The Blue Effect

The Blue Effect

 Franklin, Michigan, USA
BandRockAdult Contemporary

TBE is a rock/jam band that has toured Michigan relentlessly for the past 3 years. The winner of MSU's BOTB, TBE has played major gigs including Arts Beats and Eats and Motown Winterfest music Festival, appearances at St. Andrews Hall, The Blind Pig, Detroit Music Hall, and 2 Fox 2 News Performances


Drawing on 60's influence Adult Contemporary jam rock with a saxophone thrown into the mix, the Blue Effect has a sound which is truly independent from the majority of recording artists today. Teaming up with music industry executives Marla Swartz, Marcella Wilson (Matrix Human Services), David Lee, and booking agent Robert Farmer (Rose Robert Agency), the band has had success performing local and regional shows for the past three years. Formed in 2007, the band has a full length album available on iTunes, released under Diversion Productions in Southfield. Their second EP , "First Sightings" has been a major success; downloaded two thousand times since it debuted 4 months ago. Our newest EP, the self released "Wired to Groove" has a distinctive jam sound that can be enjoyed by a wide range of audiences, from college kids blasting it at a house party to adults who enjoy unique music with a good backbeat.
One of our earliest songs “Whole” was selected for the indie film Myth of the American Sleepover. The movie is being released now in multiple countries overseas and will be coming to America this spring, brought here by the legendary IFC.
The band has been a featured artist on Break Thru Radio (highlighting top college bands), and "Not Into Me" was the song of the month in December for a Singer/Songwriter online showcase. The past year TBE has played high profile shows throughout Michigan such as the Crofoot Ballroom and Pike Room, the Blind Pig, the Modern Exchange, and St. Andrews Hall. The band has also made new fans throughout the Midwest, with shows in the heart of Chicago, Terre Haute and Indianapolis. As students at Michigan State University, the band has been offered shows at the Breslin Center in front of over 1,000 people during welcome week activities, as well as winning the MSU battle of the bands for 2 years in a row. Blue Effect has performed in many music festivals, the most notable being Arts, Beats and Eats (2009) and Motown Winterblast (2010), where they also performed on Fox 2 News to advertise the festival.


The Blue Effect (Version Records)-2008
Tonight's Entertainment EP (Version Records)-2009
First Sightings EP (self release)-2009
Wired To Groove (self release)-2011

Songs "Apparently" and "Not Into Me" are on 88.9FM the Impact! (East Lansing) and we have performed the entirety of "The Blue Effect" on 97.1FM Detroit live at the Jazz Cafe with Judy Adams.
"Whole" is on the soundtrack for the indie film, "The Myth of the American Sleepover".

Set List

We can do anywhere from a 30 minute set to a 3 hour set, depending on the gig. We have two hours of original material and about two hours of covers. Our standard covers include a mix of oldies and new songs, from "Superstition", "Light My Fire", "Oye Como Va", and "House of the Rising Sun" to "Feel Good Inc.", "Daydreamin'" (Lupe Fiasco), and "Electric Feel".

Our 3 set repertoire is below.
Set 1

1. Follow Me

2. Roxanne

3. Meet Virginia

4. Happy Song

5. Ain’t No Sunshine

6. Oye Como Va

7. After Every Show

8. Shine On

9. Tell Her No

10. Piece by Peace

11. Come Together

Roadhouse Blues
Feel Good Inc

Set 2

1. Whole

2. Who Loves the Sun

3. Superstition

4. Chief This Tree

5. Don’t Let Me Down

6. Sunshine of Your Love

7. Machine

8. Daydreamin

9. House of the Rising Sun

10. State I’m In

11. In

12. Touch Me

13. Nectarine

Set 3

1. Apparently

2. Light My Fire

3. Moondance

4. Not Into Me

5. I W