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Rick Neufeld Music 2013

September 9, 2013

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Artist: Rick Neufeld
Band: Pink Floyd Niagra (Tribute band)
Instruments: Vocals/Electric/Acoustic Guitars/Electronic Drums 
Local connection: Lived in Wallaceburg for many years playing in bands & running a recording studio there.

Bio:
Rick was born November 21, 1958. He grew up on a quaint greenhouse farm in Leamington, Ontario where he built his first drum set out of fertilizer barrels and plastic tablecloths at the age of 13. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Run Through The Jungle” was the first song he played on his innovative “kit”.

Rick’s career in music has included stints in many bands. From ’74 to ’79, he was the drummer and vocalist in Fortress. Rick had the same duties in Spectrum from ’80 to ’85. In ‘86, Rick had the lead vocal responsibilities in Centryx. Shoot First was Rick’s next band, doing drums and lead vocals from ’87 to ’89. He performed both drums and lead vocals from ’90 to ’92 with The Skinny Pigs. During the period of ’92 to ’02, Rick played a solo act; and did some lead vocals and rhythm guitar with Leave It To Beaver.

Spectrum was Rick’s next stop, from ’02 to ’07, taking on acoustic guitar and vocal positions in that group. From 1985 to 2000, Rick performed on and wrote for the following albums: Dr. Gloom 1; Dr. Gloom 2; Mercy Me; Zeus and Apollo; Sky Music; Zeus and Apollo Oracles; and Laid Back Leftovers.

Throughout this time, Rick also had an independent sound and lighting company and numerous demo-recording studios. He has teamed up once again with recording college colleagues Greg Johns and Larry Swiercz (both from Spectrum), and former band mate Rob Wells, also an alumnus of Spectrum to perform with Pink Floyd Niagara as rhythm guitarist, percussionist and vocalist.

Notes:
Discography
Rick Neufeld – 1993 – Mercy Me
Zeus ‘N’ Apollo – 1997 – Sky Music

Link: http://www.pinkfloydniagara.com/

(Editors Note: Rick recorded our very first demo for Foster Child in 1991 at his garage studio in Wallaceburg. A great guy to meet & I am sure a few locals are wondering what Rick is up to since moving away. Well, he is still very involved in music. best wishes to him.)

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Zeus N Apollo 1997

May 9, 2010

Duo: Zeus ‘N’ Apollo
Release: Sky Music (CD)
Year: 1997
Genre: Spoken Word
Home: Wallaceburg Ontario

Members:
Rick Neufeld
Jon-Erik Kroon

Liner Notes:
A long time ago….
In a studio far, far away, the musical talents of Rick Neufeld and the visual eye candy of Jon-Erik Kroon wove together… thus Zeus ‘N’ Apollo were born.
The catalyst for this album was to bring Visual Art and spoken words from an artist’s journal into a multi-talented musician’s studio, to experiment with the idea of concept music. The result of this recording proved to be “eye opening” in the sense that you, the listener, now becomes ‘THE ARTIST’ within your imagination.

Tracks:
Visual Revelation, What a Weird Trip, Sky Music, New World order, House of Species, Temple TV.

Credits:
Recorded on digital 8 track.
Engineered by: Rick Neufeld
Artwork by: Jon-Erik Kroon
Photo Credits: Cairenn Russelo

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Rick Neufeld – Mercy Me (1993)

May 5, 2009

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Artist : Rick Neufeld
Home : Wallaceburg Ontario Canada

Release Title : Mercy Me 
Music Style : Rock.Blues/Roots
Date : 1993

Musicians :
Rick Neufeld along with a long list of friends over the years.
Recording credits –
by Rick Neufeld  @ Nuefelds Place,on 8 track.
Keyboard production – Larry Swiercz

The Scoop : This is Rick’s first demo which is a collection of material he has recorded, produced, & engineered in his home studio over the years. Rick is one of Wallaceburgs elite ‘all around’ musicians. He has recorded several bands over the years, does live sound, & performs solo & off & on with bands.  Taken his down to earth nature, he easily blazes through a CD that is superb in execution.

Track Listing.
1. Livin’ In The Night 2. Don’t Be A Dink 3. Blue Jeans 4. In My Shoes 5. The Peanuts 6. Sittin’ At Home 7. Wind And Rain 8. Mercy Me

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Foster Child – First Demo (1991)

May 4, 2009

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Artist: Foster Child
Home: Chatham Ontario
Release: Memories Of Tomorrow (Cassette)
Year Formed: 1991

Musicians
Shawn Beaulieu – Vocals, Guitar
Jesse Verleye – Bass, Backing Vocals
Chad Kobylka – Guitars
Chuck Young – Drums

Tracks
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lifeless expressions
02 in the real world
03 dark room dream
04 once a slave
05 alien breed
06 gift of life
07 open future
08 colour my world
09 more of you
10 the final chapter
11 peter and the wolf (Bonus track)

The Scoop
      This is the first of 2 demos for the band. At the ages of 15-17, this band surprised the scene by being extremely tight, fast, & different from everything else going on locally.
The demo was recorded in 1 day by Rick Neufeld (Wallaceburg). The band found themselves playing all over Ontario & often having to leave the venue after their sets because they were way to young to be inside the clubs they were playing.
This was the beginning of a writing team of Shawn & Jesse who later played together in the Janet Theory, Dead Girls Union, Demo Kid, Infinite Arms & Saint Ends. Chuck also played in all these bands, except the home demo sessions for Demo Kid.

Before the release of the pink tape demo, they recorded a three song demo that was never released. This recording had Simon Coleman on drums.

Released on cassette only. Recorded September 16-18 1991.

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