New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company

New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company

 Mandeville, Louisiana, USA
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New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company - a sure-fire dose of Rockin' Blues.

Biography

Ten years in the making and comprised of veterans of the New Orleans music scene, the New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company opened for business in 1998. They released a single in 1999 that became an immediate hit and then released their debut CD of original music in 2000. In a very short period of time, the New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company has achieved enormous success and quickly become a fixture on the regional music scene.

A sure-fire dose of
Rockin’ Blues
and
WINNER of 2 Tambalaya Music Awards
Female Vocalist of the Year
Song of the Year

Experienced concert performers, they have performed at many exciting events including: French Quarter Festival, Mobile Bayfest opening for Travis Tritt, Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival opening for LA LaRoux, Downtown Development District Concert Series, Mandeville Seafood Festival, Bluesberry and Jazz Festival, Abita Fall Fest, Festival of the Lake, Back to the Beach Festival and the Blues and BBQ Tour in Birmingham, AL and Destin, FL opening for Dickey Betts. They performed at the opening of the New Orleans Saints training camp and at the first home game of the 2000 season. Their music was also broadcast in the LA Superdome during Saints home games. The group was seen by millions of people on Mardi Gras Day in 2000, 2001 and 2002 leading the Argus parade on the first float as the Captain's band. Their song, "That's The Mardi Gras!” is played on radio and television stations throughout the area. They were the featured weekend band at Harrahs Casino in New Orleans and have appeared at many clubs including Ruby's Roadhouse, Tipitina's, Hard Rock Café and AJ’s in Destin, FL. Their performances are guaranteed to
“Rock Your Blues Away”.

An Award Winning Songwriting Team
Outstanding Musicianship and Captivating Singer
New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company combines
Rock, Pop, R&B & Country with solid Blues grooves
to create a sound all their own
They call it
"Rockin’ Blues"

New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company released their debut CD of original songs, "Identity Crisis". It quickly garnered critical praise and widespread fan approval, receiving many awards and accolades including the following:

· Song of the Year 2001 “That’s The Mardi Gras!” - chosen by readers of Tambalaya Magazine
· Signed record deal with Louisiana Red Hot Records - song to be included on the release of “Mardi Gras: The Language of New Orleans”
· “Wake Up” was featured in the October 2000 issue of SPIN Magazine
· “Get Down To It” was chosen by celebrity judges as one of the “Top 5 On the Web”
· Following their French Quarter Festival performances, the band sold out of CDs.

“That’s The Mardi Gras!” held the number 1 spot in the Blues genre at MP3.com for an impressive 4 weeks, climbing to number 42 overall – quite an accomplishment considering there are over 700,000 songs at MP3.com. In March 2001, 4 of their songs were in the Top Twenty in Rock at MP3.com and 4 other songs were in the Top Forty in the Blues genre. Thousands of fans from all over the world are listening to their music.


Lyrics

Ain't Got No Money

Written By: Brad Burris & Michelle Ploue

Aint got no money, it's sad but true
I was just hoping I could get some from you
Can't pay the bills and the baby needs shoes
Nobody's paying me for singing the blues
Can't get no gas, can't pay the rent
Before I even see it all my green stuff is spent

Went to my Momma to ask for a loan
Say Momma please throw this poor dog a bone
My Momma smiled and she just shook her head
You'll inherit all my money only after I'm dead
Momma please, don't talk that way
But now I think about it are you feeling OK?

Went to my Brother cause he's got some bucks
He has to haul it round in 3 semi trucks
Say Brother man can you lend me some cash
He said I wouldn't wanna do something rash
What do I have to do to make him understand
That you can't make a living when you play in a band

Aint got no money, it's sad but true
I was just hoping I could get some from you
I know you got it by the look on your face
What would you do if you were in my place?
Aint got no money, it's sad but true
I was just hoping I could get some from you

INTERLUDE

BRIDGE
I need to take a vacation
Go for a ride in my car
But with this cash situation
I just don't think that I could get very far

Went to the Bank just to see what they'd do
Can you guys lend me just a dollar or two
They looked at me like I was out of my mind
We ought to charge you just for taking our time
You aint got nothing in your port-fol-i-o
So do yourself a favor now and get up and go.

Aint got no money, it's sad but true
I was just hoping I could get some from you
I know you got it by the look on your face
What would you do if you were in my place
Aint got no money, it's sad but true
I was just hoping I could get some from you

Rock Your Blues Away

Written By: Brad Burris & Michelle Ploue

Rock Your Blues Away
Lyrics © 2006 Brad Burris & Michelle Ploue All Rights Reserved.

VERSE 1
Havin’ the blues is something you don’t need
Got to find a cure for this misery
You’re working everyday from 9 to 5
And you’re sitting there wonderin’ if you’re really alive

VERSE 2
Are you looking for something that you can’t find?
And you’re searchin’ everywhere for some peace of mind
You haven’t got the time to pay your dues
And you’re feelin’ kinda lonely cause you got the blues

BRIDGE
I’m a give you something that’ll make you whole
Put a smile on your face and fill your soul
All you gotta do is what I say
I’m gonna rock your blues away

CHORUS
Rockin’, rockin’ your blues away
We gonna rock, gonna rock, gonna rock your blues away
Oh we rockin’, rockin’ those blues away
Leave all your troubles behind, we’re gonna rock your blues away

VERSE 3
Now all you gotta do is take a chance
Put your body in motion and really dance
All you gotta do is listen to the beat
Put your hands in the air and get on your feet.

BRIDGE

CHORUS

Multiplicity

Written By: Brad Burris, Michelle Ploue & Mike Vila

Multiplicity

Lyrics © 2006 Brad Burris, Michelle Ploue & Mike Vila All Rights Reserved.

VERSE 1

You don’t love me like you used to baby
I’m just wasting my time
Temperature’s fluctuates, You just can’t concentrate
You don’t have an alibi

You don’t know who I am anymore
You’ve got nothing left to say
I don’t know where I stand anymore
But I know that I’m gonna have my way

VERSE 2

Your inability to show your sincerity
Is now starting to be known
You just don’t realize that I just won’t compromise
I’ll be better off alone

Why don’t you take a look at yourself?
And see what you’re gonna be
I’ll just turn round and bid you farewell
And be free of your multiplicity

CHORUS
I’m free, free, free
Free from your multiplicity

(Repeat)

VERSE 3

As you try to speak your words all sound too weak
There’s just nothing left to say
I don’t appreciate the way you communicate
There’s no reason left to stay

You show too many sides of yourself
I won’t take it anymore
Now it’s time to change personnel
And my peace of mind I’ll restore

CHORUS

Discography

Identity Crisis, self-produced CD released in 2000

Rock Your Blues Away, Live released in 2006

Set List

Typical concert Set from one to two hours, played with no break between songs

1. Start Your Engines(original)
2. Rock Your Blues Away (original)
3. Don't Hand Me A Line (original)
4. 12 Bar Blues
5. Nothing Like A Southern Man (original)
6. Down-home Blues (Etta James)
7. Get Down To It (original)
8. Wake Up (original)
9. Ain't Got No Money (original)
10. That's The Mardi Gras (original)
11. The House Is Rockin' (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
12. Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
13. Show Me (original)
14. Steal Away (Etta James)
15. Let The Good Times Roll
16. The Writing's On The Wall (original)
17. Tell Me (original)
18. Identity Crisis (original)