San Juan Island
Musicians and Band
s

The local music scene has had many great bands over the years. Who can forget the Chevys or the Down Home Band of years gone by. Bands like The Fabulous Rhythmatics, who are still pounding it out. Kanaka Joe the original punkers, Rockfish , Hunk a Funk now Betchawannaboogieband The Snags, Stockrocker, The Relics, Full Circle, SunDog, Uncle Otto, DirtMonkeys, No Exit, Solar Siblings, Sugar on the Floor, Jesus Chords, Atlantics, Silvertones, Santos de Lopez, Cheap Friends and more. Its an ever evolving state of musicians and gatherings with many great players, many who seem to show up in multiple bands. They come and they go. This island, that island. People come to these islands to live and work and play and we're very lucky to have such a great selection of musical talent. Not only are there Rockers, Blues guys, Bluegrassers, Celtic, Old Tymey players and Jazzers but a few greats drop in too! Steve Miller (yes the original joker) a legendary guitarist/songwriter has dropped into the world reknown Bella Luna Social Club (Now The Rumor Mill) on Blues Nite. !, world renown violinist, Andor Toth who is one of the classical worlds heavyweights and , hey even Queensriche recorded an album here!... This Site is intended to introduce you to the players/bands and what they're about. Let me know what you think about islandsmusic.com. We accept good (and not so good) feedback, and encourage you to help us with developing this site... If you have a band or are a musician...or know some of the past groups from and around the San Juan Islands...yes our Canadian Friends too, drop us a note, we'd really like hearing from you, and we'll hook you up!...Keep on Picking

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Henry-James Band....Long time local players Tom Doenges, James Barkshire, Roger McGilvery and Cecil Demerleer...Rock, Country, Blisterin Slide Guitar and a great ryhthm section....there it is...go see em....check back for more local shows.
Duo-Tones Bob Leytze & Mike Adams play Beatles, Zepplin, Elvis Costello, The Who, U2, and originals. Good singing and playing. Energetic dynamics along with other dog and pony show highlights...always fun, expect the unexpected.. back in July 2015
OOPA...Traditional Eastern European Roma(Gypsy) with Bob Freeauf, Greg Sadowsky, and Kirk Fuhrmeister...cool roots music played with much zest...recommend you catch em.
Chameleons 4 Piece Dance band w/Kira Sable on vocals, Michael Linehan on drums, Mike Adams on bass/vocals, and Darvis Taylor on guitar/vocals ...Check em out on facebook
Isle'Zen...Todd Cochrans new band...coming soon
T-Flo...Tony Florino...Tony performs out w/ "Surf Cowboy" these days and does a Sun. pm show @ the Cask & Schooner w/ Cecil Demeerleer on bass....usual start @ 6pm...
Kels Boreen ..and One Tree Records...Great tunes, Solo Guitarist Songwriter and local stalwart of some magnitude
The Jesus Chords...Local Friday Harbor kinder, rocking alt country in the big city and beyond...git er done!
The Fabulous Rhythmatics...Big Shoes Ryhthm and Blues. Friday Harbors Longest Living Band! You wanna dance?...These guys got the stuff that big grooves are made of...Local Islanders breakin a sweat! Available and Able! This band is on temporary hiatus...will update at later date this summer 2015...thanks
Uncle Otto...Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Dobro and Harmonies that will make you swoon, mabey eh? ...they like David Lindley, the Band, CSNY, New Riders, Dan Hicks, plus original tunes. These guys are a local favorite and love to play...nice fellas check out thier link for more info on booking etc. "Old Kids on the Rock Production"...on temporary hiatus til fall 2015....TBD
San Juan Strings...Enjoy elegant Classical music and cheery Celtic/Irish music performed by first-class island musicians
J-Bots...locals playing Classic Rock covers...good at it too!...

check em out...

Kels Boreen ..and One Tree Records...Great tunes, Solo Guitarist Songwriter and local stalwart of some magnitude
San Juan Jazz Quintet.......these guys are laying down, Miles, Coltrane, and the classics...great tunes in and around Friday Harbor
Argyle Street Jazz Band...since the 1980's this band has endured and evolved into a great traditional jazz outfit...
Devorah...Psudoname of one of Friday Harbors longtime performers...Deb, Devorah Gottesman also known as Deb "Sundog" and other affections we wont go into...see fer yerself, check out her site(s)!!!
Ian Byington...longtime local performer...Ian writes compelling songs about life and it all its quirks...now living in Victoria BC. He does like to visit us here though...post him and say Hello from www.islandsmusic.com
Ed Wilson...Local Friday Harbor singer songwriter....
Argyle Street Jazz Band...since the 1980's this band has endured and evolved into a great traditional jazz outfit...
...If you want us to list your group...
email us at funkon@rockisland.com
or visit us at

www.islandsmusic.com

This site owned and maintained by "Old Kids on the Rock Productions" Tm

...If you want us to list your group...
email us at funkon@rockisland.com
or visit us at

www.islandsmusic.com

This site owned and maintained by "Old Kids on the Rock Productions" Tm