JJ THAMES (USA)
Thames is the future of the blues"- Dorothy Moore- "Misty
Blue" Legendary Recording Artist
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
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
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
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.
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.
During her November 2023 tour she will work 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:
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