Band Members Left to Right: Jon Wong (sax), Marc Doucet (guitar), Lindsay Beaver (Lead Vocals, Drums)

 Michael Archer (Bass), Jesse Whiteley (Piano/Organ)

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.

2014′s WICKED was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) and received widespread radio play including major radio shows and broadcasters such as B.B. King’s Bluesville on SiriusXM and thebluesmobile.com (House of Blues Radio Hour) as well as CBC.  Host of thebluesmobile and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd heralded the band as a “21st upgrade to jump and jive”.  They have since released another album, WHERE EVIL GROWS in March 2015.  This album has further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best acts out there who bring a much needed high energy 1950's Rock n’ Roll approach to the game.

Led by Lindsay Beaver. A wild and crazy front woman and singing drummer.  This band is filled out by Michael Archer on Upright Bass, Marc Doucet on Guitar, Jesse Whiteley on Piano, and Jonny Wong on wailing Sax.   This band has been winning over the masses with their unbeatable live performances and a sense of showmanship from a time gone by, something many consider lost in modern day music.

With no signs of slowing down, The 24th Street Wailers have had a non stop touring schedule and played over 650 shows across the USA, Canada and Europe in the past four years. 

Don’t miss this real deal Rock n’ Roll band.  All Killer, No Filler!

Press


The 24th Street Wailers = Wanda Jackson + Little Richard + Little Willie John + Lavern Baker

Not every band can perfectly capture the nostalgia for swinging 1950s rock n’ roll and then proceed to wreck your speakers due to the necessity of a dangerously high volume level. Where Evil Grows is an altogether up-tempo, gritty rockabilly album defined by the brilliant blend of harsh yet soulful vocals courtesy of the drummer/vocalist Lindsay Beaver and prominent sax that makes this record an exception to an exhausted genre.
— Nick Kuzmack, SLUG Magazine – Salt Lake City, UT
this is just great, gritty, fun, live stuff
— Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd), Host of the House of Blues Radio Hour
this brash young band tackles early R&B- blues and rock & roll with the same intensity that Nick Curran brought to the game
— Charlie Lange, Bluebeat Music
“The 24th Street Wailers continue to step it up! It’s been a joy watching the band grow as musicians who have found their own sound. I love the band’s energy and deep understanding of blues, classic R&B and roots music.”
— Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records, CBC Radio, SiriusXM 169 and CKUA
Imagine a group that plays like JD McPherson and boasts songwriting and a production aesthetic reminiscent of the late and great Nick Curran. Add in some gritty 40s and 50s rhythm and blues, and top it all off with a strong female lead singer who just happens to site behind a trap kit. Whaddya got? This group. On Where Evil Grows, they tear shit up
— Bill Kopp, Musoscribe Magazine
This is one of the best live bands in the country, and the albums match that excitement as well
— Bob Mersereau, CBC
If you enjoy your “vintage,” or if you prefer, “retro” jump blues, with some kick instead of a lame imitation, this album is for you
— Barry Kerzner, American Blues Scene
The band’s latest album, Where Evil Grows, sounds like the kind of spirited music that would have caused outrage at a 1950s school dance
— The Pitch – Kansas City, MO

Awards

Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) Nominees - Wicked - 2014 Blues Album of the Year

12  time Maple Blues Award (Canadian Blues Music Awards) Nominees – Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year, Drummer of the Year, Horn Player of the Year, etc.

3 time Maple Blues Award Winner – Jonny Wong (Horn Player of the Year)

Blues411.com “jimi” award Winner – Where Evil Grows - 2015 International Release of the Year

2 time Sirius/XM Radio INDIE Award Nominees – Blues Act of the Year

 


Photographer: Lindsay Beaver