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“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, hard working, professional and write some really good songs to boot! Blaze on!”                 

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“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 !” 

Facebook - Lavigne Tavern

"Just an FYI – you’re only the second band to play here where I have had email/facebook messages asking for you back." - Guy Fortier


"Hey just wanted to say great Band on Sat.. The guys rocked.. YOU HAVE to have them back sometime!!! They gave us a CD and it's pretty good!!" - Lynn Cloutier-Binette

T.O. Moon Magazine

“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." 

CKUW 95.9 FM

“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!” 

CFBX 92.5 FM, Cable 106.1

“The Blazers debut CD hits #2 on the charts!” CFBX 92.5 FM, Cable 106.1 - The X 

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“Peter and his fine band not only set the house ablaze but he's qualified to put it out too!    Great entertainment and crowd interaction with his fine band the Blazers who purvey tunes that draw the crowd onto the dance floor! A must have for any venue geared to good times guaranteed!”

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“This is hitting me by far the best. Everyone is taking his time, there is good interplay between the instruments, the harp has fat tone, the vocal is telling the story and has good pitches. the guitar solos and the harp all take there time. The rhythm section is very solid and the drummer is offering some accents and fills that help the song. Well done, sir." CD Song Review –"Never Gonna Cry Again"

Blues Underground Network

I give this CD, my highest rating, Five * * * * * Excellent CD..Thoroughly enjoyed it..Highly Recommended. The Blazers had all the ingredients and have cooked up a winner of a Debut Album, Traditional Blues, Rockin' Blues, and a little Classic Rock thrown in for good measure..."

Blues Bytes

"The Blazers are one of Canada’s finest blues rock bands…Cohan is a strong vocalist, and Gordon does yeoman’s work on guitar, showing a ton of versatility in his playing. The rhythm section of Taylor and Craig hold things together splendidly…it’s easy to see why they’re such crowd-pleasers in the Great White North."

La Hora del Blues - 96.6 Barcelona FM - Spain

"A bright selection of songs, full of a powerful intensity and joy, perfect to dance, on a splendid mixture of the best rock ‘n’ roll, swing, funky groove and tons of ‘rockin’ rhythm & blues’

The Blazers are a flamboyant explosive band with clear ideas of what they want to do, who are gradually reaching a great popularity among Canadian audience, specially in Toronto area where they basically move and regularly play." 

CD Review - GREAT

Foley Entertainment

"The Blazers scored very well. I was impressed with the entire disc, but the highlights for me were the musicianship and lyrics...Great musical chops across the board!...When an artist sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category, it's a validation from a professional, confirming that the songs are of the highest level and show strong potential in the ultra-competitive music industry...I don't give out 4's and 5's easily, so any of those you see, you have earned. Well done!"

 

 RATING SCALE

 "1" Indicates the Lowest Score

 "5" Indicates The Highest Score

 

 

 The Blazers album RED HOT Score :

 Recording Quality/Production: 4

 

 Musicianship: 4.5

 Lyric Writing: 4.5

 Lead Vocals: 4

 Music Composing: 4

 Melodies: 5

 Song Arrangement: 4 

 

Blue Star Records

"Unfamiliar with the band and their music, I had no idea what lay ahead. The boys blew me away! Turns out, they are another immensely talented compilation of Toronto area musicians forming a one of a kind blend of rockin’ blues band."

 "Sets consisting of kick-ass originals flowed fluently with their fiery, soulful deliverance of traditional blues and classic rock covers. Original rockin’ blues reminded me of the unique musical blend of none other than Jack de Keyzer. Not bad for a relatively youthful, new band. What really catches one’s eye is the amazing chemistry these four musicians possess creating an electrifying energy that reaches the depths of one's heart and soul." 

