After being in a string of moderately
successful bands throughout the 1970's, Claude Dubé, a graduate of
McMaster University, moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to pursue a music and
song writing career. Rather quickly, he found himself playing the
Hollywood circuit with the band London (which eventually would spawn
Motley Crue). After London disbanded, Claude partnered with Hollywood
producer Ron Pane (Minute Men, Dokken, Great White) and for 3 years he
honed his production & writing skills. The two went on to release an
album and EP together.
In 1985, Claude returned to Toronto with his family and regrouped with band mates and song writing partner Dennis Decker (lead guitar) brother Dan Dubé (bass), Nicholas Holden (guitar/vocals), and discovered drummer Kevin Camilleri by auditions, thus forming DuBay. Since 1990, the band created and promoted through their own label, ‘Limozine Records’, 6 original CDs and their singles, including 2 videos. The catalogue includes Bonjour, Emoceans, Take Note, Earth School, Bienvenue (a French CD), MOVINON and now Chronology.
When MP3.com was king of the earlier internet's music scene, the band's back catalogue was being downloaded internationally with more than 644,000 plays. The band has been released in Europe by Austin, Texas based BSW Records, and garnering Dubay their first favourable radio play in France, Netherlands, Germany and beyond. By 2000, DuBay had performed over 500 shows in the Golden Horseshoe at legendary venues like the El Mocombo, The Diamond, and The Gasworks. They've shared the stage with some great Canadian artists like April Wine, Alannah Miles and The Tea Party. They have performed dozens of corporate shows for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Hamilton Bulldogs, the WWF, Camp Trillium, and twelve municipal events for the City of Hamilton, including a Canada Day festival for over 40,000 people! DuBay is a band that loves to play for their fans. Known for their History of Rock cover set, the band adapts and performs custom gigs, including Hamilton’s former Mayor elect Fred Eisenberger’s campaign launch!
As life would have it after 12 years, change was inevitable. With the addition of Pat Campion (drums) and Peter Bellm (bass), The DuBay Band as it is now called, has progressed into new and exciting rhythms with MOVINON. The blues influence these musicians have brings to the traditionally upbeat music that is DuBay, a darker more "Nietzsche" view of the world. The songs rock for the most part and the album is rich in emotions and melodies however this one acknowledges that life is not without pain and not all relationships will last. MOVINON also credits Dennis Decker with engineering, recording completely digitally, in Limozine Records’ ‘Pro Tools Studio’. The young, up and coming Mellissa Bel offered her vocal talent on two songs and has performed with the band on several occasions. Chronology; the latest album has 3 new songs, "O Canada", "Do You Believe" and "It's Hockey Night". "O Canada" is doing well on I-Tunes and on youtube (video). It is being played at many local schools as an exciting substitute for the old, slower version of our National Anthem. "Do You Believe" is the latest music video, released in May 2010. "It's Hockey Night" was written for the Hockey Night In Canada contest. Other songs on the album were taken from previous CD.'s as most popular hits. Fast forward to Aug. 2011, Pat leaves the band and is replaced with Mauro Iacoboni. Moe, as he likes to be called, has played with Claude and Nicholas in a band from the past called "Why Not".
Supported by BLR Entertainment’s Rob Rapiti, The DuBay Band plans to concentrate more on corporate venues and selected clubs and casinos within the Southern Ontario's golden horseshoe. While concentrating on marketing their music world wide through publishing and the internet, The DuBay Band is "Moving On", always adapting and surviving technologically as well as personally. They are professionals and are still ever hopeful for our world and the spiritual Universe.