Big Blu Soul Revue
Big Blu Soul Revue bring the soul of San Francisco to their music and live shows. With an extreme passion for the music of 60’s and 70’s soul, funk and jazz, the band shares music influences ranging from soul legends like Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye to funk and jazz artists like The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and many more. Their fresh approach brings a wide array of infectious dance grooves to their high-energy live show. The band released their highly-anticipated debut album, Tongue & Groovin’, in late 2016, and is now available everywhere including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Spotify, CD Baby, Band Camp and many more sites.
The band formed in early 2012 by long-time Bay Area guitarist and vocalist Jason Movrich (The Mission Players, Jason Movrich & Friends). The band is comprised of a tight group of top notch musicians including vocalist Lydia Walker, Bay Area bassist John Bartlett, southern California native Blake Ritterman on drums, along with multi-saxophonists Brian Lassiter and Hermann Lara.
The band’s music is strongly influenced by the classic sounds of Motown, Stax, Daptones and Blue Note Records but with a fresh and original spin. “Our ultimate goal is to connect with our audience, get you to feel the groove that makes you want to dance,” says Movrich.
Big Blu Soul Revue has tour dates scheduled throughout 2019. The band has recently been performing throughout the West coast to strong and enthusiastic audiences, at festivals such as the Stern Grove Festival, Bay Area Blues, Festival, Gilroy Garlic Festival, Fog Fest, Union Square Live, For the Funk OF It Festival… and has regularly performed at famed Bay Area venues such as Yoshi’s, Sweetwater Music Hall, Boom Boom Room, Brick & Mortar Music Hall, Elbo Room, deYoung Museum, Ashkenaz, Lagunitas Taproom and many more. The band has also recently shared stages and co-bills with The Revolution (Prince), Fred Wesley, Glen David Andrews, Jelly Bread, and many more great artists.