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The Blue Method
Brian Williams,lead vox/trumpet/tromboneTom Long, saxophone, percussionMike Patriarca, lead & rhythm guitarRah M Sungee, bassCharles Paterno, drumsTheron Shelton (in spirit), drums
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
||Home Market: 151-200
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About the ArtistThe Blue Method experience is like none other in independent music today. With years of travelling and 2 studio albums already under their belts, the new album Volume LIVE proves The Method to be much more than your average funk band. By combining their blues, funk, rock, and jazz influences with sprinkles of hip-hop and experimental improv, the group has created their own genre: Power Soul.
Hailing from “Jersadelphia,” The Blue Method was forged by guitarist Mike Patriarca and saxophonist Tom Long with the larger than life vocalist Brian Williams. Following the release of the critically-acclaimed album Kill the Music: Vol. 1, the Method added long-time friend and drummer Theron Shelton to the mix, also releasing the hit album Kill the Music, Vol. 2. With two albums released and close to 200 shows annually ranging from Montana, Vermont, North Carolina, and every place in between, the fellas filled the bass void with energetic Philadelphia musician Rah M. Sungee, rounding out the sound of the Blue Method and elevating the stage show to a new level. Veterans of the road individually and collectively, The Blue Method has shared the stage with the likes of John Scofield, Ozomalti, Fred Wesley, Lauryn Hill, Fishbone, Chick Corea, Soulive, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Otiel Bainbridge of the Allman Brothers, Leela James, and Ween.
The Blue Method’s new album Volume LIVE builds on the momentum created by their previous efforts and showcases their instrumental stage chops, matched only by their mature, down-to-earth songwriting. Featuring some reworked favorites from Volumes 1 & 2 and a host of new songs, Volume LIVE is a must have for all TBM fans, new and old alike!
Mike: 1 Fender Blues Deluxe 1x12 amp, miked by 1 Shure SM57 mic
Tom: 1 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp, miked by 1 Shure SM57 mic, 1 Shure Beta 58 or Shure SM58 Vocal Mic, 1 Mono direct box
Rah: 1 Ampeg SVT-3 Pro Bass head, 1 Ampeg 410HLF Cabinet, 1 direct line from SVT-3 or 1 Mono direct box, 1 Shure Beta 58 or 1 Electro Voice EV-727 Vocal Mic.
Brian: 1 Shure SM57 instrument mic, 1 Shure SM58 Vocal Mic
Drummer brings set unless there's a backline in which case he'll bring snare and hardware.
Top 10 in Soul, October 2012
Top 10 in Southern Rock, May 2012
Funk Winner, October 2011
Southern Rock Winner, October 2011
Top 10 in Funk, March 2011
Top 10 in Funk, January 2011
Top 10 in Funk, December 2010
Top 10 in Funk, November 2010
July 2009 MTV VMA Best Breakout Philly
September 2013 Judging Excellence
April 2010 Judging Excellence
July 2009 Judging Excellence
June 2009 Judging Excellence
April 2009 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Southern Rock, June 2012
Top 40 in Soul, February 2011
Top 40 in Soul, December 2010
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