Founding Members (1984)
Rob Villemaire (RIP) - Vocals
Glen Cunningham - Guitars
Pete Dove - Bass
Neal Busby - Drums
Current Lineup & Special Guest Members (2020)
Todd Lefever (Guitars)
Nick Walsh (Special Guest - vocals)
The 1980's in Toronto Canada were the golden age of an incredible local rock music scene highly influenced by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal sounds coming from England. From that era Chyld was born after guitarist Glen Cunningham met singer Rob Villemaire and joined forces with drummer Neal Busby. After a lengthy search bassist Pete Dove joined the ranks after his departure from another band. Chyld began rehearsals in Toronto with a diligent schedule that produced results very quickly and with an arsenal of original songs they were ready to take on the Toronto metal club scene centered around the infamous venue Larry's Hideaway. In 1986 they recorded 3 songs which resulted in the debut 7 inch single "Lite the Nite/Ye Morlok" being released on their own independent label Chyldysh Records. Sadly it never got the attention it deserved at the time, but later achieved legendary status in the European metal world and sold on Ebay for hundreds of dollars. Sadly Chyld packed it in sometime in 1986 for reasons even the band cannot remember. In 2012 inspired by the surge of interest in the old 7 inch single Chyld reformed and recorded one old song "Burning Alive", tragically it was the last song that singer Rob sang as he passed away in 2017. His vocals sat in a computer for 7 years until drummer Neal Busby took the reins and decided the song had to be finished and recruited super fret demon Todd Lefever to record the guitars and get the song ready to be released to the world.
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
From the viewpoint of Neal Busby (drummer)
As per: Inside booklet of CHYLD's 3 song EP Release 2012
(Click on booklet to Enlarge And Read)
DEc. 4th, 2020
Lots of updates to announce to CHYLD fans. From press to CHYLD songs being featured in two high profile TV shows & new songs to be released in early 2021, 2020 has been quite the year to say the least. Let's start with this very cool write up on the Leo Sigh entertainment news site. Chyld gets a great review written by Michelle Topham
Founder/CEO at Leo Sigh, a journalist, a former radio DJ and the founder of Leo Sigh. Check it out here:
Dec. 4th, 2020
check out CHYLD's two amazing placements. The song "Lite The Nite" is featured in "The Walking Dead: World Beyond", and the song "Tell Me A Lie" is featured in CBS "Interrogation"
Sept 24th, 2020
Tune in to AMC network on Oct. 4th to watch "Walking Dead - World Beyond" and listen to CHYLD's song "Lite The Nite" featured in Episode 8. Walking Dead- World Beyond debuts right after "The Walking Dead" season 11 Finale.
July 16th, 2020
Today is the premiere of CHYLD's the latest video for the song "Ride Out" . This is the first release to feature a new guest singer Nicholas Walsh formerly of Slik Toxik and currently with Famous Underground and Classic Albums Live. Watch in the Video section below.
Mar. 15, 2020
Some Huge news to report for CHYLD!!! We just found out that 2 of our songs have been place in 2 American hit shows.....The song "Lite The Night" was placed in the latest installment of the hit series "The Walking Dead" entitled "The Walking Dead World Beyond" to air in April 2020. The song "Tell Me A Lie" was placed on CBS All Access network new show called "Interrogation" which began airing last week.
Feb. 10, 2020
New Song "Ride Out" being released in the spring featuring guest singer Nick Walsh (Slik Toxik, Famous Underground, Classic Albums Live). A new video will coincide with this release. Watch this space!!
Latest Video - In The Field Of Fire - Feb., 2021
Ride Out - July 16th, 2020
Burning Alive - Oct. 2019
A very cool write up on this entertainment news site. Chyld gets a great review written by Michelle Topham
Founder/CEO at Leo Sigh, a journalist, a former radio DJ and the founder of Leo Sigh.
CHYLD's song "Lite The Nite" featured in The Walking Dead: World Beyond
CHYLD's song "Tell Me A Lie" featured in TV show "Interrogation"
Thu., Sep. 24 at 7:37 p.m.
Episode 44 - Pete Dove (Ex-Slash Puppet) & Neal Busby (Ex-Slik Toxik) - Chyld - Non-Stop Rock Talk with Tyson Briden
Press Releases & Interviews
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