Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

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CellarDoor 2020

May 13, 2020

Duo: CellarDoor
Year: 2020
Formed: 2019
Genre: Cover Duo
Music: top 40 & more, covers.
Home: Chataham-Kent

Members:
Nick Swan – fiddle
Philip Craig Jack Smith – Vocals, acoustic guitar.

Notes: Nick Swan & Frank e. Fitz, perform their favourite top 40 hitz in an endearingly country & western flavour, & bluegrass/punkrock vigour! Enjoy wild antics, groovy moves, wicked harmonies & dreamy structures.

Recent places played:
Lizards Bar & Grill (Sarnia),
Ultimate Sports Bar (Chatham),
Match Eatery (Chatham),
Frendz Restaurant & Lounge (Chatham)
Woodcraft Pizza (Essex),
The Elephant’s Nest (Chatham)

Links:
* facebook link here.
* Website link here.





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Traffic Jam 2020

March 11, 2020

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Band: Traffic Jam
Genre: Jazz & Funk (Covers)
From: Chatham Ontario
Year: 2020
Formed: 2019

Members:
Michael Rossi – Guitar
Steve Eyres – Bass
Pat Crone – Drums

  • Traffic Jam is a very talented band with leading veteran players in our community. Special guests often join them on stage to perform various songs. They can be seen performing at venues around town, and also performing at private events.

Photo credit: Scott Primeau





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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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Acoustic FM 2020

January 9, 2020

Duo: Acoustic FM
Year: 2020
From: Chatham
Genre: popular cover songs
Formed: 2007

Members:
Mat Drew – Vocals, percussion
Dave Richie – Acoustic guitar & Vocals

Notes:
* Mat & Dave also play together in the party cover band Face4Radio.
* Formerly known as ‘Acoustic MF’, but switched the MF to FM.

Links:

* Facebook link here.

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The Debonairs & Mares

October 26, 2019

Band: The D.A.M. Band
Year: 2019
Year formed: 2016
Genre: Cover band (Country, Rock, Blues, Top 40 and more!)
Home: Windsor, Chatham, Erieau

Notes: The D.A.M. Band is also known as The Debonairs & Mares.

Members:
Dean Robert – Lead guitar and vocals
Korry Rowland – Bass guitar.
Rosaire Emery – Percussion
Mary Anne Patterson – Vocals, keys, ukelele, and strap on synthesizer.

Places recently played:
Chatham: The Elephants Nest, Jazzbah,
Merlin Legion, Bayside Brewing Co., Molly And OJ’s Restaurant, Talbot Trail Place (Blenheim)
Dockside On the Cove (Tilbury).

Links:
* Facebook link here.





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PHYZIKAL GRAFFITI 2019

October 20, 2019

Band: PHYZIKAL GRAFFITI
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Classic Rock Covers.
Formed: Nov. 2016.

Band Members:
Mitchell Robinson – Guitar
Mitchell Doxtater – Bass, vocals.
Kevin Slater – Lead Vocals / Keys
Dwayne Foulon – Drums

Notes:
* Bringing to you covers of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd and so much more…It’s a 60’s, 70’s and some 80’s Rock N Roll extravaganza!!!
* Performed at USB, The Elephant’s Nest, Frendz, & the Jazzbah.

Links:
* facebook here.
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Jane-St.Clair Barenaked Ladies tribute act

January 24, 2019

 

Band: Jane-St.Clair
Genre: Barenaked Ladies tribute act
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2019
Formed: 2013

Notes: They are in the process of getting back to performing after some time off.

Current Members
Christopher “Ed” Rivard – Guitar, Vocals
Chad “Steven” Oulds – Guitar, Vocals

Past members: 
Rick VanRycheghem – Bass, Vocals
Randy Coyle – Drums
Nate Kivell – Keyboards/Piano

Links:
* facebook here.
* 2014 promo video (Youtube) here.

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PolyJAMorous

January 23, 2019

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Band: PolyJAMorous
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2019
Genre: Cover Band
Style: Popular covers
Formed: 2018

Notes: Jen & Jordan, who make up ‘Two From Tuesday‘, are known as PolyJAMorous when they add the keyboard player, making them a threesome. Currently performing at Frendz & the Jazzbah in Chatham.

 Nick is also a member of the local funk based cover band Superfly.

Jordan & Jennifer are also involved in Two For Tuesday, Bad Harvey, & original blues based band ‘Old Town Soul’.

Members:
Jordan Ginty – Vocals, Guitar, & Percussion.
Jennifer Angela – Vocals

Nick Novosad – Keys

 

Contact through ‘Two for Tuesday’
* Facebook link here.








