THE BLAZERS - RED HOT BLUES ROCK

Vocals - Pete Cohan

Guitar - Josh Gordon

Bass - Pat McPhail

Drums - Chris Craig

The Blazers are all professional musicians and have played over 400 shows, they released their debut album RED HOT in 2010. The Blazers recorded with 3 JUNO winners: Jack de Keyzer - Producer 2 x JUNO winner plus plays on 5 tracks. Alec Fraser - Engineer 3 x JUNO winner (former bass player for Jeff Healey & David Wilcox ) Al Lerman 2 x JUNO winner from FATHEAD. Plus we had David McMorrow from Rough Trade fame on Organ. The Blazers have extensive radio play all over the world and they look forward to supporting their album live and they are recording their next album due in 2016!

Members of the band have vast experience performing live, over the last 15 yrs they have gigged all across the GTA  & beyond. It all started in 2002 as the band "Redbird", we then morphed into "The Jukes" and recorded the album "What A Night" in 2005 at Iridescent Studios. The album was produced by Steve Grisbrook and we had the late great Rod Phillips on organ. In 2009 The Red Hot Blazers were born and the rest as they say is history. Members had performances on CANADA SINGS aired on GLOBAL TV in 2012 winning $15 000 for Camp Bucko (Burn camp for kids). Plus charity work for Sick Kids, 9/11 Fund for New York Firefighters and helped raise over $25 000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The Blazers always tailor our set list to the venue and the crowd, mixing in well known covers and our tightly arranged originals to keep the audience dancing and partying all night long. We offer a professional, reliable & responsible service and work very well with staff and customers.

Festivals include: Port Credit's Southside Shuffle, The Orangeville Blues Fest, The Spring Rise Festivals, Mississauga Rib Fest, Toronto Blues Festival, , The Oshawa Blues Festival, Iridescent Music Spring Fest, The Orillia Blues & Jazz Festival and the Kawartha Blues & Jazz Festival.

Venues and clubs include: The Silver Dollar Room, Roc n' Docs, Delta Chealsea TorontoRock n' Roll Heaven, The Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Bassett Theatre, Sony Centre, The Spectrum, The York Event Theatre, Timothy's Pub, Lavigne Tavern, Southside Johnny's, The Rainbow Bistro Ottawa, Lee's Palace, The Opera House, The El Mocambo, Chicago's East, Grossman's, Hollywood on the Queensway, P.K. Creek, The Harp, Abbey Road, Mad Dog's, Wally's Tavern, Harwood Blues, Park Place, The Edge Lounge, Chicago's Diner, Apple Jack’s, Boston Pizza & many more plus private parties and corporate events.

Members of the band have shared the stage with JUNO Award, Maple Blues Award, ECMA Award, and/or Indie Award winners and nominees such as JUNO winner Jack de Keyzer, James Gray (www.BlueRodeo.com) JUNO winner Al Lerman (www.Fathead.biz), Michael Fonfara (keyboards for Foreigner’s album “4” and www.Downchild.com), Travis Colby (www.Roomful.com of Blues), JUNO Nominee Rod Phillips, Frank Cosentino, Gary Kendall (www.Downchild.com), Garth Vogan (Chuck Jackson’s Allstars), Guenther Kapelle (www.WildT.ca & The Spirit), The Johnny Max Band, Johnny Pennino, Steve Grisbrook, The Meteors, Mark 'Bird' Stafford, Martin Aucoin, Bobby Lonero and many more professional musicians. Opened for David Wilcox, Wild T & Spirit and Jeff Healey Jazz Wizards.

*Press & Quotes: - More in the PRESS Section

1. - “Peter Cohan and The Blazers are a powerhouse young rock/blues ensemble and genuine crowd pleasers. I had the pleasure of producing and mixing their latest CD. They are talented, hardworking, professional and write some really good songs to boot! Blaze on!”

(April 19, 2012) Jack De Keyzer 2 x JUNO winner

2. - “As owner of The Groove Kitchen & Music Room I booked entertainers 5 nights a week. Few matched Peter's promotional efforts and professionalism. It was a joy to work with him and The Blazers. If you want a great band that earns their keep, do yourself a favour and book The Red Hot Blazers!”

(Oct 5, 2011) Matt Storch Owner Groove Kitchen & Music Room

3. - “Peter is a kick ass Blues-Rock singer and band leader of a group that has torn up stages all across the GTA for many years. Never fails to entertain and is very professional in his approach to the job.

(Oct 4, 2013) Gary 17 Owner of T.O. Moon Magazine

4. - “Rhythm and blues, high energy, high level are just a few of the phrases that can describe them…Their diversity of funk, swing, rocking blues with smatterings of harp and sax make this an album you’ll want in your collection!”

(Aug 10, 2012) Eleanor Reimer - CKUW 95.9FM