Thursday, December 21, 2017

Blue Devil Bluez Bio

    Bob Roy - Bass, Vocals: Bob began playing drums/vocals at 12 and playing professionally at age fifteen. Bob fronted two bands in late teens then moved to bass/vocals in his late 20's. Bob has recorded several original compositions and radio jingles. He placed fourth in Nashville song writing competition and has won two Honorable Mentions. Former member of “Razin Cain", "Cross-town Blues Band" and "Headliners". He has also won The Hartford Ct. radio talent search and opened for several national Blues artists.

Eric Roy – Drums, Vocals:  Eric, the youngest member of the band formerly toured with 'Give Em Hell" His music background started with sax and guitar. A rock solid drummer and strong vocals gives the band a tight blues/rock foundation not often found in other bands.  The sky is the limit for Eric who composes and records his own music. 

Mark Rogers – Guitar, Vocals: Mark started playing at the age of 9 and took private guitar lessons 3 years. Mark learned by ear and at age 13 played out at local clubs with older musicians. Then at age 17 he went on to play with local musicians and got into writing music & lyrics with long time friends Bob Roy, and Mark Sadler (of Shovelhead). Entering a contest at 22 with Bob Roy, with whom he has done recordings over the years, they won honorable mentions with songs at Music City Song Festival, Nashville Tenn.

Mike McLaughlin -  Guitar, Vocals. Mike has been drawn to music since he could crawl. He started playing guitar at 12, but really got serious at age 16. He's played with several local bands over the last 30+ years, including recently with Good to be King, Club Floyd, The Chicken Yard, Eva Capelli Band, and Visions. Mike has a passion for guitars, and loves to bring a wide variety of guitars and tones to the stage.

Joe Elliott – Keyboards Joe started out playing drums in area bands and then began to travel as a drummer. While on the road he was drawn to the sound of the Hammond organ. Joe played keyboards in area groups such as Razin Cain and Headliners before becoming involved in the New England blues scene. To date Joe has played and recorded from Canada to Florida to Texas and has enjoyed a diverse musical experience from playing in tribute bands, piano bars to playing in ten piece horn bands.

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