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Full Frontal 2019

January 15, 2019

Band: Full Frontal
Genre: Rock/Hard Rock covers.
Year: 2019
Year formed: 2009 (2007 before this line-up)
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Members:
Myke Oz. Parent – Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar
Rob Cowan – Lead guitar, backing vox
Don Brissette – Bass, backing vox
J-Rad Sterling – Drums, samples, backing vox

Currently performed at: Bikefest CK 2018 (Chatham), Old East Bar (London), SkipFest (Tilbury), The CBD (Wallaceburg), Retrofest (Chatham), & The Elephant’s Nest in Chatham.

Links:
* facebook link here.
* Website link here.





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The Shake Band in 2019

January 13, 2019

Duo: The Shake Band
Year: 2019
Formed: 2004
Genre: Variety of covers.
Home: Chatham Ontario

Members:
Chuck FitzGerald – Guitar
Christina – Vocals

Notes: The duo has recently performed at Lily’s (Windsor), Jazzbah (Chatham), Rivers Edge (Windsor), The Garage (Merlin), Central Tavern (Pain Court), Early Acres Estate Winery (Chatham) & Frendz in Chatham.

Links:
* facebook link here.
* Website 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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The Groove Noodles 2019

January 8, 2019

Band: The Groove Noodles
Home: Chatham-Kent
Cat: Cover band
Genre: Modern & Classic Rock.
Year: 2019
Formed: Circa 2017

Members:
Chris Bird – Guitar, backing vocals
TJ ‘Eggs’ Boylan – Vocals
Dan Nichol – Guitar
Carol Abrams – Bass
Vinnie Snary – Drums

Links
* Facebook link here.





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Rumblefish 2019

January 7, 2019

Band: Rumblefish
Year: 2019
Genre: Classic/new rock cover band
Home: Sarnia Ontario
Formed: 1996

Chatham Connection: Singer Matt Johns is from Chatham Ontario. He began fronting the band in 2005.

Members:
Wayne Reid
Matt Johns
Todd Pires
Julius Sneider

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Homepage here.
* Interview link here.
* Youtube here.


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Jessika Rabbit Band

January 7, 2019

 

Band: The Jessika Rabbit Band

Home: Chatham-Kent
Cat: Cover band
Genre: Top 40, popular covers.
Year: 2019
Formed: 2016

Members:
Courtney Wells – Vocals
Ryan Caron – Drums
Phillip Smith – Guitar
Mitchell Doxtator – Bass

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Website link here.
* Instagram link here.




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King Friday 2017

December 23, 2018

Band: King Friday
Year: 2017
Home: Chatham-Kent/Belle River
Genre: Cover Band
Music Style: Classic/modern rock

Band Members:
Dan Taylor
Francis Mailloux
Mike LaPlante
Darren Grundy

Note: King Friday is a classic/modern rock n roll band. It’s members have all been playing in and around the Chatham/ Essex county for 20+ years.

Links:
* Facebook 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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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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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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Southwind Buoys

September 4, 2016

Band: Southwind Buoys
Year: 2016:
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Cover band (Country/popular mix)

Members:
Brandon Babkirk
Justin Babkirk

Links:
* Facebook.

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Van Doxslater 2016

September 3, 2016

Band: Van Doxslater
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2016
Genre: Rock cover band

Members (3):
N/A

Links:
Facebook link here.
Youtube link here.

* Watch the preview below.

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ConVINCEing

September 2, 2016

Artist: conVINCEing
What: Solo Acoustic Act
Home: Chatham Ontario, Canada.
Genre: 80’s, Classic Rock, Pop & Country covers.
Year: 2016
Formed: May 2016

Members:
Vince Stall – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar.

Notes: You can catch Vince live in Chatham at such venues as The Elephant’s Nest, Frendz, The Galley Grille Pub (Erieau), The Links of Kent, & Eau Buoys (Erieau)

Website:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/conVINCEing6/

Email:
vincestall@live.com

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Sams Percolator Chatham

May 10, 2016

Venue: Sam’s Percolator
Year: 2016
Where: 87 Thames St, Chatham-Kent, ON
Type: Coffee Shop/Bar/ Restaurant.
Opened: Late June 2014.

Note: A tiny but vibrant place, a one of a kind for Chatham.
As of late, Sam’s has been having acoustic performers (mostly solo) every other Saturday night, from 8:30-10:30pm. Although 25 people fill the place, it is actually the perfect amount to make it an enjoyable & engaging evening to start your night off.
Handmade espresso + Craft Beer & Wine + Fresh baked desserts + Free Wi-Fi

Link: http://samspercolator.com

Acoustic events so far 2016:
* May 5th – Dave Richie (Acoustic)
* April 30 – Brennan Dube (Acoustic)
* April 2 – Jesse Verleye, Kyle Jubenville & Shawn Beaulieu (Acoustic)
* March 17 – Dwayne Boismier (Acoustic)
* March 5 – Glenn Smith (Acoustic)
* Feb 20 – Dave Richie (Acoustic)

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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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Jessika Rabbit Band

April 4, 2016

Band: The Jessika Rabbit Band
Home: Chatham-Kent
Cat: Cover band
Genre: Top 40, popular genres.
Year: 2016

Notes: This is a new band combining players who are currently regulars on the stage in various other bands. The group covers all grounds with top 40, Rock, R&B, Country, Reggae, Pop, Motown & Hip Hop.

