Sunday, February 21, 2010

January/February 2010 Update

January/February 2010 Update

Hello Folksters and Friendlies :)

WOW, Happy 2010 everyone, The Oldest Child has had a busy busy start to the year! Since the amazing New Years Eve Party out in Lindsay, ON with the The DGB, Elephant Blanket, Homefront and Daniel Greer; No time has been spared in getting the ball running for 2010.

January 2010

Quickly after ringing in the NEW YEAR it was off to Toronto to join The Danger Bees and Leah Erbe at the very Peterborough-esk-inviting Rancho Relaxo [300 College St.].
Check out the pictures from January 7th 2010:
Some video from the night can be viewed at:

Just a week later, January 15th 2010, The Oldest Child joined local rockers FATAL ASSEMBLY, Hostel Takeover, and Troy Thompson and The Kismet Kulprits in Toronto once again for a Peterborough evening at Duffy’s Tavern on Bloor St.

Check out the pictures from January 15th 2010:

January 23rd, 2010 marked a day of music and benefit in the Peterborough area, and The Oldest Child was very proud to be a part. The 1st Annual Musical Fundraiser for CF in Peterborough included 7 venues and many local musicians/bands donating their time and talents. The Oldest Child entertained the jolly crowds at The Puck N’ Pint for 4+ hours. For photos from the event check out:

On January 28th, 2010, The Oldest Child found himself taking the stage at The Historic Red Dog as part of Winter Rawkfest. Back to the event where The Oldest Child first took the stage! The line up included: The Oldest Child, Why Bother Thinking, Shattered Reality, Citizen Hollow, Mystic Kick, At Falls End and Hostel Takeover! What a great evening put on by RAWKSPACE Promotions/Entertainment (

Check out photos from Winter Rawkfest here: (Photos Courtesy of Richard McKeig)

February 2010

So February comes around and well darns it, here we go again!

February 4th, 2010 marked a new opportunity for The Oldest Child to entertain and hone his talents on a weekly basis. Beginning every Thursday, since Feb 4th, The Oldest Child can be found entertaining the patrons of The 2nd Floor Lounge [172 Simcoe St. Peterborough] from 10pm – 1:30/2:00pm; playing cover, requested and original music. Special guests are always welcome to take the microphone.

Join the Facebook group and keep up to date with Acoustic Lounge Thursdays @ the 2nd Floor Lounge:

February 5th, 2010, The Oldest Child joins good friends FrailFragment, Social Cyanide, and Troy Thompson and The Kismet Kulprits at The Spill Café for an evening of varied musical genres ranging from Folk, Punk to Grunge and Hard Rock! A great evening!

Check out the photos from February 5th, 2010:

February 12th, 2010 marked the first time The Oldest Child had the pleasure of entertaining the pool playing crowds of Pappas Billiards in downtown Peterborough. Lindsay, ON rockers The DGB and local group FREEWATER rounded out an excellent evening of music in an intimate atmosphere; not too mention FREE pool!

Check out photos from February 12th, 2010:
Check out the very special VALENTINE’S video of all the bands collaborating:
More Videos from Pappas Billiards to come :)

Lastly, many folks find it tough to attend concerts. Well The Oldest Child was on TV! If you tuned into TV Cogeco – February 18th or 19th, Channel 10 in Peterborough, You would have caught Lee showcasing Junction 28. An independent weekly music program showcasing local talent and all original music! Other acts included in the weekly program include: Missy Knott, Sam Ferguson, Melissa Payne, Dave MacQuarrie, Alyssa Morrissey and Nikki & Keith of Western Avenue.

For additional shows, past events and videos check out Junction 28:

Some Upcoming Shows to Mark on your Calendars:

March 30th – The Spill Café w/ Andy Cotter and TBA
April 10th – The Montreal House w/ FrailFragment and TBA
More dates TBA…
***Every Thursday @ The 2nd Floor Lounge [172 Simcoe St.] ***

Other than that jumble of words, The Oldest Child hopes to do some recording with local Music Engineer Richard Kyle of Seven Bridge Productions. Other artists/bands looking for excellent recording rates should visit Richard’s domains at:

Stay tuned as new developments commence!

Thank you again everyone for your continued support; I cannot thank everyone enough for the support over the past year as The Oldest Child begins the second year as a musical endeavour. The support is very much appreciated. So, Thank You.

Strum on,

Lee A.
The Oldest Child

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Hey Friendlies and Folk-sters (in no order respectively ;) )

I'd like to share this video I made for my valentine. I sincerely hope everyone has found love in their lives, whether from another or found within.

Check out the video of me (and Friends from The DGB & FREEWATER) serenading my Valentine with City and Colour's "The Girl".

Recorded February 12, 2010 at Pappas Billiards in Peterborough, ON. The video can also be viewed at the top of the myspace profile :) Leave a comment let me know how I did.

