THE BAND BIO

JOHNNY SWEET

Johnny Sweet

Born in Belleville Ontario, a former Break Dancing Champion, and Michael Jackson impersonator, Johnny Sweet brings an energy and excitement to his vocal performance, like you’d expect to see at a stadium venue. This born showman has provided his vocal styling for an array of bands over the years, and he has  shared the stage with some greats, such as, Alana Myles, Colin James, and April Wine.

Between Johnny’s heartfelt vocal delivery,  his almost unparalleled, stage presence and,  unique stage attire…You will be witness to a musical experience, that is truly “Off The  Chartz”

  • Alfie Latanski Lead Guitar – Bass Guitar Back-up Vocals, Whistler
  • TributesEric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Santana, Eagles, Allman Bros, Queen, Roxy Music, Steppenwolf, ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughan, U2, Billy Idol, The Who, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffett, UB40, Neil Young, Billy Joel, Gary Moore, BB King, Earth, Wind & Fire, Men at Work, Talking Heads, Midnight Oil, Guess Who, Colin James, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Downchild Blues Band…

Born and raised in the Belleville area and had the privilege of playing with a lot of great musicians through the last 45 years. I started on drums but my attention got drawn to the bass over 3 decades ago and been enjoying many styles of music and the harmonies since. Looking forward to playing live again. Cheers!

Doug Crossen, Doug plays rhythm guitar and Sings & is a fantastic addition to the rhythm section of “Off the chartz.” Doug started playing guitar in grade school and has played in many bands over the years One of the highlights of Doug’s guitar playing career was playing guitar with Robin Hawkins, Romping Ron Hawkins’ son. He has also played guitar with Brian Gatto, keyboard player for Anne Murray, Rod Black who was in Michael McDonald’s back up band, and Bill Shipman, who was the lead guitar player for Tommy Cash. Doug enjoys the privilege of playing guitar with Alfie Latanski once again and credits Alfie with having had the greatest influence on his guitar playing career music and the band.


Dale has been ‘rapping the tubs’ for far longer than he’s willing to say lest it reveal his elderness. Lets just say… several decades beginning at the age of eleven. Over this time Dale has drummed with various band mates to music in genres of Dixieland, Blues, Rock and County and played in many local bands in and around Kingston and Belleville. Dale was initially influenced by drummers from bands like April Wine, Lighthouse and A Foot in Cold Water. “Rock it still my favorite style to play.” Over the years it’s become evident that where ever and whenever a rhythm pattern is needed Dale is willing to step up and provide one. “There’s nothing like a good solid, snappy percussive groove to set an upbeat tune on fire or a smooth backing track to keep a ballad on time.”