Members:
Courtney Wells – Vocals
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar
Jean Marc Haslip – Bass & Keys
Ryan Caron – Drums

* Web Link here.
Email: info@jessikarabbitband.com

* Watch preview video below.

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Frendz Tapas Martini Lounge 2015

November 20, 2015

 

Venue: Frendz Tapas Martini Lounge
Address: 216 King St W, Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Year: 2015

Tuesday Open Mic Nights:
Frendz is the new home of Open mic nights with Julie Ross. Julie Ross has been hosting Open Mic nights on King Street in Chatham for over 20 years!
Come and sign up for a spot. 3 songs or 15 minutes, show off your talents! No Axe, No Problem! Open Mic is supplied with two community guitars, a bass, bongos, djembe, three vocal mics, and a box of highly suspicious noise makers.

Live entertainment:
On most weekends, you can commonly see solo acts & duo’s perform in this small venue, with the odd full band from time to time.
Regular acts include Ryan Bradley, Two From Tuesday, StereoBox & Brennan Dube.

Website:
Home: http://www.frendzlounge.com

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Under The Covers cover band 2015

November 14, 2015

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Band: Under The Covers
Home: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Year: 2015
Genre: Cover Band – Dance/rock/country

Members:
Vocals – Chela
Vocals – Marina
Percussion – Brandon
Drums – Todd
Bass – Chris
Lead Guitar – Alex
Rhythm Guitar – Martin

Performed recently at T-Bones & Jazzbah (Chatham), Sams Hotel (Wallaceburg).

Links:
* Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/UTCchatham

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The Casuals 2015

September 18, 2015
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Band: The Casuals
Formed: Aug. 2015.
Genre: Popular rock/pop covers.
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/thecasualsck

Members:
Jesse V. – Vocals
Shawn B. – Acoustic Guitar, Backing vocals
Joe C. – Percussion (Cajon)

Bio: The Casuals are a new acoustic cover band from Chatham-Kent who perform popular music from modern rock to motown.
Members Jesse Verleye & Shawn Beaulieu have performed together off & on for the past 25 years, in several popular original & cover band line ups. Most notable works include Saint Ends (currently), Foster Child , The Janet Theory, Demo Kid & Face4Radio. The guys have toured around Canada & The U.S.A. a few times and have released several albums through the years. They have been united with Joe Carson on percussion, a young man who shares the same passion for music, and is also the drummer for Face4radio.

The Casuals are just that, casual. They prefer patio settings and a good summer time vibe where the interaction between the listeners and the band is relaxed & fun.

Specs: The band is equipped with its own sound system for the patio environment or small venue, and will roughly perform three 40 minute sets within a four hour time frame. No additional services, such as a sound engineer are required.

Song Selection Sample
Kenny Chesney, Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Green Day , James, Black Keys, Tom Petty , Matchbox 20 , Alan Jackson, Lumineers, Nirvana, Otis Redding, Semi-Sonic, White Stripes, Kid Rock, Magic, Temptations, George Michael, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, Gin Blossoms, Oasis, Rixton, Hank Williams Jr., etc……

* Watch the Casuals below.

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LUEY Entertainment 2015

September 18, 2015

Group: LUEY (Let Us Entertain You)
Genre: Classic Country
Year: 2015
Home: Dresden, Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Notes: Allow us to provide the entertainment for your next event. We offer musical entertainment, Karaoke, and DJ services. Very reasonable rates. We also provide entertainment FREE OF CHARGE to senior venues and rest homes!!
LUEY is a three piece harmony group providing all your entertainment needs. They use electronically provided music.

Members:
Christal Wills
Mike Rumble
Rick Clark

Contact: Facebook.

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Coyne Road 2015

September 3, 2015
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Band: Coyne Road
Year: 2015
Genre: Cover band 60’s-90’s Rock Favorites.
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Notes: Covering artists such as Steve Miller, ZZTop, Bad Company, Tesla, The Cars, David Wilcox, The Tragically Hip, CCR, Lynard Skynyrd and many more…
Coyne Road is a 5 pc band with seasoned musicians that have been individually playing for decades.

