The Randy Oxford Band

The Randy Oxford Band

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The Randy Oxford Band showcases a sophisticated mix of world-class musicianship, audience-friendly showmanship, and original arrangements from "Memphis to Motown," that are smart, danceable and full of life.Randy was selected to perform on the Legendary Blues Cruise in October '07 and again in '08.

Biography

The Randy Oxford Band consists of 6 veteran musicians, each bringing a unique background and talent to the band. Randy Oxford - trombonist, “Blues Performer of the Year,” and notorious wild man- has been honored more than 25 times since returning to his home state of Washington several years ago, following a European Tour of duty with the U.S. Army band. He has won multiple Best Horn awards, Entertainer of the Year, Keeping the Blues Alive, and induction into the Washington Blues Society's Hall of Fame.
Randy plays the trombone as a lead instrument, inventing a path through the chord progressions, sometimes mimicing the guitars around him, sometimes taking them with him on one of his wild rides. His tone has been admired by symphony conductors, but he also knows how to rip a sound or turn it into an animal call. Randy has become a Northwest favorite, hosting popular invitational jams at various venues in the area, as well as leading his own very successful band.
The Randy Oxford Band is blessed with five outstanding vocalists, each bringing his/her own special style to make this band's repertoire as varied and interesting as the members themselves. Patti Allen is the featured vocalist, a blues veteran who has been recognized by the Washington Blues Society as Entertainer of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, and Hall of Famer. Her vocals are soulful, gritty, and full of energy in the classic, Chicago Blues style.
Dominique Stone, whose bass style adds an element of funk to the rhythm section, has a smooth, satiny voice and a playful nature that often results in spontaneous dance moves and stage antics that infect the rest of the band. Riky Hudson, on drums, adds vocals that generally rest in the baritone range, although he provides the high end of the harmonies. He specializes in drawing the audience into his songs, i.e. "All right, boys and girls - it's sing-along time!"
Rafael Tranquilino hails from Mexico City and sings "straight ahead" blues - in Spanish! He's rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the hottest young guitar slingers around. Brian Feist, the newest member of the band, is known for his thoughtful, intricate guitar style and smooth, soulful voice.
The two guitarists back each other during solos and, with the addition of Randy's killer trombone, help give the band it's characteristic big, rich sound. In addition, the interplay between the performers - both musically and visually - provides the audience with something entertaining to watch, as well as to hear.
Photo credits: Ricki Peto, Jeff DeWolfe, Sean Cummings

Discography

"Memphis to Motown" is The Randy Oxford Band's newsest release and features a variety of American music - blues, Motown, funk, gospel, and a touch of jazz. The CD is available at shows, on iTunes, at CD Baby, and from randyoxford.com.
"All The Buzz," the Randy Oxford Band's first CD, was released by Della Records in 2004. Winner of "Best CD" awards from the Washington Blues Society and the Inland Empire Blues Association, the only CD to have honored state-wide. Tracks played on the radio include "Bumblebee" and "Hard Way to Go." "All the Buzz" is available at CD Baby and from randyoxford.com.
"Comin' Home" was recorded in 2005 at the Winthrop Rythmn and Blues Festival and includes several tunes the band had never recorded before, including the popular "Candy Store." Fans of the band were pleased with the inprovisational nature of the solos, something live audiences have always appreciated and the band itself has always enjoyed.
As a bonus, two previously unreleased studio tracks from the "All the Buzz" sessions were included. Available on CD Baby only.

Set List

Safety In Numbers - Joan Osborne
Honey - Original by Dominique Stone
Bring It On Home- Sam Cooke
Steppin' In, Steppin' Out - Denise La Salle
Evil Gal Blues - Leonard Feather
Heart is Mended - Charles Brown
Bumblebee - Memphis Minnie
Think - James Brown
Cool, Kind of Poppa
Sugar in My Bowl - C. Williams/Bessie Smith
Bow Wow - Junior Guitar Watson
What's Goin' On? - Obie Benson
Smiling Faces Sometimes - The Undisputed Truth
Dirty, Low Down and Bad - Keb Mo
Go On- Jerry Williams
Blues Walk - Clifford Brown
I'll Be Glad - Elvin Bishop
Motown Medley - Various
The Thrill is Gone - BB King
Help Me - Sonny Boy Williamson
Long, Slidin' Thing - Della Reese
Inseparable (Original) - Dominique Stone
Ado - El Tri
Oye Cantinero - El Tri
Somewhere in Atlanta
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
The Blues is My Business
Dr. FeelGood
And many more!