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To have your Band listed, please support us by purchasing a Band Membership ($20 per year), then email a photo and short bio of your band or act. Include a link to your website, Facebook page, or other music related media.
Featuring Jeff Baker on lead guitar and vocals, Mark Milner on bass, and Jim Reid on drums, they bring a rare and potent blend of sophistication and raw power to classic and contemporary blues, covering songs by The Allman Brothers, B.B. King, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top – and many more.
The Bad Pennies are representing our Blues Society and BC at the 2024 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN from Jan. 16 – 20 in the Band Category.
Playing a dynamic blend of blues, roots and funk, Strong Bow & Wry pairs Jennie Bice’s fiery fiddle and vocals with Tony Ivan O’Hara’s driving guitar and soulful voice. This duo has been connecting with audiences around B.C. for nearly a decade, and seamlessly melds instrumental brilliance with wit and poignancy. No two shows are the same with Strong Bow & Wry whose mantra is “Yes, to all the things!” https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100065493790969
Strong Bow & Wry won the 2023 BC Blues Challenge and is advancing to the 2024 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN from Jan. 16 – 20 in the Solo/Duo category, representing the Fraser Valley Blues Society & BC.
James Vickers is of Tsimshian, Heiltsuk, Haida, and British ancestory and resides in Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. James only started playing guitar in March 2020 and made his stage debut in August 2021, one week before his twelfth birthday. When James first began playing, his largest influence was Angus Young of AC/DC but after a year, he discovered the late great SRV and was instantly bitten by the Blues bug.
Today James is writing and performing his own songs. The future looks bright for this rising star.
James is the Fraser Valley Blues Society Youth Act going to the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN from Jan. 16 – 20, 2024.
Darren Harry, originating from the St’at’imc of the Ts’kway’laxw First Nations, and James Buddy Rogers, both seasoned students and practitioners of Blues music, have significantly contributed to the Vancouver music scene and beyond. Their collaboration is a testament to their shared passion for Blues music. The fusion of their unique backgrounds and skills likely brings a rich and authentic dimension to their music, resonating with a diverse audience. Their partnership not only celebrates the cultural heritage of Blues, but also contributes to its evolution and relevance in contemporary music scenes.
The Scary Lizards have been bringing their scaly brand of entertainment to Vancouver-area venues for over 15 years. From the Vancouver Sun to Port Moody Chinese restaurant basements, to the Fraser Valley, the Lizards bring Rhythm & Blues and Rockin’ Dance Music to a new level!
The Scary Lizards feature Paul Hendriks, Jonathan Reichter, Dan Bechard & Matt Helie. They are one of the FVBS hosts for our monthly jams and create a rockin’ atmosphere where everyone has fun!
Jamie Dale & Friends
One of the newest bands from White Rock is the Jamie Dale & Friends, featuring Jamie Dale, Frank Dato, Doug Carr, Jocelyn Cameron and Bob West. Their high-powered lineup with well over 200 years of combined pro experience, plays Blues, Soul, R&B, Funk, a little Jazz, and a little Rock.
Blues and R&B singer, Andi “Miss Behave” Martyn Jones, based out of Vancouver is backed up by Don Jones on Guitar, Rob Marr on bass, Brian McGibney on Keys, JT Platt on Sax and Ted May on Drums. More Info: https://facebook.com/missbehaveblues/
The Gale Force Blues Band has been playing in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland blues scene for the past two decades. Led by lead guitarist and vocalist Howlin’ Jon Gale, The Gale Force Blues Band is a six piece band that serves up a storm of fiery blues, with high energy and a great mix of songs that will have you rockin’ on the dance floor all night long. We love what we do and are a whole lot of fun!
The Jason Lane Band is a blues band with solid roots in rock and pop music. The band embodies a traditional blues sound that incorporates the catchy melodies of pop and the intense guitar of rock. The result is a polished, smooth and downright groovy sound that is both contemporary and modern. Based in Vancouver the band was formed in 2019 with founding members Jason Lane and Chantal Sayers. The rhythm section has Rob Cooper on drums and Bruce Morrison on bass.
The Jason Lane Band won the 2023 BC Blues Challenge & the 2023 Fraser Valley Music Awards
The Deb Rhymer Band is a Victoria British Columbia Canada favorite. The band includes Canadian veterans Kelly Fawcett on guitar, Andy Graffiti on drums and Phil Albert on bass guitar. Deb Rhymer struts the Blues with a sultry, uptown West Coast sound. Don’t Wait Up is the new ten song recording from singer/songwriter Deb Rhymer.
Deb leads the Victoria Blues Society and the Sunday Blues Services in Victoria, BC.
Natalie is a young singer/guitarist with an old soul. She is currently a solo act but enjoys being backed by a band when possible. Taking you on a journey with improvised vocal riffs and guitar soloing, you will never witness the exact same performance twice. She graduated Berklee College of Music, represented BC and the Fraser Valley Blues Society at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in the Youth catgegory, and won the “Excellence by a Female Artist” award at the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Award.
South Island Rhythm Kings, a mainstay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, steeped in traditional early blues.
At the nucleus of the South Island Rhythm Kings is the father and son team of Lazy Mike Mallon & Carson Mallon, creating a musical bond on early electric blues, accompanied by seasoned musicians delivering their mutual love of “no school like old school” blues.
Their unique brand of entertainment delivers classic electric blues with engaging, high energy & beautiful harmonies that make you feel the music and get up and groove. http://www.lazymikemallonmusic.net
The Ocean Park Wailers is a seven-piece group whose focus is on Blues, Country Rock, Roots, R & B and Originals. The core of the group has been together since 2010. The Wailers have a dynamic style with the blazing guitar work of Kevin Irwin, a solid rhythm section with Paul Sorbara on drums, Russ Froese on bass and twin keyboard players Bill Brooks* and Jim Widdifield. Elliott Clarkson is on saxophone. To top it off they have a great vocal mix with lead singer Carolyn Neapole, as well as Kevin and Russ.