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Nova Scotia Classic Rock

The Persuaders

   Maurice Aucion (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) has lead The Persauders since 1989 until present day.


Mike Ritcey: 1989 - 1992
Rick Martell: 1989 - 1994
Jeff MacNeil: 1994-2008
Joey King: 1999 - Present


Darren Pinaud: 1989 - 2004
Mark Hubley: 2004 - 2006
Tom MacGillivray: 2006 - 2007
Brian Zinck: 2007 - Present


Rick “Chopper” White: 1989
Ian MacMillan: 1989 - 1992
Jamie Miles: 1992 - 1994
Brian Warnica: 1994 – 2006
Gordon Roach: 2006 - Present

   The Persuaders were founded in Halifax, NS in the spring of 1989. Hard work and a deep affection for their craft has made them one of the most popular bands in Metro and celebrated their 20th anniversary with the release of their single “Sheba” and a show at ‘The Shore Club’ April 25th 2009.

   In 1998, the band released ‘The Persuaders – Live At The Shore Club’. It was an instant success, selling out immediately. This prompted them to embark on a full-length studio project. In May 2001, they appeared on ‘Halifax Plugged In II’ a compilation CD of ten recording Halifax bands produced by 2003 ECMA nominated Denmark Productions. In 2004, the band released their first full-length studio album ‘The Persuaders’, debuting at number nine on the local top ten.

   The band is most well known as a versatile cover band and continues to do about 75 shows a year.


     The Persuaders ‘Live at The Shore Club’ (Full length live album released as cassette)1998

     (Re-released as EP compact disc) 2000

     Halifax Plugged In II ( Compilation CD) (Denmark Studios) 2001

     ‘The Persuaders’ (Full length studio album) (Independent) 2004

     The Persuaders ‘Bittersweet’ ( EP ) (Independent) 2007

     The Persuaders ‘Sheba’ (Single Release) 2009

   Info From Maurice Aucoin

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