Vicki Stevens & Sonny Hess
We use the term Alchemy because it best describes this powerful unit, a soulful shimmer that shines like gold. Fresh, Funky, Rhythm Blues.....simply magic...Share
Vicki Stevens from Seattle and Sonny Hess from Portland have joined forces. You may remember Sonny Hess with Paulette N Power Band, fronted by the late, great Paulette Davis from 1991 to 1996. The Power Band took Portland by storm in the early 90s winning the Best R&B Act Award by the Peoples Choice Crystal Awards. They had a tight sound with a recording contract in the works when Paulette met her untimely death. Since then, Sonny has continued looking for that special connection while performing in clubs and festivals with the Sonny Hess Band. When Vicki Stevens sat in with the legendary band, something happened that couldnt be denied, it was like, MAGIC and that magic was felt by everyone.
Vicki Stevens holds a Rainy Day Blues Society Rooster Award for Best Female Blues Vocalist. She was also a semi-finalist in Memphis International Blues Challenge and continues to slam Northwest audiences in the face with her bluesy vocal style and show-stopping performances. She connects with her crowds as though she knows them all personally.
Sonny Hess is the first woman guitar player to hold a nomination for Best Lead Guitar Muddy Award by the Cascade Blues Association as well as a nomination for a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has implemented many music programs in the area, fundraisers and benefits, and is known for her productions of The NW Women R&B shows.
Once you have heard these two powerful women perform together you will feel the magnetism. Chocolate and Vanilla never tasted soooo good! This group has its own style of funk, soul, and rhythm & blues. Come experience this MAGIC firsthand!
Our first album as a team is just out of the studio, and will be available Jan 10, 2013.
We perform many original tunes along with putting our spin on artist such as Freddie KIng, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon, Bonnie Raitt, Denise LaSalle, Cold Blood, to mention a few. We believe set lists are meant to be designed for each individual show and then made to change to suit the audience response and feel.