Members:
Carol Abrams – Bass
Sean McLean – Drums
TJ Boylan – Singer
Chris Bird – Lead Guitar & Back up Vocals
Mike Putnam – Rythm Guitar & Back up Vocals

Links:
* Website.
* Live cover.

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Twang Bastards Band 2014

January 5, 2014

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Band: Twang Bastards
Year: 2014
Genre: Country & Rock Cover Band
Home: Chatham/Wallaceburg/Sarnia

Members:
Jeff Black – Bass & Vocals (Wallaceburg)
Tony Bandoni – Guitar (Sarnia)
Shawn Tasker – Drums (Chatham)

Covers include A.Jackson, ZZ Top, Conway Twitty, Cars, Allman Brothers, Brad Paisley, CCR, Black Sabbath, Dio, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Keith Urban, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, Waylon Jennings, Poison & many more.

Visit their website here.

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Blutonium Band Chatham 2014

January 5, 2014
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Scott, Jeff, Rick & Bob.

Band: Blutonium
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Rhythm & Blues Covers
Year: 2014
Formed: 2009

Members
Scott Campbell – Vocals
Bob Wilson – Bass
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar

Notes:
* Scott Campbell took over lead vocal duties in 2013 with the departure of Phil Caron.
* Blutonium is the most viewed band at the Chatham Music Archive website.
* The band plays locally (Jazzbah, Big Shots etc.) and often in Sarnia and Windsor at the Cosmos Lounge at the Casino.

Brief Members Band History:
* Bob Wilson has played bass for major acts such as Kim Mitchell, Troiano, & Black Market. He has played in popular local acts such as Tom Lockwood, Quadrant, Badge, & Friends.
* Scott Campbell – Beggers Operah, & Blueswraith, among others.
* Rick Chrysler – Hat Trick, Blues On The Rocks, Big House, The Why Nots, Stephanie McIlroy, True Blue Hoodoo, The New Love Family Band, Nexus, Quadrant , Rosco, Fifth Night, Red Herring, Chickoree, Rebel, Airtight, Route 66, Manpower, & Highwaze.
* Jeff Mifflin – Stephanie McIlroy, A Step Further Into The Blues, & O’Hara Brothers Band. He also is a recording engineer on his own time and has done several recordings for many bands & projects.

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Acoustic MF 2014

January 5, 2014
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Mat & Dave

Duo: Acoustic MF
Year: 2014
From: Chatham Ontario
Formed: 2007
Genre: Acoustic Cover songs

Members:
Mat Drew – Vocals
Dave Richie – Acoustic guitar & Backing vox

Notes:
Currently members together in the party cover band Face4Radio, Mat & Dave relaunched their acoustic duo last year to play the more intimate venues such as the Central Tavern in Pain Court.

Contact:
* https://www.facebook.com/faceforradio1

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Time Is A Hymn 2013

December 22, 2013
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Matt, Joe, Kyle, & Frank.

Band: Time Is A Hymn
Year: 2013
Year formed: 2011
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Genre: Rock

Members:
Matt Sullivan – vocals, guitar
Frank E. Fitz – vocals, guitar
Kyle Piva – bass
Joe Carson – Drums, Percussion

Notes:
The band has suffered a few incarnations since 2011 but the same vibe and style remains. They have been releasing demo songs over the last few years. Frank also performs with the grave misunderstanding & Joe drums for the party cover band Face 4 Radio.

Internet released demos:
* kill the Weak
* G.E.M
* the new conspiracy
* The Universe Stands Still
* Unseen
* Not This Time
* Carelessly

Links:
* Soundcloud.com.
* Reverbnation.com.
* Twitter.com.

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Blues On The Rocks 2013

November 6, 2013

Band: Blues On The Rocks
Genre: R&B/ Blues (Originals & Covers)
Year: 2013
Formed: 2012
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Mike Copley – lead singer
Aug Polowick – guitar
Dwayne Purdy – bass, backing vox,
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Tom Starks – Hammond organ

Bio:
Between the sum of its memebers, BOTR has amassed many decades of experience on the live music scene. Although the band incorporates some blues standards, it has made a conscious effort to lean towards the rocky, funky, up-tempo side of the genre. Along with its repertoire of cover songs, the band has put a great emphisis on writing their own material and have produced a great deal of origninal songs. In a short amount of time the band has performed at the Canada South Blues Museum, Shrewsbury Ribs n Blues Festival, Grapejam Festival, Ceasars Windsor as well as logging numerous bar gigs.

Links:
* http://www.reverbnation.com/bluesOntherockes
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Stephanie Rhodes 2013 Run For Cover

September 15, 2013

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Vocalist: Stephanie Rhodes
Band: Run For Cover (Cover band)
Year: 2013
Home: Formerly Chatham, now Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Current: Vocalist for the dance pop rock cover band ‘Run For Cover’.

