucky
04. Rodstad
05. Some Day

Band Members:
Aaron Allen
Aaron Barry
Dustin Anderson
Matt Ashton

Notes: Notes: Talk Radio also put out a four song EP in 2017.

Links
* Facebook here.
* Spotify link here.
* Apple music here.






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Mark My Word

October 30, 2019

Band: Mark My Word
Year: 2019
Year Formed: 2018
Genre: Hard Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Andrew Bateman – Vocals, guitar
Jason Andersen – Bass
Ki Larsen – Drums

Notes: Mark My Word released two songs, ‘Jump the Shark‘ in 2018 & ‘Plastic #​!​&% Doll‘ in Jan 2019.
Jason & Ki have been playing together for years, previously with local metal band Nerve (1996-2009) & All Against (2011).

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Bandcamp link here.






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The Debonairs & Mares

October 26, 2019

Band: The D.A.M. Band
Year: 2019
Year formed: 2016
Genre: Cover band (Country, Rock, Blues, Top 40 and more!)
Home: Windsor, Chatham, Erieau

Notes: The D.A.M. Band is also known as The Debonairs & Mares.

Members:
Dean Robert – Lead guitar and vocals
Korry Rowland – Bass guitar.
Rosaire Emery – Percussion
Mary Anne Patterson – Vocals, keys, ukelele, and strap on synthesizer.

Places recently played:
Chatham: The Elephants Nest, Jazzbah,
Merlin Legion, Bayside Brewing Co., Molly And OJ’s Restaurant, Talbot Trail Place (Blenheim)
Dockside On the Cove (Tilbury).

Links:
* Facebook link here.





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The Relations Circa 1977

October 26, 2019


Band: The Relations
Circa: 1977
From: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Genre: Covers (Country)









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PHYZIKAL GRAFFITI 2019

October 20, 2019

Band: PHYZIKAL GRAFFITI
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Classic Rock Covers.
Formed: Nov. 2016.

Band Members:
Mitchell Robinson – Guitar
Mitchell Doxtater – Bass, vocals.
Kevin Slater – Lead Vocals / Keys
Dwayne Foulon – Drums

Notes:
* Bringing to you covers of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd and so much more…It’s a 60’s, 70’s and some 80’s Rock N Roll extravaganza!!!
* Performed at USB, The Elephant’s Nest, Frendz, & the Jazzbah.

Links:
* facebook here.
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Wolfe Jazz Band

August 31, 2019

Band: Wolfe Jazz Band
From: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Genre: Jazz (Covers)
Year: 2019
Formed: Circa 2017

Members:
Mark Wolfe – Drums
Robert Wilson – Bass
Dan Lankhoff – Piano
Doug Banwell – Wind instruments, flute & sax
Julie Ross – Vocals, additional percussion/instruments/

Former bandmates: Wayne Perdu

Links:
* Facebook group here.
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Sterling Blues Band 2019 Release

April 22, 2019

 

Band: Sterling Blues Band
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada.
Genre: Blues

Notes: Along with performing originals, the Sterling Blues Band is also known for playing venues, with a full night of covers to satisfy any blues fan, anywhere, under any situation.

Members: 
Kimberly Sterling – vocals
Aug Polowick – guitar
Tom Trembley – drums
John Gardiner – bass

Tracks:
01 Too Early To Drink
02 Me & Janice
03 Say What You Mean
04 My Daddy Sang the Blues
05 When It’s Over
06 Have A Drink With Me
07 Rainin’
08 Blues IN Texas
09 Fool’s Gold
10 I’m The Reason Why You Drink
11 Someday You’ll Have To Pay
 

Watch the CD preview video below.

* If Video does not appear, click here.

Links:
* Website link here.
* Spotify link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Itunes/Apple download link here.




