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Brian Downey

Brian Downey

Blues / Jump Swing / R&B Soul Funk Second Line Ncr, QC, CA
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My Girl Josephine (Fats Domino/Dave Bartholomew)
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Green Onions (Booker T. Jones)
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  • Sat

    Aug 15

    Merrickville, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Blues where it started. Don't miss out on the Capital's Grand Daddy of the shuffle - celebrate his 6 year anniversary with partner and bass player, sultry singer Maren Molthan in this beautiful month of August!

  • Sun

    Aug 16

    Ottawa, ON, CA | 3:00pm

    welcome to the capital's grand daddy of the shuffle, briandowney.ca, one of the last old school drummers alive who swings like he just bought Count Basie a beer at the bar. a favorite of Chuck Berry and Chet Baker, he got songs and stories for daze ! we speak English, French and German and are very easy going, love southern soul food and grooves. if u want to jam with us, SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!! sneakers, sandals or shorts on stage ARE A NOGO!



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  • Henry Noble (Fan)
    Henry Noble
    Always a pleasure to revel in the brilliance diversity fun welcoming brilliant very ALIVE interpretations of an extremely broad range of popular music with flair warmth and humour/. His years in the business and how welcoming he is to other performers means Brian is much respected and much loved wherever he goes throughout North America A truly lovely man with a great talent and yet humble and fun. A genuinely nice Renaissance gifted man!
  • Barry Caruso (Artist)
    Barry Caruso
    Awesome stuff and beautiful!


Jump from 6 To 6 - The Brian Downey Band live @ The Black Irish Pub Feb 4th 2015


  • Brian Downey Big Band 1986


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Sounds Like: Bobby Morris, Earl Palmer, Zutty Singleton

Label: unsigned

Bio: To have Brian customize his act to your occasion please call or text (613) 203 6660 or 909-9409 - thank you!
Brian Downey doesn't just "bang" the drums, "making love" would be more like it ... he drills holes in his cymbals, thus they ring but the exact time he wants them to, and playing anybody ...See Full Bio

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Brian Downey has a show on 2015-07-18 at 20:00 @ The New American... in Sault Sainte Marie, ON http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5zzp1a #concert

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Q: hey there! First off, love your guys' work! Second, do you mostly stick to 12-bar blues at your Sunday blues jams at the Rainbow?

A: it's a Blues Jam and we play Blues. what was your question again?

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Thu Jan 29 2015

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