Posts Tagged ‘music’

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The Mandy Jo Project 2016

February 11, 2016

 

Band: The Mandy Jo Project
Release: Tales of the Trail
Year: 2016 (Jan)
Genre: Folk
Home: Chatham-Kent

Tracks:
01. Let Me Be the One
02. Everything
03. Lotus Tattoo
04. Country Song
05. Shake the Earth
06. Two of Us Against the World
07. Learn to Love Again
08. Love Me in the Meantime
09. So Easy
10. Bullsh!t.

Members:
Ben Goldhawk
Jared Lozon
Rod Reynolds
Derek Johnston

Website Link: Facebook.
Music download/Preview @:  iTunes & Amazon.

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Brook Nicholls 2015 CD

December 27, 2015

 

Artist: Brook Nicholls
Release: Saviour Of The World
Genre: Christmas, Worship music.
Year: 2015 (Dec)
From: Chatham-Kent
Home: Toronto

Tracks:
1. To Us A King is Born.
2. Saviour Of The World.
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel.

Notes: 
For Canadian Worship Leader and Songwriter Brooke Nicholls, the goal has always been to help people experience freedom through Worship. From humble beginnings in rural Churches in her hometown of Chatham, Ontario, to now traveling & leading Churches and ministries across Canada and beyond, Brooke’s heart remains the same: to usher people into transformative encounters with the spirit of God.

For the last seven years, Brooke has served as the Worship Leader at her Church in Burlington, ON, while making a name for her self in the Pop music scene. Now, feeling a call from God and a changing of her heart, Brooke aims to pursue Worship music full time, and will release her debut original Worship Album in July of 2015.

Centered around the theme of God’s redemptive grace in even our most broken situations, the songs on Brooke’s album are heartfelt and honest; a testament to God’s work in her own journey. The album’s lead single, “I Am Free”, is a congregational song that uses the classic imagery of Isaiah 53 to tell the salvation story. Other songs, like the anthemic “Beauty From Ashes”, were written from opportunities Brooke had to witness God’s transformational work in the lives of others; taking broken situations and making them whole. Rounding out the album are new takes on some favorite hymns like “Blessed Assurance”, which was the first song Brooke’s mother fell in love with when she found God 30 years ago.

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

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Castle – 2014 – Under Siege

December 20, 2015

Band: Castle
Release: Under Siege
Release year: 2014
Home: San Francisco U.S.A.
Formed: 2009
Genre: Metal (Doom)
Record label: Van / Prosthetic

Local Connection: Guitarist Mat Davis (from Chatham-Kent, Wallaceburg) first made waves in the metal scene locally with his band M.A.D.(The mad) in the early nineties. M.A.D. released a few albums through Fringe records. Mat later moved to London Ontario & did well in the band Salmonblaster. He moved to San Francisco about eight years ago & is now having a good time with Castle.

Notes: The band is constantly on the road up & down California, touring the United States, Canada & Europe.

Tracks
1. Distant Attack
2. Be My Ghost
3. A Killing Pace
4. Pyramid Lake
5. Powersigns
6. Labyrinth of Death
7. Temple of the Lost
8. Evil Ways

Discography:
Castle – 2011 – In Witch Order (“Album of the Year” honors from Metal Hammer Norway)
Castle – 2012 – Backlands (Juno nominated)
Castle – 2014 – Under Siege

Links:
* iTunes download:
* website:
* Youtube:

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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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Melody Ramblers 2015 Reunion

November 16, 2015

 

Band: Melody Ramblers
Year: 2015
Genre: Country Cover Band
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members (L-R)
Rene Brosseau – Steel Guitar, Vocals
Dan St. Pierre – Lead Guitar
Mark Buckwheat – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Larry St. Pierre – Drums
Wendy Jenkins – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
‘Gene’ Eugene Beaulieu – Bass, Vocals

Notes:
Who would have thought when Sherley St. Pierre and his wife Theresa formed a small country music band “The Melody Ramblers” in 1953, they started a country music tradition.
The Ramblers band officially retired December 31 1994, but in 2015, they did a reunion show made up of that final band member line up.

2015 – Reunion
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, Tilbury
When: October 3rd, 2015
* Event also included the original ‘HOMEGROWN BAND’.

Original Members in 1953:
(From left to Right in above photo.)
Joe Barnier – Guitar
Marie Barnier – Vocals
Louella Barnier – Vocals
Francis Barnier – Drums
Ralph St. Pierre – Fiddle
Joe Demers – Pedal Steel
Rita Demers – Vocals
Theresa St. Pierre – Vocals
Sherley St. Pierre – Guitar

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Aaron Allen 2015 music

October 18, 2015

 

Band: Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints
Release: Better Days
Date: April 21st, 2015
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: London Ontario Canada.

Notes:
Call him country, folk, rock, cow punk or blues, Aaron Allen is just a singer songwriter who writes honest music from the heart and could care less about fitting into any one genre. He tends to write about topics other people would prefer to keep quiet and that’s quite evident on the singer’s sixth studio release.
Aaron Allen, born August 1, 1981 in Chatham, Ontario, is a Canadian alt-country/blues/acoustic/rock singer-songwriter. Driven by influences such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan, Aaron’s approach to writing music starts from the power of his lyrics which are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes straight up rock and roll, but always true to his heart and honest. Aaron believes in making music that is timeless and continues to carve out his place in the music industry to ensure a long career in doing what he loves.
Produced By Mack Edwards
Engineered, co-produced and mixed by Simon Larochette
Recorded at the Sugar Shack, London On, Canada.

Tracks:
1. Blackout Drunk 03:46
2. Choices 03:17
3. Love Is All you Need 03:17
4. When My Time Is Up 03:04
5. This Town 03:06
6. Killing Me 02:25
7. I Am Gone 02:59
8. Slow 02:29
9. You Will Never Know 03:19
10. My Little Girl 02:17

Links:
* Preview/download Album here.

Videos:
* Slow.
* Choices.
* You Will Never Know.

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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.
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……

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.

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