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)




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Saint Ends

January 1, 2020

Project: Saint Ends
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Indie Rock

Notes: In 2019, Saint Ends released three songs.
01. Hard Feelings
02. Change
03. Wartime Nurse (Ceasefire)

Musicians
* Jesse-Dylan Verleye – Vocals, guitar & song writer.
* Shawn Beaulieu – Guitar, B.Vox, keys, percussion, & programming.
* Dave Richie – Bass
* Chuck Young – Drums ( 01 & 02)
* Joe Carson – Drums (03)
* Kyle Jubenville – Guitar, B. Vocals (01 & 02)

Producer & Engineer: Shawn Beaulieu
Drums 01 & 02 tracked by: Bob Hiltz

Debut Release
2015 – Saint Ends – Baby Teeth (EP)

Links:
* Wartime Nurse (Ceasefire) video here.
* Change video here.
* Hard Feelings video here.
* Spotify: Debut EP here.
* Buy Debut CD (iTunes) here.




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Brooklyn Roebuck 2019 singles

December 20, 2019

Artist: Brooklyn Roebuck
Genre: Country/Pop
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Born: September 26, 1997.

In 2019, Brooklyn released two songs.
01. Break It Again
02. What Goes Around

Notes:
* On Sept 23rd 2012, Brooklyn won YTV’s Next Star Contest which had over three Million voters across Canada. She released her first single and video “The Way I See You”. The song & video for ‘Lemon & Lime was also released.
* Her YTV win gave her more than just an edge on the country scene – Brooklyn has enjoyed being able to host multiple “Movie Nights” on YTV, as well as guest starring on the network’s popular series “Life with Boys.” She has hosted YTV’s The Zone, and even interviewed future “The Next Star 6” hopefuls in Toronto.

* 2013 – Brooklyn released a four song EP entitled Storyteller. In March 2013, she recorded her second single, “ONE OF THESE DAYS”, at Sony/ ATV studios in Toronto with producer Rob Wells.

* 2015: Releases her song ‘Good Day‘.

* 2016: Brooklyn also released one song entitled ‘Sweet On Me’. Written by Brooklyn Roebuck and Annette Barkley.

* 2018: In 2018, Brooklyn released three songs. 01. Things That I Don’t Miss, 02. Bad Seed, 03. Barn Burner.
All three songs can be found at iTunes here.

Links:
* ‘What Goes Around’ on spotify here.
* ‘Break It Again’ on spotify here.
* Youtube link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Twitter link here.









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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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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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The Debonairs & Mares

October 26, 2019

Band: The D.A.M. Band
Year: 2019
Year formed: 2016
Genre: Cover band (Country, Rock, Blues, Top 40 and more!)
Home: Windsor, Chatham, Erieau

Notes: The D.A.M. Band is also known as The Debonairs & Mares.

Members:
Dean Robert – Lead guitar and vocals
Korry Rowland – Bass guitar.
Rosaire Emery – Percussion
Mary Anne Patterson – Vocals, keys, ukelele, and strap on synthesizer.

Places recently played:
Chatham: The Elephants Nest, Jazzbah,
Merlin Legion, Bayside Brewing Co., Molly And OJ’s Restaurant, Talbot Trail Place (Blenheim)
Dockside On the Cove (Tilbury).

Links:
* Facebook link here.





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The Relations Circa 1977

October 26, 2019


Band: The Relations
Circa: 1977
From: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Genre: Covers (Country)









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George Gagnon and his Orchestra

October 20, 2019

George Gagnon and his Orchestra

Band: George Gagnon and his Orchestra
Home: Dover (Chatham-Kent)
Photo date: Circa 1946-1951

Members
George Gagnon – Piano
Glenn Cadotte – Guitar
Leonard Emery – Drums
Ernest Demers – Violin

Note: This photo is on display at the Kinsmen Hall in Grande Pointe.

If you have pics or info on this group, Email us:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Jacklyn Wills 2019

October 16, 2019

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Artist: Jacklyn Wills
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent (Dresden)
Genre: Country

Notes:
* 18-year-old Jacklyn Wills strives for her dream of furthering her future through entertaining.
* 2016: Recorded a three song demo ep that has helped her gain air play from local radio stations 99.1 CKXS and 92.9 CFCO.
* Throughout her high school years, Jacklyn performed with one of Sarnia’s top young classic rock bands, known as “Round House”.
* Performs both covers & originals.
* Photo By: Captured Moments Photography

Contact:
BOOKING & GENERAL INQUIRIES
jacklynwills@hotmail.com | 226-626-4863

Website Links:
* Home page here.
* Facebook link here.
* Instagram link here.
* Youtube link here.






