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Eightball Chatham Venue closes

November 13, 2013

Venue: Eightball VIP Sports Cafe
Year: 2004
Location: 90 Richmond Street, Chatham Ontario
Main owner & manager: Tony Almeida
Opened: October, 1983 as Eightball Billiards & Games
Closed: 2004

About EightBall:
From the early 90’s to 2004, EightBall was the main consistent provider of live entertainment with variety.
Owner Tony Almeida was simply the nicest bar owner in Chatham and a true supporter of the community and its local bands. Tony decided to retire after 25 years in the business which began as EightBall simply being a Billiard hall. The venue has since changed its name to Twisters, and a few others before becoming Encore, which it is now known as in 2010.
Over the years, the bar hosted acts including Finger Eleven, Great White, Quiet Riot, I Mother Earth, Nazareth, Big Sugar, The Trews, 54-40, Econoline Crush, Default, Theory of a Deadman, Bif Naked, Rusty & many, many more.
EightBall began hosting local bands to play shows back in the mid 1990’s. They were often given Sundays to do their thing. Otherwise, the young kids would normally have to rent a hall (JC Hall, KBD Hall, CAW Hall, Polish Hall, & the Legions) which was a big burden and risk to take for these young kids. Tony did his best to share his good fortune and develop a good community spirit amongst all club goers, whether it be rap, dance, country, techno, metal, or foam parties.
 Like all bars, it had a few slow years caused by various reasons, but mainly, it held its ground as the top entertainment venue in Chatham for the majority of the time.

Personal Note: I have worked with Tony for many years performing in bands (Foster Child/ Janet Theory) & he sincerely was the best owner, taking care of the bands he had play at his club. He took care of his customers, staff, and hired entertainment with respect. He gave opportunities to young new acts, and in return, we did our best to try to make the shows extra special so that the venue would be packed and everybody wins.
Tony remarked “I certainly miss all the people that I used to work with and of course, The group Foster Child/Janet Theory was sincerely one of the best to work with. I really miss you guys and will never forget some of the good times that we all had!
I will always be gratefull for all the effort that you guys did to help Eightball become what it did back in the day”.

A few of the bands that performed here were:54-40, Ashes of Soma, Betrayer, Big Sugar, Cage 33, Carpedeim, Clark Nova, Closer To Closure, Crazy Babies, Crutch, Default, Driving Lester, Dropping Poppies, Ego Seed, Fat Doug & The Sinners, Filmores (the)Finding Core, Finger Eleven, First Line Third Planet, Flicker, FLOORrYDe, Foreign Film Stars, Foster ChildGilligans Eye Lid, Halfway There, Hatchet Man Phenomenon, Hollow (the)HorrowShow, Janet Theory, J Englishmen, Joy Drop, Limblifter, Mad Dash Tour, Modena 440, Nerve, Orinj, Power Trip, Quiet Riot, Random Time, Room Without A View, Rusty, Salads (the), Sedated, Scratching Post, Social Code, Source (the), Stutter, Tangled Puppet, This End Up, Toast & Jam, Tranzit, Trole, Typhoid Mary, Wide Mouth Mason, Whaling Band & Whatever.

If you have pics from Eightball,
Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Encore Bar & Night Spot

April 9, 2010

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Night Club: Encore Bar & Night Spot
City: Chatham Ontario
Where: 90 Richmond St.
What: Live concerts, comedy, dancing, top 40, indie shows, pool

The place to be.  Where you can dance the night away to the top 40 hits, rock out to your favorite live local bands, see great concerts and unique appearances by comedians, recording artists, and famous celebrities, play pool, watch sporting events on Chatham’s biggest screen and 10 tvs, and most of all, enjoy an evening with good friends, food, drinks and great entertainment.

With over 6000 sq. feet, ENCORE is Chatham’s largest bar and boasts an upscale atmosphere with a fresh attitude and feel.  It’s the place where friends congregate and celebrate.  From our innovative cocktails to our impressive lineup of live DJ’s, great bands, international performing artists, and hilarious comic relief, we serve fun every night of the week.

We are the only place in town bringing big name acts to Chatham’s most equipped sound stage.  Having featured live shows from notable performers such as Crash Karma, Bif Naked, Thornley, Helix, Karl Wolf, Faberdrive, Default, D12, Jason Mewes, YUK YUKS Comedy, and the Trailer Park Boys, to name a few, ENCORE creates nights you won’t forget.

Visit Encore online here.

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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

Visit Social Code here.
Listen to Social Code
here.

