The Dave Richardson Band

The Dave Richardson Band

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The Dave Richardson Band has created a special recipe for soulful, upbeat, funky music that draws on a base of authentic American Blues. The band can lay down subtle, soulful dance grooves or rip into a hot Texas Blues at the drop of a hat.

Biography

The Dave Richardson Band has created a special recipe for soulful, upbeat, funky music that draws on a base of authentic American Blues. The band can lay down subtle, soulful dance grooves, rip into a hot Texas Blues or venture into a jazzy improvisational jam at the drop of a hat. The consistent factors are incredible energy, a deep rhythmic pocket and maximum audience enjoyment.

The band draws on the diversity of each member’s unique musical voice and style. In his guitar playing founder, Dave Richardson draws on a mixture of classic blues guitar influences including BB King, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn. When not cranking out blistering guitar solos, Dave locks in a soulful, funky rhythm with tight syncopated comping reflective of Dave‘s love of James Brown and The Meters.

Dave shares the vocal spotlight with bassist, Wes James. Wes is known for his velvet, soulful voice and old school bass style played on his vintage fretless Fender Precision bass.

Perhaps the key to this band’s soulful funkiness is percussionist, Greg Baker. Greg hails from Philadelphia where he was well schooled in the classic grooves of funk, jazz and blues. Greg also adds his own melodic soulful voice to the band's textured sound.

Peter Mann boogies on the piano reminiscent of Pine Top Perkins and also tips his musical hat to Jimmy Smith while pumping out the grooves on organ.

Last but not least, saxophonist Marcus Monteiro often soars above the mix with a virtuosity and authenticity rarely heard with such finesse. Marcus has found a way to integrate the soul of the blues with the complexity and sophistication of the jazz saxophone masters of late.

They say that the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. This could not be more true for this band as each member adds to the natural chemistry that makes this band a perfect synthesis of soul, energy, and groove.

Set List

The Dave Richardson Band usually plays two or three sets, depending on the venue.

All Blues
T Bone Shuffle
Use Me
Walkin the Dog
Ain't No Sunshine
New Orleans
Caldonia
Sugar Coated Love
Rock Me Baby
Not Fade Away

Cissy Strut
Blind Crippled and Crazy
Cold Sweat
I Feel Good
Pride and Joy
These Arms of Mine
Dimples
Hello Josephine
Given it Up for Your Love
Get Down

I Can Tell
Cold Shot
Kansas City
Funky Broadway
Stand By Me
The Twist
Just a Little Bit
You Belong to Me
Summertime
Got My Mojo Workin