Posts Tagged ‘chatham’

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1HQ

November 27, 2016

Artists: 1HQ
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2016
Genre: Dance/club music, humour

Members:
Matt Deneau
Jeff O’rourke

Material posted online 2012-2016.
* DDG
* Soap
* 10 Inches
* FireCracker
* Where you at ?
* Drinkers Anthem
* Dirty Girls
* Dance Floor
* Feel The Beat
* Back It Up
* Feel The Beat
* Booty Call
* Chocolate White
* Beat Em Up
* Hallucinate
* Cry Babies
* Shlim Baby
* Red Rover

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Soundcloud link here.
* youtube link here.
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The Rankin in Chatham Ontario

November 27, 2016

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Venue: Rankin House/Hotel
City: Chatham Ontario Canada.
Address: 182 King Street West.
Existed: 1852-1999

Rankin History Notes:
* It was one of the oldest buildings in Chatham.
* Most of the Social, political & business life in the 19th century revolved around the Rankin Hotel & It’s bar.
* The Rankin Hotel was built in 1852 by Colonel Arthur Rankin (Born in Montreal, 1816).
* The Colonel was the first private owner of Bob-Lo Island, having in 1874 used his connections and bought the whole island from the Government for $40.
* 1861 – Colonel Rankin sold the building to the Bank of Upper Canada for $10,000. The Bank then sold it.
* It was turned into a hotel in 1862, retaining the name Rankin.
* The Rankin Hotel was known as the finest hotel in Western Canada (As our area was called then).
* Juring this early era, it was strictly a male preserve.
* The Rankin was the first stop for travellers, for decades.
* In 1875, iron balconies on the second floor were built, and on festive occasions bands would play.
* In 1903, John Pleasance bought the rankin from William Peck for $14, 500. (Note, previously, the Rankin has passed ownership through many many hands.) The family ran it for more than 60 years.
* In 1906, there were 13 licensed hotels in Chatham, but prohibition was in the near future.
* Circa 1970/80’s, it was common for bands to perform while strippers did their act. This no longer happens due to cost. Dj’s are hired to simply hit play on pre-recorded music.
* Became Spanky’s in the late 1990’s. The building had burnt to the ground in 1999. A new building was built, and it carried on as Spanky’s, an adult entertainment venue.
(Note: it is still going as of 2016, the time of this entry)

Sources:
* Robert S. Mitchell ( Kent Historical Society)
* Note source: http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/CKPL/CKPL0026739141T.PDF
* Chatham Museum.

Links:
Spanky’s website here.
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The Kent 1874 Venue

November 17, 2016

Event Venue: The Kent 1874
City: Chatham Ontario.
Year: Opened in 2015.

Notes:
* Events include concerts, weddings and catering.
* The building was formerly a church.
* Located on the corner of Park and William street.

Address:
* 124 William St. South, Chatham, Ontario

Links:
* Website link here.
* Facebook link here.
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Unity 2016

November 13, 2016

Band: Unity
Year: 2016
Genre: Cover band: Christian/Gospel/Country/50’s 60’s 70’s Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Marc Caron
John Couture
Dean Robert
Brian Benoot
Rosaire Emery

Notes:
It all began in 1998 with 3 people who had met on men’s retreat weekend. They first got together to provide music ministry for a wedding ceremony.

They provide music ministry for wedding ceremonies and church services. They also entertain at family celebrations, church and community socials, fundraisers, local fairs, community events and dances, and the homes for the elderly.

A portion of entertainment and ministry proceeds is distributed to needy causes such as clean drinking water, mission feeding and housing for the poor and other individual needy situations.

Links:
* Website here.
* Facebook link here.

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Elyse Weinberg Greasepaint Smile

October 30, 2016

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

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

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

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Links:
* Download @ iTunes here.
* Download @ amazon here.
* Elyse (Coeri Bishop) website here.
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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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Eric Welton 2006 – zig zag

October 7, 2016

Artist: Eric Welton
Release: Zig Zag
Year: 2006
Home: Windsor
From: Chatham
Genre: Indie, pop, folk

Notes:
All songs written, performed, recorded and produced by Eric Welton.

Tracks:
1. Dog
2. And You Are
3. 88
4. Again
5. Bright Lights
6. Whatever I Want
7. Another Day
8. ziGZag
9. A Line Through the Mouth of a Man
10. Tiny Bots
11. Falling
12. Ignore
13. Vedo
14. Stuff
15. Whatever You Want
16. Is It Right?

Links:
* Download at bandcamp here.
* Youtube link here.
* Facebook link here.

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