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Wolfe Jazz Band

August 31, 2019

Band: Wolfe Jazz Band
From: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Genre: Jazz (Covers)
Year: 2019
Formed: Circa 2017

Members:
Mark Wolfe – Drums
Robert Wilson – Bass
Dan Lankhoff – Piano
Doug Banwell – Wind instruments, flute & sax
Julie Ross – Vocals, additional percussion/instruments/

Former bandmates: Wayne Perdu

Links:
* Facebook group here.
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Lee Resistant & The Lost 2019

April 23, 2019

Band: Lee Resistant & The Lost
Release: Thirteen Years Gone By​.​.​.
Year: 2019 (April)
Genre: Punk Rock
Band Formed: 2018
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada

Band:
Lee – Guitar / Vocals
Jake – Guitar
Brian – Bass / B.Vox
Alex – Drums / B.Vox

Tracks:
01 Least Resistant
02 For The Few
03 Wishlist
04 Where Would You Run?

Notes:
“Playing a bunch of songs from my back catalog live with the new band is a blast, so we decided to re-record a few of them. A couple of them never got much of an airing back in the day, so it’s fun to put them out there for people to listen to again!” – LR

Watch the CD Preview Video Below.

* If video does not appear, click to watch it here.

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Instagram here.
* Download/Preview this release at bandcamp here:
* Youtube link here.




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Sterling Blues Band 2019 Release

April 22, 2019

 

Band: Sterling Blues Band
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada.
Genre: Blues

Notes: Along with performing originals, the Sterling Blues Band is also known for playing venues, with a full night of covers to satisfy any blues fan, anywhere, under any situation.

Members: 
Kimberly Sterling – vocals
Aug Polowick – guitar
Tom Trembley – drums
John Gardiner – bass

Tracks:
01 Too Early To Drink
02 Me & Janice
03 Say What You Mean
04 My Daddy Sang the Blues
05 When It’s Over
06 Have A Drink With Me
07 Rainin’
08 Blues IN Texas
09 Fool’s Gold
10 I’m The Reason Why You Drink
11 Someday You’ll Have To Pay
 

Watch the CD preview video below.

* If Video does not appear, click here.

Links:
* Website link here.
* Spotify link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Itunes/Apple download link here.




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Melody Ramblers Country Band

April 5, 2019

Band: Melody Ramblers
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Area.
Year: 1986
From: 1953-1994 (Different members through time)
Style: Top 40 country

Members:
TOP RIGHT….Larry St. Pierre – drums
TOP LEFT…Eugene Beaulieu – bass
MID TOP…Wendy Jenkins – lead vocals
BOTTOM RIGHT…Mark Buckwheat – lead vocals
MID BOTTOM…Rene Brosseau – pedal steel, slide guitar, dobro
BOTTOM LEFT…Dan St. Pierre – lead guitar

Notes:
The bands history, under the name ‘The melody Ramblers’ begins in 1953 and ends in 1994.
To read about it, check out the first Melody Ramblers post link here.

Update: In 2015, The Melody Ramblers did  a one off reunion show made up of their final band member line up from 1994.

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Chas Jr Canadian Cowboy

March 18, 2019

Artist: Chas Jr.
Release: Canadian Cowboy
Year: 2014
Genre: Country
Home: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Tracks:
1. Cadillac Country Star
2. Nashville Bound
3. Cowboy from Ontario
4. In Waylons Eyes
5. Ode to Dad
6. Baddass Country Singer
7. Ode to Mamma (I Love You a Million Ways)
8. When I Say I Do
9. Mess Mess Around With Me (X-Rated)

Links:
* Download from CDBaby here.
* Download from iTunes here.
* Youtube page here.






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SoulCat (Chatham Band)

February 11, 2019

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Band: SoulCat
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent
Formed: 2018
Genre: Covers

Notes: A great 5pc band playing the forgotten hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Some of the cities finest players are in this one band, and also perform in other popular bands past & present.

Members:
Al Trudell – vocals
Byron Harrett – vocals, sax, flute
Mark Tremblay – keyboards
Bob Wilson – bass
Pat Crone – drums

Links:
* Facebook link here.







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Moondog Howlers Misbehavin

January 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band: Moondog Howlers
Release: Misbehavin
Year: 2019
Genre: Blues
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario Canada

Members:
Mike Copley  Vocals, harmonica
Aug Polowick – Guitar
Dwayne Purdy – Bass
Mark Tremblay – Keyboards
Rick Chrysler – Drums

Tracks:
01 Don’t Laugh at Love
02 Good Ol’ Days
03 Can’t Get Ya Outta My Head
04 Over My Shoulder
05 Need Your Love
06 Bad Side on the Prowl
07 That’s Alright
08 Read Me Like a Book
09 ‘a’ Boogie
10 What’s Goin’ On
11 Shine Down on Me (feat. Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe)
12 Woman

Previous release:
* Moondog Howlers – 2016 – Self Titled (13 tracks)

Watch Video Preview Below

Links:
* Website link here.
* Itunes download link here.
* Facebook link here.
* Youtube link here.
* Soundcloud link here.








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Sterling 2019 Release

January 30, 2019

Artist: Sterling
Release: Sterling
Year: 2019
Genre: Metal
From: Chatham Ontario
Resides: London Ontario

Notes: This is J-rad Sterling’s first solo release. He Stepped out from behind the drum kit and did everything himself. These home recordings were recorded in 2015.

