part of Bon Soo
SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~~~ January 10, 2023 (LSNews) The Sault Blues Society is very pleased to announce that we are presenting the Andre Bisson Band as part of Bon Soo 2023 at the Machine Shop on Thursday February 9th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Tickets available at Case Music, Long & McQuade, Rad Zone, Stone’s Office, Machine Shop Box Office (11-4 Tues. to Fri.), Station Mall Box Office (service charges apply). Advance tickets and Sault Blues Society members are $30.00. General admission tickets at the door are $35.00 ($30.00 SBS paid members). Student tickets are $20.00.
Tickets are on sale as of January 11 2023.
Andre’s 6 piece band for this show is comprised of:
- André Bisson - Vocals/Guitar
- Loretta Hale - Trumpet
- Dan Jancar - Tenor Saxophone
- Lizuarte DeSouza - Baritone Saxophone
- Mike Rowell - Bass
- Keagan Early - Drums .
The local opening band will be the Lindsay Pugh Band:
- Lindsay Pugh – Vocals/Guitar
- Frank Deresti – Bass
- Josh Norling – Tenor Sax
- Cliff Alloy - Drums
André Bisson is originally from just north of the small town of Bruce Mines in Northern Ontario. He has since played to lively sold-out crowds across Canada, USA, UK and Europe. With a career that spans over 20 years, his musical resume includes 9 studio albums and André has proved that he has a message worth listening to.
At age 15, while attending CASS in Desbarats ON, André began performing in Sault Ste Marie and surrounding towns with local bands, singing and performing solo with his guitar.
As the sole songwriter and arranger for a group that spans from 6-20 musicians, André has created his own musical brand infused with soul, roots, blues, and R&B. Using an eclectic combination of instruments, he creates a musical story that becomes the soundtrack for his lyrics.'
The recently released "Ballad of Lucy Stone”, emphatically checks all the boxes of a killer, scathing blues track with a funkified soul. Bisson’s guitar is meaty and rhythmic, and his voice is primed with emotion and gravelly heartache. The 3 piece horn section jumps in with searing melodic fills and the super tight rhythm section solidly ushers the whole song along at a pace guaranteed to inspire maximum groove.
Throughout the years, Andre’s style and philosophy towards music has attracted attention in the music community. Since his first album release in 2009, Andre has gained notoriety with awards such as “Male Vocalist of the Year” - Hamilton Blues Awards, “Song of the Year” - Blues and Roots Radio, and a 4x Nominee at the Hamilton Arts Awards. Andre was also selected by the Grand River Blues Society to compete at the famed International Blues Challenge (IBC) 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee.
With a dedication to the live show and a sound that is constantly growing and evolving, each performance is unique in its own way. It is these qualities that keep the audience engaged, excited and returning time and time again.
NOTE: Pat Carey (in the videos) will not be in this show as he had a previous vacation planned. Dan Jancar from FOG Blues and Brass band will be playing the Tenor Sax for our Bon Soo show
More info at https://www.andrebisson.ca/
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