Toronto Blues Society- Oct 2009 issue

"This group of veteran players have been working together for six years (they were previously known as The Jukes) and they style their music as “kick ass rockin’ blues”. Pete Cohan is the singer; Josh Gordan’s on guitar, Chris Craig is on drums and Andrew Taylor plays bass. They have some famous friends: Jack de Keyzer produced this disc and added guitar on 5 songs, Al Lerman guests on harp & sax throughout, David McMorrow guests on keys and Alec Fraser recorded the proceedings. With good material, this is a guaranteed recipe for success in my opinion. They have the material, much of it written by Cohan & Gordon. Cohan is a very good singer, switching easily from the rocking blues of “Flavour of the Year” to the soul sound of “I Love You, Eternally” to the slow blues “Never Gonna Cry Again” or the funky, Stones-ish “Wake Up”. “The King’s Highway” is their contribution to road songs and it’s a very good one. It should get everyone up dancing and yelling when their town comes up. Nice harp from Lerman. “Flavour of the Year” & “Wake Up” are other highlights. There are a couple of CD Release Parties: Timothy’s Pub at 344 Brown’s Line in Etobicoke on October 10th and at The Harp & Crown, in Pickering at 300 Kingston Road on Saturday, October 17th. Find out more at www.theblazers.net "

Max Trax - Rogers Cable

"I added the track 'Raining in Toronto' about a month ago. I was listening at home on Saturday myself and thought how good it sounded in the mix with Eric Clapton, Etta James, Glamour Puss and others."

HOT FM 106.7 FM

"I’ve been playing the album for the past couple of months on my program…These guys have produced a great CD. Fits right in the mix of my Rock & Blues Show."

SOCKMAN REPORTS - Vol. Week 7

"On Saturday I traveled to Collingwood...I drove back to TIMOTHY'S PUB on Brown's Line in South Etobicoke to take in THE BLAZERS CD Release Party with special guest Al Lerman. It was an excellent show and this group certainly knows how to ROCK and Roll!" 

Blind Lemon Blues TOP 20 Albums 2009

TOP 20 Albums 2009 - Blind Lemon Blues DATE: January 11, 2010

CHMR 93.5 FM - Terry Parsons/ Craig Hilliard 

The results are listed starting from #20 and ending at #1.

 

  ARTIST & TITLE ALBUM

 20. Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt - Make A Better World Slide To Freedom 2

 19. Jim Byrnes - One Life (Creole Poetry) My Walking Stick

 18. The Blazers - Keep It Together Red Hot

 17. The Twisters - Something's Gotta Give Come Out Swingin'

 16 . Raoul & The Bigtime - Where The Wind Blows Onshore You My People

 15. Braithwaite & Whitely - Night Bird Blues Night Bird Blues

 14. Harrison Kennedy - One Dog Barkin' One Dog Barkin'

 13. Colin Linden - Between The Darkness & The Light Of Day From The Water

 12. David Gogo - Too Good To Stop Different Views

 11. Paul Reddick - John Lennon In New Orleans Sugarbird

 10. Monkeyjunk - I Wanna Put A Tiger In Your Tank Tiger In Your Tank

 9. Chris Kirby - Come Clean Vampire Hotel

 8. Downchild - I Need A Hat I Need A Hat

 7. Mike "Shrimp Daddy" Reid - Few Bricks Shy Messin' With My System

 6. Blackburn - Movin' Brotherhood

 5. David Rotundo - Don't Lie To Me No Lookin' Back

 4. Terry Blersh - Tryin' Terry Blersh

 3. Jeff Healey Band - While My Guitar Gently Weeps Songs From The Road

 2. Layla Zoe - I've Been Down The Firegirl

 1. Danny Brooks - Caldonia Soulsville 3

 Honourable Mentions

 

 Clio & The Blues Highway - Stuck In Memphis My First Blues

 Blues Delight - Foolish Thing Open All Night

 Harry Manx - Nine Summers Lost Bread & Buddha

 Rick Jeffery - 13 Vultures 13 Vultures