Mark Wainberg is a blues Harp lover. Influenced by great harmonica players like James Cotton, Jerry Portnoy, Junior Wells, James Harman, Rick Estrin, Billy Branch and Sonny Boy Williamson II. Mark studied with Grammy-nominated David Barrett. Mark has formed numerous band groups over the years with a variety of some of Canada’s finest blues musicians.
James (Jimmy) Rasmussen is a veteran musician well versed in various styles of music with a particular love for the blues. He has performed on bass and keyboards with many fine artists from Canada and the USA including American blues legends Lucky Peterson, Sherman Robertson and Kim Wilson and Canadian Blues stars David Rotundo, Jack DeKeyzer and Chuck Jackson plus many others.
There is a sincerity in Jake Chisholm‘s music that is immediately identifiable. Whether his compelling vocal, his memorable guitar hooks, or his thoughtful lyrics ; he excels in all areas, providing the listener with the feelings of both familiarity and being privy to something cutting edge ; both at once. No fancy bells and whistles here, just a deep and full sound that is a fresh take on blues and adding rock ‘n’ roll elements. Inspired by classic blues, soul and rock n roll, Chisholm’s tasteful yet intricate guitar work and songwriting evokes vivid and shameless tales of love, lust, and lessons learned.
After a few years of taking keyboard lessons, Jim Brownfirst got behind the drums at the age of 14. Over the years, Jim has been influenced by iconic horn groups such as Chicago and Lighthouse, the progressive rock and ballads of Gino Vannelli, and many of the great Blues artists. Following several years of playing with various groups in clubs, corporate functions, and schools throughout Ontario and in Western Canada, Jim put down the sticks and took a hiatus from the music scene. Jim has returned to his love for music and performing once again, and continues to provide the backbeat for groups around southern Ontario.