A “Larger than Usual” Group at the 14th edition of Virée Blues Boréale
An R&B/Soul ensemble based in Ottawa, this group is masterfully directed by not one but three “highly experienced” musicians who act as lead singers, combining their voices in an inimitable mix. They are Dave Poulin, who also plays bass, Keith Richardson, also on guitar and Brad Campbell, on guitar as well. They are some kind of extension of the famous D Five group which was so popular throughout the 60s. After performing together for over forty years, as is often the case after many successful years, they dampened their common project to turn to different musical projects and concentrate on their families. Since a few years now, they’re back together, for everybody’s pleasure and, as usual, with Brian Bradfield on drums. They also brought a solid team of renowned musicians with them: Ray Lemaire on keyboards, and an incredible brass section featuring Mark Ferguson on trombone, Dyson Nick on trumpet, Mike Tremblay on tenor sax and Brian Asselin on baritone sax.
With their first album, MPH, launched in 2009, The Yohawks offer a completely original repertoire of R&B of the 60s style with shades of rock and Motown, presented in a very tight ensemble and intensified by a solid and well-balanced brass section.
An experience worthy of yesteryears' large ensemble shows, at Virée Blues Boréale, with The Yohawks, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 8h00 p.m., at Le Troquet Bistro Bar, 41 Laval street, in the Old Hull sector of Gatineau, QC.
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