Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.
2014′s WICKED was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) and received widespread radio play including major radio shows and broadcasters such as B.B. King’s Bluesville on SiriusXM and thebluesmobile.com (House of Blues Radio Hour) as well as CBC. Host of thebluesmobile and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd heralded the band as a “21st upgrade to jump and jive”. They have since released another album, WHERE EVIL GROWS in March 2015. This album has further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best Blues acts out there who bring a much needed high energy Rock n’ Roll approach to the game.
Led by Lindsay Beaver. A wild and crazy front woman and singing drummer. This band is filled out by Michael Archer on Upright Bass, Marc Doucet on Guitar, Jesse Whiteley on Piano, and Jonny Wong on wailing Sax. This band has been winning over the masses with their unbeatable live performances and a sense of showmanship from a time gone by, something many consider lost in modern day music.
With no signs of slowing down, The Wailers have had a non stop touring schedule and played over 650 shows across the USA, France and Canada in the past four years, sharing stages with legends including Jimmie Vaughan. They have racked up several reviews from Major Blues, Roots, and Rock n’ Roll Publications and nods from American, Canadian, and European Top 10 lists. They have 12 Maple Blues Award Nominations and a Juno Nomination for Blues Album of Year.
Don’t miss this real deal Rock n’ Roll band. All Killer, No Filler!
“The 24th Street Wailers continue to step it up! It’s been a joy watching the band grow as musicians who have found their own sound. I love the band’s energy and deep understanding of blues, classic R&B and roots music.”
-Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records, CBC Radio, SiriusXM 169 and CKUA
“this is just great, gritty, fun, live stuff!”
-Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd), Host of the House of Blues Radio Hour
“The 24th Street Wailers = Wanda Jackson + Little Richard + Little Willie John + Lavern Baker
-Nick Kuzmack, SLUG Magazine – Salt Lake City, UT
“This is one of the best live bands in the country, and the albums match that excitement as well.“
- Bob Mersereau, CBC
“If you enjoy your “vintage,” or if you prefer, “retro” jump blues, with some kick instead of a lame imitation, this album is for you.”
-Barry Kerzner, American Blues Scene
“The band’s latest album, Where Evil Grows, sounds like the kind of spirited music that would have caused outrage at a 1950s school dance.”
-The Pitch – Kansas City, MO