Posts Tagged ‘wallaceburg’

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Jeff Black Acoustic Performer

October 30, 2019
Artist: Jeff Black
Genre: Acoustic solo act
Year: 2019
Home: Wallaceburg (Chatham-Kent)

Notes: Jeff performs all over Ontario as a solo acoustic act, duo’s & trio’s. Jeff also plays guitar & bass in various bands around Southern Ontario.

Recent bands include: Tanya Marie Harris, Front Porch Symphony (Duo), & Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain.

 

Links:
* Facebook link here.




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Castle – Deal Thy Fate

December 17, 2018

 

 

 

Band: Castle
Release: Deal Thy Fate
Year: 2018
Genre: Doom Metal
Home: Mojave Desert location of Joshua Tree, CA,
Formed: 2009

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 later moved to San Francisco & is now having a good time with Castle.

Members:
Liz Blackwell – Vocals, Bass
Mat Davis – Guitar
Chase Manhattan – Drums.

Tracks:
1. Can’t Escape The Evil
2. Skull In The Woods
3. Prelude
4. Hexenring
5. Wait For Dark
6. Deal Thy Fate
7. Haunted
8. Red Phantom
9. Firewind

Watch the album preview below

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Castle Links:
* Website here.
* Facebook here.
* Youtube here.
* Instagram here.

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Craig James Laur 2016 Transit Love

October 2, 2016

Artist: Craig James Laur
Release: Transit Love
Year: 2016 (March)
Genre: Acoustic pop
From: Wallaceburg (Chatham-Kent)
Resides: Toronto

Former bands: ForClosure, Creek Street Sessions and more.

Tracks:
1 Intro
2 Tiny Piece of Paper
3 Alright
4 Fall
5 Whittle Down
6 Call Me Your Baby
7 Between Us
8 Transit Love
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* Watch the preview below.

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Links:
* iTunes download link here.
* Website link here.
* Twitter link 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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Twang Bastards Band 2014

January 5, 2014

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Band: Twang Bastards
Year: 2014
Genre: Country & Rock Cover Band
Home: Chatham/Wallaceburg/Sarnia

Members:
Jeff Black – Bass & Vocals (Wallaceburg)
Tony Bandoni – Guitar (Sarnia)
Shawn Tasker – Drums (Chatham)

Covers include A.Jackson, ZZ Top, Conway Twitty, Cars, Allman Brothers, Brad Paisley, CCR, Black Sabbath, Dio, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Keith Urban, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, Waylon Jennings, Poison & many more.

Visit their website here.

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Panda Circa 1977

September 9, 2013

Band: Panda
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Circa: 1977
Genre: Rock

Promo band pic above:
(From left to right)
Ron Chistian
Lou Osterhoff
Guy Shields
Gary Travis
Dana Cross
Ken Millson (sitting)

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Ralph Murphy 1970

August 10, 2013

Name: Ralph Murphy
Year: 1970
Raised: (Chatham-Kent) Wallaceburg
Position: Performer, producer, song writer, & publisher.

Amongst many other projects, roles, & duties, highlights for Ralph Murphy this year include:
1970 – Wrote for Smokey Circles – Smokey Circles. LP, Album· UK
1970 – Ralph wrote song #1 of the Brotherhood Of Man release. Album: United We Stand.

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Bob Jacks Big Band

May 30, 2013
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Band: Bob Jacks Orchestra
Year: 1949
Genre: Big Band
Home: Chatham
Based: Wallaceburg
Photo: Bob Jacks Orchestra at Primrose Gardens in Wallaceburg, 1949

Notes: Bob Jacks, piano; Margaret Lashmore and Helen Chaika, vocals; John ‘Corky’ DuChene, John Hutchinson, Bert Trampleasure, Dave Forsyth, John Dugit, saxes; ‘Curly’ King, drums; Murray Carr, Gord Hazzard, Lyle, Stratton, trumpets; Bob Mann, trombone.

