Blue Lunch

Blue Lunch

 Beachwood, Ohio, USA

Blue Lunch is an 8 piece band in Cleveland, Ohio. Influences range from Chicago style blues, jazz, jump swing, rb, doop wop soul. Blue Lunch has played events as diverse as ThePittsburgh Blues Festival, Severence Hall, and presidential inaugural balls.


Bio by Bob Frank

Blue Lunch is a blues band but a unique one in that we play a wide variety of blues styles from Chicago blues, to New Orleans R&B, jazz, proto-rock & roll, jump blues, do-wop style r&b, swing jazz and more. We have well over 100 songs in our repertoire, including a sizeable number of original songs.

Everyone contributes. Our players are all tops on their instruments, the best in town, I believe. Generally, I write the songs and when I bring them into rehearsal, everyone contributes ideas and suggestions. The songs end up being much better than if I did it on my own. It also helps that our players have experience playing all kinds of music.

Pete London started the band in 1984. It was originally a spin-off from the Cruisemasters, another band here in town. When I joined in 1995 we started re-doing the repertoire, ending up with what we have today. We made the decision to be a larger band, to use a horn section.