Notes:
RUN FOR COVER is a pop dance rock cover band based out of Victoria, BC. You can usually find them playing some of Victoria’s best pubs including the Bard and Banker and the Irish Times.
The band is based on great singing and feel good music that makes you dance. The RUN FOR COVER repertoire ensures something for everyone playing music from the sixties to today’s hits.
RUN FOR COVER is Stephanie Rhodes on lead vocals, Matt Johnson (of 5440) on drums, Lane Arndt on guitar/vocals and Jeff Pawson on bass. Just try not to dance. We dare you. 🙂

Discography:
Stephanie Rhodes – 2010 – Rhodes to Somewhere.

Links for Stephanie Rhodes :
Website.
YouTube.

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Soul Signatures 2013

September 11, 2013

Band: Soul Signatures
Genre: Motown, R & B, Soul cover band.
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Floyd Porter – Vocals
Lisa Holland – Vocals
Robert Rose – Vocals
Mitchell Robinson – Guitar
Steve Cooper – Bass
Steve Bas – Sax
Dwayne Foulon – Percussion

Recently @ The Jazzbah in Chatham & Moose Lodge in Wallaceburg.

Link:
https://www.facebook.com/SoulSignaturesBand.

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The Boxcars Folk Trio 2013

August 22, 2013
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Band: The Boxcars
Year: 2013
From: Chatham-Kent
Genre: 60’s folk (covers)
Formed: Circa 2010

Members:
Brenda Kent – vocals
Glen Burk – acoustic guitar & harmonica
Noel Marentette – vocals & songwriter.

Notes: The Boxcars are Chatham-Kent’s newest Folk Trio

Website: http://www.noelmarentette.com/

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Chatham-Kent Mountaineers – 2013

August 11, 2013
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Band: Chatham-Kent Mountaineers
Year: 2013
Year Formed: 2008
From: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Irish Covers/originals
Contact: through Facebook

Members:
Alysson Storey – Fiddle, vocals and harmonica
Dan Davidson – Drums and vocals
Rob Rankin – banjo and mandolin
Bob Hiltz – acoustic guitar, vocals
Justin Mcmath – Bass

Notes: The Chatham-Kent Mountaineers’ sound focuses primarily on Celtic and Canadian East Coast influences, in addition to one of its main functions as Irish beer-drinking music. Those who enjoy bands like Great Big Sea, Spirit of the West, the Young Dubliners and the Dropkick Murphys as well as the more traditional music of the Maritimes are sure to enjoy the high energy shows the Mountaineers have become renowned for. The Mountaineers rarely end a show without most of the crowd up dancing and singing along — crowd participation is strongly encouraged. The Chatham-Kent Mountaineers have been well-received by local and regional audiences for the past year and continue to gain new audiences, including making their international debut in the United States.

* The Chatham-Kent Mountaineers recent performances include Eau Buoy (Erieau), Capitol Theatre, Ribfest (Chatham), & the Kilt and Fiddle!.

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Sterling Blues Band 2013

August 4, 2013
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Band: Sterling Blues Band
Year: 2013
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Blues covers & originals
Contact/Booking: John Gardiner: 519-627-5978

Members:
Kimberly Sterling – vocals
Aug Polowick – guitar
Tom Trembley – drums
John Gardiner – bass

Bio: Sterling Blues Band is the area’s newest and most exciting blues band. Three of the members, guitarist Aug Polowick, drummer Tom Trembley, and bassist John Gardiner, were the heart of the extremely popular Southwest Blues Review, and all three have been fixtures on the Chatham-Kent music scene for many years. Newcomer to the blues scene and vocalist Kim Sterling (Miss Kimmie) is an outstanding talent that delivers bold and powerful vocals with passion and heart. The band performs traditional and contemporary tunes by blues greats Etta James, Ruthie Foster, Tina Turner, Susan Tedeschi, as well as original music written by members of the band. The band will be giggling across Southern Ontario in the months ahead and looks forward to meeting blues fans everywhere.

Watch video here: http://youtu.be/h3qGNZq2rb4
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Snakebite 2012

October 28, 2012


Band: Snakebite
Year: 2012
Year formed: 2005
Genre: Country/ Popular music
Home: Chatham Ontario
Website: http://www.snakebiteband.com/

Members
Paul Lowry (Bothwell) – Vocals, guitar
Marty – Lead guitar
Rene Brosseau – Lead/steel/slide (Website)
James Vermue (London) – Bass
Derek Babanin – Drums (London)

Notes: Snakebite is currently performing at:
Norma Jeans (London), Florence Center, Deer Run Golf Course, Encore Bar (Chatham), East Side Bar (London), Bothwell, Dresden, Riding Club (Sarnia), St. Thomas, Glencoe Fair,

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Just Friends 1977

October 7, 2012

 

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Band: Just Friends
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1976 – 1978 (Picture taken 1977)
Style: Country & Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Rob Segaert – Rhythm & Vocals
Judy – Drums & Vocals
Bob McIntyre – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Notes: Aggie Murphy and friend Judy Vandersea formed the band in 1976. The band played at local bars and went on the road for a period of time. In 1978, Rob Segaert and Aggie Murphy went on to form another band with George Segaert. Bob McIntyre continued to play on the road and played with some top-notch entertainers.

