B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Announces April Shows

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Announces April Shows

The April 2012 at the B. B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC, has been announced, featuring Melanie and Oleta Adams.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

INCOGNITO featuring MAYSA

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $29.50 in advance, $35.00 day of show

Standing Room Only/ Limited table seating available/ First come, first seated

About the show: "The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of U.K. music during the last 30 years. Look at the recent history of soulful U.K. artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow the list to those that have created a uniquely British sound and that have endured as a global phenomenon on their own terms, and the list becomes short. Immense credit goes then to Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick and Incognito, formed in 1979 and currently celebrating over 30 years of positive vibes and undiluted jazz funk."

Monday, April 2, 2012

THE VENTURES

Please Note: This show has been moved from February 27th. Tickets purchased for that show will be honored tonight.

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1174

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $30.00 in advance, $35.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "Not the first but definitely the most popular rock instrumental combo, The Ventures scored several hit singles during the 1960s - most notably "Walk, Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O." However, the band made its name in the growing album market, covering hits of the day and organizing thematically linked LPs. Almost 40 Ventures albums charted, and 17 hit the Top 40. The Ventures soon became one of the most popular worldwide groups, with dozens of albums recorded especially for the Japanese and European markets. They toured continually throughout the '70s and '80s, influencing Japanese pop music of the time more than they had American music during the '60s.

"Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, The Ventures remain incredibly active, recording and touring to the delight of fans around the world. Over 50 years into their storied career, the band is considered by many to be the greatest surf band ever, boasting hits like "Perfidia," "Telstar," "Secret Agent Man," "A Summer Place," "Blue Moon," and "Ram-Bunk Shush." However, while it is true that The Ventures' style (marked by the Fender solid body guitars played by Bog Bogle and Don Wilson) was a critical influence in defining that musical genre, they are much more than that. Surf is just a subset of what The Ventures are: the best-selling instrumental rock band in music history."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Arnold McCuller

Longtime vocalist with James Taylor, Phil Collins, and more

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1297

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show

Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 & 6 people

$50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth

A booth for 4 = $200, A booth for 6 = $300

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "At some point in your life, you've heard Arnold McCuller's rich and distinctive vocals - vocals that have captured the hearts and ears of many well-respected musicians and fans alike. A longtime featured singer with some of the best recording artists around, including Phil Collins and James Taylor, McCuller is widely acknowledged as one of the most expressive vocalists in the business. His voice has graced recordings by a virtual who's who of the music industry, including Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, Brenda Russell, Lionel Ritchie, Dave Koz, Billy Idol, Lyle Lovett, and Beck, in addition to his extensive work with Collins and Taylor."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

James Hunter

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1053

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $33.50 in advance, $35.00 day of show

Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 & 6 people

$53.50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth

A booth for 4 = $214, A booth for 6 = $321

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "In the early '90s, Van Morrison was standing at a London newsstand when a fan approached and began regaling him about this great unknown R&B singer he'd heard. The singer's name was James Hunter. Morrison went to hear Hunter at a gig in Wales and subsequently hired him as a backup singer for several years of touring and recording. Hunter appeared on Morrison's live album A Night in San Francisco (1994) and on the studio set Days Like This (1995). Hunter's first solo album, Believe What I Say (1996), also featured a guest spot by Morrison. Things were looking up for this Colchester native.

"With the release of Hunter's second and latest U.S. studio album The Hard Way (2008), Hunter took another giant step toward staking his place in the pop-soul pantheon alongside Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Charlie Rich, and Van Morrison."

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ozric Tentacles

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1205

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $15.00 in advance, $19.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "Ozric Tentacles are, simply put, legends of the U.K. underground. One of the most influential bands to emerge from the U.K.'s festival scene, the band (also known simply as the Ozrics) layers ambient and ethereal soundscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves, and psychedelic progressive rock in an open exploration of music and the soul. In their over 25-year career, the Ozrics have experienced the vicissitudes of the rock 'n' roll life. The band has flourished through a number of lineup changes, spawned several side projects (including Eat Static and Nodens Ictus), created their own record label (Dovetail & Stretchy), put out over 25 albums, scored a hit record, and sold over a million albums worldwide. And yet, the basic motivation behind the band's existence has never wavered."

