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UWHSBB, who have been around since 1978, are former RCA Recording Artists, and members of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame. Touring extensively back in the 80s, they opened for such legends as Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, and Paul Butterfield, to name just a few. As well, in January 2015, UWHSBB won the honour of representing BC in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.

Their newest CD “Christmas in Jail” will be released in 2017, and due to popular demand, they are looking forward to bringing their special Christmas Show to everyone for the 2017 holiday season. This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas Tunes representing each decade from the 20s through to the 60s, and written or recorded by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown, Etta James, and so many more.

This year’s all star line-up is made up of UWHSBB members Hank (Uncle Wiggly) Lionhart – Vocals, Lonnie Glass – Bass, Mark Comerford – Guitar, Andy Graffiti – Drums, and Wayne Kozak - Sax, with Bryn Badel -Trumpet, Don Berner - Sax,  Doug Berner - Trumpet,  Dennis Meneely, former member of Streetheart/Fist Full of Blues and Steve Ranta from The R&B Toasters – Keyboards.

In addition, UWHSBB is very pleased to feature a very special guest this year—the amazing Randy Oxford from Seattle! Randy an International touring Band leader and Horn player as well as the recipient of over 25 Blues awards from the Washington Blues Society.

This show played to sold-out, packed houses and standing ovations in Alberta for the past two years, and enjoys rave reviews locally following their various Island performances.

Not your typical Christmas Show of some of the more easily recognizable Christmas Carols, this Christmas show gives you a look into the soul of some fabulous Holiday Blues Songs written by the very Legends of the Blues themselves!


Highlights of the 2016 Show at The Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, B.C.

Make sure to pick up your copy of “Christmas in Jail” at one of the shows!!