Tracks:
1. As We Weather Away
2. Otis
3. To the Shadows
4. The End Is Here
5. I’ll Never Let You Go
6. Because of You
7. D.S.S.
8. Krampus
9. Broken Heart
10. Rearrange for the Worst

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Download at CDBaby here.
* Spotify link here.
* Play on Tidal here.




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PolyJAMorous

January 23, 2019

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Band: PolyJAMorous
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2019
Genre: Cover Band
Style: Popular covers
Formed: 2018

Notes: Jen & Jordan, who make up ‘Two From Tuesday‘, are known as PolyJAMorous when they add the keyboard player, making them a threesome. Currently performing at Frendz & the Jazzbah in Chatham.

 Nick is also a member of the local funk based cover band Superfly.

Jordan & Jennifer are also involved in Two For Tuesday, Bad Harvey, & original blues based band ‘Old Town Soul’.

Members:
Jordan Ginty – Vocals, Guitar, & Percussion.
Jennifer Angela – Vocals

Nick Novosad – Keys

 

Contact through ‘Two for Tuesday’
* Facebook link here.








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Full Frontal 2019

January 15, 2019

Band: Full Frontal
Genre: Rock/Hard Rock covers.
Year: 2019
Year formed: 2009 (2007 before this line-up)
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Members:
Myke Oz. Parent – Lead Vox, Rhythm Guitar
Rob Cowan – Lead guitar, backing vox
Don Brissette – Bass, backing vox
J-Rad Sterling – Drums, samples, backing vox

Currently performed at: Bikefest CK 2018 (Chatham), Old East Bar (London), SkipFest (Tilbury), The CBD (Wallaceburg), Retrofest (Chatham), & The Elephant’s Nest in Chatham.

Links:
* facebook link here.
* Website link here.





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Astrologer band 2019

January 10, 2019

Astrologer: J.D., Jamie, Mark, & Jason

Band: Astrologer
Year: 2019
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Alternative Rock

Formed: 2017

Notes: Original music based proudly around the 90’s rock sound. Astrologer intend to release an EP soon.

Tracks available for download online
01. diamonds
02. bleed with me
03. the spoiled

04. anna’s song

Band Members
Mark Requena – Lead Vocals
Jason Pike – Guitar/Bass/Backup Vocals
Jamie Michaud – Guitar/Bass/Backup Vocals

J.D. Richard – Drums

Links
* Facebook link here.
* Reverbnation link here.

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The Groove Noodles 2019

January 8, 2019

Band: The Groove Noodles
Home: Chatham-Kent
Cat: Cover band
Genre: Modern & Classic Rock.
Year: 2019
Formed: Circa 2017

Members:
Chris Bird – Guitar, backing vocals
TJ ‘Eggs’ Boylan – Vocals
Dan Nichol – Guitar
Carol Abrams – Bass
Vinnie Snary – Drums

Links
* Facebook link here.





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Rumblefish 2019

January 7, 2019

Band: Rumblefish
Year: 2019
Genre: Classic/new rock cover band
Home: Sarnia Ontario
Formed: 1996

Chatham Connection: Singer Matt Johns is from Chatham Ontario. He began fronting the band in 2005.

Members:
Wayne Reid
Matt Johns
Todd Pires
Julius Sneider

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


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Jessika Rabbit Band

January 7, 2019

 

Band: The Jessika Rabbit Band

Home: Chatham-Kent
Cat: Cover band
Genre: Top 40, popular covers.
Year: 2019
Formed: 2016

Members:
Courtney Wells – Vocals
Ryan Caron – Drums
Phillip Smith – Guitar
Mitchell Doxtator – Bass

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




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Ryan Bradley Music (2013-2017)

December 23, 2018

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Artist: Ryan Bradley
Year: 2017
Genre: Country music.
Home: Wheatley, currently residing in Chatham during this time.

Notes:
* Bradley grew up in the fishing town of Wheatley, Ontario.
* Bradley attended the University of Waterloo and majored in Human Sciences, with most of his electives being music courses.
* Has been residing in Chatham-Kent County and working as a paramedic, Ryan has also spent the last number of years playing local clubs and writing songs.
*  Ryan has been releasing one or two songs a year since 2013. In the video below, we preview a sample of each one, from the lates to oldest.

Songs:
* Ryan Bradley – 2017 – higher ground
* Ryan Bradley – 2016 – kissed me back
* Ryan Bradley – 2015 – wish you could’ve seen your face
* Ryan Bradley – 2014 – next weekend
* Ryan Bradley – 2013 – RR4 tonight
* Ryan Bradley – 2013 – let me change your mind
* Ryan Bradley – 2013 – 1999



Links:
* iTunes download link for all singles here.
* Youtube link here.
* Ryan Bradley interview/live performance here.
* Soundcloud link here.






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Tina Pumfrey 2018 CD – That Day

December 19, 2018

Artist: Tina Pumfrey
Release: That Day
Date: 2018
Home: Thamesville, Ontario, Canada (Chatham-Kent)
Genre: Contemporary Christian Singer/ Songwriter

Notes:
Take a familiar, everyday situation. Spin a few lyrics and chords, sprinkle with a dash of rock, blues, country; maybe some folk or gospel. It was a bit more complicated than that, but essentially, that’s it! My music looks at everyday life through the lens of faith. Whatever life throws at me, faith holds me together, and music is the constant in the background.

