Previous performances

Friday April 24,
Newmarket Veterans Association
(Burrows and Company Full Band)
7- 11 pm. Free admission Cash Bar
406 Millard Avenue, Newmarket, ON

Sat May 23.
Col. Mustard's Newmarket ON

Thursday Dec 4
from 7 to 10 PM (Burrows Duo)
Marwan’s Global Bistro
187 Queen St, Port Perry,

Saturday Dec 6 ...
Harwood Blues, Ajax (Burrows Duo)
Simcoe St. North

Thursday Dec 11 ... (Burrows Duo)
Prince Albert Pub, Mt. Albert

Wednesday Jan 3, 2015
Col. Mustard's Bar And Grill Newmarket ...starts at 9 PM.
(Burrows and Company band)

Thursday Oct 16 - (Burrows Duo)
Prince Albert Pub Mt. Albert

Thursday September 4
Prince Albert Pub (Burrows Duo)
Mount Albert 7pm - 10 pm

Thursday July 10
Prince Albert Pub (Burrows Duo)
Mount Albert 7pm - 10 pm

Thursday July 31
Prince Albert Pub (Burrows Duo)
Mount Albert 7pm - 10 pm

Saturday August 16
Black Birch Restaurant (Burrows Duo)
Hockley Road, behind Hockley Resort

August 17
Club Seven44 ... formerly The Chick'n Deli
@ 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Toronto from 5 PM to 9:30 PM
Bob will be sitting in as a guest vocalist with ...
Robbie Lane And The Disciples

What's In A Name

A local resident of the township for 40 years, Bob Burrows assumed the stage name Bobby Kris.
In order to obscure from his parents that he was singing in another rock band.
They had threatened to throw him out of the house if he kept on singing that evil rock ‘n roll.
After all it was apparently ruining his school career … and his voice.
Unfortunately they caught him on his first gig … and threw him out of the house.
So he quit school to go and sing rock ‘n roll and r ‘n b on Yonge St. and in Yorkville.
Later he became a public school teacher for 30 years.
Thereafter he operated a local organic and natural food service, including a store in Uxbridge.
Today Bob sings with Burrows And Company … and as Bobby Kris when called upon to do so.

Bobby Kris and The Imperials

Bobby Kris and the Imperials were a prominent Toronto band in the 1960’s.
Their cover of Dionne Warwick’s Walk On By on Columbia was a hit all across Canada in 1965.
And one of the first Canadian recordings to crack into the CHUM Chart.
And to get play in Toronto and all across the country before Canadian content regulations on air.
In the original format they were a classic r ‘n b band with two saxes.
Later they dropped the horns and became more of a blues and rock band.
At various times the band opened for … The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful and Gary Lewis.
And played teen clubs, coffee houses and later bars all over southern Ontario.
Alongside other well known Toronto bands of the time … The Mandela, Jon and Lee and the Checkmates, Luke and the Apostles, J. Smith and the Majestics, Robbie Lane and the Disciples.
Bobby Kris won the RPM Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist in 1965.
Soon thereafter the RPM Awards evolved into The Junos.




At 21 GRAHAM YOUNG is already one of the finest guitar players in the land.
He plays with style, taste and capacity way beyond his years.
Graham started playing when he was 8 … at 15 he won the Sleepwalk Guitar Festival Scholarship Award in a competition … took the prize money from that to buy a Fender Telecaster … and he has been picking away on it ever since!
Graham plays many styles and genres with equal enthusiasm and dexterity.
He picks country with the best of them … frequent guest of the legendary Lou Moore … lead guitarist with up and coming Jayme Lynn Reed Country Band. Graham plays the blues with the likes of Carlos Del Junco and The Jerome Tucker Band … he has played fusion jazz with The Marito Marques Band … and with some of the most prominent jazz musicians in the country at The Jazz Bistro.
Watching Graham play on its own is well worth coming out for … he is a delight.