Jacks’ first orchestra was formed in 1935 while he was still a student at Chatham Collegiate Institute. The seven-piece band included three saxophones, one trumpet, a string bass, a guitar and Jacks himself on piano. Lake Erie locations such as the Erie Beach Dance Pavilion and Rondeau Park as well as dances in Chatham were some of the first entries in Jacks’ engagement book. By the summer of 1937 the orchestra had landed weekend contract at Erie Beach. But, the following year, Jacks’ Chatham-based music interest and his employment based in Wallaceburg led to the breakup of the band. A group of avid young Wallaceburg musicians, eagerly trying to create a dance band, invited Jacks to join in with them. Jacks took over the piano work and soon fronted the band. From then on, the Bob Jacks Orchestra became a Wallaceburg fixture. Beginning in 1941, the band played at Primrose Gardens and remained there, steadily, for more than a decade.
An accomplished pianist, Jacks gained a reputation as the orchestra leader with the ‘big band sound’. Word soon spread and crowds of dancers came from the surrounding communities and rural areas of Kent County. Eventually Jacks was playing for the Primrose crowd three nights a week. Over the course of nearly two decades more than 50 musicians and 12 vocalists had been associated with the band.
During my term with Bob Jacks Orchestra members included (saxes) John ‘Corky’ DuChene, John Hutchinson, Bert Trampleasure, Dave Forsyth and John Dugit; (trumpets) Murray Carr, Gord Hazzard and Lyle Stratton; (trombone) Bob Mann; (drums) Curly King; (vocalists) Margaret Lashmore and Helen Chaika —and, of course, Bob Jacks on piano. Chuck Ross and Doug Wickens occasionally played the string bass in turn. Pete Mitchell sat in on many dances for drummer Curly King, and Tommy Platt played tenor sax in the band when he was in town.

In addition to the regular dance schedule at Primrose Gardens, Bob Jacks occasionally booked the band for out-of-town engagements — sometimes renting a bus for the trip. One very special ‘road trip’ took the band to a recording studio in Chatham where the Bob Jacks Trio, consisting of Marg and Dorothy Lashmore and Helen Chaika recorded two numbers — Bless You and Sentimental Journey. Another Chatham appearance was at the well-known radio station, CFCO where the orchestra participated in a special wartime music program. Some of the band’s out-of-town engagements included various Kent County High School and collegiate formal dances, Blenheim and Ridgetown High Schools, the Rondeau Park Dance Pavilion and Erie Beach. Although the majority of Jacks’ road trips were within Kent County, they provided the Bob Jacks Orchestra important exposure in building its reputation as the ‘local orchestra with the Big Band sound’.

In 1953 when the crowds at Primrose Gardens in Wallaceburg thinned to the point of slim returns (for Bob Jacks Orchestra and the dance hall proprietor) dance nights were cut back to two a week, then one a week. Along with so many other Swing Era dance floors, Primrose Gardens went down fighting and finally the music went silent and the dance hall went dark. The Swing Era was over.

In 1969, a reunion brought many of the Bob Jacks alumni back to Primrose Gardens. A dance was organized and when the curtain opened on the stage the orchestra came out swinging with One O’Clock Jump — and ‘the crowd went wild’! For the rest of the evening Primrose Gardens took a sentimental journey back in time. During intermission Jacks remained at the piano — as he usually did during his years at Primrose — and continued to play many of the old favorites. The air in the dancehall was heavy with nostalgia as admirers gathered around the bandstand to watch and listen to Bob Jacks and his veteran musicians do what they loved so dearly and performed so masterfully.
The 1969 reunion provided a brief comeback for the Bob Jacks Orchestra, Primrose Gardens, the dancers and admirers — but, when the final set for the evening was announced, everyone knew, with heavy heart, that the last dance number would be Good Night Sweetheart.

Acknowledgments
Research and background information: Bob Quick (The Pastels), Alan Mann (Mann Historical Records), Bill Crozier, Time Life Records, Kingsville Gosfield Heritage Society

Source: http://www.wildwoodwv.com/john_hutchinson/audio.html
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Just Friends 1977

October 7, 2012

 

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Band: Just Friends
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1976 – 1978 (Picture taken 1977)
Style: Country & Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Rob Segaert – Rhythm & Vocals
Judy – Drums & Vocals
Bob McIntyre – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Notes: Aggie Murphy and friend Judy Vandersea formed the band in 1976. The band played at local bars and went on the road for a period of time. In 1978, Rob Segaert and Aggie Murphy went on to form another band with George Segaert. Bob McIntyre continued to play on the road and played with some top-notch entertainers.

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The Relation

September 24, 2012

Band: Relation (The)
Year: 1979
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1978 – 1983 (Picture taken 1979)
Style: Country; 50’s 60’s, and Rock

Members: (From left to Right)
Rob Segaert – Drums & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Aggie Murphy – Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard
Jack Murphy – Bass Guitar

Notes: Brothers, George and Rob Segaert teamed up with aunt & uncle, Aggie Murphy and Jack Murphy, to form the band in late 1978. The group was well versed in all kinds of music and quite popular at local pubs as well as weddings and parties.

