"The Soul Of Blues Rock"
About Us
  
Blue Devil Bluez was formed in 2010 when long time friends Bob Roy and Mark Rogers began collaborating on a new music project. At that time, Bob’s son Eric Roy was just coming off the road from playing with a Metal Band. “We took him out to see Michael Burkes and he was just blown away” says dad Bob Roy. “He’s been hooked on playing Blues/Rock ever since”.
With Eric onboard on drums, they started working on their sound. “ We were looking for a sound that mixed Classic Blues, Motown, and Original music with a rocking rhythm section and Eric fit that bill perfectly”.
Blue Devil Bluez has changed since those early sessions. Today’s band still features Bob Roy on Bass and Lead Vocals, Eric Roy on Drums and Vocals, and Mark Rogers on Guitars and Vocals. Add to the mix veteran bluesmen Marcus Childs on Guitars and Joe “The Funk Doctor” Elliott on Hammond B3 and Keyboards and you have a sound that is still evolving.
“We continue to explore the sonic possibilities and will always continue to worship at the Electric Church of the Blues”.
  
 
Bob Roy
 
Bass/Vocals
  Began playing drums/vocals at 12 and playing professionally at age fifteen. Fronted two bands in late teens, 
then moved to bass/vocals in his late 20's. Has Recorded several original compositions and radio jingles.
Placed fourth in Nashville song writing competition and has won two Honorable Mentions.

Former member of area favorites" Razin Cain", "Crosstown Blues Band " and "Headliners"
He has also won The Hartford Ct. radio talent search and opened for several national Blues artists.
Favorite quote: "Music is the body- Blues is the Soul"
Eric Roy
Drums /Vocals
  The youngest member of the band. Formerly toured with 'Give Em Hell"
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. 
One would expect to see Eric around the music scene for a long time.
Fav Quote: '' Buy the drummer a Beer"
Mark Rogers
Guitar/Vocals
  Mark started  playing at the age of 9 and took private guitar lessons 3 years. Learned songs by ear from records.
  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 the bass player, Bob Roy, with whom he has done recordings over the years, they won honorable mentions with songs at Music City Song Festival, Nashville Tenn. Have played with many local musicians and bands through the years.

Marcus Childs
Guitar/Vocals
  Marcus adds his sound on guitar. A veteran of the local blues scene, Marcus has played with "Ozzie Williams and the Marion St. Band","Shorty and the All-Stars","Stone Blue", "Marky and the Spice Hogs", "Sammy and the Mutants", "The Inner City Blues Band", and "Blues Unlimited". Marcus was also the original host of the "Nothing But the Blues" radio show on Thursday afternoons on WTCC 

 
Joe Elliot
Keyboards
  Joe started out playing drums in area bands and then started 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.
  Playing with BDB gives Joe a chance to play with his long time friend Bob Roy and a great band.