September Langley Good Times Cruise In - Photo by Hai Yuan
Route 66
Vancouver, British Columbia
1993 - 2010


Current Lineup

Keith Bell ~ Piano, MC
Sue Claydon ~ Alto Saxophone
Ian Follis ~ Drums
Ted Gergely ~ Alto Saxophone
Ken Hackwell ~ Tenor Saxophone
Mike Higgins  ~ Drums
Peter Homenuk ~ Trombone
Jimmie Johnston ~ Tenor Saxophone
Stan Lewis ~ Trumpet, Saxophone, Leader, Arranger
Anne Lewis ~ Vocals
Barry Merritt ~ Trombone
Ward Redditt - Alto Saxophone
Bob Schaefer ~ Bass
Bruce Ward ~ Tenor Saxophone
Joe Worst ~ Bass

And many other fine West Coast musicians

In Memory of

Ted Gergely

Stan Lewis
b:  Aug 1929 - d: June 2010

Stan Lewis was born in Leeds, Yorkshire England 3 August1929 and passed away 18 June 2010 in Langley B.C.

He is survived by his wife Anne (the band's vocalist), four daughters and many grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Stan was the founder of The Melotones and Route 66, and was an instrumentalist (trumpet, alto sax, keyboards, etc), with many other bands.  Music was his passion.  Highly regarded in the music community, he will truly be missed.

Ian Follis, October 2010

Route 66 is an eight piece swing band formed in 1993 by Stan Lewis. Route 66 is loosely based on the "Johnny Dankworth Seven" which had Cleo Laine on vocals.  Before joining Johnny's band, Cleo sang with Stan's band in London England.

Ian Follis, October 2008

Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in this group include: Ron Tuele and The Monarchs, The Accents, The Four Tunes, Tat and the Chancers, The Heartbeats, The Shants  and many others NW bands.

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Last Update:  12 October 2010
Credits:  Ian Follis, Hai Yuan (Photos)
Band # 1245