The Cari-On Band


Cari Schauer / Guitar / Vocals

Cari Schauer played the circuit throughout Ontario in 80’s as a solo artist and later with Cari & Company. Her passion has, and always will be, the Country Rock Genre- which really means all styles. In the 90’s her music career went to new heights as she toured throughout Scandinavia and won numerous vocalist awards – including an impressive win as the Scandinavian Entertainer of the Year Award in Stockholm. Many theaters, clubs and festivals later, Cari is back in the Ottawa Valley and a new beginning is in the making * The Cari-On Band *….

Bill ( Pinky ) Pinkerton  / Drummer / Vocals

Bill’s early drum carrier started in Toronto playing in marching bands and numerous local bands.The Royal Conservatory had the pleasure of his presence for 4 years where reading and writing music was added to his percussion skills. Toured professionally with numerous R & B and Blues bands in the Toronto area.
After moving to Pembroke he continues to add his expertise to the local music scene such as performing at Festival Hall, Pembroke Community Choir and Cari-On Band to name a few.
Bill’s favourite saying: “You can never have too many drums.

Paul Imeson/ Lead Guitar/ Vocals

Paul played in several duos and bands in the Ottawa area over the years. Back in the 80s he played guitar for Voices and The Crayons doing clubs and universities in southern Ontario and the Ottawa region
(remember The Beachcomber? The Chaudiere? Oliver’s? Ha!).
Imeson and St. Michael and The Sweet Daddy-Os were guitar and harmony duos in the 90s around the Ottawa pub circuit (The Prescott, Patty’s, Bank Street Café, etc).
These days Paul is involved in songwriting, recording ,performing with several bands (The Sawchucks and The Cari On Band), choir (Lee Hayes’ VOX) and an acoustic guitar and vocal duo with Susan Johnson.

Derek Tolhurst Bass/ Vocals

Started playing career on the circuit in London England during the fabulous 60s (Del-Fi’s- Fairlanes- Impacts) Moved to Ottawa Canada late 67 Played in the Frank Grammon Orchestra plus many pick up gigs with travelling blues players. Co writer and performer with the Canadian Rock Opera Company Maple Ridge (Louis Riel) that Toured Quebec and Ontario in the early seventies. Moved to the Valley to teach High School 1976. Worked with Sundance for almost six years ( Derek may have played at your wedding). Lately worked with the Willet Brothers Band, Fran Band and Blue Dominoes.

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