"Blue Plate Special needs to be ranked in the TOP 5 of Blues / Rock bands in North America. Very, very few bands still have that so-important connection to what it’s supposed to be about!!"
…Andy Grigg /Editor-Publisher/ Real Blues Magazine.
We have taken our individual Blues influences and infused our originality, and we bring to the stage a powerful,energetic rockin' blues show that will set your event a'fire !! We recommend you view our online printable EPK at our website to get a more complete picture of what Blue Plate Special is all about!
Satisfaction of the client is most important to us. Whether it's a Festival,club date, corporate or private party all are handled professionally. Adding things like your raffles, announcements, drawings are never a problem.
WHAT DOES BLUE PLATE SPECIAL BRING TO THE TABLE ?
Blue Plate Special has played in the Chicago Blues scene since 1969. Our Band of three veteran blues musicians achieves a unique well rehearsed sound and tightness to our show that acts comprised of hired sideman cannot match!.
Blue Plate Special presents a musically and visually exciting, well crafted performance ! Typically each concert is a combination of our radio proven original songs and classic Blues Genre cover songs. Some of the artists we currently cover are: Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Keb Mo, Thunderbirds, ZZ Top.
Blue Plate Special has had 24 songs hit the #1 chart position on Blues Radio stations around the world in the last two years!!
Energetic- Electric Blues that begs you to react!!
Formed in 1969 by blues singer/songwriter R.P. Michaels, Blue Plate Special was there at The Cellar in Arlington Heights, Illinois in '69-'72 opening for Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues Allstars, Zephyr w/Tommy Bolin on guitar and The Bob Seger System.
They were among the artists that played at the Otis Spann Memorial Benefit where Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy introduced the Blues community to Koko Taylor singing Wang Dang Doodle.
They were one of the first bands to lead the famous Blue Monday Jam session at Chicago's Kingston Mines (with Studebaker John on the harp).
Blue Plate was the house band for two years at John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd's Blues Brothers Bar on Wells Street.
They have entertained at the Chicago Bears Fan Convention and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Convention, Sears Corporate shows, Midnight Madness Marathon Races 2008, Be-All Midwest Convention 2009 and Associated Mail and Parcel Carriers Convention 2009.
Blue Plate Special has Headlined at:
Beloit Folk and Blues Festival 2009-2010, West Chicago Oktoberfest, Chicago Bluesfest 2009 -2010, Michigan Brewfest, Jake Melnicks Mardi Gras Celebration, Iowa Midnight Madness Races 2008-2009, Chicago Blues Tour 2009!
Over the years, Blue Plate Special has shared the concert stage with Charlie Musselwhite, Paul Butterfield, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Siegal-Schwall Blues Band, Heartsfield, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Mitch Ryder, The Kinsey Report, Larry McCray and Wayne Baker Brooks, Janiva Magness.
R.P. Michaels (Vocal, Bass, Keyboards),
Marty Macmillan (Guitarist),
Robert Pasenko (Percussion)