Monday, 18 January 2010


This is real music played by real musicians from Dallas to Alice!  After being a working musician on the road for 25 years based in Dallas, Texas, Dan and his family moved to Alice Springs in Central Australia (where they would later become permanent residents).  Dan didn't anticipate having many opportunities to play music in the outback, so he looked forward to relaxing a bit and taking some time to enjoy the natural beauty that would surround him.  Once he arrived in Australia, he quickly discovered this would not be the case!  He found the musicians in Alice Springs to be very accomplished and keen to play the kind of music he wrote and loved to perform.  This resulted in an instant kinship bonded by the universal language and love of music.  After years of playing together in the pubs of heartland Australia, Danny and the band have released Built for Comfort.

dan haynes-kbds and vox
ross muir-bass
chris scott-harmonica
herman marcic-guitar
andre jayet-drums

Built for Comfort-LP
Complete songs can be heard at
Song samples can be heard at


Artist Information

Started playing gigs at age 10. Played drums and guitar. First pay was $ 5.00 a night for 4 nights a week plus a meatball sandwich.  Played in funk and soul bands.  Started this band by playing with Carlton Edwards and Steve Roach at church.  Early Influences were T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Ray Charles, Allman Bros., This bands greatest strengths are the improv sessions in the middle of songs.  Everybody knows each others stuff so well that it is easy to flow.

Michael Miller-Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals
Steve Roach-Drums
Carlton Edwards-Bass
Rick Edwards-Keyboards
Katie Bourke-Vocals

Albums include Triple Threat, Fools Gold, Serve somebody, and the new one A Collective Influence.
You can hear the new stuff on the web site at or the other stuff at


Artist Information

Whiteboy Slim has played music since he was a child, learning trumpet, piano, and sousaphone before he discovered the blues and picked up guitar and harmonica. From his first time on stage in a rock band when he was sixteen, he knew his path in life.
While studying at the Berkelee College of Music  in Boston, he rubbed shoulders with musicians like Gary Burton, pianist Al Copley (co-founder of Roomful of Blues), and bassist Ron McClure (bassist with Charles Lloyd, Wynton Kelly, Quest, The 4th Way, Joe Henderson, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Pointer Sisters, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk).
After years on the road in everything from showbands  to top-40 cover bands, he landed in Toronto where he founded the New Wave Band "Dirty Movies" which still has fans today.
Finally returning to his first love, he formed the Blues Band "Automatic Slim", which played most of the blues clubs in the city, including the legendary  El Mocambo, The Silver Dollar Saloon, and the Black Swan. Automatic Slim was the house band at four different clubs on different nights of the week, and was noted for having best grossing Wednesday night downstairs at the El Mocambo.
After Automatic Slim broke up, he played solo before moving west and starting fresh as Whiteboy Slim. playing bars and festivals such as the Sasktel Jazz Festival, The Mid-Winter Blues Festival, The Prairie Arts Festival, the Flatland Music Festival, Blues for Peace, and many others. He has since played with international artists such as Henry Correy (AUS), Sam Dufour (Sweetsalt) (CAN), The Bill Hills Blues Band (CAN), and L.O.R.D. Funk (CAN/USA).
His second cd, the envelope-pushing "aka Whiteboy Slim." which earned him three awards at the 2007 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Music Awards--Best Blues Album, Best Blues Song ("Hey Hold On Stop"), and Best Males Blues Artist.
"It Ain't Art" won  Honorable Mention in the first round of the 2007 Singer/Songwriter Awards.
2007- was given the "True Blues Man" award for perpetuating and preserving the Blues by The Black American Blues Historical Society of Canada.
In 2005 he was nominated Best Blues Act --Toronto Independent Music Awards.

WHITEBOY SLIM (maurice richard libby)-Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals.
Jim Mitchell Bass
Daryl McKinnon guitar
other musicians as the need arises.

CD--(I'm Dreaming of) A Whiteboy Slim Christmas  released December 15, 2007.
CD-aka Whiteboy Slim released November 24 2006
three awards at the 2007 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Music Awards--Best Blues Album, Best Blues Song ("Hey Hold On Stop"), and Best Male Blues Artist.
CD--Homemade released  April 2003

Both CDs are being broadcast in France, Spain, The Czech Republic, Croatia, Belgium, Great Britain, Poland, The Netherlands, Argentina, France, Australia, The USA, and Germany.
Maurice Has been featured artist on, and many on-line radio shows.