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James Supra Blues Band / Bio

Newsflash!...James Supra Band...
All I can say is that I am super excited about the launch of the newest chapter of the James Supra Band !! I know many of you have been waiting patiently to see what comes next. Well, the wait is over !! Al Wanamaker & myself want to introduce to you our newest members !! Mitch Shelly on Bass, Dave Smith on guitar, sax & flute, & Marc Young (our unofficial 5th member) on piano & keyboard. We have been rehearsing for several weeks now & have added a whole bunch of new songs to the set !! This is going to be a very powerful group of musicians !! We will hit the ground running for sure. The chemistry & communication between us is unparalleled !! Mitch & Dave are like 2 mad scientists, dissecting & creating new songs !! It's amazing to watch !! Although Marc won't be joining us on all of the shows, he will be a big part of our larger stage sound, as you may have seen at this years Blast Furnace Blues Fest!! We look forward to seeing you at the many festival dates we have scheduled for this year !!
The James Supra Blues Band brings to you more than 75 years of combined professional music experience. Band members have been nominated and won numerous awards for their talent and have shared the stage with a notables list that reads like a who’s-Who of modern Blues that includes: Tommy Castro, Sue Foley, Rhett Tyler, Slam Allen, Kid Bangem, Bobby Radcliff, and B.B. King. The band has been wowing local audiences and is a favorite throughout the region. When they hit the stage, they bring you a tight, high-energy, harmonica-driven groove worthy of international recognition.
James Supra (harmonica, lead vocals), Al Wanamaker (Drums), Mitch Shelly (Bass).
The year 2012 was a banner year for the band scoring 7 Lehigh Valley Music Awards. We welcomed a new bass player, released a brand new cd !! Our 3rd release, but this one is special. It's our 1st studio cd. The 1st two were live recordings.
Please welcome "Tip MY Hat To The Maker" Our newest release. Recorded in March 2012 at Dancing Pepper studios in Nazareth, Pa. Scott Tice owner & engineer, co-produced the project with us. It's a great recording of 5 original songs as well as 5 select cover songs.
JSBB is a creative force, we like to say "we're not your average blues band" and we live up to it.
We are going on our 4th year now.
We are an extremely high energy band !! We really love playing live and feed off the crowd's energy. It's lightning in bottle Wanamaker says.
James Supra has a rough vocal style that lends itself well
to blues & blues rock. And his harmonica playing has a non traditional, very contempary approach.
Al Wanamaker, Well this is the guy to watch on the drums. Full of personality & showmanship. He drives this band night after night, show after show.
He really is the heart & soul of this band.

General Info

Band Members
James Supra - Lead Vocals/Harmonica, Al Wanamaker - Drums, Mitch Shelly - Bass/Electric & Up-Right, Dave Smith - Guitar
Artist Name
James Supra Blues Band
Home Page
Blues / Harmonica Driven Rock / Jam

Contact Info

Allentown, PA