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Ball and chain

 

Ball And Chain And the wreckers

 

Based in Ottawa Ontario, Ball and Chain has been performing as a duo for over 20yrs. With The Wreckers we are a 5 piece band that has been playing festivals and clubs locally and across the continent for 15yrs or more... it's hard to remember. We can keep you dancing till closing time and when you're done we'll wrap you up in Vintage Country Comfort and then set you up with a soundtrack for while you're countin' sheep.

 

Vocals, Guitar / Jody Benjamin

Fiddle, Vocals, Mandolin / Michael Ball

Lead Guitar, Lap Steel / Fred Guignion
Drums, Vocals / Robert Bangs
Bass / Derek Jeffrey

 

 


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Ball And Chain Live

2019

Saturday, January 19th

Ball and Chain duo

With Mable Begs

Kaffé 1870, 715 Ch. Riverside, Wakefield, QC

(819) 459 3943

9 PM start

Saturday, February 9th

Old Country Classics with/

The Old Show Offs (Michael and Jody with Russell Levia)

The Montgomery Legion

330 Kent St., Ottawa, ON
2 PM to 6 PM
no cover

Sunday, February 10

Ball and Chain duo

The Wild Oat Bakery

819 Bank St., Ottawa ON

613 232 6232

3 PM to 6 PM

no cover

Monday, February 25th

The Old Show Offs (Michael and Jody with Russell Levia)

Irene’s Pub

885 Bank St.

Ottawa, Ontario

8 PM start

no cover

Sunday, March 3rd

Mardi Gras Party!

Irene’s Pub

885 Bank St.

Ottawa, Ontario

Ball & Chain and The Wreckers

Plus!

The Vanier Playboys

3 PM to 6:30 PM

$10 at the door

Sunday, March 10th

Ball and Chain duo

The Wild Oat Bakery

819 Bank St., Ottawa ON

613 232 6232

3 PM to 6 PM

no cover

Sunday, April 14th

Ball and Chain duo

The Wild Oat Bakery

819 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

613 232 6232

3 PM to 6 PM

no cover

Saturday, April 6th

The Old Show Offs (Michael and Jody with Russell Levia)

Montgomery Legion

330 Kent St., Ottawa, ON

2 PM to 6 PM

no cover

Sunday, May 12th

Ball and Chain duo

The Wild Oat Bakery

819 Bank St. (at Fourth Ave.), Ottawa ON
613 232 6232

3 PM to 6 PM

No cover

Sunday, June 2nd

Ball and Chain duo

The Wild Oat Bakery

819 Bank St., Ottawa ON

3 PM to 6 PM

no cover

Monday, July 8th

The Old Show Offs (Michael and Jody with Russell Levia)

Pressed Café, 750 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa ON

613 680 9294

7:30 PM

$10 at the door

Saturday, July 20th

The Vanier Playboys (Zydeco)

Kaffé 1870, 715 Chemin Riverside, Wakefield QC

819 459 3943

9 PM start

Pay what you can.

Thursday, July 25th

Ball & Chain and The Wreckers

Watson’s Mill concert series

5525 Dickinson St., Manotick ON

Tickets $30, call 613 692 6455 or email admin@watsonsmill.com

Tuesday, September 17th

16th Annual Hank Williams Birthday Bash

Featuring Ball & Chain and The Wreckers

Plus many special guests

Doors open 7:30 PM show 8:00 PM

Rideau Curling Club, 715 Cooper St. (at Percy)

Tickets $15 at the door

 

The Vanier playboys

The Vanier Playboys are a new band formed from Ball & Chain and The Wreckers. It’s the same members with the addition of Antoine LaRocques on accordion to make a rockin’ Zydeco band. This is a dance band! Zydeco is music from Southwest Louisiana with accordion as the lead instrument and dancing as the main objective. It’s lots of fun so bring your dancin’ shoes!

 
 
 
 

News & Updates

January 12, 2019

We’re on for Mardi Gras at Irene’s again this year! Don’t miss the chance to see both bands on Sunday, March 3rd from 3 to 6 PM. Ball & Chain and The Wreckers will be doing a set of Cajun music, then The Vanier Playboys will do a set of Zydeco! Sunday is the new Friday night!! Bring your dancin’ shoes and all your friends. See you there!

Love,

Michael and Jody

 
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Surrender

by Ball & Chain And The Wreckers