Chatham Music Event Flyers for the year 2014.
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Chatham Music Event Flyers for the year 2013.
Band: Blues On The Rocks
Genre: R&B/ Blues (Originals & Covers)
Mike Copley – lead singer
Aug Polowick – guitar
Dwayne Purdy – bass, backing vox,
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Tom Starks – Hammond organ
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.
Vocalist: Stephanie Rhodes
Band: Run For Cover (Cover band)
Home: Formerly Chatham, now Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Current: Vocalist for the dance pop rock cover band ‘Run For Cover’.
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. :)
Stephanie Rhodes – 2010 – Rhodes to Somewhere.
Band: Full Frontal
Genre: Rock covers & originals
Year formed: 2009
Home: Chatham Ontario
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
The band has been playing the club scene and also is known for their ‘After Burner’ ZZ Top tribute act (formed in 2007) which includes a few members from this line up. A true party rock band making the rounds today.
Contact them through email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on their facebook group ‘Full Frontal’.
A few venues played include Encore, The Players Club and RibFest.
Band: Manpower (Man Power)
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Year Formed: 1983
What: Good time rock & roll cover band.
Yesterday’s Classics… Todays Hits.
Rick Rankin – Vocals, Guitar
Brent Hunter – Bass
Pat Crone – Drums
Rick Rankin – Vocals and guitar.
Tom Starks – Hammond organ, keyboards
Mark Wood – Keyboards and Bass
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Manpower have been rocking Chatham Kent & surrounding areas since 1983. With top notch players and a good sense of humor, they survived and seen it all. I met up with them tonight (July 4th 2009) as they were opening up for David Wilcox at Rib Fest here in Chatham. When asked how they managed to stay together for so long, Rick said in a joking way that none of them have been sick yet. Cheers to good health.
From 1977-1983, the band was named ‘The Force’ before the name change to Manpower.
Pat shares his talents through teaching drums at Strings and Things and his father Ken has been a huge part of the music scene also.
The best part of being in a band is the events you get to be a part of. I asked Manpower what was their favourite gigs or places they have played. The answer…. Boogie Till You Puke 1978.
The band is very active and can be seen at clubs, festivals, and major events all around Ontario.
Mr. Rankin also performs in a new duo with Waide Holland named “Texas Tee”. This more intamite presentation of music fits nicely into the local scene, providing more live music into venues that cannot host full (loud) bands.
Below – Manpower was kind enough to answer some history questions for us about past local venues and bands in and from Chatham.
If video does not appear, watch it here.
The interview with Manpower above is what really got this website off the ground. It wasn’t until I talked to them that I realized I didn’t know anything. Quadrant? Turf Room? Jack Austin Trio? Wilf Lancaster? Pickadilly? Well since then, the website has filled up nicely and there is lots of musical history and genres going on that most of us do not even know about, but know now. Thanks to Manpower for being cool, fun, and informative.