Friday, April 6, 2012

Jerry Lee Lewis

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1211

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $125.00 in advance, $130.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "It has been over half a century since true American original Jerry Lee Lewis first rocketed to the top of America's pop, country, and R&B charts with "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire." While those iconic performances still define the essence of rock 'n' roll for millions, "The Killer" himself continues to thrill audiences around the world with his unique, scorching blend of rock, blues, country, and gospel.

"Lewis continues his legacy with his latest release Mean Old Man (2010). The disc, the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2006 album Last Man Standing, finds the legendary musician combining his country roots with the compelling force of his signature rock, blues, and gospel style in a dream set list of classic songs, many of which might not exist had Lewis not kicked open the floodgates back in the '50s. Simply put, the disc is an important and monumental music from the man Rolling Stone listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time - Jerry Lee Lewis, perhaps the last American original."

Friday, April 6, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

Steely Dan Guitarist

Jon Herington BAND

with special guest Steely Dan Drummer

KEITH CARLOCK

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1414

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:30PM

Tickets $20.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

Standing Room Only tickets available for $12.00

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated /This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

About the show: "Jon Herington is the veteran touring and recording guitarist for Steely Dan, a position he continues to hold after 11 years. You can find his guitar work with Steely Dan on Two Against Nature (2000) and Everything Must Go (2003), as well as on the Steely Dan VH1 Storytellers program and the Making of Aja DVD from the brilliant Classic Albums series.

"The Jon Herington Band is currently the hard-hitting, stripped-down guitar, bass, and drums power trio version of Herington's larger band. The trio is specifically designed for the club and theater concert scene, with a blues, rock, and pop vibe and an emphasis on songs and guitar playing. There is plenty of killer guitar for fans of Herington's playing, and the lyrics are often funny in addition to being clever and compelling. Great support is supplied by a no-nonsense, take-care-of-business band featuring Dennis Espantman on bass and Keith Carlock on drums. All three band members sing, providing a much bigger sound than a typical trio. After years of playing the supporting (though highlighted) role in Steely Dan, Herington has stepped out on his own in a major way as a singer-songwriter not to be missed."

Friday, April 6, 2012

TAINTED LOVE

Performing all the best hits from the '80s!

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1243

Showtime @ 11:30PM / Doors Open @ 11:00PM

Tickets $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

Standing Room Only / Limited table seating available / First come, first seated

About the show: "Performing a stunning '80s show, Tainted Love has become one of the most successful bands ever to come out of San Francisco. The band consistently sells out major venues in many markets around the country, including Bimbo's in San Francisco, House of Blues in San Diego, Belly Up in Salano Beach, Crystal Bay Casino in Lake Tahoe, and Gold Country Casino in Oroville, and it has packed out shows at Key Club in Los Angeles, Showcase Live in Massachusetts, right here at B.B. King Blues Club, and many, many more. Tainted Love also regularly performs at fairs, festivals, fundraisers, and private events all over North America and beyond, sharing its music with audiences of all ages and sizes.

"Tainted Love is renowned for its uncompromising dedication to quality and for performing the very best and biggest hits from the '80s. The band's frontline features three dynamic singers who alternate lead vocals, accompanied by musicians of the highest caliber. The show is a pure high-energy carousel of timeless '80s classics that will have you dancing and singing along! Tainted Love is committed to performing hits of the '80s true to form, just as the original artists had intended, all the while adding its own brand of excellence, exuberance, and above all, fun!"

Friday, April 6, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

Bruce Springsteen MSG After-Party

THE E STREET SHUFFLE

A Tribute to The Boss

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1370

Showtime @ 11:30PM / Doors Open @ 10:30PM

Tickets $12.00 in advance, $12.00 day of show

About the show: "This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club. Lucille's is Standing Room Only. Limited table seating available - First come, first seated.

"With a dedication to authenticity, a true passion for the music, and a knock-your-socks-off, high-energy stage show, The E Street Shuffle offers up a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band that is like no other. Hailing from the Jersey Shore, this seven-piece outfit has been thrilling both Springsteen die-hards and casual fans for years with top-notch musicianship, attention to detail, and unmistakable passion for performing. No two set lists the band performs are ever alike, and the group takes pride in its ability to please any crowd by crafting shows that feature the hits and the classics, as well as the obscure tracks.

"The E Street Shuffle believes its duty is to give audience members a night out to remember where they can put aside the stress and frustrations of the working world for a few hours and rejoice in the power, the magic, the mystery, and the ministry of rock 'n' roll."

