About

Be sure to cast your vote for us for the 2018 Maple Blues New Artist of the Year Award before December 1st!

Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes are a Toronto based blues/R&B band, reviving some obscure and forgotten tunes by sassy ladies of the 50’s and 60’s, such as Big Maybelle, Little Sylvia, Dolly Cooper, Carmen Taylor, and Ella Johnson, as well keeping alive classics by Ray Charles, Etta James, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Rogers. Gigging regularly at various downtown hotspots, their dynamic stage presence and ruthless energy keeps the drinks pouring, and the dance floor swingin’.

Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes were winners of the 2016 Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship, and first runners up of the 2017 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. John Valenteyn chose them as one of his top picks for the August 2017 edition of Maple Blues.

“…it isn’t just the excellent vocals here, the whole band knows how this music should be played.” — John Valenteyn, Maple Blues

Cursed has a brash, energetic, infectious spirit.” — John Kereiff, The Rock Doctor

“…take you to a time of excellent swing, music as it’s rarely made” — Rootsville, Belgium

“…deliciously jazzy…” — Le Zicazine, France

Cursed is phenomenal and leaves me excited to see what Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes will do next.” — Canadian Beats Media

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Bad Luck Woman is Raha Javanfar on bass and vocals.

Her Misfortunes are:
Fraser Melvin on guitar
Andrew Moljgun on saxophone
Jonathan Hyde on drums

As a 6-pc, they include Jay Swinnerton on keys, and Tom Moffett on trumpet.

For bookings or other info, please contact badluckwomanmusic@gmail.com

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