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Truckstop Super Friends 2009

April 22, 2019

 

Band: Truckstop Super Friends
Release: Here’s To You
Year: 2009
Home: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Formed: 2008
Genre: Acoustic
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Joel Morningstar
KennyPhelps

Notes: It all starts with a life-long friendship, a love for music and the desire to create… that is what formed Truckstop Super Friends. In 2008 Joel Morningstar and Kenny Phelps decided to pick up their acoustic guitars and combine their musical interests, just to see where it might lead them. It wasn’t long before their new found song writing companionship had them to piecing together a makeshift home studio, now referred to as “The LiL’ White Room”. Their debut album titled; “Here’s To You”, is 100% produced and recorded by TSSF. Their music revolves around everyday life… the good, the bad and everything else in between. It’s Home Grown Canadian music that everyone can all relate to in their our own way.

Tracks:
01. Yellow Lines
02. Ain’t Life Grand
03. My Guitar
04. Will Today Be the Day?
05. I Must Go
06. Summertime & Free
07. The Hangover Song
08. Breakin My Heart
09. Losing Sight
10. My Great Escape
11. Me Vs. Myself & I
12. Footsteps
13. Don’t Need It All
14. I’ll Drink To That

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Buy album here.
* On Apple Muisc here.
* Youtube link here.
* Spotify link here.






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Melody Ramblers Country Band

April 5, 2019

Band: Melody Ramblers
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Area.
Year: 1986
From: 1953-1994 (Different members through time)
Style: Top 40 country

Members:
TOP RIGHT….Larry St. Pierre – drums
TOP LEFT…Eugene Beaulieu – bass
MID TOP…Wendy Jenkins – lead vocals
BOTTOM RIGHT…Mark Buckwheat – lead vocals
MID BOTTOM…Rene Brosseau – pedal steel, slide guitar, dobro
BOTTOM LEFT…Dan St. Pierre – lead guitar

Notes:
The bands history, under the name ‘The melody Ramblers’ begins in 1953 and ends in 1994.
To read about it, check out the first Melody Ramblers post link here.

Update: In 2015, The Melody Ramblers did  a one off reunion show made up of their final band member line up from 1994.

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Metallixx

March 17, 2019

Band: Metallixx
Genre: Rock
Year: Circa 1985
Style: Cover band
Home: London area /Chatham-Kent)

Members:
Pete Howlett – Vocals
Archie Gamble – Drums
Harry Bazoian – Guitar
John Desousa – Bass




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SoulCat (Chatham Band)

February 11, 2019

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Band: SoulCat
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: 2018
Genre: Covers

Notes: A great 5pc band playing the forgotten hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Some of the cities finest players are in this one band, and also perform in other popular bands past & present.

Members:
Al Trudell – vocals
Byron Harrett – vocals, sax, flute
Mark Tremblay – keyboards
Bob Wilson – bass
Pat Crone – drums

Links:
* Facebook link here.







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PolyJAMorous

January 23, 2019

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Band: PolyJAMorous
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2019
Genre: Cover Band
Style: Popular covers
Formed: 2018

Notes: Jen & Jordan, who make up ‘Two From Tuesday‘, are known as PolyJAMorous when they add the keyboard player, making them a threesome. Currently performing at Frendz & the Jazzbah in Chatham.

 Nick is also a member of the local funk based cover band Superfly.

Jordan & Jennifer are also involved in Two For Tuesday, Bad Harvey, & original blues based band ‘Old Town Soul’.

Members:
Jordan Ginty – Vocals, Guitar, & Percussion.
Jennifer Angela – Vocals

Nick Novosad – Keys

 

Contact through ‘Two for Tuesday’
* Facebook link here.








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Bomb Squad 2019

January 23, 2019
Band: The Bomb Squad
Home: Windsor/Detroit
Year: 2019
Style: Cover Band
Genre: Dance variety.
Places: Casinos & festivals.

Chatham Connection: Chatham resident Brian McDonnell (Dirty Weapons, United Snakes & Beggar’s Opera) is the bass player.