Since 2011, I’ve been performing around southern Ontario, solo and with my band. In 2014, we recorded “Where God Is” at Northwood Studios, with producer/engineer Matt Connell at the controls. We have just finished our second album, “That Day”, a 5-song EP. It was a great experience, working at SLR Studios in Windsor, under the guidance of Marty Bak. The final product was mastered by Greg Mindorff of Suite Sound Labs in Vancouver. It will be released on June 16, 2018.

Outdoor gospel nights, church events, festival stages, house concerts,… We are ready to bring the music to you, wherever you need it!

Tracks:
01. That Day
02. Sweet As Can Be
03. Home
04. Slow
05. New Song

Links:
* Download this from apple here.
* Website here.
* Facebook here.
* Twitter here.
* Instagram here.

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Den-igan – 2011

December 19, 2018
Artists: Den-igan
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2011
Genre: Folk
Format: CD

Formed: 2009

Chatham Connection: This was recorded at Eyrespace studios in Chatham, by Bob Hiltz.

 Danielle was born in Chatham, but grew up in the Windsor music scene before moving to Vancouver in 2015.

 

Recording members:
Danielle Haslip – Vocals, guitar

Marc Haslip – Bass, piano, add. guitar, and harmonies on ‘Sunshine Dan’.

Tracks:
1. Consider It
2. Pancakes, No Heart Ache
3. Sunshine Dan
4. Take Me Home
5. Roaring Weekends
6. Souris, Sourire
7. Don’t Tell Me It’s Just Bad Luck
8. Rock Bowling

9. Children

CD Preview below:

Links:
* Youtube videos here.
* Soundcloud here.
* Bandcamp here.








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Biugek 2018 Release

April 1, 2018

Duo: Biugek
Release: WRK
Year: 2018
Genre: Experimental metal
Home: Toronto
From: Chatham-Kent (Grand Pointe/Pain Court)

Biugek Members
Joel Caron – Keyboard, Expression Pedal
Nigel Barylewicz – Drums

Chatham-Kent connection: Both guys live in Toronto, but grew up in Chatham-Kent, and both are Pain Court high school graduates. Joel & Nigel played locally in heavier bands before moving away. Each, amazingly musically talented on their own, are pushing their boundaries by joining together simply to experiment and move further into new ideas.

Tracks
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WRK1
2. WRK2
3. WRK3
4. WRK4
5. WRK5
6. WRK6
7. WRK7

Notes:
  “For the 2nd album by Toronto group Biugek, called WRK, the drums-and-keyboards duo go deeper inside their metallic and mathematical vortex. And go to work. They aren’t laying back into the jams here, this is full on running a tight ship experimental polyrthythmic metal – a palate of dry black-and-white shadows mechanically running off course, a puzzling mind within the mind. This is fucking sick and it keeps coming at you in the best way. Picture an eccentric machinist curious what the gears can do when pushed to the limit, before they pop and pull apart in a chopper whirl of tools and die, that second before it explodes, all that study for a firework flash of time. Where perfect left turns act as alleyway shortcut savvy, blueprint navigation theirs alone, laying the dynamite’s trail, with the smoke cloud’s tail, where unwinding and serpentine entanglements of traps and keys pummel, work the shadows, and tease utter deterioration. For that firecracker blaze in a powdered second, they go to work.” – Kevin Cahill, Rotational Review

Links
* Download/preview release at band camp here.
* Biugek youtube page here.
* Website here.
* Facebook here.

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Defame the Defamers

February 14, 2018

 

Artist: Defame the Defamers
Release: Defame the Defamers (Self Titled)
Year: 2018
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario, Canada
Genre: Metal/Rock.
Free album download here.

Member:
Shawn B.  – Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards & percussion.

Tracks
01. When Life Gets Hard Again
02. I’ll Make Mistakes
03. Happily Ever After
04. New Year’s Resolution
05. Best Friend
06. No Give Aways
07. Flying Spaghetti Monster
08. Divided in Unity
09. To Die For
10. Burning Bridges
11. Small Victory
12. Built To Win

Notes:
* Since 1991, Shawn has been releasing music and performing in bands including Saint Ends, Demo Kid, Dead Girls Union, The Janet Theory, The Mad & Foster Child.
* This is a free share demo and is not available for sale in any form.
* Written, performed recorded, produced, mix and mastered by Shawn B., except for drum tracks by noted drummers below.
Dave Grohl –  Drums on ‘I’ll Make Mistakes’. Chris Adler – Drums on ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’. Adam Carson – Drums on ‘Built To Win’. Cybernetics – Drums on ‘No Give Aways’.
* Notes: ‘Small Victory’ music written with Chuck Y. and Jesse V. (1997).
* Divided in Unity – Partial lyrics borrowed from Rob Johnston (The Mad). “Shoot the moon and let its pain rain down, into the common love train of clowns”.

