Posts Tagged ‘CD’

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Julie Ross 2005 Demo

December 19, 2019


Artist:
Julie Ross

Release: Treasures & Ghosts (5 song demo)
Year: 2005
Genre: Adult Contemporary, folk.
Home: Chatham Ontario.

Note: The demo includes one original track ‘Rearrange’ & four cover songs.

Update 2019: Julie has since put out a few full length releases, hosted open mic in town for many years off & on, and hosts a weekly song circle (Circa late 2010’s) that allows people to share their musical craft with other local like minded people.

Musicians:
Julie Ross: Vocals & guitar.
Linz: Vocals & piano.

Links:
* Music page link here.
* Facebook link here.

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Out of the Void – 2019 – Evil Unleashed

August 16, 2019

 

 

 

Band: Out of the Void
Release:  Evil Unleashed
Year: 2019
Genre: Metal.
Home: Chatham Ontario, Canada.
Formed: 1989
Notes: This is their second full length album.

Chatham Connection: Gord currently lives in Chatham Ontario.

 

Tracks:
A1  Anthem Of Doom
A2  Merciless Trench
A3  Head Held High
A4  Evil Unleashed
B1  Enter The Grave
B2  Nothing Left To Give
B3  This Night’s Alight
B4  Zombie, Tech Zombie

Members:
Joe Babcock (From Strathroy, Ontario) – Lead Guitar, Bass, Drums.
Gord Dillon ( From Port Morien, Nova Scotia) – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar.

Links:
* Website link here.
* Spotify link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.
* Apple Music Link 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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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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Mark Lenover -2018 – Music

December 19, 2018
Artist: Mark Lenover
Release: All Dressed in Rags
Year: 2018
Genre: Alternative/dark,pop
Resides: Chatham Ontario.

Tracks
1. All Dressed In Rags
2. Frozen In Place
3. The Vital Question
4. An Old Man and His Dog
5. Head Over Heels
6. The First
7. Falling Down
8. Help Yourself
9. An Old Man and His Dog (Reprise)

Notes:
Mark Lenover (b. Sept. 21, 1984) is a Canadian singer/songwriter/visual artist who produces and releases his music independently. Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. Lenover’s music has been featured in numerous theatrical productions and movies, most recently in “The Banshee Chapter“, a horror film which was released in 2013. Mark attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he earned an honours BA in English and Literature. Mark currently lives in Chatham, ON.

Links:
* Website here.
* facebook here.
* Bandcamp: download album here.
* Instagram here.
* Youtube link here.
* Twitter here.

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Den-igan – 2011

December 19, 2018
Artists: Den-igan
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2011
Genre: Folk
Format: CD

Formed: 2009

Chatham Connection: This was recorded at Eyrespace studios in Chatham, by Bob Hiltz.

 Danielle was born in Chatham, but grew up in the Windsor music scene before moving to Vancouver in 2015.

 

Recording members:
Danielle Haslip – Vocals, guitar

Marc Haslip – Bass, piano, add. guitar, and harmonies on ‘Sunshine Dan’.

Tracks:
1. Consider It
2. Pancakes, No Heart Ache
3. Sunshine Dan
4. Take Me Home
5. Roaring Weekends
6. Souris, Sourire
7. Don’t Tell Me It’s Just Bad Luck
8. Rock Bowling

9. Children

CD Preview below:

Links:
* Youtube videos here.
* Soundcloud here.
* Bandcamp 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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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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Serious Festival 2017 CD

April 26, 2017

 

Band: Serious Festival
Release: Always Ok
Year: 2017
Genre: Rock
Resides: Windsor area
From: Chatham-Kent.

Writer:
Colin Luby

Recording/player info: N/A

Tracks:
01. Stranger on my mind.
02. Always ok
03. The Norm
04. Fourohone
05. Feeling Lucky
06. Death will come on so sweetly
07. Prolific or threatening
08. A learned thing
09. Thin air
10. Great things
11. Science fiction

Notes: SeriousFestival is the musical project of Colin Luby, started in his basement in 2010/11. He has been writing and performing these songs, and others, since.

Watch the release preview below.

  • Download it at iTunes or spotify.

Links:
* Bandcamp here.
* Soundcloud here.
* Facebook here.
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Gregger Botting 2017 release

April 5, 2017

Artist: Gregger Botting
Release: Never Saw A Thing Coming
Date: Jan. 2017
Genre: Acoustic, Folk
From: Chatham Ontario Canada
Resides: Petrolia Ontario

Tracks:
01. Hippie Girl
02. Goodbye Casablanca
03. Train Wreck Parade
04. About to Fall
05. The Grand Catastrophe
06. It’s You
07. Never Saw a Thing Coming
08. Bad Day Blues
09. All ‘Bout the Soul (The Kristoffer..)
10. As Fast as You Come (You Disapp..)
11. Promise of Another Day

CD Preview below

Links:
* Website here.
* Facebook here.
* Download at iTunes here.
* Download at Amazon 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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Jessica Allossery 2012 Apple of my Eye

October 21, 2016

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Artist: Jessica Allossery
Release: Apple of my Eye
Year: 2012
Genre: Pop
From: Home: Chatham-Kent (Kent Bridge)
Resides: London Ontario.

Tracks:
1. Let my Heart Out
2. Apple of my Eye
3. Ugly Duckling
4. Goodmorning Sun
5. Music Makes the World Go ‘Round
6. Little Love
7. Away We Go
8. Dancing in the Great Divine
9. An Old Love Song
10. King of the Land

Previous Release:
2010: Learn (4 song EP)
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*Watch the CD preview below.

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Links:
* Website here.
* iTunes download here.
* Bandcamp link here.

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Aaron Allen 2015 music

October 18, 2015

 

Band: Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints
Release: Better Days
Date: April 21st, 2015
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: London Ontario Canada.

Notes:
Call him country, folk, rock, cow punk or blues, Aaron Allen is just a singer songwriter who writes honest music from the heart and could care less about fitting into any one genre. He tends to write about topics other people would prefer to keep quiet and that’s quite evident on the singer’s sixth studio release.
Aaron Allen, born August 1, 1981 in Chatham, Ontario, is a Canadian alt-country/blues/acoustic/rock singer-songwriter. Driven by influences such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan, Aaron’s approach to writing music starts from the power of his lyrics which are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes straight up rock and roll, but always true to his heart and honest. Aaron believes in making music that is timeless and continues to carve out his place in the music industry to ensure a long career in doing what he loves.
Produced By Mack Edwards
Engineered, co-produced and mixed by Simon Larochette
Recorded at the Sugar Shack, London On, Canada.

Tracks:
1. Blackout Drunk 03:46
2. Choices 03:17
3. Love Is All you Need 03:17
4. When My Time Is Up 03:04
5. This Town 03:06
6. Killing Me 02:25
7. I Am Gone 02:59
8. Slow 02:29
9. You Will Never Know 03:19
10. My Little Girl 02:17

* Watch the CD preview below.

Links:
* Preview/download Album here.
* iTunes download link here.

