Now in their 20th year, the very first gig The Mud Boys played was in August of 1997. Having worked hard on material that was not the usual standard repertoire, The Mud Boys quickly made their mark on the Ontario and Quebec Blues Scene. They have plied their brand of “Bar-Room Deluxe” Blues, R&B and Swing at many premier Clubs & Festivals including the Ottawa International Bluesfest (7 consecutive years), The Rainbow Bistro, Irene’s Pub, The Atomic Rooster, Barrymore’s, The Carleton Tavern and Vernfest. The Mud Boys have also entertained the Canadian Armed Forces and helped out with many local charity fundraisers.
With 3 full length CD releases under their belt, the band is now preparing for another foray into the studio to record all new material with plans to drop a new CD in late 2017/early 2018. Some of Ottawa’s finest musicians have been a part of the Mud Boys 20 year history – the current lineup consists of Dean Dupuis on vocals and harmonica, Sean Burke on bass and vocals, Lorenzo Cotroneo on drums, Ken Hitchmough on guitar and Guido Guzzo on keyboards and vocals. These players have covered all styles of music, have backed up countless National and International recording artists and collectively have well over 100 years of experience – and it shows in each and every live performance they do.
The Mud Boys bring blues, swing, R&B and a healthy dose of groove to each and every show. They keep the audience’s feet on the dance floor and the bartenders and servers very happy. Their shows are not to be missed – look out for them coming soon to a venue near you!