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LMT Connection


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In this day and age it is unique to find a band that has a presence and sound that command your attention.

Back in 1984 Mark Rogers, an up-and-coming jazz drummer attended a club gig in Niagara Falls featuring a soul band from Detroit. Upon hearing the final tune of the night, a slinky instrumental funk groove, he walked up to guitar player Leroy Emmanuel and boldly told him that they should play together. Emmanuel, the experienced Motown alumni with credentials working with some of the top entertainers in the world somehow felt this barely out of high school drummer was for real.

A year later Emmanuel returned to Niagara Falls from Detroit, recalled the young drummer’s request to jam, tracked him down and they got together to play. Immediately the magic was there. Tight Detroit funk mixed with a fresh, hard hittin’ drumming energy. Emmanuel hired Rogers to go on the road with a 10 piece Motown Revue and for the next 4 years they traveled around North America refining their blend of energetic groove.

In 1989 the Motown Revue came to an end and Emmanuel and Rogers started a trio. A number of different bass players were tried out but to no avail. As fortune would have it Ottawa native bassist John Irvine relocated to Niagara Falls looking for work. He heard LMT was looking for a permanent bass player and came out to a gig. John had been enjoying success touring in hard rock bands for a number of years without any experience in the funky soul LMT had become known for. He was hired for a trial gig to see what would happen.

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  • Emily_parker

    LMT are amazing great guys making great music

    15 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Oksimoron

    They played at Belgrade Beer Fest this year... Owned the place.

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
  • TorontoSHARP

    LMT Connection are a fantastic soul/funk style band that pack clubs everywhere they play. You can catch them every Sunday night at On81 in St.Catharines.

    25 Feb 2009 Reply

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