Posts Tagged ‘chatham’

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Open Mic Night Every Thursday

March 1, 2017

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Open Mic night (Floorz Yourz)
Where: Elephant’s Nest
When: 10-2am, Every Thursday night.
City: Chatham Ontario.
Hosted by: frank e fitz
Started in Oct. 2016.

Come jam at open mic. Bring your voice, guitar, keyboard, whatever you need to get up and perform a few tunes.

History: Open mic night had been held at the Nest on Tuesday nights for many many years, hosted by Julie Ross. For most of 2016, the weekly event was on pause, but is now back with a new host known as Frank E. Fitz. 
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Town Krier

January 27, 2017

Band: Town Krier
Home: Chatham-Kent Area.
Year: 1984
Circa: 1983-1986
Genre: Rock

Members:
Billy Wolsing – Drums
Chris (Hymie) Zelina – Lead vocals & bass.
Herby Classens – Guitar & Vocals

Notes: As of 2017, the band still gets together once or twice a year.

* Catch them live July 29th 2017 at the Aberdeen Reunion in Chatham, Complete info, click here.

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Aberdeen Reunion 2017 in Chatham

January 26, 2017

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Tickets on sale now.
The Chatham Music Archive Presents:

Major update Jan. 27th 2017: By request, we are happy to give you what you asked for. The Aberdeen Reunion is at an earlier time & will take place outdoors. Bar Out Back will be tenting the parking lot if needed, to ensure the party goes on, rain or shine. See you there!

 

Aberdeen Reunion
Date: Saturday July 29th 2017.
Where: Bar Out Back 160 Keil Drive South, Chatham.
Gates open: 6:00pm, show starts at 6:30pm sharp, till 11pm.

Bands:
Town Krier
Lyra
Electric Voodoo
Beggars Opera
Def Bombs

Event Mc’s
* Jason Allan (Comedian from London)
* Mat Drew (Frontman for Face4Radio, and previously Foster Child & The Janet Theory).

Prizes: ‘Ab Tab Draw’. Three $100 cash give-a-ways to cover your tab for the night.

Ticket Info:
Tickets: $18 + Handling fee.
Available at:
* The Cultural Centre Box Office, 75 William St. N., Chatham. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Monday To Friday.
* Or order online at cktickets.com
* Tickets go on sale Monday Feb. 13th.

Set Times
* 06:30 – 7:05pm  Town Krier (Stage 1)
* 07:10 – 8:10pm  Lyra (Stage 2)
* 08:15 – 8:50pm  Electric Voodoo (Stage 1)
* 08:55 – 9:55pm  Beggars Opera (Stage 2)
* 10:00 – 11:00pm  Def Bombs (Stage 1)

Hotel Reservations:
* Holiday Inn (Sold Out)
* Comfort Inn. (519) 352-5500 ( 3min drive)
* Travel Lodge. (519) 436-1200 (3min drive)
* Retro Suites. (519) 351-5885 (Downtown, 10 minute drive)

About The bands:

Town Krier: Performed at the Aberdeen between 1983-1986. They still get together once or twice a year. Members include Billy Wolsing (Drums), Chris ‘Hymie’ Zelina (Bass & Vocals), & Herby Classens (Guitar).

Lyra: Performed at the Aberdeen in the late 1980’s. A great local rock band who’s members later went on to perform in Sweet Fa, Rockus, Blu Bones, Thunder Circus, Killer Dwarfs, Fear Disorder, Tangled Puppet, Manpower, & Teethin’ Freaks.

Electric Voodoo: Rocked the Aberdeen through the 90’s, mostly as a Jimmi Hendrix tribute. A popular true party staple band, and the soul of rock & roll for Chatham. Dave Major & Mitch Robinson will return. Bass player is unknown at this time, they had some great players & they will let us know who is available to attend.

Beggars Opera: Another great band from the Aberdeen 90’s era. Members also continue to be a part of many great bands out there today.

Def Bombs: Currently London’s most popular rock cover band, including members from Syre, Helix, Sven Gali, Leather Snake, & Before The Damned). Excited to have them perform.

A look at last years reunion here:
https://demokidblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/aberdeen-reunion-2016-chatham/

Do You want a full size copy of the event poster to print off for yourself? 
Download or preview… click here. (7mb).

* Clips from last years Reunion.
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* If you have info or pics of the Aberdeen, email to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

* Read up on the Aberdeen here:

 

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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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