Paula Harris, The Beasts of Blues and the Big Ass Brass

Paula Harris

“If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- and they were a blues band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” She delivers a mix of Impudent, Humorous, and Naughty Lyrical content in a Fusion of Blues, Funk and Jazz. Her band, the “Beasts of Blues” and her Horn section “Big Ass Brass” are world-class, and they put on a show that is as impressive as their sound.

Featured in the band are prolific horn players Mike Rinta, Tom Poole, & Tony Peebles, who have worked with acts such as Sly & the Family Stone, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Santana, Lenny Williams and MANY more. Also in the band is 17 year veteran drummer with Little Richard- Derrick Martin; Keyboardist from the James Brown Band- Simon Russell; long-time Bay Area Bass musicians and session players Terry Hiatt on guitar, and Joey Fabian on bass complete the Rhythm Section.

Paula Harris and the Beasts of Blues won the 2012 Battle of the Bands for the Golden Gate Blues Society and the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2012 Monterey Blues Festival’s Battle of the Bands, and finished in the top three worldwide in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge (after receiving standing ovations at all stages of the competition!). They are also nominated for a Blues Music Award and a Blues Blast Music Award as “best new Artist”, as well as for the “Sean Costello Rising Start Award” for 2013.

This group is being touted as one of the hottest most original bands to hit the blues scene in years.

Tribal Blues Band

The Tribal Blues Band is a nine piece electric blues and power funk party dance band featuring a four-piece horn section. Together since 2007, our music crosses genres from straight-ahead Funk, Blues, Rock, Funky Blues Fusion and Fusion Jazz. We add our special TBB twist to our original tunes, as well as song selections from artists such as Tower Of Power, Greyboy Allstars, BB King, Albert King, Marcus Miller, Joe Bonamassa, Etta James, Rolling Stones, KoKo Taylor, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Robert Cray, Charley Hunter and other great artists. !! One thing is guaranteed; the audience cannot sit still!! They create a celebration wherever they perform.

The Tribal Blues Band has performed at the Great American Music Hall, Slim's, The Club Fox, Angelica's (to name a few), as well as local festivals such as The Sausalito Caledonia Street Fair, San Mateo’s Bacon and Brew Festival, Sausalito's Jazz and Blues By The Bay Summer Concert Series, Marin's Biketoberfest, San Francisco's Carnival, Tour De Peninsula (5 years in a row) and the San Francisco Leukemia/Lymphoma Walk-A-Thon (7 years in a row) ....... just to name a few :)

The Tribal Blues Band is Raya Zion on Vocals, Dave Christian on Guitar, Marty "Fuzzy" Izenson on Saxophone, Sam Herzberg on Drums and backup vocals, Eric Goodwill on Bass, Eric Bloch on Trombone, Gary Zimmerman on Saxophone, Patrick Collins on Trumpet and Flugelhorn, and James Williams on keys and backup vocals. Special guests at this Summer Birthday Celebration will be Joel Henner on Harmonica and Doron Shapira on percussion….and many other surprise guests!

$15 adv/ $20 day of show


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