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Donnie & The Monarchs

Donnie and The Monarchs is a Saint John, New Brunswick based band that has delivered a constant stream of classic Rock ‘n Roll across Eastern Canada and into the US for the past three and a half decades.

The Monarchs have worked with legendary performers that include opening for The Beach Boys, performing with Tiny Tim, Freddy Cannon, Dr. Hook, Bobby Day, Tommy Roe, The Coasters, Michelle Wright, Tommy Hunter, John Allen Cameron, and the Rankin Family,  to name a few.  The Monarchs also appeared as themselves in the movie Geraldine’s Fortune, starring Jane Curtain.


Noted for a choice of classic dancing favorites from the 50s to the 80s, mixed with great costumes, wild antics and audience participation, The Monarchs demand dancing and singing along, and the feeling is contagious!

Ya Just Gotta Dance

The music of Donnie & The Monarchs


Recorded live at The Mirimichi Rock ’n Roll Weekend - 2002

Lee Boyer (lead vocals, guitar), Gary Chase (keys, vocals), John McIntyre (drums, vocals), Kris McIntyre (bass, vocals), Bob Morgan (lead guitar, vocals)

Chuck Berry Medley - Chuck Berry (Monarchs)
The Twist - Chubby Checker (Monarchs)
Do Wop Medley - Various Artists (Monarchs)
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers (Monarchs)
Buddy Holly Medley - Buddy Holly (Monarchs)
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (Monarchs)
CCR Medley - CCR (Monarchs)
70s Medley - Various Artists (Monarchs)
Centerfield - Bruce Springsteen (Monarchs)
Walk of Life - Dire Straits (Monarchs)
Footloose - Kenny Loggins (Monarchs)
Rock 'n Roll Medley - Various Artists (Monarchs)

Recorded live at The Saint John Trade and Convention Centre
(and Beach Boys Concert) - 1989

Donnie Chiasson (lead vocals), Gary Chase (keys, vocals), John McIntyre (drums, vocals), Kris McIntyre (bass, vocals), Bob Morgan (lead guitar, vocals)

At The Hop - Danny and The Juniors (Monarchs)
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (Monarchs)
Yakety Yak - The Coasters (Monarchs)
50's Medley - Various Artists (Monarchs)
Only You - The Platters (Monarchs)
Mountain of Love - Johnny Rivers (Monarchs)
Rock'n Robin - Bobby Day (Monarchs)

Video Promo for 2014 New Years Gig

Band Members

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Lee Boyer

Lead Vocals, Guitar

1996 to Present

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Gary Chase

Keyboards, Vocals

1983 to Present

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John McIntyre

Drums, Vocals

1983 to Present

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Kris McIntyre

Bass Guitar, Vocals

1983 to Present

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Dave Round

Guitar, Bass Keys, Vocals

2018 to Present

Past Members

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Bob Morgan

Lead Guitar

1986 to 2018

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Don Chiasson

Lead Vocals

1983 to 1996

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Dennis Wood

Lead Guitar

1983 to 1986

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Rick Watters

Guitar, Vocals

2018 to 2019


Been There,

Done That

Join Donnie & The Monarchs on a photographic journey through their fun-filled 35 year career

Donnie & The Monarchs opened for The Beach Boys at

Parlee Beach, Shediac, NB in 1989 to a crowd of 50,000

Beach Boys Concert 1989
Monarchs on stage at Parlee Beach
Carl Wilson Rain Walk
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Mike Love
Al Jardine
California Girls
Tiny Tim with The Monarchs
Geraldine’s Fortune
Movie Stars
Some of The Cast
Quebec Acting Royalty
Take 5
Director’s Input
Movie Stars at Work
Movie Set
Music Rehearsal
Rehearsal Wrap-Up
Hometown Premiere
John Mcntyre
Opening For Dr. Hook
Dr. Hook
The Monarchs with Dr. Hook
Tommy Hunter with The Monarchs
Saint John Music Awards
Back-Up Band for Tommy Roe
Macho Man & Monarchs
Jake The Snake and The Monarchs
In The News
Live on Radio
Montreal Bound
On Stage in Montreal
ECMA in Saint John
Rock ’N Roll Historical Exhibit
Rock ’N Roll
Monarchs at Rock ’N Roll Exhibit
Cops For Cancer 2006
Cops For Cancer 2006
Cops For Cancer 2006
Performing on the Docks
Kris McIntyre
Live Acquasize Performance
Telethon at Market Square
Saint John Tall Ships Visit
Jean Chretien Ceremony
The RCMP Musical Ride 1990
Oromocto Entrance
Halloween Fun
Halloween Guest Performer
Saint John T&C 2010
New Years Poster
New Years Eve 2004
Bob Morgan
Gary Chase
Lee Boyer
Rehersal Guys
Donnie & The Monarchs
Donnie Send-Off

More Been There, Done That

New Years Eve 2019
Rock’n In The New Year
Roctober 2018 at Branch 69 Legion
Loyal Fans
Hub City Sound's Savard Twins
Al and The Monarchs
Musical Surfboard
Wooly Bully
New Years Fireworks
Stinger Chase
Atlantic Nationals, Moncton NB
Home on The Drums
Loch Lomand Mall
Great new line-up for 2018
Dennis Wood
Dalhousie New Brunswick
TV Guide Covers
Welcome - Miramichi Style
Miramichi Muse
1980s Poster
Village People
Bob as Village Person
Village People
Rock-Amaura 2018
Greaser Band
Elvis lives
Home Sweet Home on The Road
Basic 4
Early Monarchs
New Years Poster
Rollertech Late 80s
Favourite Guest Performer
Musical Siblings
Washadamoak Retreat
Occasional Guest Drummer
Dennis on The Boardwalk
Lee’s Guitar
Monarch Christmas Party
Kris Crash
John and his Squeezebox

Upcoming Gigs

New Years at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre 2004

No upcoming events at the moment


Donnie & The Monarchs play for a crowd of 30,000 at the street dance

for The Atlantic Nationals Antique Auto event in Moncton, NB in 2009

Donnie and The Monarchs




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