Chris Avey former lead guitarist and backing vocalist for blues icon Big Pete Pearson, fuels the band with his stinging guitar attack and fiery vocals. Since striking out on his own with his band , The Avey Brothers, he has released two cd’s. The critically acclaimed
“Devil in my Bed “, and there soon to be released follow up “Preacherman”. One reviewer said" vocals and guitar reminiscent of a younger more fiery Coco Montoya, mixed with a dash Tab Benoit". Another said” This accomplished bluesman and his band are on the way up look for them at a festival near you”. Blues Monday monthly says...” one of our favorite bands from the Midwest” a must see’.
His older brother Mark, a veteran of the Memphis stage, bass player and blues sideman holds down the low end. Solid and driving he propels the low-end like his own Mack truck. Filling out the rhythm section is Bryan West (Drums), a veteran of the Chicago music scene and Prince's Paisley Park studios in Minneapolis; he brings his influences to the band adding to the unique blend of musical backgrounds. The power trio with there mixed backgrounds, blends elements of Cajun swamp with Blues -rock, and Chicago sounds to a mix heard on there debut CD "Devil in my Bed" and there soon to be released follow up “Preacherman”. The Avey Brothers were voted
Back to back
Winners of the 2008 and 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge. Veterans of the big stage and main events, The Avey Brothers have played many festivals, A list clubs, and have shared the stage and venues with many top tier artists such as
Kenny Neal, Delbert Mclinton, IH Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, Simply the Blues Fest, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, Walter Trout, Nightfall on the River, Blues Traveler, Bix Jazz Fest, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lonnie Brooks, Big Pete Pearson, Corey Stevens, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis SD, Iron Horse Bike and Music Festival Rochester blues and BQQ fest , 2009 semi- finalists International Blues Challenge Memphis TN, Waterloo Blues and BBQ Fest, Rollin On The River Fest, Blues on Grand, The Rhythm Room, and many other A list blues clubs and fests.
With a loyal following and there up and coming sound, this is a band for your club or event ready to fill the house and keep them coming back.
Chris Avey...Lead Vocals And Guitar
Bryan West... Drums
"Devil in my Bed" 2008 debut cd
tracks with airplay...Devil in my Bed and My Little Girl
Devil in my Bed Review
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The album kicks off with a nasty blues-rocker filled with ham-radio sounding vocals on the title tra...The album kicks off with a nasty blues-rocker filled with ham-radio sounding vocals on the title track. Chris Avey’s thick guitar attack is coupled with the hard-hitting rhythm section of his brother and Bryan West’s drums.This is pretty much the typical formula throughout the album. Avey’s vocals, sometimes reminding me of Tab Benoit (check out zydeco influenced numbers “My Little Girl” or “Her Mind is Gone”) or a younger, more invigorated Coco Montoya with a stinging guitar attack and fire and brimstone howls (the eight minute epic “Restless” is quintessential). West and Mark Avey are completely in the pocket throughout. In fact, they are rock solid and never straying.However, it’s this rough and tumble style that breeds the Avey Brothers’ energy and hunger. In that sound and in that groove, you can hear how much different they are compared to the rest of the barroom blues bands who play night in and night out. These guys are hungry and they want to break out. Between the ever-dependable rhythm and Chris’s leads, you’ve got the makings of a great band fighting its way to the top. Once you hear Chris’ commanding voice pointing a finger at you, you won’t want to argue.
we play orginal music off our two cds Devil in my Bed and Preacher Man...with a few select covers done in our own style
There are no upcoming dates at this time.