Performer Spotlight


Name:Vernon Wills
Description:The Vernon Wills Band ...... The current line up of the Calgary band, is Vernon Wills guitar and vocals. Kenny Chalmers drums and vocals, Earl McAuley keyboards - vocals, Bryan Czarnecki bass guitar, with special guest Marvelous Marvin on saxophone. Blues is the true idiom of the band. These musicians have all been part of the Alberta, BC, and International touring scene for many years. New York was the beginning of the blues for Vernon, meeting Albert King and Muddy Waters there, later meeting BB King as well. Vernon played bass with Chuck Berry, Texas blues band The Standells. He has toured with numerous Rockʼn Roll legends as have all the members of the current line up. After many years and albums for major rockʼnʼroll labels ..... Vernon made the choice to follow his dream to play the blues simple straight from the heart. A trip to New Orleans, put some gumbo into the mix of blues sounds Vernon was woodshedding, Vernon formed the Wholly Cats and their premier CD “ A Little Taste” was released. It was Pick of the Month in New Orleans and was a great start into the blues. A new CD is currently in pre production. Vernon is a songwriter with a large catalogue of published work. Vernon Wills & Holly Goulard are a strong songwriting team and their dedication and love of the Blues are a great part of the feel of the new band line up. All the musicians in the band have been session players and producers at some point however when the band gets the groove on the feel is gonna make you dance. If you like to dance and feel good with great honest blues come on out and hear this band, they give it all every single time they perform!

Record created: 2011-04-27 12:35:50

Last modified: 2011-09-29 06:16:46

Recent Bookings at The Blues Can:

Vernon WillsScreamin' Hot Blues Jam hosted by Vernon Wills today. 3pm - 7pm2014-02-0821:00:00
Vernon Wills2012-02-2421:00:00

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