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The chasers band 2012

September 27, 2012

Band: The Chasers
Year: 2012
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Country covers.
Formed: 2012
Email: thechasersmusic@gmail.com

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

Contact: facebook.

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The Relation

September 24, 2012

Band: Relation (The)
Year: 1979
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1978 – 1983 (Picture taken 1979)
Style: Country; 50’s 60’s, and Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Rob Segaert – Drums & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Jack Murphy – Bass Guitar

Notes: Brothers, George and Rob Segaert teamed up with aunt & uncle, Aggie Murphy and Jack Murphy, to form the band in late 1978. The group was well versed in all kinds of music and quite popular at local pubs as well as weddings and parties.

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2nd Nature

September 22, 2012

Band: 2nd Nature
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1963 – 1978 (Picture taken 1967)
Style: Country; Pop; Polka

Members: (From left to Right)
George Segaert – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Armand Schepens – Cordovox
Rene Schepens – Saxophone
Gene Schepens – Drums

Notes: Armand Schepens formed the band in the late 50’s under the name “Moonlighters”. The band at that time consisted of Armand Schepens, Rene Schepens, John Kazook (drummer) and Jack Murphy (Rhythm Guitar). George Segaert and Gene Schepens joined the group in 1963 when the band became “2nd Nature”.

Prior to 1963, George Segaert played with a group called “The Mondells” of which was formed with high school buddies, Steve VanMeenen on rhythm guitar, Dave Carroll on bass and Cliff Roy on drums, playing at high school dances, special events, etc.
2nd Nature played at local venues, such as The Chec Hall in Dresden, CBD Club Wallaceburg; Kent Belgium Dutch Club in Chatham; Moose Hall Blenheim. This was the era of live music and the band played for numerous Weddings and parties. The band played up until 1978 when George Segaert joined up with brother Rob to form the band “The Relation”.

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viper tones 2012

May 12, 2012


Band: Viper Tones
Home: Chatham-Kent / Essex.
Genre: R&B covers
Formed: Oct. 2011
Contact: Facebook

Members:
Doug Dewitt – Drums, guitar (Chatham)
Dan Thomsen – Bass (Windsor)
Bob Rankin – Guitar & b.vocals (Tecumseh)
Frank DeFrane – Vocals, percussion, flute.

Notes: Doug previously played in Leggz, Watchtower, Robin Banks, Chank, Tats Trio, Whaling Band, Fat Doug & The Sinners, Lypsy, & Border City Blues.

The band has recently performed @ Big Shots & The Jazzbah in Chatham.

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Spoonful 2012 blues band

April 27, 2012

Band: Spoonful
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Formed: 2012

Members:
Aug Polowick – guitar
John Gardiner – bass
Tom Trembley – drums
Kimmie Sterling – vocals

You can contact spoonful through their facebook page.

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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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Country On Tap 1988

March 22, 2012

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Band: Country On Tap
Year: 1988
Home: Chatham Kent
Genre: Country
Formed: 1983

Members: 
center
Joyce Gagnon – keyboards & vocals

back row (left to right)
Ron Jubenville – acoustic guitar, 5 string banjo, Hammered Dulcimer & vocals
Gabe Gagnon – lead guitar &vocals
Jim Myers – Bass guitar & vocals
Rosaire Emery – Drums & vocals
Dale Rivard – Steel Guitar & vocals

Country On Tap has a long performance history in the area, mainly performing popular & classic country music covers of the day. The band is deep rooted in our musical history along side many others such as the Melody Ramblers, Gary Stocking, & the Jubilaires.

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Winterline BlueGrass Band 2012

March 10, 2012

Band: Winterline
Genre: Bluegrass
Home: Chatham-Kent (Grande Pointe)
Year: 2012
Notes: Recently nominated for 5 awards at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards and have done some recordings.

You Tube website: http://www.youtube.com/user/5StringRon 

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The Long Lots 2011

February 7, 2012

Band: The Long Lots
Release: In the Valleys of Our Hearts (EP)
Genre: Rock (Dirty Blues)
Year: 2011
Home Town: Chatham Ontario Canada
Formed: Summer of 2007

Members:
Jay Amerlinck – Vocals & guitar
Gary Jongbloed – Guitars
Jeff O’Rourke – Bass
Jay O’Rourke – Drums

Tracks:
1.
ear to the ground
2. dirty blues
3. contract
4. raise the sun
5. dead & gone

Notes: Recorded by Ben Strokosz October 2010.


