Bass, Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals
A teacher by trade, a musician at heart. Rick has a BA of Music from Thompson Rivers University and a Music Diploma from Humber College and the London College of Music. He is also the author of Etobicoke Guitar Workbook & CD, and Boomtown Guitar Workbook & CD as well a composer and producer of several musicals. And if that’s not enough, he established the Rick Imus Music Studio in the 1990’s which has grown to three locations to serve music students in Campbellville, Acton, and Milton.
Rick is the founding member of the $2 Bills and has always believed in ‘leaving the audience wanting more.’ His high energy moves and blistering bass and guitar solos always gets the crowd going.
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Born into a musical family, Jim started singing at a very early age. At 15, as a supplement to his singing, Jim began playing the electric guitar. Soon after, he started up a band with some friends and performed at community and school events.
Jim has continued to play professionally at corporate events and clubs throughout the Greater Toronto Area, contributed studio work for the York University Film School and provided guitar instruction to numerous students; along the way, sharing the stage with many Toronto greats including Jeff Healy, Danny Marks and Michael Pickett.
Jim has amassed an impressive repertoire of R&B, Soul and Rock standards. He has gone on to play at some very famous venues including Ontario Place, Toronto City Hall and The Canadian National Exhibition.
Professionally trained in both voice and guitar, Jim is a soulful singer and a dynamic guitar player who always puts his heart and soul into his performances.
Growing up in Vancouver, Cameron got his musical start learning to play drums in high school. His high school music teacher often gave him the key to music room where Cam would spend hours lost in drum solos. He would later pick up the guitar, channeling his inner Jimmy Page.
A move to Ontario did not dampen his musical spirit. He was the drummer for an up and coming band in 2000's called Logan 5 which started to gain some momentum in the Toronto music scene.
Wanting to further his guitar skills, he took lessons at the RIck Imus Music studio and then became the lead guitarist for an early rendition of the $2 Bills. A few line-up changes later, and Cam is now the drummer. His quick wit and puns always keeps things light during rehearsals. Although rarely seen in photos from our live shows, hIs prowess behind the kit keeps the rest of the band in line and the crowd movin.'
Domenic's foray into music started in elementary school when he tried to start a band in grade 7. Only able to play 2 cords on an acoustic guitar, he recruited a friend on accordian, another classmate on piano and another friend on drums. They talked a lot about rehearsing but never quite got there. He didn't give up on music as he would sing whenever he got the chance - usually in the shower.
At the age of 40, he attempted to pick up the guitar again, but soon gave up on ever becoming a guitar virtuoso. Through a friend, he got a chance to audition for lead vocalist for the $2 Bills. As no one else was up to stepping in front of the mic, he got the job and has been the lead vocalist for the $2 Bills ever since.
He channels his musical idols, such as Bono, Roger Daltrey, and Gord Downie during live performances. He often looks to engage the audience with a back story to a song, or turning over the mic to someone or the crowd to sing along. For Domenic, music is therapy and quenches the soul.