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The R&B Allstars

The Rhythm & Blues¬† Allstars are a dynamic,¬† aggressive¬† 10-piece¬† band from Vancouver, B.C.¬† The band was formed in 1979 and gained popularity at venues like The Town Pump, The Commodore, Richards on Richards, Buffalo Bills and 86th Street till the late 90’s.¬† Over the years,¬† the band has been a home for many of Vancouver’s premiere musicians and still continues to bring audiences to their feet.¬† RBA has recorded a number of¬† singles and live albums,¬† and their most recent DVD, Live At The Hard Rock,¬† has brought many positive reviews.¬† Enjoy the archival videos on this site –¬† you may see yourself on a crowded dance floor, or remember the first time you experienced the band¬† and became a fan.¬† We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows listed on our Event Page.

¬† ¬† In 2019, the powerful vocals of Nathen Aswell were added to those of¬† 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 rhythm section features Billy Mendoza (bass), Rick Hill¬† (drums) and keyboard wizard, Bill Sample. The brass still kicks ass with the awesome Steve Hilliam (tenor sax),¬† Peter Juric (trumpet),¬† Colin Weinmaster (trombone) and Bill “Maseo” Abbott (alto sax).¬† This year we celebrate our 41st year on the Vancouver scene.¬†We look forward to reconnecting with friends from our past and finding new fans along the way.¬†

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