All posts by Chris LeDrew

  • Veteran Photographer/Tour Manager Harry Sandler Joins OnStage Magazine

    OnStage Magazine is proud to announce that veteran tour manager/photographer Harry Sandler has come on board as our Director of Photography. Harry brings a wealth of musical history to the table, and we are certain that this...

    • Posted June 3, 2013
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  • One-on-One with Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (Part 1 of 2)

    Getting an hour with singer/songwriter Alan Doyle is not an easy feat these days. As lead singer of multi-platinum Canadian trad-rock band Great Big Sea, Alan is currently promoting the band’s box set XX that celebrates their twentieth-year...

    • Posted June 3, 2013
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  • Why Musicians Should Never Donate Their Talents

      Perhaps the biggest way society hoodwinks and exploits musicians is booking them for a fundraiser. If you’re a working musician, you’ve undoubtedly gotten this call: “Hi, it’s Jane from the _______Foundation. We were wondering if your...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • The Vangoes Shine on Debut Album

    Brand new Texas group The Vangoes describe their music as “feel-good hip-hop & soul,” which is an accurate description of their debut album A New Day. The Vangoes incorporate a vocal mixture of rap and melody along with...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • An Appointment With The Waterboys

    After finishing up high school in June of 1988 I took a job at a record store in my local mall, called A&A Records, to supplement my growing but still sparse gigging income. A&A Records was in...

    • Posted May 20, 2013
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  • Tireless Visionary: Discovering Willie Nile

    In the summer of 1995, I called Halifax, Nova Scotia my home. However, I was actually playing gigs in St. John’s, Newfoundland because that’s where I was able to get steady club work and make some sensible...

    • Posted May 20, 2013
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  • One-on-One With Steve Lukather

    I caught up with legendary guitarist Steve Lukather a few days go, on the cusp of his European tour with Toto. As per his wishes, I called him at his home in Los Angeles at 7:30 in...

    • Posted May 19, 2013
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  • The Drunken Bar Patron Song Request

    Last night I did a gig at a bar called Tols’ Timeout Lounge in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. It’s pretty much like every other bar in North America. People start pouring in around 10pm. The lights dim,...

    • Posted May 19, 2013
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  • Review: McCartney & Wings’ Remastered 1976 “Rock Show” Concert

    As far as live music goes, 1976 was one of the most eventful years of that decade. Frampton Comes Alive was released in January. Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review was in full swing for the first part...

    • Posted May 17, 2013
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  • The Conflicted Inner Self on Dawes’ New Album

    To avoid an outright gushing of unabashed praise for the greatness of the latest Dawes album, Stories Don’t End, I have to force myself to concentrate on a particular aspect of the songs. This will keep me...

    • Posted May 13, 2013
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