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Blowin' the blues at Sunbanks.  

Blowin' the blues at Sunbanks.


Havin' fun with the blues

Havin' fun with the blues

Steve Bailey and the Blue Flames has been a Seattle fixture since the 1980s, and has performed in local clubs, parties, and numerous festivals. They are known for their intensity, great songwriting, and world class musicianship. The material is blues, but the songs are either original or carefully selected covers of traditional music, avoiding the worn out "bar band" favorites. The tempos are up: swing, shuffles, and funk to keep the dancers happy.

Besides performing in the western US, the band has also traveled to Europe, Israel, and South America. They have recorded more than 10 full length CDs of their material, and continue to entertain at a high level with their positive, danceable music. Whether you are looking for a band for a small party or a major festival, they will work with you to make your event a success. This is not your average tavern blues band.

We are proud winners of numerous awards from the Washington Blues Society, including "Best Band", "Best Harmonica", and in 2015 we received the "Hall of Fame" Award.

Listen to the Band

Upcoming gigs:

July 7 to Jan 5 In Medellin, Colombia

Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 Cali Blues Festival

8/19 Medellin Blue Festival: Banco de la Republica auditorium 5-7 PM calle 50 #50-21

8/27 Medellin Blues Festival Santa Fe de Antoquia house party 6 PM

8/30  Cali Concert with the Blue Turtles

9/1    Palmyra Concert

9/3    Buga Concert

11/15   Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle; 8 PM with Son Jack Jr. and Mississippi MacDonald

12/21   Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle 8 PM

May 13: Dawsons, Tacoma 9:00 PM

August 12: Salmon Bay Eagles: 5216 20th Ave NW, Seattle 8:00

August 25: Maritime Pacific Brewing: 1111 NW Ballard Way; Seattle 6:30

August 27: Capps Club: 7620 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore 5:00

"Bailey attacks the harmonica like a Rottweiler attacks a piece of meat". Vancouver Sun

"Great originals and well-chosen covers ...top shelf musicianship." Blues Review Quarterly