Wayne Buttery 

      During the 1960s, Wayne performed with a number of local bands at high school dances, parties, etc. It was early in 1970 when Wayne became one of the founding members of the popular Toronto based nostalgia show band, 'BANANAS'. Later, Wayne went on to perform with 'MIDDLE AGED CRAZYS' and in 1989 founded 'PAUL HAMILTON & the BLUENOTES'. It was 1991 when Wayne moved to South-Central Ontario's, Elmvale community near the outskirts of Orr Lake. At first Wayne often performed solo in local venues and resorts. However, it was March of 1995 Wayne hooked up with Charlie Hinkel, Bob Federer and Dennis King to form 'the GROOVE PROJECT'. For the next twenty four years they would perform throughout the near-north and Southern Ontario, while releasing two full length CDs, 'WAITING and LIVE AT TWISTERS' and an EP entitled 'LIMITED EDITION'. In November 2019, Wayne decided to take a brief song writing hiatus to explore new potential recording opportunities.

Rita Johns   

     Toronto native, Rita Johns began her singing career in 1965 as a studio vocalist lending vocal support to several recording artists including; Johnny Rivers, Terry Black, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Duvall and Patriciananne McKinnon. Late in 1972, Rita became the female lead vocalist with the popular Toronto based show-band, BANANAS. It wasn't until 1981 when Rita became a JUNO award nominee in the "Most Promising Vocalist" category. In 1985 she was nominated for a CASBY AWARD for "Best New Artist". Soon thereafter, Rita recorded the Danny McBride composition, 'She's In Love With Her Radio' which was produced by Jack Richardson. Since coming out of retirement, Rita has been performing both cover and original compositions in the Blues and R&B genre. In November 2019, Rita decided to take a brief song writing hiatus to explore new potential recording opportunities.