Posts Tagged ‘live’


The Casuals 2015

September 18, 2015
The casuals

The Casuals

Band: The Casuals
Formed: Aug. 2015.
Genre: Popular rock/pop covers.
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada.

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……

2015 Dates:
Oct. 24th (Sat) @ Elephant’s Nest in Chatham. 11-2am.
Sept. 12th (Sat) @ Tonic in Chatham. 5-9pm.
Aug. 29th (Sat) @ Ultimate Sports Bar (USB). 10-2am.



Blutonium Band Chatham 2014

January 5, 2014

Scott, Jeff, Rick & Bob.

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

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

* 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.


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

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

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.




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

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.



Letter about the Chatham Music Archive

July 30, 2013

A little cheers to our community as a whole.

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Central Tavern 2012

July 30, 2013
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Venue: Central Tavern
Year: 2012
Where: Paint Court, Ontario, Canada.
Address: 24121 Winterline

Notes: One of the oldest bars in Ontario,Centrally located between Chatham, Wallaceburg & Tilbury.
The Central Tavern hosted decades of great live music & was a busy place for bands through the golden years of the 1970’s straight through the 1990’s. The venue is currently under new management today that works hard at creating all kinds of events to keep the venue vibrant & warm to those who stop in.  Now, if those walls could talk!
Paint Court is a small french speaking community just outside of Chatham.

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Tonys One Stop Music Shoppe 2011

March 27, 2011


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Store: Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Address: 83 Center Street (Downtown)
Phone: 519-351-4885
Year: 2011

Founded by Tony Meriano, a fixture of the Chatham-Kent music scene for over 35 years, Tony’s One Stop Music Shoppe is committed to providing Southwestern Ontario with the very best music services.From music equipment, to studio gear, to live sound, Tony’s has the experienced staff to help you make the right choices, and take your productions to the next level. Contact them today.

Visit them online here.



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