Join Big Hank and the Smoking Hot Toasters for a great evening of R&B, Swing and Rockin Blues. If you are fan of Los Lobos, The Young Rascals, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner and more plus some great originals you will love this band.
The Smoaking Hot Toasters were formed in 1983 in Vancouver BC. They were a mainstay in the Vancouver A Circuit Blues Scene for the better part of 12 years. They have remained active since those days playing a few tours a year. They continue to write and record together. They pack the dance floor where ever they play. They have open shows for the Neville Brothers at Expo 86, Koko Taylor and John Mayall at the fabulous Commodore ballroom in Vancouver. They never fail to impress their audience with sharp musicianship, stellar harmonies and upbeat brand of dance R&B favourites.
The Toasters are Big Hank Lionhart - Lead Vocals. Steve Cross - Guitar, Mick Woodhouse - Bass, Steve Ranta - Keys, Andy Graffiti - Drums, and Paul Wainwright - Sax
The Arts on View Society was incorporated in December 2016 for the purpose of preserving Hermann’s Jazz Club and continuing to enhance the public’s appreciation of jazz, blues and world music through all-ages live performance. As the longest continuous running jazz club in Canada, Hermann’s has been at the forefront of providing the opportunity for local and visiting musicians to showcase their talents and hone their skills for the past 40 years.
The Arts on View Society operates Hermann’s Jazz Club, Hermann’s Upstairs, and the View Street Social.