George Bowser and Ricky Blue
"Bowser and Blue were totally entertaining. Their jokes and musical repertoire are up to date and refreshing. We would highly recommend them to any organization who wants to cheer up their audience."
Mission Old Brewery.(August 2016)
I thought Bowser & Blue were brilliant. They engaged the audience and tailored their song list appropriately. ...I would recommend them to anyone.
Jay Cameron President – Canadian Jewellers 24 Karat Club (October 2015)
Side-splitting. Their music is a work of art, blending with their comedy skits and energy – a delight.
-Adam Capital (Nov. 2013)
From the moment they took the stage, they engaged the audience with their energy and charisma … and had the audience in stitches throughout.
-Loyola High School Class of ’63 50th Reunion. (November 2013)
-Mandeville, Adam Capital. (October 2013)
"Best ever ... my Mom is still laughing!"
- Mazon Montreal (November 2012)
"What an amazing performance ... they are better every time we see them. Thank you for making our 65th Anniversary such a memorable occasion."
- Jim Mustard, Iroquois Matilda Lions Club (October 2012)
"The entire time we worked with them, from opening note to the closing bars, was everything we'd hoped for. I have no hesitation in recommending them for songwriting and live performances, to anyone who will lend an ear."
- Jed Kahane, Director, News and Public Affairs, CTV Montreal
"Sensational as always ... they put on a great show. I am always impressed at how they update their act to incorporate recent events."
- Robert Wood, Executive Director, Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada. (November 2012)
George Bowser and Rick Blue write and perform music and comedy. Their newest work is the Musical,"Last Night at the Gayety", which opens at Montreal's Centaur Theatre on April 21, 2016.
They appear in theatres and concert halls across Canada, and since 2007 they have been featured in the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza concert series, both in Canada and the United States.
They have appeared frequently at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, most recently in the 2008 edition, and they can often be seen on CBC television and the Comedy Channel in shows compiled from those appearances. Their Christmas CTV special "Two Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire" was nominated for a Gemini award.
They also perform at special events, such as fund raisers, annual dinners and awards galas across the country.
They have written and performed in many theatre shows, most recently "Schwartz's – the Musical"(2011), inspired by Bill Brownstein's best-selling book about the Montreal delicatessen. "The 25th Century Belongs to Canada"(2008), and "The 4 Anglos of the Apocalypse" (2006) - a comic perspective on the last 30 years of politics in Quebec - were collaborative works, written and performed with film-maker and humorist Josh Freed, and award-winning cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin). Previous shows include "The Paris of America," (2003), and the smash hits "Blokes," and "Blokes Deux."
In 2003 they collaborated with Terry Mosher to produce "The Illustrated Canadian Songbook", which comes with a companion CD.
Colorectal Surgeons around the world are familiar with them through the song "Working Where the Sun Don't Shine", which was first heard on "Madly Off In All Directions" in 1997.
They have recorded with Supertramp's Rick Davies, and with Katrina and the Waves. They also recorded a song with the late Blair and Gary MacLean, Canada's legendary "MacLean and MacLean."
They have recorded 13 CDs on their own "You Guys" label, and four for Montreal's Justin Time label.
Bowser and Blue provided the music for the NFB animated film "Scant Sanity," by John Weldon, and for the TV show "Misguided Angels." The instrumental guitar music for that show, "Red Guitars," may be heard in the auditorium between shows at B&B concerts.
for beginners ....
BOWSER & BLUE - a few facts
WHO: George Bowser and Rick Blue
WHAT: A music and comedy duo
WHO PLAYS WHAT: Rick plays acoustic guitar and harmonica. George plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and banjo.
WHERE: they live in Montreal
WHEN: They have been performing together since October, 1978
WHY: After years in their own 'rock' bands, they joined forces as a duo when the disco phenomenon made gigs hard for bands to find.
STRANGE BUT TRUE: Former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin once said Bowser and Blue are his "favourite band."
If you have to introduce us on stage, and don't know what to say ... this will work every time:
"And now for our entertainment: If you've seen them before, you know what to expect. If you haven't, you're in for a great surprise. Here they are ... Bowser and Blue!"
|'Openly Grey' CD|
|'live at the Cock and Bull Pub' CD|
|'No Ordinary Dummies' CD|
|'We’re All Here' DVD|
|'Humor for Boomers' DVD & CD|
|'The Illustrated Canadian Songbook'|
|Book & CD (with cartoons by Aislin)|
|'Pull My finger' CD|
|Du Maurier Council for the Performing Arts 'Special Merit Award'||- 1979|
|Canadian Organisation of Campus Acitivities Entertainer of the Year||- 1986|
|COCA Best in Comedy and Variety on Campus||- 1987|
|COCA Best in Comedy and Variety on Campus||- 1991|
|'Last Night at the Gayety'||Centaur Theatre||2016|
|'Schwartz's - The Musical'||Centaur Theatre||2011|
|'Two Nuts Live'||Centrepointe Theatre||2008|
|'The 25th Century Belongs To Canada'||Theatres Lac Brome & Centaur||2008|
|'Down Our Way, and Up Yours'||Theatre Lac Brome||2007|
|'The 4 Anglos of the Apocalypse'||Theatres Lac Brome & Centaur||2006|
|'The Paris of America'||Centaur Theatre||2003|
|'The Two and Only'||Hudson Theatre||2002|
|'A Pile of Hits'||Theatre Lac Brome||2001|
|'We're All Here (because we’re not all there)'||Theatre Lac Brome||2000|
|'Two Smart Fellers'||Theatre Lac Brome||1998|
|'La Fete Carree' (a Woodstock for Square heads)||Just for Laughs||1997|
|'Mainly Montreal'||Centaur Theatre||1997|
|'Troubadours Through Time'||Centaur Theatre||1996|
|'Something Bowser, Something Blue'||Theatre Lac Brome||1995|
|'Blokes 2'||Centaur Theatre||1994|
|'The Best of Bowser and Blue'||The Piggery||1993|