2019 LINEUPmore bands than ever!
The Rhythm & Blues Allstars are a dynamic, aggressive 10-piece band celebrating their 40th year on the Vancouver scene. For 2019, the powerful vocals of Nathen Aswell have been added to those of Joani Bye, Tim Porter, Peter Juric and Billy Mendoza. A funky powerhouse rhythm section features Billy Mendoza (bass), Rick Hill (drums) and the iconic Hammond skills of Robbie Buchanan. The brass still kicks ass with the awesome Steve Hilliam (tenor sax), Peter Juric (trumpet), Colin Weinmaster (trombone) and Bill “Maseo” Abbott (alto sax).
Hard drivin’, old school Rhythm & Blues, complemented by some killer Boogie Woogie, by the fastest, flashiest, piano-thumping boogie man from the Netherlands.
Mr.Boogie Woogie (aka) Eric-Jan Overbeek was voted Best Dutch Blues Pianist 2010. He also won the prestigious title of Best European Blues Pianist 2005.
During his 30 year carreer he has opened the stage for international giants of blues like Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Van Morrison, Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and the Teardrops and even The Blues Brothers Band.
Mr.Boogie Woogie has recorded 12 CD’s, 1 DVD, 2 EP’s and 2 CD singles and toured internationally in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Poland and Corsica.
Shining a light on the many Louisiana performers and songwriters of New Orleans based rhythm and blues.
Powerhouse singer/percussionist Shannon Gaye joins forces with Britt & Carly McKillip, uber-talented siblings with an undeniable vocal blend & style. Paying homage to trailblazing female artists, the show features tunes by classic icons like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Etta James as well as contemporary artists such as Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Adele. Pianist Kristian Alexandrov is the musical director for the stellar 6-piece band with horns, comprised of some of Canada’s finest musicians.
Band highlights include winning Canada’s Juno, headlining the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, winning the Blues Foundation Award in Memphis, Tennessee and touring the US and Europe with legends like Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, James Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughn. 2019 is the band’s 41st Anniversary. Their more than a dozen CD titles and DVD continue to sell world-wide making Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues one of Canada’s longest standing musical ambassadors.