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Country Rockers, Rik Reese & Neon Highway, selected to open for Bluegrass Legend Ricky Skaggs.

The Moncton based country/rock show demonstrate their versatility as they've opened for acts varying from Alabama and Toby Keith, to rock legends Nazareth and The Stampeders and now, Bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs. The added show takes place on July 4th, 2013 in Canso, Nova Scotia during StanFest. www.stanfest.com

"People need to see Rik Reese & Neon Highway live. They are all about the live show"--Casey Clarke, CMT Host

Atlantic Canada Rocked in 2012

WIth the likes of Nickleback and The Boss, Bruce Springsteen having performed at Moncton's Magnetic Concert site this past summer, Moncton, NB reclaims it's title as the Hub City for 2012. Not to mention, right from the Cover of Rolling Stone, Saskatoon's own Sheep Dogs appearance at this year's Fredrockfest in the NB capital. Check out our facebook page for upcoming events featuring Atlantic Canadian Artists. www.facebook.com/atlanticbands


MMHA: Moncton Minor Hockey caps off the 2011 - 2012 season with a series of mini games and a year end pizza party held May 25th for the Initiation Level.

2011 EDITION - Yes we've had U2 at the Magnetic Hill concert site, but that's not the only game in the Greater Moncton Tri-Community.

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Murray McLaughlan - October 19

Murray McLauchlan tickets are on sale now at the Moncton PRESS CLUB 160 Assomption Blvd. in Moncton and Frank's Music 245 Carson Drive, Moncton.
The tickets are general admission and priced at $30. Join us for this up close and personal event to witness a very special evening of music by this 11 time Juno Award Winning Canadian icon. Tickets are limited and the show was over half sold out as of the one month countdown date.
Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada's best songwriting performers. To experience him perform is to enjoy creative storytelling, social commentary and wit with a man who clearly enjoys sharing his music and experiences with an audience.

In his late teens, soon after developing the art of songwriting, Murray found himself playing at major music festivals such as The Philadelphia Folk Festival and Mariposa, where he appeared alongside Jim Croce and John Prine. He then continued to attract attention on the club circuit, playing such well known rooms as The Riverboat in Toronto, The Bitter End in New York, The Main Point in Philadelphia, and the famous Earl of Old Town in Chicago. Before Murray had actually recorded an album of his own, his "Child’s Song" was already well known after being recorded by American folk star Tom Rush.

Now, thirty odd years later, Murray has twenty albums to his credit on both True North Records and Capitol Records. Murray has won eleven JUNO awards, as well as RPM "Big Country" awards and Toronto music awards. His songs have been covered by many other artists as well as being featured in high school text books.

Murray has been both a radio and television host as well as the author of a book and in 1993 was appointed to the order of Canada. His side project with Ian Thomas, Cindy Church and Marc Jordan, Lunch at Allen's has taken on a life of its own with a live DVD and CD released in 2004 on Capitol/EMI and Catch The Moon (2007). As well, Murray composed a stage musical, Eddie. In the fall of 2006, EMI Music released the album, The Songbook... New Arrivals, featuring songs from the musical.
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PRESS RELEASE: Murray McLauchlan - October 19, 2011
Up Close & Personal Show moves to Moncton Press Club

AtlanticBands.com responds to CBC Radio Sept. 27 news of Oliver Soaps Closing at Chocolate River Station.

Murray McLauchlan Show moves to Moncton PRESS CLUB


PRESS RELEASE: Milton Jerome added to Murray McLauchlan Event - Show Moved to the Moncton PRESS CLUB:
Known throughout Atlantic Canada for his Oldies Rock n Roll Show, Milt plans to expose his creative side in a short acoustic set of current original tunes as well as compositions from "back in the day". Milton's most recent performances included a Tribute to Roy Orbison during an Atlantic Canadian Theatre Tour in 2009 and 2010. Prior to that, he performed as front man for the OVERDRIVE Classic Rock Show (2005 - 2009) and Moncton's GTO Band (2000 - 2005). The event, featuring Juno Award Winner Murray McLauchlan, takes place October 19th, at the Moncton Press Club.

Milton Jerome will perform a short acoustic set of original tunes to open for the Oct. 19th, Murray McLauchlan Event.


