Face the Music Benefit Set for 4/10 at Bridge Street Live
Face the Music Benefit with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, Roomful of Blues, Eight to the Bar at Bridge Street Live is set for Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $35 GA, $45 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/FACEtheMUSIC.
Jeff is an internationally acclaimed dynamic singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor who blends Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, and Jimi Hendrix experiences with his own Jeff Pitchell sounds and songs he has written and his own soulful, superb vocals. Jeff's incredible stage presence, and innate abilities, have enabled him to win the Best Blues Act in New England this year, along with other awards such as Best Musician/Band in Connecticut, his song "Eye for an Eye" won an International Song Writer Contest, (15,000 entrants, his Heavy Hitter CD (Pyramid/EMI) was on National Billboard Charts # 7 Top Album, and charted for 12 weeks. He was asked by James Wood, Oscar nominee, to write songs for a movie and collaborated with Jeff Silbar, who wrote, Wind Beneath my Wings....Jeff has appeared on national TV and radio performing for the World Champion Boston Red Sox, and on the Don Imus Show and has performed with legendary artists such as Ted Nugent, BB King, Buddy Guy, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, J. Geils, Charles Neville, etc....Born in Hartford CT, and winner of the Best Guitarist in CT at age 15, Jeff has performed in Europe, throughout the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean , and has developed into a phenomenal guitarist/vocalist accumulating a growing legion of fans throughout the world.
Texas Flood consists of Jimmir Biggins on sax (formerly with James Taylor and The Temptations), Marty Richards on drums (former drummer for the J. Geils Band, Joe Perry's Band and Peter Wolf's Band), Dave Natale on bass, Dan Fontanella B3 Organ. Together, these accomplished musicians will entertain you with their hard driving brand of thunder and lightning blues, rock, funk and soul music.
For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has been delivering its signature blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and R&B to euphoric audiences all over the world. Blues Revue says, "Roomful of Blues is a sheer joy...contagious, finger-popping, head-bopping grooves...the horns blast loud and proud...explosive and electrifying." The band has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll has selected them as Best Blues Band. With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy blues and R&B, it's no wonder why the great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." Billboard simply says, "Roomful is so tight and so right."
Drawing its musical influences from American roots music - swing, boogie woogie, rhythm & blues, soul, Motown, - Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals. With the support of independently-produced albums and videos, Eight to the Bar has cultivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Disneyland to Disney World as well as Europe and the Carribean. Their rigorous performing schedule (approximately 200 dates per year), has included opening spots for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, and Ray Charles.