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2nd Nature

September 22, 2012

Band: 2nd Nature
Home: Wallaceburg
Circa: 1963 – 1978 (Picture taken 1967)
Style: Country; Pop; Polka

Members: (From left to Right)
George Segaert – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Armand Schepens – Cordovox
Rene Schepens – Saxophone
Gene Schepens – Drums

Notes: Armand Schepens formed the band in the late 50’s under the name “Moonlighters”. The band at that time consisted of Armand Schepens, Rene Schepens, John Kazook (drummer) and Jack Murphy (Rhythm Guitar). George Segaert and Gene Schepens joined the group in 1963 when the band became “2nd Nature”.

Prior to 1963, George Segaert played with a group called “The Mondells” of which was formed with high school buddies, Steve VanMeenen on rhythm guitar, Dave Carroll on bass and Cliff Roy on drums, playing at high school dances, special events, etc.
2nd Nature played at local venues, such as The Chec Hall in Dresden, CBD Club Wallaceburg; Kent Belgium Dutch Club in Chatham; Moose Hall Blenheim. This was the era of live music and the band played for numerous Weddings and parties. The band played up until 1978 when George Segaert joined up with brother Rob to form the band “The Relation”.

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Just Country Boys

September 5, 2012

Band: “Just Country Boys”
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2012
Formed: 2008
Style: Country & 50s, 60’s

Members:
Larry Flynn – Rhythm & Vocals
Allan Flynn – Bass & Vocals
George Segaert – Lead Guiitar
Jim Deyo – Steel Guitar
Carl – Drums (2008 – 2010)
Len Lucier – Drums (2010)

Notes: Larry Flynn and son Allan Flynn contacted old friends George Segaert and Jim Deyo to join the group in late 2008. They started playing at parties and a few bars and decided to try a Sunday Jamboree at the Moose Hall in Wallaceburg. It was quite successful and the group today still enjoys playing a Jamboree at Branch 628 Legion in Chatham. Regulars such as Vic & Betty Tetreault, Mike & Melanie Shepley, Richard Tetreault and Ivan Firlotte can be enjoyed as well as many other local talents.

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Craig James Laur Music 2011

December 12, 2011

Artist: Craig James Laur
Year: 2011
Genre: Acoustic, Singer/ song writer
Home: Chatham-Kent (Wallaceburg)
Resides: Toronto
Former bands: ForClosure, Creek Street Sessions and more

Craig James Laur has been playing music for almost 10years. In his early days as a musician he was the front man for Wallaceburg band For Closure. The modern rock band was a local success playing covers and originals. More recently he was the front man for Wallaceburg local band Creekst.sessions. The blues rock band was also a local success playing covers and originals. The local radio station showcases the talent of both bands on a regular basis. In search of new opportunity, Craig is now recently a part of the Toronto music scene. Him and Kurt Dickson, a good friend and talented drummer, are an acoustic duo playing regular gigs at venues like “The Rose and Crown” and “Sheesha Lounge and Coffee House.” Though Craig still enjoys playing covers, he is expanding as a song writer and has many new original songs. The duo are still in search of a Toronto-based bass player, as they have booked steady gigs as a full band and are looking forward to starting a successful trio.

You Tube  link here.
Reverb Nation Link here.

Watch his video below in the comments section (while available)

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Daybreak CD Wallaceburg Band

May 18, 2011

Band: Daybreak
Release: When Heaven and Hell Collide
Year: 2011
Genre: Rock
Home: Wallaceburg

Members:
Eric Badder – Lead Guitar/Back vox
Chris Driessens – Bass Guitar/Back vox
Todd Elliott – Drums/Percussion
Danny Owens – Vocals/Rhythm guitar

Preview and buy the CD online here.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/daybreak3

Visit them online @ http://www.myspace.com/wearedaybreak

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The Weekenders

August 21, 2010

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Band: The Weekenders
Year: 2006
Formed: 2001
Genre: ’50’s and ’60’s covers.
Home: Chatham, Wallaceburg

Members:
Tim Nishimura
– Bass, guitar, vocals
Jeff Vercauteren – Guitar, vocals
Jeff Emerson – Lead Guitar, vocals
Matt Daudlin – Sax
Grayling Church – Drums, vocals

Scott Gallowayplayed keyboards for the band in the earlier years of the band.

