Posts Tagged ‘chatham kent’

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The Chasers 2020 Country Music

January 11, 2020

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

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

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

Links:
* Facebook link here.




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Dave Trinca Xperience 2019

January 2, 2020

 

Band: Dave Trinca Xperience (DTX)
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2019
Genre: Cover band

Members:
Dave Trinca – guitar & lead vocals
Alysson Storey – violin & vocals
Brian Cox – lead guitar
Dave French – bass guitar & vocals
Dan Davidson – drums & vocals
Special guest Nick Novosad (keyboard & vocals)

Notes: 2019 marks the15th annual Holiday Jam for Hunger which has involved the members over the years.
  The group only gets together a few times a year to perform, usually during the long summer & winter holidays, for fun. But the key ingredient is a casual fun jam with friends, with the intention to raise money for a good cause while doing it. Members are made up of musicians from many other local bands.







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The Good Robots 2018 Line Up

January 2, 2020
Band: The Good Robots
Home: Chatham-Kent, Ontario Canada
Year: 2018
Genre: Covers (Mostly rock)

Year formed: 2018

Notes: The Good Robots is a cover project produced by Shawn Beaulieu, collaborating with local friends and musicians from around the world, on a rotating basis.

Members (2018 Line-Up)
* Shawn Beaulieu (Chatham, Ontario, Canada)
* Jesse Verleye – Vocals & Bass (Chatham-Kent)
* Charlie Fader – Drums (Athens, Greece)
* Colm Dowling – Drums (Ireland)
* Mat Drew – Vocals (Chatham-Kent)
* Ray Stern – Vocals (Chatham-Kent)
* Ben Srokosz – Drums, Backing Vocals (Chatham-Kent)
* Lee Resistant – Vocals (Chatham-Kent)
* Jason Ozant – Drums (U.S.A.)
* Jay Amerlinck – Lead Vocal (Chatham-Kent)
* Aaron Barry – Vocals (Chatham-Kent)
* Linz Ross – B. Vocals (Chatham-Kent)
* Alex Hill – Drums (Chatham-Kent)
* Jordan Ginty – Vocals (Chatham-Kent)

 

Tracks in 2018 (Links to the videos)
01. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle. (Link)
02. Nirvana – Aneurysm (Link)
03. Pixies – Where is My Mind (Link)
04. Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself (Link)
05. Pixies – Gigantic (Link)
06. Blur – Song 2 (Link)
07. Bad Religion – 21st Century Digital Boy (Link)
08. The Long Lots – Dirty Blues (Link)
09. Wheatus – Teenage Dirt Bag (Link)
10. Weezer – Tired of Sex (Link)
11. White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl (Link)
12. The Misfits – Where Eagles Dare (Link)
13. Sublime – What I Got  (Link)
14. Nirvana – Breed (Link)

Links
*  Facebook link here.
* Youtube ‘Good Robots’ Playlist 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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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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Aaron Allen 2019

December 18, 2019

Artist: Aaron Allen
Genre: Country Music
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: London Ontario Canada.

In 2019, Aaron released two tracks,
Good Tattoo‘ & ‘Where Music Comes From‘.
Along with these official releases, he has been busy co-writing tracks with many other song writers in Nashville and abroad.

Notes: Aaron Allen (born August 1, 1981)
Debuting as a solo artist in mid 2000, Aaron created a buzz for himself amongst the country/folk and bluegrass scene in Southern Ontario with his first release (‘’Self Titled’’ 2006). In 2007 he released a record called ‘’Aaron Allen And The Small City Saints’’, which was his first offering as a full band, followed by the critically acclaimed ‘’A Place Called Hell’’ in 2009. He began touring as a solo artist, as well as with a band, and received national airplay, as well as appearing on shows such as JR Digg’s ‘’Man With A Van’’ (which he wrote the title track for). After touring extensively, he released another solo record called ‘’IV’’ in 2011, which was followed by the EP ‘’Small City Saints’’ in 2012. He really cut his teeth performing opening for such acts as Joel Plaskett, Thomas Rhett, Tim Hicks, The Sheepdogs, Dallas Smith, The Trews, Matt Mays, Tom Wilson, Aaron Pritchett, just to name a few.
In 2013 Aaron took a break from music to start a family, which inspired a boost of creativity, and in 2015 he released another critically acclaimed full length album ‘’Better Days’’.
The Small City Saints have seen numerous members over the years.

The band currently consists of Juno award winner Dan Broadbeck, Tara Dunphy (of The Rizzdales), Glen Gamble ‘’Archie’’  (formerly of Helix/The Joys), Corey Cameron and Simon Larrochette.

Discography
* 2006 – Aaron Allen – Self Titled (11 songs)
* 2007 – Aaron Allen & The Small City Saints – Self-Titled (12 songs)
* 2009 – Aaron Allen – A place called hell (15 songs)
* 2011 – Aaron Allen – IV (6 songs)
* 2012 – Aaron Allen & The Small City Saints – Self-Titled (5 songs)
* 2015 – Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints – Better days (10 songs)

Links:
* website here.
* facebook here.
* Apple music link here.

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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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The Real Glenn Smith 2019

June 30, 2019

 

 

Artist: The Real Glenn Smith
Genre: Acoustic
From: Staten Island, New York.
Resides: Chatham-Kent, Canada. (Since 2011)

Notes:
* Currently the Keyboard & Slide Guitar player in The Long Lots (Band).
* Working solo acoustic/vocal cover song performer, playing classic rock & oldies.
* Releasing original & cover song videos, usually with a humour based approach.
* Handles online infrastructure/media relations for musical artist clients.

Links:
* Youtube link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Reverbnation link here.
* Soundcloud here.
* The Long Lots Youtube link here.
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Jessica Allossery 2018 Follow My Lead

January 15, 2019

 

 

Artists: Jessica Allossery
Release: Follow My Lead (EP)
Year: 2018
Genre: Folk, Folk-Jazz, Acoustic

From: Chatham-Kent (Kent Bridge)

Notes for 2018:
* ‘My Little Girl’ picked up by Sirius XM Coffeehouse.
* Endorsed by Takamine Guitars.
* Finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition.
* SYNC – FUJIFILM uses ‘Keep On Movin’ in online ad campaign.
* Recorded 4 original songs at CBC Studios in Toronto.

