Introduction: Hailing from Canada's capital, popular Ottawa based Blues band THREE TIMES LUCKY are at your service, offering up a tantalizing combination of vintage and classic Rock, Blues, Country and Soul, along with a very healthy shot of their own brand of Rockin' Blues, and so many more great tunes from their arsenal of original material, all influenced and inspired by a myriad variety of classic artist and genres from the 20th and 21st centuries.
THREE TIMES LUCKY bring their top game to all their live performances! Whether playing at music venues or night clubs, performing at private functions or celebrations, or when appearing at any of the many popular summer music festivals attended by music fans and concert goers of all ages, get ready to dance! That's where you'll find Three Times Lucky at their best; belting out the blues, back beat rhythms shakin' up the stage, players kicking out the jams, and insuring that your celebrations stay sizzlin' hot on the front burner all night long! So throw on your favorite dancing boots lads 'n lassies, grab yer partner, and get ready to juke 'n jive all night long!
"Yer Rockin' Blues Satisfaction is Guaranteed!" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Band Biography: Ottawa based blues rock show band THREE TIMES LUCKY were formed in 2010, by a group of experienced like-minded Ottawa Valley performing artist, offering a combination of vintage roots blues, rock and soul classics, along with a healthy dose of their own catchy original numbers to boot.
Their 2011 debut CD MOJO OFF'A MUDDY opened to solid reviews, sold well locally, and received regular air play on select radio stations across Canada. DOWN TO TEXAS, Three Times Lucky's 2013 sophomore release, followed the steady course already set by their 2011 debut. Both projects were recorded, mixed and mastered by sound-meister extraordinaire, Dave Draves and his fantastic crew, and studios at Little Bullhorn Productions http://www.littlebullhorn.com/ in Ottawa ON.
Along with the usual collection of Hard Rockin' Urban Blues numbers, DOWN TO TEXAS showcased Three Times Lucky’s versatility, song writing skillz, and rock solid studio performances, by again offering a variety of soulful Country ballads, upbeat R 'n B tunes, and Roots based numbers into the album's makeup. DOWN TO TEXAS also features 3 very special Guest Artist, by way of Austin TX, the sensational, and world renowned talents of Mark ‘Kaz’ Kazanoff, John Mills and Adalberto Gomez, otherwise known collectively as THE TEXAS HORNS!!! Recording their tracks for the album in Houston TX, at the world famous Wire Road Studios, The Texas Horns have added some real Tex-Mex spice to the Southern styled album title track 'Down to Texas’, as well as turning up the heat on the sultry blues crooner ‘Lost Your Good Thing'. DOWN TO TEXAS was released in September 2013 to good reviews, and several tunes on the album have garnered local and national radio airplay in Canada, making the Top 20 albums on DAWG 101.9 FM. The new album has been well received by the local blues community in the Ottawa Valley and is enjoyed immensely by all who hear it, or those lucky enough to catch Three Times Lucky live at festivals and clubs.
The members of the band consists of songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist Zavid Reid, with Leslie Rohonczy on lead vocals and percussion; Larry Deszcz on drums and vocals; Jean 'Shotgun' Lammare on keyboards, guitars and vocals and Zteve Reid on bass and vocals. We must also mention the many special guest performances by Norm Provencher on guitars and steel guitar, and Hannah Stewart on vocals. Three Times Lucky have also been fortunate enough to have had the phenomenal talents and support of musicians like Allan Wilmore on keyboards, guitar and vocals; Jeff Holgate on keyboards, harmonica and vocals; Neil Seally on the upright bass; Gary Schertzer on harmonica; Bruce Richard on lead guitars, and last but not least, Doug Bagley on lead guitars. Without the amazing talents and involvement of these friends, brothers and sisters, there would be no Three Times Lucky!
People who have seen a Three Times Lucky show comment on the similarities to the musical style of ‘The Band’, and with Three Times Lucky's penchant for multi-layered vocals, dynamic keyboard work, bluesy guitar riffs, a solid rhythm section, and amazing earthy tones, it's no wonder.
Three Times Lucky play original blues-rock based music, along with a healthy dose of upbeat traditional classics, mixed together with some newer blues/country roots music, such as vintage standards by Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller), Muddy Waters, Hudson Whittaker (Tampa Red), Jimmy Reed and Delbert McClinton, although they are not averse to slipping in a Chuck Berry rocker, a Beatles, Who or Stones tune, a Steve Earle ballad, or even adding a bit of back-beat to a Hank William’s classic like ‘Mind Your Own Business’. You might even find yourself jukin' to a bit of Funk, swaying to a soulful ballad, perhaps some Country, or even chuckin' to some Reggae on any given night! You never can tell...Make a request...They might know it!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2015 brought the release of a new 1080p HD multi-cam performance video, produced from a live show recorded in 2014 at Greenfield's House of Grooves in Ottawa. Three Times Lucky are also planning to release a limited vinyl EP of this same show in the new year. Check out this link to our TTL YouTube Channel to see the finished videos: THREE TIMES LUCKY YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1jJ1QwI8PMsvPAHeU7GjA
The members of Three Times Lucky wish to extend much thanks and gratitude to Steve Rose, and to his awesome crew at UNAVOX: https://www.youtube.com/user/powerhousedv for all his help and expertise in planning, producing and editing the final videos. We also want to give Big-ups and praise to Scott Walsh at SoundCreation Recording Studio: http://www.soundcreation.ca/ for producing, recording and mixing the awesome sound of the show he captured for us that night.
You guy's all ROCK!!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Finally, and most importantly,we want to thank our fantastic, and truly most awesome fans! It is because of you fans, who go out and really support, and love to see live music, that we stay energized and inspired to keep working at this everyday. Thank you for all your support and encouragement over the years, and for coming out to so many of our shows. We want you to know that you can always count on us to keep bringing our top game to every venue, studio or festival stage where Three Times Lucky performs.
And for those of you who have never been to one of our shows, please come check us out some time real soon, just don't forget your dancing shoes :) THREE TIMES LUCKY might be that dance-hall, Rootsy, Rockn' Country Blues alternative you've been looking for all your life! :)
THREE TIMES LUCKY would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the devotion in time and resources, and the incredible skills of the many photographers over the years who have come out to our shows and have generously allowed us to use their amazing videos and pictures on our albums, posters and web-sites. Most honorable mentions and kudos must be given, in no particular order, to Rick Arbuckle, Robert and Sharon at Street-Ings Photography, My Visions Photography MVP, Bianca Nadeau Photography, Capital Photos Lori Hoddinott, Sandy Sharkey Photography, Tom Linden Photography, Richard Dufault at OShutterPhoto.com, Rick Saikaley, Mike Collier Photography, Alex Dasher Deszcz, Nykki Wilmore, Trevor Denault, Tammy Lane, Razor Mike Pihlainen, Sue Marriner, Kevin Stewart, Sophie Gawn, Jan JT Robertson, Jenn St. John Lecompte, Tracey Sliter, Ann Cameron-Fournier, Allan Boyce, Terry Steeves, Debra Thornington, Liz Sykes, Blues Bud Brent Diab, Judy Marriner-Reid <3, and all of our many fan's and friend's who have kindly posted pictures for our use over the years. We know it's not always that easy to make some of us in this band look so good, So thanks for that too! ;) Our sincere apologies if we have left anyone out. Three Times Lucky can't thank you all enough!!!