Posts Tagged ‘merlin’

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Atomic Tomb 2017

May 6, 2017

 

Band: Atomic Tomb
Release: Sons of the Empire
Genre: Metal/Rock
Year: 2017
Home: Toronto

Chatham-Kent Connection:
Ron Bechard is from Merlin.
Some previous bands Ron was involved with:
* Edwin & the Pressure (Edwin goes solo, I Mother Earth’s original singer)
* Sin Dealer
* Three Days Grace
* Crash Karma (Members from Our Lady of Peace & The Tea Party)
* Rosita Stone
* Patrizia (Rock Opera)
* Yurko (Nelly Furtado)
* Crazy Babies (Ozzy Tribute)
* Basia Lyjak

Atomic Tomb Band Members
Axel Tomb – Lead Vocals
Tommy Gunn – Guitar/Vocals
Corrado Bartolo – Bass/Vocals
Gary Glynn – Drums/Vocals
Ron Bechard – Guitar/Vocals

Notes: Toronto Hard Rock, Punk Metal band ATOMIC TOMB unleash an intense, earth shattering aggression, with a hard edge sound as they emerge from several years of suspended animation. Re-united co-founder’s, Axel Tomb on lead Vocal’s and Tommy Gunn on lead guitar, along with original guitarist Ron Bechard on lead Guitar are back! With long time member Corrado Bartolo on bass and new arrival Gary Glynn rocking the drum’s. That rounds off the bands loud, fast and in your face sound. Watch for these guy’s killing it on a stage near you!!

Tracks:
01. Death Row Wannabe
02. Hatred
03. Great Satan America
04. Son’s of the Empire
05. Heroin Eyes
06. Prophets
07. Burn
08. Mr. No Brain
09. First to Go
10. Right Now
11. Seventh Son
12. Typo Terristo

Links:
* Website.
* Facebook.
* Bandcamp.
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Stephanie Mcilroy 2014

January 5, 2014

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Artist: Stephanie Mcilroy
Home Town: Merlin Ontario
Genre: Rock & pop covers & originals
Year: 2014

Members:
Stephanie Mcilroy – Vocals
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar
Rick VanRycheghem – Bass
Ryan Caron – Drums

Notes:
* Released her debut CD in 2010 entitled ‘Life Is Not An Act’.
* Currently busy performing and has landed some big shows in the past few years.

Links:
http://stephaniemcilroy.ca/

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Michelle Wright 2011 CD

November 26, 2011

Artst: Michelle Wright
Release: The Wright Songs – An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright
Year: 2011
Genre: Country
Website: http://www.michelle-wright.com
Born: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Merlin Ontario, currently in Nashville

Notes: The Wright Songs – An Acoustic Evening With Michelle Wright captures the magical essence of the more than 40 acoustic trio concerts Canadian country music star Michelle Wright performed in Canada during the past two years. Recently inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Wright has chosen to spotlight songs from her CDs both old and new on this, her first live album. The Wright Songs features sparkling acoustic arrangements of many of Wright’s biggest hits, including her career-making smash, “Take It Like A Man,” the SOCAN–award winning “I Surrender,” her ground-breaking look at adoption, “He Would Be Sixteen,” her successful collaboration with pianist Jim Brickman, “Your Love,” and thirteen other fan favourites recorded at theatres in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Olds, Alberta, at various times during 2009 and 2010.

Highlights:
Michelle had 25 top ten hits in Canada. Seven went to #1
Five Gold records
Two multi-platinum records
World wide record sales nearing two million units & one million in Canada
Toured North America, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, & Australia

Tracks
1. In The Blink Of An Eye
2. I Surrender
3. You Can’t Lose Them All
4. What Love Looks Like
5. He Would Be Sixteen
6. Something Wild
7. Crank My Tractor
8. I Don’t Wanna Be That Strong
9. Safe In The Arms Of Love
10. Guitar Talk
11. Your Love
12. The Old Song And Dance
13. I’ve Forgotten You
14. Broken
15. Nobody’s Girl
16. Take It Like A Man
17. Everything And More

