Gone Too Soon
Phil Kott ~ May 13, 1953 - Nov 21, 2011 ~ ‘so many things for so many people will never be the same again’ ~ Don
John Willett ~ June 16, 1950 - Sept 2, 2013 ~
It is with great sadness that the Powerhouse Band announces the passing  of trumpet/flute/lead vocalist John Willett, following a short but courageous  battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.  John was the driving force behind  the formation of the band in the mid 80’s and was the only member to be  with the band from the start to his last show earlier this year.  We will miss  John’s larger-than-life stage presence and the energy he brought to the  band from his great love of performing music.  The band, understandably,  will be taking some time off live performances while we grieve the loss of  our good friend and brother.  The Powerhouse Band – September 2, 2013 
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the  passing of our dear friend, bandmate and last  founding member of the original POWERHOUSE  band, trombone/keys Don Berryman, following a  courageous battle with cancer. Don`s dedication to  the band and the music was unparrelled.  When he  hung up his horn in 2014, he played keyboards,  mandolin and classical guitar in the band.  He  would learn and do anything that was required for a  song. He was responsible for many of the horn  arrangements and the keeper of the records!  In  addition to his musical talents, as the webmaster for  the band, Don’s flare for storytelling and dedication  to the pictorial logging of the bands’ shows and  history will be greatly missed. This fan site carries  memories of 30 years of his love and dedication to  the music. R.I.P. Brother  The POWERHOUSE Band -- May 12, 2017 
DON BERRYMAN ~ October 1, 1950 - May 12, 2017 ~
After a lengthy battle with lung cancer, POWERHOUSE says  goodbye to longstanding guitarist, Phil Kott on November 21st,  2011. Except for a brief hiatus, Phil was the guitar sound from  the beginning. He was the tone master and soul of the R&B  and motown in Powerhouse, his dream band. Loved by all  who knew him and never forgotten.  The Powerhouse Band - November 21st, 2011 
Slide show by Don Berryman to Van Morrison’s ‘Memories’