BIG BLU SOUL REVUE:
Big Blu Soul Revue bring the soul of San Francisco to their music and the live stage. With an extreme passion for the music of 60’s and 70’s soul, funk and jazz, the band shares music influences ranging from soul legends like Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye to funk and jazz artists like The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and many more. Their fresh approach brings a wide array of infectious dance grooves to their high-energy live show. Their new album release, Tongue & Groovin', was released in late September 2016. It's displays the band's love of old school soul and funk while their modern twist.
Formed in early 2012 by long-time Bay Area guitarist and vocalist Jason Movrich (The Mission Players, Jason Movrich & Friends), the band is comprised of a tight group of top notch musicians including Bay Area bassist John Bartlett, Italian-born keyboardist and vocalist Giuseppe Pinto, southern California native Blake Ritterman on drums, along with multi-saxophonists Brian Lassiter and Hermann Lara, also featuring vocalist Lydia Walker.
The band’s music is strongly influenced by the classic sounds of Motown, Stax, Daptones and Blue Note Records but with a fresh and original spin. “Our ultimate goal is to connect with our audience, get you to feel the groove that makes you want to dance,” says Movrich.
Big Blu Soul Revue has tour dates scheduled throughout 2016 to support their upcoming CD release. The band has recently been performing throughout northern California to strong and enthusiastic audiences and has regularly performed at famed Bay Area venues such as Yoshi’s, Sweetwater Music Hall, Brick & Mortar Music Hall, Elbo Room, deYoung Museum, Ashkenaz, Cigar Bar & Grill, Number One Broadway, Lagunitas Taproom and many more.