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The  Twisters

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Twisters are a blues band formed in 1994 in North Vancouver.  The Twisters were nominated for a 2003 Juno Award, and winner of 'Best Blues Album of the Year' at the Canadian Independent Music Awards for their Long Hard Road album. Their album Come Out Swingin' was nominated for 'Blues Album Of The Year' by The Western Canadian Music Awards in 2009, and was nominated for five Maple Blues Awards the same year. These included Best Recording of the year, Song Writer Of The Year, Electric Act Of The Year, Bass Player Of The Year and Harmonica Player Of The Year.  In 2005, the band was in a car accident, in which Taylor was killed and Pease seriously injured. Chip Hart and Keith Picot later joined the band on drums and bass, respectively. - Wikipedia




Associated Acts

Years Active


1994 - present


Don't Leave Me Baby

Twisters Theme

There's A Party Goin' On


David Hoerl, Brandon Isaak, Chip Hart, Keith Picot

Past Members:  Sandy Smith, James "JW" Taylor (d. 2005), Kenny Wayne
Matt Pease, Greg "Junior" Demchuk, Pete Turland


Music & Merch

Fulla Hot Air - 1999

Long Hard Road - 2002

After The Storm - 2006

Blowin' The Blues Everywhere - 2008

Come Out Swingin' - 2009