Bio

bbsr_bioBIG BLU SOUL REVUE:
Big Blu Soul Revue bring the soul of San Francisco to their music and live show. 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, Spotify, CD Baby and many more sites.

The band formed in 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 Bay Area bassist John Bartlett, southern California native Blake Ritterman on drums, along with multi-saxophonists Brian Lassiter and Hermann Lara, and also featuring the incredible vocalist Miss Lydia Walker.

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.

2017 brings live shows throughout the West coast to support their latest album release. The band has recently been performing to strong and enthusiastic audiences, regularly performing 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, as well festivals like For the Funk of It (Belden, CA), Gilroy Garlic Festival (Gilroy, CA), Music on the Beach (Lake Tahoe) and many more. The band has also recently shared stages and co-bills with Fred Wesley, Glen David Andrews, Jelly Bread, and many more great artists.

Big Blu Soul Revue is:

  • Jason Movrich ::  Guitar & Vocals
  • Lydia Walker :: Vocals
  • Hermann Lara :: Tenor & Alto Sax
  • Brian Lassiter :: Alto & Baritone Sax
  • John Bartlett :: Bass
  • Blake Ritterman :: Drums

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