Squamish’s beloved showband started out as a 6 piece guitar-based blues, roots/rock band. In recent years the band has grown with the addition of a horn section and back up singers, to become the Bluesberry Jam Showband, a smokin’ hot R&B band with a strong local following, packing dance floors wherever they play.

The band currently features Rita Kyle, Liesl Petersen and Samantha Sinanan on vocals, founding member Antti Makitalo on guitar, Brian Marchant on bass, Ken McLeod on drums, Liesl Petersen on trombone, Stan Thomson on alto sax and Richard Harley on trumpet.

Many of the Bluesberry alumni still return to the band to sit in at shows which is a testament to the staying power of the music and friendship forged over the years.