Come get your Blues fix at Medici’s on April 12th and meet the Blue Hearts
Mark “Westcoast” Comerford: Guitar & Percussion, Vocals and Big Hank Lionhart: Lead Vocals. Mark and Hank are both members of Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band. With a ton of experience in the Blues and over 40 years in Blues bands they have been to Memphis with Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band and are returning this year in the Solo Duo category as The Blue Hearts. They are back to the real roots of the Blues with just Guitar and Vocals. Mark and Hank write and perform their own songs and stay true to the Blues.
Mark “Westcoast” Comerford
Mark grew up in a musical family and became influenced by the Blues, Folk and Rock. Mark moved to Toronto and played around the southern Ontario Blues bar circuit. After returning home to Victoria he met Hank Lionhart through an advertisement looking for Blues musicians and together they formed Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band. Mark was a member of the R&B Band ‘Soul Station’ for a few years. Aside from the Blue Hearts he currently plays in Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band and in his own group the Westcoast Blues Doctors
Hank started his musical journey in Edmonton in high school in 1964. In 1965 he travelled to Seattle, Washington to go attend art school and sang with a group, the Clouds, until 1967. Returning to Edmonton, Hank joined a band called Coloured Rain and toured the Cabaret circuit across Western Canada. In 1974 he joined Edmonton’s premier Blues Band ‘Hot Cottage’ which cemented his love for the blues. In 1979 he moved to Victoria and formed Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band. Hank moved to Vancouver and formed the R&B Kingpins along with Jack Lavin of Powder Blues. In 2014 he resumed work with Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band and has since represented BC at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2015. 9 CD’s in over a 50-year career and a very passionate Bluesman.
The Blue Hearts play their original Blues Songs in a very traditional style.
If you like music, you like the Blues and these guys are gonna kill ya!!! Thursday night April 12th at Medici’s, 522 Fairview Road in Oliver. 250-498-2228.
Tickets are $25, seating is assigned and doors open at 6:30. We are gonna be packed!