* Travelled across North America on a 5 month House Concert Tour.

Tracks:
1 You Are Loved
2 Keep on Movin’
3 Follow My Lead
4 My Little Girl

Preview video



Previous releases (originals)
* 2017 – Open Sea – (single song)
* 2016 – I’ll Let You Go – (single song)
* 2014 – Love Parade – (single song)
* 2012 – Apple of my Eye – (10 songs)
* 2010 – Learn- (4 song EP)

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










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Two from Tuesday 2019

January 10, 2019

 

Duo: Two from Tuesday
Home: Chatham
Year: 2019
Formed: Circa 2012

Genre: Acoustic/Vocal Cover Duo.

Members:
Jordan Ginty – Vocals, guitar
Jenni Ginty – Vocals

Notes: Jordan also fronts his original band Old Town Soul, along with a cover band named ‘Bad Harvey’, and a few other cover projects including Polyjamous, with Jen.

The band can commonly be seen @ Frendz, Blazing BBQ, The Elephant’s Nest, Rock Bottom (Windsor), & Two Amigos (Sarnia),

Links:
* Facebook here.
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Ryan Bradley Music (2013-2017)

December 23, 2018

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Artist: Ryan Bradley
Year: 2017
Genre: Country music.
Home: Wheatley, currently residing in Chatham during this time.

Notes:
* Bradley grew up in the fishing town of Wheatley, Ontario.
* Bradley attended the University of Waterloo and majored in Human Sciences, with most of his electives being music courses.
* Has been residing in Chatham-Kent County and working as a paramedic, Ryan has also spent the last number of years playing local clubs and writing songs.
*  Ryan has been releasing one or two songs a year since 2013. In the video below, we preview a sample of each one, from the lates to oldest.

Songs:
* Ryan Bradley – 2017 – higher ground
* Ryan Bradley – 2016 – kissed me back
* Ryan Bradley – 2015 – wish you could’ve seen your face
* Ryan Bradley – 2014 – next weekend
* Ryan Bradley – 2013 – RR4 tonight
* Ryan Bradley – 2013 – let me change your mind
* Ryan Bradley – 2013 – 1999



Links:
* iTunes download link for all singles here.
* Youtube link here.
* Ryan Bradley interview/live performance here.
* Soundcloud link here.






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Falling Edge – FE3

December 18, 2018


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

Notes: This is the third Falling Edge album.

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

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

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

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Guy Sheilds Trio

December 18, 2018

Band: Guy Sheilds Trio
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Jazz covers.
Year: 2018.

Members:
Guy Sheilds – drums
Michael Rossi – guitar
Ben Sitek – Keyboards

Photo Credits here.

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Music Event Posters 2016

January 11, 2017

Live music promo posters by The Chatham Music Archive 2016.

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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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Brooklyn Roebuck Good Day 2015

October 21, 2016

Artist: Brooklyn Roebuck
Release: Good Day
Year: 2015
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Country/pop

Notes: Brooklyn Roebuck releases her song ‘Good Day’.
* In 2016, Brooklyn also released one song entitled ‘Sweet On Me’.
Written by Brooklyn Roebuck and Annette Barkley. Visit her website for links.

Links:
* Website here.
* itunes download of this song here.
* Youtube link here.

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Michelle Wright 2015 Laugh a Little

October 21, 2016

Artist: Michelle Wright
Single: Laugh a Little
Genre: Country Music
Year: 2015

Chatham-Kent Connection:
Michelle is from the Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada and moved to Tennessee in the 90’s, and has lived there since.

Notes:
Five-time CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Canadian Hall of Fame singer Michelle Wright is releasing her first single to Country radio in the United States in more than a decade. “Laugh A Little” is from her album, Strong, which has already seen strong support in Canada.

Download the song below:
In the United States:
iTunes: http://apple.co/1IV79H3
Amazon MP3: http://amzn.to/1anLoEm
In Canada:
iTunes: http://apple.co/1bRuZbI
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1HnbtxK
Spotify: http://bit.ly/1bRvaDV
Rdio: http://on.rdio.com/1IV6HZx

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Objective Unknown 2016 EP

October 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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The Universe Featuring Ray 2015 Cope EP

October 2, 2016

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Artist: The Universe Featuring Ray
Release: Cope (EP)
From: Blenheim Ontario
Based in: London Ontario.
Genre: Acoustic/Alt/Rock.
Year: 2015 (May)

Notes:
THE UNIVERSE FEATURING RAY, is a solo artist named Ray Stern, (former lead of The Peace Leeches) creating alternative/rock music. Based out of London, Ontario, Canada, his fall. Stay Tuned!

Tracks:
1. Cope
2. Dollars & Cents
3. The River
4. I Is What I Is
5. Fishies
6. Babies of the Sun

Links:
Download the EP here.
* Youtube link here.
* Ray’s 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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Most viewed band pages for 2015.

December 20, 2015

 

Here is the annual most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive.
Note: People can still view pages by year or month etc, without having to click on separate pages to view, so those stats can’t be calculated.

Most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2015.

01. Mike Francis – 2010 – link.
02. Blutonium band – 2014 (Cover band)
03. Electric Voodoo – 1995 – Synthetic Sin
04. Blutonium band – 2010 (Cover band)
05. Elyse Weinberg – 1968
06. House band – 1974 (Cover band)
07. Chasers band – 2012 (Cover band)
08. Toast & jam – 2010 (Cover band)
09. Kim Mitchell w/ Bob Wilson – 1984
10. The Colours – 1968

11. Jeanne Gordan Opera Singer from Wallaceburg
12. Steve Shearer & The Erie Ramblers – 2000
13. Ray Francis & The Whippoorwills – 1963
14. Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders – 2010
15. Superfly – 2010 (Cover band)
16. The Missing Links – 1966 – It’s Link Up Time
17. Face4radio – 2012 (Cover band)
18. Diego De Oro – 2011
19. Friends band 1976 (Cover band)
20. Harper & Rowe – 1967

