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The Chevelles are Brier bound

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Curlers across Canada are beginning to discover Lethbridge’s number one party band — the Chevelles.Tim Carter of the Chevelles playing the Sound garden. Photo by Richard Amery
 “We’re just a cover band, we just started doing this  for our own giggles so it’s awesome we get to do this across Canada,” said Tim Carter, aka Buck Chevelle, who said the band is looking forward  to  flying to Halifax, March 8 to play four shows at this year’s Brier. The Brier bonspiels draws the country’s best curlers and most enthusiastic curling fans to this annual championship which has gone to the best rink in Canada since 1927.
The Chevelles, who have been mainstays on the city’s  Top-40 cover circuit for many years, are making waves nationally. They just returned from Sault Sté Marie,  where they were performing Jan. 29-31 at the Scotties Curling bonspiel,
“We had a ball,” enthused Carter in between helping customers at Note-able music.
“It’ll be the first time I’ve been on the east coast,” he continued.
“They don’t need us, they’ve got lots of bands over there. But they’re the audience for us, they’re our age. It’s a party atmosphere and we’re  a party band. They’re a party audience and that’s where we thrive,” he continued. The Chevelles play a vast repertoire of hits from the ’50s to today. They often play venues like the Sound Garden and Average Joes as well as quite a few weekend gigs out of town.
They got their start playing big curling bonspiels after an outstanding performance  at the Scotties in Lethbridge back in 2007. Word spread, so  they got a gig at the Brier in Calgary last year, which in turn lead to Halifax.
“Lots of curling fans follow the circuit so we’re becoming regulars,” Carter continued.
“We’re meeting a lot of great people and making new friends, so that’s probably the most fun about it,” he said.
“It’s been fun getting to meet all of these quality people.It’s like winning the lottery,” Carter concluded.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 March 2010 12:51 )  
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