The Kingpins, a hard-hitting fun-loving band of veteran musicians, bring classic R&B from the ‘50s and ‘60s (plus a few original songs penned within the idiom) to the stage. Fronted by Hank Lionhart and powered by a dynamic horn and rhythm section, they bounce audiences out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
A mainstay in Vancouver’s pubs and clubs from 2000 till 2005, the Kingpins have released two CDs: Knockin’ ‘Em Down in ’01 and This Road in ’05. After a hiatus of over 14 years Hank and original members Wayne Kozak (sax), Steve Cross (guitar/vocals) and Jack Lavin (bass/vocals) reunited when the four of them found that they were neighbours, all having relocated to Victoria BC. Joined by Ross Hall (drums), Steve Ranta (keys) and Paul Wainwright (sax), this group surprises, delights and entertains the most discerning R&B fans!