Watch videos of the band in the comment box below.
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Erasmus Huntington

August 14, 2010

Song Writer: Erasmus Huntington (E.S.S.)
Year: 1907
Home: Wallaceburg On.

Best known for the song ‘I’m tying the leaves so they won’t come down’. The original melody was composed by Fred Helf and copyrighted in 1907. The song hit the charts becoming popular in Canada & the U.S.A. Byron G. Harlan recorded a version of this song in 1907.

Here are the lyrics to the song.

I’m Tying the Leaves So They Won’t Come Down
Playmates were they, girl and lad
She’s home today -lad feels sad
Doctor who calls…whispers low
“When the last autumn leaves fall, then she must go”.

Lad with a tear, climbs a tree
I’ll keep her here, murmurs he.
Big man blue sternly cries
“What are you doing there”?
Lad replies…

“I’m tying the leaves so they won’t come down,
So the wind won’t blow them away.
For the best little girl in the wide, wide world
Is lying ill today

Her young life must go when the last leaves fall
I’m fixing them fast so they’ll stay
I’m tying the leaves so they won’t come down
So Nellie won’t go away”.

Sad Mother grieves, day by day,
Watching the leaves, hears boy say,
“You mustn’t cry, for you see
I have tied all the leaves fast up in the tree”.

Doctor brings joy one glad day
Mother tells boy…Nellie will stay
Lad at girl’s side, cries with glee,
“That’s what I said one day in a tree”.

Anyone with info or pictures, please email:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Jeanne Gordon Opera Singer From Wallaceburg

July 22, 2010

Name: Jeanne Gordon (Ruby Jeanne Gordon)
Genre: Opera singer
Year: 1919
Home: Wallaceburg Ontario

Ruby “Jeanne” Gordon was an Canadian opera singer active during the early 1900s

Ruby got her big break in July 1919. She was called to New York and offered a three year Metropolitan Opera contract by Giulio Gatti-Casazza. Shortly after signing her contract she changed her name to “Jeanne” Gordon. Her debut performance was as Azucena in Il trovatore. In 1919 she created the roles of the Fairy and Mme Berlingot in L’oiseau bleu by Albert Wolff in its world premiere. She made guest appearances with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in 1928.

Recordings: Gordon recorded 78s for Columbia and Victor in the 1920s.

Above info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Gordon
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Her only teacher was Albert Ham, with whom she studied while attending Toronto’s Havergal College. As a girl she often sang before Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Married unhappily (1908) to Ralph K. Trix of Detroit, she nevertheless followed him to the USA, but left him in 1917 and began her career as a professional singer in New York.

In New York Gordon appeared at the Rialto Theatre, singing operatic ‘interludes’ as part of a variety program. These appearances led to a contract with the Creatore Grand Opera, and she made her debut 11 Dec 1918 in Brooklyn as Amneris in Aida. She toured with the Scotti Grand Opera the following spring and made a highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut 22 Nov 1919 as Azucena in Il Trovatore. She remained a principal contralto with that company for nine consecutive seasons, her repertoire consisting of two dozen roles (in French, Italian, German, and English), including Carmen, Dalila, Eboli in Don Carlo, Marina in Boris Godunov, Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, and several novelties. She also sang in the premieres of Albert Wolff’s L’Oiseau bleu and Henry Hadley’s Cleopatra’s Night. For virtually all of her opera roles she was coached by Wilfrid Pelletier. Maintaining an active concert schedule she sang in Montreal 11 Mar 1926 on an all-Canadian program under Pelletier with Edmund Burke, Florence Easton, and Edward Johnson and in Toronto 27 Jan 1927 with the National Chorus under Albert Ham. After guest appearances with the Monte Carlo Opera in 1928 in Europe, with the TSO during its 1929-30 season under Luigi von Kunits, and with the Toronto Promenade Orchestra in 1930 under Reginald Stewart (her last appearance), she suffered a mental collapse and was admitted to a Missouri sanatorium, where she remained until her death of a heart attack.

A tall and handsome woman with a magnetic personality and a true contralto voice of extraordinary range and richness, Gordon never quite fulfilled the promise evident in such notices as that published by Musical America after her 1921 Metropolitan appearance as Brangäne: ‘The most satisfactory all-round individual contribution to the performance was made by Jeanne Gordon whose lovely contralto and fine sense of pictorial and dramatic values received thrilling expression’.

