Andre Bisson Band
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Andre Bisson Band

Hamilton, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF | AFM

Hamilton, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2005
Band Blues R&B




"André Bisson / Left With The Blues"

R & B, Soul, Stax, Memphis ... led by the piano it comes with "All I Need" in-unleashes high speed from the center of the soul feelings. The blowers provide pressure in the boiler of the locomotive and ever makes André Bisson the handset quite fuzzy in the head. The man comes with its mix of styles over damn good. - Joachim 'Joe' Brookes - Rock Times Denmark

"LEFT WITH THE BLUES Andre Bisson (Independent) **"

"With a title like Left With The Blues that’s what I was expecting to pull from this batch of songs, but there is so much going on here I was delighted as each track grabbed me and took on some really cool, unexpected side trips. This is a perfect album". - Written by John The Rock Doctor Kereiff - John The Rock Doctor Kereiff - The Record Box

"André Bisson: Left with the Blues"

"Left With The Blues veers from soulful ballads to jumpy blues numbers that ignite sparks like metal on flint. This is a robust blues album that leaves an impression.” Invisible Ink - Invisible Ink - Zachary Houle

"New Andre Bisson CD (2012)"

If the latest CD from local guitar master Andre Bisson, Till the Real Thing Comes Along, doesn't get you movin', you better check your pulse. This is the kinda music that's perfect for groovin' and havin' a good time.

Andre is joined by a fabulous gang of music makers, including members of his J-Tones backing band (Loretta Hale, Matt Burns, Brad Cheeseman, Francis Smith) as well as Jesse O'Brien and Darcy Hepner. Together, they bring the swing, R&B, blues, soul, and rock to the masses

To top everything off, we have some great covers, including Otis Redding's Don't Mess With Cupid and a unique, slow, bluesy take on Bon Jovi's You Give Love A Bad Name. - Luis Avery - Hamilton Blues Lover

"Blues Revue Magazine on our UK & Ireland Tour"

A refreshingly, alternative musical experience was provided by the Canadian group Andre and the J-Tones."
"A combination of clever arrangements, tasteful guitar work, and exceptionally talented saxophone and trumpet players" - David Scott of Blueswax

"Rhythm & Blues Experience"

If soulfully sung blues, backed up by hot rhythm, with a full, and very funky, horn section do the trick for you, then "Rhythm And Blues Experience" by Andre Bisson will surely work some magic for you.

Check Andre Bisson out at If, as I said earlier, Soul & Funky Blues are your bag, then you're gonna want to get your hands on this disc - and that's the place to do it. You're also gonna tell him Pete the Blewzzman sent ya, right?

Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
Blues Editor @ - Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro

"Andre Bisson - Till the Real THing Comes Along"

André Bisson
Till The Real Thing Comes Along (Self)
Hamilton’s André Bisson & the J-Tones seem intent on making Steel Town into Soul
Town. What they call an R&B Experience is a full-featured horn band. A relatively young
Bisson sings, plays guitar & piano and writes the band’s material, but the horns do the
heavy lifting. This is their fourth album and they’re quite close enough to the real thing. - John Vermiyea - Toronto Maple Blues Magazine

"Andre Bisson: R&B Experience"

Since coming to Hamilton six years ago for Mohawk College’s Applied Music program, Andre Bisson has added a little rhythm and blues to the local landscape. The band he developed with fellow students, called Andre and the J–Tones, has spiced up the local club scene with some heavy duty Motown covers while honing his originals. .” - Ric Taylor - The View Magazine

"Andre Bisson - Review"

When it comes to Blues and R&B, Funky or Soulfully infused, it really doesn't get much better than "Till The Real Thing Comes Along".

5***** for "Till The Real Thing Comes Along". Thoroughly Enjoyed and Highly Recommended... - John Vermilyea - Blues Underground Network

"Andre Bisson - Bad Scene 2013"

Local bluesman Andre Bisson's latest CD, Bad Scene recently earned 7 Hamilton Music Awards - and with good reason!

Andre's usual tasty blend of blues, swing, R&B, and soul have received an extra shot of energy. His voice is more powerful than ever and the hot band is right there with him.

The albums packed with incedible numbers: the hard drivin' Soul Survivor, the cool boogie of the title track, straight ahead blues rock (Wasting Time), slow soulful numbers (Ever Since You Went Away) and an excellent cover of Jimi Hendrix's Remember.

Rounding out this killer main band is Loretta Hale (Trumpet), Brad Cheeseman (Bass), Matt Burns (Drums/Tambourine) and Francis Smith (Sax). Special guests include Jesse O'Brien, Darcy Hepner, Andrew King, Kevin Matthews.

This amazing album can be downloaded through and iTunes and cdbaby (where you can also get a CD rip of it). - Luis - Hamilton Blues Lovers


Andre Bisson - Ballad of Lucy Stone

Andre Bisson - Break

Andre Bisson - Left With The Blues 2015

Andre Bisson - Bad Scene - 2013

Andre Bisson - Till the Real Thing Comes Along 2012

Andre Bisson - Beyond the Covers 2011

Andre Bisson - Rhythm & Blues Christmas - 2010

Andre Bisson - Rhythm & Blues Experience 2009



ANDRÉ BISSON (Hamilton, ON) Original Rhythm & Blues, Roots & Soul

When one thinks of all the great performers of soul and rhythm & blues music, one doesn’t usually associate it with a young man from Northern Ontario – until they meet André Bisson. The award winning composer, arranger, guitar player and vocalist is one of the hardest working musicians around. Soulful, talented and sharp Bisson was clearly born with a passion for music and performing, as well as the smarts and talent to pull it all together and build a large following in Southern Ontario and beyond.

Since 2005 Andre Bisson has been performing his unique blend of original Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music throughout Canada, USA, and Europe.   Andre has recorded, composed and arranged 8 studio and award winning albums that have reached orchestrations of up to 20 pieces and that has led to several international tours and sold out concerts. Notably Andre won the Male Vocalist of year award for the 2015 Hamilton Blues Awards. He was also nominated for a 2017 Maple Blues Awards, and a 2018 Hamilton Arts Award as an established artist. He has opened up for artists such as Colin James, Jimmie Vaughan, Robben Ford and Steven Page.

“This album, this musician. This should be on your list”. Elmore Magazine

“Deep emotions delivered by an impassioned singer with strong songs and a tight backing band. How can you go wrong?” You just can’t. Pick this soulful work up! – Blues Blast Magazine

“Prepare to be not just impressed, but moved. On Break, the soulful songs can heal your broken heart, or they can break it, leaving you begging for mercy and begging for more. Just like life itself” – Rock and Blues Muse

“Whirling sounds of organ, bountiful blasts of brass, and a grooby sax solo puts me in my happy space” Philly Cheeze’s Rock and Blues Reviews

“Proving himself as a true artist through and through time and time again, Bisson checks off every box with Break” – Canada Beats

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