Posts Tagged ‘chatham’

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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.

  • Download it at iTunes or spotify.

Links:
* Bandcamp here.
* Soundcloud here.
* Facebook here.
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Bren Dube 2017

April 25, 2017

Artist: Bren Dude
Release: Paradigms
Year: 2017
Home: Chatham
Genre: pop/folk

Tracks:
01. Lost
02. Space
03. Grow
04. Honest
05. Hope
06. Let Go
07. Live on
08. Dawn
09. 9
10. White Light

  • Available on iTunes & spotify.

Links:
* Youtube here.

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Aberdeen Hotel Chatham 1915

April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Aberdeen 2016, now used as storage space

 

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

April 11, 2017

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

Notes:

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

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

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

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

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Conjure

April 11, 2017

Band: Conjure
Year: 2015
Formed: Aug. 2013.
Genre: Metal
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Brienne Boucher – Vocals
Foster Zoldy – Percussion/Vocals
Michael Lindsay – Guitar
Nicholas Grand – Bass/Vocals
Brent Skipper – Guitar

Notes: In Feb. 2015, Conjure released two studio tracks on bandcamp.com.

Tracks:
01. Burn her, Kill Her
02. Homicide Billy

Band photo by: Angela Speller Photography
Recorded at: xxii22 studios in Windsor, Ontario by Erik Gurney.

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Bandcamp link here.
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Face For Radio 2017

April 8, 2017

Band: Face For Radio
Year: 2017
Year Formed: 2009
Style: Cover Band
Genre: Dance/Pop/ Wedding
Home: Chatham

Members:
Mat Drew – Vocals/Percussion
Jesse-Dylan Verleye – Bass/B.Vox
Dave Richie – Guitar/B.Vox
Joe Carson – Drums/Samples

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Home Page link here.
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Cornstalk 1997 Concert Blenheim Ontario

April 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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


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