Enjoy the energy and vibe of the rhythm and blues at your next event with our list of bands and vocalists! You and your guests will love the soulful lyrics and memorable beats.
The Bridget Kelly Band is a blues/blues-rock band out of North Florida and are members of the North-Central Florida Blues Society. They are an electrifying blues band that rocks the house with their unique blend of hot smokin' blues.
The group's debut CD “Back in the Blues”, released in the Spring of 2013, was the North Central Florida Blues Society’s regional pick for the 2014 International Blues Competition (IBC) top independent CD release in Memphis. The CD contained all original blues songs couched in styles that range from Chicago and Memphis blues to rockin' Texas style blues.
In live shows, the group also performs music of B.B. King, T. Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Bonnie Raitt. The band’s original compositions have been featured on Kevin Black's "Women in the Blues" on the "Black on Blues" show (from the U.K.), Tony T.C. Corner’s “Blues Corner” radio show (UK), Best of 2013 CDs, John Hammer’s “Hammered by the Blues” radio show, Kevin Beale's "Blues on the Marsh", the Kool Breeze Blues show, as well as radio shows throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, and France.
The band's NEW CD "Forever in Blues" (released in June of 2014) has already made a splash, with DJ's spinning the band's songs on their syndicated Blues Radio shows around the globe.
An action-packed exciting stage act geared to the listener as well as the dancer, FATS LEWIS is a 30-year veteran who has played with many greats including The Drifters, The Clovers, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Nancy Wilson and Fats Domino. Called "The Gangster of the Blues," Fats has taken music from R&B to Jazz to another level. His backing are some of the best musicians in the state of Florida. The band was featured at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in 1996 and has played many other festivals and special events.
Bigger than life, an evening with Fats could bring you a tasty menu of Jazz as an appetizer, Blues for the entree and a little bit of Soul for dessert, served on a 5-star platter. You won't go away hungry!
FATS LEWIS was the featured performer at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island for two years running.
If you want your evening to JUMP, Fats with his mixture of Las Vegas humor added in the the pumping music & throbbing vocals , will surely give you a lift.
John Parker Urban was born in Flint Michigan but moved to Beaverton Michigan at the age of eleven where he attended choir and played for the Beaverton High School rock band. Being a self taught musician there is no doubt of his own style and tone. His influences stem from Randy Rhoads, SRV, Hank Williams Jr, Hendrix, Eric Johnson, and every musician he comes in contact with. John has opened for acts such as the Atlanta Rhythm Section. He truly believes that music is the universal language regardless of what style it is. John joined the Marine Corps after high school and has taken his guitar to every climb and place for the past 12 years.
Myrna Stallworth is emerging as a consistently engaging vocalist on the urban adult contemporary scene. Gifted with a strong, supple alto voice, Myrna has been influenced not only by R&B, but Jazz and traditional Pop - which gives her music a distinct adult sophistication. Born in Jacksonville, Florida Myrna gravitated to music at an early age. Her strict upbringing however meant that only gospel music could be heard throughout her childhood home. It wasn't until the age of 33 that Myrna felt the pull to pursue a secular musical career. Smooth and mellow, Myrna is an outstanding singer, songwriter, arranger, and performer - all rolled into a 6'-2" package.
Ray Lunn, originally from Kansas City, Kansas, has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1993. Ray started his musical addiction around 2001 when he was asked by a close friend to join an emerging band as a bass player. Like most guys out there, Ray was a closet guitarist who played just to himself and the radio until he got that offer. Ray’s powerful blends of rhythms and progressions come from a musical interest in rock, funk, soul, and blues when he picked up the electric guitar while in college. Ray has taken what he knows from the electric guitar and the many jam sessions with Jacksonville’s talented musicians and has made his own style of bass playing the thing you hear today. You will find Ray forming a rhythmic pocket locked in step with the drummer that takes the band and listener on an infectious musical ride. Ray’s philosophy and approach to the bass is to lock it in and let it go with the idea of taking the song and the listener on a musical journey full of surprising twist and turns.
Duane has been on the Jacksonville music scene for around 25 years. He has a balance of drum styles ranging from Jazz, R&B, Classic Rock, and Modern Blues. His influences include artists such as Buddy Rich, Buddy Miles, Steve Gad, and Steve Jordan. Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers remains his favorite style to play. His strengths lie in is his diversity in style, and his experience at live performances. Duane hopes to enjoy many more years of soul satisfying music with the Parkstreet band.
Rising rapidly as one of Florida's foremost headliners on the club and festival scene, the RETRO KATS have become a real tower of soul power with wide appeal. In fact, the band has entertained many festival audiences, has opened for national recording artists, such as Jim Belushi and Doctor John and has even gigged with Motown legend and front man, G.C. Cameron of the Spinners. "The RETRO KATS crank out a jazzy variety old school R & B, Motown funk, and Memphis soul." "This band is moving audiences with their hot blend of musical soul food."-Rick Grant, First Coast Entertainer.
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The Reeves Brothers have been performing Blues, Southern Rock, and Folk around Florida for over a decade and a half. Scott Reeves is a remarkable guitarist and vocalist. His soulful delivery has been compared to B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Scott also performs as a solo act and fronts The Scott Reeves Band, a Blues Rock power trio.
Bob Reeves is an accomplished utility player. His ability to seamlessly play the congas, bass, harmonica, and rhythm guitar adds depth to Scott's guitar pyrotechnics. Bob's harmonica style has been compared to the likes of Little Walter and ''Fingers" Taylor.
The Reeves Brothers perform a high-energy show that will turn any event into a party.
To hear it, you might think you just stepped into Motown. To breathe it, you smell a tropical breeze. To feel it, you let the rhythm grasp your body and whirl it into motion. To see it, is like an extravaganza of light and energy. But to experience it, you must say it …. “I want THE TAMS”!!
They have received the title “Beach Band of the Decade” and have been inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame, the Atlanta Hall of Fame and the Beach Music Hall of Fame. The Tams are still recording today and have recently released their latest singles “My Main Squeeze” and “This Love Will Last” from their newest CD The Tams Comin’ At Cha’.