Posts Tagged ‘canada’

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L U E Y 2020

March 16, 2020
Trio: L U E Y
Genre: Classic Country Music
Style: Cover band
Year: 2020
Formed: 2013

Members:
Christal Wills
Mike Rumble
Rick Clark

Notes:
* We offer musical entertainment, Karaoke, and DJ services. Very reasonable rates. We also provide entertainment to senior venues and rest homes free of charge !!!
* 3 piece harmony group, using electronically provided music for backing tracks.

Recent performances:
Park St Place (Dresden), Blenheim Community Village, Wallaceburg Retirement Residence, Fairfield & Residence on the Thames (Chatham).

Links:

* 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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Brooklyn Roebuck 2019 singles

December 20, 2019

Artist: Brooklyn Roebuck
Genre: Country/Pop
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Born: September 26, 1997.

In 2019, Brooklyn released two songs.
01. Break It Again
02. What Goes Around

Notes:
* On Sept 23rd 2012, Brooklyn won YTV’s Next Star Contest which had over three Million voters across Canada. She released her first single and video “The Way I See You”. The song & video for ‘Lemon & Lime was also released.
* Her YTV win gave her more than just an edge on the country scene – Brooklyn has enjoyed being able to host multiple “Movie Nights” on YTV, as well as guest starring on the network’s popular series “Life with Boys.” She has hosted YTV’s The Zone, and even interviewed future “The Next Star 6” hopefuls in Toronto.

* 2013 – Brooklyn released a four song EP entitled Storyteller. In March 2013, she recorded her second single, “ONE OF THESE DAYS”, at Sony/ ATV studios in Toronto with producer Rob Wells.

* 2015: Releases her song ‘Good Day‘.

* 2016: Brooklyn also released one song entitled ‘Sweet On Me’. Written by Brooklyn Roebuck and Annette Barkley.

* 2018: In 2018, Brooklyn released three songs. 01. Things That I Don’t Miss, 02. Bad Seed, 03. Barn Burner.
All three songs can be found at iTunes here.

Links:
* ‘What Goes Around’ on spotify here.
* ‘Break It Again’ on spotify here.
* Youtube link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Twitter link here.









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The Fortresss Tavern

December 18, 2019
Venue: The Fortresss Tavern
Year: 2019
City: Chatham, Ontario, Canada. (429 Grand Ave E)
Grand opening : Sept. 8th 2018.

Notes: 
* Live music venue with Top 40, Country, & Rock/Classic Rock acts.
* The Fortresss Tavern is the best sounding room in all of Chatham. They have live bands
every Friday and Saturday night. They also have solo acts every Thursday night.
* Fortresss Tavern is Wayne Caron’s dream come true. For a long time, he was fed up of the inconsistent availability of good live music and Chatham-Kent and he always said that one day he would open a bar to do something about it. Well, that day has finally come!

Some of the bands playing in 2018/2019.
80’s Gone Wild, Loveless, Mrs. Fox, Lucas Chaisson, Mark Chichkan, Continuum, John Atlee, Dusty D’Annunzio, Mouth Trap, J#Major, The Chasers, Retrospect, Those Guys, United Snakes, Moondog Howlers, SnakeBite, The Whaling Band, Guy Shields Trio, Dirt Road Jammers, Hurt N Merv, Soul Signatures, Paying Cash: The Johnny Cash Show, Blutonium, The Mixx, British Beat 66, Twang Bastards, Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain, Bombsquad, The Soulshakers, Contact Zero, Rendition, Superfly, United Snakes, The DAM Band, Jessika Rabbit, Whistler Creek, Johnson’s Creek, Practically Hip, Jeff Back,

Links:

* Facebook here.





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George Gagnon and his Orchestra

October 20, 2019

George Gagnon and his Orchestra

Band: George Gagnon and his Orchestra
Home: Dover (Chatham-Kent)
Photo date: Circa 1946-1951

Members
George Gagnon – Piano
Glenn Cadotte – Guitar
Leonard Emery – Drums
Ernest Demers – Violin

Note: This photo is on display at the Kinsmen Hall in Grande Pointe.

If you have pics or info on this group, Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Jacklyn Wills 2019

October 16, 2019

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Artist: Jacklyn Wills
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent (Dresden)
Genre: Country

Notes:
* 18-year-old Jacklyn Wills strives for her dream of furthering her future through entertaining.
* 2016: Recorded a three song demo ep that has helped her gain air play from local radio stations 99.1 CKXS and 92.9 CFCO.
* Throughout her high school years, Jacklyn performed with one of Sarnia’s top young classic rock bands, known as “Round House”.
* Performs both covers & originals.
* Photo By: Captured Moments Photography

Contact:
BOOKING & GENERAL INQUIRIES
jacklynwills@hotmail.com | 226-626-4863

Website Links:
* Home page here.
* Facebook link here.
* Instagram link here.
* Youtube link here.






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Lee Resistant & The Lost 2019

April 23, 2019

Band: Lee Resistant & The Lost
Release: Thirteen Years Gone By​.​.​.
Year: 2019 (April)
Genre: Punk Rock
Band Formed: 2018
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada

Band:
Lee – Guitar / Vocals
Jake – Guitar
Brian – Bass / B.Vox
Alex – Drums / B.Vox

Tracks:
01 Least Resistant
02 For The Few
03 Wishlist
04 Where Would You Run?

Notes:
“Playing a bunch of songs from my back catalog live with the new band is a blast, so we decided to re-record a few of them. A couple of them never got much of an airing back in the day, so it’s fun to put them out there for people to listen to again!” – LR

Watch the CD Preview Video Below.

* If video does not appear, click to watch it here.

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Instagram here.
* Download/Preview this release at bandcamp here:
* Youtube link here.




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Moondog Howlers Misbehavin

January 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band: Moondog Howlers
Release: Misbehavin
Year: 2019
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada

Members:
Mike Copley  Vocals, harmonica
Aug Polowick – Guitar
Dwayne Purdy – Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards
Rick Chrysler – Drums

Tracks:
01 Don’t Laugh at Love
02 Good Ol’ Days
03 Can’t Get Ya Outta My Head
04 Over My Shoulder
05 Need Your Love
06 Bad Side on the Prowl
07 That’s Alright
08 Read Me Like a Book
09 ‘a’ Boogie
10 What’s Goin’ On
11 Shine Down on Me (feat. Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe)
12 Woman

Previous release:
* Moondog Howlers – 2016 – Self Titled (13 tracks)

Watch Video Preview Below

Links:
* Website link here.
* Itunes download link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.
* Soundcloud 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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Tina Pumfrey 2018 CD – That Day

December 19, 2018

Artist: Tina Pumfrey
Release: That Day
Date: 2018
Home: Thamesville, Ontario, Canada (Chatham-Kent)
Genre: Contemporary Christian Singer/ Songwriter

Notes:
Take a familiar, everyday situation. Spin a few lyrics and chords, sprinkle with a dash of rock, blues, country; maybe some folk or gospel. It was a bit more complicated than that, but essentially, that’s it! My music looks at everyday life through the lens of faith. Whatever life throws at me, faith holds me together, and music is the constant in the background.

Since 2011, I’ve been performing around southern Ontario, solo and with my band. In 2014, we recorded “Where God Is” at Northwood Studios, with producer/engineer Matt Connell at the controls. We have just finished our second album, “That Day”, a 5-song EP. It was a great experience, working at SLR Studios in Windsor, under the guidance of Marty Bak. The final product was mastered by Greg Mindorff of Suite Sound Labs in Vancouver. It will be released on June 16, 2018.

Outdoor gospel nights, church events, festival stages, house concerts,… We are ready to bring the music to you, wherever you need it!

