From Dr Nick (Nick Ouroumov): Around 1998 I put together the band The Rollercoasters. I chose that name because life is like a rollercoaster, with lots of ups and downs and sharp turns that can throw you off. Sort of like what the Blues is also telling us. The Rollercoasters is more a collective of some of Toronto’s best Blues musicians than a fixed unit. Most often I have with me guitar ace Peter Schmidt along with veteran Blues drummer Bob Vespaziani and bassist James Rasmussen. But I also am fortunate to have had, and continue to have on my gigs so many of Toronto finest, such as Terry Wilkins, Chung Lu, Joe Burns, Chris Lamont, Tom Bona, Dan Dufour, Darran Poole, Aaron Griggs, Darren Gallen, and many others.Every ride of the Rollercoasters is always a little different, bringing a fresh dynamic and energy to the mix. But the underlying sound is always there, a distilled electric ensemble sound that is swingin’, jumpin’, shufflein,’ but most importantly, groovin’!
YouTube video of Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters playing at The Rex Hotel: http://bit.ly/DrNickBlues