21. Fred S. Stone – Ma Ragtime Baby – 1893
22. Sedated – 2002 – Self Titled Image
23. Manpower – 2009 (Cover band)
24. M.A.D. – 1991 – Taboo of the Western World
25. New Society
26. Bob Lucier – 1966 – Steel Guitar
27. Shot Jackson & Bob Lucier – 1974
28. Kivell Family Music – 1989
29. Ian & Sylvia – 1972 – You Were On My Mind
30. Demo Kid – 2014 – Home Demos Volume 6

31. Steve Shearer – 1998 – A Pocket of Songs
32. Wendy Jenkins – 1983
33. Melody Ramblers Celebrate 40 years of music (Cover band)
34. Judy Paling – My Wings CD
35. Superfly – 2008 (Cover band)
36. Ohara Brothers Band – 2010
37. Dan Noordermeer – 2009
38. The Mad – 1993 – Songs for the Ugly/ Albino
39. Colours – 1969 – Atmosphere
40. Melody Ramblers Form (Cover band)

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Mike Uher Solo 2015

September 22, 2015
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Mike Uher

 

Acoustic Artist: Mike Uher
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Popular acoustic covers.

Note: Mike has been singing and playing guitar for decades now, in various bands, and most recently as part of the popular duo Toast & Jam. Here’s the solo side of him: Solo shows include venues such as Bayside Brewing (Erieau) & Hook and Ladder (Windsor).

Links:
* https://www.facebook.com/MikeUherSolo
* http://www.toastandjam.ca

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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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Most viewed band pages for 2014

January 2, 2015
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Blutonium

 

Here is the annual most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2014.
Note: People can still view pages by year or month etc, without having to click on separate pages to view, so those stats can’t be calculated.

Most viewed band pages @ The Chatham Music Archive for 2014

01. Bluetonium Band – 2010. (Cover band)
02. Mike Francis Bio 2010.
03. Free Ride Band 2010. (Cover band)
04. The Colours  – 1968 album.
05. The chasers band 2012. (Cover band)
06. Elyse Weinberg 1968.
07. Hoogie On The Road 2014.
08. Toast and Jam in 2010. (Cover band)
09. Diego de Oro 2011.
10. Blutonium Band Chatham 2014. (Cover band)
11. Ray Whaling 2014 CD Release.
12. Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills – 1963.
13. J Browning 2014.
14. Diesel band from Blenheim 2012.
15. Colours 1969 Atmosphere.
16. Full Frontal Band 2011.(Cover band)
17. Foster Child – Self Titles CD (1996).
18. Face 4 Radio 2012. (Cover band)
19. John Peneycad Near The Cross (1998).
20. Big House. (Cover band)
21. M.A.D. – Taboo Of The Western World (1991).
22. Quadrant band 1975.
23. Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg.
24. Stephanie Rhodes 2013 Run For Cover. (Cover band)
25. Demo Kid Free 2014 – Home Demos Volume 6.
26. Craig James Laur Music 2011.
27. The Missing Links – It’s Link Up Time (1966).
28. LITTLE SISTER Band 1991. (Cover band)
29. Superfly – 2008 – (Cover band).
30. OHara Brothers Band 2010.

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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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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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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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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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The Players Club 2011

January 5, 2011

Venue: The Players Club
Location: 125 Keil Drive, Chatham On. Canada.
Phone: (519) 397-0705
Opened: July 2010 (Formerly Jerseys)

The Players Club is a versatile venue that often hosts popular cover bands on the weekends. 
What they offer:

* Live bands, Dj, open mic nights
* Full Menu
* 3 Volleyball Courts
* Front Room can hold up to 70 people and is a fantastic place to hold work meetings.
* Sport fans a variety of televised entertainment including, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings, OHL Action Pack, US College Basketball and Football, and NASCAR HotPass.
* 3 Pool tables
* Texas Hold’Em Poker in our World Poker Tour Amateur Poker Leaguue

Update: The venue closed in the summer of 2011.
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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.

If video does not appear above, watch it here.
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Demo Kid Home Demos Volume 3 CD 2010

December 24, 2010


Band:
Demo Kid (Shawn B.)
Release: Home Demos Volume 3
Released: Dec 24th 2010
Year: 2010
Genre: Rock, Country, Dance
Home: Chatham Ontario

Tracks
01 Drink (with J. Verleye) (Free Download)
02 Just Kids (with J. Verleye) (Free Download)
03 Just In Case (J. Ross) (Free Download)
04 123
05 The Big Dirty
06 The Switch Song (J. Verleye)
07 Laughing At Her (J. Verleye)
08 Wish me Luck (R. Johnston)

Notes: During the past few years, Demo Kid has begun collaborating with many local artists. This release includes performances from Julie Ross, Rob Johnston, Jesse V., & Rene Brosseau.
Demo Kid has done 3 tracks with Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo. Turning Up the  Radio just made it onto Weezer’s latest record ‘Death To False Metal’ released this year. The original version contained efforts by many along with Demo Kid, and directed by Rivers.
 

Visit Demo Kid online here.


If video does not show, watch it here.

Demo Kid  – 2010 – CD Preview (Home Demos Vol. 3) on You Tube

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Lou Hooper Piano

October 24, 2010

Name: Lou Hooper (Louis Stanley)
Release: Piano
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Year: 1973
Genre: Jazz
Label: Radio Canada International
Catalog#: RCI 380

Role:  Pianist, composer
Home: Chatham Kent (North Buxton)
Life: May 18th 1894 – Sept 17th 1977

Album Track List
A1   Blame It On The Blues 
A2   In A Mist  
A3   Canadian Capers  
A4   South Sea Strut   
A5   Russian Rag   
A6   Scene From An Imaginary Ballet (SC. 4) 
B1   Scene From An Imaginary Ballet (SC. 2)  
B2   Black Cat Blues  
B3   Spring Fever 
B4   Cakewalk 
B5   Alaskan Rag 
B6   Uncle Remus Stomp

  His father took him at three to Ypsilanti, Mich, where he sang solos in church and at 12 played the trombone in the Hooper Brothers Orchestra.
  While he was studying piano 1911-21 at the Detroit Cons, he played in various local dance and theatre orchestras.

