The Roger Girke Band
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May
05
The Roger Girke Band @ The Blue Parrot

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Apr
22
The Roger Girke Band @ The Blue Parrot

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Apr
21
The Roger Girke Band @ Sydney's

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA

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A nice mix of Chicago and Delta blues and some New Orleans funk… Serious scorching vocals and blues guitar.
- Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro, Mary4Music.com
- Mary4Music.com


Prime guitar-fueled blues… danceable shuffles and slow-burning grooves… These guys are definitely worthy of national attention.
- Music City Blues Bluesletter, Nashville, Tennessee - Music City Bluesletter


...a funkier bunch would be hard to find… [Roger’s] vocal abilities are refreshingly powerful & expressive…they deserve wider recognition indeed.
- Judge Jones, Blues Freepress #20, UK
- Blues Freepress, United Kingdom


The group boasts a resume of recording and performing credits that will impress the most devout blues fans. Their second album features no covers aside from Fats Domino’s “All By Myself.”… run from New Orleans R&B to straight-up Chicago blues.
- Out and About Magazine, January 2005
- Out and About Magazine


…Their new disc, My Baby Loves That Stuff, includes just one cover (Fat’s Domino’s “All By Myself”) among a set of smart self-penned songs. Girke’s vocals are better than credible, the recording is clean, and arrangements are well-thought-out.
- Blues Revue, Apr/May 2005
- Blues Revue


This is as radio-ready as any submission we've had… as good as any that you're likely to hear over the airwaves in this genre… certainly deserves a larger audience.
- Recording Magazine, 2005
- Recording Magazine


…plenty of serious blues… with Roger on soulful vocals. “Daddy” is a heartfelt tribute to departed parent contained in a wee hours, south side Chicago slow blues, slow burn musical setting…an accomplished set.
- Blues in Britain, Vol 1, Issue 30

- Blues in Britain


I have said it before, and I'll say it again because it's worth repeating: the guys from the Del-Mar-Va-Pa region are monsters of their craft. Roy Buchanon, Delbert McClinton, Danny Gatton, Billy Price, and the Nighthawks have called this place their home. The Roger Girke Band is a great example of the kind of musicians that come from this area. Roger Girke fronts his band with solid vocals, and tasty guitar. These guys ROCK! Don't miss your chance to see The Roger Girke Band. These guys pump out a hearty dose of house-rockin blues.
- Pittsburgh Blues Society - The Pittsburgh Blues Society


Discography

"Shake It" Teletone 2008
"My Baby Loves That Stuff" Teletone 2004
"We Got The Funky Blues" Teletone 2001

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The Roger Girke Band's newest Teletone Records CD "Shake It" released August 2008 showcases the band doing what it does best....original contemporary blues performed to perfection by a tight-knit group of veterans, who not only love playing with each other, but give everything to their loyal audiences year in and year out. The bands 2004 CD "My Baby Loves That Stuff" (on Teletone Records) also featured 10 original tracks and was nominated as a "Top 5 Self-produced CD" during the 2005 International Blues Challenge. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, The Roger Girke Band has been thrilling audiences in clubs and festivals in the northeast United States for the past ten years. Their first Teletone CD "Roger Girke and The Funky Twisters - We Got The Funky Blues" received rave reviews in major publications across the country. In their October 2002 issue, Blues Revue Magazine said: "This band deserves national attention".

Band leader, vocalist, and guitarist Roger Girke is a 34 year veteran of the east coast blues scene. His soulful vocals and tight guitar combine for a singular style reminscent of some, but totally free of imitation. The band's chemistry is driven by the powerful Glenn Bickel on keyboards, the super-funky Pat B on bass, the grooves from Dave "the metronome" Rainey on drums and one of the industries most
Check out the band's website (www.rogergirkeband.com) for their show schedule, more details on their CDs, and booking information.