is a Victoria favorite and long time hosts of the Sunday Afternoon Blues jam. This very popular free event showcases some of Victoria's best musical talent.
The band appear often at local night clubs and pubs and have appeared at numerous blues festivals including Victoria Blues Bash, Nanaimo Blues Festival and Mt. Rainier Blues Festival.
Their first self titled album "The Deb Rhymer Band" was released in 2006 has received a lot of airplay including the CBC Saturday Night Blues Show with Holger Peterson
Deb Rhymer struts the Blues with a sultry, uptown West Coast sound. Drawing on the classics, from the heyday of the Chicago shouters to the strong songwriting women of today's NorthWest blues scene, Deb delivers a funky, soulful and sophisticated blues brew for your listening and dancing delight.
Deb is also a founding member of the Victoria Blues Society.
Deb was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia and made her debut as a vocalist at age 17 with the the rock band Hostage. In 1997 she began fronting the blues band No Fixed Address. Her love of the blues had begun! Known for her dynamic voice and unique bluesy style, Deb has had the opportunity to work with some of Victoria's best musicians. Her CD was released in 2006 and has received excellent reviews. Select songs have been featured on the CBC Saturday Night Blues with Holger Peterson. Deb has been featured for many years at the R&B Fest, Vancouver Island Blues Bash and many local clubs. The Deb Rhymer Band also hosts the Sunday Blues Services jam every Sunday afternoon.
A Philadelphia native, Neil was classically trained on violin, and later studied jazz guitar at Capilano College. Raised on Motown, Soul and Rhythm and Blues, he has worked as a professional musician for over two decades performing all styles of music. Winner of the Savoy/CFMI Real Guitar contest in Vancouver, he has performed with Philip Walker, Elvin Bishop, John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison, Mae Moore, Room with a View, Hugh Fraser and the Purple Haze Orchestra, and many others. He also created bands for Memphis singer Ruby Wilson, "The Queen of Beale Street," opening for BB King in Victoria.
Andy was born in Vancouver and currently resides in Victoria. In his decades long career, he has toured, recorded with, and backed up an impressive roster of North American artists including: Harpdog Brown, Jack DeKeyser, Morgan Davis, Sherman Doucette, Big Joe Duskin, Rick Fines, Amos Garrett, Colin James, Steve Kozak, Robbie Laws, Ellen MacIlwaine, Big Dave McLean, Pinetop Perkins, Lester Quitzau, The Twisters, David Vest, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, and many others. Locally, Andy has played the blues with the HouseCats, Bill Johnson, Slim & the Deuces, and Summer & the Sinners.
Newest member Clayton O'Howe is no novice. Originally from Niagara Falls, he relocated to Vancouver Island in 1993. A seasoned professional bassist and composer, he has toured around the country in many styles including Progressive Rock, Blues, R&B, Country & Western and Rock & Roll. Clayton lays down a rock solid foundation for the blues, whether swinging or funky.