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Face 4 Radio (2009)

July 27, 2009

Band: Face 4 Radio
Year: 2009
Type: Cover Band
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Line-Up
Mat Drew- Vocals/Percussion
Jesse-Dylan Verleye- Bass/B.Vox
Dave Richie- Guitar/B.Vox
Mark Levitzky- Lead Guitar
Chuck Young- Drums/Samples

Description:
   Face 4 Radio is southwestern Ontario’s newest party band. Specializing in playing what YOU want to hear, this band also knows how to get in on the fun being had on the dance floor and throughout the club. Face 4 Radio has a wide variety of material to select from and is prepared for any gig: bars, dance clubs, festivals, corporate functions, etc. The band consists of members from some of Chatham-Kent’s favourite bands: The Janet Theory, Foster Child, Dead Girls Union, Finding Core and Sound of Static.

Contact through facebook.

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Demo Kid – Home Demos Volume 2 (2009)

June 22, 2009


Artist: Demo Kid
Release: Home Demos Volume 2
Release Date: July 2009
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Track List
1. Another Stupid Love Song
2. I Give It All
3. Be In Love
4. Our Little Secret
5.  Will You Forgive Me..
6. Last Day Of Summer
7. With Every Broken Promise
8. Never Let You Go

Members: 
Shawn B.
– Drums, percussion, vocals, programming, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica and piano, except where noted by a special guest.
Jesse V. – Lead Vocal on # 3,4,5,7.

Special Guests
Andy T. – Electric Jazz Guitar #3
Sarah H. – B. Vocal #5.
Larry . – Jazz Organ #5.

Notes: This is the follow up to the 24-song debut Home Demos Volume obe CD in 2007. This collection of home recordings includes influences from dance, pop, metal and rock.
These songs are not intended to be polished releases, they are simply home recordings to share with friends.

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Foster Child – Self Titles CD (1996)

May 4, 2009

Artist : Foster Child
Release Title : Foster Child
Home : Chatham
Music Style : Rock
Date : 1996

Musicians :
Shawn Beaulieu – vocals, guitars
Mat Drew – Vocals, Percussion
Jay Moskaluk – Guitar , bow
Jesse Verleye – Vocals, Bass
Chuck Young – Drums

The Demo :  This is their second demo, Recorded & Produced by Steve Eyres.
The original 3 thrash kids (Shawn,Jesse,Chuck) recruited Jay & Mat from the local cover band ‘Soul Kitchen’.
Due to the lack of venues having original music, the band doubled as a cover band with originals thrown in to keep them playing every weekend. The band found themselves booked endlessly packing venues all over Ontario for the next 2 years including a few Cornstalks, KOA Bash’s,  & a handfull of arena shows.
The band did a summer tour of Ontario in support of this demo & heavy playing everywhere & anywhere lead to a good following.
Although the plan was to gain more exposure by playing covers & getting into more clubs from this, they found covers were consuming all their time. by 1997, members started up original projects ‘Janet Theory’ & ‘Whatever’, while keeping Foster Child just a cover band once in a while until 1999 when their original projects took on life.

Track Listing.
01 40 Seconds.mp3.
02 Fall Away.mp3.
03 Kevin.mp3.
04. Baleful Dogma.mp3.
05 Enemies for Friends.mp3.
06 Two Friends & A Back Pack.mp3.
07 Seven Layer Jesus.mp3.
08 The Girl That Couldn’t Spell Her Name.mp3.
09 Levitate Above This.mp3.
10 Heart.mp3.
11 Yahve – Qui.mp3.

Engineered by Steve Eyres at Eyres Studios, Chatham.
Produced by Foster Child and Steve Eyres.
Mastered at DB Studios, London, Ontario by Brian Burnes.
Photography by Theresa Chartrand.

Summer Tour Dates 1996
Windsor – Rum Runners (2 nights)
Amherstburg – Bonkers (2 nights)
Sarnia – The Tunnel (two nights)
Blenheim – Papa Luigi’s (two nights)
Chatham – Aberdeen (three nights)
Wallaceburg – Sam’s Hotel (two nights)
Blenheim – Arena
Toronto – The 360
St. Catherines – The Club
Tilbury – Arena
Hamilton – X Club
Kitchener – Mrs. Robinsons
Chatham – Cornstalk
Mitchells Bay – Outdoor show
Acme Bash – Outdoor show
AOK Bash – Outdoor show
London – Baha Club
Chatham – CAW Hall

Click video preview below to hear samples of the CD

If video does not appear, watch it here.

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