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Rockin' Rich has put together the top blues musicians in the Niagara area to form Rich and the Poor Boys.This small group of blues men is creating the most exciting and vital blues music heard anywhere. Hearing and seeing them perform is a thrilling experience.When you see Rich and the Poor Boys perform you are immediately aware of the raw energy and passion that emanates from the stage.They inject vibrant new life into classic blues music while still remaining true to the historic tradition of the blues.This band is very special and when you see and hear them you will agree.It is blues at it's very best !!!

Jerry Salfi on bass is a seasoned veteran who has the best bottom end of any bass player in the Niagara Region.Jerry has played professionally for more than 45 years. He has performed and recorded in Canada, USA and the Caribbean.He recently completed 1100 nights at the Copa Cabana in the heart of the entertainment district in Niagara Falls.

Grant Marchand has played drums since his early teens.He has played drums for many great bands in the Niagara Region over the years and most recently with the long running Odyssey Blues Band in Port Dalhousie.He has performed with Niagara's and Toronto's top musicians.Grant has the sweetest shuffle this side of Chicago and has established himself as one of the finest blues drummers anywhere.
Paul Sonier is a virtuoso blues guitarist with extensive experience. He can lay back and compliment the other members of the band or rip thru some of the most exciting solos you will ever hear. Paul is without a doubt one of the premier blues guitarists in Canada.

Rockin' Rich has played street dances,beer halls and stadiums. His harp playing is creative and his style is reminiscent of James Cotton and Paul Butterfield. His voice is unique and his on stage presence is energy filled.Rockin Rich's on stage performances are memorable and exciting from fist song till the last encore.
The true measure of a band is when they take the stage and wow every audience. Rich and the Poor Boys is that band! It's not often a band of this caliber comes along so when you're looking for fun, excitement and rip-roaring rockin' blues music Rich and the Poor Boys are a must see and should never be missed !!!