Saturday, April 7, 2012

An Evening With

MELANIE

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=923

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $28.00 in advance, $32.00 day of show

Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 & 6 people

$45 per ticket - Must buy entire booth

A booth for 4 = $180, A booth for 6 = $270

General Admission Seating. First come, first seated

About the show: "Folk singer-songwriter Melanie recorded her first album in 1967 and attracted national attention as well as a loyal fan following two years later when she performed at Woodstock, the legendary rock festival. During the early '70s, Melanie's gentle, acoustic sound on songs like "Lay Down," "Beautiful People," and "Brand New Key" (which topped the charts in 1971) stood in sharp contrast to the hard-driving, heavy-metal rock that dominated the charts.

"Melanie was booked as the first solo pop/rock artist ever to appear from the Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall and at the Metropolitan Opera House. She later opened the New Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and in the General Assembly of the United Nations, where she was invited to perform on many occasions as delegates greeted her performances with standing ovations. In addition, the top television hosts of all time - Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, and Dick Cavett - have battled to book her."

Sunday, April 8, 2012

R&B SPOTLIGHT

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1094

Showtimes @ 9:00PM, Doors Open @ 8:00 PM

Tickets $15.00 in advance, $15.00 day of show

General Admission Seating, First come, first seated

About the show: "R&B Spotlight is excited about presenting the next great R&B star to the world. Talented artists have come in from all over the globe to showcase their gifts as part of this event. Everyone from Aretha Franklin to Anthony Hamilton has graced the B.B. King stage, and now R&B Spotlight is providing the same platform for other up-and-coming R&B acts to follow suit."

Monday, April 9, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

Bruce Springsteen

MSG Pre-Party Hang

OUTSIDE THE BOX

Event Detail: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1375

Showtime @ 5:30PM / Doors Open @ 4:00PM

Tickets $10.00 in advance, $10.00 day of show

Standing Room Only / Limited table seating available /First come, first seated

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

About the show: "Outside the Box is an original rock 'n' roll band from the Jersey Shore and New York City. The band was formed in 2004 and quickly developed into one of New Jersey's most dynamic new rock outfits. The group consists of Jeff Cafone on guitar and vocals, Mark Masefield on Hammond B3 organ and keyboards, Francis Valentino on drums, and Ryan Wheeler bass. Together, they blend classic elements of rock with a modern flare and a driving blues-inspired pop edge.

"Outside the Box receives frequent airplay on New Jersey's 90.5 The Night WBJB and New York City's 101.9 WRXP. The band was recorded and filmed for Little Steven Van Zandt's Fuzztopia website, and in 2010 and 2011 it was invited to play the annual Light of Day benefit concert at the Paramount Theatre and Stone Pony. It also recently appeared on the Travel Channel as part of Samantha Brown's special on the Jersey Shore music scene and has shared the stage with well-known artists like Blues Traveler, Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and more. The band's first full-length album, Bridge, dropped in 2011."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HIROMI

Performing 2 shows

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1364

Showtimes @ 8:00PM & 10:30PM/ Doors Open @ 6:00PM & 10:00PM

Tickets $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated /Part of the Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial Festival

About the show: "Global superstar jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara first mesmerized the jazz community with her 2003 Telarc debut Another Mind. The buzz started by her first album spread all the way back to her native Japan, where Another Mind shipped over 100,000 units and received the Recording Industry Association of Japan's Jazz Album of the Year Award. The keyboardist and composer's second release Brain (2004) quickly amassed a cache of awards as well, including being named Album of the Year in Swing Journal's 2005 Readers Poll. In 2006, Hiromi won Best Jazz Act at the Boston Music Awards and the Guinness Jazz Festival's Rising Star Award. She also claimed Jazzman of the Year, Pianist of the Year, and Album of the Year in Swing Journal Japan's Readers Poll for her 2006 release, Spiral. She continued her winning streak with Time Control (2007) and Beyond Standard (2008), both of which featured her super group Sonicbloom."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

STRUNZ & FARAH

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1209

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $25.00 in advance, $25.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "Strunz & Farah, performing together since 1980, have created an entirely new expression for the acoustic guitar. From Costa Rica and Iran respectively, Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah have brought the cultural riches of their native lands to their highly virtuosic, rhythmic, and improvisation-rich original instrumental compositions, profoundly influencing guitarists everywhere. The duo's music is perhaps best described as original international acoustic improvisational guitar music, world guitar, or ethnojazz. Their style is saturated with their cultural roots, which include Afro-Caribbean, Latin American folk, flamenco, and Middle Eastern music, and it draws heavily from the jazz concept of improvisation."