Links:
* Download/preview the free album at Bandcamp here.
* Youtube video link here.

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Contact Zero Band

January 20, 2018

Band: Contact Zero
Year: 2018
Genre: 70’s 80’s 90’s rock cover band.
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Members:
Ron McGlaughlin
Herb Klausen
Augie DeMartinis
Jeff Emerson

Links:
Facebook link here.
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The Blurry Pickers 2016

January 12, 2018


Band: The Blurry Pickers
Release: Diary of a Grassman
Year: 2016
Home: Southern Ontario
Genre: Roots/Bluegrass

Chatham Connection: The Blurry Pickers include Chatham natives Blair Babcock, James Davies, Jeff English and Christy Muddle.

Band Members (Circa 2017)
Blair Babcock (bass/vocals)
James Davies (washboard)
Sara Edge (vocals)
Jeff English (guitar/vocals)
Todd Gillies (guitar/vocals)
D’Arcy Good (fiddle/vocals)
Christy Muddle (vocals)
Jeff Rothwell (mandolin/vocals)
(Members list collected from circa 2017. It may or may not reflect who was on these recordings, or in the band at the time of this recording)

Tracks:
1. I Won’t Again
2. Bentpath Trail
3. Flowers for You
4. You’ll Come Runnin’
5. Deeds I Done
6. In the Mourning
7. Mama’s Secret
8. The Death of Jebodiah Wilkes
9. Rise to the Glory
10. The Traveller
11. Don’t Bring Me My Flowers
12. Truth, Lies ‘n Whiskey

Links. 
* Reverbnation here.
* Facebook here.
Download this release at Bandcamp here.
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The Blurry Pickers 2011

January 12, 2018

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Band: The Blurry Pickers
Release: Songs of the Billyneck Redhills
Year: 2011
Home: Southern Ontario
Genre: Roots/Bluegrass

Chatham Connection: The Blurry Pickers include Chatham natives Blair Babcock, James Davies, Jeff English and Christy Muddle.

Band Members (Circa 2017)
Blair Babcock (bass/vocals)
James Davies (washboard)
Sara Edge (vocals)
Jeff English (guitar/vocals)
Todd Gillies (guitar/vocals)
D’Arcy Good (fiddle/vocals)
Christy Muddle (vocals)
Jeff Rothwell (mandolin/vocals)
(Members list collected from circa 2017. It may or may not reflect who was on these recordings, or in the band at the time of this recording)

Tracks:
01. Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind
02. Honeysuckle Baby
03. Fairlee Well
04. In the Hills of Ol’ Kentucky
05. Hobo’s Romance
06. A Long Way from Home
07. Lonesome Maggie
08. On a Bended Knee
09. 18 Wheels on the Highway
10. When I Lay these Burdens Down
11. Blurry-Eyed John
12. Jamland

Links.
* Reverbnation here.
Facebook here.
* Itunes download here.
* Spotify here.
* CDBABY download here.
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Winterline Bluegrass 2018

January 12, 2018

Band: Winterline Bluegrass
Year: 2018
Genre: Covers, Bluegrass.
Home: Grand Pointe, Ontario

Members:
Gabe Gagnon – Guitar and Vocals
Joyce Gagnon – Mandolin and Vocals
Ron Jubenville – Banjo and Vocals
Bernie Caron – Mandolin, Violin and Vocals
Ken Robichaud – Dobro
Jared Lozon – Upright Bass

Notes: Taking their name from the main street of their hamlet, Winterline plays a selection of old and new favorites.
The group does everything from the Beatles to Bill Monroe, from Miranda Lambert to Rhonda Vincent, so they have something for the young and the old.

For bookings or information contact:
Ron Jubenville: 519-436-7057

Links:
* Youtube here.
* Facebook here.
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Dore Mear Beon 2017 Release

August 13, 2017

Artist: Dore Mear Beon
Release: A Commending Paean for the Forgotten Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Year: 2017
Genre: Rock (instrumental, math rock)
Home: (Chatham-Kent) Tupperville.

Members:
Andrew Sagriff

Notes:
Music project written and produced by Andrew Sagriff.
Mixed by Kyle Ashbourne.
Mastered by Dan Brodbeck.
Group vocals on “Cygnus” performed by Brady Smith, Chase Henry and Ryan Northcott, Lyrics contributed by Chris Walters.

Tracks:
01. Relations: Pulsation
02. Relations: Luminosity
03. Thu Gine
04. Harvard Computers
05. Cygnus
06. Delta Cephei
07. Red Shift
08. Island Universe
09. Magellanic Clouds
10.  Mo Iosal 07:24

Links: (Download/Preview release at band camp link below)
* Bandcamp here.
* Youtube here.
* Facebook here.
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Aberdeen Hotel Chatham 1915

April 11, 2017

Venue: Aberdeen Hotel
Year: 1915
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Closed: Circa 1996.
Address: 1 Grand Ave.

Info based on the article:
Aberdeen Hotel has a long history of serving liquid hospitality
Posted by Chatham This Week 2016/07/11. By: John Rhodes.

