Devon McCagherty
The Stomp Club

Glen Manders

Doug Rhodes

Ken Hall

Tom Ackerman

Devon McCagherty

The Stomp Club

Devon McCagherty - bandleader, lead vocals, guitar


After several years of tutelage from Victoria's finest guitarists Ron Forbes-Roberts and the now infamous Marc Atkinson, Devon became a full-time professional performer and teacher of music.

He has founded and fronted The Stomp Club, The Original Stomp Club, The House Band and the Devon McCagherty Trio.

He is presently playing in some of Victoria's most successful groups, including Casey Ryder & Twango, The Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra and Gene Hardy & the Pipsqueak Orchestra.

Devon can also, on occasion, can be found of playing with the Flying Saucers,the Belvedere Broadcasters which is an eleven-piece '20s orchestra, and CanUs Hot Jazz Band which are renowned on the American jazz festival circuit.

 

Ken Hall - guitar


Ken Hall studied composition at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. Since moving to the Victoria he has played in and been a founding member of some of Victorias most succesful bands including The Sidewalk Blues band. Kumbia. Sunyata and The Sara Merrerios band. Besides his work with the Stomp club he is currently working with the Emily Bradon trio and the world beat group Saffron.

 

Doug Rhodes - saxophone


Saxophonist Doug Rhodes grew up in Southern California, playing his first gigs at 16 in a trad jazz band with his brother at the notorious "Honeybucket" bar in Costa Mesa. Doug moved to Hollywood in 1965, toured the U.S. in '65-'66 with The Music Machine ("Talk Talk"). Somwhere during that time he played on the Association's "Cherish" which is still heard frequently in elevators and dentists' offices.

After working in L.A. as a recording studio bass player for four years, Doug escaped California and moved to Victoria in 1970. He has worked with Valdy and drummer Doug Rhodes off and on for nearly 40 years, as well as with Kathy Stack, Monte Nordstrom, Clark Brendon, and others. Doug plays bass whenever he can in the traditional fiddle scene with his daughter, Sasha. He plays saxophone and sings with the CanUS Hot Jazz Sextet, and has been the musical director of the Belvedere Broadcasters since 2000.

 

Tom Ackerman - clarinet


Tom was born in Hollywood, California and began tap dancing and playing the clarinet at age 6. He was performing for many years with his family Dixieland band at many local jazz clubs in Los Angeles as well as at Disneyland, the U.S.O. Club and on the famed "Ted Mack Amateur Hour" television show.

Tom moved to Honolulu Hawaii in 1975 and became a member of the famed Bay Area big band, the Del Courtney Orchestra playing "Tea Dances" at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. While in Hawaii, Tom played with Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams, Julio Iglesias to name a few.

He now calls Victoria home and teaches private lessons in clarinet, flute and saxophone.

 

Glen Manders - Bass


Victoria native Glen Manders has been playing the double bass since the age of 12. A proud product of the Victoria School District'sstrings program, Glen is now a professional free-lance musician who regularly gigs around town at the many wonderful live music venues that Victoria has to offer. From the Fall of 1998 until the end of 2006, Glen played with 'The Bills' and toured extensively throughout North America, with stints in the UK, Denmark and Sweden.

Glen is happy to now be back in Victoria permanently, he is currently studying towards a degree at UVic and plays regularly with 'The Stomp Club' as well as 'The Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra'. Recently he has performed with 'The Belvedere Broadcasters', 'CanUS' and with a variety of local musicians and small local ensembles.