Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitars, Vocals
Born in Ottawa, Zavid Reid is a singer/ songwriter and an accomplished multi- instrumentalist. He is adept at, 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, various ‘open-tuned’ slide guitars, dobro, banjo, mandolin, bass and keyboards. A founding member of TTL, Zavid has over 35 years experience as a songwriter, professional musician and raconteur.
As the principle songwriter for Three Times Lucky, his heartfelt songs portray the tragic, uplifting, and sometimes comedic trials and tribulations, which he has faced, witnessed, or lived, throughout his life time. It has been suggested that every song he pens, is a mini novel, telling stories about the common man's life. Broken hearts, love, pain, addiction, jubilation, jealousy, anger, happiness, greed, sorrow and broken dreams are all fair game, in Reid’s ‘baring the soul’ style of song writing.
“When the suns shines, in your hair, I just want to be there, to climb those stairs,
To the window, near your soul, Where I don’t need a habit, to make me feel whole”
‘Fall Down Again’ David Reid, 2011 © Socan
Leslie Barkell Rohonczy
Lead Vocalist, Keyboards and Percussion
With over 25 years of professional experience in a wide variety of musical styles, Leslie Rohonczy is a powerful lead vocalist and dynamic performer. Her performance goal is simple: to engage the audience, and tell a compelling story through song that makes a connection with each person.
As an active member of Ottawa's music scene, Rohonczy has played with many of Ottawa’s best musicians, in a variety of genres: Blues, Rock, Swing, R&B, & Top 40 Pop, and Jazz.
Leslie was a fronting member of the popular 1980s bands ‘8 To The Bar!’ and ‘Girls Like Us’.
Leslie has also pursued and performed the Blues and R&B, with several Ottawa bands, including the ‘Runes’ and ‘Moondogs’. She currently performs with popular Ottawa groups ‘Three Times Lucky’, ‘Cougar Chick Tribute Band', 1940s Jazz duo ‘Torchlight’, and is an occasional back-up, singing with ‘The Cooper Brothers’.
On top of all that, Leslie is also a songwriter in her own right, and performs in, and has released several albums with her solo project 'The Leslie Rohonczy Band'.
Leslie has twelve years of Royal Conservatory training in piano and music theory, has played the baritone saxophone and flute, is a certified Integral Coach™, a performance & vocal coach, a songwriter, professional voice-over artist and studio vocalist.
Bass Guitars, Guitars, Vocals and X-Box
TTL bassist Zteve Reid, was born in North Bay Ontario, Canada, and for other than the few years he spent living in Europe as a youth, he has called Ottawa home for most of his life.
Since early childhood, Reid has always had a keen love and interest in music of all genres and cultures. Whether it be Blues, Rock, Classical, Hip-hop, Metal, Punk, Reggae or Zydeco, Zteve is constantly on the lookout for new beats, rhythms and interesting sound-scapes to incorporate into his own song writing and solo recording projects.
Zteve plays the bass guitar when performing with Three Times Lucky. Picking up and taking on the bass responsibilities for TTL comes quite naturally for Zteve, as he originally trained as an upright string bassist in high-school bands growing up, and loves playing in the pocket. Reid has also performed, toured and recorded as a lead guitarist and vocalist in several other Ottawa area bands over the years, including Rain Shadow, Beneath A Black Sun,
Photo Perfume, Johnny Ballistic and The Crack Band, as well as studio recording sessions with The Licorice Project, and solo efforts as Hyposonic6.
Zteve is active in the local Ottawa Valley music scene, and as a founding member of TTL, he has been performing, recording and co-producing with Three Times Lucky since 2010.
He is thrilled to be performing in a band with some of his oldest mates, and his younger brother Zavid, in an increasingly creative and musically challenging environment.
"Creating original music with these talented musicians, and looking forward to the many new challenges ahead, I am having a blast, as Three Times Lucky evolves from it's Blues-Rock roots, and towards ultimate and total world domination, or at least conquering the good bits" ;)
Jean 'Shotgun' Lamarre
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Guitars and Vocals
Jean 'Shotgun' Lamarre has been playing music for over 40 years and has performed professionally for over 30 of those years.
Known for his proficiency on a wide variety of keyboards (piano, organ, synthesizers), Johnny Shotgun also plays acoustic guitar and sings lead vocals for a few tunes at most TTL live shows. He joined the ranks of Three Times Lucky in 2015 to record and perform music with his buddies Zavid, Larry, Leslie and Zteve.
A sought-after studio session musician in his own right, and starting as a live performer at a young age, Shotgun has played many gig's as a solo artist, has performed in duets, and toured the Eastern Canada music circuit with many Ottawa Valley and Montreal area bands.
Larry 'L-Dogg' Deszcz
Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Larry 'L-Dogg' Deszcz (pronounced "Dash"), born and raised in Ottawa ON, has been playing the drums, and loving the blues for as long as he can remember. He built his first drum-set as a child in his parents' Ottawa West basement, and purchased his first "real" drum-set when he was 16.
A founding member of TTL, Deszcz started playing rock/blues and country music as an under-ager in the many bars, clubs, and dives in and around the Eastern Ontario music circuit.
At 18, Larry took his first percussion lessons with Neils Lund, which led to a 12 year stint as a percussionist with The regimental Band Of The Governer General Footguards, playing every kind of music from classical, jazz, big band, marches,and pop.
L-Dogg's musical influences range from his father Max, who instilled his love of the blues to his young son, to legendary percussionist like Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, Levon Helm, Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts.
L-Dogg loves jamming out, is very active in the local Ottawa music scene, is an on-air DJ for the DAWG ON BLUES show on DAWG 101.9 FM, and also co-writes songs in TTL.
"Playing shows and recording with Three Times Lucky is like being in my dream band. We cover every style and genre of music I love to play and listen to!"