Powerhouse ~ The Ultimate Party Band
POWERHOUSE, in its 34-year existence has played well over 1000 shows in festivals, clubs, theatres, private functions and corporate events in places everywhere from the US midwest to across the pond in Portugal and the Azores Islands.
The band, consisting of a full three-piece horn section, five-piece rhythm section and multi-lead vocalists, was originally formed to emulate the 60’s soul/horn bands, revived again by the first Blues Brothers movie. As the band developed, it retained this early Motown/Soul/R&B ‘feel’ while adding newer mostly horn and vocal-dominant material to their show.
Over the years, the band has collected a wealth of material suitable for anything from intimate corporate events to a night of dancing in the clubs or large-venue, sit-down, outdoor festivals.
Although the band is well-travelled, playing shows throughout eastern and central North America, POWERHOUSE continues to perform regularly to a strong local following near their home base of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where their trademark ‘wall-of-sound’ first originated, over thirty years ago.
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett (1966)
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin (1967)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Gladys Knight & the Pips (1967)
Think – Aretha Franklin (1968)
I’m a Man – Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) – Three Dog Night (1970)
25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago Transit Authority (1970)
Colour My World – Chicago Transit Authority (1970)
Vehicle – Ides of March (1970)
Make Me Smile – Chicago Transit Authority (1970)
Keep Playing that Rock’n Roll – Edgar Winter (1971)
Superstition – Stevie Wonder (1972)
Will It Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston (1972)
Saturday in the Park – Chicago Transit Authority (1972)
Flip, Flop & Fly – Downchild Blues Band (1973)
Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle (1974)
The Bitch is Back – Elton John (1974)
Taking it to the Streets – Doobie Brothers (1976)
I Wish – Stevie Wonder (1976)
I Know a Little – Lynyrd Skynyrd (1977)
If You Leave Me Now – Chicago (1977)
Hotel California – Eagles (1977)
Movin’ Out – Billy Joel (1977)
Mama Let Him Play – Gerry Doucette (1978)
Ooh Baby Baby – Linda Rondstadt (1978)
Still Got the Blues (For You) – Gary Moore (1990)
Valerie – Amy Winehouse (2007
… and many, many more.