Destroyer, Canada’s #1 Kiss tribute band, headlined a rockin’ fundraiser for house fire victims with local bands Midnight Metro, Love Razer and The Stroll at Good Time Charly on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
The Spaceman Michael Moodrey, The Catman Michael Chichkan & The Demon Moe Rotondi all have Birthdays in March and The Starchild Ian Kurz’s was in February. Friends of the band Darrin & Marcella lost everything in a fire and proceeds from the show benefitted this couple.
The crowd helped raise over $1,500.00 while they rocked the night away with the bands.
Destroyer is the most highly sought after Kiss tribute band in Canada. Destroyer was “Dressed to Kill” and if you didn’t know they were a tribute band then you would think it was Gene Simmons and the real Kiss band live when you see and hear them perform.
It’s rare for the band to perform more than a show or two in the same city each year. They’re constantly touring across the nation but Windsor fans are fortunate to see them perform a few shows locally each year. That’s because the band is based right here in Windsor!
Midnight Metro formed in May of 2014 while the members were all high school students. Band members include Allesandro Rotondi (rhythm guitar and vocals), River Pathak (lead guitar and vocals), Nick Reynolds (bass and vocals) and Eric Vanier (drums).
Midnight Metro have won second place (runners up) in Long & McQuade’s annual Battle of the Bands, third place at Art in the Park’s Music Express, performed during the red carpet premier of The Birder Movie in downtown Windsor, were Regional Finalists in CBC Searchlight 2015 and member Allesandro Rotondi wrote the winning theme song for AM800’s “The Morning Drive”.
Windsor’s Love Razor is a flashy high energy 80’s tribute band that formed early in 2015. The band recently won the “Jack Daniels Supporting Act Contest” taking home the $7000 grand prize. They’ve used part of the winnings to record a 3 song EP at Windsor’s SLR Studios with Martin Bak and have distributed the EP to over 600 radio stations across Canada and the US. Band members include Sydney Snow (vocals), Mickey Bonez (guitar/backup vocals), Metal Mike (bass/backup vocals) and Crissy Stixx (drums/backup vocals).
Local rock band The Stoll formed in the summer of 2013. The band has spent the last year writing songs in a back property barn in Emeryville, Ontario in preparation for their debut album, In These Hard Times. The album was recorded with Brett Humber at Sound Foundry Studios in Kingsville and was released early in March of 2016.
The Stroll rocks fans with sounds from the surf rock and Motown grooves of the 1960s to the questionably similar sounds of a neo-psychedelic era. Band members include Korey Lalonde (vocals), Aaron Lombardi (guitar), Santino Albando (guitar), Kyler Bond (bass) and Michael Tracey (drums).
Band and Crowd Photos From The Show