Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes over three sets of originals and 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Charles Mingus, B.B. King, Kenny Burrell, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Etta James, Muddy Waters, The Meters, Little Feat, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan, Curtis Mayfield, The Butterfield Blues Band, Derek Trucks, Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse, Steely Dan, Etta James, ZZ Top, Robben Ford, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, SoulLive, Derek and the Dominoes, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, Amy Winehouse, among many others. Taking the road less traveled, they discover and share off-the-beaten songs and instrumentals and fuse them into their own original works. They dare to be risk-takers on stage, digging deep into the vaults of blues/jazz antiquity. The result is an effortless take no-prisoners-approach that wittingly captures the audience's hearts.
he record is incredibly pleasing, perhaps taking center stage at a hip Manhattan party, or mellowing down easy in the comfort of your own home with a big cocktail or two.
— Karen Nugent, Boston Blues Society
what an incredible voyage it was. One to be taken over and over, each time revealing some new nuance in this mind enriching musical gem.
— Greg "Bluesdog" Szalony, Boston Blues Magazine
Bees Deluxe, effortlessly incorporates American blues, R&B, British Invasion and soul in to a hearty amalgam of guitar driven rock & roll that shakes and stirs.
— Brian Owens, Metronome Magazine
unquestionably unique; acid blues at its finest, dripping with virtuosity
— A J Wachtel, Boston Blues Society
I have to recommend Bees Deluxe to music enthusiasts who appreciate strong musicians
— Georgetown Fats
Bees Deluxe have found an important niche for themselves in the greater-Boston blues scene.
— Bill Copeland, Bill Copeland Music News
bluesy stuff. Jazz predominates, yet the blues, funk and lots of rock are there. If your taste in music is broad and have an open mind to new stuff, you will enjoy this CD as I did.
— Steve Jones, President of the Crossroads Blues Society
the music is intense – good – and difficult to write about
— Lady K, Boston Blues Society
Laid back, great guitar riffs, all I need is a drink and I'll be all set.
— Beantown Bloggery