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TWO PLUS and JIM CHAPMAN: ON HIS OWN- Live In Performance.

TWO PLUS is Les Holmes and Jim Chapman, two very experienced performers and songwriters. Les has played across southern Ontario for years with the Les Holmes Trio+ and has repeatedly appeared at the Hank Snow Tribute Festival in Nova Scotia, at Purple Hill in London, and at other festivals and concert venues. His recordings continue to chart successfully in Europe and North America. Jim played with London R&B legends The Bluesmen Revue in the 60’s and was signed to Columbia Records. In the 70’s and 80’s he backed up Ronnie Hawkins, toured extensively with his own band, worked as a studio musician and producer, and later became a very successful jingle writer before spending twenty years as a London radio talk show host. Pre-covid, he was a member of the popular London group The Incontinentals.

TWO PLUS is Les and Jim performing live, plus “real” drum, guitar and bass tracks recorded by Jim in the recording studio. Brought together on stage, the result is the full sound of a five-piece band playing a mixture of early rock and roll and classic country, in whatever combination best suits their audience:

  • Early Rock and Roll:
  • Act Naturally- The Beatles
  • Looking Out My Back Door- Creedence
  • Bad Moon Risin’- Creedence
  • Barefootin’- Robert Parker
  • Bo Diddley- Ronnie Hawkins
  • Boom Boom- David Clayton Thomas
  • Bluebirds Over The Mountains- Ronnie Hawkins
  • Flip Flop- Downchild Blues Band
  • Forty Days- Ronnie Hawkins
  • Hey Bartender- The Blues Brothers
  • Hey Good Lookin’- Jimmy Buffett
  • Something Good- Herman’s Hermits
  • Jambalaya- Fats Domino
  • Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry
  • Lucille- Everly Brothers
  • Polk Salad Annie- Tony Joe White
  • Rhythm of the Rain- Cascades
  • Spin The Bottle- The Bluesmen Revue
  • Sugar Shack- Jimmy Gilmer
  • Suzy Q- Dale Hawkins
  • Walkin’ The Dog- The Rolling Stones
  • When Will I Be Loved- The Everly Brothers
  • ………………….and many more.
  • Classic Country:
  • Abilene- George Hamilton IV
  • Crazy Arms- Ray Price
  • Devil Woman- Marty Robbins
  • He’ll Have To Go- Jim Reeves
  • I’m Movin’ On- Hank Snow
  • She Thinks I Still Care- George Jones
  • Sea of Heartbreak- Don Gibson
  • The Auctioneer- Leroy Van Dyke
  • Make The World Go Away- Ray Price
  • Hello Darlin’- Conway Twitty
  • It’s Only Make Believe- Conway Twitty
  • Silver Wings Merle Haggard
  • Sing Me Back Home- Merle Haggard
  • Workin’ Man Blues- Merle Haggard
  • I Fall To Pieces- Patsy Cline
  • Walk On By- Leroy Van Dyke
  • Walkin’ After Midnight- Patsy Cline
  • Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain- Willie Nelson
  • Misty Moonlight- Jim Reeves
  • Tonight The Bottle- Merle Haggard
  • Young Love- Sonny James
  • Heartaches By The Number- Ray Price
  • ………………….and many more.

TWO PLUS is available for dances, shows, parties, clubs, any time and place there is a demand for the classic dancing hits of the 50’s, 60’s and beyond, performed as they should be by experienced professional entertainers.

JIM CHAPMAN: ON HIS OWN is Jim performing as a solo. He began working as a single between band engagements in the late 90’s, and played many area clubs and private functions. Pre-covid he provided Sunday evening music at Michael’s On The Thames for two years as well as appearing at The Fireside Grill, The Sweet Onion, The Budapest Restaurant and at many private parties and get-togethers. His “single” repertoire of classic songs runs the gamut from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Kenny Rogers, The Mills Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Jimmie Rogers, Tom Jones, Roger Miller, John Denver, The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Browns, The Cascades, Paul Anka, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, and many more. For smaller venues where a band is just “too much”, Jim provides an entertaining show built around million-selling songs from throughout the pop music era.



TWO PLUS and JIM CHAPMAN: ON HIS OWN- Live In Performance.

July 30, 2022

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