Videos:
* Slow.
* Choices.
* You Will Never Know.

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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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Demo Kid – Home Demos Volume 6 (2014)

December 20, 2014

 

Artist: Demo Kid
Release: Home Demos Vol. 6 (I Heard the Drummer Quit)
Year: 2014 (Dec)
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Genre: Rock.
Free Direct Album download: click here.
Email Contact: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

Members: Shawn B. (Demo Kid)

Notes:I heard the drummer quit‘ seemed an appropriate title for this project as most of the songs were written completely around drum tracks alone, as a type of song writing experiment. This collection also contains collabs. See inlay pics for full credits.
Shawn (Demo Kid) is also a guitarist and the ‘behind the scenes’ guy in Saint Ends, a new local Indie band from Chatham.

Tracks:
01. Weekends
02. Push Pull Kind Of Love
03. You Make Me Crazy
04. I’ll Make Mistakes
05. Mom & Pop Stores
06. Emo Girlfriend
07. Built To Win
08. Burning Bridges
09. Damaged Shores
10. No Give Aways
11. Round & Round
12. Daisy Daisy
13. Sky Cake.

Links:
Free CD direct Download: link.
Youtube: link.

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Robin Banks releases Modern Classic

June 23, 2014

Artist: Robin Banks
Release: Modern Classic
Year: 2014
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Blues, R&B and Pop.

From: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto Area.

Tracks:
1. A Man Is Just a Man, 2. Superhero, 3. I Really Dig You, 4. Crazy, 5. My Baby Loves Me, 6. A Little Bit of Heaven, 7. I’ll Meet You There, 8. Tonight, 9. Bite Your Tongue, 10. You Boogie Too Fast for Me, 11. A Place in the City, 12. Some Day.

Notes:
A master of tone and phrasing, Robin Banks has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. But match that with the charisma and boldness of a Tina Turner and you’ll understand why Robin Banks has the world on a string!

Robin Banks has her roots deeply dug. Born in Canada a mere 50 miles from Detroit, then transplanted to Dallas, and then Jamaica, Banks is a diverse, international artist who is clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B, Soul, even Reggae. She’s often lauded for her captivating live performance, her confident ability to connect and affect each member of her audience, her sincerity and certainly her authenticity. Robin Banks has established herself as a fearless, female force in International Blues circles recording and performing with the likes of Duke Robillard, Doug James and a long list of legendary Texas, West Coast and Chicago musicians. A powerful songwriter as well, Tom Hyslop of Blues Revue Magazine was quoted as saying Banks writes compositions “that lyrically echo the song craft of Cole Porter and the Gershwins”.

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

Links:
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – CD BABY.
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – ITUNES.
Robin Banks –  Youtube.
Robin Banks – Facebook.

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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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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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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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Sarah Hiltz 2013 Til The Sun Falls

August 9, 2013

Artist: Sarah Hiltz
Release: Til The Sun Falls
Year: 2013 (Feb)
Genre: Jazz
Home:Chatham-Kent

Bio Notes: Sarah is emerging as a singularly talented songwriter with a voice all her own. In a modern blend of two classic and very different genres, echoes of Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell and Feist ring out faintly through the structure of Sarah’s artistry.

Tracks:
1. Meditation
2. All Of Me
3. When Sunny Gets Blue
4. Chelsea Morning
5. Beautiful Love
6. One Note Samba
7. Autumn Leaves
8. All Or Nothing At All
9. You Go To My Head

Discography
Sarah Hiltz – 2000 – The People Of Chatham Kent (6 songs)
Sarah Hiltz – 2003 – Close To Me
Sarah Hiltz – 2009 – How Many Fires LP
Sarah Hiltz – 2010 – Letters (Limited Release) EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2011 – Music For December EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2012 – How To Pour Whiskey For Strangers (2012) Single

Note: Purchase this CD at Franks Music Centre, Chatham Ontario.

Book Sarah for a show by e-mailing bookings@sarahhiltz.com.

* Watch/listen to the CD Preview below.

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Links:
Purchase album here: http://sarahhiltz.bandcamp.com/album/til-the-sun-falls
website: http://www.sarahhiltz.com/
Sarah’s Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/srhiltz
Book Sarah for a show by e-mailing bookings@sarahhiltz.com.
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Email your info & pics to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.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


Watch the video preview here.

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Michelle Wright 2013 CD Strong

August 3, 2013

Artst: Michelle Wright
Release: Strong
Year: 2013
Genre: Country
Website: http://www.michelle-wright.com
Born: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Nashville

Recent Notes 2013:
* After seven years the wait is over and Michelle has rewarded her fans’ patience with STRONG, a superlative eleven-song collection of modern, relevant country music. Produced mostly by Jason Barry (arguably Canada’s finest young country producer), STRONG’s eleven songs are topical, inspirational and adventurous. Ten of the songs were co-written by Michelle – a first – marking her coming of age as a world-class songwriter.
* Michelle perform as part of 2013 CMA Country Music Week!
* (Nashville, June 25, 2013) Effective today, CMT Canada has added Michelle’s video of her current single at Canadian country radio, Strong, to its play list.
* Global TV’s “Morning Show” airs live national TV interview with Michelle!
* Michelle nominated for two CMAO Awards!
* “Songs From the Halls” Tour Highlight: Michelle Wright awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal!
* Michelle headlines CTS Christmas Television Special, Christmas in the Square, this Friday, December 21!

Tracks:
1. Strong
2. Crazy Stupid Love
3. One Of These Days
4. What’s Better Than This
5. Laugh A Little
6. She’s A Keeper
7. Another Good Day
8. Together Forever
9. Walkin’ On A Heart That’s Breakin’
10. Back To You
11. I’ll Cry Too

Highlights
* Michelle had 25 top ten hits in Canada. Seven went to #1
* Five Gold records
* Two multi-platinum records
* World wide record sales nearing two million units & one million in Canada
* Toured North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, & Australia

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

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Michael Schatte 2012 CD Release

August 3, 2013
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Band: Michael Schatte
CD Release: Four Songs, One Apocalypse
Release year: 2012
From: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Toronto area

Notes:
* This is a five song independent release.
* In addition to the guitar, Schatte plays mandolin, violin, and a host of other instruments on his albums)
* Michael’s instrumental portion of his song ‘This Time Last Year’ (f2009 release) was chosen for a GE corporate video compaign concerning the company’s use of Facebook. Video here..
* Michael performed on June 1st, 2013 at Chatham’s lovely Capitol Theatre as part of Bluesfest 2013 (a guitar festival featuring Schatte, Tom Lockwood, Jack de Keyzer and others).
* Michael Schatte instructed a 4-part, 10-hour songwriting workshop presented by the Thames Institute of the Arts in Chatham-Kent in early 2012. The workshop was part of the Literary Arts Festival hosted by St. Clair College in Chatham-Kent.
* Fresh off a highly successful 2009/2010 season of The Educational Concert Series, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter Michael Schatte will be performing regularly at schools across South Western Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area during the 2010/2011 school year. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles (blues, celtic, rock, medieval, folk etc.) demonstrated on several different instruments, and interspersed with informative commentary regarding the instruments, their history, and the way in which Michael uses them.
Being a professional musician as well as having recently completed his Masters degree in history, Michael is in a unique position to share his enthusiasm and first-rate skill in a manner both educational and highly entertaining.