Tracks:
01. That Day
02. Sweet As Can Be
03. Home
04. Slow
05. New Song

Links:
* Download this from apple here.
* Website here.
* Facebook here.
* Twitter here.
* Instagram here.

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Tina Pumfrey – Where God Is – 2014 CD

May 6, 2018


Artist: Tina Pumfrey
Release: Where God Is
Date: December 4th, 2014
Home: Thamesville, Ontario, Canada (Chatham-Kent)
Genre: Alternative Christian

Notes:
Life’s little details and big questions meet with catchy melodies and inspiring lyrics throughout Tina’s first full-length album. Rich vocals are powered by her keys and the musical energy of her band, creating memorable and inspiring songs!

Tracks:
01. I Will Shelter You
02. Where God Is
03. Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Love)
04. Photograph
05. Maybe Tomorrow
06. Sparkle
07. I Am
08. You Fill My Life
09. My Days Are Yours
10. With All That I Am

Links:
* Buy it at iTunes here.
* Buy it at Amazon.ca here.
* Buy it at CdBaby.com here.
* Listen to it on Spotify here.
* Tina’s Website here.
* Youtube here.
* Tina’s Facebook here.

CD Preview Video


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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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The Blurry Pickers 2011

January 12, 2018

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Band: The Blurry Pickers
Release: Songs of the Billyneck Redhills
Year: 2011
Home: Southern Ontario
Genre: Roots/Bluegrass

Chatham Connection: The Blurry Pickers include Chatham natives Blair Babcock, James Davies, Jeff English and Christy Muddle.

Band Members (Circa 2017)
Blair Babcock (bass/vocals)
James Davies (washboard)
Sara Edge (vocals)
Jeff English (guitar/vocals)
Todd Gillies (guitar/vocals)
D’Arcy Good (fiddle/vocals)
Christy Muddle (vocals)
Jeff Rothwell (mandolin/vocals)
(Members list collected from circa 2017. It may or may not reflect who was on these recordings, or in the band at the time of this recording)

Tracks:
01. Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind
02. Honeysuckle Baby
03. Fairlee Well
04. In the Hills of Ol’ Kentucky
05. Hobo’s Romance
06. A Long Way from Home
07. Lonesome Maggie
08. On a Bended Knee
09. 18 Wheels on the Highway
10. When I Lay these Burdens Down
11. Blurry-Eyed John
12. Jamland

Links.
* Reverbnation here.
Facebook here.
* Itunes download here.
* Spotify here.
* CDBABY download here.
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Winterline Bluegrass 2018

January 12, 2018

Band: Winterline Bluegrass
Year: 2018
Genre: Covers, Bluegrass.
Home: Grand Pointe, Ontario

Members:
Gabe Gagnon – Guitar and Vocals
Joyce Gagnon – Mandolin and Vocals
Ron Jubenville – Banjo and Vocals
Bernie Caron – Mandolin, Violin and Vocals
Ken Robichaud – Dobro
Jared Lozon – Upright Bass

Notes: Taking their name from the main street of their hamlet, Winterline plays a selection of old and new favorites.
The group does everything from the Beatles to Bill Monroe, from Miranda Lambert to Rhonda Vincent, so they have something for the young and the old.

For bookings or information contact:
Ron Jubenville: 519-436-7057

Links:
* Youtube here.
* Facebook here.
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Dore Mear Beon 2017 Release

August 13, 2017

Artist: Dore Mear Beon
Release: A Commending Paean for the Forgotten Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Year: 2017
Genre: Rock (instrumental, math rock)
Home: (Chatham-Kent) Tupperville.

Members:
Andrew Sagriff

Notes:
Music project written and produced by Andrew Sagriff.
Mixed by Kyle Ashbourne.
Mastered by Dan Brodbeck.
Group vocals on “Cygnus” performed by Brady Smith, Chase Henry and Ryan Northcott, Lyrics contributed by Chris Walters.

Tracks:
01. Relations: Pulsation
02. Relations: Luminosity
03. Thu Gine
04. Harvard Computers
05. Cygnus
06. Delta Cephei
07. Red Shift
08. Island Universe
09. Magellanic Clouds
10.  Mo Iosal 07:24

Links: (Download/Preview release at band camp link below)
* Bandcamp here.
* Youtube here.
* Facebook here.
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Aberdeen Hotel Chatham 1915

April 11, 2017

Venue: Aberdeen Hotel
Year: 1915
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Closed: Circa 1996.
Address: 1 Grand Ave.

Info based on the article:
Aberdeen Hotel has a long history of serving liquid hospitality
Posted by Chatham This Week 2016/07/11. By: John Rhodes.

* Before becoming known as the Aberdeen Hotel, it had spent 40 plus years known as the McNaughton Tavern.
* It can be traced back to the late 1840s – early 1850s. Known most for selling Whiskey than renting rooms.

During the 1970’s, Country music was huge, and the Aberdeen was a popular venue featuring live music most days of the week. During the 80’s, it became a hot spot for live hard Rock & Roll. Through it’s final years (1990-1996), it had began to show its age.
As of  today (April 2017), The building still stands, being used a storage space for Western Equipment.

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Aberdeen 2016, now used as storage space

 

Picture Source: Bechard family. (Calixte Bechard owned it for many decades).
The picture is from a postcard produced for the hotel, which I estimate to have been created between 1910 and 1920. John Rhodes.
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Aberdeen Hotel 1971 Chatham

April 11, 2017

Venue: Aberdeen Hotel
Year: 1971
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Closed: Circa 1996.
Address: 1 Grand ave.

Notes:

1970’s – Chatham was home to a strong music scene with bands performing at least six nights a week at the Aberdeen. Musicians from all over Ontario join the strong Union in this city. Times are good. Country music rules the day & the Aberdeen is a bar highly respected in the music community. Touring acts from around the world played here when they crossed Ontario.

1980’s – Glam rock takes over. The bar grows rough edges but continues to thrive and becomes a legendary party venue on the touring scene. It can be safely said that no bar may hold more good rock & roll stories than our little watering hole here in Chatham.

1990’s – Live entertainment dwindles down to just three nights a week. By the late 1990’s, the live music bar scene fades & Al & George decide to sell the venue & move. The Aberdeen becomes a storage warehouse for a local business. It still stands today (2011) in all its run down glory. The glory days are over, but the stories will never be forgotten. It was simply Chatham’s most legendary bar.

* The Aberdeens final “weekend” of live bands included Nerve, Never, Square Root Of Margaret & The Janet Theory/Foster Child.

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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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Elyse Weinberg Greasepaint Smile

October 30, 2016

Artist: Elyse Weinberg
Release: Greasepaint Smile
Year: 1972
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Home town: Chatham Ontario
Recording date: 1969

Note:
* She released her first album “Elyse” in 1969 on Tetragammaton T 117 (USA) / Polydor (Canada). This label was the same label that released the first four Deep Purple albums as well as Carol Burnett. The album reached #31 on Billboard
* Elyse goes by the name Cori Bishop.
* She had recorded this album, but Tetragammaton went belly up so it was never released.
* She then recorded the album “Wildfire” with Neil Young on the Asylum label, but it too was never released.
* In 2001, “Elyse” was re-issued on CD on Orange Twin OT-001 and contains the bonus track “Houses”, from the unreleased album Wildfire, which featured Neil Young on guitar.

Tracks:
01. What You Call It (2:58)
02. City of the Angels (3:28)
03. Houses (3:36)
04. It’s Alright to Linger (2:47)
05. Collection Bureau (4:46)
06. Gospel Ship (2:28)
07. Nicodemus (4:06)
08. My My My (5:02)
09. Your Place or Mine (2:47)
10. Greasepaint Smile (3:37)
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* Watch the album preview below.

