Northeast Ohio Blues Bands
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- Name of the band
- Link to the band's web site
- Email address
- Phone contact number
- List of band members
- Two sentences on the style music your band plays
Bands will be listed in alphabetical order. Musicians will be in alphabetical order and by instument. If you play several instuments, you will be listed in all the categories you play. Singers are included.
Aces and Eights
Contact Aces and Eights by email.
Phone: 440 221 2087
Dave Morrison harmonica-vocals
Tim Matson guitar-vocals
A mix of Chicago blues, jump blues, R&B, and soul
Armstrong Bearcats Click on name for their website.
Contact Armstrong Bearcats by email.
Butch Armstrong - Guitar & Vocals
Michael Barrick - Bass & Vocals
Billy Coakley - Drums
Hot blues all day and night! You name the Blues and we can play it.
Becky Boyd & Real Life Click on name for their website.
Contact Becky Boyd & Real Life by email.
Becky Boyd- lead vocals
Mike Dixon - guitar, vocals
Dave Morrison - harmonica
Brian McDonald - bass, vocals
Joe Farannaci - drums
Becky Boyd & Real Life put their own spin on music from many different genres, and even though blues may be the main fare, this 5 pc band of veteran players will surprise you with renditions of everything from a scatty,jazz standard by Ella Fitzgerald, to a Motown classic by Marvin Gaye.
Boyd will be singing as sweet as Tupelo Honey one minute, and going on an Etta James tirade the next, making her one of Cleveland's female vocalists not to be missed.
Becky Boyd & The Natural Facts Click on name for their website.
Contact Becky Boyd & The Natural Facts by email.
Becky Boyd- lead vocals / acoustic guitar
Tim Matson - guitar / vocals
Mike Modlin - guitar
Matson and Modlin, formerly played with Mr. Stress in the days of "Live at the Euclid Tavern", Wallace Coleman, Little Willie and the Allstars, Aces and Eights, and other Cleveland blues greats. Longtime Cleveland vocalist Boyd, completes this trio, as they
play blues, blues/jazz, standards, and a few unlikely surprises.
The Bleeding Heart Blues Band
Contact The Bleeding Heart Blues Band by email.
Tony LaVerde - Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Hurd - Guitar/Vocals
Marty Puljic - Bass/Vocals
Mike Blazy - Drums
Denny Veverka - Harmonica
Various style Blues
Blue Lunch Click on name for their website.
Contact Blue Lunch by email.
Big Sound Blues
Blue Matter Click on name for their website.
Contact Blue Matter by email.
Buddy Collura - Guitar, vocals
Larry Ketola - Bass, vocals
Phil Scalmato - Drums, vocals
High Energy Blues-rock, British blues and some Classic rock.
Blues Brothers Tribute – The Soul Men Click on name for their website.
Contact Blues Brothers Tribute – The Soul Men by email.
List of band members – Dan (Elwood) Cawthorne… either… Joe (Jake) Paoletta or Lou (Jake) Pirovolous
The Soul Men perform as Jake & Elwood singing live to pre-recorded Track Music or with a live band (past Bands we have worked with include…Pieces of Eight(Cleveland)…The KingBees(Cleveland)…33rd Street(Kalamazoo)…The Sun Messengers(Detriot)…The Kalamazoo Ave Band(Kalamazoo)…Madison Ave Band(Toledo)…and more.
Blues Chronicles Click on name for their website.
Contact Blues Chronicles by email.
Reese Germany - vocals & harmonica
Nicola Marchi - guitar
Al Moses - guitar
Blues Chronicles is an acoustic/electric trio that offers a style that includes Delta, Piedmont, Memphis and Chicago blues. Blues Chronicles preserves the old school blues sound while adding a flavor of their own.
Blues On Fire Contact Blues On Fire by email.
Reese Germany – vocals & harmonica
Jamil Adeen – guitar, vocals
Nicola Marchi – guitar, vocals
Fred ‘The Cat In The Hat’ Patton – bass, vocals
Eric Hubener – drums
Blues On Fire plays a mix of electric blues, funk and classic rock.
Bluesmatic Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Bluesmatic Band by email.
Greg Grandillo - Guitar & Vocals
Jon Negrelli - Keyboard & Vocals
Larry Bolgar - Bass
Bill Yergin - Drums & Vocals
Mike Mihaly - Guitar & Harmonica
Bluesmatic plays blues, rhythm and blues with a fair bit of rock feel mixed in as well. They are a high energy, entertaining, driving blues band that features soulful vocals meant to get your feet tapping and moving.
