Barry has yet to meet a 6-string he hasn’t liked. Born and raised in Ottawa, Barry leads The Blasters with his strong vocals and electrifying solos. His playing is influenced by Delta, Chicago and Texas blues and draws from artists such as Jimmy Vaughan, Otis Rush, and Taj Mahal. Barry once played on a bill with David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards.
Raised in Montreal, Murray provides energetic vocals to many of The Blasters‘ songs. Over the years Murray has been involved with numerous bands spanning a broad variety of musical styles including rock, ska and folk
Originally from Toronto, Chris has performed since a young age with various groups in Toronto and Ottawa and was a founding member of The Blasters. Along with New Orleans and Chicago styles of piano, Chris brings a mean Hammond organ sound with influences ranging from the likes of Al Kooper and Booker “T” to the R&B and jazz techniques of Jimmy Smith.
The Blasters would not be complete without their horn section. Brian hails from Windsor, Ontario and plays tenor, alto and soprano sax with influences including Dave Brubeck, Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith. Brian has also performed in recent years with various R&B/Blues and jazz combos in the Ottawa area.
Patrick has been playing trumpet and harmonica since high school. His musical influences include Little Water, Rod Piazza, Kim Wilson and fellow Ottawa native Steve Marriner
Brianna is the most recent addition to the band and provides depth to the horn section
Lance is a talented Ottawa-born bassist who has performed with bands of various musical styles over the years, ranging from rock and pop to R&B, country and jazz. Among influences he credits are Sting, John Hiatt, Cream, Los Lobos and jazz bassists Jaco Pastorius and Marcus Miller.
Tim Leah keeps us all in time with with a steady driving beat. Originally from London Ontario, Tim is a talented percussionist who has played with a variety of bands over the years, ranging from pop and rock combos, to jazz, country, and big band. Tim’s musical influences include Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Doors, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall, Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny.