Red House
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Red House

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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By Steve Toms - Staff Writer

Blues R & B band Red house is inviting St. Albert residents to lace up their dancing shoes and head out to the Rock Pub and Grill for a thumping good time.

Red House will bring down the house this Friday night in a concert that's being put on in connection with Rock 'n August.

"I would describe us as an up temp band that plays classic blues tunes that people can dance to and we've also got a bit of an R & B flavour," explained rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Glenn Luff. "We're very much dance-oriented."

Red House is a five-piece band that's been touring together for about 18 months. The band primarily plays cover tunes, one being Red House by Jimi Hendrix, which is where it gets its name.

Last Saturday afternoon, the crew played a matinee at Blues on Whyte in Edmonton.

According to Luff, there were about 250 people there, all getting their groove on.

"What I noticed about the show that amazed me was the number of people between the ages of 18 and 25 who were up there dancing," Luff said. "In my opinion, it's one of the most danceable forms of music."

Along with Luff, the band consists of bassist Lonnie Hansen, guitarist John Wittan, drummer Jordan Dempster and vocalist Karlie Strynadka, who Luff predicts will knock the socks off St. Albert.

"I think people will be bowled over by our lead singer Karlie," he said. "She's just dynamite, a wonderful singer and I think people will really like her."

For Luff, playing in connection with the ever-so-popular Rock 'n August event is a true honour, knowing how prominent the festival is within the community. He just hopes people will have fun.

"When we're playing a good show, my feeling is that people are up and dancing, so that's what we want to see." Luff said. "And if they don't get up and dance, hell, I'll get down there and start dancing, I don't care."

The show gets going at 9 p.m. on Friday. There's no cover charge, people are just welcome, come down for some eats, some bevies and free live entertainment.

"We're really looking forward to it," Luff said. "We're hoping people can come out and have a good time. We certainly hope we can get the house-a-rockin'!" - St. Albert Gazette - Wednesday, August 6, 2008


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Red House consists of five veteran and not-so veteran musicians from the Edmonton area who play classic blues tunes with an up-tempo flavour. Their style is also sprinkled with hints of R & B and funk. Influences include Junior Wells, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and a host of others. It's old time blues and boogie with a modern groove!

Many of the members of Red House also serve on the board of the Edmonton Blues Society and are closely linked to the Edmonton music scene.

The band has frequent bookings at many of Edmonton's clubs and have created quite an impression with bar owners with its energy, musicianship and consummate professionalism.

One-time appearances at clubs have led to owners asking the band to return on every occasion - that's the impression Red House is leaving!

In the past year, Red House has been invited to play at many of Edmonton's clubs, including the venerable local shrine to the blues - Blues on Whyte.