ellen whyte

ellen whyte


Award winning contemporary blues band who's influences are in rooted in blues, jazz, funk, pop, and r& b.


Winners of the Cascade Blues Association "Muddy Awards"
2002, 2001, 2000, and 1997 Best Contemporary Blues Band (Inducted into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame 2002)
2000 Best Female Vocals
Winner of the 1997, and 2002 Best Regional Northwest Recording
Performance of the Year 2002


Ellen Whyte is the "Neon Blonde of Blues!!" Ellen sings and plays rhythm guitar (and!) accordion. An accomplished musician, Ellen has tremendous stage presence, with vocals that range from soft and cool, to blasts of furnace tempered blues. Ellen is gaining national attention too. While visiting New York, she performed at the world famous Cotton Club in Harlem! Email Ellen
Jesse Schmunk grew up on the guitar and has years of experience coupled with a fresh edge of inspiration. With a solid command of the instrument and its vocabulary, his playing is a showcase of finesse and emotion.

Sonny Boyardee brings an impressive bass style and background to the band. Sonny has shared the stage with Koko Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite, Albert Collins and Robert Cray. He has toured extensively in Europe and in the States. Sonny has the pulse of the band in every note. Email Sonny
Alex Shakeri plays keyboards and harmonica. He's been performing for 15 years covering the range of styles from classical, jazz, rock, and blues. He breaks all convention with his unique style of performing. His playing stands out and is filled with textures and interesting patterns mixed together with a very percussive feel. Email Alex
Jay Lundell provides the driving backbeat that gives the band it's danceable sound. "Dr. Jay" brings a wealth of experience and variety to his drumming, moving between breakneck shuffles, slow moody ballads, and funky grooves with equal facility. Email Dr. Jay Lundell

Photos by Otto Phökuz

Come hear what you have always wanted to hear. For polished and inspiring music, it's a treat for your instincts, a reaction waiting to happen...REFLEX BLUE

For local bookings, Contact:
Ph#:(503) 657-9801 Fax#: (503) 557-3501

For Additional Information, Email Ellen Whyte



"Different Point Of Blue" (1996) Amallegory Productions, Inc.
"Here and Gone" (1998) Amallegory Production, Inc.
"Standing At The Sunrise" (2001) Amallegory Productions, Inc.

Set List

Mostly original material. We have several different sets according to the buyer's needs.