the BLUESNIKS

the BLUESNIKS

 Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
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THE BLUESNIKS bring a unique blend of chicago blues, memphis soul, west coast swing and funky grooves to stages and venues across the Chicago and Midwest music scene. Featuring a soulful horn section, hot guitar, barrelhouse piano, & a luscious Hammond organ. This band is jumpin swinging and rockin!

Biography

THE BLUESNIKS bring a unique blend of chicago blues, memphis soul, west coast swing and funky grooves to stages and venues across the Chicago and Midwest music scene. Featuring a soulful horn section, hot guitar, a rockin' rhthym section, barrelhouse piano, and a luscious Hammond organ. This band has the BLUES jumpin' swingin' and rockin!

THE BLUESNIKS members are musicians that have been playing in various groups and styles around Chicago and the midwest for the past 20 years. From jazz combos, big band, rock, swing, blues, pop, ska, funk, R&B, and every style in-between.
We came together as THE BLUESNIKS to bring it all into one group, to perform these many styles..... all of which come from the BLUES.

The blues can swing.... the blues can rock.... the blues can be funky.... the blues jump.... and IT ALL COMES FROM THE BLUESNIKS !

We often host surprise guest musicians at many of our shows, who are not only our friends, but some of the most talented musicians of various styles around Chicago and the midwest.

The BLUESNIKS dig into the collections of traditional and contemporary popular tunes and hidden gems, performing an array of music and styles from artists including Tommy Castro, Ray Charles, Little Milton, James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tab Benoit, Sam and Dave, Floyd Dixon, BB King, and many others.

It all comes from the blues.... and It All Comes From THE BLUESNIKS !!!

Joe K - Guitar.
Tony B - Piano and Hammond B3.
Bill Z - Bass.
Jim C - Drums and Percussion.
Mitch G - Vocals, and Trumpet.
Robb C - Sax and Woodwinds.
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Discography

http://www.myspace.com/thebluesniksband.

Set List

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T-Bone Shuffle
I Dont' Believe
Bad Case of Love
Mary Ann
Crawfishin'
Keep on Loving Me Baby
Born Under A Bad Sign
Gotta Serve Somebody
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Hate Myself In The Morning
Trading One Fool For Another
Couldn't Stand The Weather
Grits Ain't Groceries
Shaky Ground
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I'm A Ram
Lie No Better
Gotta Serve Somebody
New Orleans
Hold On I'm Coming
Mr. Pitiful
What I'd Say
Mambo Swing
Land Of A 1000 Dances
Shake A Tail Feather
Twist And Shout
Good Lovin'
Mardi Gras Mambo
My Last Meal