The Shadowcats – Rob Munn, Carole Caron, Blake Gasena, Ray Rosauro and Alex Rollheiser – are performing at Simonholt on June 15. (Photo courtesy Luis Porretta)

Nanaimo group the Shadowcats performs at Simonholt restaurant

Band formed around a year ago and is starting to ‘jel’

It’s been about year since singer Carole Caron and harmonica player Rob Munn formed their genre-crossing band the Shadowcats, and the Nanaimo couple say the group has found its chemistry.

“It’s definitely jelling now. We’re starting to really get a feel for each other,” Caron said.

Munn described the band as a “fusion of different styles.”

“We kind of mix it up with blues and soul and some rock, roots stuff as well and it comes together because all the musicians come from different backgrounds,” he said.

The group also includes guitarist Ray Rosauro, bassist Blake Gasena and drummer Alex Rollheiser. Munn and Caron said they had heard of their bandmates but never played with them until inviting them to join the group.

“Ray’s a really ripping rock guitar player … Blake on bass has a good feel for all the blues and other stuff that comes up so he’s pretty rock solid. Lots of experience,” Munn said.

“Our newest edition is Alex, our drummer, and we find that he’s very versatile and he’s got an excellent sense of rhythm, which I really enjoy because I like to have lots of rhythm in all of the songs to keep everybody moving,” Caron added.

On June 15 the Shadowcats perform at Nanaimo’s Simonholt restaurant. Munn promises a diverse set of interesting tunes, adding, “They’re not always A sides.”

“We’re going to play a selection of different music from all the different genres that are all tied together, like blues and soul and some Americana music, and just try and get people on the dance floor,” he said.

WHAT’S ON … The Shadowcats perform at Simonholt, 6582 Applecross Rd., on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 from Fascinating Rhythm, Arbutus Music and at the venue.



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