Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes over three sets of originals and 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Charles Mingus, B.B. King, Kenny Burrell, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Etta James, Muddy Waters, The Meters, Little Feat, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan, Curtis Mayfield, The Butterfield Blues Band, Derek Trucks, Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse, Steely Dan, Etta James, ZZ Top, Robben Ford, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, SoulLive, Derek and the Dominoes, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, Amy Winehouse, among many others. Taking the road less traveled, they discover and share off-the-beaten songs and instrumentals and fuse them into their own original works. They dare to be risk-takers on stage, digging deep into the vaults of blues/jazz antiquity. The result is an effortless take no-prisoners-approach that wittingly captures the audience's hearts.
Among their favorite venues they've played the Foundation Room at the House of Blues in Boston, Smoken' Joe's in Brighton, Johnny D's in Somerville, Menotomy in Arlington, the Newport Blues Café, the Grog in Newburyport, Salvatore's in Medford, Jake's Dixie Roadhouse in Waltham, the Chicken Bone in Framingham, Tres Gatos in Jamaica Plain, The Orpheum Theatre in Foxborough, Stella Blu in Nashua, Bull McCabe's in Somerville, Fat Boy Bill's in Milford, Frankie Dee's in Kingston, the Honey Fitz in Malden, the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain, Firefly's in Marlboro, The Burren in Davis Square, Glory in Andover, Thirty One Main in Ayer, and Stella Blu in Nashua. They've hosted the Weekly Sunday Blues Jam at the Loft in Harvard Square, (the venue formerly know as The House of Blues), and at Johnny D's in Somerville. They have played at MIT and Northeastern University, public non-profit benefits, private, and corporate bookings.
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