New monthly residency with The Ad-Ventures! 1st Sunday of the month you can catch this band playing the music of The Ventures, music that has been described variously as fun, happy, lively, dance-able, good-time, cheerful and upbeat.
The best-selling instrumental rock band in music history, The Ventures have sold 100
million albums (outselling the Beatles 2 to 1 in Japan), with 14 hit singles and 38 LPs
that hit the charts. Perennially popular, The Ventures burst into prominence on July
18, 1960 with their smash “Walk, Don’t Run” and have continued to attract and
entertain large audiences ever since.
And that`s why The Ad-Ventures play The Ventures music. From seniors on down to
teens, everyone loves The Ventures.
These are just some of the hits The Ad-Ventures play. All songs were recorded by
The Ventures, though some were recorded first by other artists.
Walk-Don’t Run / Perfidia
Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Peter Gunn Theme
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Out of Limits
Bumble Bee Boogie
Journey to the Stars
Chris got his start playing in Toronto’s R&B scene in the late 60’s with The New Breed. In the early 70s, he
played in Everyday People (GRT Records) and the popular club band The British Are Here. In the late 70s
Chris was a member The Viletones (Razor Records) and in the 80s The Secrets (Bomb Records), a new
wave R&B outfit. Chris later fronted The Fun Guys, a popular Queen St. club band.
John played in various non-union and union club bands in the early 70s. John was in the Diodes (CBS
Records) 77-81 and later The Secrets (Bomb Records). In the 90s, John played in 100 Years, a roots rock,
blues & R&B group who were regulars on Queen St. West at pubs like The Black Bull. In the 2000s,
John played in Broadview Station doing classic rock in clubs like the Danforth’s Eton House. Recently, John
also played with Toronto legend Lee Van Leer.
Kid has been an important part of the Toronto entertainment industry since the late ʻ60s as an actor,
musician and show producer. As a musician, Kid is a respected drummer having played in a number of
bands including Hairafter, The Ugly Ducklings, Prairie Oyster, A Passing Fancy, Crowbar, The Steven Segal
Blues Band, White Buffalo and many more than he can remember!
Jack has chalked up a respectable 42 years of performing with a wide variety of acts and bands such as
Jeff Healy, Steve Ambrose, Blake Emmons, Whiskey River, Terry Sumsion, Rosi Fan Tutti, The Viletones,
Not King Fudge, Brian Cober, Oklahoma Bomb Squad, ShegoBand, and Curtis Lee.