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When She’s Good, She’s Bad and When She’s Bad She’s at Her Best!!!
Shelley-Lynne was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. As a very young child she remembers that all she wanted to do was sing. Her mom would sing to her, along with her siblings every night after story time and she thought it was the most beautiful sound on earth. She used to tell herself that if she could sing then she was sure could do anything!
By the time she was six she knew this was going to be her path. She went to a music driven elementary school in Sherwood Park, Alberta. There she sang, played many instruments, toured with her school choir and made records. It was the 70s and she credits her very gifted and talented music teachers, Mrs. Rita Walkeruk and Mrs. Georgina Thurgood for introducing her to Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Folk, Country, West Indian and Pop Music. At home she listened to her father’s records which included George Jones, Johnny Cash, Lynn Anderson, Tanya Tucker and Elvis Presley.
By 14 her piano teacher would sneak her in to his gigs so she could sing with his band. At 16 she fronted her first teenage rock band in Vegreville, Alberta called Lust! She says she didn't even know what the name meant when she started singing with them. She now wonders where her parents were and what they were thinking?. After grade twelve she went onto post secondary music studies, graduating in Vocal Performance. It was there she met her husband; a fellow musician and today still making music with her.
They moved to London, England and her lessons from Tommy Banks regarding the quick and dirty curb side methods of arranging music really came into importance! Her greatest musical moment was working with foreign musicians, not being able to communicate with them verbally, in English, but music was the understood language.
Shelley has sung it all: Gospel, Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, and even Italian Opera but always loved the Blues the most. Now it’s nothing but the Blues! From London, England to Mexico they call her Canada’s Hip Shakin’ Mama. Shelley Lynne is enjoying her reign as one of Manitoba’s Women in Blues and says that her ultimate joy as a Blues Singing Woman has been working with Gerry Perkin and the Majestics of Brandon, Manitoba.
The Majestics travel to Mazatlan, Mexico every winter and play at a club called, Canucks owned by Phil and Terri Nevile who are originally from Neepawa, MB. www.canucksinmaz.com is the website.
Keith Rodger Vocals, Guitar, Slide, Harp
Poor Boy Rodger (aka Keith Rodger), imported from the west coast 5 years ago, over 20 years in the Rock and Blues circuit as a musician, Keith enjoys and performs all styles of blues. His favorites include acoustic stylings of Keb' Mo', Son House, Harry Manx and a variety of Delta greats. Keith is also a prolific song writer and is presently working on producing a CD.
mp3 sample "Livington Street" © copyright all rights reserved Keith Rodger 2003 Brandon Manitoba Canada... music and lyrics by Keith (Poor Boy) Rodger
mp3 sample "The God You Chose" © copyright all rights reserved Keith Rodger 2003 Brandon Manitoba Canada... music and lyrics by Keith (Poor Boy) Rodger
Jim Andrey Vocals, Guitar, Drums
Jim plays a variety of instruments including guitar , he is also a vocalist. Jim has played in numerous groups besides blues including classic rock and country and is presently playing world music with a local group. Jim loves the Blues and has played for GB Peech and the Sidebanders as drummer. Quotes from Manitoba Blues Society
Robin Hillman Trombone, Bass, Drums
Located now in Winnipeg, and playing in several bands there, Robin is a veteran jazz musician from BU's School of music and his musical heritage (Hillman family) has naturally influenced his direction, playing a variety genres. He is at home on stage as part of Bobby Curtola's horn section at casinos and arenas, or as bass player for GB Peech and the Sidebanders. Robin is a fan of Government Mule and Blues masters.
Bass, EWI, Harp, Sax, Keys
is known in these parts as a promiscuous musician, willing to sit
in with any blues, jazz, rock, and folk collections that will have him.
He has played with the likes of Chris Ghidoni and Nobody's Business
(blues), Buffalo Jump (folk/rock), 600 Bones (jazz), Filthy Lucre
(rock), The Errant (folk/rock), The Great Depression (bluegrass), Jody
Weger (folk) and has backed up numerous other performers at prairie
venues like the Blue Note, Burton Cummings Theatre, The Windsor, Regina
Folk Festival, Brandon Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival. He has
worked as a studio musician on dozens of CDs over the years and he is
available for short or long-term gigs. Adrian longs for the return of
dark, smoky, club gigs.
Chris Ghidoni Guitar, Vocals
Chris Ghidoni- Guitar, Vocals. Now located in Vancouver, this 22 year old got her start jamming at Soo’s Saturday night jam sessions with Bill and Sue-on Hillman. She played guitar, bass, and drums the Texas Blues band, GB Peech and the Sidebanders. She also played with the Rock band Aphrodisiac Sam. Christie’s influences include: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and the 3 Kings of Blues, B.B., Freddie, and Albert. Chris presently fronts her own band, the Chris Ghidoni Trio.
Mark Schroeder Guitar, Vocals
Over the years Mark has performed at local festivals, coffeehouses and countless house parties drawing on influences from the folk trios of the Sixties to the power trios of the Seventies. Now appearing as 'Professor PeeWee' he's comin' home to the Blues, where it all began.
Gerry Perkin Guitar, Vocals
Gerry recently retired from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School where he taught the guitar program, English/Language Arts, and the rock show group CP EXPRESS. Gerry is also part of the vintage rock group BIG DYCK CADILLAC.
Darrell Juliak Guitar
Darrell Juliak on guitar, known for paying faithful tribute to some of the great guitarists of our time, has played in a number of groups through the years, most recently with The Ducks (Classic Rock), recording artists Global Village Trucking Company in the 90's (R&B and Reggae) with Sittin' Pretty in the late 80's (County Rock). Familiar with many guitar styles, he is a blues guitarist at heart.