Growing up in Detroit, David was heavily influenced at a very young age by the Motown Sound of his hometown. His influences range from the late, great James Jamerson to the likes of Willie Dixon, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Jack Bruce and Chris Squire to name a few. After years of performing in the US, an opportunity arose for David to relocate to Toronto and things really took off from there. Working along side Canadian vocal legend Alex Machin of "A Foot In Coldwater" fame, David became part of the Canadian band "Champion". He soon found himself joining Canadian blues guitarist "David Wilcox" where he spent the better part of two decades touring and recording. During this time David found himself writing and recording his own material with the asperations of someday putting together his own band. After several attempts and various line up changes, all the pieces fell into place and the birth of "Rosie's Smokehouse Deluxe" became a reality. With an album nearing completion the band continues to record and is planning to head out in 2023 to start performing live in support of the project. The time is right and the time is now, "Welcome To The Smokehouse".
Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Tony started playing guiter at eleven years of age. Like most children of that era, his first major influence was the Beatles. This progressed into musical lessons provided by Jimi Hendrix, Santana and Deep Purple to name a few. Tony began performing in Toronto nightclubs at the age of sixteen. His first recording experience was at Toronto Sound in 1974 where he recorded a three track demo with a 7 piece "Chicago type" rock horn band called Truth. Through the 70's and 80's he performed extensively throughout Canada playing such venues as Maple Leaf Gardens, The Ontario Place Forum and Roy Thompson Hall. Session work continued in the 80's where he was privileged to have contributed to Gold albums with Frozen Ghost and Helix as well as recording with many other Canadian and International artists. A recent addition to the band "Rosie's Smokehouse Deluxe", he is excited about going back to his roots of blues rock and recording and performing with them.
Korg SV2 Piano, Crumar Mojo 61, Hammond B3
Gabor has made music his priority for the last forty years. He started playing in bands in 1968 and spent the summer of 1969 playing in the house band at the Dardanella in Wasaga Beach. He went on to play with dozens of great local bands including Bloodstone, Justin Page, Lenny Solomon, Grant Smith, Sweet Blindness and Wayne Buttery & The Groove Project just to name a few. As well as being a musician, Gabor was also the founder and president of PA+, a provider of world class audio services. They quickly became the preferred supplier for Toronto's top live venues including Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, The Sony Centre and Harbourfront. PA+ had house sound systems in the Jarvis House, Lee's Palace, The Diamond Club, Rock N' Roll Heaven, RPM and The Warehouse. In 2015 Gabor settled in Wasaga Beach and was asked to consult on the production RFP's for the Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Festival working with Wayne Buttery to coordinate festival logistics. In 2021, after Wayne's passing, Gabor accepted the offer of taking on the role of "Artistic Director" for the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival. Regarded as one of the most sought after and soulful B3 players around, Gabor's keyboards add an unbelievably tasteful demension to "Rosie's Smokehouse Deluxe".
Drums & Percussion
In the 70's and 80's Montreal's music scene was hot, influential and shaped the Jazz and Disco era. Terry developed his notable style in Montreal and his career was propelled by backing such notable pop artists as Aldo Nova on the top ten hit record "Life Is Just A Fantasy", Juno award winner - Best New Male Vocalist Walter Rossi on "Six Strings Nine Lives" and Gino Soccioon "Outline". Throughout the 80's, 90's and into the year 2000 Terry's live Funk, Rock and Pop performances could be seen throughout North America. His live stage appearances were complimented a long list of recording successes with stars like Busta Jones and Jerry Harrison from "The Talking Heads", Capital Records artist Sherry Kean "People Talk", "Beyond Seven" with Gord Deppe from "The Spoons" and the Academy Award Nominated Film "Hardwood". Touring with "The Knockouts" Terry backed up Bo Diddely, Leslie Gore, Lew Christie, Little Anthony, Peter Noone and Gary Lewis to nams a few. Never skipping a beat Terry continues his success recording for various artists, performing live and brings his years of experience and incredibly unique style to "Rosie's Smokehouse Deluxe".