King MuSKAfa, an energetic Edmonton based band, have been notorious for packing dance floors wherever they play. This six-member band fuses elements of reggae, ska, pop and soul to create their own unique sound. They cross over genres fluidly, creating an infectious dance rhythm.
"Rolling out of the Canadian Rockies and across the prairie Province of Alberta, The Orchard finds its sound in Canadiana. Great tunes, great guitars and great Vocals. This is a real deal, no B.S. band playing real music."
- Jim Scott (multi grammy award winning producer/mixer)
FKB, the high-energy rock band based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has had a whirlwind 2017 and 2018. Between releasing three singles and three music videos, they have performed over 80 shows in the last 12 months in Canada and the United States. They were also nominated for Adult Alternative Recording of the Year for “Bright Lights” at the Edmonton Music Awards during this time. Their latest single “Casual Love,” released on KnightVision Records/Warner Music, attracted international attention. Their dedication to a fast and exciting rock show continues to capture the attention of audiences everywhere they play just as it caught the attention early on of Clayton Bellamy (The Road Hammers) who produced their debut EP 123 FKB as well as recent singles “Bright Lights,” “My Bedroom,” and “Casual Love.” The band has an impressive resume of shows with performances alongside high profile artists including The Trews, Bif Naked, Scott Helman, and many more.
"Talk about star power, a killer voice and guitar skills. She said to the band as much to the audience, “I think tonight, we’ll just play some blues.” Playing slide guitar, Grainger began with rootsy blues, her voice full-bodied with plenty of soul. There was clarity there too with that unmistakable bell tone mixed with grit. We were in for some serious musicianship with Kara Grainger. Her vocals packed a punch and she played monster guitar solos that had the crowd whooping and clapping. Nice to see a female musician kick some a** like that". - Rock & Blues Muse
“A funk-infused collar-popping impression on the BC music festival circuit… reminding music lovers what it’s like to have real instruments in a modern day chart topper!”
Ferny turnbull is simply a band made up of four guys who love to play. We are out to
share our love of music with as many people as possible through live shows as well as online.
Ferny Turnbull has been playing central and western Canada and have had a great time meeting new people
along the way. We are looking forward to taking the show to new venues as well as past ones.
Here's to another year! See you on the road.
How do you describe Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch sound and songbook? What characterize ban’s philosophy?
Our sound is heavily influenced by the Texas blues sounds of Freddie King, Johnny Winter, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Brown, and other guitar-based Texas blues/rock bands. We strive to incorporate various styles of American roots music (rock, country, soul, swing) into our blues music so that we can maintain an original style and sound unlike any other band. I like to follow Stevie Ray Vaughan's philosophy, which is to give the audience 110% of yourself each and every time you take the stage. I try to show this in my live performances.
Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin are an Ottawa based original roots blues/rock band. Gritty vocals and guitar and an “in your face” groove that doesn’t quit!
Alex started playing guitar and singing at age 7. After playing with several local outfits in Barcelona, 18 yr old Alex joined harp bluesman Hook Herrera (Gov’t Mule, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Kid Ramos, Denny Freeman) Hook was Alex’s first mentor, introduced him to the start of a music career by teaching him how to understand the music, specially the blues, and opening the doors into the profesional business. With Hook Alex had the chance to play in the best festivals and clubs all over Europe. Alex tours Canada since 2005 playing in venues like: The Blues on Whyte (Edmonton), The Blues Can (Calgary), Fratter’s (Red Deer), The Drake (Canmore) and Lynnwood Station (Calgary) to name a few.
The Good, The Bad And The Blues, has a sound described by the International Blues Society judging committee as “The next big thing.” This band of four, has been exciting audiences all over Canada, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Michigan. They are the real deal, one audience kept repeating, “They are the real deal.” From soul stirring vocals to a foot stomping back beat, they make it all come alive.
Rockin’ Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters,WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jake has conjured up this formula that is blowing crowds away from coast to coast. Widely known as a touring juggernaut among his peers, his schedule of over 200 performances per year include clubs, concert venues, and festivals.
As the son of legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker has a name that’s synonymous with drumming excellence. And Kofi lives up to his name; with his outstanding skills, drive, and dedication he continues the great Baker legacy.
Chris Shutters (27) is a gifted songwriter, guitarist and vocalist whose prodigal talent and relentless passion are immediately recognizable in every performance. His blues-laced rock and roll originals showcase his innate ability to combine unmistakable soul with unbelievable technical prowess.
The Georgia Fats
Boyd Norman on Bass, Barry Taylor on Drums and Joël Fafard on slide
guitar and vocals.
Coming from three different directions together they have settled on a greasy grove based blues rock foundation drawing influences from John Lee Hooker to Hank Williams.
"Sydow has a charismatic stage presence, and is an excellent songwriter, showing character beyond his years in both his lyrics and playing ability. With influences ranging from deep-south slide guitar, to jazz and funk, his songs take on an accessible, Americana feel, and he breathes life into traditional styles of music that allows for a new generation of fans, while still appealing to older-generations that grew up with blues, rock n’ roll, and folk music."
-Colorado Music Buzz