The Algorhythmics are the official band of the School of Computer Science of McGill University. The current permanent members are Godfried T. “Terminator” Toussaint on the drums (computational geometry professor), David “Crazy Hands” Avis on the guitar (professor working on combinatorial optimization and operations research), Gena “Fretless” Hahn on the bass (professor working on graph theory), Jörg “88 Fingers” Kienzle on the keyboard (professor working in the field of fault tolerance), and Sean Kennedy, our main singer and guitarist (Ph.D. student in theoretical computer science). Over the years, many other visitors of the School of Computer Science played with us (see below).

We’re no accomplished musicians, but just a bunch of guys that get together once a month to jam. Usually we perform once or twice per year for our friends or for the department or the faculty of Science. We mainly play “blues” and “rock” songs. Here’s a list of some of the songs we regularly play:

  1. BulletEric Clapton:
    Lay Down Sally
  2. BulletBruce Springsteen: Fire

  3. BulletSantana: Black Magic Woman

  4. BulletQueen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

  5. BulletRobert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago

  6. BulletMuddy Waters: Hoochie Coochie Man

  7. BulletVan Morrison: Moondance

  8. BulletMuddy Waters: I Got My Mojo Working

  9. BulletDire Straits: Walk of Life

  10. BulletLouie Prima:
    Jump Jive and Wail
  11. BulletFats Domino: Ain’t That A Shame

  12. BulletThe Beach Boys: Surfing USA

  13. BulletThe Rolling Stones: Miss You

  14. BulletBuddy Holly: True Love Ways

  15. BulletNorah Jones: Turn Me On

  16. BulletThe Beatles: Revolution

  17. BulletDavid Bowie: Rebel Rebel

Past Events

  1. BulletSOCS Alumni Event,
    May 16th 2008, Thompson House

  2. BulletCCCG Conference Banquet, August 14th 2008, Thompson House

  3. BulletCasino Night, Nov. 21st 2008, Trottier Building, 2nd floor

Previous Members

Guest Members

Last modified November 19, 2015, Jörg Kienzle