Maurice Aucoin: Lead Vocals, Acoustic guitar 1989 - Present
Mike Ritcey: Lead Guitar, Vocals 1989 - 1992
Rick Martell: Lead Guitar, Vocals 1989 - 1994
Jeff MacNeil: Lead Guitar, Madolin, Vocals 1994-2008
Joey King: Lead Guitar, Vocals 1999 - Present
Darren Pinaud: Bass Guitar 1989 - 2004
Mark Hubley: Bass, Vocals 2004 - 2006
Tom MacGillivray, Bass, Vocals 2006 - 2007
Brian Zinck, Bass, Vocals 2007 - Present
Rick Chopper White: Drums 1989
Ian MacMillan: Drums, Vocals 1989 - 1992
Jamie Miles: Drums 1992 - 1994
Brian Warnica: Drums, Vocals 1994 2006
Gordon Roach: Drums, Vocals 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