The Hoodoo Band
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The Hoodoo Band

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The best kept secret in music


"Music that "Open's Your Soul""

"The Hoodoo Band appeared last weekend at The BoxCar in Southport, CT and kept music fans dancing past midnight. Ms. Cilingin with her sultry showmanship and vocals reminded some of the audience of Tina Turner" - The New York Times - 12/12/04

"The Hoodoo Band"

“The Hoodoo Band captures your attention with strong guitar work and sultry vocals. Lead singer Debra Cilingin takes old and new blues songs and makes them her own in style and substance. The audience is treated to a dynamic show with the music and animation of the band. An unknown quality emanates from their performances.”
Domenic Forcella -Blues Foundation Board Member and author of “Blues Beat” featured in four daily newspapers:
The Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press, Torrington Citizen-Register, Farmington Valley Press
- The Herald Press

"On the Radio"

“A rock solid blues band with an electrifying, steamy vocalist in Debra Cilingin. That’s “Hoo” they are. As for what they “Doo”, well, let’s say they are better than alcohol when it comes to “melting the ice”

Steve Alison - WPKN Bridgeport, CT - WPKN

"Performance Review"

“A recent performance by The Hoodoo Band, which took place at Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartfort CT, left the audience in jaw dropping amazement at the conclusion of their set. The band, which features Debra Cilingin delivers strong, powerful slow blues that immediately captures your attention. Ms Cilingin puts her heart and soul into the music and does not hold anything back. Her vocals are filled with such emotion and raw energy it’s truly captivating.
Dana Fargnoli - WCNI New London CT - WCNI

"Barrel House Blues - Performance Review"

"An absolutely smokin' ensemble fronted by the dynamic diva Debra Cilingin"
This dual guitar band with the captivating Ms. Cilingin on vocals brings raw authentic Blues to the pinnacle of performance perfection with their treatments of traditional Blues and jazz. Combining a raw sound with a polished presentation, they work a special blend of magic on their songs and will astound you with a musical honesty that is refreshing and stimulating. Tough stuff.
Bob Kisielius -
- Barrelhouse Blues


Blue Nuts - EP
Rub The Raven - LP
Turning Blue - LP - Soon to be released


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Hoodoo Band is a six piece group with their roots firmly based in traditional Blues & Jazz.

Debra Cilingin, a sultry vocalist, fronts the group in a way that excites everyone, whether it’s an old time Chicago Blues or a Jazz Ballad from the past, Debra takes you there.

Greg McCullough and Paul Gabriel are the band’s guitarists. In the course of an evening, one will hear the heart and soul of many great guitarists who have preceded them: Blues guitar the way it should be.

Dave Anastasia on bass, Pat Gregor on Keyboards and J.J. Clarke on drums round out the rhythm section of the group by solidifying the various moods that can be heard within the group’s performance.

Debra Cilingin and The Hoodoo Band makes every song they perform a real experience for the audience, all natural, no additives. They are good for everyone.