Ed Brennan – Vocals

One of the founding members of “Asylum” in 1980, Ed also fronted the band “Streets” for over a decade, recently fronted the band “Blind Dog Molly”. Ed has won multiple vocal awards, taught vocal technique, guitar, and has performed professionally for over twenty years.

His multi-octave range, and the ability to belt out vocals true to the original artist, has gained him wide respect from the musical community and any crowd he performs for.

 

Derek Stewardson – Guitar

One of the founding members of Asylum in 1980, Derek has been playing guitar for over 40 years. He played in the well-known local favourite Streets for over 10 years, who backed up popular acts like Sass Jordan, Alanah Miles and Foreigner singer Lou Gramm. Other instruments in his repertoire include mandolin, banjo, sitar and piano.

Most people know him as “Deuce”, a nickname he was given in 1978 from the KISS song of the same name. Musical influences include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. A lover of classic rock, Derek is a rock solid lead & rhythm guitar player who rises to any guitar challenge, be it old or new.

 

Connor Elnicki – Drums

At 23 years old and 10 years experience, Connor is the youngest member of the band. He is not to be underestimated though; his solid feel and stellar fills help keep the band together.

He started his drumming career in high school and from there he performed at events such as SCITSTOCK and SCITS Revue with several different groups. He quickly made friends with other musicians and formed the trio Trevillians in 2012, who performed at Sarnia events such as Artwalk.

Connor began playing bars and halls when he joined The Down River Band in 2013. Since then he has shared the stage with Monster Truck, The Glorious Sons, One Bad Son, and Australian rockers The Lazys.

 

 

Ian Mcleay – Bass

Ian has been playing bass live in Southwestern Ontario bands for 30 years . Listening to Detroit rock radio at an early age was influential in his enjoyment of classic rock. Ian has recorded with several local artists and today studies different music styles trying to improve his musical abilities.