BC500 w/ Blue Plate Specials Blue Plate Specials
Quentin Jones & Friends feat. Annabella from Bow Wow Wow
May 7, 2017 · 8:00pm
BC500 made its debut at the 2017 Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival to a packed SRO house that was left stunned and buzzing after the hour and a half set. The band is now planning more live shows for 2017 and are making plans to head into the studio for a late 2017 release.
BC 500 is a lineup of some of the world’s finest musicians from different styles of music playing music that takes the 60s electric blues movement to the next level while honoring traditional roots music. It’s an exciting and energetic performance of some of the finest live music to be heard today. This 5 piece band features:
Johnny Neel on Keyboards-Vocals (Life Time Achievement Award from the Grammy’s for his work with The Allman Brothers.)
Kenny Aaronson – Bass, Vocals. (Rolling Stone’s Bassist of the Year, The Yardbirds, Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer, Mick Taylor, Hall and Oates, Dave Edmunds, Joan Jett, Billy Idol…)
David Uosikkinen– Drums. (A founding member of The Hooters. Played drums for Robert Gordon, Charlie Gracie, Dar Williams, Smash Palace, Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Patty Smyth, The Soul Kitchen, David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket. The Berlin Wall with Roger Waters.)
Mark (Dr. Harmonica) Kenneally on Harmonica-Vocals, (Rockett 88, George Thorogood. Rockett 88 has seen many young artists go to start their own bands in the area, including Tommy Conwell.. Young Rumblers Ron Smith and Hank Carter from The Destroyers, Mike Davis… Bulletts, Paul , “Dutch” Holland.. Blue Falcons, John Tictin.. Johnny and The Headhunters, Dr. Seth L Ivins, MD… Mink Deville’, Ian Greaves … Iron Maiden.)
Quentin Jones on guitar-vocals, (Guitars for Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, Robert Gordon, Linda Gail Lewis, Charlie Gracie and more, Gretsch Guitar endorser, Rockabilly Hall of Famer,)
Blue Plate Specials
The Blue Plate Specials are a 5-piece Jump Blues band with smoking tunes and tight arrangements. When they hit the stage, the party starts and the joint jumps until closing time!
The band has been gaining fans and honing its chops since 2008, by playing some of the finest venues and Festivals in the Northeast United States like the Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA; The State Theater, Boyertown, PA; The Paoli Blues Festival, Paoli, PA, The Twisted Tail, Philadelphia, PA; The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival and many private functions in the tri-state area.
The band is fronted by Charlie Frey, guitarist, songwriter and vocalist; and is backed by Ted Hordeski (drums) , Walter Beier (saxophone), Alan Sheltzer (Keys) and Ken Bernardo (bass).
After hearing a recording of the bands live show, Lanark Records signed the band and brought them into their Lancaster, PA studio to record the band’s first full-length album. Lanark paired the band with established Americana producer Quentin Jones (Robert Gordon, Charlie Gracie, the Rockats, Billy J Kramer, Nick Kane) to cut 11 new tracks including “I Need a Car,” which has already been featured on Car Talk on NPR!
The Blue Plate Specials can Jump, Swing, Boogie and Rock with the best of them. Their music is reminiscent not only of the big Blues bands with horns and keys (BB King, T-Bone Walker, Louis Jordan), but they can rip through hot rockers that sound like George Thorogood or Bo Diddley one minute, and slip into a Big Band-style Swing that will remind you of Count Basie or Woody Herman the next.