The Alan Hatley Band is a locally based band that has been performing Classic Rock, Blues and Original music in the local region for 10+ years. Presently the band line up is Alan H. Steve Raible, and Larry Dennis...all of which are seasoned musicians with extensive backgrounds in
Music and live performance. Alan H has had a life long journey in music. He comes from a family of musicians. His parents were professional musicians along with his sister Trish Hatley who is a well known Jazz singer. Alan's love for music and guitar playing began at an early age of 9 years old. Played in a multitude of Rock and Country bands in his early career. Played and went on the road in the family band back in the 80's. Since then Alan has primarily been a Rock n Blues artist. The AHBand has performed at all the local venues, festivals, and fairs in Skagit, Snohomish, Island counties. They are a fun loving band with great energy and a true love for music and music lovers.
Brian's blues influences from an early age include Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, Big and Little Walter, Johnny Watson, Guitar Slim, Peter Green, and later additions such as Jr. Watson, Jimmy Vaughan, Rick Estrin, Gary Smith, etc... Brian has lead the Orbiters to a prominent position in the Northwest blues scene based on their engaging and energetic delivery, top-flight musicianship, and great repertoire of original tunes and gems from the blues tradition. The Brian Lee Trio scales this same sound to provide a perfect fit for smaller venues. Brian and the band are serious in their musicianship, but have serious fun when they perform! Without gimmicks, the focus is on delivering a great performance of great tunes that are perfect for both dancing and listening.
Orbiters band members are all among the finest players in the Northwest. Core band members include:
Drums: Russ Kammerer performs with both the Orbiters and the Trio. He's a superb drummer who really drives the groove with energy and finesse. Russ's playing demonstrates incredible versatility, polish, and expertise that comes from many years of professional worldwide touring performance. He's a fantastic player!
Bass: Mark Dalton is a superb player who has been on the scene for many years, playing with Chris Stevens many others. His experience really shows. He is a stellar musician, who really understand the blues.
Guitar: Mahiko Fujita spent many years playing the blues in Chicago, as well as touring nationally, and now is based in Seattle with the Obiters. He's a brilliant, emotive player in the traditional style.
The Orbiters and Trio also draw upon the talents of additional great players including Brian Butler, Jack Cook, and Billy Stapleton on guitar; Brady Kish, Guy Quintino, and Hank Yanda on bass; and Dave Coleman, Marty Lockwood, and Bob Merrihew on drums . The tunes always swing with this additional depth of talent playing with the band!
Brian Lee & the Orbiters have been honored by the Washington Blues Society with the 2018 "Best of the Blues" award for Best Traditional Blues Act. They previously won the BB award for Best Traditional Blues Act for 2017, 2015, 2014, and 2013, and Brian was awarded for Best Slide Guitar in 2017. They have also been awarded with "Best of the Blues" awards for 2014 Best Blues Act, 2012 Best Recording (Identity Theft) and Brian received the 2012 award for Best Songwriter.
Previous BB nominations include Best Blues Act (2017, 2014, 2010, 2008, 2003), Traditional Blues Act (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010) and Best Recording (2014 In Orbit, 2012 Identity Theft , 2006 Falling Leaves). Individually Brian was nominated for Slide Guitar (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011), Male Vocalist (2015, 2010), Performer (2017, 2015), Songwriter (2017, 2016, 2015, 2012), Russ for Drummer (2017, 2016, 2015) and Lifetime Achievement (2017, 2015), and Hank Yanda for Bass (2012). Thank you WBS members for the wonderful recognition of these awards and nominations!
The Orbiters In Orbit album has received strong world-wide airplay, as well as being chosen by the South Sound Blues Association for entry in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Competition in Memphis. The bands' prior Identity Theft album also has been widely acclaimed and charted at #15 in 2012 on the Living Blues world wide blues radio chart.
For straight ahead traditional blues with exceptional musicianship and energy, Brian Lee & the Orbiters are among the finest!
Dean Reichert, guitar & vocals. Jeffery Morgan, Keys. Don Wilhelm, bass & vocals. Chris Leighton, drums.
Fred Alati- Drums, vocals, Bob Tomey- Guitar, vocals, Dan Clap- Bass Guitar, Gianfranco Faddai- Keyboards, Noel “Mitts” Barnes – Sax, Raven Snider- Vocals
*An artist well known to Michigan audiences, and now to Washington, Heather Jones is a jewel in a state of rich musical heritage. Moreover, her voice is deserving of world wide recognition. Deeply honest and soulful, without sounding forced and affected, Heather recalls the great classic soul singers of yesteryear as she carves out her own beautifully modern niche.
*Donny Jones is a born picker, playing guitar since the age of 4, and drums since the age 10. His phenomenal guitar skills, and Vocals, puts him in a category along with the top-notch Blues Artists in history.