  He lived 1921-7 in Harlem (New York), studying 1923-4 at the Martin-Smith Music School (a subsidiary of the Damrosch Institute – later the Juilliard School). He recorded with Elmer Snowden (banjo) and Bob Fuller (clarinet) under several names, eg, the Three Jolly Miners, the Three Monkey Chasers, for Vocalion, Columbia, etc and also backed the trumpeters Johnny Dunn and Louis Metcalf, the singers Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Mamie Smith, and other leading jazz and blues performers of the day. Hooper accompanied Paul Robeson on tour in 1926 and travelled as a member of Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1928.

Hooper returned to Canada in 1932, living first in Toronto – he performed at the 1932 CNE – and then, as of 1933, in Montreal, where he joined Myron Sutton’s Canadian Ambassadors, an all-black dance band active in Quebec and Ontario. Hooper formed and conducted a male choir, the Hooper Southern Singers, in concerts and on CKAC radio. He also played in local dance and jazz bands and taught piano. Oscar Peterson was one of his pupils. After a term in Europe during World War II with the Royal Canadian Artillery in which he served mainly as a pianist and entertainer in charge of Canadian concert parties, Hooper returned to Montreal, playing and teaching in increasing obscurity.

In 1962 he was rediscovered by Montreal jazz enthusiasts and subsequently celebrated as a surviving link to the early history of recorded jazz. He was honored by the International Association of Record Collectors in 1973 and by the Canadian Congress of Collectors in 1977. A new recording, the LP Lou Hooper (1973, RCI 380), a collection of ragtime pieces, included his own Black Cat Blues, The Cakewalk, South Sea Strut, and Uncle Remus Stomp. According to Tex Wyndam in Coda (March 1976): ‘Although slightly on the academic and restrained side, the solos have a firm, bright rhythm, are cleanly executed, and generate a mood of confidence and good cheer’. Other Hooper rags date to as late as 1975, the year in which he joined the faculty of the University of Prince Edward Island. He also wrote a ballet, Congo, staged in 1976. In the summer before his death he was a regular performer on CBC (Halifax) TV’s ‘The Old-Fashioned New-Fangled Vaudeville Show’.
Source.

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Rock Stock 2010

August 9, 2010

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Event: Rock Stock
Where: Tecumseh Park, Chatham Ontario
When: Aug. 13th & 14th 2010
Note: proceeds to benefit the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Price: $30 a night, or $45 for both.

Website: http://www.rockstockconcert.com/

Note: This will be the third annual Rock Stock. The first two years were held at the Chatham Airport.

Line-up  Aug. 13th
The Doors
Time (Windsor Band)
The Long Lots (Local)
Redinger
The Standstills
Songs From A Room

Line-up Aug. 14th
Big Sugar
Thornley
Marginal Potency (local)
The Cause… If Anything (Local)
Forclosure (Local)
S.U.D.S. (Local)
Mic Lordz (Windsor)
Dead End Charlie (Local)

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Chatham Capitol Theatre 2010

July 21, 2010

Venue: Chatham Capitol Theatre
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Year: 2010
Address: 238 KING ST W
Visit their website here.

The Chatham Capitol Theatre is a 1214-seat entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Chatham, Ontario. The theatre first opened as a movie house in 1930 and has recently undergone a reconstruction to become a first-rate destination for live entertainment. The theatre will open its doors to the public in summer/fall of 2010.

The Capitol features a deluxe new balcony with 455 seats in addition to 759 seats on the orchestra level. The 65-foot fly tower and state-of-the-art rigging allows for larger scale and more technically advanced productions. The orchestra pit is designed for the optimal acoustic experience and can also be raised to floor or stage level as desired.

The theatre features art deco detailing throughout with gilded décor, opera boxes, an ornate ceiling, and much more. It is equipped with three lounges, an elevator, and is fully accessible.

2010 performers include: Bill Cosby, Howie Mandel, Great Big Sea, Chantal Kreviazuk, Michelle Wright,  Josh Turner (Country Star), Corb Lund, Colm Wilkinson, The Rankin Family & more.

History:
Late 1927
– The dream of a new modern theatre in the downtown core of Chatham was begun by Charles Hadley, a prominent businessman in the city.

April 11, 1930 – Mayor Burton L. Bedford formally opened the new Capitol Theatre and dedicated it as the Palace of Pastime to a sold out audience. With a seating capacity of 1500, it was one of the largest theatres in Western Ontario. The opening night feature was the musical comedy “Sally” staring Marilyn Miller.

The next 20 years – The Theatre seating capacity was reduced to 1,000 seats and many minor renovations were undertaken, such as the relocation of the ticket booth from inside to outside the theatre.

1975 – The largest renovation took place when the theatre was split down the centre into two cinemas of 472 seats each, thus bringing the total seats down to 944.

1992 – Famous Players Theatre abandoned the property as a viable movie theatre and the City of Chatham purchased the property.

November 1995 – The Chatham Capitol Theatre Coalition made a proposal to save the theatre and restore it as an entertainment venue. The Coalition was later incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and obtained Registered Charitable status in August 1996.

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Bluetonium Band 2010

July 15, 2010

Band: Blutonium
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Style: Rhythm & Blues covers
Year: 2010

Members (L-R in above picture)
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar
Bob Wilson – Bass
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Phil Caron – vocals, harmonica and guitar

Notes: The music is high energy R&B, BLUES, SOUL and MOTOWN.The band is getting very popular in London, Sarnia and Windsor. Bob and Rick put this band together with the intention of playing the music they love,and trying to be different than any other band currently on the scene.

Currently performing @
London – WORTLEY ROADHOUSE
Sarnia – UPS N DOWNS
Chatham – RibFest, Big Shots, The Jazzbah

Visit them online @ http://bluetonium.ca/

Watch the external video below.

If video does not appear, watch it here. Video working as of oct. 1, 2010.

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The Pyranon Ballroom Chatham

July 12, 2010

Venue: The Pyranon Ballroom
What: Chatham’s premier dance hall
Location: Chatham Ontario
Year: 1945

Note:
   When record hops were the in thing, as many as 1,600 young people would come out on a Friday night to dance. The music they were excited about was Elvis Presley, Pat Boone and the likes of.
   Many big acts of the time played this venue on Colborne Street.  The Wilf Lancaster Orchestra was the local band that performed there regularly.

