Blue Plate Special

Blues Band from Lombard, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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"Blue Plate Special needs to be ranked in the TOP 5 of Blues / Rock bands in North America. Very, very few bands still have that so-important connection to what it’s supposed to be about!!"
…Andy Grigg /Editor-Publisher/ Real Blues Magazine.


We have taken our individual Blues influences and infused our originality, and we bring to the stage a powerful,energetic rockin' blues show that will set your event a'fire !! We recommend you view our online printable EPK at our website to get a more complete picture of what Blue Plate Special is all about!
Satisfaction of the client is most important to us. Whether it's a Festival,club date, corporate or private party all are handled professionally. Adding things like your raffles, announcements, drawings are never a problem.
Thank You.

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WHAT DOES BLUE PLATE SPECIAL BRING TO THE TABLE ?

Blue Plate Special has played in the Chicago Blues scene since 1969. Our Band of three veteran blues musicians achieves a unique well rehearsed sound and tightness to our show that acts comprised of hired sideman cannot match!.


Blue Plate Special presents a musically and visually exciting, well crafted performance ! Typically each concert is a combination of our radio proven original songs and classic Blues Genre cover songs. Some of the artists we currently cover are: Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Keb Mo, Thunderbirds, ZZ Top.



On Radio:

Blue Plate Special has had 24 songs hit the #1 chart position on Blues Radio stations around the world in the last two years!!

Live Performance:

Energetic- Electric Blues that begs you to react!!


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Formed in 1969 by blues singer/songwriter R.P. Michaels, Blue Plate Special was there at The Cellar in Arlington Heights, Illinois in '69-'72 opening for Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues Allstars, Zephyr w/Tommy Bolin on guitar and The Bob Seger System.
They were among the artists that played at the Otis Spann Memorial Benefit where Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy introduced the Blues community to Koko Taylor singing Wang Dang Doodle.
They were one of the first bands to lead the famous Blue Monday Jam session at Chicago's Kingston Mines (with Studebaker John on the harp).
Blue Plate was the house band for two years at John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd's Blues Brothers Bar on Wells Street.
They have entertained at the Chicago Bears Fan Convention and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Convention, Sears Corporate shows, Midnight Madness Marathon Races 2008, Be-All Midwest Convention 2009 and Associated Mail and Parcel Carriers Convention 2009.
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Blue Plate Special has Headlined at:
Beloit Folk and Blues Festival 2009-2010, West Chicago Oktoberfest, Chicago Bluesfest 2009 -2010, Michigan Brewfest, Jake Melnicks Mardi Gras Celebration, Iowa Midnight Madness Races 2008-2009, Chicago Blues Tour 2009!

Over the years, Blue Plate Special has shared the concert stage with Charlie Musselwhite, Paul Butterfield, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Siegal-Schwall Blues Band, Heartsfield, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Mitch Ryder, The Kinsey Report, Larry McCray and Wayne Baker Brooks, Janiva Magness.
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great gig , We loved them!

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Fantastic! Blue Plate Special is a very talented trio who delivered on every aspect of what we wanted. We would recommend Blue Plate Special to anyone looking for exceptional blues from a most professional group.

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2011
Jul
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2011
May
20
Restaurant Event
Chicago, IL
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2010
Sep
18
Club Event
Bloomington, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Aug
6
Restaurant Event
Oak Park, IL
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2010
Jul
28
Picnic
Schaumburg, IL
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2010
Jul
3
July 4th Party
Portage, IN
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
BPS plays all songs off their 3 CD's
Blue Plate Special
the following are covers from an ever changing list
see below
Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles
Let's go get stoned
Ray Charles
I Believe
Ray Charles
Right Place Wrong Time
Dr. John
Many Various Songs By
Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon
Pride and Joy
Stevie Ray Vaughan
I'll Play The Blues For You
Albert King
After Midnight
JJ Cale
Blues Band
Funk Band
Rock Band
Soul Band
Rockabilly Band
Americana Band
Jam Band
Southern Rock Band
Concert Band
Original Band
Indie Rock Band
Roots Band
Proms
Celebrations
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Please note Blue Plate Special will also travel to Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Villa Park, Addison, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Glendale Heights, Wheaton, Berkeley, Hillside, Westmont, Bloomingdale, Bensenville, Hinsdale, Lisle, Medinah, North Lake, Westchester, Wood Dale, Bellwood, Clarendon Hills, Itasca, La Grange Park, Stone Park, Western Springs, Winfield, Chicago, Darien, Franklin Park.
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