The Real Deal Band
Calgary Bluesfest (2005)

Trumpeter John Lacey is the senior statesman of The Real Deal, one of Calgary's premiere R&B bands. Filliing out the sound are Julian Kerr on keyboards, John C. Roggensack on saxophones, guitarist Mike Peters, bassist Jeremy Coates, Neil Lawton on bass and tenor trombones, Allan Beckett - drums and percussion, and vocalist Chris Aris. Sure to get your feet shuffling with a "big horn section sound", the Real Deal Band has been a fixture on the Calgary club and dance scene for years, stirring up their highly danceable blend of rhythm & blues.