Yankee Blues Brothers are available for weddings, functions and corporate events.
In the package they can also include both their solo shows and a disco. Complete package deal available.
Book the full show and the disco is included. (Limited time offer).
This Yankee Blues Brothers show relies on audience participation and is lively and entertaining – suitable for small to medium venues.
Yankee Blues Brothers – Show and Disco
Both Jake and Elwood have spent the last 25 years touring Europe. They have appeared in various Blues and Soul bands and both are musicians in their own right playing harmonica, slide guitar, lead guitar.
Great show for all ages – something for everyone – especially fans of the Blues Brothers.
The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, respectively in character as lead vocalist “Joliet” Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of well-known and respected musicians and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday Night Live, opening the show performing “Soul Man”, and later “Hey Bartender”.
The band took on a life beyond the confines of television, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in November 1978, opening for the Grateful Dead on December 31, 1978, at the closing of Winterland Arena in San Francisco, and spawning a Hollywood comedy film in 1980, The Blues Brothers.
After the death of Belushi in 1982, the Blues Brothers continued to perform with a rotation of guest singers and other band members. The band reformed in 1988 for a world tour and again in 1998 for a sequel film, Blues Brothers 2000.
The Blues Brothers featuring Elwood and Zee regularly perform at House of Blues venues and various casinos across North America. They are usually backed by James Belushi’s Sacred Hearts Band. The Original Blues Brothers Band tours the world regularly. The only original members still in the band are Steve Cropper and Lou Marini. The lead singers are Bobby “Sweet Soul” Harden, Rob ” The Honeydripper” Papparozi and Tommy “Pipes ” McDonnel. They are occasionally joined by Eddie Floyd.
Aykroyd currently reprises his character Elwood Blues as the host of the weekly House of Blues Radio Hour, heard nationwide on the Dial Global Radio Network. (Wikipedia).
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