* Watch/listen to the preview below.

Discography

2012 – Michael Schatte – Four Songs, One Apocalypse
2009 – Michael Schatte – Crow Filled Sky
2006 – Michael Schatte – Hard Ticket
1999 – Midnight Mojo

Website: http://www.michaelschatte.com/

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Brooke Nicholls 2013 CD

August 1, 2013

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Artist: Brooke Nicholls
Release: By Your Side
Released: May 2013
Genre: Pop
From: Chatham Kent, Ontario Canada

Tracks:
1. Breaking Down
2. Chasing After Something You Can’t Catch
3. I Lied
4. Lately
5. By Your Side (feat. Eric Brandon)

2013 Summer live shows
JUNE 16th- JULY 3rd @ Alpha Omega Church – Jakarta/Surabaya, Indonesia
JULY 6th-10th @ Mercy Ministries/Relate Church – Surrey, British Columbia
July 12th @ Falconetti’s – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 27th @ Tim Bosma’s Benefit- Ancaster, Ontario
AUGUST 6th-17th @ Nashville, Tennessee
AUGUST 23rd @ Rib Fest- Wallaceburg, Ontario

Links: 
Download/Preview the CD on Itunes here.
Home website here.
Visit Her You Tube page here.

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Aaron Allen 2012 CD

July 31, 2013

 

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Band: Aaron Allen & THE Small City Saints
Release: S/T
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham Kent
Resides: London, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://aaronallenmusic.com

Notes:
Free download link for this CD: http://aaronallenmusic.com/downloads/SCS.zip

Tracks:
1. Not Built That Way
2. Take It Out On Me
3. All Alone
4. Big Smoke City
5. Older Now

Discography
Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints – S/T – 2012
Aaron Allen – IV – 2011
Aaron Allen – A Place Called Hell – 2009
Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints – 2007
Aaron Allen – Self Titled – 2006

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Aaron Allen 2011 CD

July 31, 2013

 

Band: Aaron Allen
Release: IV
Year: 2011
Home: Chatham Kent
Resides: London, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://aaronallenmusic.com

Tracks:
1. The Fall
2. Take Me Home
3. Hey
4. Don’t Look Back
5. The Darkside
6. Changing My Direction

Notes: In July of 2011, Aaron Allen quietly released 100 copies of a solo album entitled “IV”. This album features 5 solo songs and one song featuring the Small City Saints. He wanted this album to have a more striped down effort, full of heart and not production. This cd is available by request only at this time.

Discography
Aaron Allen – IV – 2011
Aaron Allen – A Place Called Hell – 2009
Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints – 2007
Aaron Allen – Self Titled – 2006

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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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Time Giant 2011

January 30, 2012

Artist: Time Giant
Release: Grow
Year: 2011
Formed: 2006 (Windsor)
Genre: Rock
Chatham-Kent Connection: Pat & Ryan are from Erieau.

Members:
Tyrone Buccione
– lead guitar, lead vocal, sax
Patrick Wilken – bass
Ryan Watson – rhythm guitar
Charlie McKittrick – drums and backing vocals

Tracks:
01.
Zenith
02. Buyer’s Remorse
03. Let It Grow
04. Temple In the Sky
05. Manifestation
06. After the Battle At Mt. Megiddo
07. Lobotomy

Notes:
* Changed their name from Time to TimeGiant in February 2011.
* Ryan and Pat were both part of a band in Blenheim during high school called Bad Karma. Ryan went on to play with Red Rose Portrait, and Pat went to play with Rock Candy.
* TIMEGIANT is a Windsor born Toronto-based rock n’ roll band with experience, grit, and raw intensity. After touring the nation on multiple occasions.

Discography:
Time – Self Titled EP
TimeGiant – Grow

Links:
Itunes. (Download/preview CD)
Myspace.
You Tube Zenith (Track from CD)

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Michelle Wright 2011 CD

November 26, 2011

Artist: Michelle Wright
Release: The Wright Songs – An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright
Year: 2011
Genre: Country
Website: http://www.michelle-wright.com
Born: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Merlin Ontario, currently in Nashville

Notes: The Wright Songs – An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright captures the magical essence of the more than 40 acoustic trio concerts Canadian country music star Michelle Wright performed in Canada during the past two years. Recently inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Wright has chosen to spotlight songs from her CDs both old and new on this, her first live album. The Wright Songs features sparkling acoustic arrangements of many of Wright’s biggest hits, including her career-making smash, “Take It Like A Man,” the SOCAN–award winning “I Surrender,” her ground-breaking look at adoption, “He Would Be Sixteen,” her successful collaboration with pianist Jim Brickman, “Your Love,” and thirteen other fan favourites recorded at theatres in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Olds, Alberta, at various times during 2009 and 2010.

Highlights:
Michelle had 25 top ten hits in Canada. Seven went to #1
Five Gold records
Two multi-platinum records
World wide record sales nearing two million units & one million in Canada
Toured North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, & Australia

Tracks
1. In The Blink Of An Eye
2. I Surrender
3. You Can’t Lose Them All
4. What Love Looks Like
5. He Would Be Sixteen
6. Something Wild
7. Crank My Tractor
8. I Don’t Wanna Be That Strong
9. Safe In The Arms Of Love
10. Guitar Talk
11. Your Love
12. The Old Song And Dance
13. I’ve Forgotten You
14. Broken
15. Nobody’s Girl
16. Take It Like A Man
17. Everything And More

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Eric Welton 2011

November 13, 2011

Artist: Eric Welton
Release: Kill Them with Kindness”
Genre: Indie Rock/Folk
Year: 2011
Resides: Windsor
From: Chatham Ontario

Live band:
Eric Welton – Vox, guitar
Luke Pelotte – Drums
Josh Zalev – Bass
Erik Myskow – Guitar

Notes:
Eric grew up in Chatham, where his step Father (at the time) owned Sound Trax as well as the fleamarket inspired store below it. After high school,   Eric went to Toronto to study Media Arts. He moved to Windsor between 2002-2004.
Eric hosts the Open Stage at a local pub named “Villains” every Tuesday night, along with members of his band.
Eric is also the newest member of Square Root Of Margaret, The Chatham band just released a record in 2010 entitled “WYSiWYG”.

Tracks: 1. Kooler, 2. Kill Them with Kindness, 3. Gone, 4. the Evil in Your Violence, 5. Hazel Eyes, 6. Every Day, 7. Spherikal, 8. I Know I’m Dying,  9. LC/DC, 10. unOther.

