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Playing original Modern Blues - blues of the 21st Century
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Hometown Brentwood, NY
Genres Blues
Band Members Russell "Hitman" Alexander (guitar, vocals); Kevin ... » more
Achievements Top-10 Top-10 Top-40
Upcoming Shows None
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Joanne Alexander joanna@joannasway.com 917-622-8643
# Years Experience Performing Live: 20
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 102
Market Draw: Over 40: 201-250; UK: 151-200; France: 151-200; US: 101-150
Venue History: Colne Blues Festival, UK  - Colne, UK
Riverhead Blues Festival - Riverhead, NY
Maryport Blues Festival - Maryport, UK
Plaza Hotel, NYC - New York City, NY
St. Regis Hotel - New York City, NY
Harley Davidson - Various sites, NY
Dan Lynch Blues Club - New York City , NY
Eel Pie Club - London, UK
Dozens More - Eastern Seaboard, NY
Opener Experience: Whitney Houston; Johnny Copeland; Smokey Robinson; The Coasters; The Ink Spots; Many others
Similar Artists: Johnny WInter, Elmore James, Jonny Lang, Stevie Ray, Buddy Guy
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: The World Moves On LP—2016; Blues Enough LP—2013; Pale Rider LP—2009; Live At Stonybrook LP—2006; Angel In The Shadows LP—2002; Blooztown LP—2000
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Hitman Blues Band is getting worldwide recognition. The new release “The World Moves On” is being hailed as "the best yet!" Their previous release, “Blues Enough”, was in the running for two Grammy nominations. “Two Minute Warning” (from “Angel In...

 
 

 

 

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Top-10
Top 10 in Blues, January 2011
Top-10
January 2010 Blues
Top-40
Top 40 in Blues, December 2010
 
 
 

 
Russell "Hitman" Alexander by
Russell "Hitman" Alexander on the cover of the June 2017 edition of Blues In Britain, with an accompanying interview.

The Hitman Blues Band Blues Enough by
The music of The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists in the first place. Made up of Russell "Hitman" Alexander (guitar, vocals), Mike Porter (bass, vocals), Kevin Rymer...

 
 

 

Technical Requirements

Bass:

ampeg svt or gk amp 8-10 cabinet for speakers

 

Keyboards:

I need two keyboards ..eg..1 hammond.clone/1 elec.piano>> also i will need some sort of an amp ,or a good monitor, a keyboard stand of course and a bench plus all the cables and foot pedals

 

Drums:

22’’ base, brass snare 10 lug, 13’’ rack, 15 & 16 floor. Quality Ride, two crashes, & high hats. 

 

Me (guitar):

Fender Blues Deville or similar (Blues Junior, Twin, Vibrolux, whatever.)  As long as it makes noise and doesn’t have blown speakers, I’m good. 

 

Horns: stage mikes

Backup vocals: 2 mikes.  They would prefer not to have to share one mike. 

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