Thursday, April 12, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

FURTHUR After-Party

JUGGLING SUNS with special guest

FUNKTIONAL FLOW

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1459

Showtime @ 12:30AM / Doors Open @ 12:00AM

Tickets $10.00 in advance, $12.00 day of show

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

About the show: "Tonight in Lucille's, Juggling Suns take the stage with special guest Funktional Flow, a jam rock band hailing from Buffalo. Having recently won the Best of Buffalo title, the band has played all over the Northeast in places like Lowell, MA, Oneonta, NY, Utica, NY, Scranton, PA, Terra Alta, WV, and most recently at Sullivan Hall in NYC! This band is truly on its way to becoming a national touring act and gaining a huge fan base wherever it plays."

Friday, April 13, 2012

EDDIE MONEY

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1470

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $37.50 in advance, $40.00 day of show

General Admission Seating

First come, first seated

About the show: "Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney in 1949 in Brooklyn. Although he dreamed of being a musician, after high school he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a police officer. In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, California, and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, his fate changed forever when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money: "Eddie Money has it all ... not only can he sing, write, and play, but he is a natural performer." With a long and incredible career of platinum sales and Top 40 hits, Money's music continues to transcend generational gaps and shape the music of today."

Friday, April 13, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

FURTHUR After-Party

JUGGLING SUNS with special guest

FUNKTIONAL FLOW

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1460

Showtime @ 12:30AM / Doors Open @ 12:00AM

Tickets $10.00 in advance, $12.00 day of show

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

About the show: "Tonight in Lucille's, Juggling Suns take the stage with special guest Funktional Flow, a jam rock band hailing from Buffalo. Having recently won the Best of Buffalo title, the band has played all over the Northeast in places like Lowell, MA, Oneonta, NY, Utica, NY, Scranton, PA, Terra Alta, WV, and most recently at Sullivan Hall in NYC! This band is truly on its way to becoming a national touring act and gaining a huge fan base wherever it plays."

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Oleta Adams

Performing 2 Shows

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=834

Showtimes @ 7:30PM & 10:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM & 9:30PM

Tickets $30.00 in advance, $35.00 day of show

Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 & 6 people

$50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth

A booth for 4 = $200, A booth for 6 = $300

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "Since the runaway success of her 1990 platinum-selling album Circle of One and the impassioned hit single "Get Here" (the Brenda Russell composition that became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War), Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has been solidified by four Grammy nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy.

"With nine CDs to her name (including forays into secular, gospel, and Christmas music), worldwide acclaim, and over two-and-a-half million albums sold, Adams's musical odyssey continues both spiritually and creatively. Her most recent release, 2009's Let's Stay Here, is a creative and evocative project with a soulful jazz influence and songs that project many tantalizing thoughts. Producing this album herself a remarkable achievement, and for Adams, it was simply another step in her artistic development. For this consummate artist, composer, producer, and musician, many goals remain on the horizon."

Sunday, April 15, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

CEG Presents

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BRUNCH

The Music Of Louis Armstrong

w/ "Hot Lips" JOEY MORANT

& CATFISH STEW

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1309

Showtime @ 12:00PM / Doors Open @ 11:00AM

Tickets $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

Special al a carte brunch menu will be available

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

Group rate table reservations with food and drink packages are available.

About the show: "One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant works as a soloist, in duet and trio settings, and as a part of larger bands and orchestras, including the Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Harlem Blues Jazz Band. In addition, he has performed with jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. His Louis Armstrong interpretations, both playing and singing, are extraordinary.

"Known as "Mr. Entertainer," Morant has traveled the world - Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, and Mexico - performing in an array of venues, including the London Paladium with Frankie Lymon and a performance for Queen Elizabeth. He has performed and recorded with hundreds of musicians, including the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, Ray Charles, James Brown, Tina Turner, George Benson, Lionel Hampton's Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, and JabBo Smith. He has also performed regularly with a septet at Merv Griffin's Hotel Resorts International in Atlantic City."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tower of Power

Performing 2 Shows

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1206

Showtimes @ 7:30PM & 10:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM & 9:30PM

Tickets $30.00 in advance, $35.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating its own brand of soul music. Since 1968, the band has delivered infectious jams to fans, appearing before sold-out crowds in an annual world tour. TOP's odyssey began in California in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen "Doc" Kupka. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Castillio's house, Castillio's father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: "Hire that guy, he's got something." Doc and his signature baritone sax sound were now in the band, and on August 13, 1968, Tower of Power, as the world knows it today, began playing gigs and soon became very well known in the Oakland area.