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

Notes: Bombsquad formed 16 years ago, with no member changes since. They perform often at area casinos and festivals on both sides of the border (Windsor/Detroit). Disco, funk, soul, motown , rock & roll, country,  are all in their music mix.mix

Links:
* Website here.
* Facebook here.
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Full Frontal 2019

January 15, 2019

Band: Full Frontal
Genre: Rock/Hard Rock covers.
Year: 2019
Year formed: 2009 (2007 before this line-up)
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Members:
Myke Oz. Parent – Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar
Rob Cowan – Lead guitar, backing vox
Don Brissette – Bass, backing vox
J-Rad Sterling – Drums, samples, backing vox

Currently performed at: Bikefest CK 2018 (Chatham), Old East Bar (London), SkipFest (Tilbury), The CBD (Wallaceburg), Retrofest (Chatham), & The Elephant’s Nest in Chatham.

Links:
* facebook link here.
* Website link here.





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The Shake Band in 2019

January 13, 2019

Duo: The Shake Band
Year: 2019
Formed: 2004
Genre: Variety of covers.
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Chuck FitzGerald – Guitar
Christina – Vocals

Notes: The duo has recently performed at Lily’s (Windsor), Jazzbah (Chatham), Rivers Edge (Windsor), The Garage (Merlin), Central Tavern (Pain Court), Early Acres Estate Winery (Chatham) & Frendz in Chatham.

Links:
* facebook link here.
* Website link here.



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Toast & Jam 2019 Cover Duo

January 10, 2019

Duo: Toast & Jam
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Genre: Cover duo of popular music
Formed: 2003

Members:
Michael Uher – Vocals, guitar
Mark Slater – Percussion, vocals, guitar

Notes: Mike grew up in Blenheim and Mark grew up in Chatham, but was born in Leeds England.
The duo is highly active and in demand for many high profile events.

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

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Astrologer band 2019

January 10, 2019

Astrologer: J.D., Jamie, Mark, & Jason

Band: Astrologer
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Alternative Rock

Formed: 2017

Notes: Original music based proudly around the 90’s rock sound. Astrologer intend to release an EP soon.

Tracks available for download online
01. diamonds
02. bleed with me
03. the spoiled

04. anna’s song

Band Members
Mark Requena – Lead Vocals
Jason Pike – Guitar/Bass/Backup Vocals
Jamie Michaud – Guitar/Bass/Backup Vocals

J.D. Richard – Drums

Links
* Facebook link here.
* Reverbnation link here.

Watch the four song sampler below










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The Groove Noodles 2019

January 8, 2019

Band: The Groove Noodles
Home: Chatham-Kent
Cat: Cover band
Genre: Modern & Classic Rock.
Year: 2019
Formed: Circa 2017

Members:
Chris Bird – Guitar, backing vocals
TJ ‘Eggs’ Boylan – Vocals
Dan Nichol – Guitar
Carol Abrams – Bass
Vinnie Snary – Drums

Links
* Facebook link here.





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Rumblefish 2019

January 7, 2019

Band: Rumblefish
Year: 2019
Genre: Classic/new rock cover band
Home: Sarnia Ontario
Formed: 1996

Chatham Connection: Singer Matt Johns is from Chatham Ontario. He began fronting the band in 2005.

Members:
Wayne Reid
Matt Johns
Todd Pires
Julius Sneider

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Homepage here.
* Interview link here.
* Youtube here.


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Jessika Rabbit Band

January 7, 2019

 

Band: The Jessika Rabbit Band

Home: Chatham-Kent
Cat: Cover band
Genre: Top 40, popular covers.
Year: 2019
Formed: 2016

Members:
Courtney Wells – Vocals
Ryan Caron – Drums
Phillip Smith – Guitar
Mitchell Doxtator – Bass

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Website link here.
* Instagram link here.




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Out of the Void – 2018 – The Earth Screams

December 23, 2018
Band: Out of the Void
Release:  The Earth Screams
Year: 2018
Genre: Metal/Hard Rock
Home: Chatham
Formed: 1989

Notes: Concept for the band has existed in one form of the other since the late 80’s. Home studio has made it possible. 80’s metal lives on forever!
The Earth Screams is the debut studio album by Canadian heavy metal band Out of the Void, released on 18 April 2018 on Screaming Earth Studios in Canada.

