News & Gigs

May 3, Caledon Country Club
The CHB is once again at our regular "digs" on Olde Base Line near Inglewood.  The fun starts at 8pm.

July 8, Cheltenham Day 2016, Caledon
For the second year running, the CHB is playing at the annual Cheltenham Day community bash, again at the back of the Chelt General Store.  Come and join the fun - no cover, dancing girls, food and drink available from vendors.

July 11, Cheltenham Day 2015, Caledon
The CHB is playing at the annual Cheltenham Day community bash.  This year, the music will be located at the Cheltenham Store, on the large deck overlooking the Credit River. Food and drink will be available on the lawn, and the band will play from 4pm to 8pm.  It's going to be a hoot, folks, come on down to Chelt Day, enjoy the soapbox derby, vendor arts & crafts stalls in the morning, and stay for the party.

May 22, CCC May Pub Night
No cover charge. Book early if you want a seat and food: click here for details on how to get to the CCC.  Call (905)838-0200 to reserve a table.
April 24, CCC Pub Night
The CHB is back at The Caledon Country Club for the start of the 2015 golf season, with a pub night on 24th April. We have added a bunch of new and old tunes to the sets, and as always, there is no cover charge. Book early if you want a seat and food: click here for more details.

August 10, The Erin 'Rhythm & Ribs' Ribfest
The CHB is a last minute stand-in for a band that could not make it to this annual ribfest. The CHB will be on for one extended set, starting at 1:30pm on Sunday, 10th August.  Come on out and join the fun, take in the sights and sounds, and get some great ribs while you're at it. Details are at the Erin website.  No cover charge.

August 8, The Caledon Country Club, Caledon
The CHB will be returning to the CCC again in August, and this time - weather permitting - we will be performing on the upstairs patio (open air), from 8:30 pm to whenever.  Our new drummer, Joe will make his first CCC appearance, and we will also be trying out our new in-ear-monitoring system. As always, no cover, but book in advance, CCC will be laying on a special menu. Link to the CCC website

July 18, The Barley Vine Rail Co. Restaurant, Orangeville
A brand new venue for the CHB, the BVR Co. is a new trendy restaurant and dancehall in Orangeville, with an outstanding kitchen and staff.  We will be playing our first of hopefully many gigs here, and we hope our loyal fans will support us and the BVR in full force. Check the BVR Co. website here for address details.  There will be a small cover charge to cover the cost of the band and security.

June 20, The Galway Arms, Etobicoke - Cancer Fund Raiser event
The CHB will be playing gratis at a Cancer fund raiser at the Galway Arms, 838 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1N7.  This will also be the first appearance of our new drummer, Joe, so we ask all of our fans to come out and support the band and a good cause, as well as hear Joe strut his stuff.  Call (416) 251-0096 for more details about the venue.
May 9, Caledon Country Club, Olde Base Line, Caledon
The CHB will be appearing at the CCC again on Friday, May 9th, from about 8pm to midnight. Please come and support the band again, this is the season opener!  Once again, the CCC will be offering their fabulous buffet - and no cover charge.
Dec 14, Spot 1 Grille, Brampton
We are booked for a night of partying at one of Brampton's popular spots:  Spot 1 Grille, on Rutherford road, near Steeles.  With a raised stage and a banquet hall, Spot 1 can easily handle a 300+ audience, so bring your dancing shoes and support the band!
Nov 23, Brampton Fairgrounds - Mayfield High School Fund Raiser
The CHB is booked to headline at the BFG, with supporting acts by Yuk-Yuk comedians and others, in this fund raiser event.  See the poster below for details.  $50 pp cover charge, includes food and entertainment.
Sep 28, The Crown & Lion Pub, Brampton

The CHB is booked to play the first of hopefully many gigs at one of Brampton's finest pubs, the Crown & Lion ( from 9:30 pm to the wee hours. Come and enjoy traditional English pub fare, a Guiness  or three, and hear the vocal stylings of Deb and Grant and the rest of the CHB. Bring dancing shoes, too! 
July 5, Caledon Country Club
The CHB will be appearing at the CCC again on Friday, July 5th, from 8pm to midnight. Please come and support the band again, you guys were great at the last gig there.  Once again, the CCC will be selling pub grub, but get there early if you are planning to dine  - no reservations this time!
 May, 2013

The CHB is pleased to announce a series of gigs at the Caledon Country Club, Caledon's premier golf course, during Spring/Summer, 2013.  The first gig is scheduled for Friday, 3rd May, and all CHB fans are welcome.  Come and support the band at the CCC's long bar, sample food from CCC's excellent kitchen, dance, drink and listen to the CHB.  The band starts at 9pm, and will play thru last call, at 1am Saturday. For venue details, check out the CCC's website, here.  NOTE: we are expecting a big turnout, so if you a re thinking about having a meal on Friday night - and we hope you are - please call the CCC to make a reservation. Please call Pauline at  (905)838-0200, extension zero to book a table. 
August, 2012 
This is summer holiday/hiatus period for the band, but we are playing at some private parties during August, one as far away as Newmarket.  Those ones are private, but we'll be announcing some new public gigs soon.

Then it's back to the studio for new material rehearsal in the fall.