Links:
* Preview CD @ Youtube here.
Download CD @ Itunes here.
Home page here.
Preview or buy the CD online here.
Myspace page here.
Reverbnation page here.
Dirty Blues performed live here.

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Zeke and the Moonshiners 1964

January 31, 2012


Band: Zeke and the Moonshiners
Genre: Comedy rock ‘n roll lounge act
Circa: 1964-1966
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada

Notes:Ole & Waide were performing in this band in their teen years. The group later morphed into the popular “Missing Links” which you can read about in full under that band name.
George and Waide left the group around 1966 when they decided to tour extensively. The Moonshiners added Grant Smith as their new drummer for about 2 years.
When starting the tour, they changed the name of the group to “The Missing Links” and entertained in Ontario for about 10 years.  At one point, the hottest recording/lounge act in Toronto.
In 1968, Waide started a popular local dance band known as “The Satin Highlight”.  This group played locally from 1969 to 1979.

(left to right) 
Fred Larsen – organ
John Larsen – bass
Ole Larsen (Eddy) – Guitar (rear-center)
Waide Holland – guitar
George Stoner – drums

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Tom Lockwood Band 2010

November 22, 2011

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Band: Tom Lockwood Band
Year: Circa 2010
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Blues focused

Members:
Dan Taylor – Vocals
Tom Lockwood – Guitar
Mark Wolfe – Drums
Brent Hunter – Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards

Website: http://www.tomlockwoodguitar.ca/

Note: Live performance is at the heart of Tom’s musical career. Over the years, he has played thousands of gigs at clubs, concerts, festivals and corporate events.
He has a concert series in his home town of Chatham and hosts the annual CK Guitar Summit.
Among the many highlights are two that stand out: Being among the musicians who represented Canada at the Organization of American States conference in 2000 and playing live on a nationwide broadcast on CBC’s Disc Drive on Canada Day 2005.

Songwriter/teacher/guitarist Tom Lockwood has been playing guitar for more than 40 years. Lockwood works every conceivable genre especially blues with The Tom Lockwood Band. He has been a mainstay on the south-western Ontario music scene since relocating to Chatham, Ontario from Detroit, Michigan in 1977. Lockwoods music spans a diverse spectrum and has been used in television and radio productions in 22 countries worldwide.

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Bent Str8 band 2011

November 10, 2011


Cover Band:
Bent Str8
Genre: Classic Rock
Home: Chatham
Year: 2011

Members:
Dwayne Boismier
Darryl Boismier
Terry Barker

About: BENT STR8 is a hard hitting 3 peace Band. Consisting of Lead Guitar/ Harmonica/Accoustic , Drums and Bass. All three members are lead singers which makes for sweet three part harmony and also makes the Band sound BIGGER than it really is. BENT STR8’s set list consists of anything from Pink Floyd to the Hip. Neil Young to Uncle Cracker and everything in between. The Band also has some Country roots which ables them to reach a wider range of audience covering tunes from Johnny Cash, Keith Urban and Toby Keith just to name a few.

Current shows (at time of print)
Dec 31 2011 – New Years Eve Bash @Central Hotel in Pain Court
Dec 9-10, 2011 @ Big Shots Billiards, Chatham.
Dec 3, 2011 at 7:00pm @ Ranch 2000 ( 23496 Centre side rd. Chatham )

Contact them on Facebook “Bent Str8t”.

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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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Snakebite Country Band 2010

October 7, 2010

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Band: Snakebite
Genre: New & classic country music
Home: Chatham & Area.
Year: 2010
Year Formed: 2005

Members:
Paul Lowry (Bothwell) – Vocals, guitar
Marty Marsh – (Chatham/Bothwell) – Guitar
Sean Atkin – (Kingsville/Sarnia) – Lead guitar
Bobby Reynolds (Strathroy) – Drums
James Vermue (London) – Bass

Note: Snakebite was formed in 2005 as a two man band featuring Paul Lowry and Marty Marsh (now living in Chatham). Sean Atkin from Sarnia joined in 2006 as the lead guitar player along with James Vermue on Bass in 2008. Snakebite has had a bunch of drummers over the years.
  The group has shared the stage with Travis Tritt, The Road Hammers, and opened for JoDee Messina.
  In 2010, the band has played Norma Jeans (London), Encore (Chatham), Grand River Hotel (Cambridge), The Golden Tap (Chatham), River Stone Pizzeria (Alvinston), Friendship Festival (Drumbo), Bothwell,  Horvat’s (Rodney), Dr. Jeckyll’s (Strathroy), CBD Club (Wallaceburg), East Side (London), Strawberry Festival (Lucknow), and more.
Contact them online @
http://www.snakebiteband.com/


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Wise Guys The Band

October 2, 2010

Band: Wise Guys
Year: 2010
Year formed: 2005
Genre: Rock and Popular covers.

