JJ THAMES (USA)

"JJ Thames is the future of the blues"- Dorothy Moore- "Misty Blue" Legendary Recording Artist

‘"Relentless energy’ might be an adequate way to describe what Thames delivers to her audience from the bandstand. Regardless of where or when she’s playing, the mighty Thames is going to give every ounce of her blood, sweat and tears to make sure her crowd is fully engaged. Obviously, she was born with the desire to bring it every single night..." - Blues Blast Magazine

 "She puts a positive spin and contemporary touch on the blues while being deeply respectful of the female blues trailblazers.  You hear the echoes of Chess, Bluebird and Stax in her blues-soul repertoire...her voice can both thrill and heal you." - Elmore Magazine

"If you are looking for that ‘surprising new singer’ you discovered that has ‘the voice to back it all up’’ shock yourself [with JJ Thames]. 
She is not well known now, but I doubt that will last long.  She leaves you wanting to hear her more!" - No Depression Magazine

 

A Mississippi and Detroit native, JJ has been shown the ropes by some of the best including Bobby Blue Bland, BB King, Denise LaSalle, Peggy Scott Adams, and Marvin Sease, she certainly isn’t a stranger to the road, she hqs been touring since she was 18 years old, has toured 38 different countries (and counting) and at 40 has certainly come into her own.

Underneath the deeply southern juke joint stylings, and waves of gospel pulsing through JJ’s music- there is a mixture of elemental hip-hop, energetic 90's and southern rock and blues guitar licks, groovin' vintage soul melodies, and a peek-a-boo of roots reggae woven throughout the foundation which diversifies her live show in a way that is unexpected and pleasantly explosive to the musical palate for all ages and cultures.

Ms. Thames masterfully draws you in to live out her transparent, often humorous, and honest musical stories with her deeply personal lyrics, soulful moans, deep-bellied hollers; and skillfully controlled scats with perfectly timed pauses, swells, and whispers. She is a visual artist who effortlessly uses her voice to paint on the canvas of the listener's heart. To hear and watch her marching into superstardom is to be colored amazed.


TOUR NOVEMBER 2024

01-11 IT
02-11 IT
03-11 IT
04-11
05-11 AT - Vienna / Reigen
06-11 DE - Chiemgau / Rimsting
07-11
08-11 
09-11 BE - Haringe / Blues Festival
10-11 NL - Berghem / Roots Café
11-11
12-11

 

TOUR MARCH 2025

12-03 DE - Kandern
13-03 DE - Stuttgart 
14-03 DE - Bielefeld
15-03 LU - Luxembourg
16-03 NL - tba
17-03 BE - Ruiselede
18-03
19-03
20-03 NL - tba
21-03 DE - Munster
22-03 NL - Rotterdam
23-03 NL - Peize
24-03 DE - Weinheim
25-03 DE
26-03 DE - Solingen
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During her November 2023 tour she worked together with one of the best bands from Italy: The Luca Giordano Band !

Luca Giordano - guitar, vocals

Abramo Riti - keys

Walter Cerasani - bass

Fabio Colella – drums

 

King Bee Music Tour dates 2023:

07-11 DE / Freiburg - Festival

08-11 DE / Freiburg - Blues in Schools

09-11 DE / Stuttgart - Laboratorium

10-11 DE / Furth -  Kofferfabrik

11-11 BE / Liege - BluesSphere

12-11 NL / Amen - De Amer

14-11 NL / Leiden - Q-bus

15-11 NL / Berghem - Rootscafé

17-11 NL / 's H.H.kinderen - De Oranjeboom

18-11 NL / Hoogeveen - Tamboer Blues Festival

19-11 NL / Dongen -  De Gouden Leeuw

20-11 DE / Weinheim - Muddy's Club