Doug "Dog" Mackay
Doug is, without a doubt, the pre-eminent drummer on the East Coast blues rock scene. Hailing from Truro, Doug became a founding member of Horse (1970-76) and later Oakley (1976-82). Since the early 80’s Doug has opened for the likes of the Doobie Brothers, April Wine w/Oakley and Ike & Tina Turner, James Gang, Chilliwack w/Horse. The ‘Dog’ has also played with Dan Ackroyd, Dutch Mason, Matt Minglewood and Sam Moon. Dog has been a part of multiple ECMA nominations and winnings and is a recipient of the Q104 Rock N Roll Wall of Fame award with Oakley.
Referred to as one of the finest blue-rock vocalists to come out of Atlantic Canada. He’s been likened to legendary vocalists such as Paul Rodgers, Jim Morrison and David Clayton-Thomas.
Having grown up with the sounds of early jazz & blues music (Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson and Louis Armstrong) and evolved into a musician of his own with the strong influences of Elvis, Chuck Berry, Beatles, Stones, Yardbirds and Bob Dylan, Wayne Nicholson developed a very unique understanding of music.
Born in Quebec in 1955, Brian's early influences include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Kinks. Later The Band, The Allman Bros and Little Feat ruled the turntable.
Brian then moved to New Brunswick for University and then traveled to the Far East(India/Nepal) for a period of time, returning to Canada in 1974 and started his career as a pro musician.
James Logan (A Musician's Musician)
Multi instrumentalist and producer James Logan has made a name for himself in the music scene in Halifax and throughout Atlantic Canada over the past 30 years. Having toured all over Canada, the US and parts of Europe in various bands during his career and with dozens of studio, radio and television dates to his credit, James continues to be an active local talent and a musician’s musician.
James’ versatility and ability to play all styles of music keep him in demand as a live/session player and producer. More recently James plays regular live gigs with Wayne Nicholson & Eastenders and The Sounds of Motown.