*Heather and her Band, The Groove Masters, form an act that constantly draws audiences to their feet, with diverse material, chestnut covers and originals, infused with rockin' blue collar grit and soul.
Heather Jones- Vocals & Percussion
Donny Jones- Vocals & Lead Guitar
Roman Winkel- Bass
Damarreun Bridges- Drums
Since an early age, Joey was always infatuated with music. Throughout his youth he tried out many instruments including piano, saxophone and trumpet, but nothing quite spoke to him the way the guitar did when he picked it up at the age of 10. You could say he hasn't really been the same since. Growing up in a family of musicians and music lovers, he was lucky to be able to play with people around him including his father who is a bassist. In his more formative years, he was obsessed with Hendrix, Santana, early Clapton and many, many more guitarists from that same era. Being that there isn't much for musical opportunity on the small island of Kodiak he is from in Alaska, he now resides in the Seattle area and has been making an impression on many in the scene.
Trevalyan’s solo performances offer a more introspective, acoustic pop/rock aesthetic, pulling from the 300 plus songs the singer/songwriter has written.
“I’m fortunate to be a part of a popular, award-winning group and still maintain my individuality as a solo artist.” she says, “It’s the best of both worlds - to be able to groove as part of an ensemble or get back to basics with just a single voice and one lone guitar.”
Jeff Nicely has over 35 years of lively performance experience. Jeff enjoyed the early influences of a musical household with varied tastes – from the requisite childhood piano lessons to watching his older brothers’ rock ’n roll bands rehearse in the front room while opera played on the stereo for the parents in the kitchen. While the blues has long been his base, Jeff also plays jazz, rock, gospel, folk, hip-hop, country, reggae, bluegrass and more. He’s performed with some of the best during his harmonica travels, from loose pickin’ parties to tight funk ‘n soul shows. His band Blues Playground was a 2011 Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues Nominee for Best New Band.
2012 & 2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Semi-Finalist, Memphis, TN
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues Nominee for Solo/Duo Act - WINNER 2017 BB AWARD!!
Collaborative CD releases:
Randy Norris & Jeff Nicely – “An Eclectic Acoustic Blues Duo” (2011)
Blues Therapy – “Doctor’s Orders!” (2002), “Second Opinion” (2005)
Offering an eclectic song-list of quirky tunes, Sheri does anything she sings her way. She doesn't do the typical "Chick" songs. A recent foray into blues has opened a new avenue of passion in her music that shows what she is capable of singing and finding her own style.
Come hear Sheri live... live gives more energy and excitement than a recording can provide. Sheri loves to have fun and watch the audience having fun too!
Listen to her latest CD "Bleeding Heart", available at Cdbaby.com/sherirobertsgreimes3
Stacy Jones is continually nominated for "Best of the Blues" awards in songwriting, performance, harmonica, guitar and winning the 2018 Best Band award plus nine other "Best of the Blues Awards from the Washington Blues Society including Best Female Vocalist, Blues harmonica, Blues songwriter and The 2018 NW recording of the year for her album Love IS Everywhere.
Her 2017 release was also accepted in the first round of Grammy Voting for the "Best Contemporary Blues Album and Best Americana Song categories and was chosen to represent the South Sound Blues Association as the entrant for the 2018 Best Self-produced CD competition at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. The album made the list of Roots Radio Report top 40 Blues Rock albums of 2017.
She has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, SXSW, juke joints in Mississippi, riverboats in California, headlined festivals, toured Europe and shared stages with Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Lee Oskar, and many other legends.
Her music has been described as "A Whiskey & Water Baptism that lace Blues and Rock edges." “With her feet firmly planted in roots-based music, Stacy Jones pays homage to the blues but experiments by mixing in some mild-Americana and subtle country licks. Dynamic vocals fueled by powerful lyrics." "the rolling thunder blues of Howlin’ Wolf mixed with the honesty of Lucinda Williams.
"2018 Best of the Blues Awards" as Stacy Jones Band was honored with the following awards.
Best Blues Band (Stacy Jones Band )
Best Blues Recording (Love is Everywhere)
Best Female Vocalist (Stacy Jones)
Best Songwriter (Stacy Jones)
Best Harmonica (Stacy Jones)
Best Blues Bass (Tom Jones)
Best Blues Drummer (Rick J Bowen)
Best Blues Writer (Rick J Bowen)
Keeping the Blues Alive (Rick J Bowen)
Best Non-Festival Blues Event (Jones Family Christmas / Toys for Tots)
Listen to her album LOVE IS EVERYWHERE: recorded at Studio Litho, Seattle producer/engineer Floyd Reitsma (Dave Mathews-Pearl Jam ) Featuring a guest appearance by Harmonica master Lee Oskar.
AND the New Featured artist Promo video from LEE OSKAR HARMONICAS
LISTEN TO HER FULL DISCOGRAPHY HERE:
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