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Blues Emporium was formed with musicians that have met and played in open-jams in St Albert and Blues On Whyte. Gerry Pearson has played Blues Harmonica for well over 40 years, influenced by Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall and James Cotton thanks to the talents of fellow bandsmen David Nobes (guitar/Vocals) who hails from Adelaide Australia. David has been playing off-and-on since the age of 14, played in blues bands in Australia, UK and Canada. David was 'turned onto' the Blues after seeing Rory Gallagher in Adelaide not long before he died. As David Says "this was before I knew who Stevie Ray Vaughn was and had only just started listening to Hendrix...Australia is an isolated place to grow up in! Mark Ammar
Strongly influenced by Arabic rhythms. Has a strong passion for blues drumming. Major part of creating a live music scene in his hometown of St. Albert. Performs in over 125 shows a year. Currently hosting Tuesday Night Moosehead Jam and hosts the Blues on Whyte jam once a month.Randy Forsberg (Bass/vocals)
Randy comes from a very musical family, and has been playing bass since the age of 9. His talent has enabled him to play many different styles of music but his heart is with R&B, blues, Motown and funk. He has shared the stage with such acts as April Wine, Prism, DR. Hook, Chilliwack, Jeff Healey, The Headpins, Nick Guilder and Sweeney Todd, Farmers Daughter, Prarie Oyster, the legndary Wilf Carter ( playing alongside his dad Neale), and was the bassist for rock'n roll hall of famer Bo Diddley for two short Canadian tours.
Randy prides himself as being a solid bass player regardless of what type of music he's playing, but most of all, enjoys the company of fellow players and being a nice guy!