Blue Soul Express

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Blue Soul Express is a professional five piece band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band is led by the resonating vocals of Brenda “Sookie” Harris, along with the soulful guitar of Darryl Matthews, spirited keys & vocals by Mike Phelps and a rock solid rhythm section of bassist, Mark Hicks and drummer, Mark Jilbert.

The band’s style is as varied as their musical influences, with a dynamic collection of Blues, Soul, Funk and many surprises along the way.  In addition to a repertoire that spans many decades and multiple genres, the group also incorporates original music from their CD “This Little Love,” nominated for Best Blues Soul Album of the Year in 2017 WYCE 88.1FM Jammie Music Awards.  This Little Love is available for sale on iTunes, CDBaby and via this website.   The group is excited to produce their next collection of works, to be released soon!

The group entertains audiences throughout West Michigan, performing at local music venues, clubs, private parties, weddings and special events. Recent engagements include several community Summer Concert Series including Rockford, Kentwood, Wyoming and Cuttlerville as well as Relax At Rosa, an event sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.  The band was invited to perform at the WLAV Summertime Blues Concert Series at the Delta Plex, the Kalamazoo Blues Festival and Western Michigan University-Heritage Hall and many more. The band has also been honored with invitations to participate in several regional final International Blues Challenges hosted by West Michigan Blues Society.

If you’re looking for a group of seasoned professionals who know how to get the party going, look no further.  Call us today!


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