Carolina Jazmine Click on name for their website.
Contact Carolina Jazmine by email.
Seth Jones - Vocals/Piano/Organ/Bass
Doug Ornas - Piano/Drums and Percussion
Geoff Wittine - Brass/Drums and Percussion/Backing Vocals
Jake Hegedus - Guitar/Bass
Carolina Jazmine is a Cleveland based, Jazz/Blues/Indie group which formed in September of 2009. They work to forge the ideas of new age music and sound, with classic rock and jazz.
With each memeber bringing such different influences and talents to the group, their sound has exploded into an ocean of noise.
Code Blue Click on name for their website.
Contact Code Blue by email.
St. Rick - Vocals & Harmonica
Denny James - Drums
Ian Lange - Guitar
PC - Bass Guitar
We play all types of Blues with a little classic rock mixed in and a screamin harmonica up front.
Cold Shot Click on name for their website.
Contact Cold Shot by email.
Aaron Angelo - Lead Guitar
Jim Barnes - Vocals
Rich Yoke - Drums
Kevin Whittaker - Guitar
Dan Gurley - Bass Guitar
Cold Shot was started to share the music of some of the greatest Blues/Rock musicians to ever play.
Heavily influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan we want to honor it the only way we know best, by playing it live for others.
Delgado's Blues Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Delgado's Blues Band by email.
Kevin Moran - Guitarist-Harmonica player & Lead Vocalist
Richard 'Buddah' Smith-Bassist & Background Vocalist
Vernondo Parker-Percussionist & Background Vocalist
Toby Packard-Conga player
The hotest Blues, R&B & Boogie in town. Your wish is our command; we're here to please.
DEAD GUY BLUES Click on name for their website.
Contact DEAD GUY BLUES by email.
Chris Boross - Bass
Jeff Powers -Vocals & Guitar
Steve Zavesky - Drum
DGB is a tight Modern Rockin' Garage Blues band with all original songs.
GYPSY Click on name for their website.
Contact GYPSY by email.
Lori Tibbitts - Lead Vocalist/Tamborine/Keyboard
Blue Steve Martin - Guitar/Vocals
Rick Fischer - Drums/Backup Vocals
Bill Mangano - Bass
We play anything that will make you move and have fun. We like to keep you dancing, but yet give you time to listen to a hard core blues song or just sing-a-long with us to your favortite country song
GYPSY-Lite Click on name for their website.
Contact GYPSY-Lite by email.
Lori Tibbitts - Lead Vocalist/Tamborine/Keyboard
Blue Steve Martin - Guitar/Vocals
A duo of acoustic-type sounds that put you in the relaxed mood like sitting around a warm campfire. The blending of the vocals of Lori & Steve are pleasing to the ear along with Steve's musical ability to play such a great guitar sound.
I Ain't No Romeo
Contact I Ain't No Romeo by email.
Phone: 216 210 2153 or 216 271 0803
Michael Luczak - Guitar/Vocals
Various other musicians
If you like Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and Buddy Guy, you'll love I Aint No Romeo. Sometimes the set is acoustic, but most often its a rockin raucous affair!
J Blues Click on name for their website.
Contact J Blues by email.
J Blues - Solo - Everything
The style of music I play as a solo artist is traditional blues from the 1920s to 1950s with a "now" twist to the music. I play a lot of private functions for blues "junkies" and also do public performances.
KJ Blues / Kristine Jackson Click on name for their website.
Contact KJ Blues / Kristine Jackson by email.
Phone: email only please
Kristine Jackson - Vocals /Song Writer /Acoustic, Electric Guitar / Stomp Box / Trumpet
Performing as a solo, duo or full band...blues based music with a story to tell.... Robert Johnson meets Tom Waits meets Bonnie Rait meets Galactic meets R.L Burnside meets KJ!
Martin and Marshall Click on name for their website.
Martin and Marshall by email.
Mary Martin - Guitar & Vocals
Betsy Marshall - Guitar, Piano & Vocals
Road Solid and Ready to Roll.
Lake Erie Delta Blues
Memphis Cradle Click on name for their website.
Contact Memphis Cradle by email.
Lightnin Joe King - Guitar & vocals & songwriter
Jimmy Dee - Keyboards & vocals
Loose Bruce Woodring - Drums & vocals
ShowTime Gary Sands - Bass & vocals & harp
Memphis Cradle plays both original and cover blues.Very much steeped in that good old Chicago blues style and Memphis Cradle is four very serious / seasoned musicians interested in keeping the blues alive and well..