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Melody Ramblers 1979

October 1, 2010

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Band: Melody Ramblers
Home: Chatham Ontario
Year: 1979
Band: 1953-1994
Style: Country Music Covers

Members:
(Left to right)
Dan St.Pierre – Guitar
Rene Brosseau – Bass
Dennis Smith – Pedal Steel
Michelle Wright – Vocals
Bradley J. Preston – Vocals, Acoustic
Larry St. Pierre – Drums

  If you are from Chatham-Kent Ontario, then chances are you know that country music star MICHELLE WRIGHT got her start with the Melody Ramblers.
  A very young Michelle was added to the band to help diversify the band, giving them the ability to perform songs by female country artists and relieve Brad Preston of the long nights of solid vocal duties. Michelle was new to the scene but developed quickly, later leaving to join a band an hour away, across the Canadian border in Detroit.

The group’s original line-up formed in 1953, and has included the top players from the area for the better part of 40 years. This 1979 line-up was interesting because it included many members who’s talents caught the eye of the international country music scene.

You can read up on individual members  or the bands history through the years, by going to our home page and scrolling down to the list of bands/artists from Chatham.

Photo: Given to the Chatham Music Archive with permission for the Chatham Music Archive, from the St. Pierre family. Thank you to the St. Pierre family for helping us present the rich deep history of the Melody Ramblers in our community.

Demo Kid note 2010: While doing the research on the group, it was interesting to find out that my Uncle Eugene played in this band later on. In 2009, I was introduced to Rene (was the bass player for the band at the time) who is now one of the most popular pedal steel players in Canada. He played on our home demos (with Jesse V) and was just simply so pro and friendly that I was amazed I got the chance to record with a musician with such a love and experience of music. 

Email your pics & info to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Stephanie McIlroy 2010

April 17, 2010

Singer: Stephanie McIlroy
Release: Life Is Not An Act
Year: 2010
Genre: Pop
Home Town: Merlin Ontario
Resides: St. Thomas

Members:
Stephanie McIlroy
– Vocals, some acoustic guitar
Jeff Mifflin – Harmonies and lead guitar
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Bob Wilson – Bass

Tracks:
01 forever
02 I believe in you
03 Finally gonna be myself
04 Please re-write my history
05 Meet me halfway
06 Life is not an act
07 You don’t know me
08 I need a break
09 You are loved
10 Forgiven

Notes from her bio.

However soon after her high school graduation, Stephanie followed the advice of well intending people and put her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter on the shelf for many years. During that time she got married and started her family as well as pursuing a career in the Social Services field. For her, it was like putting a square peg in the round hole—Stephanie couldn’t find the right job and make it stick. Along her journey, she discovered that when you are meant to do something, you will end up doing it no matter what. Finally Stephanie took the quantum leap to chase her dream of becoming a professional musician following examples like Shaina Twain.

She is a dedicated musician who continues to hone her skills by studying voice at the Royal Conservatory level, mastering the guitar, and learning more about the music industry. In addition to these things, a few years ago Stephanie took up song writing. Her songs can best be described as raw lyrics about real life. She has been compared to recording artists like Sheryl Crow with an easy listening folk rock sound.
Stephanie has just completed studio time with Brad Dugas of Revelation Sound out of Guelph. Her upcoming album of original material is available.
Enjoy this amazing new recording artist who’s music will touch your heart and soul
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Links:
* Purchase @ CDBABY here.
* Listen online here or here.

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OHara Brothers Band 2010

March 10, 2010

Band: O’Hara Brothers Band (The)
Year: 2010
Hometown: Chatham Ontario
Style: Rock, Adult

Members:
Toby O’Hara – Vocals, Bass
Jeff ‘Mifflin – guitars, saxophone, B. vox
Clancy O’Hara – Piano, organ, guitar, B.vox
Rod Beaudry – drums, supporting vocals, percussion

Notes: The band released their first CD in 2003 entitled “Small Town Metaphors”. Although all the members have a rich history with various bands before this, it is worth noting that the band really rolled in this direction from its roots as “the Flaming O’Hara’s”. In 1993, the Flaming O’Hara’s released a CD that included Clancy & Toby.
 The group played Jersey’s many times during 2009 along with shows in other cities.

Website

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