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NEWS
  • STARTING OCT 16TH, 2010, NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTION MOVES IT SHOWS TO THE OLD WINERY RESTUARANT, NOTL. EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT
  • NRS wins Niagara Music Award for 2010 Entertainer of the Year
  • NOV/09-NRS LIVES ON AT CORKS!
  • April/08 - "NRS Hitting Its Stride"
  • Mar/08 - " NRS wins Niagara Music Award"
  • Mar/08 - "NRS Nominated for Niagara Music Awards"
  • Feb/08 - "NRS Still Singing the Blues"
  • Feb/08 - "Rockin' It Out At The Anchorage"

    Photo by John White Nov 23, 2013
  • NIAGARA RHYTHM SECTION
    Voted "Entertainer of the Year" at the 2010 Niagara Music Awards
    Voted "#1 Blues Band" 2 years in a row at the 2008 and 2009 Niagara Music Awards

    "There are tons of gigs like this going on across the country - seasoned musicians, holding court as invited guests make each week's show a special event ... Some, of course, do it better than others. Together since 2003, The Niagara Rhythm Section play like the dream band every guest longs for - tight yet supple, responding to the musical needs of the moment with assurance and aplomb, accomplished enough to get along quite well on their own, yet selfless enough to concentrate on making the star shine. - Canadian Blues.ca

    They call their show "Niagara's best kept secret."

    The Niagara Rhythm Section was formed in 2003 when the Anchorage Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake was looking for a band every Saturday night for a six-month gig. Six years later when the Anchorage finally closed its doors, they were still there. Without missing a beat they continued their Saturday unrehearsed musical adventures just down the road at Corks for about a year. Moving on from Corks in Oct 2010 the boys continue rockin' out every Saturday night in their new home, the beautiful Old Winery Restaurant.

    The core of the band consists of Steve Goldberger on bass and vocals, Steve Grisbrook on guitar and vocals, Dave Norris on drums, Penner MacKay on Percussion, Sandra Marynissen on percussion and either Denis Keldie, Rodger Niznik or Herb Nelson on organ or piano.

    While the band is pretty fantastic and put on a great show of their own, each week they invite a different guest recording artist to front the show. They come from far and wide (all over Ontario and Canada, the US and even England) and cross over all styles of music including blues, R&B, country, folk, pop, jazz and even Brazilian; all performing with the NRS without any rehearsal. It’s a true jam session every week.

    “They accompany the guest performers by reinterpreting the appropriate music, and they do it on the fly. There’s a 10-15 second window for band members to get accustomed to the songs as they are called out by the guest. Then they find a way to get the job done, often by offering inspiring new variations on music their guests may well consider old-hand.” - Niagara Advance, April, 2008

    Some of the wonderful musicians that have played with the NRS over the years include:
  • Paul Reddick
  • Teddy Leonard
  • Raoul Bhaneja
  • Mike Branton
  • Tim Bovaconti
  • Danny B.
  • Morgan Davis
  • David Gogo
  • Graham Lear
  • Joel Geunther
  • Wendell Ferguson
  • Terry Blersh
  • Shrimp Daddy
  • Harrison Kennedy
  • Rene Huard
  • Rob Quail
  • Robin Banks
  • Marty Allen
  • John Findlay
  • Steve Strongman
  • Blair Packham
  • Alex Tintinalli
  • Al Lerman
  • Debbie Fleming
  • Maureen Brown
  • Terry Edmunds

  • Gary Taylor
  • Shamaka
  • Paul Delong
  • Charlie Coolie
  • Cleveland Fats
  • Max Cann
  • Mark Rutherford
  • John Mays
  • Jerome Godboo
  • Mark Haggarty
  • Tony Springer
  • John Dickie
  • Igor Romanyk
  • Rob Cooper
  • Brian Fraser
  • Johnny Lovesin
  • Neil Chapman
  • Chuck Jackson
  • Maria Aurigema
  • Jesse O'brien
  • Serena Pryne
  • Stacey Kaniuk

  • Carlos DelJunco
  • WHISKEY JACK with
    Bob McNiven,
    Pineapple Frank Barth,
    Howard Willet &
    Arlene Zock

  • Conrad Kipping
  • Gayle Ackroyd
  • Mark Lalama
  • Joe Ingrao
  • James Brown
  • Craig Roberts
  • Scott Chamberlian
  • Andrew MacKay
  • Jesse Mackay
  • Denis Keldie
  • Lance Anderson
  • Bruce Jones
  • Bill Colgate
  • Cam MacInnes
  • Joey Gaitanis
  • Jon Knight
  • Cheryl Lescom

  • Garth Vogan
  • Johnny Max
  • Kevin Higgins
  • Suaznne Hyatt
  • Grant Marchand
  • Tamica Herod
  • Ed Pryla
  • Mark Haggarty
  • Vox Viloins-
    Mark Clifford &
    Beth Bartley
  • Peter Griffin
  • Mike Dixon
  • Doug Miller
  • Dick Binsley
  • Virgil Scott
  • Ed Kopala
  • Patrick Burke
  • Martin Aucoin
  • Paul Martin

  • Bernie LaBarge
  • Rod Phillips
  • Bruce Longman
  • Rob Page
  • Jim Casson
  • Mark Inneo
  • Al Cross
  • Rob Quail
  • Bonnie James
  • Peter Slack
  • Maja Bannerman
  • Tom Leighton
  • Sean Hogan
  • Bill Culp
  • Dave Tufford
  • Mary DeKeyser
  • Paul Lalama
  • Terry Walsh
  • Danny Marks
  • Larry Kurtz