WE LOVED THE BAND, OUR SONS FRIENDS LOVED THE BAND,
GOOD GOD THE GRANDPARENTS LOVED THE BAND! -
PERFECT !!

LORI AND JON FICKNER
 
 
 
JOHN TOWILL

Left of the drummer, on bass, is the unassuming & modest, well dressed and well read – Mr. John Towill.

When John joined up he literally brought with him, miles of experience. With 30 some recording credits as well as teaching contracts [electric bass for Red Deer College and Grant MacEwan University], his decades of playing have steered him extensively through Canada and beyond.

Some of his favorite stops …Toronto's legendary Massey Hall and Ottawa's Parliament Hill with the Right Honorable Prime Minister John Chrétien in attendance. Out of country, John's hit Tennessee, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Sunny Florida, and played Europe (lucky guy), making Atlantic crossings for concert dates in The Netherlands and Lithuania.

Though John now plays full time with BBJ, Tuesday nights are reserved for O'Byrne's Irish Pub – where he plays along side Juno award winner Shannon Johnson and Mega Folk Star singer/songwriter Maria Dunn. Between engagements he runs the high energy and guitar heavy surf band The Tsunami Brothers!

 

PARTIAL LIST - LIVE AND RECORDING CREDITS
Big Valley jamboree in Camrose, Merrit Mountain Music Festival; Exhibition main stages in Cape Breton, Halifax, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and of course Vancouver.
Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church and Nathan Tinkham, Quartette, Crystal Plamondon, Adam Gregory, Michael Mitchell, The McDades, Danny Hooper, Laura Vinson, Darrell Bar and Deric Ruttan. House band member at Mayfield DT.