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Fri. March 18th 2016
Tally Ho Sports Bar and Grill Victoria BC (No Minors)
R&B All Stars
Sat. June 27th 2015
The Columbia Theatre New Westminster BC (All Ages)
Live Rhythm and Blues R&B All Stars
Sat. February 14th 2015
The Imperial (No Minors)
Valentine's Benefit Dance R&B All Stars, Alpha Yaya Diallo, DJ Cuz-o
Sat. January 10th 2015
Vancouver FanClub (No Minors)
R&B All Stars
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R&B All Stars

from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Nov. 29, 2019
In the early 80’s this group evolved from the band R+B Delivery which featured;

Jason Hoover; vocal
Bob Kidd; bass
Jim Harmata: gtr.
Al Davidson : B3
Rick Hill: drums
Al Lynch: trpt. and vocals
John Pearson: Tenor

At the time I had a small studio and we were recording original instrumental material. The project was originally called Champion and included:

Russ Marsland: gtr
Glen Blackford; :bass
Ken Boychuck; keyboards
Rick Gittens: drums
Colin Weinmaster: trombone
Kim Nishikawara: tenor
Mark Akerstream: vocal

Soon after that Jason, Bob and Jim left R+B Delivery and both bands combined for the original R+B Allstar line up:
Russ Marsland
Dave Taylor
Al Davidson
Rick Hill
John Pearson
Colin Weinmaster
Bill Ward: trumpet and vocals
Al lynch; trumpet and vocals

The band was really a Blues Brothers kind of vibe with an original spin on classic R+B songs in our signature tuxedos and shades. Our first regular gig was at No.5 Orange Street Friday and Saturday nights. The line ups were long and we had a blast. We recorded Live at The Five on Orange Records, our own independent label that was financed by Harry Brandolini, the owner of NO.5. Harry introduces the band on that album. Soon after, Willy Ward left to form his own group, Outa Hand Jive Band (version 2.) Hans Stamer, one of the most amazing singers to anyone who has heard him, joined us to replace Willy.

Recordings both original and covers include: Choo Choo, Crazy Mama, You've got to Make up your Mind, Ain’t that a lot of Love, Satisfaction and an unreleased solo album project called “Stamer’ that was an all original effort with the band and many session players.

The band went on to play clubs, concerts, T.V. for many years.
By the early nineties we had evolved to a group that featured some of Vancouver's finest session players and singers:

That line up included:
Hans Stamer: vocals
John Ellis:gtr
Ken Boychuck: B3
Darryl Burgess; drums
Norm Fisher: bass
Joanie Bye: vocals/gtr
Kirsten Nash: vocals/tenor
Paul Baron: trpt
Al Michie: Tenor/Alto
Tom Keenlyside: Tenor/Alto/Bari sax
Colin Weinmaster: trombone

The group disbanded in the late nineties and awaits the return of drummer D.B. from Nashville to re form.

Other members have included over the years;
Dave Taylor: bass
Frank Dato: drums
Brady Gustafson: drums
Mike Skinner: sax
Duris Maxwell:drums
Fred Gass: trpt
Ken Chalmers: drums
Darryl Miller: drums
Glen Riley: bass
John Winterton: bass
John Furrara: Tenor
Pat Stewart :drums
Thanks to all the great sound guys over the years.

Colin Weinmaster from the website,
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Current Lineup

Al DavidsonKeyboards1978-present
Rick HillDrums1978-present
Al LynchTrumpet / Vocals1978-present
Russell MarslandGuitar1978-present
JPBaritone Saxophone1978-present
Colin WeinmasterTrombone1978-present
Bill WardTrumpet / Vocals1978-present
Steve HilliamReeds2013-present
Billy MendozaBass2013-present
David SteeleLead Vocals2013-present
Joanie ByeGuitar / Vocals90s-present
Alex MichieTenor / Saxophone90s-present
Kirsten NashTenor Saxophone / Vocals90s-present

Past Members

Dave TaylorBass / Vocals1978-1981
Brady GustafsonDrums80s-90s
Pat StewartDrums80s-90s
John FurraraTenor Saxophone80s-90s
John WintertonBass80s-90s
Glen RileyBass80s-90s
Darryl MillerDrums80s-90s
Ken ChalmersDrums80s-90s
Fred GassTrumpet80s-90s
Duris MaxwellDrums80s-90s
Mike SkinnerSaxphone80s-90s
Hans StamerVocals80s-90s
Frank DatoDrums80s-90s
Tom KeenlysideTenor / Alto / Baritone Saxophone90s
Paul BaronTrumpet90s
Norm FisherBass90s
Darryl BurgessDrums90s
Ken BoychuckKeyboards90s
John EllisGuitar90s


R&B Allstars: I've Been Loving You
In this Video Artist(s) R&B All Stars
Posted: Jul. 17, 2019
Ain't that A Lot of Love R&B Allstars Mid 80's
In this Video Artist(s) R&B All Stars
Posted: Jul. 17, 2019
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Nov. 29, 2019