The Pyranon was constructed by Maurice Smyth. The first group to play the hall was Al Edwards and his band from Windsor.
Other events at the Pyranon: Bingo, wrestling, proms, fashion shows, banquets, social and political gatherings.

Big Bands that played: Sammy Kaye, Victor Lombardo, Vaughn Monroe, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, The Glen Miller orchestra, Les Brown, and Gene Krupa. The local ‘Big Band’ Wilf Lancaster Orchestra performed there regularly.
 
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Dead End Charlie in 2010

July 12, 2010

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

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

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

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

Visit them online here.

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The Force 1982

July 9, 2010

Band: The Force
Year: 1982
Circa: 1977-1983

Members
Rick Rankin
– guitar
Brent Hunter – bass
Pat Crone – drums
Tom Starks – keyboards

The Force was formed in 1977 after the breakup of the band Beginings.

  Tom Starks on keys and Pat Crone on drums joined Rick Rankin (guitar) and Randy Young (bass). Bassist Brent Hunter replaced Randy Young in 1981.
The band was in high demand and worked steadily, playing disco (they had to) and rock/top 40 music that was popular at the time at many local hotels, festivals, and special events in Chatham-Kent from 1977-1983.

  With a talented horn section consisting of Dave Sass, Jack Drobko, Bob Fazecash and Brian Murphy, The Force had a large and unique songlist.
 
 About 10 times each year, the band put on themed shows with special guests Craig (Pork) Koehler and Ed Smitchen, “The Fast Fried Pork Revue”. They added musical comedy  that was zany, hilarious and often strayed from the script.  The shows were authentically costumed thanks to Ed and his family.
The movie Star Wars opened in `77 and was the inspiration for a series of “Summer Trek” concerts (Gross Encounters of the Force Kind).
Hallowe’en productions were a specialty. Parodies of popular movies like Star Wars, The Blues Brothers, The Rocky Horror Picture Show were performed at places like the Tilt’n Hilton in Erieau, the CAW Hall, the Tecumseh Hotel, the Turf Room, and the Thames Theatre (opening for Max Webster).
 
 When The Force and Hatrick bands split up in 1983, new bands Advance Green, Texas and Manpower were formed.
Thank You to Mr. Crone for the information.

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Southwest Blues Review 2010

July 6, 2010

Band: The Southwest Blues Review
Genre: Blues cover band
Year: 2010
Formed: 2006

Members:
Aug Polowick – guitar
Tom Trembley – drums
John Gardiner – bass
Rob Watson – guitar, vocals
Byron Brunton – trumpet / flugelhorn / harmonica
Leia Weaver – vocals

Visit them online here.
Contact them on facebook.
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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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Dan Dalton 1965

May 10, 2010

Group:  The Back Porch Majority
Release: Meet the Back Porch Majority
Year: 1965
Format: LP
Genre: Folk
Record Label: Epic

Chatham-Kent Connection: Dan Dalton is from Erieau. He performed with his brothers in a group before this band. He later became a record producer and eventually ran his own production company (Dan Dalton Productions) His first crack at writing, pitching and performing in a commercial (It was for Mazda) won him a top industry award. S.Beaulieu

While attending the University of Hawaii, Dan Dalton became a professional musician as a member of a trio called the Dalton Boys, with his brothers Wally and Jack. The trio was booked to open Randy Sparks’ new club, Ledbetter’s, in October of 1963, and when his brothers were drafted and the act broke up, Dalton joined the Back Porch Majority, playing banjo and 12-string guitar. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Tracks:
1 Friends, 2 Silver Dollar, 3 Billy, Don’t Play the Banjo, 4 Long Time Ago, 5 Julianne, 6 Ladies Auxiliary Barn Dance Saturday Night, 7 Cotton Bale Levee, 8 Lewis and Clark County Fair, 9 The Far Side of the Hill, 10 Whistle, Maggie, 11 Hand-Me-Down Things, 12 Ol’ Dan Tucker

Performers:
Dan Dalton, Kin Vassy, Karen Brian, Michael Crowley, Lois Fletcher, Ellen Whalen, Michael Clough

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Smoke House has bands

May 3, 2010

Downtown King Street

Venue: Smoke House
Type: Live music on weekends.
City: Chatham Ontario
Location: 216 King Street West. (Downtown)
Phone: 519-352-8882

Musical acts that you will find at the Smoke House are:
Superfly, Tim Tyler Duo, Bluetonium, Bill Durst , Ray Whaling Duo, Chris Murphy, Sam Hurrie Duo, That Whaling Band, Tom Lockwood Band, Da Blooze Bros, Carole Allison Trio, Electric Soul, Chuck Fitzgerald, etc.

This venue closed in early 2011.

Visit the Smoke House website here.

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JAZZBAH in Chatham

April 3, 2010

Venue: JAZZBAH
Year: 2010
City: Chatham-Kent
Location: 270 King St. W. (Downtown)
Phone: 519.380.9119
Style: Soulful music and food.
Live bands Friday and Saturday nights

  The Jazzbah is a pretty new venue. It adds nicely to the night life downtown.

Click on video below to view inside the Jazzbah
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If video does not appear, watch it here.
This is an external link, As of April 2010, it is working.

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The Royal Tavern in Chatham

April 3, 2010

Venue: The Royal Tavern
City: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Location: 119 King Street East
Established: Late 1800’s
Website: Royaltavern.ca

  The Royal Tavern has made major improvements since new owners took over a few years ago.
  The venue often has live entertainment on the weekends.

Notes:  The famous Royal Exchange Hotel was erected in 1840 at the southwest corner of King and Fifth Streets. The original owner of the hotel was Mr. Joe Northwood who later sold to William and Walter Eberts. For many years this was Chatham‘s finest and most popular hotel. It survived until the turn of the century when it was swept by fire. The Royal was later relocated down the street to its’ current location where it has stood proudly ever since.