She recorded nine single-sided 78s for Columbia (1920-2) and two in 1925 for Victor. All are listed in Roll Back the Years. In 1927 she appeared in a few Warner Brothers-Vitaphone shorts, singing operatic excerpts with Martinelli, Gigli, and others. She shares with Edward Johnson and Marie Louise Edvina a Rococo recording (No. 5254) of operatic arias.

Author James B. McPherson
Info from  http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca


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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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Ralph Murphy 2008 CD

April 17, 2010

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Artist: Ralph Murphy
Release: Self Titled
Year: 2008
Genre: Folk / Country
Raised: Wallaceburg Ontario
Resides: Nashville

Tracks:
01. Half the Way
02. Seeds
03. Passing Through
04. Star Born Every Minute
05. Wild Rose
06. Occasional Tear
07. Nobody’s Baby
08. That’s the Way a Good Time Goes
09. Old Brown Shoes
10. All Night Rain
11. Lonely Like the Rose
12. Dependable Love Song
13. The World’s Gone Flat
14. And I Miss You

Additional Credits for 2008:
* 2008 – Ralph vocal harmony credits. Performer: Crystal Gayle. Album: Cage the Songbird/Nobody Wants to Be Alone.

Click on video below to preview album

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Buy the release here or here.

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Guardsmen 1965

April 13, 2010

Duo: Guardsmen
Year: 1965
Genre: Folk
Raised: Wallaceburg Ontario

Members:
Ralph Murphy (Raised in Wallaceburg)
Jack Klaeysen

The duo began in 1964 as folk singers who also play the acoustic guitar & banjo.  Murphy, who was raised in Wallaceburg, left the community in 1965 to pursue a career in the music business and quite a career it’s been. He has earned a number of gold records for songwriting and producing and become one of the best-known people on the inside of the music industry.

Notes: 1965 – Ralph Murphy had his first UK Number One with ‘Call My Name’ recorded by James Royal. Back then Ralph was in a bunch of bands. He put out five albums as an artist. The last deal he had was just as Ralph Murphy solo, and that was 1974.

* At the start of the sixties, Murphy went to L.A., staying in Manhattan Beach and playing the coffeehouses down by the lighthouse.

* Murphy and his musical partner, Jack Klaeysen (a good guitarist from another school-days band) bought one-way tickets from New York and arrived in Liverpool on February 14, 1965. While on ship, they began playing in steerage. Word spread, and they were invited to first class. An agent named Collins heard them and gave them a referral to his brother, Joe Collins – an agent who initially managed the career of his daughter, Joan Collins – with a big agency in London. Murphy didn’t quite believe him – “I said, ‘Yeah, sure, pal,’ and stuck the card in my sock and kept playing for free drinks and carrying on with the actresses on board.”

*When they arrived in Liverpool, they looked for places to play and ended up at a club called the Birdcage.  One night, Gerry and the Pacemakers were present and one of the band members began to talk to them. “They said, ‘Hey, man, you guys are really good! What are you doing in Liverpool?’ We said, ‘Hey, this is where it’s at!’ ‘No, it’s not! There’s nothing here! You need to go to London!’”

*Within four months of arriving in London, they had a record deal. Their deal was with Tony Hatch, the already legendary producer and writer for Petula Clark, under his label Pye Records. While they were auditioning for Tony Hatch, “Roger Cook stumbled in and heard us playing and said, ‘You’re gonna sign them, right?’” That encounter was the start of a long and productive relationship between Murphy and Cook.

* Their first album, a folk effort, was as the Guardsmen. Their second album was pop, and they were renamed the Slade Brothers. They cut a couple of their own songs,and also cut a Roger Greenway/Roger Cook song called “What a Crazy Life” that became a hit in early 1966, when they first heard themselves on the radio on Radio Luxembourg.

*  In the fall of 1965, they signed a publishing deal with Mills Music, later Belwin Mills Publishing. Later that year, a song penned by Murphy and Klaeysen – “Call My Name” – was recorded by James Royal and became a hit. “It was earth-shaking, it was everything I wanted it to be. I was addicted,” recalls Murphy. “All I ever wanted to be was a stand-alone writer. I wanted to have everyone record my songs and I could sit and listen to them on the radio. I was
ready – bring it on!” The recording of that song also became the introduction for Murphy to another musical career – record producer.

