Band Members

Tom Arntzen

Rachael Chatoor

Rachael Chatoor is a Vancouver singer/songwriter/performer who enjoys writing and connecting with people through her music. She works with a number of corporate bands and also performs solo and for festivals and showcases around the province performing her original music. Not just a performer, she runs two You Tube channels and a behind the scenes blog where she uses social networking extensively to spread her message and share information about her own projects as well as those of other artists.  Her You Tube adventures with 'Kelly and Rachael's All Access Pass' have taken her backstage with bands like Loverboy, Chilliwack, and Blondie and she shares with her audience some behind the scenes peeks at  music awards shows, radio stations, photo shoots, newspapers, TV and recording studios, festivals, record companies, rehearsal spaces and more.

Shawn Soucy

Russell Marsland

Billy Mendoza

As an established artist in Vancouver, Tom wears many hats; Entertainer, keyboardist, composer, arranger, producer, musical director and actor. He was vocal coach to Will Ferrell in the movie “Elf”, musically directed “All Grown Up” at Richmond Gateway Theatre. And was the musical director for the Jessie Award-nominated musical, “Red Rock Diner” and for “Cheatin’ Hearts”, both at the Arts Club Theater. As a session musician, he has written, produced and sung TV and radio jingles for the Canadian, U.S., Japanese and New Zealand markets. As a performer, Tom starred in the ‘99/’00 Kiss Project at Performance Works on Granville Island and has appeared in the opera “The Gang” at Harbourfront in Toronto. Tom is the co-leader of four other bands: The Tom Arntzen Trio, Jake and Elwood’s Blues Brothers Revue, SwingSoul Orchestra, and The Vibe Band.

 

“You’re a very good singer.” –Tom Jones

Shawn is a drummer/ percussionist in the local, national and international scene. Some highlights of Shawn’s performing/recording career include being nominated for a Juno with “Alibi” for Country Music Group of the Year in 1988, nominated 3 times for All-Star Drummer by the Canadian Country Music Assn., and he was awarded 5 times as All-Star Drummer for the BC Country Music Assn. (1993-97), Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, Don Felder, Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong), Susan Jacks, The Odds, Holly Arntzen, Leonard and Sample, Ellen MacIllwayne, Lisa Brokop, Patricia Conroy, Doug and the Slugs, Johnny Ferriera and Swing Machine, Farmer’s Daughter, and Gary Fjellgaard are some of the many recording artists he has worked with. Shawn has also appeared in front of the camera many times in music videos and as a drummer in musical variety shows and film productions. He played John Denver’s drummer in the ABC Movie of the Week, “The John Denver Story”. Also he was John Savage's Stand-in and Photo Double for the TV Series "Dark Angel." Shawn has expanded his skills as a graphic designer and editor and now has produced numerous promotional videos for other bands.

Russell Marsland is one of Canada's premier guitarists. A child prodigy, at age 17, Russ became lead guitarist at a famous nightclub called Lassetter's Den, named after owner Bill Lassetter from the BC Lions. The house band consisted of the likes of Tom Lavin from the Powder Blues Band, as well as David Lanz, keyboardist for the late great Frank Zappa. He later co-founded the legendary Rhythm and Blues Allstars, performing along B.B. King, the Allman Brothers, and War. After having performed and recorded with hundreds of other artists, Dig Deep is Russell's first CD under his own name.

Billy is an accomplished Bass Player, Vocalist and Songwriter. Born and raised on the island of Oahu Hawaii, Billy has 30 years of experience, from Oahu, through the West and Mid- West of the  United States, Europe and thru out Canada. Residing in Canada since 1992, Billy has been carving out a niche for himself on the local Vancouver scene. Recording with, and producing a number of independent Acts, including fronting a 10 piece band,

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