"Tower of Power celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 at a very special reunion show at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, recorded and released as a commemorative live DVD. The performance featured four original band members: Emilio Castillo, Rocco Prestia, Stephen Kupka, and David Garibaldi. To this day, TOP tours the United States, Japan, and Europe every year, playing to sold-out crowds. The band has never been busier or more in demand. New generations continue to come see the band perform as its timeless music never fails to excite fans of all ages."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

SUGAR BLUE

Grammy-Winning Blues Harp Legend

Performing 2 Shows

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1284

Showtimes @ 8:00PM & 10:30PM / Doors Open @ 6:30PM & 10:00PM

Tickets $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

About the show: "Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue is not your typical bluesman. Born James Whiting, he was raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was a singer and dancer at the fabled Apollo Theater. He spent his childhood among the musicians and show people who knew his mother, including the great Billie Holiday, and decided that he wanted to be a performer. Blue received his first harmonica from his aunt and proceeded to hone his chops by wailing along with Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder songs on the radio. He was soon influenced by the jazz greats such as Dexter Gordon and Lester Young. Blue has used this background to his advantage, creating an ultra-modern blues style and sound that is instantly recognizable as his own."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CACTUS

Jim McCarty, guitar - Carmine Appice, drums

Pete Bremy, bass - Jimmy Kunes, vocals

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1015

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $26.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show

Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 & 6 people

$46 per ticket - Must buy entire booth

A booth for 4 = $184, A booth for 6 = $276

General Admission Seating, First come, first seated

About the show: "Cactus is the American Led Zeppelin. Those are tall words, but that is in fact what people were saying about Cactus when this first super group hit the scene in 1970. A veritable powerhouse, the group included bassist and vocalist Tim Bogert, drummer Carmine Appice, guitarist Jim McCarty, and singer Rusty Day. Despite the band's brief time together, however, rockers such as Van Halen, Monster Magnet, Kings X, Billy Sheehan, David Coverdale, Kid Rock, and Ted Nugent have been documented in interviews as fans of the loud and proud '70s sensation.

"Today, Cactus is back! The band performed its first show since the '70s at B.B. King Blues Club in June 2006, and the party continues tonight as the new incarnation of the group leaps from the woofers and knocks you out of your chair. Featuring original members Appice and McCarty, the group has released a new album, Cactus V (2006), on Escapi music. All told, those of us who were too young to have seen Cactus in the '70s are in for a treat!"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

BROADWAY UNDERGROUND

THE REMIX

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1488

Showtime @ 10:00PM / Doors Open @ 9:30PM

Tickets $8.00 in advance, $12.00 day of show

General admission seating / First come, first seated /Standing room at bar

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

About the show: "Restoring the spirit of entertainment, BROADWAY UNDERGROUND floors audiences of every age with spontaneous and rhythmic comedy.

"BROADWAY UNDERGROUND sifts through the web of talented hopefuls and unleashes sheer raw artistry onto a stage filled with live music and packed audiences. The open session ends the evening where artists flock to the stage for their minute of fame as they launch themselves into the den of live talent to be seen by all the world."

Friday, April 20, 2012

AIR SUPPLY

Performing 2 Shows

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1382

Showtimes @ 8:00PM & 10:30PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM & 10:00PM

Tickets $35.00 in advance, $40.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock first met in 1975 on the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia. Bonding over their common love of singing and The Beatles, they became fast friends and cut a single in one afternoon. The song immediately shot to No. 1 on the national charts, and Air Supply was born! Air Supply has consistently captivated audiences around the world with its live shows and continues to do so today. In 2010, Russell and Hitchcock released their long-awaited latest album Mumbo Jumbo, which featured the hit "Dance with Me," and 2011 saw them play more than 150 shows worldwide, including stops in England, Ireland, Israel, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Canada, the U.S., and beyond. With an extensive slate of performances and projects lined up for the rest of 2012, Air Supply will continue to weave its trademark sound into the fabric of listeners' lives all across the globe."

