•2015 "Rock Band of the Year" Independent Musicians Promotions (IMP Radio)
• San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
• 'Vanarchy • Live' * nominated BEST BLUES ALBUM 2015 San Diego Music Awards'
• Black Roses' nominated BEST BLUES ALBUM 2014 San Diego Music Awards
• 'Songs That Shake The Cage' nominated BEST ROCK ALBUM 2013 San Diego Music Awards
• Nominated BEST BLUES BAND 2012 San Diego Music Awards
• 'Top 10 Bands to Watch' (San Diego Reader)
• 'Top 5 CD's' (SD Rock 'n' Roll)
Black Market III--formed in the Fall of 2011 by Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn, former front man for the multi-award winning iconic San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks. He has been no stranger to doing 300+ nights a year with his former band, and is pushing Black Market III every bit as hard, if not harder.
Black Market III has quickly turned into a red hot band focused on playing hard hitting, soulful Blues, American Roots, and Rock (the vein of Social Distortion and the Clash). BMIII was touted as "the band to watch" by Dave Good of the San Diego Reader, and was nominated their first year for a 2012 San Diego Music Award (BEST BLUES).
Their first full length CD, ‘Songs That Shake The Cage’, was released in the summer of 2012, accompanied by European and U.S. touring and playing shows with the likes of Rick Derringer and Roni Lee (The Runaways). It was named as one of the “Top 5 CD’s 2012” by SD Rock ‘n’ Roll, received a 2013 San Diego Music Award Nomination for "BEST ROCK ALBUM", and has received airplay worldwide.
The band released their 2nd CD, "Black Roses" in Sept. of 2013, accompanied by Western U.S. tour dates and a 5 week Fall European tour, playing 24 shows in 30 nights and spreading over 4 countries. 2014 finds the band widening their US tour routes, and heading to Europe for two festival and club date tours of Europe and the UK for a total of 4 months! 'Black Roses' was nominated for a 2014 San Diego Music Award for "BEST BLUES ALBUM", and is receiving critical acclaim worldwide.
In 2015, the band recorded their first live CD titled "Vanarchy •Live•", played non-stop on the road in the Western U.S., received a nomination for "Best Blues CD" on the new CD, and just returned home from a 3 month, 9 country European tour. They wrapped up this exceptional year by being named "Rock Band of the Year, 2015" by Independent Musicians Promotions Radio (IMP Radio), based out of New Zealand and now worldwide.
2016 had the band continuing to build their presence on the road in the Western U.S. Now, with the release of their homage to Led Zeppelin "Black Country", BMIII is embarking on an extensive 4 month tour of Europe.
Black Market III crosses over, using the Blues as the root of the sound. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from Tom Waits, Wayne Walker, Hank Williams Sr., Leadbelly, Dead Weather, Social Distortion, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before. The band prides itself on it's ability to perform diversely and dynamically, playing full blown concerts to small 'stripped down' semi-acoustic shows, traditional blues to their trademarked ‘Grease Punk’ sound.
Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn--former front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations (3 wins, multiple nominations), European blues chart topping CD‘s (Two #1’s, a #3, and a #4 on the CrossCut Blues Chart), as well as 20+ years of experience gigging, recording, and touring the States and Europe (16th Euro tour Fall 2015). Scottie has played with and opened for some of the biggest names in the business, including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats), Dr. John, Dick Dale, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Anson Funderburgh (Texas Blues Guitar Legend)...and many more!
Roxy Coverdale--rock solid bassist discovered by Scottie 'Mad Dog’ Blinn. Roxy's grooves are 4 lanes wide, and her vocals are a perfect complement to Scottie's. She lays down the solid foundation for the band's sound, and her featured songs have become crowd favorites at BMIII shows.
Rhythm Turner--a phenomenal musician from San Diego, is set to join BMIII on the drums for the 2016 European tour. She fronts her own band "Rhythm & The Method", but was sought out after BMIII witnessed her prowess on the drums at one of her shows.
(Reserve) Jackson Blinn--at 18 years old is already a serious and seasoned pro drummer, adept at many styles, and is in demand. Growing up with and learning from several of San Diego's best drummers including Dave Uosikkinen of the Hooters and Tom Essa of The Mississippi Mudsharks, Jackson was already playing professionally and packing rooms in his own Blues band at age 14, "Wyatt Lowe & The Youngbloods". They were the featured standout at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Noted guest drummers will be joining BMIII on the occasion Jackson is on one of his own tours.
Black Market III has endorsement deals with Boulder Creek Guitars, Quilter Amplification, Dunlop Guitar Accessories, and Motor Cult Kustom Kulture Clothes
BOOKINGS & PROMO:
(Double Barrel Records, Bookings, and Promotions)
Scott Blinn (U.S., International)
(Local San Diego and U.S. Dates)