Blues Band List

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Email address
Phone contact number
List of band members
Two sentences on the style music your band plays


Aces and Eights
Contact Aces and Eights by email.
Phone: 440 221 2087

Dave Morrison harmonica-vocals
Tim Matson guitar-vocals
Mike Modlin-guitar
Ray DeForest-bass
Jimmy Yarnell-drums
Becky Boyd-vocals

A mix of Chicago blues, jump blues, R&B, and soul

Bongo Joe & Little Steve-O Click on name for their website.
Contact Bongo Joe & Little Steve-O by email.
Phone: 330-285-5693

Bongo Joe (Joe Bongiovanni) - Guitar
Little Steve-O (Steven V Fine) - Harmonica & Vocals

A unique acoustic blues duo filled with passion and intensity

Armstrong Bearcats Click on name for their website.
Contact Armstrong Bearcats by email.
Phone: 216-233-0341

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.
Phone: 216.272.8390

Tony LaVerde - Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Hurd - Guitar/Vocals
Marty Puljic - Bass/Vocals
Mike Blazy - Drums
Denny Veverka - Harmonica

Blue Lunch Click on name for their website.
Contact Blue Lunch by email.

Bob Frank-guitar
Peter London-harmonica
Ray DeForest-Bass
Mike Sands-piano
Scott Flowers-drums
Bob Michael-trombone
Mike Rubin-trumpet
Keith McKelly-saxophone

Big Sound Blues

Blue Matter Click on name for their website.
Contact Blue Matter by email.
Phone: 216-533-6267

Buddy Collura - Guitar, 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.
Phone: 216-524-1660

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.
Phone: 216-409-6558

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.

Carolina Jazmine Click on name for their website.
Contact Carolina Jazmine by email.
Phone: 440-829-6175

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.

Cold Shot Click on name for their website.
Contact Cold Shot by email.
Phone: 330-990-0044

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.

DEAD GUY BLUES Click on name for their website.
Contact DEAD GUY BLUES by email.
Phone: 216-862-4972

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/KeyboardWe 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
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.

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!

Memphis Cradle Click on name for their website.
Contact Memphis Cradle by email.
Phone: 330-807-3774

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..

Michael Charles and His Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Michael Charles and His Band by email.
Phone: 708-343-8809

Michael Charles - Lead Vocal, Lead Guitar
Ryan Mumby - Second Guitar
Steve Hart - Bass Guitar
David Hart - Drums, Percussion

Guitar Driven Australian style Blues Rock.

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.

Real Deal Blues Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Real Deal Blues Band by email.
Phone: 216-849-6910

Frankie Starr - guitar
Gary BIG DADDY Craft - Harmonica & vocals
Clyde Deubel - Bass & vocals

High energy Cleveland industrial blues

Shady Drive Click on name for their website.
Contact Shady Drive by email.
Phone: 216-233-4633

Rob "Shady" Hayes: Guitar & Lead Vocals
Mike Starcher: Drums & Vocals
Electric Guitar Based Blues/Rock covers and originals. Major Influences are: Hendrix, SRV, Thorogood, Beatles, CCR, Clapton, KWS, Zeppelin, Skynyrd & ZZ Top

The Alan Greene Band
Contact The Alan Greene Band by email.
Phone: 330-283-9265

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.
Phone: 216-214-2046

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.

The Bogusband
Contact the bogusband by email.
Phone: 440-845-0384

Tom Bogus - vocals - guitar
Dennis Sichner - vocals - sax - keys
Art Jensen - bass
Ron Papaleo - drums

A mix of R&B, Blues, and soul

The Juke Hounds Click on name for their website.
Contact The Juke Hounds by email.
Phone: 330-459-3947

Bob Gardner - guitar/vocals
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.
Phone: 216-832-0967

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.
Phone: 216-496-2877

Mike Binder - Guitar & Vocals
Brantt "Hambone" Hamilton - Harp & Vocals
Scott Wilson -Keys
Reggie Red -Sax
Jon Darling -Drums

Founded in 1993. We play Blues traditional & modern, Funk,and Jazz.

The Nightwalkers Click on name for their website.
Contact The Nightwalkers by email.

JEFF HURD- vocals & guitar

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.
Phone: 202-285-6263

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
Phone: 216-618-0727

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.

Wallace Coleman Band Click on name for their website.
Contact Wallace Coleman Band by email.
Phone: 216-671-4720

Wallace Coleman - Harmonica/Vocals
Dean Cohen-Guitar
Kevin Okey-Guitar
George Lee-Bass
Vernondo Parker-Drums

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.