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Links:
* Download @ iTunes here.
* Download @ amazon here.
* Elyse (Coeri Bishop) website here.
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Aberdeen Reunion 2016 Chatham

April 5, 2016

 

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Reunion Pics

Note: For info on the 2017 Aberdeen Reunion, Click here

The Official tribute to Chatham’s legendary Rock Bar, the Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Reunion
* Sat. August 13th, 2016
* At Bar Out Back, Chatham (Behind Swiss Chalet)
* 160 Keil Drive South, Chatham, Ontario.
* The event sold out.
* View above pic in original large size here.

* The show began at 8pm to a full house. Some of the bands on the bill were reuniting for the first time in years. Lyra reunited for the first time in 28 years and played flawlessly. Beggar’s Opera, Foster Child, & Electric Voodoo all shared in their respective reunions. The Aberdeen had closed 20 years ago this year.

* Highlights included the people who attended. It was a love fest of a true nature, in that all that attended, were attendee’s from back in the day. Many people signed the huge Aberdeen reunion sign, which can be seen at Bar Out Back, in Chatham.

Live Entertainment
Electric Voodoo (Reunion) (1-2AM)
The Smash Tones (10:30-12:30PM)
Lyra (Reunion) (9-10PM)
Foster Child & Beggars Opera (8-9PM)

* Watch the video below.

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Honest Palate 2016

January 15, 2016

Artists: Honest Palate
Demo: Toxic Love
Year: 2016 (Jan 14)
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Acoustic Indie
(Above picture: Carter & Stacy)

Tracks:
1. Dance With Me
2. Little Did You Know
3. Ruined
4. You Make Me Sing
5. Run Run
6. I Want You

Musicians:
Stacy Zuidema – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar:
Carter Kniffen – Lead Guitar/Rhythm.
Julie Ross – Back-up Vocals.
Josh Hinch – Bass on Ruined, & Little did you know .
Bren Dube – Bass on Run Run.

Links
* http://honestpalate.bandcamp.com/album/toxic-love
* Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lolcrazygirlSD/videos

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Frendz Tapas Martini Lounge 2015

November 20, 2015

 

Venue: Frendz Tapas Martini Lounge
Address: 216 King St W, Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Year: 2015

Tuesday Open Mic Nights:
Frendz is the new home of Open mic nights with Julie Ross. Julie Ross has been hosting Open Mic nights on King Street in Chatham for over 20 years!
Come and sign up for a spot. 3 songs or 15 minutes, show off your talents! No Axe, No Problem! Open Mic is supplied with two community guitars, a bass, bongos, djembe, three vocal mics, and a box of highly suspicious noise makers.

Live entertainment:
On most weekends, you can commonly see solo acts & duo’s perform in this small venue, with the odd full band from time to time.
Regular acts include Ryan Bradley, Two From Tuesday, StereoBox & Brennan Dube.

Website:
Home: http://www.frendzlounge.com

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Lee Resistant – 2015 – Standing Down The Waves

November 14, 2015

Artist: Lee Resistant
Release: Standing Down The Waves
Date: Feb. 19th, 2015
Home: Chatham, Ontario
Genre: Acoustic Punk

Tracks:
01. I Belong To England
02. Just Live
03. Exes & Oh’s
04. Song For Rose

Notes:  Live, Lee is often joined by Keegan Slydes at the Elephant’s Nest in Chatham, performing punk rock covers.
Lee is also the bass player for local hardcore band ‘Hundred Proof’, & Guitar/vocals for ‘The Rucks’ when they were around.

Links:
* Band Camp: http://leeresistant.bandcamp.com/album/standing-down-the-waves

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SnakeBite 2015 release

September 6, 2015

Band: Snakebite
Home: Bothwell/ Chatham-Kent
Genre: Country
Release: My Road
Date: May 2015
Formed: 2005

Members:  (Left to right in picture)
Front: Marty Marsh, Paul Lowry, Shawn Tasker
Back: James Vermue, Eric Demuynck.

Tracks:
01. My Road
02. Beautiful Girls
03. Too Much Too Soon
04. All Night Long
05. That’s My Song
06. Laid Back
07. You
08. Faded Love
09. Song After Song
10. Detroit Girls
11. Snakebitten

Notes: Snakebite began as a cover band 10 years ago, slowly adding original music over time. They have played roughly 200 shows in the last few years.
* This is a great modern country song writing 101 release. Great catchy choruses and a truly fun listen all the way through. I do hope they shop these songs. The work that went into this is showing.
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Links:
* CD Preview/Download @ iTunes: here.
* SnakeBite website: here.
* SnakeBite videos @ Youtube: here.

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Tom Lockwood 2015 CD

August 12, 2015

Band: Tom Lockwood
Release: Ace in the Hole
Year: 2015, July 22nd.
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

Tracks
01 There Was You
02 Nickel and a Nail
03 Runaway
04 Mary Ann
05 Ace in the Hole
06 Gimmee Some
07 Walk Away
08 When You Got a Good Friend
09 Philly
10 Sun Song
11 Angel Eyes
12 Amazing Grace

Members
Tom Lockwood – Guitar
Dan Taylor – Vocals
Mark Tremblay – keyboards
Mark Wolfe – drums
Brent Hunter – bass

About: Tom Lockwood has been a working musician for over forty years. In that time he has released 5 albums under his own name, had his compositions used in television and radio productions in 33 countries around the world, has had to opportunity to work with some of Canada’s finest musicians and taught literally thousands of people to play the guitar. His 2011 Blues record with the amazing Jaimee Paul on vocals has been picked up by streaming services around the world-with digital sales in 15 of them. His acoustic playing has been recognized by guitarists such as Don Ross and Liona Boyd and publications like Guitar Player magazine. His electric work has been compared by Le Net Blues to the late, great Gary Moore. In 2010 , two of Tom’s performances were included on a sampler of virtuoso guitarists from the Acoustic Guitar Forum. In 2009, Tom toured with harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens in Western Canada. In 2011, the Tom Lockwood Band took part in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and in 2012 Tom performed at the Montreal Guitar Show representing Luthier Dennis Kwasnycia.

Discography as of 2015
1989 – Tom Lockwood – Passion Flower
1991 – Tom Lockwood – Streamline
1996 – Tom Lockwood – Ascension
2003 – Tom Lockwood – Hands On
2007 – Tom Lockwood – Point Of View
2011 – Tom Lockwood – Common Ground
2012 – Fowler/Lockwood Band – ST
2015 – Tom Lockwood – Ace in the Hole

Links:
* Website.
* iTunes Download/Preview.
* Video – Gimmee Some (Live).
* Watch CD Preview video here.

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Mark Beasley 2014 Negatives

March 26, 2015

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Artist: Mark Beasley
Album: Negatives 1 & 2
Year: 2014
Resides: London
Home: Chatham-Kent
Note: Part two of a demo collection.

Tracks Part 1
1. I Want To Be The One For You
2. Painted Hearse
3. Lullaby

Tracks Part 2
1. It’s A Shame
2. Something Like You
3. The Only One Who Knows

Links:
* Download/Preview album. Part 1.
* Download/Preview album. Part 2.
* Youtube.
* Facebook.

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Saint Ends 2015 Release

February 7, 2015

Band: Saint Ends
Release: EP
Year: 2015
Genre: Indie
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada

Notes: Baby Teeth is the debut release from Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada’s Saint Ends. The EP features four songs that run the gamut from rock to country to indie. These Few Chords features CCMA-nominated pedal steel guitarist Rene Brousseau.
  “Baby Teeth signifies the growing pains of the band and the title accurately reflects these four songs as a whole,” says vocalist/guitarist Jesse Verleye.

Members: (Recording Line Up)
Jesse-Dylan Verleye – Vox/Guitar
Shawn Beaulieu – Guitar/B.Vox
Kyle Jubenville – Guitar/B.Vox
Dave Richie – Bass
Charles Young – Drums

Tracks:
1. Math
2. If Love
3. These Few Chords
4. Mexico (You Better Dream Big Kid).

