Brand new tracks, It Ain't Gonna Happen Again & Morning Came Too Soon available for streaming below!

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...are a Toronto based Blues/R&B band, reviving some obscure and forgotten tunes by sassy ladies of the 50’s and 60's, such as Big Maybelle, Little Sylvia, Dolly Cooper, Carmen Taylor, and Ella Johnson, as well keeping alive classics by icons like Ray Charles, Etta James, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Rogers. Their dynamic stage presence and ruthless energy keeps the audiences dancing all night. The band was formed in 2015 by front-woman, lead vocalist and bass player Raha Javanfar. In its current formation, she is backed by lead guitarist Fraser Melvin, saxophonist Andrew Moljgun, and drummer Jonathan Hyde.

Raha Javanfar featured on the cover of the Maple Blues newsletter.

Raha Javanfar featured on the cover of the Maple Blues newsletter.


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7" Single

by Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes

On April 14, 2018, we released a brand new 7” single. Two originals, recorded to tape at Dan McLay’s studio, and cut to 7” by him on a lathe. Each one is an individual, unique collectors item!



by Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes

released April 23, 2016

Bad Luck Woman is Raha Javanfar on bass & vocals
Her Misfortunes are
Fraser Melvin on guitar/kazoo/slide whistle/vocals
Jay Swinnerton on piano/vocals
Andrew Moljgun on saxes/vocals
Tom Moffett on trumpet/vocals
Jonathan Hyde on drums

Adam Beer-Colacino on guitar
Galen Pelley on drums
on tracks 1, 4, 6, and 9

Hear the full record on Bandcamp

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