Posts Tagged ‘music’

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Michelle Wright 2018 singles

December 20, 2019

Artist: Michelle Wright
Genre: Country Music
Year: 2018
From: Merlin, Ontario, Canada. (Chatham-Kent)
Resides: Nashville

Two songs released in 2018
01. Lovin’ This Day
02. Attitude Is Everything

Notes:
With the August 2018 digital release of her first brand new music since the release of Strong (2013 Savannah Music), Michelle Wright once again shows why her expressive voice and her distinctive style has earned her twenty‐five Top Ten radio hits, more than forty major awards (including her 2011 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame) and sold millions of records.

This past May, it was announced that Wright would receive the 2018 Impact Award by the Country Music Association of Ontario sponsored by Canadian Music Week. This is a fairly new award, with previous recipients of this prestigious Impact Award being Blue Rodeo and Gordon Lightfoot.

Born: July 1, 1961, Chatham-Kent
Studio albums: 9
Compilation albums: 2
Music videos: 17

Links:
* Website link here.
* iTunes link to download these songs here.




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Julie Ross 2005 Demo

December 19, 2019


Artist:
Julie Ross

Release: Treasures & Ghosts (5 song demo)
Year: 2005
Genre: Adult Contemporary, folk.
Home: Chatham Ontario.

Note: The demo includes one original track ‘Rearrange’ & four cover songs.

Update 2019: Julie has since put out a few full length releases, hosted open mic in town for many years off & on, and hosts a weekly song circle (Circa late 2010’s) that allows people to share their musical craft with other local like minded people.

Musicians:
Julie Ross: Vocals & guitar.
Linz: Vocals & piano.

Links:
* Music page link here.
* Facebook link here.

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Talk Radio 2019 EP Lucky

December 19, 2019

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Band: Talk Radio
Release: Lucky (EP)
Year: 2019 (Dec. 13th)
Genre: Rock
Home: London, Ontario
Formed: 2016
Cover art: Kelly McFadden

* Chatham Connection: Aaron, Aaron & Myles are from Chatham-Kent.

Tracks:
01. Judgement Day
02. Leave the Light On
03. Lucky
04. Rodstad
05. Some Day

Band Members:
Aaron Allen
Aaron Barry
Dustin Anderson
Matt Ashton

Notes: Notes: Talk Radio also put out a four song EP in 2017.

Links
* Facebook here.
* Spotify link here.
* Apple music here.






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Aaron Allen 2019

December 18, 2019

Artist: Aaron Allen
Genre: Country Music
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: London Ontario Canada.

In 2019, Aaron released two tracks,
Good Tattoo‘ & ‘Where Music Comes From‘.
Along with these official releases, he has been busy co-writing tracks with many other song writers in Nashville and abroad.

Notes: Aaron Allen (born August 1, 1981)
Debuting as a solo artist in mid 2000, Aaron created a buzz for himself amongst the country/folk and bluegrass scene in Southern Ontario with his first release (‘’Self Titled’’ 2006). In 2007 he released a record called ‘’Aaron Allen And The Small City Saints’’, which was his first offering as a full band, followed by the critically acclaimed ‘’A Place Called Hell’’ in 2009. He began touring as a solo artist, as well as with a band, and received national airplay, as well as appearing on shows such as JR Digg’s ‘’Man With A Van’’ (which he wrote the title track for). After touring extensively, he released another solo record called ‘’IV’’ in 2011, which was followed by the EP ‘’Small City Saints’’ in 2012. He really cut his teeth performing opening for such acts as Joel Plaskett, Thomas Rhett, Tim Hicks, The Sheepdogs, Dallas Smith, The Trews, Matt Mays, Tom Wilson, Aaron Pritchett, just to name a few.
In 2013 Aaron took a break from music to start a family, which inspired a boost of creativity, and in 2015 he released another critically acclaimed full length album ‘’Better Days’’.
The Small City Saints have seen numerous members over the years.

The band currently consists of Juno award winner Dan Broadbeck, Tara Dunphy (of The Rizzdales), Glen Gamble ‘’Archie’’  (formerly of Helix/The Joys), Corey Cameron and Simon Larrochette.

Discography
* 2006 – Aaron Allen – Self Titled (11 songs)
* 2007 – Aaron Allen & The Small City Saints – Self-Titled (12 songs)
* 2009 – Aaron Allen – A place called hell (15 songs)
* 2011 – Aaron Allen – IV (6 songs)
* 2012 – Aaron Allen & The Small City Saints – Self-Titled (5 songs)
* 2015 – Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints – Better days (10 songs)

Links:
* website here.
* facebook here.
* Apple music link here.

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The Universe Featuring Ray 2019

December 18, 2019

Artist: The Universe Featuring Ray
Genre: Art Rock
Year: 2019
From: Blenheim Ont.

Notes: The Universe Featuring Ray is an indie-art-pop-rock creation by Ray Stern, a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter based in London, Ontario.
* Nominated for “Fan Fave” & “Music Video of the Year” by The Forest City London Music Awards.

Released Songs
* Cope (EP) – 2015
* Lucky Number – 2016
* My Superpower – 2018
* Give it Up – 2018.
* Love U 2 Death – 2019

Past Projects:
The Peace Leeches – ROYGBIV – 2009

Links:
* facebook link here.
* youtube link here.
* website link here.
* Instagram link here.





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The Fortresss Tavern

December 18, 2019
Venue: The Fortresss Tavern
Year: 2019
City: Chatham, Ontario, Canada. (429 Grand Ave E)
Grand opening : Sept. 8th 2018.

Notes: 
* Live music venue with Top 40, Country, & Rock/Classic Rock acts.
* The Fortresss Tavern is the best sounding room in all of Chatham. They have live bands
every Friday and Saturday night. They also have solo acts every Thursday night.
* Fortresss Tavern is Wayne Caron’s dream come true. For a long time, he was fed up of the inconsistent availability of good live music and Chatham-Kent and he always said that one day he would open a bar to do something about it. Well, that day has finally come!

Some of the bands playing in 2018/2019.
80’s Gone Wild, Loveless, Mrs. Fox, Lucas Chaisson, Mark Chichkan, Continuum, John Atlee, Dusty D’Annunzio, Mouth Trap, J#Major, The Chasers, Retrospect, Those Guys, United Snakes, Moondog Howlers, SnakeBite, The Whaling Band, Guy Shields Trio, Dirt Road Jammers, Hurt N Merv, Soul Signatures, Paying Cash: The Johnny Cash Show, Blutonium, The Mixx, British Beat 66, Twang Bastards, Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain, Bombsquad, The Soulshakers, Contact Zero, Rendition, Superfly, United Snakes, The DAM Band, Jessika Rabbit, Whistler Creek, Johnson’s Creek, Practically Hip, Jeff Back,

Links:

* Facebook here.





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Mark My Word

October 30, 2019

Band: Mark My Word
Year: 2019
Year Formed: 2018
Genre: Hard Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Andrew Bateman – Vocals, guitar
Jason Andersen – Bass
Ki Larsen – Drums

Notes: Mark My Word released two songs, ‘Jump the Shark‘ in 2018 & ‘Plastic #​!​&% Doll‘ in Jan 2019.
Jason & Ki have been playing together for years, previously with local metal band Nerve (1996-2009) & All Against (2011).

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Bandcamp link here.