Larry and Phil both added Line6 Variax (modeling) guitars to the arsenal, read about 'em on the gear pages. 
July, 2012 
Thanks to everyone that came out to the Lodge gig in Cheltenham on July 14th.  Over 200 people turned out to hear the band play from 9pm to the wee hours of Sunday. Thanks to John Dobrovitch for hosting the party, providing food & drink, and a great stage and venue.
April, 2012 
The CHB is hard at work in the studio, working on a bunch of new tunes for our next gig: "867-5309 Jenny", "What I Like About You", "Mary Jane's Last Dance", "The Lazy Song", "Soak Up The Sun" and "Before He Cheats" are in the bag, so far! We are also working on lining up gigs in Caledon and Brampton over the next few weeks, so stay tuned, and watch this space ...
Picture Montage - Mayfield SS Gig - pictures by Carl Solomon
The CHB on stage at the Mayfield SS gig.  Picture courtesy Donna Rawlings
Friday, 2nd March - Mayfield Secondary School Fund Raiser 
The CHB will be playing between 7pm and 1am at a fund raiser for Mayfield Secondary School, helping raise cash to send their rugby team to the U.K. The CHB will be part of a double bill, featuring CMT artist Ryan Laird, and we hope all our fans will be there for the night.  $20 cover charge, plus cash bar.  5000 Mayfield Road, Caledon - please be there, we need your support!
Sally Leaving
The CHB's original sax player, Sally Catz, has left the CHB, returning home to South Africa.  Bon Voyage, Sally, we wish you success over there in your musical career, and hope you will jam with us when you come back for visits.  The CHB is on the lookout for a replacement sax player, and will make an announcement soon.  Stay tuned!
New Website
You are looking at the new CHB website ... hope you like it.  A few things are missing, but we'll add them in the next few weeks, plus a lot of new features.
D&F Follow-Up 
Thanks to all our fans that packed out the Drake & Firkin last Saturday night: the  D&F management told us that they had had their best night ever, standing room only.  We'll be back there in early 2012, keep a lookout for an announcement. 
Saturday, 19th November: The Drake & Firkin, Mississauga
The CHB will be back at the D&F again in November with a whole bunch of new tunes, and our new band line-up - so bring your appetite and dancing shoes! The pub's address is 6982 Financial Drive, Streetsville, ON L5N 7Y5 Phone (905) 567-9173.  Get there early, it's going to be a *really* full house.  The band will play from 8pm through midnight.
New Band Member
The CHB welcomed its newest band member, Dave, in late summer.  Dave plays keyboards, guitar and harmonica, adding awesome lead guitar chops to the band! So, welcome Dave ...
Gig Update
Thanks to the fans and friends of the CHB that turned out at the D&F last Saturday to support us.  We had another great turnout, the band playing way beyond the allotted time.  A special thanks to all the L-3 Canada (formerly Litton/Northrop Grumman) folks, as well as our CaseBank supporters for making the night a total success.  We will be posting video clips and pictures taken by the fans, as we get 'em.
Saturday, 20th August:  The Drake & Firkin, Mississauga
The CHB will be back at the D&F for a return engagement in August, from 8pm to midnight, witha  bunch of new tunes.  We look forward to seeing you there - The pub's address is 6982 Financial Drive, Streetsville, ON L5N 7Y5 Phone (905) 567-9173.
Saturday, 7th May: The Caledon Country Club
A fund-raiser tournament, followed by a party at the Caledon Country Club and Golf Course.  The CHB will be providing the entertainment for the night's events - public is welcome when the band starts, around 8 p.m.  The Club's address is 2121 Olde Base Line, Inglewood L7C 0K7.  See you there ...
Back In The Studio
For the rest of March and early April, the CHB will be concentrating on beefing up the set lists with music suggestions from our fans and friends.  We listen to your feedback!  Expect a bunch of new dance tunes next time you hear the band ...
Drake & Firkin Update
The gig at the D&F in Mississauga last Saturday night was a resounding success, the band pulled a capacity crowd, thanks largely to the great turnout of CaseBank employees and fans.  A special thanks to Tony O'Hara and Catrona of CaseBank for organizing their party at the D&F.  The Drake's manager said it was the busiest Saturday night they've ever had - the CHB played three long, energetic sets, to a packed dance floor, with encores.  Thanks to Deb, a professional video team was there to capture the action, so a wide screen HD DVD will be in the works soon!
Saturday, 12th March:  The Drake & Firkin Pub, Mississauga 
The band will be live at the Drake & Firkin from 8pm to midnight, so come and hear Deb, Grant, Sally, Tim, Phil & Larry making some noise. The pub's address is 6982 Financial Drive, Streetsville, ON L5N 7Y5 Phone (905) 567-9173.
Saturday, 5th March:  The Powerade Centre, Brampton
The band played from 7pm to midnight at a 60th birthday party for Pat Maloney, on the 5th March. The party was arranged by Pat's sister, Kathy Maloney, of Cheltenham.  A good time was had by all!
New Year's Bash - 31 Dec, 2010
At Phil's place ... again. An excellent time was had by all, and we christened the new Roland 24-bit digital mixing & recording system by capturing all 4 hours of music, easily enough for a double CD.
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