We are a Classic Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Swing, Funk, Oldies, and Rock band playing The Blues Brothers, The Commitments, Otis Redding, CCR, The Beatles, The Temptations, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, and more. Instrumentation: Vocal/Guitar, trumpet, saxophone, bass, and drums.
For Events: We do a lot of our promotions as well through radio, local cable, newspapers, magazines and more to help make each a successful event if that's what is needed. We love to travel and play music! Will travel anywhere!
I have hired this band 3 times now for separate type occasions and they just do a fantastic job! Good for all ages . Mow town, R&B , Chicago Blues , Chicken wing beats , it’s all there. They bring a positive energy to the room.
Response from Andre Bisson: Rhythm & Blues Experience:
Thank you so much John for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed the band. We enjoyed playing for your great group. All the best to you, your family and friends!
I have not seen this group live but have their latest CD and have reviewed all of thier posted live audio & video recordings. Wow! Bands are a dime a dozen but real talent like this is much harder to find. Every musician has talent well above average and the 5 piece group has a sound as tight as it gets. Andre is gifted as a guitar player and singer. The horns are especially good and add a very special (and often missing) sound in in a small group that makes ALL the difference. Don't overlook this group!
John T. - Akron, OH, USA
Price Range: Contact for more information
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Unions: AFM, Hamilton Musicians' Guild & SOCAN
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
Everyone in the band brings there own unique twist to the bands sound allowing the band to have a great following. Andre’s vocals have the power of Wilson Pickett as well as the gentle sound of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, his guitar playing is influenced by Colin James and the dirty blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. The band also includes a horn section of 2, trumpet and tenor saxophone as well as a solid and funky rhythm section with bass and drums.
This combination of skilled players allows the band to have tight horn lines as well as a heavy groove in the rhythm section making anyone in the room sit up and listen.
~5 Professional well dressed musicians (Vocal/Guitar, Trumpet, Sax, Bass, and Drums)
~Up to 3x50 minute sets or 2x 1hr and 15 minute sets
~The Band sets up 1 hour before guests arrive.
~We bring our own PA System and Equipment
~Great music by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Otis Redding, The Blues Brothers, The Commitments, The Temptations, James Brown, CCR, Brian Setzer, Colin James, CCR, and more!
~We can put on a playlist through an ipod/laptop during breaks through our PA system with songs of your choice or a collection of music similar to ours.
~For public events we will do our part with promotion
Let us know if you any questions about what we do!
Andre Bisson Band is a Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Rock and Soul band that performs your favorites from the 60's and 70's. They are energetic with a funky horn section and a singer with the raspy and gutsy power of Wilson Pickett and the gentle sound of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Playing the music of The Blues Brothers, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Commitments, Joe Cocker, Sam & Dave, CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Beatles.
Since 2005, Andre Bisson (Hamilton, Ontario) has been entertaining audiences in Canada, US, and Europe with groups of 5-10 piece bands. He is known for his up-beat renditions of classic songs (B.B. King, Colin James, Robben Ford, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Van Morrison, The Blues Brothers, The Commitments, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, SRV, CCR, Motown, Stax,...). Andre has been recognized in the blues community for his 7 studio albums gaining publicity and exposure through radio, blues magazines, and blues awards throughout the world. He won Male Vocalist of the Year for the 2015 Hammer Blues Awards and was nominated for Overseas Artist of the Year by the British Blues Awards in 2014. Recently he was nominated for a 2017 Maple Blues Award and as an Established Artist for the 2018 Hamilton Arts Awards.
With the completion of his 7th studio album 'Break' released in September 2017, it is clear to hear that Andre has stayed true to his influences. Combining the driving bass lines of Motown, the raw vocal power of Stax, and the electrifying horn sections of B.B. King, this album is sure to bring any blues fan to their feet. Along with 10 new originals, Andre also pays tribute to one of the great bands with his version of The Beatles "Eleanor Rigby".
Andre and his band have opened for artists such as Colin James, Jimmie Vaughan, Robben Ford and Steven Page.
