THE "ORIGINAL" BLUES BROTHERS BAND

«A -movin’ and a-groovin’ with the Blues Brothers Band

  • Dan Aykroyd and Judish Belushi Present:

    It was always about the music. Jake and Elwood may have fronted the show, but to back them up they made sure to have the meanest, sickest line-up of badass blues cats ever assembled. These were the men behind Otis Redding, Booker T & the MGs, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, and the SNL Band -- just to name a few. These players have since emerged as a powerful entity in their own right, and although scheduling makes it difficult, they have played together sporadically over the past three decades. Since regrouping in 1988, the 'Original' Blues Brothers Band has triumphantly performed in international venues large and small, headlining at most of the jazz and blues festivals throughout Europe, such as Nimes Fair, France; North Sea Jazz Festival, the Netherlands; Pistoia Blues Festival, Italy; and, most famously, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, playing to audiences estimated up to 60,000 in one performance. Book them for a night of masterful, magical, chest-thumpin' blues, gospel, and soul. ...

    The Mission Continues.

    The "Original" BLUES BROTHERS BAND is alive and well.

    «A -movin’ and a-groovin’ with the Blues Brothers Band The hottest thing in all the land» - (BOOGIE THING by James Cotton & Matt «Guitar» Murphy)

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  • STEVE "The Colonel" CROPPER

    guitar

    LOU "Blue" MARINI

    sax

    LEON "The Lion" PENDARVIS

    keyboards

    "Smokin" JOHN TROPEA

    guitar

    JAMES "Hags" HAGGERTY

    bass

    LEE "Funkytime" FINKELSTEIN

    drums

    LARRY "Trombonius Maximus" FARRELL

    trombone

    STEVE "Catfish" HOWARD

    trumpet

    BOBBY "Sweet Soul" HARDEN

    lead vocals

    ROB "The Honeydripper" PAPAROZZI

    lead vocals, harmonica

    TOMMY "Pipes" McDONNELL

    lead vocals
  • ONTOUR

    Summer 2017
    Fall 2017
    Spring-Summer 2018

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    Europe
    Asia
  • "Soul man"

    "Soul man" The "Original" Blues Brothers Band. Live in Madrid @ la sala La Riviera de Madrid - Hyundai Music Park.

    The "Original" Blues Brothers Band

    The "Original" Blues Brothers Band Live @ Pleins Feux Festival 2013!

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    «…The atmosphere was warmed up even more as the living history of the soul of the 60's was being demonstrated on the stage . . .» . . .«Everyone beneath the stage participated in the party to which they had been invited by the musicians. .  … .«The faultless musicians that they are, the Blues Brothers Band presented a perfect set. …»
    ~ OZ (MUSIC NEWSPAPER) - GREECE

    «… A down home proverb states that you haven't lived until the rhythm section of The Blues Brothers Band has rolled over you!" In the festival history we have never seen an act so exciting and full of energy! They transformed the whole audience into a Blues Choir and brought them to near trance. At midnight they were still going strong. What an evening! …»
    ~ MARSEILLE, FRANCE

    «… The Blues Brothers Band had to step in on short notice at Sunday’s Isle of Calf festival after Pearl Jam from Seattle canceled their appearance. But the crowd- pleasing Blues Brothers turned out to be a rock solid replacement. They had no problems in getting the large crowd to join in with the effective blues notes. But the band has a real crowd-pleaser of a repertoire with favorites like "Raise Your Hands" and "Soul Man" as certain winners. …»
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    «… The Blues Brothers Band had prepared a fantastic evening for their friends ... Party until you drop... The Blues Brothers were most of all a live band. The Blues Brothers Band has maintained the same quality (the brilliant musicians that they are) and they have the ability to project this to the future. …»
    ~ SOUND (Music Magazine)

    «… At first we were afraid it couldn't be true, but then it was marvelous. Alan "Mr. Fabulous" Rubin, "Blue" Lou Marini and legendary Steve Cropper with the rest of the Blues Brothers Band. I was astonished at the masses of fans who turned out and were all "electrified" by the legendary musicians. I will never forget this concert! …»
    ~ Jazz Forum (Poland‘s leading jazz magazine)

    «... a site-closing blues extravaganza by supergroup The Original Blues Brothers Band, who brought an epic celebratory styled set to the Crossroads stage..». ~ Chris Singh AU REVIEW

    «… The Original Blues Brothers Band (yes, the film) made sure Crossroads was left moving and shaking with playful, non-stop energy…» ~ Chris Singh AU REVIEW

    «… Capping off a fantastic five days of dancing, singing and general blues-related shenanigans, the Original Blues Brothers Band were on point with classics such as Minnie the Moocher, Knock On Wood and Soul Man.» ~ Jennifer Wilson DAILY REVIEW

    «… The (Original Blues Brother Band) performance reminds us of what a huge line-up was delivered at this festival, surely the best of the festivals this country has to offer. …» ~ THE MUSIC

    «… Blues Brothers Band, handpicking from the greatest soul and blues compositions …» ~ RHYTHMS MAGAZINE 

    «… Having seen the film more times than I can count, this really was the true party to close out the festival. Despite the only original members being Steve Cropper and Lou Marini, running through staples from both the Blues Brothers’ discography and movies was an excellent move to close, with the packed tent shouting back full strength at the call and response parts of “Minnie the Moocher”, dancing wildly to “Shot Gun Blues”, and the drawn-out closing version of “Sweet Home Chicago”. Fingers crossed for a repeat visit from the greats soon. …» ~ Andrew Wade AU REVIEW

     

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