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http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ericwelton
or
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/eric-welton/id477878718

More links
http://www.spurofthemoment.ca/edub.htm
http://www.myspace.com/ericwelton
http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/Eric-Welton

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Lesser Known 1992 Demo

October 12, 2011

Band: Lesser Known
Release: What Is Life About
Year: 1992
Genre: Metal
Format: Cassette tape
Home: Tilbury (Chatham-Kent)

Members:
Mike Davidson (Spaz) – Vocals
Cory Chauvin – Guitar
JP Caza – Guitar
Roger Beaudry – Bass
Paul Turgeon – Drums

Tracks:
1. *** Wrongs
2. What Is Life About?
3. Real Reality

Lesser Known Links:
http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/LESSER-KNOWN

Demo Discography
Lesser Known – Demo – 1991 (4 Songs)
What Is Life About – 1992 (3 Songs)
Bring an Open Mind – 1994 (11 Songs)
Inner Beast – 1998 – (12 Songs)
Higher levels – 2000
Circle the Drain – 2001 (3 Songs)
Condition Red – 2002

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Go Man Go 2011

August 11, 2011


Band: Go Man Go
EP Release: Self Titled
Year: 2011
Genre: Metal
Home: Chatham Ontario
Formed: 2011
Contact: Face Book group

Members
Jordan Ginty– Guitar/Vox (Punish Them)
J-Rad Sterling– Drums/Samples/Vox (Full Frontal)
Danny Wright– Vox (S.U.D.S.)
Matt Broadbent – Bass (All Business)
Cody Woods – Guitar (newest member added after the recording)

Notes: Produced by Brady Krzemiem at BK Studios.
Go man Go started as just Sterling & Ginty jamming in the basement. They wrote 5 songs in roughly 2 months then decided to go to BK studious and record an Ep, that way it would be easier to find members. In the process of recording they brought in Danny Wright to add some Vocal tracks. At the time of print, Go Man Go is looking for a second guitarist.

Tracks:
01 Wasted Night
02 New Best Friend
03 Troubuffalo
04 Of Epic Proportions
05 My Fault
06 Not The Same

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Mati Haskell Music 2011

July 28, 2011

Artist: Mati Haskell
CD Release: 10, 2 & 6
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Blues,roots
Year: 2011

Notes: A soulful combo of Blues, Roots, Gospel and Soul music infused with Folk and Jazz, 10, 2 & 6 boasts an all star group of Nashville’s finest musicians featuring Americana superstar, John Cowan, Jonell Mosser and Gospel great’s, the McCrary Sisters.

Tracks:
01. Show Me
02. Nothin’ But The Blues
03. Be Back Soon
04. Purgatory
05. Why
06. Blessing (feat. Jonell Mosser)
07. Back To Your Arms
08. Let’s Make A Baby King
09. Fade To Black
10. Big Big Mountains (feat. John Cowan)
11. You Give My Blues A Name

Website: http://www.matihaskell.com/
Buy her album here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/matihaskell

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Observatory 2011 CD

June 26, 2011

Band: Observatory
Release: Secrets of Memory Man
Genre: Alternative Indie Rock
Year: 2011
Email Contact: matt@itacomputer.com
Free CDdownload  (while it lasts): Download CD.

Members: Not listed

Tracks:
01 Silver Veins
02 Mr Grey
03 Astral Grenades
04 Clayton
05 A Windmill Made of Iron
06 Curious Flyer
07 It’s Textbook
08 Downer’s Grove
09 Cobra Commander
10 Sams hotel
11 Love and Money
12 Last Shine
13 Happy Exo Skeleton Days

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

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Sarah Hiltz Letters 2010

May 13, 2011

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Artist:
Sarah Hiltz
EP Release: Letters
Year: 2010 (July)
Genre: Folk, Jazz
Home: Chatham Ontario

Notes: The “Letters” EP was created as a pilot project in July, 2010 as an accompaniment product for a show combining music and spoken word. The intention was to extend it into a full length, fully produced album in the future.
All the original package contents (credits, information, handwritten letters) are included in PDF format when you purchase the entire album.

Tracks
01. We Are Gods
02. I am for sound
03. First Nail Hammered
04. Brother
05. Small Town Blues
06. What I Thought
07. I Won’t Cry

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Visit her online at http://www.sarahhiltz.com/.
Preview or buy the album @
http://sarahhiltz.bandcamp.com/album/letters

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Tom Lockwood CD 2011

April 14, 2011

Artist: Tom Lockwood
CD Release: Common Ground (Tom Lockwood with Jaimee Paul)
Year: 2011
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

  This is a 13 track CD featuring a couple of original compositions from guitarist Tom Lockwood, his first electric guitar release.

Notes:  Tom performed in many bands through the early 1970’s before moving to Chatham (from Detroit) in 1977.
Through the 1980’s, Tom’s focus was on composing music on Classical and steel string guitar. During the nineties, Tom released 2 CD’s. 2011 marks 34 years of private guitar teaching for Mr. Lockwood. He can also be seen performing solo or with his band at Blues festivals, corporate events, or special entertainment for various functions.

Band:
Vocals – Jaimee Paul
Guitar – Tom Lockwood
Trumpet – Leif Shires
Bass – Bob Hiltz & Bob Wilson
Keyboards – Mark Tremblay
Drums – Mark Wolfe

Photography & graphic design by Aaron Summerfield
http://www.remedyfordesign.com/

You can purchase this CD at
Frank’s Music Centre, Strings n’ Things, Tony’s One Stop, The Book Brothers, Aug’s Video(Blenheim), Smith & Wilson (Cedar Springs)

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Tom Lockwood Discography
Passion Flower – 1989
Streamline – 1991
Ascension – 1996
Hands On – 2003
Point Of View – 2007
Common Ground (with Jaimee Paul) – 2011

Website: http://www.tomlockwoodguitar.ca/

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Jessica Allossery 2010 Learn CD

March 13, 2011

Artist: Jessica Allossery
Release: Learn
Year: 2010
Genre: Folk, Folk-Jazz
Home: Chatham-Kent (Kent Bridge)

Notes:
Jessica started her music career with piano, playing at the young age of 6. Jessica is also cousins with Brian Allossery, who released one of the best local records in 2009 (You can find it on the Chatham Music Archive)

Tracks
1.Abc’s, 2.Bill, 3.Stay the Night, 4.Change the World

Musicians
Dean McKey – Drums
Mike Whissell – Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Bass, Banjo and Ukulele)
Larry Thompson – Keys
Steve Malison – Tenor Sax

Buy the CD online here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/allossery

Website links
http://www.jessicaallossery.com/

Photography by: Joshua Tuckwell


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Jim Moffatt 2009 CD

February 19, 2011

Artist: Jim Moffatt
Year: 2009
Release: Live At Crystal Gardens (Live)
Resides: Victoria, BC
Home: Chatham Kent, Light House Cove
Genre: Roots & Folk, Pop

Links:
* Webpage link here.
Buy the CD @ Itunes online here.
Visit or listen online here or here or here.

Notes: Jim is a story teller extrodinaire! His songs are personal, well composed and played and sung beautifully.

