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Playing original Modern Blues - blues of the 21st Century
Hometown Brentwood, NY
Genres Blues
Band Members Russell "Hitman" Alexander (guitar, vocals); Kevin ... » more
Achievements Top-10 Top-10 Top-40
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Joanne Alexander 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


How do you become a Hitman? A sharp suit and a thousand songs. That’s what earned New York City native Russell Alexander his moniker, early in the vast musical career that made him the master guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the Hitman Blues Band...








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

The Hitman Blues Band - Red Arrow Music Club by
This was an evening that brought about two pleasant new experiences, a new band I hadn’t seen before and a brand new venue based down in sunny Ramsgate that with the right support should build up a...

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



Technical Requirements

We can go out as a trio, quartet, quintet, all the way up to ten pieces.  Below is the configuration for the nine piece setup.



ampeg svt or gk amp 8-10 cabinet for speakers



Nord or Hammond (electric), a good amp for stage monitoring (or a monitor), a keyboard stand and a bench plus all the cables and foot pedals



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: 3 mikes (two for bu vocalists, one for the bassist).  They would prefer not to have to share one mike. 

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