Monica Robins and the Wiskey Kings Click on name for their website.
Contact Monica Robins and the Wiskey Kings by email.
Deke Kumler Phone: 216-470-8775
Monica Robins - lead vocals
Dan Bowman - bass guitar
Ken Cali - lead guitar
Deke Kumler - drums
Luther Smith - backup vocals
We play blues inspired classic rock: Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton etc.
Also older and newer blues artists such as BB King, Koko Taylor and Shemekia Copeland.
Poppa D and The Aggravators Click on name for their website.
Contact Poppa"D" And The Aggravators by email.
Poppa"D" - Guitar/Vocals
Ed Zalar - Drums
"Too Tall" Eddie B - Harp,Guitar,Vocals
Bip Williams - Bass Guitar
Original,Modern,Real Cleveland Blues. Combined with a riveting live experience. Poppa D and the Aggravators.'is a must see.
Real Deal Blues Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Real Deal Blues Band by email.
Rick Klann - guitar
Gary BIG DADDY Craft - Harmonica & vocals
Tony Byrd - drums
Clyde Deubel - Bass & vocals
High energy Cleveland industrial blues
Shady Drive Click on name for their website.
Contact Shady Drive by email.
Rob "Shady" Hayes: Guitar & Lead Vocals
Mike Starcher: Drums & Vocals
Kevin Fancher: Bass & Vocals
Electric Guitar Based Blues/Rock covers and originals.
Major Influences are: Hendrix, SRV, Thorogood, Beatles, CCR, Clapton, KWS, Zeppelin, Skynyrd & ZZ Top
Shannon Curfman Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Shannon Curfman Band by email.
Shannon Curfman - Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Aaron Ollswang - Rhythm Guitar & Background Vocals
Tom Dades - Bass
Paul Thompson - Drums & Background Vocals
Original Blues/Rock Shannon was signed by Music Mogul Clive Davis at
14 check out Shannon's web page to see all the greats she has toured and recorded with.
The Alan Greene Band
Contact The Alan Greene Band by email.
Alan Greene - Guitar
Tom Odegard- Harmonica/Vocals
Justin Butcher - Bass
Rob Luoma - Drums
Alan Green, a respected veteran of the Cleveland music scene, was voted "Best Guitarist in Northeast Ohio" in the 1997 Scene Magazine Annual Readers Poll and the 2004 Free Times Readers Poll. Alan has also been a member of the international bands "Humble Pie" and "Breathless" as well as being on various recordings by Humble Pie, Michael Stanley, Donnie Iris, Breathless, and Pere Ubu.
The Bluescasters Click on name for their website.
Contact The Bluescasters by email.
Tom O'Maille- Lead Guitar
Erol Sommer- Bass & Vocals
Bruce Koscheck- Sax, Keyboards and Vocals
Mike Delia- Drums, Percussion & Vocals
The Bluescasters play an energized mix of Blues, Rock, R & B and Jazz. Have been playing Greater Cleveland Area events and establishments for past nine years.
Contact the bogusband by email.
Tom Bogus - vocals - guitar
Dennis Sichner - vocals - sax - keys
Art Jensen - bass
Ron Papaleo - drums
A mix of R&B, Blues, and soul
The Frankie Starr Band Click on name for their website.
Contact The Frankie Starr Band by email.
Frankie Starr - Guitar/Lead Vocals
Randy Moroz - Keyboard
"Bubba" - Drums
The band plays a cool mix of blues and blues/rock like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Grateful Dead, Ray Charles, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Jeff Back, Robben Ford, The Doors and more. Frankie and his band has opened for B B King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Walsh, Ted Nugent, Phil Keaggy, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Edgar Winter, and more.
The Juke Hounds Click on name for their website.
Contact The Juke Hounds by email.
Bob Gardner - guitar/vocals
Mary Rose Durdak - guitar
Jimmy Kormanick - harp
Doug Barber - keys
Gerard Dominick - Bass & Vocals
Mark Smallwood - drums
We have been describing our music as "the rust belt blues" for a long time now. It is based in the electric Chicago sound, but with pop hooks to the songs, and modern subject matter in the lyrics, subject matter pertaining to life in the post-industrial rust belt.
The Killing Floor Blues Band Click on name for their website.
Contact The Killing Floor Blues Band by email.
