TONY PEEBLES is an Ontario native, who moved to Philadelphia, where he spent eight years studying music theory at the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), and jazz saxophone at The University of the Arts (MM degree).
Since touring Europe with the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band in 2000, including a st... See Full Bio
You never heard the blues like this—a powerhouse of feisty, enthralling vocals and big brass sound. Delivering a blend of funky blues, humorously impudent lyrics, big brassy horns, soulful singing, and a naughty, tongue-in-cheek rapport with her audience, Paula Harris redefines what the blues can be. With a dynamic voice and with her feisty stage presence, she’s an entertainer who will surprise and delight with her hybrid of blues, funk, soul, and jazz originals. Lou Rawls said of Harris, “Paula, you’re a vanilla coating with a chocolate soul!” Her all-star seven-piece band, the Beasts of Blues and Big Ass Brass, consisting of piano, bass, drums, guitar, sax, trumpet, and trombone, has members who have worked with Santana, Taj Majal, Van Morrison, Sly & The Family Stone, Little Richard, Percy Sledge, and James Brown, among many others. They won top 3 bragging rights in the 2012 International Blues Challenge, The largest Battle of the Bands in the world and their debut album was nominated for a 2013 Blues Music Award in the Best New Artist category. They also received nominations for the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards Best New Artist and the Sean Costello Rising Star award. Elwood Blues AKA Dan Ackroyd featured them on his Internationally Syndicated Radio Show " THe Blues Mobile" as a bluesbreaker and Favorite New Artist release. Prepare yourself for a new kind of blues—Paula Harris is breaking the mold.
Come join Paula and the Beasts of Blues in COSTUME and help us break the record for the largest attendance at a jam EVER! Some of the Bay Area's BEST musicians will be in attendance and this is your chance to join them on stage.Bring your instrument and talent and join in on the fun!
This is a HUGE night for Blues! Club Fox presents Paula Harris, The Beasts of Blues and the Big Ass Brass in concert....opening act is the Tribal Blues Band! Thats 17 musicians, 2 BIG bands, 2 BIG Fabulous Female vocalists, 2 HORN sections, and 2 BIG SHOWS! all for ONE LOW PRICE! Paula sold this venue out the last time she was here by herself- so this will sell out even faster....so make you reservations early! It's going to be a HELLUVA show!
“If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- and they were a blues band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” She delivers a mix of Impudent, Humorous, and Naughty Lyrical content in a Fusion of Blues, Funk and Jazz. Her band, the “Beasts of Blues” and her Horn section “Big Ass Brass” are world-class and they put on a show that is as impressive as their sound. They won the 2012 Battle of the Bands for the Golden Gate Blues Society and the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2012 Monterey Blues Festival’s Battle of the Bands, and finished in the top three worldwide in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.( after receiving standing ovations at all stages of the competition!) They are also nominated for a Blues Music Award as “best new Artist” for 2013. This group is being touted as one of the hottest most original bands to hit the blues scene in years.
“If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- it would sound something like Paula Harris” Delivering a blend of funky blues, impudent humorous lyrics, big brassy horns, soulful singing and a naughty tongue in cheek rapport with her audience- Paula and her All Star 7piece “Beasts of Blues” have been selling out every show they perform. They are the hottest thing in the Blues right now after taking top honors at the International Blues Challenge last Feb which is the largest “Battle of Bands” competition in the world and now they are nominated for one of the genres highest honors with a Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist” The Beasts of Blues and the Big Ass Brass consist of piano, bass, drums, guitar, sax, trumpet, and trombone and have worked or recorded with Santana, Taj Majal, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Greg Allmann, Little Richard, James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone, Chuck Berry, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Jerry Garcia, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Caldwell, Percy Sledge, Billy Preston, Lenny Williams and more. They put on a serious show and are a Bay Area Treasure.
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