Blues Revue Magazine
Review by David Scott of BluesWax
on The Harvest Blues - Monaghan Rhythm & Blues Festival in Monaghan, Ireland
"A refreshingly, alternative musical experience was provided by the Canadian group Andre Bisson"
"A combination of clever arrangements, tasteful guitar work, and exceptionally talented saxophone and trumpet players"
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own gear!
We can play 3x50 minute sets or two larger sets of 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your event.
Past Booked Events
|December 15, 2017–December 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 1:00am||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Acoustic Blend Cafe - Melrose Church - Hamilton, ON|
|March 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Beatles Tribute at Jet Hall - 8 pm - Hamilton, ON|
|February 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Artword Artbar - 8pm - Hamilton, ON|
|January 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Function - Niagara Falls, ON|
|January 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Wedding - Hamilton, ON|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event with Andre Bisson Duo - Kitchener, ON|
|December 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Christmas - Toronto, ON|
|November 27, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Burlington Ontario - Private Function|
More at http://www.andreandthejtones.com/songlist.htm
In Alphabetical Order:
634-5789 Soulsville U.S.A. (Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd)
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations)
Bad Moon Rising (John Fogerty - CCR)
Brick House (The Commodores)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Dark End Of The Street (performed by The Commitments)
Do You Love Me (Blues Brothers)
Domino (Van Morrison)
Don't Mess With Cupid (Otis Redding)
Down on The Corner (CCR)
Down at the Nightclub (Tower of Power)
Dreams To Remember (Otis Redding)
Drive My Car – The Beatles
Everybody Needs Somebody (Blues Brothers)
Fa, Fa, Fa, Fa, Fa (Sad Song) (Otis Redding)
Feelin' Alright (Dave Mason played by Joe Cocker)
Flip Flop and Fly (L. Willie Turner/C, Calhoun] Downchild Blues Band)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Get Ready (Smokey Robinson - performed by the Temptations)
Gimmie Some Lovin’ (S. Davis, S. Winwood, & M. Winwood/Blues Brothers)
Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
Jump from Six to Six (Colin James)
Jump Jive and Wail (Louis Prima performed by Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Hit the Road Jack (Percy Mayfield)
Hold On I’m Comin’ (Issac Hayes/David Porter performed by Sam & Dave)
I Can't Turn You Loose (Otis Redding/ Blues Brothers)
I Feel Good - (James Brown)
I Heard it Through the Grapevine (N. Whitfield/B. Strong)
Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper)
Land of 1000 Dances - (Wilson Pickett)
Let's Get it On (Marvin Gaye)
Let's Shout (Colin James)
Let it Be - The Beatles
Long As I can See the Light (John Fogerty - CCR)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Money, That's What I Want (Berry Gordy /Janie Bradford, Barrett Strong, The Beatles)
Mr. Pitiful (Otis Redding/Steve Cropper)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
My Girl (The Temptations)
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (James Brown)
People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)
Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band)
Pride & Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Proud Mary (CCR)
Share the Land (Guess Who)
Shotgun (Junior Walker & The All Stars Written by: Autry Dewalt)
Shout (Isley Brothers)
Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Soul Man (I. Hayes/D. Porter - performed by The Blues Brothers/Sam & Dave)
Some Kind of Wonderful (John Ellison)
Spooky (Middlebrooks & Shapiro)
Stand By Me
Start It Up (Robben Ford)
Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker)
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (The Four Tops)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Suzie Q (Dale Hawkins performed by CCR)
Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson/Blues Brothers)
Takin' Care of Business (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
The Letter (Joe Cocker)
The Weight (The Band)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Treat Her Right (performed by The Commitments)
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Uptight (Stevie Wonder co-wrote with S. Moy and H. Cosby)
Use Me (Bill Withers)
Vehicle (Performed by Blood Sweat and Tears)
You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
You've Really Got a Hold on Me (Smokey Robinson - Beatles)
ORIGINALS - www.cdbaby.com/andrebisson4
|Andre Bisson||Band Leaders, Frontman, Guitarist|
|Kevin Matthews||Tenor Sax|
|Sean Bruce Parker||Drums|
Influences & Inspiration
Wilson Pickett, The Commitments, Ray Charles, The Blues Brothers, BB King, Otis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, CCR, The Guess Who, The Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, The Temptations, Albert King, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix. Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Bill Withers, and James Brown