Metro Blues

Metro Blues

 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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Metro Blues is five piece, high energy, contemporary blues band that will keep the crowd entertained and dancers on the floor. The band features strong vocals, guitar, bass, sax, keyboards and drums.

Biography

Metro Blues has been gaining in popularity in Southern Colorado at a steady pace since its inception in 1999. First “paying dues” by playing the bars, then moving on to become the opening act for headliners at the Colorado Music Hall.

In 2002 Metro Blues won the “Melody Award” in the Blues category of the Colorado Springs Music Awards. Later that year they performed at the Pikes Peak Blues Fest and closed out the year by releasing their first all original CD. In 2003 the band performed at the Trinidaddio Blues Festival and Belvedere Blues Festival.

Here are the national acts Metro Blues has had the pleasure of appearing with:
· Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
· John Mayall
· Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds
· Coco Montoya
· Lucky Peterson
· Tab Benoit
· Bernard Allison
· Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
· Buddy Whittington
· Michael Coleman
· Craig Horton
· Tad Robinson with Alex Schultz
· Debbie Davies
· Kelley Hunt
· W. C. Clark
· “Pinetop” Perkins with Bob Margolin and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

2004 found the band in constant demand in area clubs as well as writing songs for their next CD. Metro Blues appeared at the Hudson Gardens’ Red White and Blues Festival on July 24th, performed at the Colorado State Fair on August 27th. Metro Blues returned to the Belvedere Blues Festival V on October 9th and open for Kelley Hunt. It was a great year.

2005 update! Metro Blues’ CD now getting airplay in Italy, Canada, Holland, Australia, Denmark and Brazil. Metro Blues added to the first annual Greeley Blues Fest (Aug. 6th) opening for Buddy Guy, Marcia Ball and Duke Robillard.

Discography

Blues On The Edge 1999
Metro Blues 2002

Set List

Our shows at festivals and special events can be taylored from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. For nightclub performances we do three 75 minute sets. Our sets are a combination of original and cover tunes. A typical set might be:
Sinners Street-Jimmy Thackery
Nasty Habits-Tommy Castro
Running Out Of Time-Metro Blues
Cold Sweat-James Brown
Honey Hush-Big Joe Turner
Too Much Of A Good Thing-Metro Blues
Straight Up-Brian Setzer Orchestra
Where Did You Get That Gun-Metro Blues
Texas Flood- Stevie Ray Vaughan
Am I Losing You- Coco Montoya