The band worked with Jake Nicholson to come up with the art showcased throughout the album. Each song has its own unique artwork inside.

Members:
Joe Babcock – Lead Guitar, Bass, Drums
Gord Dillon – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Tracks:
1 For He Is The Ripper
2 The Earth Screams
3 Run
4 Rebirth
5 Locked Inside
6 Blood On The Battlefield
7 Devil’s Grip
8 My Good Friend Death

Links:
* Website here.
* Youtube here.
* Facebook here.
* Spotify here.
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King Friday 2017

December 23, 2018

Band: King Friday
Year: 2017
Home: Chatham-Kent/Belle River
Genre: Cover Band
Music Style: Classic/modern rock

Band Members:
Dan Taylor
Francis Mailloux
Mike LaPlante
Darren Grundy

Note: King Friday is a classic/modern rock n roll band. It’s members have all been playing in and around the Chatham/ Essex county for 20+ years.

Links:
* Facebook here.




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Dirt Country 2018 release

December 18, 2018
Band: Dirt Country
Release: Self Titled EP
Year: 2018
Genre: Country
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: 2013

Contact: dirtcountry@hotmail.com

Members:
Darcy Myers – Rhythm guitar/ vocals.
Paul Demars – Bass & vocals.
Steve Laevens – Lead guitar.
Mike Pinsonneault – Drums

Jamie Timson – Harmonica & vocals

Tracks:
01. More
02. Drink You Up
03. Oceans Blue
04. Dirt Country

Chatham Music Archive Notes: Dirt Country has been performing in and around the Chatham-Kent area. They got their start naturally performing covers as the norm in the area. Dirt Country is blending their sets with originals that are true to country music in the purest sense.
Watch the CD Preview below

Links:

Facebook here.

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Falling Edge – FE3

December 18, 2018


Band: Falling Edge
Release: FE3
Year: 2018 (Dec.)
Genre: Prog Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent,
Formed: 2004

Notes: This is the third Falling Edge album.

Members:
Chris Rupert – Guitar, vocals, bass, & keyboards.
Rob Kovar – Drums.

Tracks:
01. Where Should We Go From Here?
02. Experience/Innocence
03. Seventeen
04. I Will Not Comply
05. Gone
06. What Will You Do When You Find Me?
07. Moments of Truth
08. Where Should We Go From Here? (reprise)

Links:
* Website here.
* Facebook here.
* Spotify here.
* Chris Rupert Solo here.

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Elastic – Weirdsville 2018

November 1, 2018

Band: Elastic
Release: Weirdsville
Release date: Oct. 31st, 2018.
Genre: Grunge/ Hard Rock.
Home: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.
Formed: 2011

Tracks:
01. Weirdsville (Intro)
02. Ultra Glue
03. No Son
04. Null & Void
05. Hapathy
06. Complexity of the Being
07. This is the End
08. No Tomorrow
09. Too Many Puppies (Primus Cover)
10. Weirdsville (Outro)

Credits:
Walter Staley – Vocals, guitar.
Thomas Ayres – Bass, vocals, guitar.
Chase Mcleay – Guitar.
Nuno Machado – Drums.

Links:
* Download this release link.
* Reverbnation link.

Preview below

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Thames River String Band

March 5, 2018


Band: Thames River String Band
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2018

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Defame the Defamers

February 14, 2018

 

Artist: Defame the Defamers
Release: Defame the Defamers (Self Titled)
Year: 2018
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada
Genre: Metal/Rock.
Free album download here.

Member:
Shawn B.  – Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards & percussion.

