Blues Bands & Musicians

We want to acknowledge that it’s the musicians and bands, that keep the music flowing. To support them, we offer this page. Explore their info, pages, music and  purchase their music. Like their Facebook page.

To have your Band listed, please purchase a Band Membership ($20 per year), then email a photo and short bio  of your band or act.


Gale Force Blues BandGale Force Blues Band

The Gale Force Blues Band has been active in the Vancouver blues scene for the past 15 years, playing modern Chicago style blues. A 7 piece band with 2 vocalists, 2 guitars, bass, drums, keys and percussion, we love what we do and are a whole lot of fun!

 


Deb Rhymer Band

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.


South Island Rhythm Kings

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


Big City SoulBig City Soul Band

There Ain’t No Party Like a BIG CITY PARTY!! Big City Soul is a 9pc R&B Soul Band. BCS consists of a Grooving Rhythm Section, The Dynamic Big City Horns, & Two Fabulous lead Vocalists.

https://www.facebook.com/BigCitySoul


“Miss Behave”

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.


ocean-park-wailers_origThe Ocean Park Wailers

The Ocean Park Wailers is a six 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. To top it off they have a great vocal mix with new lead singer Mike Sheeshka as well as Kevin and Russ.


Copper Crow Blues Band

A Chicago style blues band, Copper Crow also infuses Classic Rock / Texas Blues to bring you a style and energy that will take you back to the heyday of the blues the way it was played in juke joints across the USA.

Combining Martin Shaw’s lead vocals with the fantastic rhythm of Peter Bryant on drums and Mike Ellerbeck on bass, Oliver Krajci on lead guitar, Barry Warne on keyboard/piano and Robb Douglas on blues harmonica, the band generates on-stage energy with music that will satisfy those who love to dance as well as those who just love to listen to the blues.


Super Wicked Awesome Blues Trio

Super Wicked Awesome

Super Wicked Awesome is the string bending, electric alter ego of Kelowna’s popular Celtic folk rockers, The Malarkeys. Featuring Karl Hourigan on guitar and vocals, Gail Hourigan on bass and vocals, and Jay Dallamore on drums, the group delivers classic electric blues and rock from Freddie King, Albert King, Elmore James, Memphis Minnie and more. Their own original songs grow from roots laid down by everyone from BB King to Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters to Paul Rodgers, Bonnie Raitt to Maria Muldaur, and well, you get the idea. 

Explore their music here:  Super Wicked Awesome electric blues trio


Jason Lane Band

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, Chantal Sayers and Alex J Ritchie. The rhythm section has Rob Cooper on drums and Irv Loewen on bass.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonlaneband/;
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4eOBv7Puy9YlQVmYmOk_Yg


Kenny Blues Boss Wayne

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

This Legendary Blues and Boogie Woogie piano master Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne was inducted on August 9, 2017 into the Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame at the Arches Piano Stage while performing at the Cincy Blues Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.   He is hailed by LIVING BLUES magazine as “an artist bringing the piano back to the front ranks of contemporary Blues“. This 2006 Juno Award winner and a multi Maple Blues Award winner is at the forefront of modern day blues piano practitioners. If you’ve seen him live, you know as the sharp dressed piano man and his shows always please! Visit his website: https://kennybluesboss.com