Doors Open At: 7:00PM
Event Time: 8:00PM
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Tickets on Sale Monday, August 13th, 2018
Coney Hatch is a Toronto, Ontario based Canadian hard rock band, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Carl Dixon, lead vocalist and bassist Andy Curran, guitarist Steve Shelski and drummer Dave ‘Thumper’ Ketchum.
Formed in 1981, Coney Hatch began performing and developing original material. The band’s first album was produced by Kim Mitchell of Max Webster and released in 1982. Ketchum left the band in 1983, and was replaced by Barry Connors who formerly drummed with the band Toronto.
In 1983 Coney Hatch opened for Iron Maiden at most of the concerts on their World Piece Tour.
The band performed at the Hollywood Palladium in 1985 with Rough Cutt and Accept.
In April, 2008 Carl Dixon was very seriously injured in a car accident in Australia. On August 5, 2010 the original Coney Hatch line up including the now recovered Carl Dixon played a reunion show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. It was the first performance from the original line up since 1993. Two days later they played in Hamilton Ontario at The Festival of Friends. They were the second last act of the main stage and the final act of the night was a fellow named Gord Downie!
It’s been quite a journey for the guys in Brighton Rock.
It all began with a dream. Back in 1982, two Niagara Falls musicians, guitarist Greg Fraser and bassist Stevie Skreebs joined forces to form a project called Heart Attack. After many changes, Fraser and Skreebs finally found the frontman they had been looking for in Gerry McGhee (formerly in a Hamilton based band, The Rockers). The trio began working together and received instant recognition from WEA Records once their song “Breaking Down The Barricade” was chosen for the Q107 Homegrown album in 1984.
The band changed their name to Brighton Rock and released a self titled EP on their own Flying Fist label (1985). After another line-up change, the quintet solidified with the addition of drummer Mark Cavarzan and keyboardist John Rogers. The band’s debut album, Young Wild and Free, was produced by Michael Wagener (Skid Row, Mötley Crüe, Accept, Metallica, etc), and was released worldwide on WEA Records and Atco USA IN 1986. The album was certified gold in 1989.
The band hit the road with the success of their first single “We Came to Rock,” soon to be followed by the ballad “Can’t Wait for the Night.” After a successful debut tour, the band retreated to the studio to record their second album, Take A Deep Breath (produced by Jack Richardson), 1988. With this album, Brighton Rock was nominated for Most Promising Group at the Juno Awards.