* Before becoming known as the Aberdeen Hotel, it had spent 40 plus years known as the McNaughton Tavern.
* It can be traced back to the late 1840s – early 1850s. Known most for selling Whiskey than renting rooms.

During the 1970’s, Country music was huge, and the Aberdeen was a popular venue featuring live music most days of the week. During the 80’s, it became a hot spot for live hard Rock & Roll. Through it’s final years (1990-1996), it had began to show its age.
As of  today (April 2017), The building still stands, being used a storage space for Western Equipment.

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Aberdeen 2016, now used as storage space

 

Picture Source: Bechard family. (Calixte Bechard owned it for many decades).
The picture is from a postcard produced for the hotel, which I estimate to have been created between 1910 and 1920. John Rhodes.
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Aberdeen Hotel 1971 Chatham

April 11, 2017

Venue: Aberdeen Hotel
Year: 1971
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Closed: Circa 1996.
Address: 1 Grand ave.

Notes:

1970’s – Chatham was home to a strong music scene with bands performing at least six nights a week at the Aberdeen. Musicians from all over Ontario join the strong Union in this city. Times are good. Country music rules the day & the Aberdeen is a bar highly respected in the music community. Touring acts from around the world played here when they crossed Ontario.

1980’s – Glam rock takes over. The bar grows rough edges but continues to thrive and becomes a legendary party venue on the touring scene. It can be safely said that no bar may hold more good rock & roll stories than our little watering hole here in Chatham.

1990’s – Live entertainment dwindles down to just three nights a week. By the late 1990’s, the live music bar scene fades & Al & George decide to sell the venue & move. The Aberdeen becomes a storage warehouse for a local business. It still stands today (2011) in all its run down glory. The glory days are over, but the stories will never be forgotten. It was simply Chatham’s most legendary bar.

* The Aberdeens final “weekend” of live bands included Nerve, Never, Square Root Of Margaret & The Janet Theory/Foster Child.

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Conjure

April 11, 2017

Band: Conjure
Year: 2015
Formed: Aug. 2013.
Genre: Metal
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Brienne Boucher – Vocals
Foster Zoldy – Percussion/Vocals
Michael Lindsay – Guitar
Nicholas Grand – Bass/Vocals
Brent Skipper – Guitar

Notes: In Feb. 2015, Conjure released two studio tracks on bandcamp.com.

Tracks:
01. Burn her, Kill Her
02. Homicide Billy

Band photo by: Angela Speller Photography
Recorded at: xxii22 studios in Windsor, Ontario by Erik Gurney.

Links:
* Facebook here.
* Bandcamp link here.
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Open Mic Night Every Thursday

March 1, 2017

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Open Mic night (Floorz Yourz)
Where: Elephant’s Nest
When: 10-2am, Every Thursday night.
City: Chatham Ontario.
Hosted by: frank e fitz
Started in Oct. 2016.

Come jam at open mic. Bring your voice, guitar, keyboard, whatever you need to get up and perform a few tunes.

History: Open mic night had been held at the Nest on Tuesday nights for many many years, hosted by Julie Ross. For most of 2016, the weekly event was on pause, but is now back with a new host known as Frank E. Fitz. 
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The Rankin in Chatham Ontario

November 27, 2016

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Venue: Rankin House/Hotel
City: Chatham Ontario Canada.
Address: 182 King Street West.
Existed: 1852-1999

Rankin History Notes:
* It was one of the oldest buildings in Chatham.
* Most of the Social, political & business life in the 19th century revolved around the Rankin Hotel & It’s bar.
* The Rankin Hotel was built in 1852 by Colonel Arthur Rankin (Born in Montreal, 1816).
* The Colonel was the first private owner of Bob-Lo Island, having in 1874 used his connections and bought the whole island from the Government for $40.
* 1861 – Colonel Rankin sold the building to the Bank of Upper Canada for $10,000. The Bank then sold it.
* It was turned into a hotel in 1862, retaining the name Rankin.
* The Rankin Hotel was known as the finest hotel in Western Canada (As our area was called then).
* Juring this early era, it was strictly a male preserve.
* The Rankin was the first stop for travellers, for decades.
* In 1875, iron balconies on the second floor were built, and on festive occasions bands would play.
* In 1903, John Pleasance bought the rankin from William Peck for $14, 500. (Note, previously, the Rankin has passed ownership through many many hands.) The family ran it for more than 60 years.
* In 1906, there were 13 licensed hotels in Chatham, but prohibition was in the near future.
* Circa 1970/80’s, it was common for bands to perform while strippers did their act. This no longer happens due to cost. Dj’s are hired to simply hit play on pre-recorded music.
* Became Spanky’s in the late 1990’s. The building had burnt to the ground in 1999. A new building was built, and it carried on as Spanky’s, an adult entertainment venue.
(Note: it is still going as of 2016, the time of this entry)

Sources:
* Robert S. Mitchell ( Kent Historical Society)
* Note source: http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/CKPL/CKPL0026739141T.PDF
* Chatham Museum.

