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Dwane Rechil: Lead vocals & guitar
For many years front man and founding member Dwane Rechil tried his hand at many musical endeavors including releasing two albums in 2005 & 2008 with the Hard Rock outfit Top Johnny! only to come full circle back to his first love, the Blues. Dwane is a musician of experience and dedication to his craft. A full time artist and business owner, he heads up StarBrite Music with his long time partner and co-producer Mr P. With three albums and countless shows under his belt Dwane brings a “show business” sensibility to this rocking trio. He attended Concordia University in Montreal and studied classical music theory and composition. Upon completing his studies in 1992, he returned to the live music stage and has since toured North America from St John’s Newfoundland to Victoria B.C. and from New York City’s Times Square to Southern California. He has also had the distinction of working with Sony Music and Paramount Pictures.
Ricardo Bacardi - Bass/Backing Vocals
Ricardo hails from Southern California and spent time in Florida paying his dues as a working musician. He is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who is forever in search of that “perfect sound”. Ricardo brings great flair and stage presence to the band. He is also a consummate diplomat and networker. He spent years on the club circuit honing his craft and playing many styles of music on both the six and four stringed instruments. He is a full time musician and independent musical instruments wheeler and dealer. He has an infectious stage manner that you can’t help but love. Ricardo majored in psychology with a minor in marketing at Concordia University in Montreal.
Ken Loudmann: Drums
Ken is the anchor of the group. His style is steady and measured but with plenty of flair and horse power when the occasion calls for it. He plays his own brand of Oelmann Drums which he builds in own workshop. He has spent years in numerous bands around Montreal and is a “go to” drummer in the Montreal blues scene. Ken has played in front of thousands of fans at the Mount Tremblant Blues Festival, Festival de Mongolfier in St Jean sur Richelieu as well as FestiBlues. He brings a no-nonsense business sensibility to the project. Ken is constantly striving to improve on his already impressive drumming skills and his craft of building the best drums money can buy. In his own words: “while the other guys in the band are talking to all the girls, I’ll be the guy answering questions to all the “drum geeks” in the bar.”
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