White Lightning is a highly danceable 5-piece Blues, Rock and Boogie Band from Nelson, with a distinctive twin guitar –harmonica sound. They play classics from Little Walter, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley to the Beatles and Rolling Stones, plus a good few originals. Their energetic, dance-focused songs get folk off their seats: It’s well crafted, good-mood music for any event.
Founded as a Blues Band by Nelson’s late and much respected Frank Brookes, White Lightning has broadened its repertoire and is now led by Dave Carroll who’s played Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classical over the years, always loving best what he’s doing right this minute. The band’s rocking blues sound owes much to Gord Watt (guitar) and Kevin McKenzie (harmonica). Drummer /songwriter/producer Josh Lehman honed his craft playing rock and indie while Phil Wilson-Birks, Nelson’s busiest bassist, anchors the rhythm section and completes the multi-talented line-up.