Songs:
01 Introductions
02 Blues Man
03 Introductions Lighthouse
04 The Lighthouse Keepers Dream
05 Intro to Free
06 Free and On the Road
07 Intro Working Hard
08 Working Hard Looken for Work Worken Nowhere Blues
09  Introduction Wizard
10 The Wizard
11 Encore Utah
12 The Logger

Bio: After growing up on the streets of Chatham Ontario, attending high school and finishing with no fixed address, attending numerous universities in both the US and Canada with a goal of football and wrestling, being a Zodiac pilot for Greenpeace “Save the Whales” and a short term in a Newfoundland jail for anti-sealing protests, Jim turned his attention to playing music. With his first test being in Calgary Alberta at the 1st Studio 1/ Keen Craft (Long and Mcquade) music award he walked away with top prize as a member of the duo “Bow River Lumber Company.” This was not a small feat as names such as Jan Arden, Oliver Krall, Scott Parsons and Jenny Allen were also on the program.

(Hi; Jim here….I bet you’re thinking “If this guy’s so great why have I never heard of him?” That’s simple. You never heard of me because just as I was starting to “make it” I went through a relationship loss, and I broke. Plain and simple. I sold all my gear and tried to quit the business. Did too for about 10 years. But as a friend of mine from the Nanaimo Folk club said “The big dog is back.” That’s all I want to say on the matter. I know some will think its not cool to bring it up but one thing I have learned is when there is a giant elephant in the room and nobody talks about it, it only get bigger. If you want to know more, ask me. Now, back to the important stuff.)

Jim has opened for Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, Connie Calder, Michael Lewis, and Scott Parsons, to name a few. His style and musical influences include suc all-time-greats as Stan Rogers, Harry Chapin, Chris De Berg, John Prine, and James Taylor.

Jim’s been around folk festivals, having played the Home County Festival in London Ontario, Blackfalds Folk Festival in Alberta and Vancouver Island Folk Festival and others. He has played universities from Windsor to Ottawa, from London to Thunder Bay to Calgary. He has been featured in L.A. at the Pier 1 Show, and was a band member with groups such as Hero, Panic and The Bow River Lumber Company. His first love has always been a singer-songwriter writing music to bring images to his listeners’ minds.

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The Laws 2011

January 4, 2011

Duo: The Laws
Release: Try Love
Year: 2011
Genre: acoustic folk-grass
Members: John and Michele Law

Chatham Connection: John Law was born in Chatham Ontario.

Tracks:
I Believe in You, Love Again, Try Love, Walking Away, Rebel Cowboy Dream, Who’s Keeping Score, Wherefore and Why, In the Clouds, Beer Mountain Rag, With My Heart, Same Rain

Notes: The Laws made their first trip to Cape Breton last year to record their sixth album. They have also been busy playing live and are getting ready to tour across The United States and Canada for most of 2011.

Fast forward…. now with 9 years of touring throughout Canada, the United States and Australia, and 5 CDs, Ontario-based The Laws have been called “the best duo out of Canada since Ian and Sylvia.”, (Editors Note: Sylvia was also from Chatham) won the 2007 Chris Austin Songwriting contest, secured a writing deal in Nashville and have been featured on CMT, Entertainment Tonight Canada and as “rising stars” on the upcoming PBS special, Legends and Lyrics. They published a cookbook and have appeared on numerous cooking and national news shows, generating almost as much press for their culinary skills as for their music.

What’s coming up for The Laws? A second cookbook, a new CD, cooking DVD, and music video.

Visit them online here or here.
Buy their albums at ITUNES here.

New video: Songwriters: John Law/Michele Law/James GordonDirected and produced by Ben Srokosz, Camera and Editing by Jonathan Abrosimoff.

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Jade Lester CD 2010

August 23, 2010

Singer: Jade Lester
CD Release: Love’s Funny That Way
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Country/Pop

Notes: Jade Lester (19) Just released her first album in April 2010. She performs with the local crew ‘The O’Hara Brothers Band’. Material for this album was written by top songwriters from Ontario, to Nashville to LA. Jade is currently attending high school at Chatham-Kent Secondary School.
 Jade began singing country music at age six, winning many awards through out the years since then. She has also become active as an actress in many local theatre productions in the past few years.

Produced by Will Haas at Willyboy recording studios in London.

Visit her website here or here.

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Judy Paling Second Chance At Love 1999

August 13, 2010

Artist: Judy Paling
CD: Second Chance At Love
Year: Circa 1999
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Judy Paling
Chuck FitzGerald
Steve Kubica

Additional Artists: Amber Ladd, Richard Arsenault, Beth Fox, Noreen Donnell, Gary Barnett.

Songs: Second Chance At Love, He Rises Up In Me, Say Yes, How Beautiful, Go Light Your World, Bring That Child To Me, He’ll Be Waiting For Something To Happen, He Is Good, Thy World, His Strength Is Perfect.

Recorded & Mixed At Baseline Studio, Chatham.

This release was dedicated to the memory of Mile Nuets & the grade 5/6 class of St. Agnes School. 

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Judy Paling My Wings CD

August 12, 2010

Artist: Judy Paling
CD Title: My Wings (For His Glory)
Year: 1995
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre:  Gospel

Members:
Judy Paling
Chuck FitzGerald
Steve Kubica

Tracks:
01
A Miracle And Nothing Less
02 Mary Did You Know
03 Joy
04 In The Name Of The Lord
05 Immanuel
06 Prince Of Peace
07 The Altar
08 Women Of Mystery
09 The Name Above All Names
10 Well Done My Child

Co- Produced by: Gary Barnett
Digitally recorded and mixed @ Baseline Studio, Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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Self Cynic CD Release

May 14, 2010

Band: Self Cynic
Release: Self Cynic
Year: 2008
Home: Chatham-Kent (Tilbury)
Resides: Montreal
Formed: 2006

Chatham Connection: Mainman Matt Antaya is from Chatham-Kent.

Notes: Ask founding member Matt Antaya about his alt-rock band Self Cynic and his answer may surprise you. Songwriter and lead singer, Antaya, conceived his project as perhaps the opposite of a band. Self Cynic is an evolving experiment whose rotating lineup aims to demonstrate that a collection of songs will communicate their character despite varying musicians and arrangements.
  Matt began writing music at age 12, then went on to University (Waterloo) and spent allot of time working in studios, eventually making his way to Montreal.

Tracks:
01.
Goodbye
02. The Next Room
03. Misbehave
04. In My Head
05. Mona Lisa
06. Stone Throw
07. All Around
08. Never Change
09. Try It Again
10. Evil Freedom
11. Already Gone
12. Left Behind 04:19

Visit them online here or here.

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Brooke Nicholls 2010

May 14, 2010

Artist: Brooke Nicholls
Release: Brooke Nicholls
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop, Piano
Home: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Toronto

Brooke is a  Singer/ Song Writer and Performer from Chatham Ontario.She xxploded onto the scene with a televised, international performance at York University’s 3,500 seat stadium, a national tour with one of Canada’s most successful recording groups, “Blue Rodeo“, and shared the stage with “Q” from Grammy winning recording artists “112”. This is only an introduction to her superb talent and drive.