Tracks
01. When Life Gets Hard Again
02. I’ll Make Mistakes
03. Happily Ever After
04. New Year’s Resolution
05. Best Friend
06. No Give Aways
07. Flying Spaghetti Monster
08. Divided in Unity
09. To Die For
10. Burning Bridges
11. Small Victory
12. Built To Win

Notes:
* Since 1991, Shawn has been releasing music and performing in bands including Saint Ends, Demo Kid, Dead Girls Union, The Janet Theory, The Mad & Foster Child.
* This is a free share demo and is not available for sale in any form.
* Written, performed recorded, produced, mix and mastered by Shawn B., except for drum tracks by noted drummers below.
Dave Grohl –  Drums on ‘I’ll Make Mistakes’. Chris Adler – Drums on ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’. Adam Carson – Drums on ‘Built To Win’. Cybernetics – Drums on ‘No Give Aways’.
* Notes: ‘Small Victory’ music written with Chuck Y. and Jesse V. (1997).
* Divided in Unity – Partial lyrics borrowed from Rob Johnston (The Mad). “Shoot the moon and let its pain rain down, into the common love train of clowns”.

Links:
* Download/preview the free album at Bandcamp here.
* Youtube video link here.

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Continuum

February 9, 2018

 

Band: Continuum
Year: 2018
Genre: Classic/Prog Rock Cover Band.
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Steve Kubica
Don McLellan
Chris Rupert
Tom St. Pierre
Kevin Tetreault

The band has recently been performing in Chatham at Frendz, Champz & B.O.B’s (Bar Out Back).

Links:
* facebook here.
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The Maple City

February 4, 2018

 

Band: The Maple City
Release: Brief Golden Age
Year: 2018
Home: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.
Genre: Indie Rock/Folk

Members:
J. McFadden
Steve Wiseman
Kerry Lashbrook
Easy Reissner
Ashely Earthchild, etc…

Tracks:
01. Come With Me 02:38
02. Love Means… 04:19
03. No Predator / No Prey 03:35
04. Friend Of Mine 03:19
05. Home 05:18
06. Western Stars 03:53
07. Lost In The Moonlight 02:29
08. The Light Of Day 06:36
09. Brief Golden Age 03:34
10. Long Lost Friends 01:59
11. One More Time 03:29
12. Solid Ground 02:56

Notes:
Produced by: Bob Hiltz and The Maple City
 Mastered by: KRAMER

  Jason writes songs, but don’t ask him why. They just come to him. Songs arrive at the most unusual times. And, when they show up, Jason has to jot them down in a notepad, or find the nearest guitar, before they disappear. Jason lives in an old, former church rectory, in Chatham-Kent, ON., with a cat named Venus. His friends often visit and play music with him. There are worse fates… 

Links:
 * Download/Preview their music here.
* Facebook link here.

Watch the Release preview below.

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Soul Kitchen

January 31, 2018

Band: Soul Kitchen
Home: Chatham
Circa: 1994
Genre: Rock cover band

Members:
Dan Holland
Jason Moskaluk – Guitar
Scott Campbell – Vocals
Jay Myers
Murray McCullough – Bass

Photo from: Comber Koa
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Contact Zero Band

January 20, 2018

Band: Contact Zero
Year: 2018
Genre: 70’s 80’s 90’s rock cover band.
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Members:
Ron McGlaughlin
Herb Klausen
Augie DeMartinis
Jeff Emerson

Links:
Facebook link here.
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Superfly 2018

January 3, 2018

 

Band: Superfly
Genre: Cover band.
Year: 2018
Formed: Circa 2008
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Bio Notes:
Superfly is the ultimate party band! With an energetic blend of Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Classic Rock, and Jazz Funk we cater to any event to ensure that the mood and energy is just right. Superfly is a 6 piece band featuring bass, drums, keyboards, guitar, saxophone, flute, and trumpet. We have been performing shows and festivals for over 10 years as a group and have played venues that include Casino Windsor and Festivals around Southwestern Ontario that have included opening for the Beach Boys in 2015.

