This large, eleven member group is filled with amazing talent. Five were vocalists and a whopping ten of the eleven played instruments. I counted three on saxophone including JP, JP, JP, JP (you had to be there). There was a trumpet player, a trombone player, three guitar players (including one of the lead vocalists), a drummer and a keyboard player. Off and on during the evening various instrumentalists were given a chance to shine and shine they did. The talent displayed was impressive.
Lead singer David Steele had charisma to match his vocals. He channeled a Blue Brothers' style all evening that was a hit with the crowd. His partner in crime, lead singer Joanie Bye, offered us crazy high energy as she belted out her strong vocals, usually rocking her guitar at the same time. Guitarist Russell Marsland was the third frontman, adding his talent to both the instrumentals and the vocals. Loved his guitar work.
A few R&B band members stepped away from their instruments to sing for us. Trumpet player Al Lynch took the mike early on to perform one of the opening numbers. Kirsten Nash spent the larger part of the evening offering us great saxophone and backup vocals, but twice stepped up to the main mike to prove she had great vocal chops as well, including a great rendition of A Natural Woman, Kudos to both.
Aug. 26th - Rocky Point Afternoon Concert 2:00 - Rocky Point Park, Point Moody
Aug. 29th - Asylum Stage, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. For tickets click HERE
Sept. 29th - Hard Rock Casino opening for Bobby Brooks Wilson (no ticket link yet)
Dec. 31st - New Years Eve with R&B (no ticket link yet)
Check out the individual performers at http://rbalive.com/about/