Emily Burgess (guitar), Jesse Whiteley (keyboards) and Jonny Wong (tenor saxophone) are three musicians with plenty of experience between them performing, recording, and touring across the Canadian blues scene, most notably from their time playing together in The 24th Street Wailers (2009-2014).
They have spent years honing their craft and getting to know each other's playing styles and nuances. It reflects Burgess, Whiteley & Wong as a cohesive unit, where each member anticipates what the other will do. They've performed all over North America at festivals such as the Vancouver Island Music Festival, The Blues Sur Seine, Folk on the Rocks, and the Ottawa Blues festival. They have had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as Jimmie Vaughan, Matt Andersen, Morgan Davis, Jackie Richardson, and the Sojourners to name a few.
Their show revisits what makes so music compelling: passion and fun. With a honking horn, blazing guitar, and slick piano, their performances are known to be high-energy crowd pleasers that get the audience on their feet. Coupled with their on stage chemistry it provides an experience you won't soon forget. Burgess, Whiteley and Wong are joined by the dynamic combination of brothers Rico and Marcus Browne on bass and drums respectively.