Great licks, warm melodies, and a rock solid foundation, that’s what the band was built on. A night of Electrifying Rockin’ Blues, that’ll leave you wanting more.
Rick Robichaud (Guitar/Vocals)
Rick is a local Newmarket boy who has been carving out his name in the Canadian music scene with his own style of guitar work and smooth, to the point vocals. His towering stature, devilish grin, and soulful touch, melts deep into his guitar, producing an amazing flow of pure energy that ripples back and hits you like a wave of emotion. Heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, and David Wilcox, Rick is ready to take you on, what’s sure to be, a very memorable musical journey…
David G. Rose (Bass/Vocals)
Hailing from Detroit Michigan, David honed his unique style of bass playing in and around the Detroit area, being heavily influenced by the Motown sounds of his hometown. David’s career took off as bass guitarist for the band “Champion”, featuring Alex Machin of “A Foot In Coldwater” fame. It was at the suggestion of lead singer Alex that David chose to relocate to Toronto and begin another chapter in his musical life. Management at the time asked David to do a quick tour with another one of their acts, Canadian artist David Wilcox, which led to over twenty years of touring and recording with the Canadian icon. David loves performing and work’s with an array of artists, endlessly perusing his love and passion of music.
Lee Chomiak (Drums/Percussion)
Born and raised in Wasaga Beach, Lee’s obsession with drums began at a very young age, and he took full advantage of the local music scene, allowing him to develop the hard hitting style he’s known for today. An opportunity to tech for a high profile band, found Lee relocating to Toronto and working with some of the industries best. Legendary drummers like Pentti “Whitey” Glan, (Lou Reed, Alice Cooper), Joŕn Andersen, (Fludd, Alannah Myles), and Garry Peterson, (The Guess Who). Lee got his opportunity to step into the spotlight as drummer for Alannah Myles touring throughout Europe, and has never looked back.
Owen Sound’s Rob Elder caught the music bug as a kid on the family farm where classic country & western songs, the Beach Boys, and Bob Seeger were the sound track to barn chores. Back then, picking up a guitar was an easy way to wind down at the end of a long day. Turned to music, his farm boy’s work ethic led to quick growth and an early creative blossoming, his festival debut at the age of 20, and the release of two self produced albums shortly afterwards.
Eventually, Rob moved to Toronto where he gigged every weekend and hosted an open mic for two and a half years. All that playing and networking exposed him to a world of musicians and sounds well beyond his parents record collection. Those influences fused into a style that playfully mixes blue-eyed soul, slick guitar, and crooning country rhythms and serves them with a voice that surfs from solid depths to groovy falsetto highs.
By his mid-twenties, Rob was chasing the Canadian dream. He got married, had two kids, and was advancing in a straight-laced career while gigging tirelessly in Toronto. There wasn’t much time for recording back then and Rob and his wife knew that they didn’t want to raise children in the city. So in 2012 they moved back to Grey County where a vibrant musical community welcomed them wholeheartedly. Rob put together a band, started mentoring younger musicians through the Georgian Bay Folk Society, and – as always – filled every available moment with music. Now with the release of ‘Changer‘ 12 years after his sophomore record, Rob self-identifies as a re-emerging artist. But make no mistake, his musical growth has never faltered and his roots have only dug deeper in the intervening years.
2018’s ‘Changer’ shows off how much Rob has grown and what he’s learned along the way. Where his first two albums ploughed popular themes of young love and heartbreak, Changer explores more mature themes of social unrest and inequality, solidarity, and the deep love that carries a relationship decades on. Don’t think that serious themes make the music less fun, though. With thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies, Changer proves that Rob Elder still knows how to get audiences dancing.
Featuring guitar and mandolin virtuoso Sil Simone. Sil has gained an international reputation as a first call studio musician and has laid down tracks for such notable recording artists as Tom Cochran, Triumph, Rik Emmett, Lee Aaron, Zappacosta, Regatta, Liberty Silver, Rex Goudie, Ronnie Hawkins, The Partland Brothers and Canadian Idols Melissa O’Neal and Kalen Porter.
Sil has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, MTV, Much Music and Musique Plus.
Sil has also taken the stage in Rock of Ages The Musical, We Will Rock You The Musical and Bat Out of Hell The Musical. His show is an entertaining mix of great guitar and mandolin work and dynamite vocals all delivered with an up close and personal touch.