Links:
* Website.
* Buy/Preview @ Itunes.
* Buy/Preview @ CDBaby.
* Youtube.

* Watch the CD Preview

* Watch the latest videos

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Objective Unknown 2014

January 11, 2015

 

Band: Objective Unknown
Release: Self Titled
Released: Sept 2014
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada
Formed: 2009
Genre: Classic Rock

Members:
Daryn Trainor – Vocals, B. Vocals, Bass
Cole Mills – Vocals, B.Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keys
Hudson Cattoor – Drums & Percussion, B. Vocals
Dane Appleton – B.Vocals, Lead Guitar, Producer

Tracks:
01. Don’t Even Know Your Name
02. Can’t Get Enough of Her
03. Everybody Needs a Buddy
04. Empty Stare
05. Claim Your Space
06. Place I’d Rather Be
07. Burn the Midnight Oil
08. Ladies Man
09. Good Riddance
10. Gettin’ Out

Links:
itunes.
facebook.

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Saint Ends Release Christmas Song Do You Hear What I Hear?

December 3, 2014

 

Band: Saint Ends
Year: 2014
Formed: Late 2012
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada
Genre: Indie Rock

Notes: The band is finishing up their debut EP, but have released one song (Math) as a taste.
In December of 2014, Saint Ends released a Christmas single “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and is now available for free online, just in time for the holiday season. See links for videos & free download.

Over the years, the members of Saint Ends have played in a variety of southwestern Ontario bands, most notably Foster Child, Janet Theory, Dead Girls Union and First Line Third Planet. See pics for complete bio.

Current Members:
Jesse-Dylan Verleye – Vocals, guitar
Kyle Jubenville – guitar, backing vocals
Shawn Beaulieu – guitar, backing vocals, keys
Dave Richie – bass,

Links:
Saint Ends website here.
Direct download of the The Christmas sinlge here.
Video for Math here.
Video for Christmas single here.

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Zephyr Band

September 16, 2014

 

Band: Zephyr
Circa: Mid 1970’s
Home: Chatham

Members:
Paul Bondy – bass and vocals
Greg Bondy – keyboard
Mike Spacil – guitar
Dan O’niel –  drums

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Ray Whaling 2014 CD Release

March 18, 2014

Artist: Ray Whaling
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Release: Honeybee Sessions
Year: 2014
Genre: Blues/Rock

Performers:
Ray Whaling – Vocals, guitars, harmonicas, percussion, keys
Andy Martin – Bass
Joel Laprise – Drums
Mark Tremblay – Keys
Jennifer Brace – Backing vocals
Kassya Kevany – Backing vocals

Notes: With over 25 years experience, there aren’t many songs Ray Whaling can’t play. No gimmicks, no cheat sheets, no music stands. If you’re looking for a one man jukebox for your next party or special event then Ray Whaling is your man. With an extensive repertoire of originals and an endless list of cover songs Ray will take your party up a notch.

Tracks:
01. Candy Rocker, 02. Strawberry Alice, 03. Little Angel, 04. Rock n Roll Station, 05. Rust, 06. Stardust, 07. Garden of Sun, 08. Summer Girl, 09. The Game, 10. Give Ya Something

Ray Whaling Discography
1994 – The Whaling Band – 3 Pieces
1999 – Ray Whaling – Party Train
2005 – That Whaling Band – Grateful
2008 – That Whaling Band – Live – Jacks Gallery
2014 – Ray Whaling – Honeybee Sessions


 

Links:
Download or preview this release on ITUNES here.
Ray Whaling online here.

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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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Bold Equation 2012

January 5, 2014

Artist: Bold Equation (AKA Chris Spafford)
Release: Momentum
Year: 2012
Genre: Dubstep
Home Town: Chatham Ontario

Note: Free download of this CD while available. click here.

Tracks:
01. Outside World (Intro)
02. Murderer
03. The Abyss
04. Headknocker VIP
05. Mind’s Eye
06. Bone Crushin
07. Impact
08. Set It Off
09. Ahhh Shit!
10. Massacre
11. You Want It
12. Give’m Guns Interlude
13. Empty The Clip
14. Wrath of Math
15. Momentum
16. Final Equation

Links:
* Bold Equation.
* Soundcloud.
* Facebook.
* Twitter.

 

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Blutonium Band Chatham 2014

January 5, 2014
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Band: Blutonium
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Rhythm & Blues Covers
Year: 2014
Formed: 2009

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

Notes:
* Scott Campbell took over lead vocal duties in 2013 with the departure of Phil Caron.
* Blutonium is the most viewed band at the Chatham Music Archive website.
* The band plays locally (Jazzbah, Big Shots etc.) and often in Sarnia and Windsor at the Cosmos Lounge at the Casino.

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.
* 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.
* 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.

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Hoogie On The Road 2014

January 5, 2014

Name: Jeramy Donais (HooGie)
From: Tilbury Ontario
Resides: Chatham
Year: 2014

Note: Jeremy just happens to live across the street from me & is a good neighbour who cuts his own grass & takes the time to have a beer with us common folk when he is not out doing arena tours.lol

Currently:
*Guitar & Bass Tech for Lamb of God.
*Artist Relation and Outside Sales at WBGear.
* Also Tech for major acts on one off shows while he is between tours. (April Wine, Hedley etc.)

Recent Tours:
Australia, Thailand, South Africa, England, Scotland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, & tour across the U.S.A. & Canada.

History
The Airbrone Toxic Event – Stage Manager / Backline Tech.2013.
April Wine – Guitars & Bass tech. 2013.
Hatebreed – Guitars and Bass tech. 2012.
Gob – Stage Manager & Backline Tech.2012.
Staind – Johnny April’s bass tech. 2011.
Finger 11 – Stage Manager, Guitar & Bass Tech. 2011.
Black Stone Cherry – Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2011.
Justin Nozuka – Tour Manager / Backline Tech. 2011.
Filter – Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2009.
Shinedown – Guitars & Bass Tech. 2009.
Breaking Benjamin – Stage Manager / Guitars & Bass Tech. 2008.
Staind – Mike Mushok’s Guitar Tech. 2007.
Trapt – Guitar & Bass Tech. 2006.
Theory Of A Deadman – Stage Manager / Guitars & Bass Tech. 2006.
Sam Roberts Band – Stage Manager / Backline tech. 2004.
Treble Charger – Stage Manager / Backline Tech. November 2000 – September 2003
Simple Plan – Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2003.
Sum 41 – Stage Manager / Guitar & Bass Tech. 2001.
Noise Therapy – Stage Manager / Backline Tech. 1998 – 1999.
Gob – Stage Manager & Backline Tech. September 1998 – December 1999.
Jar. Aka Flybanger. Guitar & Bass Tech. 1997 – 1999

If video below does not appear, watch it here.

 Links:
* WB Gear.

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Robin Banks 2013

December 26, 2013

 

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Artist: Robin Banks
Genre: Blues, Jazz
From: Chatham Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto On Canada

Notes:
Clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B and Soul, even Reggae, she’s also known for her authentic electric Blues style. She has 4 independently released CDs to her credit and makes regular tours to Europe and the Caribbean, but recently made Toronto Canada her home. A master of tone and phrasing, ROBIN BANK$ has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. She recently performed at Massey Hall in Toronto as part of the celebrated annual Women’s Blues Revue event.

A new Robin Banks Cd is in the works as we speak.

Discography
1997 – Permanent Record
2001 – Honestly
2002 – Live After Dark
2009 – Livin’ life (Christian Dozzler & Robin Banks)

Links:
* Reverbnation.
* CDBaby.
* Facebook.
* Youtube.

