The Merchants of Groove


Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass.


Northeastern PA's premier houserockin' blues band is looking for a vocalist who can belt out the blues!!! Female vocalist preferred, but will consider male vocalists. Instrumental capabilities a plus but not required. Must be willing to travel in a two-hour or so radius from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Must be dependable. PA equipment supplied. Gigs are mostly weekends. Strive for quality over quantity - nice clubs, festivals and opening act gigs.

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Member since:
Mar 12 2018
Active over 1 month ago
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Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
57 years


Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B., Albert and Freddie King, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert Collins, etc. We can play any kind of old-school blues, R&B, soul or funk.

Members Of Band

Paul Lyon, lead and rhythm guitar
Teddy Young, lead and rhythm guitar, and vocals
Bob "Frog" Fenstermaker, bass
Mike Basalyga, drums
Joey "Hotbox" Simon, harmonica (optional)


PA system, monitors, mics and stands, guitars, bass, amps, drums, lights