Friday Artists

Alley 14

Alley 14 has been laying down their version of blues rock locally since 2001, each member having previously played in a few other bands. They are all blues lovers and it shows in the love and feel with which they play the blues. The band is currently comprised of Ron Pool – Vocals, Greg Elliott – Guitar and vocals, Carol Kingston – Keyboard and Harp, Kevin Gerry – Bass and vocals, Garth Hubich – Drums and percussion. Blues/Rock classics are Alley 14’s forte, covering such groups as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top, just to name a few. Alley 14 prides itself on paying homage to as many Canadian artists as possible and their sets will always include offerings by Jeff Healey, The Tragically Hip, Steppenwolf, The Guess Who and other terrific Canadian bands as well. Alley 14 is proud to be a part of the Regina Mid-Winter Blues Festival and hopes you enjoy the show!

Legendary Rhythm and Blues Review

When you want to get your audience dancing, there is nothing quite like the solid gold R&B hits from the 60’s & 70’s. These songs continue to be covered time and again by emerging young artists as well as the seasoned veterans because they are always well received. There is something special about a band that can stir the soul with hits that everyone knows, yet rarely get to hear them performed live.

Saskatoon’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues REVUE has performed live since December of 2012.

Over the 10 years, Darcy Greig has often been acknowledged for his uncanny vocal covers of Van Morrison. For 2023, we are pleased to announce our newest show that centers on the incredible impact of Van Morrison has had on music since the 1960’s through to today. This Tribute to Van Morrison will leave no decade untouched.

The original members from 2012 include Darcy Greig (Vocals), Holly Stasiuk (Vocals) Andrew Allsopp (keyboards, vocals), Gordon Mosher (Sax) and Gord MacAulay (Bass, band leader). We welcomed two of Saskatoon’s most seasoned veterans Tom Chunick (Guitar, vocals) and Glenn Ens (drums) in the fall of 2020.

Jimmy & The Sleepers

Jimmy and the Sleepers are a gritty, genuine house rockin’ blues band based in Edmonton, Alberta. For years the city has had a modest, but reverent blues scene which has fostered a blues sound a little more traditional and Jimmy and the Sleepers are disciples of the sound and dedicated to it’s roots. After the release of their third album, All That Money, they are more ready than ever to burn out of the frozen Alberta north and showcase their Edmonton-style blues to the world.

Rita Chiarelli

Rita Chiarelli is Canada’s most highly acclaimed female roots & blues artist. With a JUNO award and 4 subsequent JUNO nominations, she is known across Canada as the “Goddess of the Blues”. Chiarelli is a gifted songwriter & entertaining performer, but it is her soaring 3 octave voice that sets her apart from her peers, inspires awe & often tears in her audiences, & critics to gush.” a voice so blue it could make the angels weep”… “a voice that can growl at her demons or soar with the angels, a gift for lyric, an ear for melody & the heart to combine them”.

Rita is also a documentary film maker. Her first award winning documentary was Music From The Big House,which took place in Angola Prison where she performed with several bands of inmates serving life sentences. She is currently working on her next documentary, Voices from a Concrete Ceiling. It was filmed in the woman’s maximum security prison in Topeka, Kansas.