Links:
Spanky’s website here.
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Unity 2016

November 13, 2016

Band: Unity
Year: 2016
Genre: Cover band: Christian/Gospel/Country/50’s 60’s 70’s Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
Marc Caron
John Couture
Dean Robert
Brian Benoot
Rosaire Emery

Notes:
It all began in 1998 with 3 people who had met on men’s retreat weekend. They first got together to provide music ministry for a wedding ceremony.

They provide music ministry for wedding ceremonies and church services. They also entertain at family celebrations, church and community socials, fundraisers, local fairs, community events and dances, and the homes for the elderly.

A portion of entertainment and ministry proceeds is distributed to needy causes such as clean drinking water, mission feeding and housing for the poor and other individual needy situations.

Links:
* Website here.
* Facebook link here.

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Elyse Weinberg Greasepaint Smile

October 30, 2016

Artist: Elyse Weinberg
Release: Greasepaint Smile
Year: 1972
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Home town: Chatham Ontario
Recording date: 1969

Note:
* She released her first album “Elyse” in 1969 on Tetragammaton T 117 (USA) / Polydor (Canada). This label was the same label that released the first four Deep Purple albums as well as Carol Burnett. The album reached #31 on Billboard
* Elyse goes by the name Cori Bishop.
* She had recorded this album, but Tetragammaton went belly up so it was never released.
* She then recorded the album “Wildfire” with Neil Young on the Asylum label, but it too was never released.
* In 2001, “Elyse” was re-issued on CD on Orange Twin OT-001 and contains the bonus track “Houses”, from the unreleased album Wildfire, which featured Neil Young on guitar.

Tracks:
01. What You Call It (2:58)
02. City of the Angels (3:28)
03. Houses (3:36)
04. It’s Alright to Linger (2:47)
05. Collection Bureau (4:46)
06. Gospel Ship (2:28)
07. Nicodemus (4:06)
08. My My My (5:02)
09. Your Place or Mine (2:47)
10. Greasepaint Smile (3:37)
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Links:
* Download @ iTunes here.
* Download @ amazon here.
* Elyse (Coeri Bishop) website here.
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Jessica Allossery 2012 Apple of my Eye

October 21, 2016

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Artist: Jessica Allossery
Release: Apple of my Eye
Year: 2012
Genre: Pop
From: Home: Chatham-Kent (Kent Bridge)
Resides: London Ontario.

Tracks:
1. Let my Heart Out
2. Apple of my Eye
3. Ugly Duckling
4. Goodmorning Sun
5. Music Makes the World Go ‘Round
6. Little Love
7. Away We Go
8. Dancing in the Great Divine
9. An Old Love Song
10. King of the Land

Previous Release:
2010: Learn (4 song EP)
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Links:
* Website here.
* iTunes download here.
* Bandcamp link here.

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The Plainsmen Circa 1974

September 23, 2016
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The Plainsmen, Circa 1974

Band: The Plainsmen
Home: Chatham Ontario
Circa: 1974
Genre: Country/rock covers.

Members:
(Left to right in photo)
Gary Lecoq – bass
Ken Souligny – lead singer
Lew Culver – drums
Gary Mortier – Guitar (not in pic)

Notes: The Plainsmen started in the Aberdeen Hotel around 1972. Lew quite playing around 1976 and the band continued on for roughly two to three more years before folding.
They began as the house band at the Aberdeen and finished at the Tecumseh Hotel.

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Van Doxslater 2016

September 3, 2016

Band: Van Doxslater
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2016
Genre: Rock cover band

Members (3):
N/A

Links:
Facebook link here.
Youtube link here.

* Watch the preview below.

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ConVINCEing

September 2, 2016

Artist: conVINCEing
What: Solo Acoustic Act
Home: Chatham Ontario, Canada.
Genre: 80’s, Classic Rock, Pop & Country covers.
Year: 2016
Formed: May 2016

Members:
Vince Stall – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar.

Notes: You can catch Vince live in Chatham at such venues as The Elephant’s Nest, Frendz, The Galley Grille Pub (Erieau), The Links of Kent, & Eau Buoys (Erieau)

Website:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/conVINCEing6/

Email:
vincestall@live.com

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Aberdeen Reunion 2016 Chatham

April 5, 2016

 

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Reunion Pics

Note: For info on the 2017 Aberdeen Reunion, Click here

The Official tribute to Chatham’s legendary Rock Bar, the Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Reunion
* Sat. August 13th, 2016
* At Bar Out Back, Chatham (Behind Swiss Chalet)
* 160 Keil Drive South, Chatham, Ontario.
* The event sold out.
* View above pic in original large size here.

* The show began at 8pm to a full house. Some of the bands on the bill were reuniting for the first time in years. Lyra reunited for the first time in 28 years and played flawlessly. Beggar’s Opera, Foster Child, & Electric Voodoo all shared in their respective reunions. The Aberdeen had closed 20 years ago this year.

* Highlights included the people who attended. It was a love fest of a true nature, in that all that attended, were attendee’s from back in the day. Many people signed the huge Aberdeen reunion sign, which can be seen at Bar Out Back, in Chatham.

Live Entertainment
Electric Voodoo (Reunion) (1-2AM)
The Smash Tones (10:30-12:30PM)
Lyra (Reunion) (9-10PM)
Foster Child & Beggars Opera (8-9PM)

* Watch the video below.

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Old Town Soul 2016

March 22, 2016

 

Band: Old Town Soul
Release: When It Rains
Date: 2016 (March 21)
From: Chatham-Kent
Genre: blues, soul, rock

Members:
Jordan Ginty – Guitar/Vocals
Matt Broadbent – Bass
Mark Lodweegen – Keys
Jerad Sterling / Jordan Ginty – Drums
Jen Ginty – Vocals

Notes: In 2019, Old Town Soul would release another original called ‘Have You’.
Video link here: https://youtu.be/VrpVguU7Kg4

Tracks:
1. Can’t Leave You Alone 04:17
2. Your Gone 03:58
3. Coming Home 03:19
4. The Front 03:41
5. Bitter 03:28
6. What I Got 03:41
7. When It Rains 03:24

Links:
* Download/Preview Digital album here.
* Facebook here.
* Youtube link here.
* Watch the CD Preview here.

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Honest Palate 2016

January 15, 2016

Artists: Honest Palate
Demo: Toxic Love
Year: 2016 (Jan 14)
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Acoustic Indie
(Above picture: Carter & Stacy)

Tracks:
1. Dance With Me
2. Little Did You Know
3. Ruined
4. You Make Me Sing
5. Run Run
6. I Want You

Musicians:
Stacy Zuidema – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar:
Carter Kniffen – Lead Guitar/Rhythm.
Julie Ross – Back-up Vocals.
Josh Hinch – Bass on Ruined, & Little did you know .
Bren Dube – Bass on Run Run.

Links
* http://honestpalate.bandcamp.com/album/toxic-love
* Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lolcrazygirlSD/videos

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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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Lee Resistant – 2015 – Standing Down The Waves

November 14, 2015

Artist: Lee Resistant
Release: Standing Down The Waves
Date: Feb. 19th, 2015
Home: Chatham, Ontario
Genre: Acoustic Punk

Tracks:
01. I Belong To England
02. Just Live
03. Exes & Oh’s
04. Song For Rose

Notes:  Live, Lee is often joined by Keegan Slydes at the Elephant’s Nest in Chatham, performing punk rock covers.
Lee is also the bass player for local hardcore band ‘Hundred Proof’, & Guitar/vocals for ‘The Rucks’ when they were around.

Links:
* Band Camp: http://leeresistant.bandcamp.com/album/standing-down-the-waves

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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

* Watch the CD preview below.

Links:
* Preview/download Album here.
* iTunes download link here.

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

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Stereobox 2015

September 20, 2015

Band: Stereobox
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Rock/classic cover band
Year: 2015

Members:
Jordan Roy – Guitar/Vocals
Adam Kubica – Drums
Philip Smith – Bass/Vocals

Notes: What began as a two piece band a few years back, has merged into a full three piece with the addition of Philip (The Grave Misunderstanding, Geomance, Time Is A Hymn)

Covers sample:
Bob Segar, Black Keys, Mumford & Son, Kings of Leon, Moody Blues, Radio Head, Train, Our Lady Peace, Christina Perry, Foo Fighters, Walk On The Moon, Luminiers, Katy Perry, Rihanna
David Guetta, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones, and MANY more.

Links:
* https://www.facebook.com/Stereoboxck
* http://www.stereobox.ca/

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The Tyranny – 2015

September 18, 2015

Tyranny released two demos in 2015.  Here they are.

Artist: The Tyranny
Release: Far From Ok
Year: 2015
Genre: Punk
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario

Members: Josh Gyssels

Tracks:
1.The Purge 01:52
2.Sco-Chi Sue Bean (Re-Mastered) 03:20
3.Gwen 01:03
4.Mr.Haks Birthday Show 01:03
5.MAMA SUE 01:22
6.FORD MANNER 01:43
7.Im NOT Rocks 03:47
8.Dream for Me (within Colour) 01:32
9.Pepsi-cola 01:51
10.C51 (Must be Dumb) 01:34

Website: here.
Video Links: here.

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Band: The Tyranny
Release: Generation X’ed
Year: 2015 (Dec)
Genre: Punk
Home: Chatham On. Canada.

Josh Gyssels – Drums,vocals,Guitar,bass, Organ.

Tracks
1. Mediocre Poet
2. $10=12hrs
3. Monkey Trouble (WFF)
4. CHOCOLATE CAKE REVOLUTION
5. A DAY IN COURT
6. The Way I Smell..
7. Stones Throw away
8. X’mas Has Been X’ed (Cover)

Link to preview/download here.

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Friends Reunion Band 2015

September 18, 2015
Friends Band 2015

Friends Band 2015

Band: Friends
Year: 2015
Formed: Feb. 1974.
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Covers (Rock,Jazz,Funk)
Contact: N/A

The very popular 70’s local band ‘Friends’ have recently reunited.

Send info & pics to email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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