If you have info on local bands, visit our contact page.
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Allyson Morris 2013 Release

November 19, 2013

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Artist: Allyson Morris
Release: I Saw the Light
Year: 2013
Genre: Jazz
From: Chatham-Kent.
Resides: Toronto area.

Notes:
A statuesque blonde with small-town charm, Allyson was raised in Chatham Ontario and now calls Toronto her home. She was somewhat of a late bloomer, which of course can be a real plus for her style of music. Her depth of feeling, her rich musical vocabulary and her life experiences – all these combine to create the confident, unique style that is Allyson Morris.

Allyson has performed with many wonderful musicians over the last few years. Some of the notable Juno award-winning artists who have discovered Allyson and performed with her include:
Pianists Bernie Senensky and Bill King; Guitarists Reg Schwager and Bill Bridges; Percussionist Art Alvalos; Drummers Ben Riley and Jorn Andersen; Saxophonists Charlie Huntley and Sean O’Connor; Trumpeter Ray Podhornik.

Links:
Website link here.
Itunes preview/download link here.

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TimeGiant A Night To Remember 2013

November 6, 2013

Band: TimeGiant
Release: A Night To Remember
Year: 2013
Formed: 2006
Home: Chatham-Kent/Other
Genre: 70’s guitar Rock

Chatham-Kent Connection: Two members are from Erieau & Blenheim, the other two are from Ottawa & Hamilton.

Notes: The album is their third release & involves producers Greig Nori (Treble Charger, Sum 41, Marianas Trench) and Jon Drew (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Matt Mays).
The band is always on the road performing all over south western Ontario. Check em out.

Members:
Tyrone Buccione – lead guitar, vocals
Charlie McKittrick – drums, backing vocals
Ryan Watson – rhythm guitars (Erieau)
Pat Wilken – bass (Erieau)

Tracks:
1. I am the fire
2. We forgot the reason
3. Been here before
4. Candy from a feather
5. Blind
6. White window
7. Hard lovin’ woman

Links:
* This album on Itunes.
* Webpage.
* Youtube.
* Twitter.

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Brooklyn Roebuck 2013

November 6, 2013

Artist: Brooklyn Roebuck
Ep Release: Storyteller
Year: 2013
Genre: Country/Pop
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

Tracks
1. Storyteller
2. I Don’t Need You
3. Jacked Up Pickup
4. Hold My Hand

Notes: In September 2012, Brooklyn won the cross-country search “YTV’sThe Next Star Season 5”. Auditions were held across Canada with over 4,000 hopefuls vying to become “The Next Star”. The finale was held live at Canada’s Wonderland north of Toronto, where over 3 million viewers voted and ultimately crowned Brooklyn the winner! As part of the show, she released her first single and video “The Way I See You”.

In December 2012, Brooklyn entered into her first recording agreement with Corus Entertainment/Country Music Television and distribution through Sony Music. In January 2013, she released her first single and video “LEMON & LIME”, an infectious pop track.

In March 2013, she recorded her second single, “ONE OF THESE DAYS”, at Sony/ ATV studios in Toronto with producer Rob Wells.

Links:
* Website here.
* Itunes Download/Preview link here.
* Watch video preview of this album @ youtube here.

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Stephanie Rhodes 2013 Run For Cover

September 15, 2013

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Vocalist: Stephanie Rhodes
Band: Run For Cover (Cover band)
Year: 2013
Home: Formerly Chatham, now Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Current: Vocalist for the dance pop rock cover band ‘Run For Cover’.

Notes:
RUN FOR COVER is a pop dance rock cover band based out of Victoria, BC. You can usually find them playing some of Victoria’s best pubs including the Bard and Banker and the Irish Times.
The band is based on great singing and feel good music that makes you dance. The RUN FOR COVER repertoire ensures something for everyone playing music from the sixties to today’s hits.
RUN FOR COVER is Stephanie Rhodes on lead vocals, Matt Johnson (of 5440) on drums, Lane Arndt on guitar/vocals and Jeff Pawson on bass. Just try not to dance. We dare you. 🙂

Discography:
Stephanie Rhodes – 2010 – Rhodes to Somewhere.

Links for Stephanie Rhodes :
Website.
YouTube.

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The Apex 2013

September 15, 2013

Band: The Apex
Genre: Tech Metal
Home: Windsor based
Year: 2013
Formed: 2011

Chatham-Kent Connection: Darren Marchand (Vocals) is from Tilbury & was also a member of Dismata, Pit Bullgrin, Gates of Rage & a few more local metal bands.

Note: On September 14th 2013, The Apex released a new demo online of the track ‘You’re not dead yet?’.

Members:
Darren – Vox
Steve – Guitar
Brian – Guitar
Jer – Bass
Tyson – Drums

Bio: A collaboration of friends formed to push the envelope of technical music. These experienced musicians hail from such extreme acts as Closed Casket Funeral and The Coalition Design just to name a couple. Most of the members had moved to different parts of the country to pursue different things, but after a couple years they knew something was missing. After a discussion about forming this project, they all agreed to move back to our common ground of Windsor and create something much more mature that will continue to raise the bar as time goes on.

Links:
Facebook.
Reverbnation.

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Letterbomb 2012

September 14, 2013

 

Band: Letterbomb
Release: Bombs Away
Year: 2012
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham Ontario

Band Members:
Brennan Dube – Vocals, guitar
Cameron Dubé – Drums (only member born in Chatham)
Dylan Pendleton – Guitar, backing vox
Josh Hinch – Bass, backing vox

Notes: Although a very young band by age, they have been a group for just over 3 years now & have been working hard to play as many shows as possible. Recently they backed Brooklyn Roebuck (another Chatham-Kent performer & winner of YTV’s 2012 season of The Next Star).

Tracks:
01. Bombs Away
02. Reject
03. Shout
04. Living on a Lie
05. Radio
06. Believe
07. East of Adelaide
08. Waiting
09. Deranged
10. Home
11. Bother
12. Elsewhere
13. The Key

Websites:
Home:    http://letterbombmusic.wordpress.com/
Itunes music store:    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/hollywoods-not-for-me/id419391563
Facebook:    http://www.facebook.com/letterbombofficial
Youtube:    http://www.youtube.com/user/LetterbombTV
Twitter:    http://twitter.com/LetterbombLive
Reverbnation:    http://www.reverbnation.com/letterbomblive

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Studio One in Chatham 2013

September 14, 2013

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Venue: Studio One
Where: Inside the Chatham Cultural Centre.
What: available to rent for events.
Address: 75 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario.
Phone: 519-360-1998
Year: 2013

Description
The Cultural Centre houses the Chatham-Kent Museum, the Thames Art Gallery, the Kiwanis Theatre & Studio One. Studio One is a cozy room that can be rented out for a variety of events including live bands, art classes & camps, performances, poetry slams etc.

Studio One is a multi-use room in a very unique setting. With its brick walls and intimate atmosphere, Studio One is suitable for a wide range of activities including reception, meetings, performances, marketplaces, lectures, films and more. It is equipped with many amenities to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible.

Website:  Studio One weblink.

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Rick Neufeld Music 2013

September 9, 2013

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Artist: Rick Neufeld
Band: Pink Floyd Niagra (Tribute band)
Instruments: Vocals/Electric/Acoustic Guitars/Electronic Drums 
Local connection: Lived in Wallaceburg for many years playing in bands & running a recording studio there.

Bio:
Rick was born November 21, 1958. He grew up on a quaint greenhouse farm in Leamington, Ontario where he built his first drum set out of fertilizer barrels and plastic tablecloths at the age of 13. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Run Through The Jungle” was the first song he played on his innovative “kit”.

