Meet the Band

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DEB RHYMER

Vocals

Deb was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia and made her debut as a vocalist with 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 Canada’s best musicians. Her first CD was released in 2006 and received excellent reviews. The new album – Don’t Wait Up features Deb’s original songs and has received rave reviews and continue to dominate the music charts. Deb has been featured for many years at the various clubs and festivals and the Deb Rhymer Band hosts one of the most popular and long standing blues jams in the Pacific Northwest - Sunday Blues Services. Deb is also a founding member of the Victoria Blues Society.

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KELLY FAWCETT

Guitar

Kelly Ward Fawcett is a versatile guitarist and powerful vocalist who has led his own bands and worked as a sideman for many other prominent Canadian musical acts. He has toured North America extensively, with international sojourns to Hong Kong, China, the Caribbean and Europe. Growing up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kelly cut his teeth playing with Kelly Ward Fawcett“The Prime Minister of the Blues” Dutch Mason and blues harp legend, Rick Jefferies. He has shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Jim Byrnes, Amos Garret, The Odds, Shari Ulrich and Sarah McLachlan as well as touring with Mobadass (Earl Pereira of Widemouth Mason), HB Concept, Rita Chiarelli and the Twisters. A former instructor at the Selkirk College professional music and digital media program, Kelly is also an award wining songwriter, composer and engineer with his music being featured in both film and television.

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ANDY GRAFFITI

Drums

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.

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PHIL ALBERT

Bass 

Bassist Phil Albert is a musician and educator who has released ten records as a leader/co-leader, played on hundreds of recording (including JUNO nominees), and performed over a thousand shows. He has performed with world famous musicians such as Mike Stern (jazz legend), Brent Mason (Nashville legend), Aoife O'Donovan (folk legend), Duke Robillard (blues legend), Mark Feldman (improv legend), among others, in a varied musical career spanning genres and decades.