Ottawa-area recording artists Black Cherry Band (BCB) are more than just a Blues–Rock band. They are a concept and a tradition, tracing their roots through a collaboration of experienced musicians with songs that are built on a solid rhythmic foundation. Over the span of ten album releases, the BCB sound has adapted and changed with the musical diversity of performers from across Canada and as far away as Sweden.
The band has gone through many changes over the years and is a now at a steady point where the focus is on creating a lasting sound for everyone to enjoy.
The ensuing blend of rock, blues and jazz comes across with class. Drums, guitars, synths and bass create a canvas upon which the vocals can paint the songwriters’ stories. The band was first formed in 2004 by founding member Rob Letourneau with his wife and band manager Judy Letourneau.
The band has performed many clubs, bars, fairs, festivals, special events, curling bonspiels, charity events, sporting events, Canada Day celebrations, opening appearances for larger acts such as The Jeff Healey Band and The Five Man Electrical Band.
In 2012, BCB released their first Christmas album entitled Christmas Comfort and Joy. The profits from this album were donated to the Wild Bird Care Center in Ottawa. The album sold out in less than 2 weeks. With the success of Christmas Comfort and Joy, BCB decided to do a full-length Christmas album in 2013. A Tree for Christmas, is a 9-song CD that, with the exception of O Holy Night, showcases new and original Christmas music written by Rob Letourneau.
In 2007, a song from the band was chosen as the theme song for the Ottawa Fat Cats Baseball Team that played at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium. The team when on to use the song as the theme song for the Ottawa Champions Baseball team and the band continues to play many live performances for the team along with part of the band singing the national anthems for a home game.
The band has performed for various charity organization and prides itself on the work the band has done for them over the years. Such great charity organizations such as Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope, The MS Bike Ride, The Relay for Life, The Orleans Parade of Lights for the Ottawa Fire Fighters, Tealfest for Ovarian Cancer Research, etc…
Presently, music from Black Cherry Band can be heard on the short film The Map and the full-length feature film The Tablet. Both films were written, directed and edited by the drummer, band leader and main songwriter Rob Letourneau.
The music of the band has been played on many radio stations across the world and is available on this web site or through a variety of music web sites such as CD Baby and many others.
Thank you for visiting our web site. Thank you as well to the many fans who have written to us with encouraging comments and your nice words. We look forward to meeting with you at one of our live appearances or though the media.
All the best to you and your family from all of us at Black Cherry Band.