July 13, 2018 · 8:00pm


Benjamin Vo Blues Band

Born on October 20, 1987, I guess that makes me a Libra-Scorpio cusp, huh? Don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but at least I’m alive and well. Well, I’ve got the blues. And with the help of a few of my good friends, I was able to get some of it on tape. A lot of it is slow burning electric blues but I threw in a couple acoustic pieces in there as well. Hope you enjoy, thanks for listening – Benjamin

“…intense yet tasteful playing, heartfelt singing with attractivevibrato and warm vocal tone, and a directness to the songs.” – Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records)

“…powerful voice, compelling songs, and sheer brilliance on guitar.” – Sam Campbell (Gig Spots)

“Favoring the deeper and darker blues, Benjamin’s band offers heavy swinging beats, smoky piano accompaniment, powerful vocals, and haunting lead guitar lines. From slow burning electric blues, to high energy slide guitar ditties, to mighty delta numbers, you are guaranteed a dynamic show.” – Rich Ruoff (LancasterRoots and Blues)

“You play like a motherfucker!” – Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic/Parliament)

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Dave Mell Blues Band

Performing for nearly 40 years, Dave Mell is a more than capable lead vocalist. However, it is his multi-genre guitar prowess that is well known and respected. Additionally, Ellen Mell’s vocal talents and dynamic stage persona are nothing short of legendary.

Career highlights include performing many times at venues like B.B. King’s and CBGB’s in NYC. Dave has also toured the former Soviet Union twice! (see one of the links below for a video of Dave performing in the Ukraine) All band members possess equally impressive credentials…. far too lengthy to include here!

We perform many types of venue; Blues Festivals, Restaurants, Bars, Country Clubs, Casinos, Nightclubs, Theaters, Campgrounds, Private Clubs, Wineries, Nudist Resorts, Antique Car Museums, Ballgames, Festivals, Motorcycle Clubs, Concert Series Events, Radio broadcasts, Inner City Marketplaces,Theaters, Carnivals, etc.

We are VERY well known and respected in Berks Co. playing venues and events like Crowne Plaza, Doubletree Hotel, Abe’s by Chef Alan, The Peanut Bar, The Evergreen Club, Reading Liederkranz, Reading Country Club, Berks River Fest., Soberstock, Fire & Ice Festival, Apple Dumpling Festival, Berks Annual Jazzfest, Berks Magical History Tour, Berks Blues Fest., Gov. Mifflin Library Summer Concert Series, Penn. Square Marketplace Mid-day Cafe, Maidencreek Twp. Summer Concert Series, Governor Mifflin Community Days, WEEU Soundroom, Bethany Children’s Home Summer Concert Series, etc.

The band is known for powerful and memorable original songs – many appear on the band’s 3 CD releases – “Rollin’ Man” in 2006, “Blues With A Feeling” in 2008, and the recently released “Living Like Strangers” 2016. All are available for purchase at www.cdbaby.com and at any Dave Mell Blues Band appearance.

Outstanding musicianship and abundant vocal power allow the band to function within a broad range of musical styles including many well-known 60s and 70s R&B, Soul, Motown, Classic Rock, and Blues songs. The band’s inherent creativity render these songs signature remakes (rather than mere covers) when interpreted, masterfully arranged, and medley-ed with the Dave Mell Band’s distinctive style.

Musical camaraderie on and offstage within the band is apparent immediately. The members are children of the 50’s, 60s & 70s era, and share an influence of the sounds from that very musically rich period of time.

BLUES, Classic Rock, Motown, Soul, and Classic R&B spanning many decades allows us to appeal to most any type of audience, and they do enjoy both listening and dancing!

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