Bios – The Lisa Hutchinson Band

Captivating audiences with her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, Lisa owns the stage as a fiery, soulful singer whose live performance emits energy akin to that of Janis Joplin. As an artist who expresses the full range and texture of her instrument, Lisa's voice defies simple description as she reaches deep into the well of her soul. She and her band of veteran musicans bring their own brand of Canadian soul to the blues. With Ian Ross on guitar, Joey "Drums" DiMarco on drums, Gabor Szepesi on keys and Peter Loudon on bass, the band shows a deep respect for tradition while infusing their music with raw energy and authentic passion. Don't miss the opportunity to witness Lisa and her band stir up a crowd! 


Lisa Hutchinson – Vocals

Lisa has been entertaining music enthusiasts for over two decades with her soulful delivery of blues, jazz and R&B standards. With a powerful voice she interprets the music with passion and authenticity. Influenced by a wide variety of genres, Lisa was drawn to the rich melody lines and lyrics inherent in jazz, the infectious grooves of R&B, and the soul of blues music. Lisa draws inspiration from vocalists past and present such as Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Beth Hart and Susan Tedeschi. She has performed in the International Blues Challenge, Southside Shuffle - main stageWasaga Beach Blues Festival, Orillia Spring Blues Festival, Orangeville Blues Festival, and Kempenfest.


Joey "Drums" DiMarco - Drums

Joey has been a major force on the Canadian music scene for close to 40 years. By playing solid grooves with control and precision, he has been the meat and potatoes of many bands here at home and in the United States. He has worked with a lengthy list of notable players including: Rita Chiarelli (Juno Winner), Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (Juno Winner), Bruce Conte (Tower of Power), Jack de Keyzer (Juno Winner), Harpdog Brown (Maple Blues Award Winner), and  Studebaker John.


Ian Ross – Guitar

Ian released his debut album, The Ian Ross Band, in December 2012. He has been entertaining audiences with his impressive guitar playing and solid vocals. Hailing from a musical family, Ian was inspired by his father and then studied with the acclaimed jazz guitarist, Joe Huron. Ian has played in the International Blues Challenge, the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, the Orillia Spring Blues Festival, Kitchener Rib Fest, and Kempenfest.


Peter Loudon – Bass

Peter Loudon has been playing bass guitar professionally since the mid 1980's. Born into a musical family in Muskoka, he has performed at Peter's Players, Casino Rama, Port Credit's Southside Shuffle, Mariposa Folk Festival and on Rez Bluez. Peter’s bass playing helped the Ronnie Douglas Blues Band earn a nomination for a Maple Leaf Blues Award for the album Big Brother. Peter also works regularly with the Ronnie Douglas Blues Band.

Gabor Szepesi - Keyboard/Organ

During the 70's and 80's Gabor was busy touring with many powerhouse bands such as Bloodstone, Mango, Atlantis, Ultrasound and Sweet Blindness. He did many recording sessions at Toronto's premiere recording studios as well as "live to air" productions. In the mid 80's, Gabor created a very successful audio production company, PA+ Productions Inc. It was awarded the status of "preferred supplier" to Toronto's most prestigious live performance venues: Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, The Sony Centre and The Harbourfront Centre. Gabor sold PA+ in 2014 and now runs a local tour support company, Backline Plus Inc. and he is following his passion for playing music with several bands: Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project, Dean McTaggart, The Collective, Mike Roberts and the Lisa Hutchinson Band.