The Breakwater Blues Band, formed in August 2013, is a dynamic, talented and professional trio performing an awesome blend of blues, jazz and rock music. Band leader and guitarist, Bill Stumpf, puts on a highly entertaining and diverse show featuring his Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, Gibson ES-335 and Gibson L5 guitars. Bill plays a solid repertoire of blues-infused jazz and rock as well as some classic blues from the likes of Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robben Ford.
Richard Fall, on drums, has been playing music venues throughout New England for decades with bands such as Four-n-Debt and Big John and the Twins. Richard drives the band's energy and rhythm featuring his beautiful drum kit from the drummer of Rihanna and his Billy Cobham snare.
The talented Jim Skladany on bass, who studied at Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory, lays a solid foundation to the band's overall sound. His skills range from classical to jazz and all in between. Jim features his Fender Jazz Bass and impressive upright acoustic bass.
The Breakwater Blues Band is a great choice for clients who appreciate the instrumental nature of jazz music but who also love the blues! Their dynamic repertoire provides plenty of opportunities for dancing, as well as simply listening, for an overall fun and entertaining event. The members are highly talented, experienced and professional. The band is suitable for both large and small events.
Based in Portsmouth New Hampshire, the band is available for engagements throughout southern Maine, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts. Some of the most recent venues where the band has performed include a Private Holiday Party in Danvers, MA, The Hive, in Kennebunk Maine, Seaglass Village Pavilion and Sandbar in Wells Maine, Andy's Old Port Pub in Portland and Milly's Tavern in Manchester, NH.
Bill Stumpf (Guitar),
Richard Fall (Drums),
Jim Skladany (Bass)