Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers is a blues outfit that fills a niche in Portland that has been largely untapped, straight Chicago Blues. Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers were twice nominated for a Cascade Blues Assn Muddy Award. Harvey has opened shows for Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Shawn Holt and The Teardrops, Bernard Allison, Mighty Joe Young, Jimmy Thackery, Smokin' Joe Kubik, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, JW Jones, Sean Chambers, Corey Stevens, Davina & The Vagabonds, Mike Zito, Dan Treanor's Afrossippi Band, Kevin Selfe & The Tornados, Mitch Kashmar, and Deak Harp. He's played in bands that have backed Chicago legends, Taildragger, Mary Lane and Rockin' Johnny when they were in his area and needed a back up band. One look at Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers tour schedule confirms their status as an in-demand blues band.
It's plain and simple, Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers play Chicago Blues. This is the real thing, post-war blues of the '40s through '60s - no rock blues, no funk blues, no disco blues, no Americana, or any other watered down or hyped up blues hybrids. Their songlist is heavy with blues standards with songs from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Billy Boy Arnold, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, John Primer, Little Milton, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, Lurrie Bell, Fenton Robinson, Otis Rush, Hound Dog Taylor, T-Bone Walker and others. And on any given night you may also catch a set of The Tablerockers original songs. Then throw in some Bo Diddly and of course the required covers of the Kings (BB, Freddie, and Albert) and ..... well, you get the picture. It's all there. The Tablerockers wants to get the crowd dancing.