Members:
Nicky Novosad – Keyboards
Byron Harrett – Reedmen
Steve Walker – Vocals, guitar
Justin McMath – Bass
Nick Sennema – Drums
Matty Brunke – Trumpet

Links:
* Superfly website here.
* Facebook here.
* Instagram here.
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The Couchsurfers 2017

December 10, 2017

 

Band: The Couchsurfers
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2017
Genre: Beach Indie Pop
Home: Chatham Ontario/

Tracks:
1. Goals
2. Keeping Score
3. Please Don’t Break Her Heart
4. Don’t Give Up On Me
5. Mango Juice
6. Marceline
7. Pisces
8. Take Some Time

Notes: The Couchsurfers are an indie pop rock band from Chatham Ontario, a small town a couple hours south of Toronto. Each member of the band is currently attending high school and all have a long history with performing and playing music.

Links
* Download release here.
* Facebook here.
* Soundcloud link here.

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Dirt Country

May 19, 2017

Band: Dirt Country
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2017
Formed: 2013
Genre: Country
Type: Cover band, working on originals.
Contact: dirtcountry@hotmail.com

Notes: We are a band based out of Southwestern Ontario putting a modern twist on some old classics.

Members:
Jamie Timson – Vocals/ Harmonica
Ryan Ciccotelli – Guitar/ Lead & Backing Vocals
Darcy Myers – Rythem guitar/ vocals.
Paul Demars – Bass
Mike Pinsonneault – Drums/ B. Vox

Links:
* Facebook link here.
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Atomic Tomb 2017

May 6, 2017

 

Band: Atomic Tomb
Release: Sons of the Empire
Genre: Metal/Rock
Year: 2017
Home: Toronto

Chatham-Kent Connection:
Ron Bechard is from Merlin.
Some previous bands Ron was involved with:
* Edwin & the Pressure (Edwin goes solo, I Mother Earth’s original singer)
* Sin Dealer
* Three Days Grace
* Crash Karma (Members from Our Lady of Peace & The Tea Party)
* Rosita Stone
* Patrizia (Rock Opera)
* Yurko (Nelly Furtado)
* Crazy Babies (Ozzy Tribute)
* Basia Lyjak

Atomic Tomb Band Members
Axel Tomb – Lead Vocals
Tommy Gunn – Guitar/Vocals
Corrado Bartolo – Bass/Vocals
Gary Glynn – Drums/Vocals
Ron Bechard – Guitar/Vocals

Notes: Toronto Hard Rock, Punk Metal band ATOMIC TOMB unleash an intense, earth shattering aggression, with a hard edge sound as they emerge from several years of suspended animation. Re-united co-founder’s, Axel Tomb on lead Vocal’s and Tommy Gunn on lead guitar, along with original guitarist Ron Bechard on lead Guitar are back! With long time member Corrado Bartolo on bass and new arrival Gary Glynn rocking the drum’s. That rounds off the bands loud, fast and in your face sound. Watch for these guy’s killing it on a stage near you!!

Tracks:
01. Death Row Wannabe
02. Hatred
03. Great Satan America
04. Son’s of the Empire
05. Heroin Eyes
06. Prophets
07. Burn
08. Mr. No Brain
09. First to Go
10. Right Now
11. Seventh Son
12. Typo Terristo

Links:
* Website.
* Facebook.
* Bandcamp.
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Conjure

April 11, 2017

Band: Conjure
Year: 2015
Formed: Aug. 2013.
Genre: Metal
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Brienne Boucher – Vocals
Foster Zoldy – Percussion/Vocals
Michael Lindsay – Guitar
Nicholas Grand – Bass/Vocals
Brent Skipper – Guitar

Notes: In Feb. 2015, Conjure released two studio tracks on bandcamp.com.

Tracks:
01. Burn her, Kill Her
02. Homicide Billy

Band photo by: Angela Speller Photography
Recorded at: xxii22 studios in Windsor, Ontario by Erik Gurney.

