Steve Kozak

Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian Blues scene since the mid-eighties performing his up-tempo brand of working man’s blues to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Backed by some of Vancouver’s top musicians, Steve has built a reputation as one of western Canada’s premier Blues acts. This year Kozak gained national [...]

David Vest

Although he now lives in Canada, Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, near Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s [...]

James Harman

James Harman was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama-quickly picked up on the black blues and soul music being played on juke boxes and the radio. He sang in the church choir until age 16 when his family moved to Panama City Florida, where he found himself surrounded by like-minded blues lovers. Wearing a fake [...]

Shaun Verrault

Shaun is the guitarist and primary vocalist of Wide Mouth Mason. Shaun’s skills as a songwriter and lyricist have contributed to the band’s ability to speak to the emotions of life that are not only felt and experienced by themselves as individuals but are also expressed musically in ways that allow fans to hear a [...]

Sibel Thrasher

Sibel Thrasher was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As both a singer and actress, she enjoys an accomplished career in music, theatre, film, and television. In August 2004, Sibel was inducted into the B.C. "Entertainment Hall of Fame" and in "Starwalk" on the sidewalks of [...]


  After more than 30 years of rocking the west coast Incognito has cemented its spot in the upper echelon of Vancouvers sizzling music scene. This Rocking Soul machine just keeps gathering steam! In summer 2010 the fabulous Nadine States (So Tight) took over as permanent lead vocalist. An amazing performer, Ms. States had worked [...]

Doc Fingers

His name Is Doc Fingers, but you can call him Doc. It was in the early seventies, during a stint with the Ronnie Hawkins Band that Bruce Gallagher acquired that handle. "They initiated me as a Doctor of Fingerology and ever since then I've been known to everyone as 'Doc'." If the name fits... The [...]

Michael Van Eyes

Mike Van Eyes is Vancouver’s premiere boogie woogie rock ‘n’ roll piano player. He’s contributed his magic keys to an extraordinary amount of great artists from his current roles in the city’s legendary R&B troupe, The Epics – and the all-star band of rockers, The Trespassers, with members of DOA and the Scramblers, to his [...]

Tim Hearsey

Arriving on the west coast from New York City, Tim made Vancouver his adopted home and quickly gained a reputation as one of the city’s rising young guitar talents. Hard work and dedication to his music have rewarded him with the friendship and respect of his peers. By day, Tim works with Vancouver’s finest studio [...]

Pre-Festival Fundraiser with James Harman

James Harman with the Steve Kozak Band Pat's Pub & Brew House 403 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC $10 at the door, 8 pm All net proceeds to the Pender Harbour Blues Festival

Jason Buie

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Jason Buie has performed throughout Canada, Europe, the U.S.A. and Japan. He's been touring consistently for the last 15 years at Festivals, Clubs and Events. Along the way he has played and performed with Blues legend Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, Jeff Healey, John Mayall, The Powder [...]