Teddy & JamesThe Fabulous Rhythmatics...

are a 5 piece dance band, playing mostly blues and rhythm & blues music. As the Island Sounder newspaper recently wrote, "Roll out the rhythm, pound out the pace, and don the dance shoes, because these guys won't wait for anybody".

Well, we do a few slow songs, especially at weddings, but this is a band for the working person. Our idea of a good time is to work up a sweat on Friday and Saturday nights, and work out the kinks from the week just ended. With this band, you gotta dance.

The Rhythmatics are: James Barkshire on vocals and guitar; Roger McGilvrey, drums; Steve Keys, vocals, guitar and harmonica; Michael Adams, vocals and bass guitar; and Teddy Deane, saxes & flute. It's a weekend band, and most of us hold down regular jobs. That's because the islands are too small to make a living playing music full time all year. We've moved here for the natural beauty and the laid back lifestyle. But make no mistake --band members have some serious musical history under their belts. The boys hail from the Midwest and Canada as well as the Left Coast, and have spent many years gigging all over North America. We know our stuff.

On any given night you'll hear a pretty wide range of tunes: reggae and R & B, Irish soul, the Allman Brothers, blues ranging from Robert Johnson to Stevie Ray, gospel shouts and funky shuffles. All danceable. No disco.

Check us out at summer fairs and festivals. We're also available for weddings and parties.We live in the beautiful San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of Washington State. Whether you are a local or planning a visit to the islands, come on out and join us for some good times.


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Last Updated March 2006.
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