Posts Tagged ‘ontario’

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Milo Kent 2020

March 27, 2020

Artist: Milo Kent
Home: Blenheim, Ontario.
Year: 2020
Genre: Singer Songwriter/ Covers & originals.

Previous bands: Diesel (Blenheim, ON)

Members:
Myles Lenover – Vocals & Guitar.

Links:
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.





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Blutonium 2020

March 16, 2020

Band: Blutonium
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Rhythm & Blues
Style: Cover Band
Year: 2020
Formed: 2009

Members
Scott Campbell – Vocals
Bob Wilson – Bass
Rick Chrysler – Drums
Jeff Mifflin – Guitar
Mark Tremblay – keyboards

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. * Scott Campbell took over lead vocal duties in Blutonium in 2013, with the departure of Phil Caron.

* 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. Plus more I am sure.

* 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. Among other things in music, Jeff is also a respected live sound engineer.

* Mark Tremblay – Currently also plays keyboards in SoulCat & Moondog Howlers. Played with Tom Lockwood, Ray Whaling, Fowler Lockwood Band, Ground Zero, Appliances Band, Nexus, Quadrant, Roscoe, Red Herring, Chickoree, Airtight, & more.

Recent performances:
* Ups n Downs in Sarnia
* Wortley Road House in London
* The Kent, the Fortresss, & the Sons of Kent, in Chatham

Links:
* facebook link here.

 

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L U E Y 2020

March 16, 2020
Trio: L U E Y
Genre: Classic Country Music
Style: Cover band
Year: 2020
Formed: 2013

Members:
Christal Wills
Mike Rumble
Rick Clark

Notes:
* We offer musical entertainment, Karaoke, and DJ services. Very reasonable rates. We also provide entertainment to senior venues and rest homes free of charge !!!
* 3 piece harmony group, using electronically provided music for backing tracks.

Recent performances:
Park St Place (Dresden), Blenheim Community Village, Wallaceburg Retirement Residence, Fairfield & Residence on the Thames (Chatham).

Links:

* Facebook link here.


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Traffic Jam 2020

March 11, 2020

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Band: Traffic Jam
Genre: Jazz & Funk (Covers)
From: Chatham Ontario
Year: 2020
Formed: 2019

Members:
Michael Rossi – Guitar
Steve Eyres – Bass
Pat Crone – Drums

  • Traffic Jam is a very talented band with leading veteran players in our community. Special guests often join them on stage to perform various songs. They can be seen performing at venues around town, and also performing at private events.

Photo credit: Scott Primeau





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Watering Hole 2020

March 11, 2020

Band: Watering Hole
Release: Downpour
Year: 2020
Genre: Hardcore
Home: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Members:
Nick Grand – Bass
Tanner Klein – Vocals
Ryan Haysum – Guitar
Cody King – Drums

  • Watering Hole began releasing music in 2016.

Tracks:
01. Introduction
02. Crow City Murder
03. Sanctuary
04. Ms. Grotke’s Hairy Legs
05. Burn
06. Blade
07. Waste Away
08. Dignity (feat. Jamison Berry)
09. Force Fed
10. Lash Out (Feat. Bob Calwell)
11. WW3

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Youtube link here.
* Download album @ band camp.com here.

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Along Came A Spider 2019

January 9, 2020

Band: Along Came A Spider
Genre: Rock/Metal
Year: 2019
Home: Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.

Chatham Connection: Jamie Miller (Lead Vocals), although from Chatham, has been making the trips to Cleveland Ohio for the past five years, to be the singer for the band. Jamie now lives in London Ontario.

Band Members:
Jamie Miller – Lead Vocals
Luke Fockler – Lead Guitar
John Calo – Bass
Tony Castillo – Drums
Joel Sedlak – Keys/Programming

Notes: In 2019, the band made public three songs.
01. Galaxy Eyes
02. Remedy
03. I’m Not Okay (I Promise) (Cover Song)

Links:
* Bands Youtube link here.
* Band twitter link here.
* Band facebook link here.





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Ray Francis 2010

January 1, 2020

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Ontario’s Country Music Pioneers: Ray Francis

Born: February 9, 1931 – Eberts, Ontario
Died: June 30, 2010 – Chatham, Ontario

Based out of Chatham, Ontario, Ray Francis formed his first band The Whippoorwills in the late 1950’s (with John Tangelis, Max Dauphin, Ray Dauphin, and Bill Taylor) and they quickly earned a solid reputation by backing up touring Nashville stars like Ray Price, Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, Faron Young, Ferlin Husky, etc., and making appearances on major stages. The Whippoorwills also hosted a “live” show, aired weekly for more than five years over CFCO radio in Chatham. The act recorded two albums in the mid 1960’s: “The Whippoorwills” released on Canatal Records; and “Country Jamboree” on Arc Records.

After the demise of The Whippoorwills group, Ray Francis joined Gary Buck’s touring country band based out of Sault Ste. Marie, and shortly afterwards, returned home to Chatham where he formed his own band, which featured his then-teenage son Mike “Pepe” Francis on lead guitar. The act was short-lived, as Mike Francis was lured away to work major recording sessions in Toronto, and Ray Francis then formed yet another back-up band, The Rancheros.

By the early 1970’s, Ray Francis was also launching a solo recording career with a debut album, “The Country Way”, released on Marathon Records. The lead single, “Restless Woman”, was one of many original songs that Ray Francis recorded during his career. Also in 1973, Ray Francis released the album “An Old Tyme Christmas”; and followed it up with two albums on the Condor Records label: the 1974 “The Two Sides Of Country”; and the 1975 package “The Good Old Days”.

The Condor Records albums yielded several nationally charted singles, including “If Ginny Knew”, which reached #39 on Canadian hit charts in 1974; “I Knew Her Then”, which was a Top 20 hit; and his best chart showing with the 1976 single “The Good Old Days”, which topped out at #11 on the charts. A subsequent single, “Out Of My Mind”, b/w [Ed: “b/w”: abbreviation for “backed with” – 45 RPM vinyl singles had an A and B side] “Little Bit of Heaven”, failed to chart. After a lengthy hiatus from the recording scene, Ray Francis returned to the recording studio in 1998, releasing the album “A Ray Of Country”, featuring updated selections of his previous hits, balanced with cover versions of country favourites.

During his senior years, Ray Francis continued to entertain audiences with personal appearances at music shows in local church halls and nursing homes in and around the Chatham area. Ray Francis passed away June 30, 2010 at age 79. His musical legacy lives on through his son Mike “Pepe” Francis, who has gone on to great fame as a producer of sessions for Canadian recording acts, as well as lending his award-winning guitar stylings to many of the recordings.

From: https://cmaontario.ca/newsletter/ontarios-country-music-pioneers-ray-francis/
By: (by Larry Delaney)