RHS Student Pens Song for the Riverview High School winning Safe Grad Video: See CanadaEast.com Article

Roller Derby Girls - A&W Car Hop Days:

Local Entertainers team up for Children's Wish Foundation Fundraiser:

If your 50's experience consists of watching re-runs of Happy Days, you've got to check out the next A&W Car Hop event. Even the rain didn't dampen the fun this past Saturday at the Champlain St. location. The Muddy River Roller Derby Girls, in complete 50's attire, did a fantastic job recreating the old A&W car hop days. If you missed Saturday's event, bring the family out next time around. Lot's of fun and for a worthy cause. 

Next Event: A&W Trinity Location Saturday June 11th - Live Entertainment

Chocolate River - Riverview
Greater Moncton's Newest Venue

This Event was Cancelled
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U2 and Magnetic Hill - Not the only game in town this summer in Atlantic Canada!

As great as it is to have the Irish Rockers add Moncton at the last stop in their North Amercianr tour, yet another concert has been added to this year's Atlantic Canadian Rockin' Events! With a great mix of local and imported talent, we expect the July 6th BACK TO THE 50s Event to also draw Rock n Roll fans from all over the region. Atlantic Canada's Premier Rock n Roll Band, the GTO Band will join Johnny Roger's "Buddy & Beyond" tribute to 50's & 60's Rock n Roll Icons. The Chicago born entertainer's roots go back to Kentucky and Tennessee. Other acts include our own Jason Haywood's Rock Island Line with their Johnny Cash Tribute, as well as a fantastic tribute to the Killer, by Lance Lipinsky. 

Chance to Perform with "So You Think You Can Dance" Champ at Riverview Arts Centre.

Chance Performance with "So You Think You Can Dance" Champ:
Local Hip Hop Sensation ThizzKidd got  February 11th at Riverview Arts Centre

Even for a guy whose name is Chance, this was an opportunity that was too good to let pass. When ABE confirmed that Chance, aka ThizzKidd, was to  perform a half hour set with Blake McGrath & JDIGGZ, we hoped to interview him but scheduling did not permit. In any event, this event has really kick started an already successful music carreer and we wish him continued success.

Milton Jerome wound up his Atlantic Canadian Threatre Tour in Sussex, NB. The "Rock n Roll Night" was part of a fundraising effort for the Sussex Volunteer Fire Department to help purchase state of the art equipment.


PRESS RELEASE: Country Rockin' ECMA Nominees, Rik Reese & Neon Highway, add another act to their extensive list of bands they've opened for.  Last week, the East Coast Country Rockers open for legendary Scottish Rockers, Nazareth.   "The concert setting was electrified and security kept pulling people off the stage during our set....it was crazy fun!", said Reese.  
In a short time, Reese and his band have opened for The Kentucky Headhunters, Little Texas, Blue Rodeo, Julian Austin, George Canyon, Lennie Gallant, Matt Minglewood and have performed three spots during this year's Cavendish Beach Fest 2010 that featured Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum.  More info:  www.rikreese.com

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Colton Dotz Keirstead joins Pierce Calvin on Colaboration:

"A recent collaboration between Hip Hop Artist Colton Dotz Keirstead (pictured below) & Acoustic Artist Pierce Calvin offers a unique blend of two worlds as well as a broad appeal". MJ McAllister - December 12, 2010.

MJ went on to say that he has received positive feedback from music lovers of all ages. "Even traditional rockers, or people our age (he joked) who shy away from the spoken word or rap as it is known, are singing praises for this unusual colaboration". Two, mostly acoustic, demos have been posted recently on the site; Reverb Nation and have received a lot of buzz. The duo plan to go into the studio in the new year.  

Material (free streaming audio) can be heard by clicking on the player below, picturing 4 Dotz or going to www.reverbnation.com/piercecalvin . You can check out Colton's originals on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/4dymusic 

PRESS RELEASE: Carolina Hurricanes Playing Moncton Musician's Song At R.B.C. Center - Raleigh, N.C.
Loud Hard Fast & Wild, a song written by Hillsborough, N.B. resident Don Coleman, is now playing at Carolina Hurricanes games.
The music director for the Hurricanes stated "This song Rocks!" I want to play it in our stadium.
Loud Hard Fast & Wild was written to honour Canadian rock vocalist Buzz Shearman, the original singer for the Toronto based rock band Moxy.

