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INCOGNITO

FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020

Get prepared for one of Vancouver’s premier bands. The Toatl Music Group is proud to present Incognito on Friday  March 13th. Incognito is led by the fiery guitar work of Rob  Montgomery and features the dynamic vocals of Nadine States. Add to  that, the masterful keyboard work of Steve Webicki  and the driving  rhythm section of bassist David Barton and drummer Darrell Mayes  (formerly with Colin James) and what you end up with is an amazing  evening of music and dance. Don’t miss it!  

MUd bay blues band

FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020

For 41 years (and counting) Mud Bay has been electrifying audiences with their high-intensity brand of original Roots & Blues music. Weathering more than a few storms along the way, they have been hailed as true Soul Survivors--“The Band That Won't Go Away”; much to the delight of their legions of fans worldwide. 

The five-piece band features four songwriters, three of whom are lead vocalists. Underlying this diversity is a remarkable consistency, the result of a shared vision refined over many years; distinct as the individual contributions may be, it all comes out sounding like Mud Bay. 

The band features strong vocals and rhythmic elements reflecting a wide range of influences—classic Chicago Blues, Country, Cajun, Rock, Soul—all finding common ground inside well-crafted, inventive songs. Unconventional and uncompromising, Mud Bay has always taken the road less traveled, favouring innovation over imitation and their dedication to expanding and enriching the Roots idiom they cherish has never wavered. And with four decades of dues paid, they have earned respect and praise from such music legends as James Cotton (“Just like playing with family”) and the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn (“Mud Bay… ?... More fun!”)

Mud Bay's fourth album, Colebrook Road, has received national airplay on CBC’s Saturday Night Blues and Stingray Music, as well as on CFRO, CITR and LG104 and Roundhouse Radio locally, and continues to get spins on internet radio and community and university radio in Europe, Canada and the USA. 

In 2018, Mud Bay celebrated 40 years of music making with their 5th independent release “Mud Bay – Live at Lorenzo’s” and they are currently recording a new album scheduled for release in 2020. 

OCEAN PARK WAILERS

SATURDAY MAY 9, 2020

  

The Total Music Group is pleased to present this special Saturday night performance.

The Ocean Park Wailers bring amazing energy to every show as they perform a collection of deep blues, rock, R&B, roots and originals. They particularly please the dance crowd who come in droves to their performances.

The Wailers are led by their dynamic vocal duo of Terry Raible and Carolyn Neapole


Together with band members Kevin Irwin on lead guitar and vocals, Russ Froese on bass and vocals, Paul Sorbara on drums, Elliot Clarkson on sax and vocals and the double barreled keyboard combo of Bill Brooks and Jim Widdifield they make up an exciting “get off your seat and dance” ensemble.

lee holmes and the beautitones

FRIDAY MAY 22, 2020

Lee Holmes is a singer/songwriter/bassman who has 

been singing the blues in Canada for over thirty 

years. In 2012, he formed a blues band in Venice, 

Italy called the Beautitones. The band plays slow 

smouldering ballads, smoking hot swing tunes, solid 

straight ahead shuffles, as well as some rocking 

numbers. Lee Holmes & the Beautitones  have an 

authentic blues sound that creates an infectious 

party atmosphere that packs the dance floor and 

keeps the house hopping all night. 

Lee is bringing his band to Vancouver in May to 

promote his latest CD “Venice at Night”

When Lee Holmes & the Beautitones play, you get 

the Blues done Right…..the Blues All Night!

As an extra incentive for all there fans, Lee and the Beautitones are giving each ticket purchaser a copy of their new cd Venice at Night. What a deal!!

Raised on vinyl

FRIDAY MAY 29,2020

 Raised on vinyl is a group of well seasoned musicians who individually have played with numerous big name entertainers.

