The Last Of The Duke Street Kings
The Last Of The Duke Street Kings
The Last of the Duke Street Kings is one of the premier Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tributes in North America. This is no simple cover band—we stage authentic reproductions of live concert performances and studio releases by the original group. And we are not limited to only the classic hits—from the first album to the latest projects, we offer a unique selection of Boss songs unreleased except in anthology and left off the set lists of other Springsteen tributes. An eight-piece group with occasional extras, every E Street member is represented in the Dukes, including varied instruments like violin and lap steel guitar.
// Lead Vocals - Guitar - Harmonica
35 years on the Montreal music scene and now fronting LOTDSK...inspired by Americana roots rock, and vested in the classic rock tradition,preaching the doctrine that a live show should combine the elements of sound, vision and emotion. Anything else is a fail artistically.
/Vocals - precussion
Gracing many stages over the past 30 years, providing both lead and background vocals as well as percussion for Montreal renowned Classic Rock Band "Thick As Thieves" and most recently "The Last of The Duke Street Kings". Heavily influenced by the pioneers of classic rock music of the 70's and 80's and a passion for performing on stage
Playing drums for over 25 years, Patrick has spent most of this time writing and playing original music. Based out of the Montreal music scene, he’s been part of an act that has taken their material on the road anywhere and everywhere over the years. Having no formal musical education, Patrick has found inspiration in various styles of music and strives to improve with each playing experience, be it onstage or in practice
// Bass - Vocals
Raised in Laval, Quebec. His first introduction to music was from his parents. Jazz, Calypso, Blues and Soul music were always playing in the house. Music had Ben dancing since before he could walk. He experimented with many different instruments through out his youth, till he found the bass at 19. It was love at first sight.
He's been in the music scene for about 32 years. Working with great Montreal artists in Rock, Reggea, Acid Jazz, Soul and R&B Bands. As you can tell his musical influences are all over the place. From Roots to Rock, Reggae to Soul, Jazz to Disco and Punk to Funk. If it's got a groove count him in!
Some musicians that really turned his head were Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Marley, Led Zep, Jaco Pastorious, Victor Wooten, Prince, Pink Floyd and so many others.
// Piano - Keys - Violin - Vocals
Hailing originally from rural Ontario, the Dukes' version of Roy Bittan began his first modest solo performances in public at age 8. By the age of 20 he had played piano, guitar, organ, violin, or bass in different groups or as a solo performer, and was also a vocalist singing in choirs, small groups, or as a soloist. Then he went away for 14 years to study music, first in Nova Scotia, then in Alberta, and finally in British Columbia, ending up with a Ph.D. in music theory. After brief stints teaching at McGill University in Montreal and Queen’s University in Kingston, he finally settled at Vanier College in Montreal, where he is currently the chair of the music department. Glen picked up with the group Wayward Souls in the late 1990s (house band for the then-MIX 96 radio station), and with Calamity Flame briefly in the early 2000s. Another 10-year hiatus to work on his own material and private performances, and he returned to the stage for two years with a group called Johnny’s Garden before joining the Last of the Duke Street Kings in 2015.
Luc Jason Murphy
Luc has been an active participant in Montreal’s vibrant music scene since 1990. He has played with groups such as: Skyjuice, The Funk-A-Fones, Malade Mantra, Bombolessé, the Ville Émard Blues Band, The Cat Scat Band, Premier Ciel Présente Harmonium, Éclipse (Pink Floyd tribute), Dreamer, The Supertramp experience as well as multiple ADISQ nominated folk band Les Tireux d’Roches (TDR) He has also been a sideman to notable Québécois artists such as: Mitsou, Éric Lapointe, Claude Dubois, Monique Fauteux, Stefie Shock and Nancy Martinez. Between 1999 and 2004 he was a singer/ horn player, touring the Asian hotel circuit with the Shades band. He is well travelled, is fluent in French and English, can get around in Spanish, and has a knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
Having grown up as a child of the 1970's, Lyle first came upon the guitar at the tender age of 14 when a childhood friend showed how to play the opening riff to Smoke On The Water! And that as they say, was that! Lyle took to the guitar like a fish to water and in the 41 years since, Lyle has played in a variety of bands and musical genres ranging from Rock and Blues to Jazz and R & B. Primarily self taught, Lyle enjoys combining one improvisational style with another when soloing, while paying strict attention to the original intent and vibe of the tune he is playing. When not performing with The Last of the Duke Street Kings, Lyle can be found teaching guitar, working on his own original Jazz tunes, and/or applying his new found passion for photography to his creative palette
// Piano - Keys - Slide Guitar - Vocals
Mario Calcagni is a child of the 60's and started playing piano at 6 years of age. His primary instruments are keyboards and guitar, both of which he has been playing for over 40 years. His most influential musical period is certainly from the 70's and early 80's.
He worked in Montreal AM radio around 1981-82 at CKGM as an operator, and then gravitated to studio engineering after having attended the Full Sail Recording Institute in Orlando, Florida.
All the while, he has played with a variety of local bands, and spent a period of time with The Beckett Players organization in the early to mid 2000's.
Finally, having waited for the right project to appear, Mario has found a fabulous place to roost with the The Last of The Duke Street Kings.
"One of the most talented group of individuals I've ever played with.