Original Members:
Jack Desforge
– Vocals – Guitar
David Clyde – Vocals – Bass
Chris Shaw – Drums
Keith Towsley – Vocals – Keys (no longer with band)
Chad Kobylka – Guitar – vocals

Type of music / influences: The Beatles, The Doors, Black Eyed Peas, Kings Of Leon, U2, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Nickelback, Prince

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Superfly in 2010

August 23, 2010

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Band: Superfly
Year: 2010
Genre: Funk and Jazz covers
Home: Chatham

Members:
Justin McMath – Bass
Nicky Novosad – Keyboards
Steve Walker – Guitar, Vox
Nick Sennema – Drums and Percussion
Byron Harrett – Sax / Flute
Matt Brunke – Trumpet

An all-around great live band bringing the funk and jazz classic sounds of the hit makers to Chatham-Kent with a class act of local musicians.

Visit them online here, here or here.

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Golden Tap and Grill in Chatham Ontario

August 23, 2010

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Venue: Golden Tap and Grill
City: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Country Music Bar
Bands: Live bands on weekends
Phone: (519) 351-1907
Address: 429 Grand Avenue East

The Golden Tap has remained the only true country music bar in Chatham Ontario since the early nineties. But it did not begin there. The venue was previously known as the ‘Kingsway Hotel’, which had a good run through the 1970’s to the early 1990’s. Bands from around the continent (big and small) performed here in the 1970’s when live music was the main and only source of weekly entertainment.

Today, you can still enjoy country music bands performing every weekend at the Golden Tap.

Anyone with info or pictures, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Free Ride Cover band 2010

August 14, 2010

Band: Free Ride
Genre: Classic Rock & Roll
Home: Chatham, Wallaceburg
Year: 2010
Formed: 2001
Contact: 519-351-4959

Members:
Jeff Emerson
– Guitars, Vocals
Ken Allgate – Bass, Vocals
Grayling Church – Drums, Vocals

Notes: All three members sing lead vocals, which creates a lot of variety. The band plays mostly classic rock, but adds a bit of country, 50’s & 60’s, and modern rock, to try and please even the toughest audience.

Set list includes The Rolling Stones, Trooper, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilson Picket, C.C.R., Bob Seger, Wild Cherry, Eric Clapton, The Zack Brown Band, The Tragically Hip, Van Morrison, Steve Miller band, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Aerosmith, The Proclaimers, Nazareth, Kiss, Poison, Weezer, David Wilcox, ZZ Top, The Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Led Zepplin, Free, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Jason Maraz,  & much more.

The band just finished a weekend at the Golden Tap in Chatham.

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Chatham Cultural Centre 2010

August 10, 2010

Venue: Chatham Cultural Centre (Kiwanis Theatre)
Location: Chatham Ontario Canada
Phone: 519-360-1998, 519-354-8346
Ticket Box Office: 1-866-807-7770
Kiwanis Theatre: 519-354-8338
Website: http://theculturalcentre.com/cms/

Address:
Chatham Cultural Centre
75 William Street N.
Chatham Ontario
N7M-4L4

Located in historic downtown Chatham, the Chatham Cultural Centre offers the Kiwanis Theatre, Chatham-Kent Museum, Thames Art Gallery, and within a short walk, the Milner Heritage House. Nowhere else in Ontario exists such a rare combination of art, heritage and entertainment in one convenient location.

The stage at Kiwanis Theatre hosts the best Canadian and local performing artists. Welcoming 40,000 patrons to events each year, this 679-seat venue is Chatham-Kent’s premier host for professional touring artists, local theatre companies, musicians and more. In its studio the Kiwanis hosts more intimate events such as the Friday Night Jazz series.

A few events happening this year at the Kiwanis Theatre: 2010 CK Guitar Summit, Just For Laughs Road Show, BAM Percussion – eXplosion, Black Violin, The Fabulous Crooners, Crystal Gage, The Mask Messenger, Jade Lester CD Release Concert, Brooke Nicholls, Irish Fire,

History: In 1963, the building (last used as the Chatham Vocational School) was bought by a group of citizens eager to establish an art centre in Chatham. By 1969, The Thames Theatre Association for the Arts was presenting live performances in the original 700-seat school theatre and the old gymnasium was being used as a gallery.  Renovations to the gymnasium and the studio areas of the building began in 1975 and the Thames Art Gallery, National Exhibition Centre was born.

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