The band consists of 

Tom Saunders - acoustic guitar and vocals

Darren  Northcott - guitar and vocals

Kevin Nickel - guitar and vocals

Dave Cyr- Bass and vocals

Dean Brown- keys and vocals

John McCreath - drums and vocals

Jim Widdifield - keys

If you want to experience great renditions of everything from the Moody Blues , the Doors, Elvis Costello, to the Beatles, Stones and Dire Straits don't miss this show!!

david wills & the dynamics

FRIDAY JUNE 5 , 2020

Vancouver’s favourite Rock and Soul Revue band, The Dynamics do it all. Featuring the best classic R & B hits from the 60’s 70's and 80’s, and some retro soul of today. With five singers, a red-hot rhythm section and a sizzling horn section, they deliver high-energy dance music guaranteed to get audiences on their feet and shouting for more! 

If you want the personality and show of The Commitments along with the soundtrack from The Shadows of Motown, then put The Dynamics on your calendar. The Dynamics have entertained thousands of music lovers across the West Coast of North America. They have been featured at corporate events, outdoor music festivals, sporting events, and nightclubs. Whatever your event the Dynamics are sure to keep everyone groovin’.

Cyprus Avenue

Friday June 12, 2020

Catch the Evening Train and join Cyprus Avenue for  “A Tribute to Van Morrison & More”
If you’re a fan of this legendary Northern Irish singer song writer’s music and enjoy R&B classics, Cyprus Avenue is sure to please.
A lower mainland 6 piece ensemble with a clear vintage sound flirting with borders of rock, blues and jazz while staying true to the 60’s and 70’s R&B, performing horn driven dance tunes, intimate ballads, and everything in between.

The Mojo stars

FRIDAY JUNE 27, 2020

Formed almost twelve years ago, The Mojo Stars quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. With deep roots in the blues and soul combined with a rock driven edge, this multi-talented band has been collecting a large following, starting from their debut performance at one of the closing nights of Vancouver’s 2006 Jazz Festival, to their festival dates for summer, 2019.

Started by singer and front man Randy Clarke and guitarist Mark Rankin, the band recorded their first CD, 2009’s Devil’s Advocate, a collection of ten original songs penned by Clarke and Rankin. The CD received massive airplay being featured on blues programs in Canada, the US and Europe, including being the new spotlight artist on Canadian Brent Zwicker’s show, At The Crossroads. The disc was also in regular rotation on the US’s Tony Steidler Dennison’s podcast, The Roadhouse, which has a listenership of over 10,000. Locally, the band had four songs featured in the Vancouver Province’s Playlist section in 2009/2010, which with an online/print weekly readership of 920,000, enabled them to reach an even greater audience.

In 2017, the band released their second CD, Under The Influence, which debuted in the top ten of the Roots Music Reports’ Top 50 Blues Rock Albums, and in the top 20 Canadian releases.  With rave reviews from a variety of international critics, the band continued playing a series of high profile shows in 2018 and 2019, splitting the bill with acts like Curtis Salgado, Monkey Junk, Jerry Doucette, Super Chikan, and many more.

nigel mack and the blues attack

SATURDAY JULY 11, 2020

Club 240 is extremely pleased to be welcoming back Chicago Bluesman Nigel Mack. Every time Nigel as performed at Club 240 he has packed the place and no one has ever left disappointed

Chicago blues ‘triple threat’ Nigel Mack delivers a high-energy show that fuses classics of the genre with the punch of contemporary original blues. His latest release, the all-original, Devil’s Secrets, was the #1 CD on Galaxie Satellite Radio’s Canadian blues charts! It also won the ‘Best Self-Produced CD’ award from The Windy City Blues Society in Chicago, IL. 

Seamlessly switching between instruments, Nigel Mack is equally proficient at them all. These are talents honed by years of relentless touring in support of Devil’s Secrets and his first two critically-acclaimed CDs, Road Rage and High Price to Play.  

Based in Chicago, IL,‘Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack’ have logged well over half a million miles across North America and Europe and they have headlined top blues venues throughout.  Their dynamic stage show is a favorite at festivals everywhere. ‘Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack’ are sure to put on a high-powered show that you will remember for a long time!