Remington Park (Windsor, ON) – 1978, in the basement of a neighborhood Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help; the first performance by Vince Shepley and Riccardo Santia. Santia on lead vocals and Shepley on guitar. They performed 10 original songs penned by both. The rest is history.
Santia turned to boxing and went on to become Ontario’s premier Golden Gloves boxer in his weight class while Shepley focused on writing and honing his chops. After 10 years of solo projects Shepley reunited with Santia who had since picked up the bass guitar and could help with the vocals and writing duties again – Chaser was born and headlining local clubs in Ontario, Quebec and wherever they could play! The long nights grew old quick. Shepley left the band but continued to write. After a 20 year hiatus from the music industry, Shepley and Santia came back together making music.
Bad Habit is the latest creation. A hook generating rock band performing original music with late model cover songs. The passion, magic and power are ever present and palpable and clearly evident and in place. The band is: Joe Maurovic is the laid back tragically talented but humbly gifted drummer keeping time. Joe has numerous accolades within the music industry most notably his time as the CAT MAN supporting Destroyer, the well-known international KISS tribute act. Kyle Dame, lead vocalist. Kyle is a freak of talent and a true diamond being polished. Kyle’s voice is easily recognizable and reminiscent of an early Jim Morrison, with touches of Roger Daltry, but with the 90’s flare of Scott Weiland (STP) with a shade or two of Tom Kiefer (Cinderella). Kyle has the rasp and power to reach every seat in the house! There’s an old soul in Kyle and the energy he exudes while performing will no doubt draw the crowd and mesmerize and entertain.
There’s no mistaking the heavy riffs coupled with the ‘in your face’ guitar driven tracks Bad Habit creates. The songs are original and timeless and bring you right back to a time when music was played – not manufactured.