The Doctor is Out

The band was formed by a Dr. Wardener Zeuss in late 1991. Through an odd twist of fate, the doctor emigrated on a peace mission to Los Angeles, searching for an extra kidney. He has only been heard from sporadically ever since. There have been unconfirmed sightings of a male fitting his description frequenting Comicon tradeshow booths and trading ridiculously rare comics for a song. What a nut! He was also reputed to have been on the third season of Amazing Race, but his partner was a dyslexic goof, so they got lost and dropped out in the second episode.

But anyways, the remaining backup band members decided that they should continue on without him. They have grown musically and continue to seek out new life… to boldly go where no band has gone before.

Read the bios of the Blue Whos

Dale: Basses, Vocals and Lightman
Dale was touring and recording with international and western Canadian artists for nearly 14 years before joining the WHOS. He holds a diploma in Jazz and Classical studies, and is the only band member to have delivered a baby during a live performance.
Dave: Saxophones, Vocals, Percussion and Snow Removal
More than 40 years of experience lie behind Dave’s strong musicianship and unique style. He has toured extensively and recorded with many top Edmonton bands, including a release that reached the top 40 in Canada. Now he plays with us. Obviously, a big step up the ladder…
Doug: Drums, Percussion and Processed Meat Snacks
Doug was asked to join the Blue Whos as the rhythmic foundation of their sound. With multiple music degrees to his credit and an ever-expanding musical palette, it is interesting to note that his most important contribution to the band was finally turning the load-out and van-pack into a system better than “let’s throw it in and see what happens”.
Rod: Guitars, Vocals and Guitar Mogul
Rod’s early performing days were spent playing with many ‘A’ circuit bands based out of Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. With the launch of a successful music retail company (Blaze Music Inc.) he is positive that his days of wrestling for food are forever behind him.
Scott: Lead Vocals, Percussion
Scott’s powerful voice and natural stage presence are definite highlights at every show the BLUE WHOS play. According to wikipedia, the late, great Johnny Cash only paid for a single singing lesson. By comparison, Scott has never had a singing lesson. Don’t think about that for too long or you’ll just feel worse about yourself.
Tod: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals, Percussion
Tod has been playing trumpet for over 40 years, mostly in the field of Jazz, touring throughout North and South America. He is the only member of the band to speak fluent mock Spanish and barely passable English.
Tom: Keyboards, Vocals (Website design/copywriting and Hosting)
Tom is usually the guy most often approached by eager fans during set breaks, only to further disappoint them because they thought he was the Lead Singer, Scott. In reality, he’s the guy who said “We should make ‘Bluewhos’ two words”. He’s also the guy who said “You guys would sound better if you had a keyboard player”.

Test Your Knowledge

  1. Where was the band’s first live performance? Who didn’t show up?
  2. How many guitars does Dave own?
  3. How many kidneys are usually on stage during a performance?
  4. How many drumsticks does Doug use in a night?
  5. Which Who loves a good Weimaraner?
  6. Who almost died inhaling a crème broulet, at the Banff Springs Hotel?
  7. Who missed two sets when his daughter was being born in 1993? Where were we playing?
  8. Where did the band paint their first backdrop?
  9. How many original members are in the band today, after 23 years?
  10. Who, after playing for two years in a Pink Floyd tribute band, still managed to qualify to become a Calgary firefighter?

Think you know all the answers? Then email us with the answers and we’ll get right back to you to tell you what you’ve won.

Who’s Favourite Pre-show Snack

 

Thinkings from the Doctor:


Dr. Zeuss says: If you’re going to drink and drive, please remember to sign your organ donor card first. If you don’t want to live, you should give someone else the chance.

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