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Cheryl Lescom & the Tucson Choir Boys

April 20th at 8pm

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Cheryl Lescom has been part of the Canadian music scene for over 35 years, starting off in 1975 with several of her own bands before becoming a back-up singer for Ronnie Hawkins and touring with Long John Baldry. Cheryl also sang on many national jingles in the 1980's.

She has toured and performed with the likes of Jeff Healey, Matt Minglewood, Dutch Mason, the Downchild Blues Band, Jack DeKeyser, Del Shannon, David Wilcox, Mel Brown, Paul James, Bill Durst and The Detroit Women.

To date, Cheryl has released 6 CD's, the latest, 1953 (her second with the Tuscon Choir Boys) was released in June of 2015.

Awards she has received include:

                  Maple Blues Award Nomination – Female Vocalist of the Year 2016

The Advertising Music Producers - Best Female Vocal Performance 1984
The Kitchener Blues Festival - Mel Brown Award 2006
Kitchener Waterloo Arts Award for Music 2009

As the late, great Long John Baldry once said, "Cheryl Lescom has one of the best and biggest voices in Canada. I've had many great singers with me over the years and Cheryl is by far one of my favourites!"

The Tucson Choir Boys were formed in 2004 as a side project by two members of Loco Zydeco, one of Canada’s premier Zydeco bands. Featuring Dave the Cat (lead acoustic guitar & lead vocals) and Sameday Ray (acoustic guitar & vocals,) they have since been wowing audiences across Ontario with their fiery brand of acoustic Rockabilly, Roots and the Blues.

In 2008, TCB joined forces with label mate and Canadian Blues Legend, Cheryl Lescom. Together, in 2009 they released Cheryl Lescom & the Tucson Choir Boys - a mix of acoustic Blues, Roots & Pop - to critical acclaim and in 2015 followed up with 1953 which is already receiving rave reviews~

In 2010, fellow Loco Zydeco members Les Graham (acoustic bass & vocals) and Kristine KK Walsh (rub board & percussion) began performing with the Tucson Choir Boys and, along with Kitchener-based acoustic guitar wizard Robert Reid, have formed what has affectionately become known as the Tucson Choir Boys Orchestra. They released their debut, seven song EP, simply called Tucson Choir Boys, in August, 2014.

Both the Tucson Choir Boys and the Tucson Choir Boys Orchestra continue to record and perform with Cheryl Lescom and together released their second full length album in the fall of 2014, on Busted Flat Records.

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