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Bandcamp link here.
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Face For Radio 2017

April 8, 2017

Band: Face For Radio
Year: 2017
Year Formed: 2009
Style: Cover Band
Genre: Dance/Pop/ Wedding
Home: Chatham

Members:
Mat Drew – Vocals/Percussion
Jesse-Dylan Verleye – Bass/B.Vox
Dave Richie – Guitar/B.Vox
Joe Carson – Drums/Samples

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Home Page link here.
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Thumb Knuckle 2017

April 5, 2017

Band: Thumb Knuckle
Formed: 2016
Type: Cover band
Genre: Classic and modern rock/pop songs.
Home: London Ontario

Members: 
Chris Eh Young – Guitar/vocals
Sean Thieven – Bass
Sean Bawden – Drums/vocals
Jerry DeAmaral – Guitar

Chatham Connection: Chris Y. & Sean T. are from Chatham. Thumb Knuckle can be found playing venues in London.

Links:
Thumb Knuckle on Facebook here.
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Town Krier

January 27, 2017

Band: Town Krier
Home: Chatham-Kent Area.
Year: 1984
Circa: 1983-1986
Genre: Rock

Members:
Billy Wolsing – Drums
Chris (Hymie) Zelina – Lead vocals & bass.
Herby Classens – Guitar & Vocals

Notes: As of 2017, the band still gets together once or twice a year.

* Catch them live July 29th 2017 at the Aberdeen Reunion in Chatham, Complete info, click 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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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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Moondog Howlers 2016

October 29, 2016

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Band: Moondog Howlers
Release: (CD) Self Titled.
Year: 2016
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada
Buy: Currently available at Aug’s video in Chatham & Blenheim. Look on iTunes, shortly.

Members:
Mike Copley – Vocals
Alex Polowick (Aug) – Guitar
Dwayne Purdy: Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards
Rick Chrysler – Drums

Notes: Formerly known as the local blues cover band ‘Blues on the Rocks’, the name change comes with the release of this original release. The guys have been honing their craft on the live scene locally for many years. This line-up of some of the most talented and well rooted musicians in the local scene for decades, comes together seemingly effortlessly. Without going into the  individually rich members bio’s, it is safe to say that this release is everything you would expect to stand side by side with a major label blues album.

Guests:
Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe – Harmonica (Track 7,9,13).
Kelly Authier – Backing vocals (Track 1&3).

Tracks:
01. My way home
02. I got an angel
03. Feelin’ good
04. Is there anybody out there
05. My momma told me
06. Memories
07. I don’t want you
08. Close to you
09. Whiskey
10. Stuck on you
11. You gotta Know
12. Fly-by-nighter
13. Keep my motor running

* Watch the album preview below.
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Castle 2011 In Witch Order

October 6, 2016

 


Band: Castle
Release: In Witch Order
Year: 2011
Genre: Doom Metal
Reside: san Fransisco
Record label (Europe): Van Records)

Local Connection:
   Guitarist Mat Davis (from Chatham-Kent, Wallaceburg) first made waves in the metal scene locally with his band M.A.D.(The Mad) in the early nineties. M.A.D. released a few albums through Fringe records. Mat later moved to London Ontario & did well in the band Salmonblaster.
He moved to San Francisco about eight years ago & is now having a good time with Castle, alongside his girlfriend fronting on vocals & bass guitar.
Mat is constantly on tour through all of the U.S.A., Canada, & Europe. This tour cycle has been expanding & repeating many times during the bands life.

Tracks:
Side One:
1. Descent Of Man
2. Fire In The Sky
3. Slaves Of The Pharaoh
4. Knife In The Temple
5. Total Betrayal
6. Spellbinder

Side Two:
1. Lost Queen
2. Shaman Wars
3. Sleeping Giant
4. Butcher Of Los Angeles
5. Devils Castle

Discography to date
* Castle – 2014 – Under Siege
* Castle – 2013 – Backlands (Juno nominated)
* Castle – 2011 – In Witch Order. (“Album of the Year” honors from Metal Hammer Norway)

Links:
* Bands website link here.
* Download album link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Twitter link here.

