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Blue Soul Express is a five piece band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band is led by the resonating vocals of Brenda [Sookie] Harris, along with the R&B infused guitar of Darryl Matthews, Mike Phelps on keys & vocals and a rock solid rhythm section of bassist, Mark Hicks and drummer, Mark Jilbert.

The bands style is as varied as their influences; modern blues with a classic soul emphasis. Blue Soul Express blends together blues, jazz, R&B, soul and funk that is both fresh and timeless in their energetic sets. The group entertains audiences throughout West Michigan at venues from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, performing at local clubs, private parties, weddings and events.

The group was selected to perform at the 2017 WLAV Summertime Blues Concert Series, opening for national artist Scotty Bratcher. Also honored to be one of six bands invited by West Michigan Blues Society two years standing to participate in the regional Final International Blues Challenge in 2016 and 2017. 

In October 2016, the group released their CD "This Little Love" which was nominated for 3 categories in the local

radio 88.1FM WYCE Jammie Awards, including Best Blues Soul Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Album

of the Year.  This Little Love is available for sale on iTunes, CDBaby and via this website.

Blue Soul Express


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