On the other end of the age scale BOB BURROWS has been singing all his life.
As a boy Bob trained in Anglican Choirs and at The Royal Conservatory of Music.
Became the soloist at St. James Cathedral in Toronto, joined The Canadian Opera Company and ended up at The Stratford Festival where he sang for The Queen.
In his teenage years Bob discovered the music of Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, Muddy Waters B. B. King and such and started down a different path.
In 1965 Bob and his band Bobby Kris And The Imperials had a radio hit on Columbia Records across Canada … they were a prominent Toronto R’n B band at the time … Bob also released CD Bobby Kris Now in 1998 … available on iTunes.
Bob sings a wide variety of material … see Repertoire … with soul and passion.
Bob also plays keyboard in this duo with Graham … a work in progress

BURROWS AND YOUNG … REPERTOIRE … in no particular order

We do our own songs* … and covers done our own way
Subject to change and revision at any time

She Moves Me*
Rock Me Baby
First We Take Manhattan
Raining Fire*
Knock On Wood
Never Make Your Move Too Soon
Mystery Train
You Know It Ain’t Right
Cryin’ Time
Every Day I Have The Blues
Bye Bye Love
Be My Lady*
Not Fade Away
Stormy Weather
Farther On Up The Road
Over Yonder*
I Pity The Fool
I Got A Woman
Honey What’s Wrong
Queen Jane Approximately
Where Did We Go Wrong*
Heartbreak Hotel
Share Your Love
The Sun Is Shinin’
I Got You
Somethin’s Got A Hold On Me
Lonely Avenue
The Weight
Key To The Highway
Harvest Moon
Wichita Lineman
Hold On I’m Comin’
My Girl

Burrows And Company
"The Full Band"

Al Cross … drums
Dennis Pendrith … bass
David Chester …keyboards
Graham Young … guitar
Bob Burrows … vocals and background piano

Al and Dennis are the finest of rhythm sections.No one plays drums any better than Al Cross. And Dennis is like the Rock Of Gibraltar back there and always has been. We played together as kids … he has played with Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlin etc. Dave and I have been performing as a duo for a while.
In fact this gig started as a duo … but then I started to get some ideas! And before you knew it we had this band together. Wonderful opportunity for him to lay back and just play with guys this good. Notice the big smile on his face all the time … he had a great night on keyboards. And we welcome our newest associate on guitar 18 year old Graham Young. You simply have to listen to and watch Graham play … he is a very gifted musician.A very sweet and humble young man to work with … it has been a joy making music with him. His playing is featured on almost every tune … really worth watching. I could go on and on but I won’t … Graham’s playing speaks for itself! I take my hat off … quite literally … to all the musicians. Thank you for putting so much heart and soul into what you played … that’s what it’s all about! Be sure to watch The Invisible Singer … great playing all round and not a singer in sight! Hope you have fun watching these videos … we had fun making them.
And thanks to associate Stuart Blower ( for putting this page together. And to Stuart and Dave Chester ( for making the video recordings and editing them.

Listen to more of Burrows and Company on the Music Page

Hard rain Burrows and Company

As a comment on the inauguration of Donald Trump, we have recorded this early Dylan classic ... A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall ... originally from Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

It is uncanny how appropriate this masterpiece from the 60's seems today.
As usual we have developed our own approach to this cover song.
Our version features wonderful passages of accordion and slide guitar. 
Once again I have been blessed to engage the talents of world class 
musicians ... some of the finest in the country ... to create this music ...

Burrows And Company
Al Cross ... drums
Dennis Pendrith ... bass
Denis Keldie ... accordion
Graham Young ... guitar
Bob Burrows ... vocals, piano

The recording session was held on December 4, 2016.
Graciously hosted by Dave Chester at Chalet Studios near Claremont
Recording and mixing engineer ... Justin Meli / David Chester
Mastering and EQ engineer ... Scott Campbell 
Album cover artist ... Mike Raines

Burrows and Company

Announcing our new Duo

Bob Duo

Duo for hire ... have a listen to our new demos below.
For more info please see our bio and repertoire list ... also below.
Watch out for us at your local watering hole.
We do private parties and events.
To book us, get a quote or for more info ...
please call 905 473 6591
Or e mail us at ...

Listen To Our Songs
First We Take Manhattan

Hold On I'm Coming

Witchita Lineman

Introducing Burrows and Company

Sam Reid
Dennis Pendrith

Theo Posthumus

Larry Leishman
Al Cross
Graham Young
Steve Kennedy
dennis keldie Burrows and Company BURROWS AND COMPANY
Aline Martin
Jayme Lynn Reed