Meet the band

Top City has been bringing R&B to Vancouver for over 30 years.

Get to know the 11 talented and dedicated musicians! 

Please click on a name to learn more about each of us.

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Powerful pipes: Claudio and Lori
 

The up-front faces of any band are the lead singers and Top City has two of the best.  Dynamic, talented and fun, they bring the great R&B songs to life.

 

Lori Johnson

Claudio Girasole

Deep grooves: Steve, Larry, Jim, Steve and Don
 

The heart of any R&B band is a tight rhythm section and these boys lay it down in style.

 

Steve Three - lead guitar

Larry White - rhythm guitar and vocals

Jim Kempton - drums

Steve Hannah - keyboards and vocals

Don Ogden - bass

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The Mighty TC Horns:                                     Jamie, Steve, Garth and Barry
 

Adding high-energy sizzle to the music, Top City features a four-piece horn section that brings it strong every night.

 

Jamie Hicks - tenor sax

Steve Bagnell - baritone and alto sax

Garth Balint - trumpet

Barry Merritt - trombone