The B Players / Bio

In January of 2012, in a small bedroom community in Southern California, The B Players Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues Club was formed to entertain audiences of all creeds and colors with great music and strong performances.

With an evolving and eclectic mix of songs in the repertoire, The B Players express their uniqueness in their song selections and in the instruments they use to make noise; from stand-up cocktail drum kits, to upright, rockabilly basses and homemade 'canjo' (a banjo made from a cookie tin) guitars, the songs are always changing and the sets are always fun.

The B Players have established themselves as a "leave the ego at the door" band, and while there are hefty doses of traditional rock and blues themes in what they do, they always keep the content age-appropriate. And these boys can play with great grooves and intense musicality. A full range of sonic toe-tapping ensures that the dance floor is rarely empty when downbeat comes.

The first recording sessions with the group were conceived of as experiments in old-time recording techniques. The band recorded live with no instrument overdubs and vintage microphones and miking techniques. This led to a unique quality of raw sound with an honest feel. The second round of sessions saw the band exploring unique instrumentation and a more production-oriented mindset. Combining these two sets of recordings has led to an (as-yet untitled) album with varying texture and anything but a formulaic 'blues' sound.

Here is a short song list:

Angel of Mercy (Jonny Lang)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Born Under a Bad Sign (Albert King)
Bright Lights Big City (Gary Clark Jr.)
Checkin' on My Baby (Sonny Boy Williamson)
Cissy Strut (The Meters)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Crossroads Blues (Robert Johnson)
Dance with Me Tonight (The Wonders)
For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Further On Up The Road (Bobby "Blue" Bland)
Got My Mojo Workin (Muddy Waters)
Gravity (John Mayer)
Hard to Handle (Otis Redding)
Help the Poor (B.B. King)
Hoochie Coochie Man (Muddy Waters)
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton)
I Got a Woman (Ray Charles)
I'm Tore Down (Freddy King)
It Hurts Me Too (Tampa Red)
It's Obdacious (Buddy Johnson)
Jambalaya (Hank Williams)
Key to the Highway (Charlie Segar)
King Bee (Muddy Waters)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Buddy Guy)
Me & My Guitar (Freddy King)
Monkey Man (Willie Dixon)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Mystery Train (Junior Parker)
Rack 'Em Up (Jonny Lang)
Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulson)
Red House (Jimi Hendrix)
Revolution (The Beatles)
She Caught the KATY (Taj Mahal)
Someday After a While (Freddy King)
Steamroller Blues (James Taylor)
Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker)
Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
That's Alright Mama (Arthur Crudup)
Third Degree (Willie Dixon)
Too Much (Dave Matthews)
Voodoo Chile Slight Return (Jimi Hendrix)

General Info

Band Members
Joe Joe, Jey Bird, Timmy P.
Artist Name
The B Players
Profile Page
Active Since
Blues / Rock

Contact Info

Riverside, CA
Joe DeRoche

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