Rick’s career in music has included stints in many bands. From ’74 to ’79, he was the drummer and vocalist in Fortress. Rick had the same duties in Spectrum from ’80 to ’85. In ‘86, Rick had the lead vocal responsibilities in Centryx. Shoot First was Rick’s next band, doing drums and lead vocals from ’87 to ’89. He performed both drums and lead vocals from ’90 to ’92 with The Skinny Pigs. During the period of ’92 to ’02, Rick played a solo act; and did some lead vocals and rhythm guitar with Leave It To Beaver.

Spectrum was Rick’s next stop, from ’02 to ’07, taking on acoustic guitar and vocal positions in that group. From 1985 to 2000, Rick performed on and wrote for the following albums: Dr. Gloom 1; Dr. Gloom 2; Mercy Me; Zeus and Apollo; Sky Music; Zeus and Apollo Oracles; and Laid Back Leftovers.

Throughout this time, Rick also had an independent sound and lighting company and numerous demo-recording studios. He has teamed up once again with recording college colleagues Greg Johns and Larry Swiercz (both from Spectrum), and former band mate Rob Wells, also an alumnus of Spectrum to perform with Pink Floyd Niagara as rhythm guitarist, percussionist and vocalist.

Notes:
Discography
Rick Neufeld – 1993 – Mercy Me
Zeus ‘N’ Apollo – 1997 – Sky Music

Link: http://www.pinkfloydniagara.com/

(Editors Note: Rick recorded our very first demo for Foster Child in 1991 at his garage studio in Wallaceburg. A great guy to meet & I am sure a few locals are wondering what Rick is up to since moving away. Well, he is still very involved in music. best wishes to him.)

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The Boxcars Folk Trio 2013

August 22, 2013
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Band: The Boxcars
Year: 2013
From: Chatham-Kent
Genre: 60’s folk (covers)
Formed: Circa 2010

Members:
Brenda Kent – vocals
Glen Burk – acoustic guitar & harmonica
Noel Marentette – vocals & songwriter.

Notes: The Boxcars are Chatham-Kent’s newest Folk Trio

Website: http://www.noelmarentette.com/

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South Paw 2012 Shine On

August 4, 2013

Artist: South Paw
Release: Shine On
Released: 2012 (Nov 23)
Genre: Dance
Home: Chatham
CD download on itunes:  here.

Notes: Released his first CD (S/T) in 2008. This current release is a compilation of recordings from the past few years.

Tracks:
01. Dance Out Loud
02. Smile @ U
03. Write My Way
04. Lean On Me
05. Canadian Way
06. Shine On
07. One of a Kind
08. Whole World Needs Love
09.More Than a Girlfriend
10.Keep Your Eyes On the Sparrow


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Pub Crawlers – 2013 – Chatham Ontario

August 4, 2013

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Band: Pub Crawlers
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham Kent

Notes:
PUB CRAWLERS BAND 2011– CHATHAM-KENT – This band is one that is extremely active and kept busy all of the time. They play on a monthly basis at the Chatham Retirement Resort, but also at various Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes in the Chatham-Kent area, as well as at the hospital. Entertainment is their middle name. The following members are actively involved in the Pub Crawlers Band – Pat Day, Dorothy Dhaen Jim Eberle, Wayne Edwards, Junior Lucier, Joe Sheppherd,John Tew, Hugh Thomas, Dave Tricker, Cheryl Trinca, Sandra VanRaay, Ron Wade, Gerry Wagter, Bill Weaver, and the leader of the Band – Chris Masterson.

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Email your info & pics to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Hundred Proof EP Sampler 2011

August 3, 2013

Band: Hundred Proof
Release: 3 Song EP Sampler & Extended Player
Released: 2011
Formed: March 2008
Style: Hardcore
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Notes:
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The band released a three song sampler online.
Tracks: 1. Breaking Point, 2. Runnin’, 3. Two Faced.
* They followed it up with a six song release entitled Extended Player.
Tracks: 1. You own your future, 2. Runnin’, 3. Elitist, 4. Breaking Point, 5. Two faced, 6. Acceptable Losses.

Band Members:
Adam LeDrew – Vox
Troy Fraser – Guitar
Lee Resistant – Bass (Fletcher, the Rucks)
Alex Hill – drums (davis block)

Download link: http://hundredproof.bandcamp.com/

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Jerseys Sports Bar Chatham

July 30, 2013
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Venue: Jerseys Sports Bar.
Year: 2007
City: Chatham Ontario
Opened: circa 2006.
Closed: January 2010.
Address: 125 Keil Drive South Chatham

Note: During its run, it was one of the top two choices for live music (mainly cover bands) in Chatham. It was also popular for being decked out with out door volleyball courts.

* The venue would later re-open under the name of “The Players Club” for a short while until it eventually closed. The world & local economy took a dive from 2008-2012.

* Before becoming Jerseys, it was was named Chappies.

The final party night musical entertainment was by local duo ‘Toast and Jam’ (Jan. 2010)

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Email your pics & info to:  chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com
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The Relation

September 24, 2012

Band: Relation (The)
Year: 1979
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1978 – 1983 (Picture taken 1979)
Style: Country; 50’s 60’s, and Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Rob Segaert – Drums & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Jack Murphy – Bass Guitar

Notes: Brothers, George and Rob Segaert teamed up with aunt & uncle, Aggie Murphy and Jack Murphy, to form the band in late 1978. The group was well versed in all kinds of music and quite popular at local pubs as well as weddings and parties.

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2nd Nature

September 22, 2012

Band: 2nd Nature
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1963 – 1978 (Picture taken 1967)
Style: Country; Pop; Polka

Members: (From left to Right)
George Segaert – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Armand Schepens – Cordovox
Rene Schepens – Saxophone
Gene Schepens – Drums

Notes: Armand Schepens formed the band in the late 50’s under the name “Moonlighters”. The band at that time consisted of Armand Schepens, Rene Schepens, John Kazook (drummer) and Jack Murphy (Rhythm Guitar). George Segaert and Gene Schepens joined the group in 1963 when the band became “2nd Nature”.

Prior to 1963, George Segaert played with a group called “The Mondells” of which was formed with high school buddies, Steve VanMeenen on rhythm guitar, Dave Carroll on bass and Cliff Roy on drums, playing at high school dances, special events, etc.
2nd Nature played at local venues, such as The Chec Hall in Dresden, CBD Club Wallaceburg; Kent Belgium Dutch Club in Chatham; Moose Hall Blenheim. This was the era of live music and the band played for numerous Weddings and parties. The band played up until 1978 when George Segaert joined up with brother Rob to form the band “The Relation”.

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Things to do in Chatham Ontario Canada

September 18, 2012

  If you’re a go getter, you will find there is a million things to do in this little wee town of ours. So here it is, The most complete list ever made so far. The purpose is to help friends find things to do that they may not even be aware of.

Things to do in Chatham -Kent

Random Things to do:
* Go see a movie in the brand new state of the art theatre. Galaxy Cinema.
* Catch a Chatham Maroons Game Live (Jr. B Hockey) Website.
* Dresden Raceway. 100 slot machines, horse-racing etc.
* Take someone to go play bingo.
* Visit Spanky’s Adult Entertainment. 182 King St W.

Summer Events.
WAMBO (Wallaceburg Antique Motor & Boat Outing)
Rib Fest (annual summer event with entertainment for everyone).
* Retro Fest (Our community is known as the Classic Car Capital.
* Blenheim Cherry Fest – Live entertainment, rides, performers etc.
* The Caribbean-Canadian festival.
* Thamesville Threshing Festival.
* Pain Court Annual Truck & Tractor Pull.
* Tilbury Puddle Jump Event. Mud Bog, live entertainment. (Usually in August).
* Mitchell’s Bay Singing Contest. On site camping.
Kinsmen Fair. June 6-9 2013.
Culture Factory. Live bands, poetry, theatre etc.
* Get invloved with the “amazing race“.

