John Perry, Debbie Profit, & Fred Dugdale
Papa John’s Blues was formed by John Perry and his lovely wife Debbie Profit in 2011. John and Debbie carry a guitar with them almost everywhere they go and have been practicing songs and playing at parties and around campsites for over 25 years! It was a fairly short step from campfire to public performance.
The group’s music reflects the ‘60s and ‘70s music that the members grew up listening to and playing (Eric Clapton and such). Preferring to be mainly acoustic, PJB performs using microphones and direct input into an amplified sound system. PJB continues to present music with a subtle edge.
The group has performed at banquets, birthday parties, house concerts, charitable events, private functions and windups. Although Papa John’s Blues tends to appeal to a mature audience, many young people find that they love this era of music.
In August 2012, while John was involved with the 1st Annual Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival held in Exhibition Park, he met Fred Dugdale, who was also a member of Blues Manitoba (the Manitoba Blues Society) (now replaced by River City Blues Society) and was there playing blues harp (cross-harp [2nd position] harmonicas). Fred also adds vocal experience and harmonies.
Adding Fred to the band was an instant success and Papa John’s Blues has never sounded better. Please contact PJB by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, PJB was pleased to perform at WestEnd Common WEC Fundraiser Concert.
PJB has previously completed public performances for:
Canada Day 2017 @ Lower Fort Garry & Rotary Ribfest Winnipeg in 2017 & 2018 plus several private performances such as in care facilities. and, on 2016 June 22, PJB won 3rd place at 9th Annual Senior Idol competition at Red River Exhibition.
2017 October 5, Thursday noon hour, PJB once again performed for Skywalk series @ Millennium Library
PJB believes in taking music to the people and often performs at Bell Tower Community Café, Manitioba Brain Injury Association Walk, Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Christmas, Manitoba Runners Association Run 4 Your Cause, as well as, Riverview Health Centre, St Amant & other care facilities.
We believe in caring and sharing and, therefore, offer our talents to various charitable events.