Posts Tagged ‘whatever’


Whatever – Whatever (1997)

May 6, 2009



Artist: Whatever
Home : Chatham Ontario Canada
CD Release : Whatever
Music Style : Progressive Rock
Date : 1997

Listen to the song Spineless Happy People online here.

Musicians :
Shawn Meriano – Vocals, Guitars, Piano
David Major – Drums, Vocals, Piano
J. Moskaluk – Guitars, Vocals, Piano
Mark Thompson – Bass, Vocals

The CD : This crazy ‘Mr. Bungle’ Style work of art was recorded at BY Studios from Aug.’96 to Aug’97.
To hear this CD, you would understand that  allot of work has went into it.
  This is not for the average listener, it is very busy & is purposely created to push the musical envelope.
    For this very fact, the CD went unnoticed for the most part locally,  but the band took the show on the road across Canada a few times. Doubling as a cover band to help pay the bills, the band was one of the first bands from here to actually hit the road hard & do it ! As the local scene began to explode in 1997 , the bands sound began to get noticed for their amazing musicianship and intense arrangements.

    Shawn was living out West, and Dave Major was jamming with a few bands around town. Electric Voodoo, and a rush tribute band.  Shawn and Dave used to play in Heartbreaker together….and they kept in touch , always bitching about the current music scene, and their personal disapproval. They joked that they should both quit their current bands and start together again, creating a totally free, experimental….anything goes band. Something you could do whatever you felt like doing. After 2 months of jokes, They both said f**k it, and Shawn moved home, and Immediately, they formed WHATEVER.
    Shawn is also one of the area’s recording engineers @ BY studios & has done sound & is doing live sound. His family has been a strong force in the cities musical history. 

Guitarist J. Moskaluk was also a guitarist in the Janet Theory and appears on their record released this same year (Studio Out-Takes 1997).  He also played in Foster Child (1995 self titled CD)
  Drummer Dave M. later joined the Janet Theory in 2001 and is on the J.Theory ‘Sacriluscious’ CD released in 2003.
  Shawn would go on to release a solo project entitled Sadie SuperNova. S. Beaulieu

Note :
The band also released a limited 5 song demo cassette recorded @ Barn Yard Studios.
Tracks included : Three Old Hens, Soft, Softly, The Master’s Reprise

Watch the video below.

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Foster Child – Self Titles CD (1996)

May 4, 2009

Artist : Foster Child
Release Title : Foster Child
Home : Chatham
Music Style : Rock
Date : 1996

Musicians :
Shawn Beaulieu – vocals, guitars
Mat Drew – Vocals, Percussion
Jay Moskaluk – Guitar , bow
Jesse Verleye – Vocals, Bass
Chuck Young – Drums

The Demo :  This is their second demo, Recorded & Produced by Steve Eyres.
The original 3 thrash kids (Shawn,Jesse,Chuck) recruited Jay & Mat from the local cover band ‘Soul Kitchen’.
Due to the lack of venues having original music, the band doubled as a cover band with originals thrown in to keep them playing every weekend. The band found themselves booked endlessly packing venues all over Ontario for the next 2 years including a few Cornstalks, KOA Bash’s,  & a handfull of arena shows.
The band did a summer tour of Ontario in support of this demo & heavy playing everywhere & anywhere lead to a good following.
Although the plan was to gain more exposure by playing covers & getting into more clubs from this, they found covers were consuming all their time. by 1997, members started up original projects ‘Janet Theory’ & ‘Whatever’, while keeping Foster Child just a cover band once in a while until 1999 when their original projects took on life.

Track Listing.
01 40 Seconds.mp3.
02 Fall Away.mp3.
03 Kevin.mp3.
04. Baleful Dogma.mp3.
05 Enemies for Friends.mp3.
06 Two Friends & A Back Pack.mp3.
07 Seven Layer Jesus.mp3.
08 The Girl That Couldn’t Spell Her Name.mp3.
09 Levitate Above This.mp3.
10 Heart.mp3.
11 Yahve – Qui.mp3.

Engineered by Steve Eyres at Eyres Studios, Chatham.
Produced by Foster Child and Steve Eyres.
Mastered at DB Studios, London, Ontario by Brian Burnes.
Photography by Theresa Chartrand.

Summer Tour Dates 1996
Windsor – Rum Runners (2 nights)
Amherstburg – Bonkers (2 nights)
Sarnia – The Tunnel (two nights)
Blenheim – Papa Luigi’s (two nights)
Chatham – Aberdeen (three nights)
Wallaceburg – Sam’s Hotel (two nights)
Blenheim – Arena
Toronto – The 360
St. Catherines – The Club
Tilbury – Arena
Hamilton – X Club
Kitchener – Mrs. Robinsons
Chatham – Cornstalk
Mitchells Bay – Outdoor show
Acme Bash – Outdoor show
AOK Bash – Outdoor show
London – Baha Club
Chatham – CAW Hall

Click video preview below to hear samples of the CD

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