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For kids & Sometimes Adults.
Skate Board Park (Opened in 2007).
* Kingston Park & splash pad. (new) Toboggan on the huge hill in winter.
Greenview Averies. All Day fun.
Early Years Drop In Centre. Complete play area & programs. Gym with tons of stuff for kids.
* Join gymnastics classes & competitive teams. Link.
* Horse Back Riding, all ages, camps, competitive, lessons etc. @ TJ Stables.
* New Pottery Painting Studio Crock a Doodle.
* Swimming in over 10 public pools available to you. Click for list.
* Take your children Ice skating. Over 8 Arena’s to choose from.
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. Petting farm, mini golf, kids rides, bumper cars.
* Sign your child up for dance lessons with: All That JazzDebbie McGonigle School of Dance,  Cornell School Of Irish DanceErin’s Dance Club, or Pure Academy.
CK Youth Festival: Held annually @ Tecumseh Park.
* Library: Bring your kids to read & play & see special events.  Events schedule.
* Kids Fishing Derby – Ages 2-17.
* Also,  see music lessons listed further down. Put your kids in music.
CK Hallowe’en Fest! (Fun for Kids) Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Spooktacular: Haunted hay ride, corn maze, kids zip line, petting barn etc.
* Popular Corn Maze: cow train, mini maze etc.  Aug 31- Oct 28th.

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Youth Clubs:
Scouts CanadaCadetsGirl Guides Of Canada.

Summer Camps:
Kenesserie Camp: Christian campSt. Vincent de Paul Camp,  St. Clair College – Camps for Kids, Horse Camp @ TJ Stables,  Theme camps at the Wish Centre & YMCA & Cultural Centre, Pottery Creative Camps @ Crock A Doodle,

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Music Lessons (Guitar, voice, piano, drums, etc).
* Frank’s Music Centre: 519-352-7370
* Musical Strings ‘N’ Things Ltd: (519) 354-0111
* Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe: (519) 351-4885
* The Chatham Concert Band Junior Program (Free)
If you can’t find a teacher for your instrument of choice, ask the people at the above stores & they will pass you on to private instructors.

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Outdoors.
Rondeau Provincial Park: 262 Camp sites, beaches, swimming, six hiking trails, bird watching, canoeing, fishing.
* July & August: Parks Blueberries. 20 minutes from Chatham, a good time picking the best berries with your kids & visit the shop & great food.
* Visit CM Wilson’s Conservation Area & Safety Village.
* Visit Wheatley Provincial Park.
Mitchell’s Bay: Swimming, beach, splash pad, camping, cabins etc.
* Erieau Beach: Park & playground, sand volleyball, BBQ grills. Swimming, rent boats & equipment for water sports.
* Indian Creek walking path. (Mud Creek) Popular jogging path with ducks, geese, cranes & creek life.
* Take a walk through Paxton’s Bush. At 18 acres, it’s the largest standing woodlot in Chatham.
Smith & Wilson Estate Wines. A beautiful Winery, that hosts outdoor concerts often. Live Blues, jazz & motown.
* Outdoor touring? Click the list of many places.
* John Waddell Off Leash Dog Park (New).
* Ghost Walks (annual).
* Spend your day at the park. Over 130 parks in Chathamm-Kent. here is the list.

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Sports.
* Brand New YMCA Building. Gym, pool, youth programs, group fitness, lessons, play zone, sports etc.
* Golfing:  Nine courses located across the municipality. List.
* Fishing: We got the best lakes in the world. Lake Erie & Lake St. Clair. Info.
* Hunting: Check it out.
* Kenpo Karate: Kung Fu fighting. Lessons offered from various groups. here & here.
* Ice skating: There are 10 arenas in Chatham. Click here for 2012-2012 skating schedule.
*  Get buddies together to play ice hockey or ball hockey, you can rent the arena. Call 519.360.1998.
* Brand new skating rink in front of the downtown mall.
Leagues: Click here to join a team or league like baseball, Hockey, Figure Skating, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis or Curling.
* Water Sports: Kite Surfing, Wakeboarding & Scuba Diving all available. View list.
* Racing: South Buxton Raceway – If you enjoy live car racing.
Wolfe Creek BMX: A non-profit BMX race track.
* Rugby League: Founded in 2001, Chatham has a rugby team in the Southwest Rugby Union.
Gun Club: Facilities for rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery.
Hunters Club: Est, 1964. Trap & skeet  fields, indoor &  outdoor pistol, outdoor centerfire rifle, blackpowder rifle and archery.
Dover Rod and Gun Club.
* Bowling: Links to all.
* Curling: Links to all clubs.
* Fitness Clubs: Join one of the many listed here.

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Seniors.
Sports and Hobbie Clubs: links to Antique, Classic Car, Canoe, Cycling, Racquet Squash, Badminton, Astronauts, Camera, Tennis, Conservation, Archer, Horseshoe, Dance, Fishing, Swim, Snowmobile Clubs.
* Seniors’ Programs and Resources.
* Horticultural Societ: Many to choose from.
* Lawn Bowling: Many places to join.
* Become a member of one of the many Legions in Chatham-Kent.
* Get involved with a service club. Too many to choose from.
Active Lifestyle Centre: 50+. Mon-Fri. Participate in activities to enhance  lifestyle and needs.
* Visit any of the Senior centres that offer to you.

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Theatre, Art & Culture.
The Capitol Theatre – One of the most beautiful Theatres in Canada. Catch great live shows.
Cultural Centre. Tons of shows, camps for kids, plays, comedy, programs, concerts.
* Catch a movie at The Drive In. (Tilbury). Website.
Art Space.
* Boomtown Players.
Chatham-Kent Film Group.
Ridge Players Inc.
Take a Bow Productions.
Theatre Kent.
* Wallaceburg Little Theatre.
Ursuline Theatre.
* Kiwanis Theatre.
Pure Dance Academy.
*  Thames Art Gallery.
* Rhythm of the Night Dance Studio.
* Chatham-Kent Museums (many).
* Dinner & dance events at the Filipino Club.
* Performances by the Portuguese dance ensemble
* Chinese New Year Celebrations.
* Visit the Black Historical Society ,The Heritage Room.
* Get connected with our Cultural Communities & clubs. List of them.
Pride-CK (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual etc.) hosts several events.
* Oktoberfest! (Rotary Club) First ever @ the new Bradley Convention Centre Oct 6th 2012.

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Other Bars & Venues with live music.
Encore – Live bands every weekend. Special Events.
Big Shots – Live music often.
Elephant’s Nest – Every weekend. Tuesdays Open Mic Night.
Jazzbah – bands most weekends. Karaoke Nights Thurdays.
* St. Philippes Music Hall in Grande Pointe. Country Jamborees – last Sunday of every month.
* Central Tavern in Pain Court. Live bands every weekend.
* William Street Cafe – odd live show, poetry slams etc.
Frendz Tapas & Martini Lounge – sometimes live music. (Beside the Capitol Theatre).
River Rock – Ocassionally hosts live music.
Rossini’s Restaurant – Classical guitar etc. sometimes.
Royal Tavern – live music time to time.
* Churrascaria Steak House – 525 Grand Ave E, Chatham. The odd acoustic performance.
* Coffee Culture (Down town) – Acoustic patio performances during the summer.
* Band Shell – Tecumseh Park: Chatham Concert Band: Live every Wednesday, all summer, outdoors.

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If that is not enough, you have a zillion choices of things to do that are within an one hour drive time. Here is a small sample of idea’s for you.
* Detroit U.S.A. – Major concerts, Zoo, major league sports teams, shopping etc.
* (Dresden) Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
* (London) Children’s Museum.
* (London) Story Book Gardens.
* (London) Ski @ Boler Mountain.
* (London) Western Fair. Events, rides, concerts etc.
* (London) John Labatt Centre. Major concerts, sports etc.
* (Sarnia) Blue Water Fun Park: Water slides etc.
* (Windsor) Casino.
* (Windsor) WFCU Centre. Major concerts, sports, theatre etc.
* (Windsor) Devonshire Mall. Shopping.

