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Chants R&B (originally known as Chants) were a rhythm and blues band from ChristchurchNew Zealand, and are considered one best examples of garage rhythm and blues from Australasia during the 1960s.[1] They won the Battle Of The Bands contest at Addington Showgrounds in 1964.[2] Their line-up was:

  • Trevor Courtney on drums
  • Michael Rudd on rhythm guitar and vocals
  • Pete Hansen on bass
  • Jim Tomlin lead guitar

In 1966 the position of lead guitarist was taken by Max Kelly, a deserter from the Australian Air Force. When he had to return to Australia for desertion charges, the band followed with him. By this time they had a bassist by the name of Neil Young - no relation to the well-known Canadian musician of the same name.

The band broke up in 1967.

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Influences[edit]Edit

Their sound was heavily based on the Rolling StonesThemOtis Redding, the Pretty Things and the Yardbirds.

Reformation[edit]Edit

They reformed in 2007, and played in Christchurch.

Discography[edit]Edit

Date of Release Title Label
Albums
2000 Stage Door Witchdoctors Bacchus
2008 Chants R&B[3][4] Norton

Singles[edit]Edit

Year Single Album
1966 "I've Been Loving You Too Long"/"I Want Her"
1966 "I'm Your Witchdoctor"/"Neighbour Neighbour"
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