Black Cat Bone was a dedicated blues band. Band's vision and backbone was singer and 2nd guitarist Tapio "Tappura" Vesa. Black Cat Bone included drummer Eero Valkonen, harp player Heikki Hämäläinen, Timo Saario in bass and organ and lead guitarist Antti Kanerva. The band formed in 1979 based around an excellent guitarist and singer, Hans McMinamin. Countless concerts in Germany and neighbouring European countries, in addition to their appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival have proved that their reputation as an extraordinary live band is well-earned.