Deacon Blues

DEACON BLUES SHORT BIO 2017


Deacon Blues was born in the twelfth year of the 21st century. Eleven stellar musicians, composers, they share a unique passion for the Becker/Fagen repository, better known to the world as Steely Dan.

The genesis of Deacon Blues began when Steve Kikoen, Jon Hey, and Cash Michaels formed an original jazz/rock collective known as Bebop Daddys. Steve, Jon and Cash formed a bond within the Daddys which has followed them into Deacon Blues. Under Steve’s leadership the group reads as a "who's who" of world-class musicians. Multiple Grammy® winners perform with Deacon Blues as guest soloists.

This stunning collective is essentially the personification of what The Dan did on record. Steely Dan is well known for attracting only the top studio musicians in the world for their albums. The Deacons are doing what ‘The Dan’ did on record –– but they’re doing it live on stage.Deacon Blues shows include rarities as well as repertoire from the Dan’s reunion prototype — The New York Rock & Soul Revue.

Speaking of “The Deacons” – that is actually the moniker of Deacon Blues’ alter ego ¬¬– their original band. With support from legendary Chicago FM radio station personalities such as Bob Stroud (WDRV–The Drive), Richard Milne&Terri Hemmert (WXRT–Chicago’s Finest Rock) and Scott Mackay (WERV–The River) as well as WGN Television,ME-TV-FM Radio and WCIU Television, The Deacons will be debuting their first album of original music – in a similar musical landscape as ‘The Dan’ – in 2018.

Deacon Blues has consistently played to sold-out audiences nationwide, and has appeared on regional and national television. In the words of legendary Chicago FM Radio personality Bob Stroud, “If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues — they’ve got all the right musicians with all the right chops — they are an incredible tribute to the music of Steely Dan!”

In the words of ‘another’ defining band . . . "A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

Heartache Tonight

DEACON BLUES SHORT BIO 2017


Deacon Blues was born in the twelfth year of the 21st century. Eleven stellar musicians, composers, they share a unique passion for the Becker/Fagen repository, better known to the world as Steely Dan.

The genesis of Deacon Blues began when Steve Kikoen, Jon Hey, and Cash Michaels formed an original jazz/rock collective known as Bebop Daddys. Steve, Jon and Cash formed a bond within the Daddys which has followed them into Deacon Blues. Under Steve’s leadership the group reads as a "who's who" of world-class musicians. Multiple Grammy® winners perform with Deacon Blues as guest soloists.

This stunning collective is essentially the personification of what The Dan did on record. Steely Dan is well known for attracting only the top studio musicians in the world for their albums. The Deacons are doing what ‘The Dan’ did on record –– but they’re doing it live on stage.Deacon Blues shows include rarities as well as repertoire from the Dan’s reunion prototype — The New York Rock & Soul Revue.

Speaking of “The Deacons” – that is actually the moniker of Deacon Blues’ alter ego ¬¬– their original band. With support from legendary Chicago FM radio station personalities such as Bob Stroud (WDRV–The Drive), Richard Milne&Terri Hemmert (WXRT–Chicago’s Finest Rock) and Scott Mackay (WERV–The River) as well as WGN Television,ME-TV-FM Radio and WCIU Television, The Deacons will be debuting their first album of original music – in a similar musical landscape as ‘The Dan’ – in 2018.

Deacon Blues has consistently played to sold-out audiences nationwide, and has appeared on regional and national television. In the words of legendary Chicago FM Radio personality Bob Stroud, “If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues — they’ve got all the right musicians with all the right chops — they are an incredible tribute to the music of Steely Dan!”

In the words of ‘another’ defining band . . . "A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

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