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Steve Prisby (far right) scours St. Anselm College for recalcitrants to play in his Bad News Blues Band

Steve (at the piano) forms Marie and the Movers in Concord, NH, with Marie Erwin fronting the band

Shirley Lewis replaces Marie and the band becomes Shirley Lewis and the Movers

Lance McCollum replaces Shirley.  Band becomes The Movers.

Danny Vitale joins The Movers, who now have  three  horns   called  The Smoking Section

The Movers release their first CD, Love My Baby, win the Harper’s Ferry Battle of the Blues        Bands in Boston, and then the International Blues Competition in Memphis

The Movers perform on the Ultimate Rhythm and Blues Cruise, alongside Taj Mahal, Koko Taylor, James Harmon, Jimmy Thackery, and Lonnie Brooks.  Later release On the Move

The Movers open at the WC Handy Awards, and later host a jam at BB King’s in Memphis

Barrence Whitfield fronts the band, and it releases its last CD, Your Move

Rhumboogie is formed and lasts six years, during which time three CDs are released– Cold Love, The Simple Things, and Love Across the Room

Steve forms Kid Pinky and his Restless Knights (later streamlined to Kid Pinky), and soon thereafter releases its  first  CD,   Blues That’ll Knock You Out.   

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Warren “Wando” Mannell replaces Jock Irvine on bass, and the band releases Black Voodoo.

2016