The Rathburns: Mesmerizing Sexy Rocky Blues!
If you like bluesy rocksy sexy and cool—all in one package—then this is for you. The Toronto-based blues/rock band combines head banging beats with hot sultry soulful lyrics and a stage presence that’s no less than mesmerizing. When I grow up I want to sing like Frances Virgilio!
"They started as a folky acoustic duo called Fir, but Frances and Joey (Virgilio) progressed in their tastes and wanted to play music they could really sink their teeth into. So they called upon an impeccable rhythm section comprised of the cute but vulgar bassist, Erik Kolomayz, and hairy but lovable dummer, Matt Burdon. And from the moment they strummed their first few chords they knew it was meant to be."
This unsigned gutsy group list their influences as the White Stripes, the Strokes, Amy Winehouse, Black Keys, Janice Joplin and B.B. King. Frances’ Viglio’s voice shows us what would happen if Nina Simone and Adele had a baby—effortless smooth and sexy with a stage presence to match. She mesmerizes as she moves around the stage as if stuck in her own head deep in the lyrics oblivious to how gorgeous she is to watch. And oh ya—the band rocks too! Check it out!
You can check out their EP here:
1. One More 03:32
2. Undid 04:19
3. The Panic 03:27
4. Time Spent Under 06:08
5. Oh Lord 03:57
6. Sub Divisions 04:03