More than 70,000 people converged on Moncton's Magnetic Hill to watch AC/DC rock out the tunes that made them so famous. Anvil, who has seen a recent resergence in it's popularity put on a quality performance as well. Moncton's Magnetic Hill Concert Site is gaining respect as major tour concert site after such acts as the Rolling Stones in 2005, the Eagles last year and more recently Bon Jovi. Keep an eye on our youtube site for more videos. 
Check out Women, Whiskey & Rock'n'Roll, a song written by Canadian Musician Don Coleman to celebrate the life & spirit of Bon Scott. The song is currently receiving airplay in Australia, Canada, Europe and in the USA. Recently, Don's song; Loud Hard Fast & Wild was added to the play list of the Carolina Hurricanes. The song was written to honour Canadian rock vocalist Buzz Shearman, the original singer for the Toronto based rock band Moxy.
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Thane Dunn becomes Elvis

Elvis & Roy Orbison Revisited:
On Saturday, January 29th, Thane Dunn & the Cadillac Kings put on a rockin' tribute to the king by performing at the 5th Annual Elvis Birthday Celebration. The event was held at the Wesleyan Celebration Center in Moncton NB. In the past ten years Thane Dunn has built a solid reputation as one of the most authentic Elvis recreators worldwide. In addition, the strong vocals of singer/songwriter Milton Jerome (the Overdrive Classic Rock Show) were featured during a thirty-minute Roy Orbison tribute. This journey back to the infancy of Rock n Roll was a huge success performed in front of a capacity crowd. The journey continued on April 19th at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John and May 2 in Glace Bay, NS.

Atlantic Canada Rocks:
Eagles land in Moncton, NB
By all accounts 55000 fans attended the Eagles concert at the Magnetic Hill outdoor concert site Aug. 2, 2008. While the gates opening was delayed by one hour due to previous inclement weather, the rain held off and the concert went off without a hitch. John Fogerty, KT Tunstall and the Sam Roberts Band will also played at the summer festival. John Fogarty did not disapoint rocking out CCR hits as well as those from his solo carreer. While some concert goers watched fans purposely take a mud bath sliding down the hill, all eyes were on the stage when the Eagles revisited Hotel California. Many of the songs we grew up with were just like listening to the album and the sound quality was great! If you chose to stay until the very end, it was a bit congested getting out, but overall it was a great experience.

Atlantic Canada Rocks 2007:
This summer Atlantic Bands & Entertainment attended the Miramichi Rock n Roll Festival. Inclement weather forced opening night festivites inside the Miramichi Civic Centre. However, this night of family fun was a huge success. Elvis, Marilyn and the OVERDRIVE Classic Rock Show were on hand to cap off this rock n roll journey. Children turned out in droves for a retro costume contest (PHOTOS - follow the Rock n Roll Avenue Sign). Friday night featured the Reunion Band with Donny & the Monarchs rapping things up on Saturday night. Check out the website for this year's line up.

Nov. 2006 Article

Steve LeBlanc & Daniel Dupuis ignite to form TRACY STARR and have recently landed a record deal with PERRIS Records. We picked up a copy of their new album and were extremely impressed with the "Guitar-Driven" tracks. To quote Don Coleman of AnR International, "Steve LeBlanc is an axe surgeon, a journeyman who would be comfortable trading licks and solos with the best guitarists in the world - BAR NONE!"  The album is now available in Canada, the U.S.  & Europe. Check the group out at www.tracystarr.net .

Tracy Starr launched debut CD


Steve LeBlanc & Tracy Starr rocked out to a jam packed Oxygen Night Club Friday night to launch their debut CD. We had the pleasure of picking up this guitar-driven album and give the Moncton based group a firm thumbs up!


Rolling Stones in Atlantic Canada
Who'd-a-thunk it! "Twice in a Year"
While lot's of international acts passed our way in 2006, the Stones were probably the biggest. British Flags were again prominent when Mick, Keith and the boys landed back in Atlantic Canada. Student discounts bumped attendance to over 40,000 as fans braved heavy rain to see their rockin' roll hereos. The Rolling Stones came back to the region for a September 23 concert on the Halifax commons. Only a year ago, the Stones put on an incredible show underneath blue skies for a sea of 85000 plus rock n roll fans in Moncton. Fans representing all provinces, territories and four other countries attended this mammoth outdoor rock show. At that time Keith Richards was rumoured to have suggested he might settle down here. Back so soon, maybe the notion is not that far fetched.

85000 Attended Moncton Stones Concert


Jason Haywood

Jason Haywood goes Country with Johnney Cash Tribute

Jason Haywood has added yet another dimension to his musical carreer. This timely tribute to Johnney Cash has got the music community buzzing with talk of jam packed shows and arena tours. Jason is also a singer songwriter and we had the pleasure of picking up one of his albums a few years back.
As well as the usual classic cars, street rods & muscle, the 2006 edition of the Atlantic Nationals Car Show again featured a variety of entertainment including, Jason Haywood, the GTO band & the Classics. Go to www.atlanticnationals.com for lots of great photos to follow this year's festivities.