Royal Tavern in 2010

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South West Dirt in 2007

March 20, 2010


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Band: Southwest Dirt
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2007
Genre: Rock

Members:
Mike Copley
– vocals
Alex Polowick  (Aug) – guitar (Blenheim)
Gavin Dawson – bass
Simon Coleman – drums

Former Members:
Nate Spicer – lead guitarist (2002 to 2006)

  The group formed in the spring of 2002 as a soulful solid rock band called Southwest Dirt. They started off covering the likes of ZZ TOP, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and other great acts.
  From 2002-2006 they played heavily at bars, parties, Stag & Does, and other events. During those first four years, Nate Spicer was the lead guitarist for the band. 
  In 2007, the band began to shift to writing and playing original music. It began when Mike (Vocals) entered the studio in 2007 to record an original entitled “Simple Times”. The song was played often on the Rock95.1FM Indie Show. The song was recorded with the help of Bob Hiltz (Bass), Jason Guttridge (Drums), and  Aug (guitar).

Visit them online here

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Southwest Blues Review 2009

March 17, 2010

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Band: Southwest Blues Review
CD Release: Under the Covers
Year: 2009
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Blues

Members:
Tony Meriano – Drums
Aug Polowick – Guitar
Rob Watson – Guitar / Vocals –
John Gardiner – Bass
Byron Brunton – Harmonica / Trumpet
Leia Weaver – Vocals

Pictures:
Live band pic above: (L-R) – Aug, John, Leia, Tony, Rob, Byron.(Ridgetown 2009)
Drum pic: Tony setting up his pink drums for a gig, talking with his good friend Dennis Tatchell. 

The CD: A collection of 10 tracks of old and modern groovy blues standards.   

Notes: “The Southwest Blues Review formed in spring 2006, bringing together talent from all corners of the county.  From Ridgetown, Leia Weaver and Rob Watson made the journey to meet in Cedar Springs at Barnyard Studios with Tony Meriano and Aug Polowick, The band was brought together thanks to the vision of John Gardiner from Wallaceburg.  A year later, they firmed up the lineup with the addition of Byron Brunton of Blenheim.  
 
The Southwest Blues Review became a local favourite for community festivals, fundraisers, art openings and any all around good time.  Their influences and inspirations include Big Mama Thornton, John Mayall, Etta James, Motown and Stax sounds, the Downchild Blues Band, Daddy Longlegs, Irma Thomas and many many more. 
 
The Southwest Blues Review lost their drummer and founding member Tony to a sudden illness in 2010. 

Below is a link to an external video of the bands perfomance at Ribfest in Tecumseh Park, July 2009. Links works as of March 2010.
http://www.youtube.com/user/agridome#p/u/4/u76GnXlzDB8

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OHara Brothers Band 2010

March 10, 2010

Band: O’Hara Brothers Band (The)
Year: 2010
Hometown: Chatham Ontario
Style: Rock, Adult

Members:
Toby O’Hara – Vocals, Bass
Jeff ‘Mifflin – guitars, saxophone, B. vox
Clancy O’Hara – Piano, organ, guitar, B.vox
Rod Beaudry – drums, supporting vocals, percussion

Notes: The band released their first CD in 2003 entitled “Small Town Metaphors”. Although all the members have a rich history with various bands before this, it is worth noting that the band really rolled in this direction from its roots as “the Flaming O’Hara’s”. In 1993, the Flaming O’Hara’s released a CD that included Clancy & Toby.
 The group played Jersey’s many times during 2009 along with shows in other cities.

Website

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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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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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Chris Rupert 1988 Release

February 4, 2010


Artist
: Chris Rupert
Release Title: Not That Far Away
Sub: Original music for the guitar
Release year: 1988
Format: Cassette Tape
Home: Chatham

Chris Rupert – Classical & steel string guitar

Tracks:
Side A
1. Achieving Orbit 2. Study #1, 3. Panic, 4. Tears, 5. Sometime Next Spring
Side B
6. To Be Continued, 7. Have The Animal, 8. 9/8, 9. Indian Summer Streetlamp, 10. What With Decay And All

Notes: Guitarist and composer Chris Rupert teaches all styles of guitar and composes music (primarily) for classical guitar. He began playing the guitar at age 13, but didn’t begin his focus on the classical guitar until age 17. He studied jazz harmony with Jim Howard while attending Wilfrid Laurier University and received his A.R.C.T. in classical guitar performance at age 25, when he was awarded a gold medal for achieving the highest mark in Canada.
  Chris also released a CD in 2000 entitled ‘Voice to the Soul’. Chris’s talent has made him one of the most respected and ‘referred to’ guitar teachers in Chatham-Kent, along side Tom Lockwood & Steve Fowler.

Visit Chris online here.

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Walkin’ 47 band in 2010

January 9, 2010

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Band
: Walkin’ 47
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre:  Rock cover band
Year Formed: 2007
Format:  Private and Charity Events.

Members:
Scott Aarssen: Rhythm Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Paul Demars: Drums
Brian Cox: Lead Guitar/B Vocals
Jason Denys: Bass /B Vocals
Drew Varsava: Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Percussion
Former members:
Barry Coleman : Drummer up to Jan. 2010 for the band.

The band mostly performs private and charity shows.  They have raised over $25,000.00 dollars for local charities over the past 2 yrs. Set lists include the Tragically Hip, C.C.R., Rolling Stones, The Trews, Counting Crows, Oasis, and many more.

Contact WALKIN’ 47 on their facebook page here.
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Kwasnycia Guitars 2010

January 9, 2010

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Guitar Brand: Kwasnycia Guitars
Custom Guitar Builder: Dennis Kwasnycia
Home: Chatham-Kent (Blenheim)

In 1988, Dennis Kwasnycia began developing his skills by doing repairs on guitars for himself and for friends. As time progressed, his skills and reputation were being recognized by guitar shops across Ontario and they began utilizing his services.

During this time Dennis began acquiring the tools and studying the art of crafting guitars. Since 1997 he has made designing and building guitars his life’s work.

Dennis builds each Kwasnycia guitar to the finest detail to meet the needs of every client. His focus is to create one guitar: YOURS!

If your looking for an acoustic guitar, visit Dennis’s website to find out about pricing and anything you need to know about the great guitars he makes right here in Chatham-Kent.

Listen to samples of the guitars at his myspace page here.  
Visit the Kwasnycia Guitars website here.        

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Bob Lucier 1981

January 4, 2010

 

Artist: Anne Murray
Release: Christmas Wishes
Year: 1981
Label: Label: Capitol Records
Chatham Connection: Bob Lucier (from Grande Pointe, Chatham-Kent) plays steel guitar on this record and has been in Anne Murray’s band for many years.

