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THE JULIE DUKE BAND delivers an edgy, unrestrained blend of Blues from the Delta to Chicago, 1920’s through current.
The band features the vocals of front-woman Julie Duke, the bass powerhouse Keith Paculli, guitarists Jim Nardo and Chris Mills, keyboard player Van Bergen and the rhythmic styling of drummer John Lester. The boys hold down a smoldering groove behind Julie’s sultry, bluesy voice and passionately energetic stage presence.
Their cover versions are choice and eclectic, including songs by Elmore James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Koko Taylor, Freddie King and Big Mama Thornton. They take a song, honor its origins, and then make it their own with drop-dead vocals and foot stomping, hip swaying rhythms.
THE JULIE DUKE BAND will get the staunchest of blues unbelievers tapping their toes and moving to the beat. "The Julie Duke Band performed at our community dance and was so spirited and engaging that we had people on the floor enjoying themselves that hadn't been seen dancing in many years," said Kenneth Collins, Music Promoter for the Friends of Fort Flagler Summer Concert Series.
With their entertaining stage show, expert musicianship and unique sound, THE JULIE DUKE BAND has built a wide and devoted following, drawing crowds to shows at venues as diverse as the Coyle Community Center, the Bite of Seattle, Bainbridge’s Bloedel Reserve and the Seven Cedars Casino.