Ron Tuele and Fred Wyatt - 1958
Ron, Fred and Ian - 1958 (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Ron Tuele)
Ron Tuele & The Monarchs
Victoria, British Columbia
1957 - 1958


Ron Tuele ~ Guitar, Vocals
Ian Follis ~ Drums
Keith Nesbit ~ Piano
Lloyd Rayment ~ Piano
Fred Wyatt ~ Bass

In Memory of

Fred Wyatt
Ron Tuele d: 1 October 2008

For a couple of years I played with a group call "Ron Tuele & The Monarchs".  We were the house band for the Fleet Club in Victoria B.C., playing 50's rock, as well as dance standards. We also played club dates at other venues (such as Club Tango), did some touring, and some recording.

The regular band members were Ron Tuele (leader/guitar/vocals), Lloyd Rayment (piano), Fred Wyatt (bass) and Ian Follis (drums).  We supplemented as required.  In 1958 Keith Nesbit replaced Lloyd as pianist.

Ian Follis, May 2003

A 50th anniversary reunion was held in May 2008 at Ron's home in Hillboro, Oregon.  The Tueles were most gracious hosts.

On a sad note, we  regret to advise that Ron passed away Oct.1, 2008.

Ian Follis, October 2008

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Last Update:  4 December 2008
Credits:  Ian Follis, Ron Tuele, Mrs Ron Tuele (photo)
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