Track Listings
1. Winter Wonderland 
2. Silver Bells 
3. Little Drummer Boy 
4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas 
5. Christmas Wishes 
6. Joy to the World 
7. Away in a Manger 
8. O Holy Night 
9. Go Tell It on the Mountain 
10. Silent Night 

Canadian country singer Anne Murray was born in Nova Scotia in 1945. She was the first Canadian solo singer to reach No.1 in the US charts for her single “Snowbird” and has album sales of over 50 million to her credit. Her 1984 album A Little Good News won the Country Music Associations Album of the Year and in 1993 she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

About Bob Lucier: Bobby Lucier has been a leader in steel guitar and is world renowned for his unique style and ability.  Bob was the resident steel guitar player (for roughly 20 years) on “The Tommy Hunter Show” which began airing on the CBC TV in the mid ’70’s. He was also the first steel guitarist with the famous Johnny Burke and Eastwind.  Before that, he played in Bill Anderson’s “Po’ Boys band”, “Myers Brothers and the Jubilaires”, and a few others. Bob’s steel guitar playing is on many of Ann Murrays albums recorded through the years.
Visit Bob online here.
http://www.ambrec.com/boblucier/

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Wilf Lancaster Retires 1970

December 11, 2009

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Musician: Wilf Lancaster
Position: Band leader and drummer
Year: 1970

The following news was written in the CDN Monday November 2nd 1970. The concert advertisement ran in the CDN around the same period. No Author name posted.

Wilf Lancaster Retiring Big Band Sound Goes On

   Wilf Lancaster is retiring as leader of Chatham’s best known orchestral group, but the “big band sound” he initiated will linger on.
  Mr. Lancaster, who will pack up his drums following the band’s engagement at the Pyranon Ballroom Nov. 13th, has decided to listen to his physician, who told him “You will have to give up something”. His work at the International Harvester and Chatham Blueprinting has precedence, he says, so the band work has to be curtailed.
    However, his name will still be connected with the band, which was reactivated four years ago following a long lay off. Fred Foster has been named musical director and Dr. W. Pritchard business manager.
    During the last four years the band has played 27 engagements to more than 13,000 fans.
    “I’m glad the band will carry on and I am flattered they are going to use my name”. Mr. Lancaster said today.  “But it is going to be hard to quit because it has been  a tremendous thrill having such a grand group and playing for the best audiences in the world”.
     Mr. Lancaster said he played his first summer engagement at a resort on Lake of Bays in 1930, which makes more than 40 years of music.

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Social Code ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Release

November 21, 2009

Band: Social Code
Release: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Date: 2009
Style: Rock
Home: Alberta
Chatham Connection: Travis Nesbitt (vocals) was born and raised in Chatham Ontario Canada.

Band Members:
Travis Nesbitt – Vocals
Logan Jacobs – Bass
Ben Shillabeer – Drums
Morgan Gies – Guitar

Official band note: During the “freezing cold of an Edmonton winter” with producer John Travis, who made a name for himself working with such heavyweights as Kid Rock, Buckcherry and Sugar Ray.  It strips away the pop punk and radio flavour-of-the-day tracks that Social Code had been known for, and delivers the red meat of the music. From the gloriously grinding and noisy first single Satisfied and the catchy as all hell Buy Buy Baby to the heavy, boogie rocker Fight For Love and the surefire heartbreak, prairie rock anthem I’m Not OK, the 10 tracks draw on influences as seminal as Springsteen, Zeppelin, The Stones, Cheap Trick and The Black Crowes while being entirely true to the band’s own sound.

The band will be playing Chatham Sunday Nov.22 2009 at Encore.

Track Listing:
Rock ‘N’ Roll
Nothing Left To Lose
Satisfied
Buy Buy Baby
Real Girl
Fight For Love
You Never Know What You Got Until It’s Gone
Stay
I’m Not Ok
Too Late For Tomorrow

Credits:
Produced by John Travis
Mixed by Mike Fraser
Additional Production on “Satisfied” & “I’m Not Ok” by Logan Jacobs

Note: I have been lucky enough to share shows with Social Code a few times and I can tell you that they are a great bunch of guys who are appreciative of the scene.  Usually headliners get cocky and fill the stage with gear leaving opening bands with little room to do anything.  When playing with these guys, they offered to share drum kits and do whatever possible to make it easiest for all bands to get a fair shake in stage show and ease of transitions. These guys deserve your support and it is nice to see that they have maintained their Canadian courtesy & politeness despite such a jaded world they travel upon. I am not a band ass kisser by any means, these guys have worked hard and do it the right way. S. Beaulieu

Social Code Discography:
1999 – Binbox – as Fifth Season
2001 – Patiently Waiting – as Fifth Season
2004 – A Year at the Movies
2007 – Social-Code
2009 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

  • Social Code disbanded in 2012.

    So what ever happened to Chatham’s Travis Nesbitt? See the pic below.
    Travis Nesbitt


    Visit Social Code here.
    Listen to Social Code
    here.

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Bethune Murray (1928)

November 17, 2009

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Composer: Bethune Murray
Instrument: Piano
Famous Song: No One Knows What a Two Cent Stamp Can Do
Style: Snappy Fox-trot Music.
Home: Chatham Ontario
Year: 1928

Bethune Murray, Chatham musician and composer who earned success in Chicago.

  Bethune, the youngest of the children, is probably the best known of the family. He was one of the first blacks in the Chatham area to receive the A.T.C.A. (a music degree) from Toronto Conservatory of Music and he was also an excellent artist.

  Prior to his move to Chicago, Bethune played the piano for one of the theaters in Chatham in the days of silent film. When he moved to Chicago he met and married Louise Ann De Loache. He had a short-lived, but good band in Chicago called The Canadian Ginger Snaps. The problems of being a bandleader became a burden to Bethune so he began to play solo at the better nightclubs in the Chicago area. He also played regularly at the Chicago World’s Fair (Ida Murray Burks also performed at the World’s Fair with the William Henry Smith Chorus.)

  Bethune was also a songwriter. His most remembered song was “No One Knows What a Two Cent Stamp Can Do.” He wrote the lyrics and music and had it published in 1928.

