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SOUTH ISLAND RHYTHM KINGS

At the nucleus of the South Island Rhythm Kings is Father/Son team of Lazy Mike Mallon and Carson Mallon creating a musical bond on early Electric Blues. With their good friends, and longtime collaborators, Dan Dube’, Nick Dokter, and joining the group for the recording of

 “Still That Way Today” 2022, legendary Bluesman, Jack Lavin, Bass and produced.

“It has been said the blues is a language we all speak. From an empty wallet to a cold side of the bed, we all experience the blues in some way. It is the expressions, or the dialects, that vary from region to region. The searing slide guitar of the Mississippi Delta, the swamp-ridden Louisiana Blues, the uptown horn arrangements of Texas and the West Coast, the soul-stirring electrified harmonica from Chicago; these sounds have gone on to influence the world of music for decades.

It is from these traditions that the South Island Rhythm Kings draw their inspiration. In a modern world of digital excess, this is a group of musicians who present a repertoire of old-school, real-deal blues music. You will not find any meaningless virtuosity on the new recording, only the pure expression of blues being reared on the stretch of Highway 1 from Nanaimo down to Victoria. This is the blues of Vancouver Island.”   


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Recording our Latest CD 2022

"Still That Way Today"

Lazy Mike Mallon - Lead Vocals/Harp

Carson Mallon - Guitar/Vocals

Dan Dube' - Keyboard-BG Vocals

Nick Dokter - Drums/BG Vocals

Jack Lavin - Bass/BG Vocals

Producer

"Still That Way Today"  was recorded "live off the floor". Engineered, mixed and mastered  by 

Sean Kilback @ Lo Speed Studio, Duncan BC,  & Produced by Jack Lavin.  

Jack played Bass and worked with Sean in every detail to create the feel and style that the 

South Island Rhythm Kings have strived for in their past 3 recordings.  

Huge gratitude to Sean and Jack for their insight, contributions & support  in this project!

CD RELEASE JULY 9 2022

Tickets : Legion 10

 Fascinating Rhythm

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“Nice to hear someone actually claiming to be a Blues artist and actually 

playing the Blues”

Steve Hoare – “The Blues Lounge Radio Show” 

BSR 104.3 FM

 Bristol, England

www.theblueslounge.com 



Mike Hogan – Editor - Nanaimo Blues Society Monthly Newsletter Oct 2019

My Honey Bunny and I saw the South Island Rhythm Kings at the Osborne Bay pub last evening and they were great! Mike is rocking as hard as he ever has and part of that is due to his son Carson tearing it up on guitar and vocals. Carson plays without a pick and has great tone. He's really nailing the sound for these guys and plays tons of tasty licks. He's not flashy but a true Blues band doesn't require that or really even need that! Carson plays all the right stuff at the right time with the right tone. Gotta love that! Now that he's getting older he's starting to look like a Blues veteran (wearing shades helps with that). 

 I had a nice conversation with Carson and told him how much I liked his style and playing.


 RADIO AIR PLAY

  • CKUW 95.9 FM Winnipeg – Ronnie Lindsay and Dawn O’ Da Blues “Bluesday on Tuesday”
  • CHMR-FM 93.5 St. John's, Newfoundland – Terry Parsons – “Blind Lemon Blues” Radio Show
  • The Hawk Fm 101.5 Ontario Ken Wallis “Blues Source Canada” and “Blues and Roots Radio”.
  • CFRO FM CO-OP Radio 100.5 Vancouver - Ron Simmonds – “Blues in the Dark”
  • CKRL-fm 89.1 Québec – Michel Dubois – “Rue D'Auteuil” Friday Night Blues from Quebec City.
  • CFBX 92.5 FM Kamloops - Brant Zwicker – “At The Crossroads” Blues Network
  • CHLY 101.7 FM Radio Nanaimo – Grant Payne – “Blues Before Breakfast” and “Friday Night Blues”
  • CFUV 101.9 FM Radio Victoria – Jim Martens – “Blues in the Morning”
  • Monster Radio 93.3 Lanzorate, Spain, Nelson Van Utopia aka Sunny Blue “Monster Blues Show”
  • BSR 103.4 FM in Bristol, Great Britain – Steve Hoare – “The Blues Lounge Radio Show”
  • CIVL 101.7 FM UFV Campus & Community Radio Society UFV, Abbotsford BC
  • CJSW 909. MHz University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Radio mof 105.2 fm Van 21.00-23.00 Beale Street "Where the Music Never Stops" Holland

2019 Self Titled Album