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​​I just happened upon the local band Blue Soul Express a few years ago.  Their music made me sit up and pay attention.  I was amazed with all the layers of talent.  Brenda Harris will “wow” a crowd with her strong vocals and songwriting skills.  Blue Soul Express has mastered a show that makes the audience feel like they belong.  Brenda “Sookie” sings a unique arrangement of the classic favorites. 

P. Williams Productions has showcased BSE band twice for the Sounds of Summer concert series. Their popular performance from Sounds of Summer is aired on several local television channels nation wide.  P. W Productions has put them on the “A” list.

Patty Williams, Owner 
P. Williams Productions

Farewell Dear Friends -

It has been a journey to remember! Through friendship and music we were blessed with so many fun experiences and met so many wonderful people!  But unfortunately, our journey is ending.  We extend a sincere 'Thank You' to everyone for all your support over the many years.  You have been good to us and we love you all.   Keep the music in your heart - always. 

Sookie, Darryl, Mark, Mike & Mark 

Blue Soul Express

October 2019

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!