Posts Tagged ‘Blenheim’

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Cornstalk 1997 Concert Blenheim Ontario

April 6, 2017

Event: Cornstalk
Date: August 9th, 1997
Location: Blenheim Ontario
Cornstalk ran for a few years and was the biggest outdoor bash in the area during those years. Cornstalk drew 5000-8000 people.

Bands performing:
* Destroyer (Kiss tribute)
* Hells Bells (AC/DC Tribute)
* Exodus (Bob Marley Tribute)
* Electric Voodoo (Jimmi Hendrix Tribute)
* Hip Mission (Tragically Hip Tribute)
* Whaling (Neill Young Tribute)
* Chic Tunes
* Tangled Puppet (picture)
* Beggars Opera
* Foster Child (Picture)
* Rumblefish
* This End Up
* Social Slander
* Luxury Christ
* Square Root of Margaret (Picture)
* Evil Empire (R.A.T.M Tribute) (Picture)
* Gates of Rage (Picture)
Notes:
Outdoor parties of this nature were the norm in the 1990’s, put on by a private group or person, on private property. A typical party was 200-800 people, featuring live cover bands, a pig roast and a small $5 cover.

These events came to an end, an end of an era. Society had changed and law enforcement was cracking down. Add the liability, risks, insurance, bylaws, rising costs, permits, food & safety regulations, new staging laws, and the hassle of putting on such an event was no longer worth it unless the government was stepping in to make a profit off it.

* Thanks to Steven O’rourke for the pics.
* If you have pictures, email them to us at:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

Below, is the only know video footage from Cornstalk 1997. Evil Empire (Rage Against The machine Tribute band) submitted by Ryan (Houlio) O. from Tilbury.


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Van Loz 2013

January 6, 2014

Band: Van Loz
Home: Blenheim
Year: 2013
Formed: 2012 (Summer)
Genre: Rock/Folk (Acoustic)

Members:
Josh Hinch – Bass/Twelve String Guitar/Lead Vocals
Eric Dedrick – Percussion/Folk Strings/Backing Vocals
Kyle Dewdeny – Guitar/Baking Vocals

Internet song releases
01. Piece
02. Tonight (Feeling Kinda Bitter)
03. Life as We Know It.

Links:
* Facebook. www.facebook.com/Vanlozofficial
* Reverbnation.

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Mustard Seed Band 1998

July 25, 2011

Band: Mustard Seed
Genre: Rock
Formed: 1998
Home: Blenheim (Chatham-Kent)

Todd Lenover – Lead guitar, lead vocals
Jon Paul Huggins – Rhthym guitar, backing vocals
Jeff Pickle – Bass
Stuart Huggins – Percussion.

Note: Todd would later go on to front Finding Core.

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Dead End Charlie in 2010

July 12, 2010

Band: Dead End Charlie
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2010

Members
Frank E. Fitz
: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Aug Polowick: Lead Guitar
Paul Demars: Drums, Backing Vocals
Dwayne Purdy: Bass, Backing Vocals.

The group put out a Demo CD in 2008 that was a good solid rock record. This time around, Paul exchanges his lead vocal duties to play the drums where he feels most at home. So who is the new singer? No problem… the group scooped up Phil Smith (A.K.A. Franklin Edward Fitz) from one of the best local underground bands in Chatham “The Grave Misunderstanding“.
 The groups new found talent, and fresh creative juices means nothing but good things for them right now.

Note: Paul also currently drums for the band Finding Core.
Aug also performs with The Southwest Blues Review.

Visit them 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.

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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.

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Cassandra Vasik – Different (2000)

July 18, 2009

Artist: Cassandra Vasik
Also known as Cassandra Leigh
Release : Different
Release Year: 2000 
Genre: Country / Pop
Home : Blenheim Ontario Canada

  Cassandra Vasik is a Canadian country singer/songwriter from Blenheim, Ontario. Signed to Epic Records between 1990 and 2000, she released three studio albums for the label. In that same time span, she charted eleven singles on the Canadian country charts.

Tracks:
1.Dirty Water
2.Good Enough
3.Diggin’ the Hole
4.Sanctuary
5.Happy
6.I Remember You
7.Anything You Want
8.Going Back Home
9.The Well
10.Different
11.You Make It Go
12.If I Don’t Fit In

Play video below to sample music from this CD

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Visit her website here.

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