The DuBay Band

The DuBay Band

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A mix of blues and rock, The DuBay Band is a collection of very talented musicians creating an array of classic rock and pop songs sounding similar to bands ranging from ZZ Top to Kansas to The Beatles.

Biography

BIOGRAPHY OF THE BAND
After being in a string of moderately successful bands throughout the 1970's, Claude Dubé, a graduate of McMaster University, moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to pursue a music and song writing career. Rather quickly, he found himself playing the Hollywood circuit with the band London (which eventually would spawn Motley Crue). After London disbanded, Claude partnered with Hollywood producer Ron Payne (Minute Men, Dokken, Great White) and for 3 years he honed his production & writing skills. The two went on to release an album and EP together.
In 1985, Claude returned to Toronto with his family and regrouped with band mates and song writing partner Dennis Decker (lead guitar) brother Dan Dubé (bass), Nicholas Holden (guitar/vocals), and discovered drummer Kevin Camilleri by auditions, thus forming DuBay.
Since 1990, the band created and promoted through their own label, ‘Limozine Records’, 6 original CDs and their singles, including 2 videos. The catalogue includes Bonjour, Emoceans, Take Note, Earth School and Bienvenue (a French CD). Their most recent creation ‘MOVINON ‘ launched on February 17, 2007.
When MP3.com was king of the earlier internet's music scene, the band's back catalogue was being downloaded internationally with more than 644,000 plays.
The band has been released in Europe by Austin, Texas based BSW Records, and garnering Dubay their first favourable radio play in France, Netherlands, Germany and beyond.
By 2000, DuBay had performed over 500 shows in the Golden Horseshoe at legendary venues like the El Mocombo, The Diamond, and The Gasworks. They've shared the stage with some great Canadian artists like April Wine, Alannah Miles and The Tea Party. They have performed dozens of corporate shows for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Hamilton Bulldogs, the WWF, Camp Trillium, and twelve municipal events for The City of Hamilton, including a Canada Day festival for over 40,000 people! DuBay is a band that loves to play for their fans. Known for their History of Rock cover set, the band adapts and performs custom gigs, including Hamilton’s most recent Mayor elect Fred Eisenberger’s campaign launch!
As life would have it after 12 years, change was inevitable. With the addition of Pat Campion (drums) and Peter Bellm (bass), The DuBay Band as it is now called, progresses into new and exciting rhythm. The blues influence these musicians have brings to the traditionally upbeat music that is DuBay, a darker more "Nietzsche" view of the world. The songs rock for the most part and the album is rich in emotions and melodies however this one acknowledges that life is not without pain and not all relationships will last. ‘MOVINON’ also credits Dennis Decker with engineering, recording completely digitally, in Limozine Records’ new ‘Pro Tools Studio’.
The young, up and coming Mellissa Bellm offers her vocal talent on two songs and has performed with the band on several occasions including the Cd release party (Movinon) at the Westside Concert Theatre on Feb. 17/ 07. Supported by BLR Entertainment’s Rob Rapiti, The DuBay Band plans to concentrate more on corporate venues and selected clubs and casinos within the Southern Ontario's golden horseshoe. While concentrating on marketing their music world wide through publishing and the internet, The DuBay Band is "Moving On", always adapting and surviving technologically as well as personally. They are professionals and are still ever hopeful for our world and the spiritual Universe.
‘Movinon’, Watch for it!

Lyrics

Once Upon A Time

Written By: Claude Dubé, Dennis Decker, Nicholas Holden, Pat Campion, Peter Bellm

Once Upon A Time

And I can’t take any more of holding back feelings I have for you
The reason I keep them hidden from you and no one will ever know
And if I look deep into your eyes will
I see what my heart
has always desired
A burning flame of love for me
that you’ve been holding back

Once upon a time I was your man
And once upon a time you were my woman
But now things have changed and
Nothing is the same I can’t even get close to you
But if you give me a sign you know I will follow through

I can’t take any more of holding back feelings I have for you
The reason I keep them hidden from you and no one will ever know
And if I look deep into your eyes will
I see what my heart
has always desired
A burning flame of love for me
that you’ve been holding back

Once upon a time I was your man
And once upon a time you were my woman
But now things have changed and
Nothing is the same I can’t even get close to you
But if you give me a sign you know I will follow through

Lead Break

Once upon a time I was your man
And once upon a time you were my woman
But now things have changed and
Nothing is the same I can’t even get close to you
So if you give me a sign you know I can follow through

You Never Loved Me

Written By: Claude Dubé, Dennis Decker, Nicholas Holden, Pat Campion, Peter Bellm

You Never Loved Me

Now you say that you’re leaving me
You say that you found somebody new
Now it seems there is nothing I can do
Seems like we can’t talk any more
You just walk out that door
So hard to let you go ‘cause were movin’ on
Now you say that you were deceiving me
You were laying with somebody else
Now you thinking ‘bout what you didn’t have
Well I know, yes I know you must go, you must move on
You must move on
You never loved me

Now you know no one can hold you
No one could ever control you
You took all I had to give ‘cause it’s all about you
Now you know that you don’t want to be with me no more
Was it all just a lie
When you said your vows were you deceiving me
Well I know, yes I know, yes I know I must move on
You never loved me
You never loved me No
You never loved me
You never loved me

Wouldn't You

Written By: Claude Dubé, Dennis Decker, Nicholas Holden, Pat Campion, Peter Bellm

Wouldn’t You

When your heart is sad and lonely
Feeling like you wish that there was only
Another way to take your self less slowly to another day
Is this just a life of sheer frustration
Watching with the rest of the congregation
Just heading for a life of litigation with your moral side
When you’re tired of life this way with its heavy load of digital decay
You know you always seem to think that love is gonna pull you through
Oh wouldn’t you

Wouldn’t you want someone to love you until the end of time
Giving you their heart so free and gladly
Knowing they will always treat you fine
Wouldn’t you want someone who would always give
I really don’t think you could mind
Wouldn’t you want someone to love you to the end of time

When I’m here with my arms around you the world gets put on hold.
Just a few more hours of loving that are worth their weight in gold

Sitting on the border line between giving up and out of time,
You know you always seem to think that
Love is gonna pull you through.
Oh wouldn’t you.

Wouldn’t you want someone to love you until the end of time?
Giving you their heart so free and gladly knowing they will always treat you fine.
Wouldn’t you want someone who would always give?
I really don’t think you could mind,
Wouldn’t you want someone to love you to the end of time?

Discography

6 original CDs and their singles, including 2 videos. The catalogue includes Bonjour, Emoceans, Take Note, Earth School and Bienvenue (a French CD) and their most recent creation ‘MOVINON ‘

Set List

We adapt our set list and set length to whatever gig we are playing. We can play 3 sets of original material and 3 sets of cover tunes but usually play a mix of covers & originals. We rarely play longer than 90 minutes at a time.

Cover Set List

Alannah Myles - Black velvet
Amanda Marshall - Let It Rain
Beach Boys - Surfin’ USA
Beatles - Birthday
Beatles - Can’t Buy Me Love
Beatles - Hard Day’s Night
Beatles - Help
Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Beatles - Seventeen
Beatles - She Loves You
Beatles - Ticket To Ride
Beatles - With A Little Help From Your Friends
Beegees - I Gotta Get A Message To You
Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
Blue Rodeo - Till I Am Myself Again
Cars - Just What I Needed
CCR - Fortunate Son
Cheap - Trick Flame
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Good
Crowded House - Don’t Dream It’s Over
Crowded House