The Tighten Ups are a 7-piece high energy San Diego Soul band that has been joyfully forcing human bodies to dance since 2007. The band's 3 horn players add excitement and punch to Laura Jane's gritty & comical vocal tour d'force, while the legendary guitar work of Joey Harris & the rhythm section blows whatever is left of your music-lovin' mind! Do not miss this band & bring your Mom. She loves The Tighten Ups!
Lil A and the Allnighters; A West Coast Blues Band established in 2006, Tearing up every room and stage they play. And have been called "The quintessential post Fats band, Southern California Blues Ensemble. "Lil A's Harmonica Prowess will take you back to past masters as William Clarke, Lynwood Slim, and Lester Butler, while putting his own well respected mark on the West Coast Blues Tradition.
Chris Thayer and the TCB (formerly Big Papa and the TCB) have been laying down greazy so cal rhythm 'n' blues for over a decade. Their blend of infectious original tunes and inventive covers has been a powerhouse in the California blues scene, garnering them several awards and landing their music into movies, tv, and even in a major ad campaign for a national pizza company. Their current release, "Where There's Smoke," features a blend of high energy blues, catchy melodies, and R&B grooves guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days on end.
Rip Cat Recording Artists Black Market III crosses many musical lines, using the Blues as the root of the sound. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from Tom Waits, Dead Weather, Jimmie Vaughan, Freddie King, Otis Blackwell, Leadbelly, Social Distortion, Led Zeppelin, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before.
"SHARIFAH and the Good Thing," exploding onto the SoCal music scene, offers a full repertoire of solid Americana roots music – a fusion of R&B, soul and rock.
Featuring Sharifah Muhammad as the powerhouse lead singer, Sharifah’s voice will stun you with its perfect blend of power, emotion and range. With a style that is uniquely hers – yet reminiscent of all the greats -- listening to Sharifah is an experience that is sure to move your spirit and slay your soul.
Backing up Sharifah, is a group of seasoned musicians who have each made their own mark on the music scene – locally, nationally and around the world. Steve Wilcox on lead guitar, of Candye Kane and Sue Palmer fame, makes his instrument his slave, and Jonny Viau – who has played with more musicians and on more recordings than can possibly be remembered – rounds out the mix with his signature sound on both tenor and baritone sax.
“Sharifah and the Good Thing” will get you up, moving and begging for more! You’ll be talking about this band long after the music has stopped.
Len Rainey and the Midnight Players are a group of serious musicians that have been together now going on 30yrs and still going strong. Len Rainey's upbringing as artistically melted Blues, Jazz, and rock and roll into his own original Style.
They are firmly based on the roots of traditional R´n´B – playing good music that entertains, delivers fun and captivates the listeners. That´s just one of the reasons why they trade as Europe´s best Blues band.
With their mixture of Blues and Soul, the Hildesheim Boys quote those giants like B.B. King, Little Milton, and in the process, they transfer the best of the good old times into the present via their own compositions.
The five professional musicians master their instruments with virtuosity, and the can make the audience truly sense how much feeling there is in the sound of handmade music. The trademark voice of singer Michael Arlt tells us about the great topics like love and joy of life – while the groove of the band truly hypnotizes us.
The BBs have achieved well over 2000 gigs, recorded eleven albums, and they are hailed as the German Blues band. The five-piece eternally tours all over Europe, but their sojourns also lead them to Russia, America and Australia.
This show features Bonita with The Blue Shacks. Heralding from South Africa, Bonita is something that has not been heard on blues paths since the likes of Ruth Brown, Lula Reed, Etta James and Ann Peebles. Bonita’s stage prescence is mesmerizing!