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 and received widespread radio play including major radio shows and broadcasters such as B.B. King’s Bluesville and thebluesmobile.com (House of Blues Radio Hour) as well as CBC. Host of the Bluesmobile and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd heralded the band as a “21st upgrade to jump and jive”. In March of 2015 they released, “WHERE EVIL GROWS”. This album further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best acts out there who bring a much needed high energy 1950’s Rock n’ Roll approach to the game.
They are led by Lindsay Beaver, a wild and crazy front woman and singing drummer. The band is filled out by Michael Archer on Upright Bass, Marc Doucet on Guitar, Jesse Whiteley on Piano, and Jonny Wong on wailing sax. The 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 24th Street Wailers have had a non stop touring schedule and played over 650 shows across the USA, Canada and Europe in the past four years. As Willie Dixon said, “The blues is the roots, everything else is the fruits” when referring to Rock n’ Roll… These guys (and gal) live up to that and more…Don’t miss this real deal band. All Killer, No Filler!