Posts Tagged ‘canada’


Aberdeen Reunion 2016 Chatham

April 5, 2016



Reunion Pics

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.




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)

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

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.

* Youtube:



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.




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

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.

* Band Camp:



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.

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.
* Watch the preview below.


* CD Preview/Download @ iTunes: here.
* SnakeBite website: here.
* SnakeBite videos @ Youtube: here.



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.

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

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

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



Mark Beasley 2014 Negatives

March 26, 2015

markbeasley - 2014

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

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