Bluez Brothers

A truly energetic and vocally authentic tribute to the Blues Brothers!

Brought to you by the managing artiste, Terry Nash from ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes, in this high energy show he augments his vocal range, style, power, and his physical appearance to that of either John Bellushi from the original film The Blues Brothers, or to that of John Goodman from the sequel; The Blues Brothers 2000.

Observing the desire amongst many audience members to dance and carry on partying at his Meet Loaf tribute shows, Terry began to experiment with alternative ways of extending the sets. He successfully added  Soul and Blues songs, as the audiences just kept on dancing and singing. This became such a regular feature of his shows that venue managers began to ask him to create a full Blues Brothers tribute.

With only ‘106 miles to Chicago’, and The Rock Garden London, when it was ‘dark’ and he was ‘wearing sunglasses’, Terry donned the black suit and Trilby, and Jake Blues 2 was born.

Terry searched high and low, auditioning many singers. He was ‘…on a mission from God’ for the lost brother “Elwood”. He found him in John Iles, an entertainer in his own right who had recently returned from a ‘tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the sub-continent’. John, a superb vocal impressionist, has played “Elwood Blues” amongst other characters, working extensively across the UK and Europe. Well observed vocal characterisation and Physical Theatre are John’s specialities. They make an intuitive and entertaining team.

After this meeting in 1997, THE CHICAGO HIT SQUAD was formed and has been been a fully professional show that has travelled on the UK and International tribute circuit, until becoming BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE.ORG in 2018

The Show

 

This show combines the very best of The Blues Brothers extensive back-catalogue from both films, and albums such as “A Briefcase full of Blues”, and mixes this (if required by the client) with 60’s and 70’s Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll to create a truly memorable party experience. The aims of the show are; to start the party with a bang, get the audience singing along and ultimately dancing the night away to an extensive range of songs such as:

GIMME SOME LOVING
RAW HIDE
MINNIE THE MOOCHER
STAND BY YOUR MAN
SOUL MAN
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MIDNIGHT HOUR
MUSTANG SALLY
I FEEL GOOD
DO YOU LOVE ME?
FLIP FLOP FLY
EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY
SWEET HOME CHICAGO
SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER

and many more!!

The LIVE core of THE BLUEZ BROTHERS is the above duo and/ or the band line-up. However, this band can be increased in size to include a Brass Section of varying size should customers request this.

All musicians are full-time professionals who have extensive experience within touring bands, tribute shows, theatre work and recording studio sessions with some of the best artistes from the UK and USA.

Given the variety of different venue and audience sizes across the tribute world, other session musicians are brought into the show from time to time. All come via references from key band members.

In addition to the band variants above, Terry has devised, over recent years, an alternative line up of him as Jake Bluez with one or two professional female singers to create- BLUEZ BROTHER SOUL SISTER…. enhancing the show repertoire with classic Motown and Soul

Enquire about a show today!