The R&B Allstars
The Allstars are a dynamic 10-piece rhythm and blues band from Vancouver, BC is celebrating our 40th year on the Vancouver music scene. The band was formed in 1979 and gained popularity at venues like The Town Pump, Commodore, Richards on Richards and 86th Street. After a decade of recuperation from groove fatigue, the Allstars reformed in 2013.
For 2019, the powerful vocals of Nathen Aswell have been added alongside Joani Bye, Tim Porter, Peter Juric and Billy Mendoza. Tim Porter has not brought not only his great voice to the band, but his amazing guitar skills. A funky powerhouse r.section features Billy Mendoza (bass), Rick Hill (drums) and the Hammond skills of Robbie Buchanan. The brass still kicks ass with Steve Hilliam (tenor sax), Peter Juric (trumpet), Colin Weinmaster (trombone) and Bill “Maseo” Abbott (alto sax). After 40 years we still enjoy reconnecting with all the people who apparently missed us, and finding new fans along the way.