The 'Fabulous' RAVE
"The RAVE" has been together since
early 2012 and has performed at
numerous notable Toronto venues...
including 'The Hard Rock Cafe" and
both "Rockpile" locations (West & East).
"The RAVE" is Neil MacIsaac (guitar),
Benny Sanders (drums), D'Arcy Cain
(bass) and Anthony "Tony" Carr
(tenor sax/percussion). All 4 members
of the band sing. "The RAVE" plays
Vintage Rock from the 50/60s, some
R & B from the era, carefully chosen
light jazz & some contemporary tunes.
The Fabulous RAVE - 'Neil MacIsaac'
Neil plays lead guitar and provides lead vocals
in "The RAVE". He is a founding member of the
band. He uses two (almost) identical Fender
Telecasts and a Fender Twin Reverb amp. He
enjoys the clean sound of combination.
Neil is an accomplished tribute performer
(Buddy Holly & Elvis) and has reached second
level in competitions in the annual Collingwood
'Elvis Presley' events.
The Fabulous RAVE - 'Benny Sanders'
Benny, in addition to playing drums, is also
an experienced lead vocalist. He dabbles with
guitar and keyboards and is working on songs
for a new CD as well.
Benny enjoys appearing on reality TV shows
and in local movies. Of note, is his audition
to be lead vocalist for INXS (Rockstar) and
the demolition of his shed on 'Disaster DIY.'
He's a friendly guy who teaches yoga in his
spare time and recently went back to school
to realize his desire to become an elementary
Benny plays Ludwig drums with Zildjian & Sabian cymbals
The Fabulous RAVE - 'Tony Carr'
Tony first saw the light of day on Dec.6, 1943,
under the big top, of circus life where his parents
performed as high platform divers with the
world-famous Conklin Shows. He set himself the
task of becoming a musician, practising tenor sax
for 6 to 8 hours a day. Carr gained a reputation
as a leading rhythm and blues musician, working
with such notables as Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins
and Ben E. King (of "Stand by Me" fame), then
toured for 20 years with his own band....
Tony provides tenor sax, vocals and percussion
and gives The Fabulous RAVE fun Rock 'n' Roll
excitement to the vintage tunes and that smooth
laid back jazz sound when the band performs
some of the Oldie but Goodies.
The Fabulous RAVE - 'D'Arcy Cain'
D'Arcy has been playing guitar since 1967.
In 2003 he started performing seriously. A
relative newcomer to professional playing,
D'Arcy has been performing with local
musicians for many years now.
D'Arcy plays various instruments. In "The
Fabulous RAVE" he plays a Fender five-string
Jazz Bass with flatwound strings. He also plays
a vintage El Degas P-Bass copy with DiMarzio
Pickups. D'Arcy also plays other instruments
including guitar, keyboard and harmonica.
The Fabulous RAVE - Partial Song ListVintage Rock n Roll: 19th Nervous Breakdown, Around and Around, Back in the USSR, Ballad of John & Yoko, Be-Bop-A-Lula, Blue Suede Shoes, Bony Moronie, Brown Sugar, Can't Help Falling In Love, 'Cause We're in Love, Chantilly Lace, Down on the Corner, Fire, Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon, Good Golly Miss Molly, Harlem Nocturne, Hello Mary Lou, Hold On I'm Coming, Honky Tonk Woman, Hound Dog, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, I Saw Her Standing There, In the Midnight Hour,Jailhouse Rock, Jenny Jenny, Johnny B Goode, Jumping Jack Flash, Just My Imagination, Little Sister, Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress), Long Tall Sally, Lucille, Memphis Tennessee, Moondance, Mustang Sally, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Oh Pretty Woman, Peter Gunn, Rip it Up, Runaway, Sea Cruise, Secret Agent Man, Shake Rattle and Roll, Shakin' All Over, Shotgun, Stand By Me, Summertime Blues, Superstition, Sweet Little Sixteen, The Twist, Things We Said Today, Tutti Frutti, Twenty Flight Rock, Twist and Shout, Twisting the Night Away, You Never Can Tell, Young Blood, You're So Square... Contemporary Tunes: Free Falling, Handle With Care, I Wanna Be Sedated,, Keep On) Rockin' Me Baby, Pick Up the Pieces, Pink Cadillac, R.O.C.K in the USA, Sweet Caroline, Start Me Up, Stray Cat Strut, Wicked Game...Light Jazz Favorites: Fly Me to the Moon, It's Only a Paper Moon, Mack the Knife, Satin Doll, The Girl From Ipanema...A Buddy Holly Tribute: Heart Beat, It's So Easy, Oh Boy, Peggy Sue, Rave On, Reminiscing, That'll Be the Day, Words of Love...
TO CONTACT US: email Band@TheRAVE.ca Website: www.TheRAVE.ca