The Breeze Kings are a real blues band. They play, eat, breathe, love & live the classic blues of the 50's and 60's that to this day still define the genre ... and they have a whole lot of fun doing it!
With respect to a lot of very talented musicians, the term "blues band" seems to be used rather loosely these days. Just read the song lists. Two blues songs mixed into an otherwise classic rock, R&B or funk show does not make a blues band. If it is commonly played on popular commercial radio, it is probably not blues music. Real blues lovers take note and make no mistake, The Breeze Kings are a blues band through and through, and proud of it. BB King, Howlin Wolf, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Jr Parker, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed. If you are having a blues party and it is down home, tail shakin, old school blues music you want, this is the band to give it to you.
This isn't sit in the corner and cry music. This is feel good music. This is celebration music. This is get up and dance music!
The Breeze Kings formed in 1997 out of a mutual love for 50's era Chicago blues. The spark was there and word spread fast. Today, the band performs over 200 shows per year all over the eastern USA and has completed four European tours. Featuring complex guitar parts, explosive harmonica, soulful vocals and super groovy rhythms, their exciting and authentic blend of Chicago, Delta, and other regional blues styles catches wide attention. Show after show, their charismatic energy wins over new fans while their unwavering dedication to time honored traditions earns the respect and admiration of blues purists. They have opened for, and played with, some of the biggest names in blues, performed live on television and radio, and their music is enjoyed worldwide on blues radio and online via iTunes, Pandora, Youtube and Spotify. It's no wonder the Breeze Kings have won Creative Loafing's annual Best Blues Band in Atlanta award TEN TIMES and were among the top 10 finalists at the 2005 IBC competition in Memphis TN.
The Breeze Kings have released four CD's on Atlanta's Veritone Records label. With each CD comes a blend of classic blues covers and creative original songs showcasing the band's roots and its talent. Critics and audiences have received all four CD's very well with glowing reviews and radio play from all over the world.
In addition to numerous club and festival performances, The Breeze Kings are in high demand for private occasions. The band's distinct sound and absolute professionalism are exactly what clients want for a unique and memorable party, wedding or corporate event.
The Breeze Kings performance dates, music and videos can be found all over the web on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and all the rest.
The Breeze Kings have something special and it makes them one of Atlanta's, and the south's, most popular and sought after blues bands.
The Breeze Kings are:
Carlos “Breeze” Capote – vocals, harmonica Lee Griffin – guitar Gregg Shapiro – bass Trevor Roberts – drums