Songs
01
Pull Me Closer
02 Baby Come Close
03 You ‘ N I
04 Midnight Flowers
05 Follow Me
06 If Wishing Was Forever Ft. Jhevon Paris
07 Tonight

Visit Brook online at http://www.brookenichollsmusic.com
Buy or preview the CD online at www.cdbaby.com/cd/brookenicholls

 

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Stephanie McIlroy 2010

April 17, 2010

Singer: Stephanie McIlroy
Release: Life Is Not An Act
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop
Home Town: Merlin Ontario
Resides: St. Thomas

Members:
Stephanie McIlroy
– Vocals, some acoustic guitar
Jeff Mifflin – Harmonies and lead guitar
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Bob Wilson – Bass

Tracks:
01 forever
02 I believe in you
03 Finally gonna be myself
04 Please re-write my history
05 Meet me halfway
06 Life is not an act
07 You don’t know me
08 I need a break
09 You are loved
10 Forgiven

Notes from her bio.

However soon after her high school graduation, Stephanie followed the advice of well intending people and put her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter on the shelf for many years. During that time she got married and started her family as well as pursuing a career in the Social Services field. For her, it was like putting a square peg in the round hole—Stephanie couldn’t find the right job and make it stick. Along her journey, she discovered that when you are meant to do something, you will end up doing it no matter what. Finally Stephanie took the quantum leap to chase her dream of becoming a professional musician following examples like Shaina Twain.

She is a dedicated musician who continues to hone her skills by studying voice at the Royal Conservatory level, mastering the guitar, and learning more about the music industry. In addition to these things, a few years ago Stephanie took up song writing. Her songs can best be described as raw lyrics about real life. She has been compared to recording artists like Sheryl Crow with an easy listening folk rock sound.
Stephanie has just completed studio time with Brad Dugas of Revelation Sound out of Guelph. Her upcoming album of original material is available.
Enjoy this amazing new recording artist who’s music will touch your heart and soul
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Assume No Order 2010

March 9, 2010

Artist: Assume No Order
Release: Nothing More
Resides: Toronto
Home Town: Chatham

Assume No Order is a solo experimental/instrumental project by Nigel Barylewicz.

Tracks
01 Heavy Game
02 False Start
03 First One Of The Day
04 Why Are We Yelling
05 Speaking Of This Heat
06 The Chicken Wing
07 Nothing More
08 Bug Me Anytime You Want
09 Red Amber Ale

Visit Nigel online here or here.

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FOREIGN FILM STAR 2006

February 13, 2010

Band: FOREIGN FILM STAR
Release: Dim The Lights…
Year: 2006
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham, Windsor

  This was the last album that Foreign Film Star released. The Windsor area based band features Jamie Reaume from Chatham. Jamie has been relentless on the acoustic solo circuit as well as putting out Cd’s  with this band on a consistent basis.

BAND MEMBERS:
Jamie Reaume – Guitars, Vox
Mike Yunker – Bass
Matt Bailey – Guitars
Nick Capanelli – Drums, Percussion

TRACKLISTING:
01 Shadow Puppets
02 Lungs
03 Eversense
04 Clouds & Velvet
05 In Passing
06 The Ones & Zeros Of Digital Rain
07 Impossible Engine
08 Leaving For Left
09 Blindfold
10 Finding Your Way Through A Dream Backwards
11 In A Lifetime
12 Fan Of Chemicals
13 A Beautiful Pulse
14 Safe Trip

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Mike Gorman with Ghosts and Empty Trains

February 12, 2010

Band: Mike Gorman (Michael)
Release: Ghosts and Empty Trains
Year: 2009
Genre: Folk, Blues,
Home: Chatham-Kent

This release is full of good story telling and musical warmth from Mike Gorman.  It was recorded right here in Chatham at Eyre Space Studios by Bob Hiltz.

Musicians:
Mike Gorman – Acoustic Guitars, vocals, harmonica
Bob Hiltz – Bass, vocal, piano, guitar, banjo, tambourine, dobro
Mike Schatte – Guitar, mandolin
Stephen Gorman – guitar
Byron Harrett – Saxophone, clarinet, flute
Dean Harrison – Piano, organ, accordion
Tom Lockwood – Guitar
Andy Tattersall – Guitar
Jonathon Davis – Drums
Dave D’Hanyns – Guitar
Bernie Graham – Bass
Byron Brunton – Trumpet
Sarah Hiltz – Harmony Vox
Linz Ross – Harmony Vox



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Mike Gorman CD Twilight Harvest

February 12, 2010

Band: Mike Gorman
Release: Twilight Harvest
Year: 2006
Genre: Folk and Blues
Home: Southern Ontario

Music & Lyrics by Mike Gorman

Musicians:
Mike Gorman – Vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Janalynne Rogers, Jennifer Thorpe, Mike Williams – Harmony Vox.
Larry Smith – Guitar, banjo, Bass, harmony Vox
Willie P. Bennet – Harmonica, Harmony Vox.
Jerry Fletcher – Pedal Steel, Guitar
Dean Harrison – Piano, Organ, Accordian
John Allen – Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin
Claire Ishoy – Cello
Peter Hysen & Joel Gehman – Bass
Jonathon Davis – Drums

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Captivated 2003

February 11, 2010

Group: Captivated
Release: Extreme Worship
Year: 2003
Genre: Religious
Home: Chatham
Church: Evangel Community Church

Musicians:
Mark Whitson Acoustic Guitar
Lindsay Cooper – Keyboard
Graham Kivell – Bass
Phil Smith – Electric Guitar
Jordan Michaelis – Drums
Additional Keyboards – Nathan Kivell
Vocals – Stephanie Michaelis, Kyla Tollefson, Ashley Fader, Phil Smith, Jordan Michaelis, Brian Fader

Worship Leaders: Brooke Nichols & Craig Luff

Songs:
1. Stronger than 2. Lord reign in me 3. This is how we overcome 4. Draw me close 5. Deeply in love 6. Invitacion fountain 7. In love 8. All my heart 9. Awesome in this place 10. I exalt thee 11. King of majesty

Produced by: Craig Luff
Mix and mastered by: Bob Hiltz
Artwork and Photography: Jen Szucs

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Winter Rose 2004

February 11, 2010

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Compilation: Windsor Indie Compilation
Release: Winter Rose
Year: 2004
Chatham Connection: Includes Chatham musicians such as ‘The Janet Theory’, ‘Foreign Film Star’ and Jamie Reaume.

Synopsis
‘Winter Rose’ and it’s sequel ‘Winter Rose II’ were charity albums that were organized by Jamie Reaume. Jamie had been in Windsor for a year or two (after moving from Chatham) and found the yearning of community burning in his soul. All proceeds from the sale of this CD went to ‘Transition To Betterness’.

