André Allore - Lead vocals, guitar
Montreal guitar player and singer, André Allore fronts Blues Chaser as well as sharing lead and rythm guitar duties.
André began playing guitar in the late 60s, at a time when it was about The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Growing up in a home filled with music, André was heavily influenced by the Beatles and the Stones, as well as Led Zep, Elton John, Cat Stevens, David Bowie and others.
After taking some formal guitar lessons, André continued on as a self taught player, and participating in many garage, and other bands since he about 16 years
Kim Strong - Guitar
Born and raised in the
As a young man in the 70's, Kim played in classic rock cover bands. Dedicated and focused, he began playing professionally at dances and coffee houses when he was just 14 years old.
In the late 1980's, Kim was playing with the St. Lawrence Blues Band, and by?, he was a founding member of The Moonlight Blues Band, playing popular venues in and around the
Although Kim is comfortable playing a variety of musical styles, he personally gravitates towards blues and blues oriented music.
For over 25 years Kim has been teaching guitar and has mentored many budding musicians of all ages.
Aside from playing with Blues Chaser, Kim continues to teach. His other projects include working on an instrumental CD, as well as recording and producing for others in his home studio.
Jesse Strong - Drums
At 23, Jesse is the youngest member of the band. He started playing drums when he was 9 ½.
Along with his father Kim, Jesse played his first paying gig when he was just 12, performing dinner music at a Montreal café, as well as playing with his father's bands, Moonlight Blues in the late 90?s, and more recently, Stormy Weather.
Jesse has been involved in several studio projects and worked with some of his own bands.
Although Jesse is young, he is a skilled performer. Musically, he is a very interesting drummer, with a style rooted in bebop jazz and afro-Cuban rythms.
Also, as a accomplished slide guitar player, Jesse is heavily influenced by bluegrass and delta blues genres. When he isn't working with Blues Chaser, he plays slide in an acoustic duo, Uncle Gary and the Lawnboys.
Jesse also bring his one man band act to Blues Chaser. A rootsy blues performance where Jesse plays slide, drums, and sings. It's a crowd favorite!