Source: Ida Murry Burk.
Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society,  177 King Street East, Chatham On. Canada.

Note: The foxtrot is a ballroom dance. In the beginning the foxtrot was originally danced to ragtime performed by a ‘Big Band’.

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Jay Allan 2009

November 13, 2009

Artist: Jay Allan
Release: The Wrong Direction
Year: 2009
Genre: Country
Home: Bothwell

Notes: Ontario singer/songwriter Jay Allan has been writing songs since the age of 14. Today Jay is a dedicated and driven country music singer songwriter with an original sound.  As an active member of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), SOCAN and the Songwriter’s Association of Canada (S.A.C.) Jay is being recognized in the Canadian Country music scene, performing at many music events and festivals including opening for great Canadian acts such as Jimmy Rankin, Julian Austin & Doc Walker and releasing his first single ‘Rumourville’ to country radio across Canada.

Tracks
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Rumourville…3:07
 2. Hollywood…3:43
 3. Winning Streak…3:06
 4. Fishing for Memories…3:29
 5. She’s a Tease…2:57
 6. Midnight Run…3:27
  7. Picture of Life…3:36
  8. Someday We’ll Talk…3:23
  9. Crinan Creek…2:56
10. S.H.O.P…3:15

Click on video below to hear two samples from this release.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

All songs written by Jay Allan Schnekenburger        
Visit Jay online here and here.

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Ben Srokosz – Fourth CD

November 2, 2009
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Artists: Ben Srokosz
Release: the grass is greener
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2000

  Who would have known that after three full length albums Ben would still be a solo artist.  Partly due to fizzled out band attempts and a lack of patience, Ben brings us his 4th release, an EP entitled “the grass is greener.”  It is a play on his move to BC.
  The EP features 7 new songs, a cover of “Listen” by Eric’s Trip, and 2 unreleased songs by Ben’s short lived band, Touch Green.
  There you have it, “the grass is greener.”  Be it in someone else’s life or home, or province, or country all Ben could do was write some songs to tell his friends how hard it was to leave, how much he missed them, and how he hoped to return.

Tracks:
01  take a look back
02  the picnic joke
03  ai
04  listen (Eric’s Trip)
05  5 years old
06  the world is waiting
07  its how the story goes
08  name to a face
09  catch the drift
10  everything you want is out of here

Visit online http://www.spurofthemoment.ca

 

 

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The Long Lots Debut CD 2009

November 2, 2009

Band: The Long Lots
Release: The Long Lots
Year: 2009
Style: Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members
Jay Amerlinck
: vocals,guitar.
Jeff O’Rourke: bass.
Jason O’Rourke: drums.
Gary Jongbloed: guitar.

Tracks:
01. Blood runs cold
02. Broken hearts,broken promise
03. Autumn night
04. Devils Hands
05. Restless
06. Stay
07. Skipping stones
08. Yellow lines
09. In mexico
10. Seed to freak
11. Waste of skin
12. Candle light

Notes: The Long Lots self titled debut captures all the raw energy of their live performance. Crowd favorites “In Mexico“, and “Candlelight” are an indication of the rock classics we can expect from this 5 piece for years to come.

If you were alive in the Ontario Indie Scene in the mid 90’s, chances are you came across several of the brainchilds of Jason Amerlink and Gary Jongbloed…..the guitar duo of The Long Lots. Jason fronted two very successful bands, “Velma“, and “The Huskies“, making his mark at indie shows across Southwestern Ontario. After the demise of The Huskies, Jason met up with old pal Gary Jongbloed to form Arecibo, a guitar driven group reminiscent of Tristan Psionic or Polvo. Arecibo were regular openers for the local scenesters but never fully made the scene themselves.

Now the two are bound by blood……brothers in law and are bound by a new band…..The Long Lots. And these guys aren’t fighting to make any scenes today…they are the centre of the indie rock scene in Chatham Kent. In the spirit of brotherhood, they are teamed with ther brotherly rhythm section of Jason O’Rourke (drums), and Jeff O’Rourke (Bass).

Armed with a Blazing live show, The Long Lots are headed to your town. Make sure the fridge is stocked.

Links: 
Buy the CD here:
Visit the band online here or here.

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MYSTERY TRAIN with Oscar Demers

October 30, 2009
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Band: MYSTERY TRAIN
Year: 2001
Style: Country
Home: Vancouver

Chatham Connection: Oscar Demers, on pedal steel, was born in Chatham, Ontario but moved out West for a period of time.

Members:
Oscar Demers – Pedal Steel
Larry Boudreau – Guitar
Bill Dellert – Lead Vocals, rhythm guitar & keyboards
Jay Stevens – Bass and lead vocals
Brad Kent – harmony, drums and lead vocals

  Oscar Demers first band was The Meyers Bros with his sister singing. Oscar was only twelve but would continue with the band for 18 years. The band had three albums and six 45’s. At roughly sixteen years old, Oscar and the band began touring between Detroit and Toronto opeing shows for Nashville acts.
  They appeared on the prestigious Ernest Tubb Record Shop national radio show as well as an interview with Ralph Emery on WSM radio.

  Oscar did allot of work as a session player and played with many great country artists such as Bill Anderson, Billy Walker, Donna Fargo, Ronnie Milsap, Hank Williams Jr., Hank Snow, Dolly Parton and more.

  Destiny was Oscar’s next band, another opening act for many Nashville artists. But Oscar was headed out west and by the mid- 70’s he was in Vancouver working with Ray McAuley & Wild Country and playing on the 1978 Album of the Year ‘Sometimes Good’. He also played with the Midnight Rodeo Band until he moved to the Island and joined Nanaimo’s Family Tradition.

  Oscar wanted to retire after 45 years in the music industry when Larry Boudreau approached him about replacing a member of his band who was leaving. Oscar said he didn’t want to join another band, but he’d help him out until he could find a permanent replacement. To quote Oscar, “That was three years ago and he’s still looking. Or is he?”

  They say a band is as good as its weakest link and I’m still looking to find it with this grouping. This is a band of seasoned professionals that you can count for a quality performance, no matter what the venue. Each member brings a large amount of background, skill, style and personality to create the solid country dance band, Mystery Train. Whether you buy a ticket or hire this band, you will be a happy customer, even if you have sore feet.

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