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Dining.
Overview of many spots. Link here.
Famous Sunday Brunch @ Club Lentina’s.  Open Every Sunday 10 am until 2 pm.

Events listings:
Chatham Music Archive (musical performances)
* CK Tickets.
Chatham-Kent Events Calendar.
* Chatham Events (Canada’s Rock Station)
Music Event listings (by Strings & Things)
Chatham Concert Band.
Arts & Culture.
Smith & Wilson Estate Wines.
Encore Bar (Chatham)
Mary Webb Centre.
Leamington Events.

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Just Country Boys

September 5, 2012

Band: “Just Country Boys”
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2012
Formed: 2008
Style: Country & 50s, 60’s

Members:
Larry Flynn – Rhythm & Vocals
Allan Flynn – Bass & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guiitar
Jim Deyo – Steel Guitar
Carl – Drums (2008 – 2010)
Len Lucier – Drums (2010)

Notes: Larry Flynn and son Allan Flynn contacted old friends George Segaert and Jim Deyo to join the group in late 2008. They started playing at parties and a few bars and decided to try a Sunday Jamboree at the Moose Hall in Wallaceburg. It was quite successful and the group today still enjoys playing a Jamboree at Branch 628 Legion in Chatham. Regulars such as Vic & Betty Tetreault, Mike & Melanie Shepley, Richard Tetreault and Ivan Firlotte can be enjoyed as well as many other local talents.

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Roland Lozon 2012 CD

July 17, 2012

Artist: Roland Lozon
CD: Move that Mountain
Released: 2012
Genre : Country/ Instrumental Varieties
Home: Chatham-Kent

Available in Chatham at:
Frank’s Music Centre
Musical Strings & Things
Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe

Notes: This CD contains twelve originals.  Although the root of the music is finger style country guitar playing,  Rolands  talents can be heard with his use of fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, & a track with hammer dulcimer.
At age 72, Roland carries on his passion for music & knowledge. I have met him a few times through work on the archive for his previous works in bands, most notably the Jubilaires. Without getting too much into how nice this guy is in person, let’s just say his sharing of musical knowledge & human kindness was extremely impressive, often only found in small towns like ours.

Tracks:
1. Move That Mountain, 2. Camptown Races/Wheels, 3. Alone On Your Star, 4. Remington Ride, 5. Seahorse Bounce, 6. Bello Carosello, 7. Gail’s Theme, 8. Wind That Clock, 9. Mont Royal Swing, 10. Bewildered Butterfly, 11. Up & Down, 12. Scottish Sky, 13. Shortbread Special, 14. Une Femme (Going Home), 15. Are You Teasing Me?, 16. Home Sweet Home, 17. Look Up, 18. Orange Blossom Special.

History:
Jubilaires (1956-1961)
Myers Bros & the Jubilaires (1961-1979)
Weekly radio show on CFCO (8 Years)
Warm up band for Opry shows such as Marty Robbins & the Hank Snow show.
Played for such stars as Ronnie Robbins, Minnie Pearl, Don Gibson, Charlie Walker, Wilf Carter, Skeeter Davis, Jan Howard, & more.
Later bands included Jubilaires II, Front Page News, Vic & the Conchords, Country Drifters.
Current bands include the Dover Red Necks & the Foggy Mountain Boys.

Additional Musicians:
Ron Jubenville – Bass (Track 16)
Eric Trachy – Cello (Track 14)

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Demo Kid Home Demos Volume 5

April 30, 2012

 

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Artist:
Demo Kid
Release: Home Demos Volume 5
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham Ontario
Demo Kid: Shawn B.

Note: All music performed, written, recorded by Shawn B. except where noted. 

Tracks:
01 I’ll Make Mistakes
02 Will You Forgive Me..
03 Pieces
04 Don’t Stop The Party
05 123
06 With Someone Else Now
07 Beautiful Day
08 Camp Fire Songs
09 Kiss Your Halo Good-Bye
10 Occupy Religion
11 Tell You Twice
12 Sick With Me
13 I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

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Links:
Demo Kid videos on You tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/shawnbeaulieu

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Chatham Police Boys 1958

April 4, 2012

Group: Chatham Police Boy’s Band
Year: 1958 (photo)
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Formed: 1945 by Chief Constable C. E. Bagnall
Original Band Master: S. G. Chamberlain
Band Master (Last ten years): Edward J. Carney
Current members: 86

More info provided in the above photos.
Thanks to Mr. B. French for the submission.

Send your pics & info to the Chatham Music Archive
Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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The Janet Theory Reunion 2011

March 25, 2012

Band: The Janet Theory
Year: 2011
What: Reunion show
Genre: Rock/Punk
Home: Chatham Ontario

Note: Complete details (article) in pictures above.
Current projects:  Members have went on to form other bands such as Dead Girls Union, Sound of Static, Face4Radio, Demo Kid, Nikki Nine Doors, & Infinite Arms. (As of 2012)

 

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CFCO Radio 2012

March 25, 2012

Radio Station: CFCO 92.9FM & 630 AM
Home: Chatham – Kent Ontario
Year: 2012
First Aired: 1926 (AM Station)
Format: Country Music
Website: http://country929.com/

Location: 117 Keil Drive South, Chatham, ON, N7M 3H3
Phone: 519-354-2200

Notes: Country 92.9 & AM 630
On March 3, 2008 at 9AM, after sixteen years as an oldies station, “Classic Gold 630” came to an end with the song “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher, after which CFCO signed on the new country format with “Play Something Country” by Brooks & Dunn. Opening the station was thirty two year CFCO vet George Brooks. This is the first time Chatham-Kent has had its own country music station, although now-sister station CHYR in nearby Leamington was a country station for most of the 1990s and sister station CJSP, also in Leamington, debuted its own country format prior to CFCO’s change. Besides CFCO and CJSP, other country stations owned by Blackburn Radio are CHOK in Sarnia-Lambton, CJWF-FM in Windsor, and CKNX in Wingham.

In March 2011 CFCO began referring the station as “Country 92-9 FM CFCO” with no mention of 630AM.

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CKSY FM Radio in Chatham

March 25, 2012


Radio Station:
CKSY FM
Home: Chatham – Kent Ontario
Year: 2012
First Aired: July 1 1986
Format: Mainstream Adult Contemporary
Website: http://www.cksyfm.com

Personalities:
Morning Show: Robyn Brady, Chris Mcleod, Katy Uher
Weekdays 10am-2pm: Jay Poole
Weekdays 2-7pm: George Brooks
Sundays – Songs For the Heart: Walter Ploegman
Ben Cummings

Location: 117 Keil Drive South, Chatham, ON, N7M 3H3
Phone: 519-354-2200

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Zeke and the Moonshiners 1964

January 31, 2012


Band: Zeke and the Moonshiners
Genre: Comedy rock ‘n roll lounge act
Circa: 1964-1966
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Notes:Ole & Waide were performing in this band in their teen years. The group later morphed into the popular “Missing Links” which you can read about in full under that band name.
George and Waide left the group around 1966 when they decided to tour extensively. The Moonshiners added Grant Smith as their new drummer for about 2 years.
When starting the tour, they changed the name of the group to “The Missing Links” and entertained in Ontario for about 10 years.  At one point, the hottest recording/lounge act in Toronto.
In 1968, Waide started a popular local dance band known as “The Satin Highlight”.  This group played locally from 1969 to 1979.

(left to right) 
Fred Larsen – organ
John Larsen – bass
Ole Larsen (Eddy) – Guitar (rear-center)
Waide Holland – guitar
George Stoner – drums

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