The Blue Olives / Bio

Booking & Business Management:
Dave Turner

Regular artists at House of Blues- Chicago, The Blue Olives (based out of Madison, WI) have performed over 3200 shows in the eastern half of the US and average 130+ shows a year since 1994. Sassy horns, 4 lead vocalists (male & female), killer vocal harmonies, searing guitar and funky bass & rhythm sections are the cornerstones of this powerhouse band. Known as one of the fiercest jam bands around, with well over 400 songs in repertoire and 4 albums released, this group easily goes from playing formal corporate events to large venue rock concert atmospheres!


Opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eddie Money, Ronnie Montrose, Sophie B. Hawkins & Super Diamond
Have played Summerfest (Milwaukee) 6 times
Featured artist on 105.5FM-Madison's "The Studio M Show" (2011)
3 time MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards) winner: Best Vocal Ensemble & Cover Band, Best Jazz Ensemble
Finalists for 8 Madison Area Music Awards (2012)
Voted Madison's Favorite by Isthmus Readers (2011)

Influences: Robben Ford, BB King, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steely Dan, Jimmy Herring, Jazz is Dead, Miles Davis, Victor Wooten, Neville Brothers, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power

General Info

Band Members
Dave Turner, Joan Herzing, Johnny Payne, Todd Phipps, David Beall, Anton Seda, Ryan Shea
Artist Name
The Blue Olives
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Funk / Blues

Contact Info

Madison, WI
Dave Turner | Joan Herzing

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