“Billy Stapleton’s Powerhouse” is a band made up of four top-notch NW musicians.
5 String Fretless Bassist and singer, Don Wilhelm, was Paul Allen’s touring bassist for 9 years and played all over the world. You may have seen him perform with the Daley Flash as well. No one plays bass or sings like Don.
On Drums, “The Kingsmen”’s touring drummer and vocalist Steve Peterson, is simply one of the best you’ll ever see. Steve plays the perfect groove every single time.
On Lead vocals, the hardest working gal in show business, Annie Eastwood. Annie is the Songbird of the Northwest. She plays in multiple bands as do the other members but really gets to let loose with a different material in Powerhouse.
North West Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist, Billy Stapleton, rounds out the quartet. A versatile player that plays with “The Mark Dufresne Band”, “Little Bill and the Bluenotes” and does duets with Annie Eastwood. A multi-award winner on Lead and Slide Guitar Billy always gives you 110%.
The band has been together for almost 2 years an is constantly adding new material. They play a wide range of styles, Blues Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Ballads and Instrumentals. Their flights of improvisation thrown into the mix making them a favorite at the Monkey.
This is a chance to see a dynamic musical unit that inspires each other nightly.