The band formed in 1989 and released four albums over the following years. Their first CD, titled The Pulsators, prompted a Northern California music magazine to call them “one killer band with irresistible hooks.”
The Press Democrat’s “On Q” responded to the second album, Here’s To You, with “this firecracker band proves it’s only getting better with time,” adding that The Pulsators reproduce “the hyper essence of their live shows, along with a tight professional musicianship.” The Petaluma Argus-Courier wrote that the album “captures the easy groove and good-time feeling that the band projects.”
Rooted in the fertile musical soil of the Sonoma County Wine Country the Pulsators are a five-piece band that plays its own brand of music. With a get-up-and-dance kind of orchestration, their music has been defined as a spicy blend of driving blues, New Orleans-funky R&B, rock steady reggae and rock-and-roll. Their music supports an ever-growing legion of faithful fans who keep coming back for more.
On their home turf, The Pulsators play festivals, nightclubs and private events but have also toured extensively throughout the western United States.
Showtime is 9 p.m. with a $15 cover charge. These guys have a huge sound, big horns and are one of Sonoma’s premier bands.
The Pulsators are Johnny Campbell, singer-songwriter and drummer; Douglas Ian McKenzie, blues purest on guitar and percussion; Mick Whittington on bass, vocals and percussion; Rick Clifford, St. Louis saxophonist, on vocals and percussion; and Glenn Sulllivan, on trumpet, vocals and percussion.