TRACK LISTING:
01 Ray Whimsey – Just A Stones Throw
02 Mitch Stokes – Story Of Your Life
03 Ryan Yoker – Something Better Than Nothing
04 Kara Kaufmann – Hammock
05 8ight Past Nine – Between The Lines
06 Inoke Errati – Pieces
07 R2DJ – If Santa Don’t Bring You No Funk
08 The Janet Theory – You Suck
09 Jesse Bellon – Align
10 Foreign Film Star – Whales Become White Noise
11 Ashes Of Soma – Loaded
12 Focal Point – On The Edge
13 St James Something & Julia O’Brien – Hark Mary Star
14 Paul Thomson – O Holy Night
15 Anneke’s Star – All Or Nothing
16 Bloemfontein – Chicago, Home Of The Monk
17 Matt Piccolo & Jamie Reaume – Before You Can Laugh Again

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That Whaling Band Release Jacks Gallery

February 11, 2010

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Band: That Waling Band
Release: Live – Jack’s Gallery
Year: 2008
Genre: Rock
Home: Chatham

Members:
Ray Whaling – Guitar, Vocals
Andy Martin – Bass, B. Vox
Daryl Denault – Guitar, B. Vox, Percussion
Joel Laprise – Drums

Tracks:
01. Jeckyll Meets Hyde
02. Quarter Mile Straight
03. Lookin’ For A Girl
04. Black Ryder
05. Rock Me
06. Get back Tomorrow
07. Rainen
08. Wheelz Of Fire
09. Shine

Recorded at Eyre Space Studios by: Bob Hiltz & Ray Whaling
All songs written by Ray Whaling.

That Whaling Band record a new release’ live off the floor’ in the studio.
Visit them online here.

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Margaret Wysman 2000 CD Release

February 5, 2010


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Artist: Margaret Wysman
Debut Release: Turns of the Century
Year: 2000
Born: Chatham Ontario

Songs:
01 Turns Of The Century   
02 I Want To Be With You   
03 Betrayal   
04
I Am On My Way   
05 Guardian Angel   
06 Modern-Day Woman   
07 The Feel Good Song   
08 Shades Of Red, Hues Of Blue   
09 Wondrous Light: A Wayward Girl Reclaimed   
10 Blue Skies And Fields Of Green   
11 Meeting

Bio
  Margaret Wysman was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, and she is the youngest of nine siblings.
  From 1985 to 1991 Margaret attended The University of Western Ontario, worked in molecular genetics research at UWO for a couple of years, taught laboratory courses, and in 1991, did a short stint as a field ecologist for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Wingham, Ontario. Although she was a science major in Western’s Ecology and Evolution program, Margaret loved variety, and consequently, she enrolled in English Literature and psychology courses and taught herself to play the guitar.From 1987 until 1993 she belonged to a Christian folk group, The 53RD Musicians. Margaret played some key musical roles in this group. In addition to creating many new harmonies and arrangements for the songs in their repertoire, she sang, played guitar, recorder, penny whistle, mandolin, and often provided comic relief.

  From August of 1997 to March of 1999 some 25 songs were penned and performed by Margaret  at a variety of venues in Bruce, Grey and Kent Counties. She has performed for several events at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, including anniversaries of the Montreal Massacre, The Women’s International Dinners, political rallies for Ontario Teachers’ Federations, and CAW Cultural Nights. She has been a regular performer at The Songbird Cafe in Durham, at The Storybook Cafe in Southampton and for the Candlelight Music Series in Southampton. Also, she has opened for Keating-Jones at the annual Sing Out Cafe at Glencolton Farms and has played for the students at Saugeen District Secondary several times.

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Dan Noordermeer 1996

February 3, 2010

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Band: The Dave Murphy Band
CD Release: Waiting For Dave
Year: 1996
Genre: Funk, rock & blues
Home: Toronto/Hamilton

Chatham Connection: Guitarist Dan Noordermeer is from Chatham. Dan played locally with ‘River Road’, was a long time member of the Jeff Healey Blues Band, and has done session work on several CD releases.

About Chatham’s own Dan Noordermeer:
  Guitarist extraordinaire Dan Noordermeer has been with the band for almost a decade, and continues to dazzle audiences with his formidable talents. Originally from Chatham, Dan now resides in Hamilton. Dan is known for his Samson-like mane of hair and his wicked sense of humour. Unlikely as it seems, Dan was a full time country musician for many years before joining the band. But for those familiar with his playing it’s no surprise, since he has an uncanny ability to play every style of music with incredible authenticity, passion and virtuosity.

CD & band notes:
  Over 200 shows a year quickly earned the band its reputation as one of the most talented, versatile and hardest working acts in the business.

  In the summer of 1996 the band released its first album entitled “Waiting for Dave.” The ten original tracks display the broad range of the group’s influences and talents. Later that same year, a dream came true for the band when they opened for their hero, James Brown. Since then the band has opened for numerous other acts, including The Bare Naked Ladies.

  In 1997, the band made the prestigious Orbit Room in downtown Toronto their new home for weekly performances, where the band continues to perform on Friday nights. It was here, on a stage complete with a house Hammond organ, that the band really began to stretch out musically, and since then there have been many incredible shows featuring the band at their spontaneous and improvisational best. In early 1998, exhausted by years of nonstop performing, the band took a four-month break while Dave travelled around the world.

http://www.davemurphyband.com/

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Ronnie Fray Band 1994

January 15, 2010


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Band: The Ronnie Fray Band
CD Release: Progressively Basic
Year: 1994
Genre: Country
Full Name: Ronnie Fray and the Panama Bandits.
Home: Sarnia

Chatham Connection: Tony Bandoni

  Tony Bandoni is fret board rippin’ lead guitarist. Being one of Canada’s hottest lead players, Tony has been nominated as Canada’s instrumentalist of the year on three separate occasions. His portfolio includes Michelle Wright, ‘Harvest’, and ‘Deborah Laurie and the Marble Heart Station Band’.

CD performance Notes:
Gary McCracken – drums
Tony Bandoni – guitars
Jim Lewis – bass
Al Weiss – saxophone
Michael “Woody” Woodhull – dobro guitar
“Dusty” Dale Thomas – electric guitar
Dale Rivard – pedal steel guitar
Gregg Chad and George Webber – keyboards
Billy Heater – harmony vocals.

Track Listing
1. Goin To New York (3:18)
2. I Thought About It (1:58)
3. So Goes Another Day (2:32)
4. Cedar Hills (2:40)
5. Louisiana Women (3:42)
6. Josie Anna Pine (1:52)
7. 53 Buick Blooze (4:39)
8. Dancing With Molly (4:09)
9. Life Gets Tedious (2:41)
10. A Yodeling Song (2:14)

Below is a video of  Tony’s great guitar talent. This video is from circa 2007.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Bob Lucier Steel Guitar 2002

December 13, 2009

Name: Bob Lucier
CD Release: Eleven Favorites
Circa: 2002
Genre: Country

Home: Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe)
Resides: Toronto area

About Bob: Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability. Bob was the resident Steel Player for “The Tommy Hunter Show”  when it aired  on the CBC television network in Canada for many years.