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Objective Unknown 2016 EP

October 3, 2016

Band: Objective Unknown
Release: II (EP)
Year: 2016
Home: (Chatham-Kent)
Genre: Classic Rock

Notes:
Objective Unknown formed in march 2009 with Cole Mills on Guitar/Lead Vocals/Drums, Dane Appleton on Guitar/drums, and Daryn Trainor on bass. After a few line up changes Hudson Cattoor joined the group in February 2010, on Drums/Percussion.

Members:
Daryn Trainor – Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keys
Cole Mills – Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Hudson Cattoor – Drums and Percussion
Dane Appleton -Lead Guitar, Producer

Tracks:
1 Man Tonight
2 Company You Keep
3 Sorry (So Sorry)
4 Sing If It Makes You Feel Better
5 Down and Out

Link:
* iTunes download link here.
* Facebook link here.

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The Burnouts 2015 Release

October 2, 2016

Band: The Burnouts
Release: Pause For The Cause
Year: 2015 (April)
Genre: Pop Punk

Formed: 2006
Home: Chathan-Kent

Line-Up
Jonathan Alan Porter Edwards (Johnny Edwards) – Vox, guitar.
Garret Keith Renders – Bass
T,MC, – Drums

Tracks:
1. Retaliator
2. In This Hell
3. Come And Go Misery
4. For All Of This
5. You Changed Everything
6. Money’s All You Got
7. I’ll Understand
8. Two Wrongs,Two Rights
9. I Don’t Know
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Links:
* Download this release here.
* Facebook link here.

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Watering Hole – 2016 – EP

October 2, 2016

Band: Watering Hole
Release: S.T.
Year: 2016 (July)
Genre: Hardcore
Home: Chatham-Kent

Tracks:
1. Water War
2. Untitled (ft. Tommy Crimson)
3. The Conjure
4. Hang

Notes:
* Recorded and Mixed by: Erik Gurney at Studio XXII22

* Watch/listen to preview below.

Links:
* Download/Listen to the EP here.
* Facebook link here.

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sound system – 2014

October 1, 2016

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Band: Sound System
Release: Mushroom Cut Demos
Year: 2014
Genre: Rock/Punk
Formed: 2010

Members:
Since early 2011 
John O’Rourke: Vocals, Guitars
Colin Sinclair: Bass, Vocals, & Piano In Studio
Josh Gyssels: Drums, Vocals

Tracks:
1. Cabeza Da La Seta
2. Blain
3. Knives Shackles & Nails
4. Roach

Previous releases:
* Checkers EP – 2011 (4 songs)
* 89 &1/2 – 2012 (16 songs)

Link:
Demo download link here.

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letterbomb 2014

October 1, 2016

 

Band: Letterbomb
Release: Lone
Year: 2014
Formed: 2010
Genre: Acoustic
Home: Chatham-Kent

Tracks:
1. Decide
2. Spun
3. Bigot
4. Aurora
5. Dead
6. Dream

Members:
Brennan Dube – vocals, guitar
Dylan Pendleton – bass
Cameron Dube – drums

Previous Releases: 
* 2010 – Hollywood’s Not For Me
* 2012 – Bombs Away
* 2013 – Teenage Loser

Links:
* Download this demo here.
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.
* Letterbomb website here.

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letterbomb 2013

September 30, 2016

Band: Letterbomb
Release: Teenage Loser
Year: 2013 (Nov.)
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members: Letterbomb has transformed over recent years into a young pop-punk/rock band that consists of Brennan Dube (18), Dylan Pendleton (18), Josh Hinch (17), and Cameron Dube (14).

Tracks:
1. TMNT
2. Haunt Me
3. Pop Song
4. Protest Song
5. All Fall Down
6. Perfect World

Notes: All songs written by Letterbomb
Recorded in the Dube Basement by Jordan Sterling

Previous Releases:
2010: Hollywood’s Not For Me.
2012: Bombs Away

Links:
* Demo download link here.
* Website here.
* Youtube here.

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