Hey everyone out there! I doubt anyone ever finds the Vee Gates site. No matter. I just updated each song page with a player instead of always having to download the song. You can still download the song via the gray button but you can now use the player for streaming. Also, you can right mouse click on the player for more options like downloading, etc.
The player looks like this: (Example tune: Among the Ruins). It's funnny since I started this site back in 2004 and finally technology catches up and downloading is no longer the only option.
Also, I am looking to replace the outdated Jukebox of the best Vee Gates tunes formerly in the "Music" tab.
Feb 13, 2017
May 29, 2016
Haven't done much on the site in ages. However, I will complete the history this summer for London, Ontario and Montreal. I can work on it from anywhere now with my new Surface Pro. I also noticed that the music jukebox doesn't work/appear on my iPhone.
August 25, 2015
Haven't done much on the site.
However, here is an
article in the Toronto Star about the former Vee Gates drummer
Daniel Schwartz who lives in Toronto these days, plays for the Key
Frames and is battling a condition called Dystonia.
October 28, 2011
Haven't done much on the site. Check out some of my Halloween
music called The
Frankenstein Files. It's all free for download.
Mr. Excitement, the person who did a review of our first Vee
Gates gig in London, Ontario has just sent me the
long lost review! Woohoo!
May 1, 2011
I finally started working on the band's history in London, Ontario.
My computer was out of commission from late November to early January
Anyway, I hope to finish all by summer.
November 13, 2010
I'm back to working on reworking band's history
with old photos and stories. I have a new computer so I should be able
to get a lot of work done easily. My internet was down for almost
three weeks due to my old DSL modem and Windows 7 so I had
time to edit these pages.
I've also had some problems transferring the web pages from my old
computer to my new computer. I've uploaded pages but some
links won't work. Be patience.
December 30, 2009 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I'm determined to finish the history of the band by the end of
January. I've added "Song Notes" to at least 95% of the songs.
That even includes basic guitar chords.
September 13, 2009
The ukulele CD is underway. Also, the new Canadian
ukulele forum is up: Ukulele
May 07, 2009
I'm currently recording a
ukulele CD in French and I hope to finish this Vee Gates site
(history pages) sometime soon!
January 08, 2008 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope to finally get the London, Ontario and Montreal histories
finished early in the new year!!!
There once was a song called Reggae
Mortiscomposed and performed by the Vee Gates back in 1988 in
Montreal. Many eons later in 2003, the song was refurbished by Vee
Gates front-man Petey Forrest into a song for his children's Halloween
CD The Frankenstein Files.
The good news is in that NYC's renaissance gothic artist
Voltaire has done a fab.
version of Reggae Mortis (June 2007) based on the Frankenstein Files
April 04, 2007
Former Vee Gates drummer Dan Schwartz is now living a secret life in
Toronto playing for "The Key Frames." Check them out
myspace or on
February 20, 2007
Sci-Fi Man, (a former Vee Gates member) has resurfaced after two
years of sailing on the Caribbean to become
DJ Big Mac!
February 05, 2007
Finally! We have unearthed the sole Vee Gates video! Not
a live performance on tape (that show was lost!), but the video "Mystery
Girl" from Super 8 (just converted this week-end) that was filmed
and directed by Rockin' Russian Rina (April 1989)
I decided to purchase the veegates.com
domain name! The price was right! Cost about the same as a 24 pack
of beer! Not bad! I've now consolidated all the following
hosted hobby sites sites under one account.
There is now lots of breathing room for TONS of files!
July 04, 2006
The Vee Gates history pages will be updated soon!
Schwartz, has found an old Vee Gates practice tape during a spring clean
up at his place in Toronto. I hope to get this tape soon and
convert it to MP3s!
December 31, 2005
Happy New Year! Finally, the Photo
Gallery has underwent a cool redesign! I'm also
starting work on writing up the history sections for London, Quebec
City, and Montreal.
December 17, 2005
Petey Forrest, the Vee Gates mastermind is seen here recently playing
the guitar near a painting and a fully stocked bookshelf! hehe
August 23, 2005
I will eventually get back working on the history pages.... soon!
February 10, 2005
The former Vee Gates drummer Dan "the Man" Schwartz has been
tracked down in Toronto now playing for "Lucky
Fool." You can listen to some of the archived Vee Gates
live recordings with Dan rocking on the drums below.
I just dug up the first Vee Gates show in London, Ontario souvenir
song sheet! It's very funny how some tunes were listed as ? or !.
I'm not even sure now after all these years what that meant! hehe
January 6, 2005
Added new photos. They will be shrunk
and organized later. Enjoy for now.
January 3, 2005
Added the lyrics for the songs on the music page.
Click on a song title and it will bring you to the lyrics and you can
download the full mp3. There is also an alphabetical song index
pulldown menu on the music page.
December 31, 2004 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The openings and endings of the mp3s have been cleaned up. Some
of the files contained too much space and song overlap.
December 20, 2004
Updated the music page. It now has the
proper chronological recording history of the Vee Gates (1986-1988) with
full mp3s at your beckon call! lol
November 23, 2004
London, Ontario "The Game is afoot" 3 song demo tape has just been converted from
the original studio reel to reel (dated Feb. 26, 1985). This "off
the floor" demo was engineered by Rob Nation at
Emac Studios in London,
Ontario. Many thanks goes out to David Cain of
of Ottawa, Canada for artfully rescuing the original, almost 20-year old Ampex
reel to reel!