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JD Comes Home

JD Fortune & company made a stop in JD's stompin grounds in May and gave fans everthing they had hoped for. The Atlantic Canadian won the position of INXS lead singer during last year's TV reality series, Rock Star INXS on CBS. While the international super group rocked Atlantic Canada in early May, they have released some additional Canadian dates on their website for this year (click on the INXS logo above).

JD Fortune

Click JD's photo for a profile written by then, grade 8 RMS student, Nick McAllister, who attended the Moncton concert.


Milton Jerome & the Overdrive Classic Rock Show joined Glamourpuss Blues Band and Christian Rock Band, Higher Ground, to celebrate Canada Day in Moncton's Centennial Park. Overdrive headlined a street dance in downtown Moncton 1 year ago where bike enthusiasts gathered to flaunt their Harley muscle and metal. Overdrive has performed at several festivals and corporate events over the past year and a half. Prior to Overdrive, Milton spent five seasons (2000 - 2004) as lead singer of the GTO Band.

30,000 + Attend annual Atlantic Nationals
2002 Car Show - Street Dance Photo

A similar picture could have been taken from this same location at the 2005 H.O.G. Rally in downtown Moncton. Harley owners and other bike enthusiasts from accross Atlantic Canada converged on Moncton August 18th - 21st. A street dance on Main St. featuring Milton Jerome and Overdrive was one of the many events on the menu. The event also previewed a Brian Adams tribute. Milton took this photo during a performance in 2002 at the Atlantic National's Car Show.


Overdrive Rockin' in Downtown Moncton:
Singer/songwriter & entertainer Milton Jerome has peformed at major events including the Atlantic Nationals Car Show, the Miramichi Rockin' Roll Festival and at the Charlottetown Civic Centre for the 2004 Old Home Week. Milton's Overdrive Classic Rock Show includes Larry Little on lead guitar, Marc Eagles on drums and Dave LeBlanc on Base. Special guests have included Roger Cormier of Glamoupuss, Paul Lee and Saxman Kevin Cairnes. Milton's strong vocals and charisma have been a hit with rockin' roll fans attending festivals and corporate functions throughout Atlantic Canada for the past seven years.
Elvis, Roy Orbison, Beatles, Beach Boys, CCR and the Stones are featured in this nostalgic walk through the golden years of Rockin' Roll.  Shifting into Overdrive with Canadian Classic Rock from Supergroups like BTO, Guess Who, April Wine, Trooper and Stampeeders, hits from the likes of Elton John, Steeve Miller & John Melencamp are also covered.

2003 Old School Photo
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OLD SCHOOL Rocked at the Fox:
I had the pleasure of catching OLD SCHOOL's Act a couple of years ago at the Fox n Hound in Riverview. The band recently played at the 2006 Memorial Cup at the Moncton Coliseum. With seasoned musicians and crowd interaction, this is an act not to be missed. Add to that, the inovation of "Digital Craig's" guitar sounds echoeing the likes of Nickleback and others, these guys sound like the real thing. As for the on and off stage antics of John Guitar (Formerly Boogie Brothers), why would anyone let this guy get away? John has a wide vocal range and is compfortable with just about any style of music. Young, old or not sure, you've got to check these guys out!
Pictured is 2003 Photo are band members; Jon Guitar - vocals, Steve Stewart - guitar, Craig O'Neill - guitar, Ian Gosbee - bass and Frank Hache - drums.

Burtt's Corner Brass Band
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Until it was disbanded, the Burtt's Corner brass band was the oldest of it's kind in North America (Click photo for more!).

Milton Jerome & GTO Band
Atlantic Car Nationals Street Party - Street Concert Featuring GTO Band...

Performing three times at the Atlantic Nationals in 2001, 2002 & 2004 with lead singer Milton Jerome, the Times & Transcript (Moncton - Fri, Jul 12, 2002) wrote: "If you're in the mood for some high energy, good time rock n' roll this evening, check out Music at the Market at the Market off of Main Street. The G.T.O. Band shells out oldies from the '50s, '60s..." (Click photo to view follow up article). The current line up is scheduled to perform twice at this year's Atlantic Nationals in Moncton.

Where are they now?

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A new album was forthcoming at the time we last heard from them. Click on photo for the latest news.

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