Saturday, April 21, 2012

KEITH SWEAT

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1017

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $35.00 in advance, $38.00 day of show

Standing Room Only / Limited table seating available / First come, first seated

This show has been rescheduled from March 24th. Tickets purchased for that date will still be honored for this show.

About the show: "Born in Harlem, NY, R&B and soul singer Keith Sweat once worked an ordinary job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. In November of that year, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. The biggest hit from this album was the chart-topping "I Want Her," and the title track from the album also hit No. 2 on the R&B charts. In addition to his efforts as a vocalist, Sweat has also been active as a producer and he hosts a nationally syndicated radio program entitled The Keith Sweat Hotel. His latest album, Ridin' Solo, dropped in 2010."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

BACK TO THE '60s

ft. Ron Dante of THE ARCHIES, THE 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY & JOEY LEVINE

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1380

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "Travel Back to The '60s tonight for an evening of bubblegum rock at B.B. King Blues Club. Tonight's show will feature performances by Ron Dante, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, and special guest Joey Levine.

"Ron Dante is best known as the lead singer for the fictional cartoon band The Archies, as well as the one-hit-wonder group The Cuff Links. "Sugar, Sugar," The Archies' best-loved song, topped the Top 40 charts for weeks and was voted Song of The Year in 1969. "Tracy,". In addition to his vocal work, Dante has also served as a producer for Barry Manilow, Cher, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Irene Cara, Ray Charles, John Denver, and other major recording artists.

"The 1910 Fruitgum Company virtually exploded onto the national music scene in 1968 with its first single "Simon Says." The song quickly ascended the charts, and the album of the same name reached No. 2 in the U.S. and topped charts in the United Kingdom. The band followed up this initial success with another smash hit record, 1-2-3 Red Light (1968). By the time it released the Gold-certified record Indian Giver (1969), The 1910 Fruitgum Company had amassed a treasure trove of prototypical bubblegum rock to its now-legendary name."

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (In Lucille’s)

Star Of Bway's

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Eddie Clendening

& The Blue Ribbon Boys

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1406

Showtime @ 8:00PM, Performing three sets starting at 8PM

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

This show will take place in Lucille's Bar & Grill, located inside B.B. King Blues Club

About the show: "Eddie Clendening is raising the bar for authentic Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly & traditional Country Music. Contemporary musicians and music critics around the world are taking notice of this explosive and handsome young front-man for not only his vocal ability, but also his work on the electric guitar. Eddie Clendening is currently starring as Elvis Presley in the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical inspired by the true story of the famed 1956 recording session MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET as well as leading his own American Rockabilly combo THE BLUE RIBBON BOYS.

"Though still in his 20s, Eddie Clendening brings with him well over a decade of experience on the stage, playing alongside early rock-n-roll greats like Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Dale Hawkins, Wanda Jackson, Elvis alumni Scotty Moore, James Burton, and DJ Fontana, and scores of others. Eddie Clendening continues to be in demand wherever fans of ROCK & ROLL gather, and is also very proud to be a part of the Million Dollar Quartet family and excited for the chance to present genuine American Rock 'n' Roll to a Broadway audience."

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KEIKO MATSUI

Performing 2 Shows

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=960

Showtimes @ 8:00PM & 10:30PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM & 10:00PM

Tickets $26.00 in Adv., $30.00 DOS / Golden Circle VIP Reserved Seats available for $45

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated / This show has been moved from 4/25 / Part of the Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial Festival

About the show: "Pianist Keiko Matsui is an icon of contemporary jazz. With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. alone and sold-out appearances at concert halls across the world, she is one of the most recognized artists in the genre. Her elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves have enormous appeal and never disappoint her loyal fan base, which she has cultivated with over 20 albums and hundreds of stunning live shows.

"In addition to being a world-renowned musician, Matsui is also an active humanitarian, supporting the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, the National Marrow Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme, and efforts to provide relief to Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami. After a brief hiatus from recording at the end of the last decade, she released her latest album, The Road, early in 2011."

Friday, April 27, 2012

K’JON

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1487

Showtimes @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $20.00 in Adv., $25.00 DOS

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "The turning point came for K'Jon while writing music in a Los Angeles hotel room. After a decade of working hard, K'Jon's ship finally came in with the release of his full-length major label debut I Get Around in 2009. The disc is a superb collection that features nods to both his contemporaries, including Kem and Robin Thicke, and his predecessors, like fellow Detroit native Marvin Gaye.

