The MacKenzie Blues Band

The MacKenzie Blues Band

 Owen Sound, Ontario, CAN
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Heavy hitting blues outfit that delightfully pushes boundaries and sonic soundscapes. Soulful blues classics as well as sizzling original material & 360° coverage of blues styles. Hot Flaming Guitar, Super tight rhythm section with vocals like a one woman wrecking ball serving it all up hot.

Biography

The MacKenzie Blues Band, was manifested when Trevor, MacKenzie put the word out he wanted to create his ultimate mobile incarnation of the blues. An in demand session guitarist for the last 20 years, he was determined to make THE band to satisfy his need for tasty sizzling licks and "cry your heart" out dynamics. Songs that punch you in the gut and then help you make it through the darkest hours. Then get your feet dancing. This band is a total celebration of musicality and human spirit.

Meet the Band
MRS.TARA MACKENZIE
Lead Vocals
Tara is an in demand session vocalist, voice teacher and high intensity performer who's versatility is unparalelled. She has worked as a professional singer for 25 years, touring extensively in Europe, South Africa, the Carribbean and North America. Her passion for dynamics, grit and range set her apart from the pack as a singer. Her original songs are heartfelt and soulful. She has an uncanny ability to interpret classics of the genre into her very own style. When Tara sings, people get effected. They feel it. It's a rare singer who's voice can tear right through your soul they way she can.

Mr. TREVOR MACKENZIE
Lead Guitar- Lap Steel- Musical Director
Resident Grey Bruce Axeman, Trevor is a sought after guitarist of high caliber. His mastery of multiple guitar disciplines,fluidity and ability to cause a melodic screeching commotion pleases audiences every time. Trevor is not shy about observing and then destroying musical boundaries, believing that musicality can not be contained by shoving it in definable boxes. The blues is broad, The manifestation of the blues is wider than 12 bars. It lives and breathes, just as you and i do. He's on a mission of his own design to prove this. He has toured internationally in Japan, China, Barbados, America and Canada treating audiences to a musical spectacle of pleasureable audible experience.

MR.JOEL DAWSON
On Vocals, Double and Electric Bass:
Joel is an in demand session musician in Southern Ontario, known for his funky, tasteful, biting and melodic work on the upright and electric bass. A Graduate of Humber College music program, He is an educator running a successful teaching studio, and busy live performer. He has toured and recorded internationally. He has worked musically with Tara on and off over the last 17 years. He has a wonderfully dry sense of humor and never fails to deliver a killer brand of sonic density.

MR.MICHAEL WEIR
On Drums and Vocals:
If Thor wasn't the Patriarch of Thunder, Mike might be.
He is the kind of musician, bands would kill to be able to work with. He's that guy who plays every instrument so well you can't believe that much groove could exist in one earth suit.He's a beautiful vocalist with a near countertenor range who creates intelligent harmony and mojo. Mike's passion is playing the drums, and it shows. He is also an in demand session commodity In Southern Ontario.

Discography

Trevor MacKenzie- Blueberry Blues -2010

Long Slow Slide- Single Available Digital Download- October 2011

Meet the MacKenzie Blues Band- January 2012

Set List

Heavy Love - (Buddy Guy Cover) Funky Blues
Long Slow Slide- Epic Rhythmic Blues
The River - Fast Gospel Shuffle
Going To My Hometown-(Rory Gallagher Cover)- Driving Blues
I'd Rather Go Blind ( Etta James Cover) Blues Ballad
Dont Let the Devil Ride Your Train- Soulful Driving Blues
Slow Down For Me- Shuffle
The Rolling Thunder- Slow Burn 12 Bar Blues
I See A Storm Coming- Driving Rhythmic Blues
Black Snake Moan- ( Blind Lemon Jefferson Cover)
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day (Robert Johnson)
Serves Him Right (Bettye Lavette)

Just to name a few......