Gordie Tapp From ‘Hee Haw’ Writes Liner Notes For CD   In 1952, when we started Main Street Jamboree, I became deeply engrossed in Country Music.
I heard my first steel guitar in the hands of Bobby Wingrove and Lloyd Banks. It rapidly became my favorite instrument. In 1969 I arrived in Nashville to begin Hee Haw and thought I’d gone to steel guitar heaven. I worked with such famous names as Curly Chalker, Buddy Emmons, Lloyd Green, John Hughey etc… When I talked to them about their instruments and abilities they told me there was a guy up in Canada who had equal ability. 
  I returned to Canada to guest on a well received Country TV show and met the young man they were talking about. If you ask Bobby Lucier for a sixteen bar turnaround he makes it sound like a symphony but not at the expense of your vocal presentation and the audience leaves thinking how great you are because of the intricate steel guitar background he provides.
  He features four string harmony melodies with just a touch of two of his favorites, Jimmy Day and Weldon Myrick, but it’s his own interpretations that makes him unique.
  A master steel guitar technician. A master of Cabinetry (his real income). I’m glad he’s presenting this new C.D.. May I introduce to you Bobby Lucier.
Enjoy!    Gordie Tapp

Tracks
1.
Pick Me Up (On Your Way Down) C. Walker
2. Fraulein (Lawton Williams)
3. Workin’ Man Blues (Merle Haggard)
4. I Fall To Pieces (H. Cochrane & H. Howard)
5. Fool Such As I (William Trader)
6. Magnum (Bob Lucier, SOCAN)
7. Pass Me By (Hillman Hall)
8. Blues For Felix (C. Byrd)
9. Alright I’ll Sign The Papers (M. Tillis)
10. My Special Angel (Jimmy Duncan)
11. Lonesome 77203 (Justin Tubb)

Engineered & Mixed by: Doug Deveaux
Cover photo: Brian Carnahan
Produced By : Bob Lucier & Mel Aucoin 
All Arrangements By: Bob Lucier

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Bob Lucier 1991

December 12, 2009

Northern Steel CD

Compilation CD: Northern Steel
Release: Northern Steel  1
Date: 1991
Genre: Country (Steel Guitar)

  Brilliant steel guitar player Bob Lucier, from Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe),  leads off this CD produced by Bob Taillefer. The disc contains performances by some of Canada’s top steel guitarists.

Tracks:
1. Lonesome 77203 – Bob Lucier
2.
Honky Tonk Night Time Man – Dale Rivard, Andy Schick
3. Desperado – Steve Smith
4. All My Loving – Al Brisco
5. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – John Lacey
6. Raisin’ The Dickins – Rusty Walker
7. Kindly Keep It Country – Doug Johnson
8. Chasing Paul – Roy Thomson
9. I’d Rather Have You Fat And Happy – Al Bragg
10. Cry – Burke Carroll
11. One Smokey Rose – Bob Taillefer
12. Moonglow – Bob Wingrove
13. Silver Haired Daddy of Mine – Mike Holder
14. PC Blues – Paul Cockburn, Doug Johnson, Steve Smith
15. Hot Burrito #1 – Neil Flanz
16. Freddie the Freeloader – Bob Taillefer
17. Ghostbusters – Ed Ringwald (PeeWee Charles)
18. Canadian Farewell – Roy Thomson

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Jani Jakovac 2004 CD

November 29, 2009

Artist: Jani Jakovac
CD Release: Take Cover
Year: 2004
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Vancouver

Notes: Jani records a collection of songs by other artists that she likes, which makes “Take Cover” a great  name for this collection of covers.

Bio:
Who is this Jani anyhow? Where has she been hiding? Well, actually it is Jani (jay-nee) Jakovac (jack-o-vack) but who she is can be as tricky as the name. Because she is many things. She is a singer, songwriter, pianist, actor and an athlete to name a few. She’s funny, she’s intense, she’s energetic, she’s controlled, she’s sweet, but don’t ever get on her bad side…not so sweet. She is chic while she owns 6 pairs of slippers and wears flannels to bed. Clearly, she is a Gemini with issues.
She studied drama and played varsity volleyball at the University of Guelph in Ontario. The day after graduating, she moved to Vancouver to pursue an acting career. This led her to few acting roles and many bartending jobs. She then moved to Europe to benefit from something else she had put many years into…. volleyball.  She played and coached professionally in Denmark for three years.
So, that was where she’s been “hiding”. If hiding was her intent, this would be about the only place this 6 foot blonde could have remained inconspicuous. But inconspicuous she definitely was not when she was hopping up on stages in Copenhagen and joining bands in impromptu performances.
Growing up in a house that thrived on music, it was always a part of her, a necessary element of her being. She knew she could sing, but strangely enough, she did not think it was “a big deal”. And since the only people that had ever heard her sing were friends and family, Jani assumed that they were merely being polite when they told her that she had talent. Belting out the blues or luring people into a trance with her sultry sounds was just her own act of passion. But the response to her music made it undeniably clear that people wanted to hear more. The music she writes is a soulful mix of the different styles she grew up listening to. The diverse music she appreciated were just a turn of the radio dial away from one another. The stations were numerous. The stations were from Detroit.
She grew up in the small city of Chatham, Ontario, 45 minutes over the border from the Motown.  Her influences, ranging from classical to funk, are revealed in every song that she writes. Her often autobiographical lyrics leave audiences thankful for the living she has done. No, music has not been the only part of Jani’s life, but it has been the strongest, most dynamic, most necessary, always with her, traveling to every place she has been. The ever positive, vibrant, energetic Jani, admits that her music is a therapeutic device that she has used for many years to keep the smile on her face.  Audiences are thrilled she has lived enough life to have stories to tell with her songs and young enough to make it interesting.

Visit Jani online. Visit her website to order the CD.
http://www.janij.com/
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Jani Jakovac 2003 CD

November 29, 2009

Artist: Jani Jakovac
CD Release: This Is Her Life
Style: Vocal and Piano
Year: 2003
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Vancouver

Tracks:
01. this is her life
02. lovin’ you
03. I’d rather be
04. strips me bare
05. she has no name
06. closer
07. something borrowed
08. take it back
09. the score

All music & lyrics by Jani Jakovac
Recorded in Vancouver B.C.
Cover photo by Carmen Day

Notes: This is her second recording, but her first to the public.
  She grew up in the small city of Chatham, Ontario, 45 minutes over the border from the Motown.  Her influences, ranging from classical to funk, are revealed in every song that she writes. Her often autobiographical lyrics leave audiences thankful for the living she has done. No, music has not been the only part of Jani’s life, but it has been the strongest, most dynamic, most necessary, always with her, traveling to every place she has been. The ever positive, vibrant, energetic Jani, admits that her music is a therapeutic device that she has used for many years to keep the smile on her face.  Audiences are thrilled she has lived enough life to have stories to tell with her songs and young enough to make it interesting.

Visit Jani online here.

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