Live on the Patio at Roy Thomson Hall
Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils
Toronto-based blues band Raoul and The Big Time are well-known for their energetic mix of the Toronto-Chicago-Hollywood blues influenced by the Chess sound of the ‘50s and contemporary West-coast jump harmonica blues. In addition to his renown as bandleader, singer, and harmonica player, Raoul Bhaneja is immediately familiar as a busy actor most noted for his over 75 film and television credits and his stage performances of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (solo). The Big Time, meanwhile, is comprised of multiple award winning musicians Darren Gallen on guitar, Terry Wilkins on upright bass and Tom Bona on drums. In 1999, Raoul and The Big Time were awarded with the Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year and were voted NOW Magazine’s Best Toronto Blues Artist in 2007.
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In association with The Toronto Blues Society