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The Cobalt Rhythm Kings

Blues Band from New Haven, CT - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$800 - $4000 per event
"Best Blues Band" -- 2010 New Haven Advocate Grand Band Slam
"Finalist" -- 2011 Connecticut Blues Challenge

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings -- one of the Northeast's top blues bands -- are steeped in the jazzy jump blues of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner and Wynonie Harris; the cool, raging West Coast blues of William Clarke, Rod Piazza and James Harman, and the tough, hard-edged Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Junior Wells and Freddie King, to name a few -- with a healthy helping of funk dished in on the side. The quartet, also available as a six-piece band with horns and a seven-piece with a fabulous female vocalist, can provide everything you need to make your wedding, private party, outdoor concert or corporate event a huge success -- with a high-intensity, no-holds-barred bluesy-funky edge!

Formed in 1996 and featuring two Chicago natives on vocals, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings have played everywhere from New York's premier blues club, Chicago B.L.U.E.S., to the New Haven Jazz Festival, where they opened for Son Seals, to Black-Eyed Sally's in Hartford. The band debuted on the national stage on Oct. 8, 2005 at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival -- formerly the King Biscuit Blues Festival -- in Helena, Arkansas. They've opened for the great Johnny Winter at Toad's Place, Connecticut's premier music club, and for blues diva Etta James on the New Haven Green.

Other stops along the way have included many of Connecticut's top clubs, town greens and family festivals, including the New Haven Jazz Festival, the Savin Rock Festival, the Norwalk Harbor Splash and the Milford Fine Arts Council Coffeehouse, plus slots opening for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, Ronnie Earl, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, John Hammond Jr. and Debbie Davies, among others.

Book the 'Kings to perform at your event and see what the buzz is all about!
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Dinner Dance

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From initial planning right to the last sone, the entire band was a key success to our party event. When they responded to the request, I indicated I was looking for more of a swing oriented band, Mark Zaretsky built up the band with horns and a singer. They fit together like they play all the time. They were flexible and created a custom song list for us and even let some of our guys jam in the band for a few songs. How brilliant is that!

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Wedding

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The band was perfect for the event and Mark was easy and pleasant to deal with. I think the band had as much fun as any guest and that was how we hoped it would be. The quality of the music was excellent, and the band went out of their way to learn a few tunes that we asked them to play. I am very satisfied and feel lucky to have chosen the Cobalt Rhythm Kings.

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Corporate Function

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Corporate Function
Foxboro, MA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2011
Dec
16
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North Haven, CT
9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2011
Dec
11
Cafe Nine
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9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2011
Dec
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9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
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Brooklyn, NY
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2008
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26
Dinner Dance
Newport, RI
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Louisiana Bayou
Cobalt original
Cross-Eyeded Mama
Cobalt original
Tougher Than That
Cobalt original
King of the Boogie
Cobalt original -- John Lee Hooker boogie
Break These Chains
Cobalt original
My Dream
Cobalt original
Cool Rockin’ Woman
Cobalt Original
I Can't Win
James Hunter
Juicy Fruit
Rudy Greene
Your Hoodoo Man
Studebaker John
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note The Cobalt Rhythm Kings will also travel to Wallingford, Cheshire, Clinton, Madison, Westbrook, Marion, Milldale, Cutchogue, East Marion, Greenport, Guilford, Old Saybrook, Peconic, Southold, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Mattituck, Centerbrook, New Suffolk, Shelter Island Heights, Branford, Deep River, Essex, Laurel, Orient, Cobalt, Middle Haddam, New Britain, North Branford, Pequabuck.
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