The Dirty Roosters Band: Bios
Gail Gunnis (Vocals)
Gail Gunnis has been pleasing crowds with her soulful, passionate phrasing, delivering the blues & R&B for many years! Leaving her audience asking for more with her band, The Dirty Roosters, a mix of seasoned professionals, Gail engages her audience, leaving everyone with a smile! Playing festivals, street parties, bars, private parties, and functions near you!
Paul Kidd (Saxophone)
‘I grew up in Toronto listening to the usual mix of rock, blues and jazz, before ending up with a steady diet of Stanley Turentine, Illinois Jacquet, Grover Washington and the like. I played with a number of bands in Toronto, until a chance meeting at Grossmans Tavern, with a couple of the members of Gail’s band, lead me to my natural home with the Dirty Roosters and their tasty blend of blues and rhythm and blues.”
Fabio Parovel (Guitar)
A musician’s musician, Fabio plays in a way that makes everyone else sound their best! From sympathetic support, to tasteful leads, Fab’s fretwork is the perfect foil for vocalists and soloists alike! Fabio plays a variety of styles, including Blues, R&B, Gospel, Rock & Country Music and has been on the Toronto/GTA scene for the past 25 some years. He’s shared a stage with musicians such as; Hock Walsh, Chuck Jackson, Mel Brown, Pat Carey, Denis Keldie, Lance Anderson, John Dickie, Ray Harrison, Gene Hardy, Al Lerman, Jesse Whitely, Chase Sanborn & Mark Stafford.
Duncan McBain (Drums)
Sought after, and well-known in the blues community, Duncan has toured, played and recorded with many great and legendary musicians! Just to mention a few, The Good Brothers, Morgan Davis, Hock Walsh, Dutch Mason, Johnny Max and Bent Roots! A class act Duncan’s feel and commitment to the groove are outstanding! He is constantly splashing tasty morsels of his creativity into every musical situation. A multi-instrumentalist, Duncan is also a threat on bass and guitar!
(double bass, electric bass + keys)
Double Bass, Electric Bass + Keys, Michael is a multi-talented musician, well known for his work with Paul James, Paul Reddick and many more! Left hand bass on the keys adds a smooth, deep, polished sound to the Dirty Roosters!