Much Love ALWAYS from Peterborough, ON

Strum on,

The Oldest Child

P.s. Oh and check out the picture of my Vday gift, a nice new pair of shoes, I love shoes!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays from The Oldest Child

Happy Holidays from The Oldest Child

Current mood: chill
Category: Life

Hey Folksters,

On this Eve of Christmas/Xmas I would like to personally wish you all a very safe and Happy Holiday season, wishing you all the very best of luck in 2010! And hey, if your not gonna play safe, you best be having a tonne of fun (^="

Here is a lil Xmas diddy from a band called The Maine:

Also, check out Said The Whale's Xmas EP:

As well, and again, thank you everyone for the continued support as I express myself through music, you all have given me gifts of support, and I really appreciate it all :)

Look for more The Oldest Child in the next year!

Happy Holidays,
Love and Strums

Lee and Norco (my pup)
The Oldest Child

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Videos Posted :)

Hey Folksters!

All the Videos from December 5th @ The Montreal House and December 10th @ The Trend are posted on YOUTUBE :)

December 5th - The Montreal House w/ FrailFragment, Fatal Assembly, Citizen Hollow and Troy Thompson and The Kismet Kulprits

Set List:

Introduction and Last Kiss:

Sweet Jonny B:

High In Love:

Can't Take Me Out:

The Trees:

December 10th - The Trend w/ House Taken Over
***Batteries ran out mid way through ooops***

For Your Ears:

Ode to The Express:

Can't Take Me Out:

Single's Bar:

Thank you everyone for your support! :)

Much love and strums,

Lee and Noel,

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Oldest Child Update November 2009

Hey Friends :)

Wow it has been a busy busy FALL here in Peterborough, ON! How has your FALL been?

It has been since August that I have sent out a true update about The Oldest Child, and now that the seasons are changing and the music and school are becoming less demanding, I would like to share with you that past few months.

As of writing this I am proud to announce that in this short existence The Oldest Child has surpassed 6500 Myspace hits and acquired over 1000 fans on Facebook. And seriously, I would like to thank each every one of you who took the seconds and/or minutes to even think about me, vote, or fan me - Thank you

After wrapping up THE AUGUST RUSH TOUR back in Mid-September with Andy Cotter at The Spill (; The Oldest Child took to the stage at THE GROOVE LOUNGE ( with many other great indie bands as part of BREAK YOUR BAND 2009 held by SUPERNOVA ( This was a great show and I met many great folks and hopefully nabbed a few new fans!

Check out the other bands at the show:

In most recent news, THE OLDEST CHILD needs your VOTE again! As part of the
BREAK YOUR BAND 2009 band competition TOC took the stage at The Atria in Oshawa, ON with the likes of 9 other acts! THE OLDEST CHILD is still in the running for THE WILDCARD VOTE!

Please go to and vote! Check out all the other acts and let your ears hear something different or completely new :)

Back in October TOC found himself playing with many other great bands for some very excellent causes. On the 22nd of October TOC, HOLLOWPOINT, BRANE, FAITH OF A MARTYR, and BRANE rocked very hard to help out a great up and coming fashion designer make her way to Vancouver Fashion Week!

Check out: for all the coverage.

October 23rd found TOC sharing the stage with other great acts; TONKA PUMA, ANDREW VINCENT and AVERY ISLAND to support SOUNDTRACKED VOLUME ONE at The Green Bottle, Oshawa, ON (Sadly -the bottle has closed its doors). It was a great time to be a part of such a celebration of the arts :) Check out the pictures and VIDEOS!

Check out all the acts:

Coming into early November; TOC, DUKE MACINTOSH, THE DEAD LETTERS and TROY THOMPSON and THE KISMET KULPRITS took to The Spill ( in Peterboroough, ON. This concert was so great, and super well received :) A great night with beer friends and even CAKE! Check out the pictures and VIDEOS!

Check out the acts:

This show also celebrated the first appearance of THE OLDEST CHILD on the RADIO! TOC was on FRESH NEW ROCK 92.7fm on September 30 with Kate S. and I hope this will be the first of many on air appearance.

In line with this, THE OLDEST CHILD along with many other great local artists took part in a Trent Radio Studio C Lullaby project! AUTUMN LULLABY was recorded accapella. The lullaby will be added to the player very soon :) A big thank you to Jill Staveley for footing the entire bill on this project - from recording to press! And congrats on your new wonder!

Check out:

Looking into the future....

Well a huge show is planned for DECEMBER 5th at The Montreal House in Peterborough, ON. I will be playing again with FRAIL FRAGMENT, TROY THOMPSON AND FATAL ASSEMBLY. The show will be large and charged! Come out and bring your hardcore mentalities!

Also..... possibly an EP??

Planning is coming along, mostly in my head, for a debut album/EP. This will be a defining moment in my life. And I am really hoping to produce something people will love. But this is just in the planning phase ;)

For now, that is all, PHEW; I told you it was a busy FALL! Please keep checking in and invite all your friends to have a listen, become a fan, attend an event or even just say hello. Thank you :)

Strum On, Love

Lee A.
The Oldest Child -----NEWWWWW -----NEWWWWW,

***The Oldest Child on stage with Mr Dan Mangan :) XM Artist of The Year 2009!***