Vocalist-composer and master song interpreter Gabrielle Cavassa performs with clarity and command. An emerging talent out of New Orleans, the California-raised artist earned her position as a Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition Finalist in 2018 at age 24, and has received spotlight recognition from JazzIz, OffBeat Magazine, WBGO’s “Singers Unlimited” and The Advocate for her artistry and live performances.
Sugar Parks is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter of indie rock that shimmers with the darkness of noir pop while having gritty, bluesy overtones. She began her journey into songwriting by writing poetry as an introspective outlet. She moved around California’s Pacific Coast, acquired some knowledge of guitar in San Francisco, and ended up in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.
Chris Thayer and the TCB (formerly Big Papa and the TCB) have been laying down “Back Alley Brawlin’ Rhythm ‘n’ Blues” since 2006. With the name change and a return to their more raw, aggressive roots, the new lineup is house rockin’ harder than ever all across the US. They have garnered several awards, and have had songs appear in movies, television and even had a song in a national advertising campaign for a very large pizza company.
Soulmate is a blues rock band from Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The band is primarily made up of Rudy Wallang and Tipriti Kharbangar, although they frequently team up with session musicians when on tour. Tipriti is considered one of the finest female singers to have emerged from North East India and Wallang is remains one of the most respected blues guitarists of India.
Rami Winston is an independent Greek artist of Syrian descent. His love and appreciation for the Blues started early in his musicianship although never culturally exposed to the genre. He has always kept the Blues as the main part of his music, no matter how far experimented with genres such as Lo-Fi, Trip Hop, Hip Hop and modern rock n roll.
Maria Daines is the vocal side of a duo also comprising of guitarist and musician Paul Killington, the quality of song writing is superb with depth of feeling rarely encountered, played and sung with soul. Maria Daines is a distinctive singer, who knows how to belt out a song and leave you dying to hear more.
The southern gothic sound of Jhett’s bass-baritone voice growls over the top of gritty slide guitar and wages war on struggle and strife
bearing an honest and powerful take on blues and roots.
A father and son blues rock band mixing together the old and the new to create electric contemporary blues. Buck69 is influenced by more than three generations of music. They are influenced by who, what, where, when and how their everyday lives start and end music is Buck69’s way to express their inner feelings. To cement in history the people, places and things that affect the bands lives. Be it happy or sad, life or death.
Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Andy Balcon first picked up a guitar aged 14 and never put it back down. Largely self-taught and performing solo since the age of 18, Balcon quickly adopted a ‘training on-the-job’ attitude. The self-initiated beginnings to his career as a musician found himself securing shows in Sweden, France and New Zealand, whilst living the life of a blues street musician, fuelling his ambition to travel with his music.
“The blues is a living form of music” – and the Hitman Blues Band is proud to be a part of it! The blues isn’t just dusty 78’s being done again and again, no matter how great the original versions were. Modern/Alternative blues keeps the music alive, and with original songs that have won fans (and not just blues fans) all over the world, the Hitman Blues Band is dedicated to both honoring the past greats and bringing the blues into the future.
To use a label such as “Supergroup”, especially in the rather small European Blues/Rock music scene is indeed something to be carefully chewed over. But, in the case of a certain blues formation that goes by the name of “Ellis Mano Band” it’s a well deserved and fitting handle. The members of this coalition have been making their mark on the scene for decades.
With a natural bond to music, a love for guitar, and a deep-running desire to keep authentic rock and roll alive – Kip’s journey has been one of building and progressing in both performance and creative skill. From being born and raised near London, Kip relocated to his Mother’s hometown of Copenhagen, and became absorbed in the music scene, both as a live performer and behind the bright light