"While K'Jon's music is well suited to Detroit's ballroom culture, the appeal is much wider. Whether you're holding up the wall in a Brooklyn club, roller-blading in Santa Monica, or two-stepping in Chicago, K'Jons music fits. It speaks across generations too. "A woman left a comment on a website," he muses. "She said she was 58 and she loved my music. And then of course, I perform in the clubs and there are teenagers and young adults singing along. In this industry, they want you to pick a demographic. But sometimes, your audience chooses you. And that's a great feeling." Look for that great feeling to continue when K'Jon releases his next album, Moving On, in April."

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eddie Trunk & Q104.3FM Present

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

GUNS N' ROSES Tribute

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1301

Showtime @ 11:30PM / Doors Open @ 11:00PM

Tickets $14.00 in advance, $18.00 day of show

Standing Room Only / Limited table seating available / First come, first seated / All ages

About the show: "Whether you were lucky enough to see Guns N' Roses in their heyday supporting their debut album Appetite for Destruction (1987), in all of their grandiose indulgence on the Use Your Illusion tour, or in a performance by the current lineup (billed by some as "Hired Guns N' Roses") in support of Chinese Democracy (2008), all fans of Guns N' Roses are welcome to celebrate the music that revitalized mainstream rock.

"Appetite for Destruction, the ultimate Guns N' Roses experience, has been performing the music of Guns N' Roses for 15 years, selling out venues throughout the Northeast. The band has twice performed on the same bill as ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and with current keyboardist Dizzy Reed, and it has headlined at B.B. King Blues Club for five consecutive years."

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Felix Cavaliere'S RASCALS

Performing 2 Shows

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1373

Showtimes @ 7:30PM & 10:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM & 9:30PM

Tickets $35.00 in advance, $40.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "Felix Cavaliere is perhaps best known for his association with the Young Rascals in the '60s. Early in 1965, he formed the band with the additions of Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. The group quickly attracted the attention of Sid Bernstein and was signed with Atlantic Records. From 1965 through 1969, The Rascals were one of the biggest groups in the country, releasing hits including the Cavaliere-sung "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'," "A Girl Like You," "A Beautiful Morning," and the chart-topping "People Got to Be Free," as they evolved from blue-eyed soul (a term coined to describe them) to pop psychedelia and jazz fusion. By the early '70s, the group had mutated into an impressionistic jazz-rock outfit. Although it continued to record, the band ultimately disbanded in 1972 after the release of its final album, Island of Real (1972). Tonight he takes the stage at B.B. King Blues Club with his Rascals, performing all the blue-eyed soul hits audiences know and love."

Sunday, April 29, 2012

THE LEFT BANKE

Opening Act: ALAN MERRILL

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1358

Showtime @ 8:00PM / Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show

General Admission Seating / First come, first seated

About the show: "The Left Banke produced two of the most enduring and bittersweet songs of the 1960s - "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina" - which have been covered by everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to Alice Cooper.

"Founding members Tom Finn and George Cameron have reformed The Left Banke for the band's first live performances since 1970. In order to recreate the unique sound of their past recordings, Finn and Cameron have assembled some of New York City's finest musicians, including long-time Left Banke collaborator Charly Cazalet on bass, Mike Fornatale on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Alves on guitar, Mickey Finn on keyboards, and the Grip Weeds' Rick Reil on drums, along with a small string section. The recent NYC-area reunion shows (including two sold-out nights at Joe's Pub and a holiday performance with NYU's All-University Choir) have generated a tremendous amount of buzz among music journalists and fan-sites, and the band is now gearing up to actively tour throughout 2012!"

Monday, April 30, 2012

WISHBONE ASH

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1351

Showtime @ 8:00PM

Doors Open @ 6:00PM

Tickets $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show

General Admission Seating

First come, first seated

About the show: "The classic rock bands of the late '60s and early '70s enjoy a unique place in popular music history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already gone through the blues boom, and psychedelia had made its impact. The possibilities were infinite. Wishbone Ash, one of the new breed of progressive rockers, was quick to seize the opportunity, and in 1969, the band was among those to take full advantage of this environment, producing its unique brand of melodic rock. 40 years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, the band has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. A quintessential road band, Wishbone Ash is also an acknowledged influence on many other legendary rock outfits, including Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Wishbone Ash recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a live DVD recording of its performance at London's Shepherds Bush Empire Theatre."

More information and tickets: http://www.bbkingblues.com/

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