Freida Bailey - Vocals
Rich Porter - Guitar & Vocals
Scott Artrip - Bass
D. Merendino - Drums
The Cleveland/Akron area's newest blues band doing all kinds of electric blues -- including some funk-type blues. We do originals and songs by artists such as Etta James, KoKo Taylor, Muddy Waters,Howling Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and anything other blues that tickles our fancy.
The KingBees Click on name for their website.
Contact The KingBees by email.
Mike Binder - Guitar & Vocals
Brantt "Hambone" Hamilton - Harp & Vocals
Scott Wilson -Keys
Reggie Red -Sax
Jon Darling -Drums
Bill Mangano - Bass
Founded in 1993. We play Blues traditional & modern, Funk,and Jazz.
The Mr. Stress Blues Band
Contact The Mr. Stress Blues Band by email.
Phone: 216 322 4409
Bill Miller (Mr. Stress) - Harmonica/Vocals
Various other musicians
Bill "Mr. Stress" Miller has been playing blues since 1966. The Mr. Stress Blues Band was named "Best Blues Band in Northeast Ohio" by Scene magazine four years running.
The Nightwalkers Click on name for their website.
Contact The Nightwalkers by email.
MIKE BLAZY- drums
JOE HENGESBAUGH- keyboards
JEFF HURD- vocals & guitar
DAVE MCDOUGALD- bass
The Nightwalkers, founded in 1996, are a Cleveland-based band playing traditional and contemporary blues, blues-rock and soul, featuring the vocals, slide guitar and songwriting of Jeff Hurd.
The Railriders Click on name for their website.
Contact The Railriders by email.
Sauté Dave Poirier - Guitar/Vocals
Various Members: Slim Cuisine, Lou Rau, Hank Burnett, Jeff Conlin, DR Tom Kollers, Patrick Recob and many more
Formed around the DC beltway in 1999 Sauté Dave and The Railriders have played Across the USA, Canada and Europe. Pushing Traditional sounds to the limit with a High energy blend of Rhythm and Blues.
The Ray Hall Band Click on name for their website.
Contact The Ray Hall Band by email.
Phone: 330-612-3376 or 419-625-1041
Dennie “Ray” Hall – Lead Vocals/Harmonica/Acoustic Guitar
Craig Douglas – Drums/Vocals
Bob Stokes – Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals
Jim Stokes – Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals
Blues & Rock Classics – SRV, Hendrix, Allman Bros. Delbert McClinton.
From Allman Bros to ZZ Top – we cover it all. We also feature the
Fabulous Stokes Brothers on Guitars/Vocals !
Vernon Jones Blues Cartel
Vernon Jones - Drums/Vocals
Reggie Stewart - Guitar/Vocals
Blues Boy Lony - Bass/Vocals
Smokey - Guitar/Vocals
Good Blues all the time. All Blues all the time.
Vibrogroove Click on name for their website.
Contact Vibrogroove by email.
John Markovic - Guitar/Vocals
Kip Amore - Bass/Vocals
Jason Edwards - Drums/Percussion
John Markovic & Vibrogroove play an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, blues-based classic rock, funk and even some raggae and old school country. John Markovic also play solo gigs, covering all that stuff, plus some original compositions and instrumental interpretations of jazz and rock standards using a Roland RC-20 digital loop sampler.
Wallace Coleman Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Wallace Coleman Band by email.
Wallace Coleman - Harmonica/Vocals
Wallace Coleman's Blues harmonica, songwriting, & engaging vocals have taken him and his band around the globe to perform. He was the one & only harp player for the the late, Grammy-winning Delta Blues Guitarist, Robert Lockwood. From his 10 years with Lockwood, Wallace takes particular joy in performing Traditional and Folk Blues ~ in addition to his Electric, Chess-Era Chicago Blues. Wallace Coleman has been twice nominated by Living Blues Critics for a Living Blues Award, with a Readers Win in 2002. He is also an Ohio Heritage Fellow ~ recognized for his Masterful Musicianship.
Zydeco Kings Click on name for their website.
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Bob Corlett – accordion, keys & vocals
Dave Howard – guitar, mandolin & vocals
Jefferson Rice – too much to list, & vocals
Doug Smith aka “Gumbo Smitty” – drums
George Lee – bass
Craig Wise – rubboard
The Zydeco Kings are a hot sauced mixture of old school rhythm & blues infused with the spirit of New Orleans. Steeped in gumbo boogie woogie, a dash Caribbean soul, rollicking piano, accordion, guitar, saxophone, bass, drums and of course, some rubboard. The Zydeco Kings have been celebrating the music of Louisiana for over twelve years.
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