Mark Howe

The Funkmaster/ Bassist

Mark Howe is an extraordinary bassist and has mastered the groove to any genre but specializes in the Funk, Soul & Blues! Mark led his own band, named Spectrum off and on since 1982, played as a few fill in bassist with Jeff Healy Band in the mid 80s( before “See the light” Album). 3 years with “The Jimmy Dooley Band”( he is from the Platters) and did a fill-in tour with Amanda Marshall.

Toshihiro Otani aka Toshi aka t-bird

Lead Guitarist

Toshi Otani was born and raised on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. When he was 12 years old, got first guitar from his friend. He taught himself to play by listening to the radio and records. His first experience of playing the blues was at the age of 19, as a bass player, with a band that practiced in a barbershop owned by the bandleader. In 2005, he moved to New York to joined a band called East village Pharmacy to recorded an album. He spent many years in Tokyo's lively Chicago-style blues scene before relocating to the Niagara region in 2013, in Hamilton 2019. When not playing music, Toshi can often be found taking things apart and putting them back together.

Sammy "Smooth" Lunguana


Samuel Lunguana, also known as “Smoove” or “SmooveOnDrumz” is a 23-year old drummer and band leader based out of Hamilton, Ontario. He' a self-taught musician that has been playing drums since he was 16 years old. He honed his skills in the local church and gig scene in the Greater Toronto Area. He is most known for his tastefulness, great feel, deep grooves, and impressive drum-fills Currently, he works as a band-director and arranger He is also the Executive Producer and the main drummer of UnderGround Live TV, based out of Toronto. His accomplishments include being the drummer for award-winning choirs, Bishop Ryan Expression and Victory International Church Choir. Most recently, he was named a "Spotlight Black Hamiltonian" for his work as a musician and artist.

Tim Nijenhuis


Tim Nijenhuis was born and raised in Enschede, the Netherlands. After immigrating to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he studied music theory and Biblical Studies at Redeemer University College. In the past worked for a traveling opera company in the Netherlands,“Nationale Reisopera” and was formally employed as music teacher at “Guido de Brès, Christian High School”, located in Hamilton. Additionally he has fulfilled duties as music director at Blessings Christian Church, is a self-employed mural painter, and freelancer in film and television where he makes props and builds film sets. Additionally he performs as vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and bass-guitarist with various ensembles; composes and publishes sheet music, and is pursuing an online graduate degree in film composition and music production through Berklee College of music in Boston, Ma.