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Rainer Willeke

funk / blues / soul / jazz / electronic / chillout from Nanoose Bay BC
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Rainer Willeke

Instruments: Saxophone, Vocals, Composition/Songwriting, Knobs and Dials, MIDI Wind Controller details
I've been in the Victoria scene on and off for 20+ years playing alto sax, most notably with Soul Station 2003-2005. After a personal hiatus I began sitting in at multiple events with the Soul Shakers and Groove Kitchen in 2011, becoming a full-time member of Groove Kitchen from 2012-2014. Since leaving Groove Kitchen, I've been taking a break from gigging to focus on developing my original material. In 2017 I moved to Nanoose Bay & had a studio built in my home and have been writing and producing original music there ever since! The COVID-19 pandemic came on just as I was really getting into putting my first album together, which I am currently in the process of completing.
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Beats by the Cat
2021 - present
2021 - present
Ol' Cobs
Saxophones, BG Vocals
2020 - present
Kenneth Ermter
Saxophones, MIDI Wind Controller
2017 - present
Rainer Willeke
2014 - present

Past Projects

Rob Noland
Groove Kitchen
2012 - 2014
Soul Shakers
Sax, BG Vocals, Percussion
2011 - 2013
Soul Station
Sax, BG Vocals, Percussion
2003 - 2005
Just Jake
Lead & BG Vocals, Sax, Keys
1995 - 1996
Sax, Keys, Vocals
1991 - 1994
Red Zone / The Deep
Sax, Keys, Bass, BG Vocals, Enginerr/Producer/Arranger
1991 - 1999

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