*At that point, Murphy began getting work as a producer throughout town, including CBS, Decca, and Phillips.

Read More about Ralph here or his own page here.

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Objective Unknown 2010

April 6, 2010

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Band: Objective Unknown
Home: Wallaceburg Ontario
Genre: Rock
Style: Original music
Year: 2010

Members:
Cole Mills
– Rhythm guitar/keys/vocals
Dane Appleton – Lead guitar/lead vocals
Daryn Trainor – Bass/lead vocals
Hudson Cattoor – Drums.

The band had a recent line up change with drummers. They have posted a batch on new songs online that include: This is me, Away again, I think I like it, and Eventually.

Visit them online here.

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The Band FORCLOSURE

April 2, 2010

Band: FORCLOSURE
Genre: Rock
Year: 2010
Home: Wallaceburg (Chatham-Kent)
Formed: Summer of 2009

Members:
Craig Laur – L. vocals, rhythm guitar
Travis Laur – B. vocals, lead guitar
Travis Bernard – Drums
Shane Bernard – Bass guitar
Adam Routley – Keyboards

Visit them online at ‘myspace.com’ here:

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Texas Switch Band 2010

April 1, 2010

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Band:Texas Switch
Home: Wallaceburg (Chatham-Kent)
Genre: Reggae Ska Rock Metal
Year: 2010

Members:
Paul Malcolm – Lead vocals, Guitar
Levi Hyatt – B. vocals, Guitar
Jesse Reimer – Bassist
Kurt Dickson – Drummer

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Eye in Me 2005

February 11, 2010

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Band: Eye in me
Release: Space Invaders and private Investigators
Year: 2005
Genre: Punk Rock
Home: Wallaceburg

Members:
Matt GloverGuitar, Vocals
Patrick Richardson Vocals, Bass
Kurt DicksonDrums

Tracks:
01. Subculture demons
02. Shut it out
03. Life like that
04. Signals of distress
05. lonely projections
06. Preach
07. The problem
08. Sunday morning mulligans
09. State of the scene
10. Bar song
11. Space invaders and private investigators
12. blindfolded.

  • Watch/listen to  the preview below.

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Chatham Music Archive Article 2009

November 18, 2009

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‘BAND’ING Together
Posted By ELLWOOD SHREVE
Chatham Daily News Nov.14th 2009

If you have a favourite local band still playing or from when you were younger, try checking out the website www.chathammusicarchive.com created by Shawn Beaulieu.
In a short period of time, the 35-year-old Chatham resident has compiled an impressive amount of information on local bands and musicians, including photos and small biographies, which are listed by both name and year released.
Beaulieu began the project about four or five years ago as a blog, but since being laid off six months ago, he has been able to devote several hours a day to the website.
“All of a sudden it turned into more than a hobby and all of a sudden it got bigger and bigger,” Beaulieu said.
He has been a part of the local music scene as a member of the band Foster Child, which became the Janet Theory.
Beaulieu credits the help he has received from Jeff Mifflin, who works at Strings N’ Things and is the guitarist with The O’Hara Brothers band. He said Mifflin was able to access photos of several local bands that have been displayed at the local music store over the years. He also noted the members of the 1980s group Manpower, which have teamed up again this year, “got me into a lot of this.” Beaulieu said the website is getting the attention of several local musicians, past and present, noting people have been coming to him with information. Beaulieu is impressed with the wealth of musical talent and the wide range of genres that has come out of the Chatham-Kent area, and wanted a way to show that to the world.
He has done extensive research at the Chatham Public Library, gathering information dating back to 1889 with the formation of the Chatham City Band. There is plenty of interesting information on well-known older bands, including the Melody Ramblers, which once boasted current country music star Michelle Wright as its lead singer. When Wright left to pursue a solo career, she was replaced by Wendy Jenkins, who also enjoyed success with the popular band. Then there is The Missing Links, including members John, Fred and Eddy Larson and Bill McGrath, whose 1966 album “It’s Link Up Time,” was produced by Paul Shaffer, best known today for his long stint with the David Letterman Show.

The site is also filling up with information on several local bands from today’s era. Beaulieu said the website can also serve as a resource for bands that are looking for musicians with certain skills or local clubs that want to hire local bands to play. “I only knew about 10 per cent of the bands when I started doing this,” Beaulieu said. “There’s a big scene going on, but nobody knows each other.”

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