The Code Blue Band

Why book The Code Blue Band?

The Code Blue Band is an intensely energetic force of showmen/musicians who put entertainment first at all costs. The addition of Lucia on vocal has popped our sound. Hey play a wide selection of songs with one main ingredient---'energy.' Getting people involved in the music, putting on a musical and visual show, and getting people to dance and have fun. We play R&B, funk, and rockin' blues, and have a large song list to accommodate the needs of the show. Can add songs for a particular gig. Our vocal expertise with four vocalists, is only outdone by our soloing, done with piano, B3 type organ, saxes, trumpet,flugelhorn, trombone, lapsteel, and acoustic and electric guitar.

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Code Blue at the heart of the Ohio blues scene

I've been following this band for a few years now...and go out of my way to catch them across central OH. Like every band, players come and go, but Gary (on bass), Frank (on the skins) and Matt (on horn) have maintained a solid core that attracts some fo the finest guitar talent you can imagine (think Mike Dudley and Mark, whose last name I don't know!). Their St. Patrick's Day nite at Roop Brothers was...memorable!!

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Reviewer: Richard B.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Delaware, OH
Event Date: Mar 17, 2012

Code Blue/Pushers @ Farmers Insurance Agency Summit

I booked the "Pushers" edition of the Code Blue Band for a major state-wide agency event in May. The mix of funk/punk/blues/rock was awesome and had "something for everybody" in the mixed crowd. Throughout the nite I had fantastic feedback from the Farmers agents and employees attending, and coporate participants in the "vendor fair" asked me how to get in touch with them for their own events!

This band is professional, through and through. On-time, on-stage and totally on-targetr for this event. An incredible mix of talent and style. Go for it!

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Richard B.
Organization: Farmers Insurance
Event: Corporate Event in Dublin, OH
Event Date: May 15, 2012
Hired As: Blues Band, Party Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $500 to 1500
  • Languages: English

Overview

Showmanship is of utmost importance to us. Depending on the gig's needs, we may launch out wirelessly into the audience, throw the keyboards around, involve the audience in songs--all while displaying a tight musical and visual product. We never act aloof or ignore the audience. We are there for them.

Additional Booking Notes

Stage needs for The Code Blue Band
Sax- Matt Stuber-2 mikes—one for vocals, one for effect box
Drums-Frank Lapinski Vocal mike and usual drum mikes
Guitar- line out for guitar and vocal mike
Bass- Gary Mack-line out for bass
Vocalist- Lucia - usually uses wireless

Past Booked Events

06/08/13 Wedding Spencerville, OH
06/01/13 Wedding Cincinnati
03/01/13 Marysville Moose In Marysville, OH
01/25/13 Eldorados in Columbus, Ohio 9-1
12/15/12 [The Pushers] J Lindsays in Dublin Ohio
12/01/12 J Lindsays in Dublin, Ohio
11/10/12 Shiloh Club in Dayton, Ohio
11/03/12 Mudflats in Galena Ohio 8:30-12
10/27/12 Our other band The Pushers at Roops in Delaware, OH 9-1
10/13/12 Our other band The Pushers at Bogey's near the Zoo in Columbus 8-11
09/28/12 Mudflats in Galena Ohio 8:30-12
09/22/12 Our other band The Pushers at Shiloh Club in Dayton 8-12:15
09/15/12 Our other band The Pushers at Bogey's inn Near Columbus Zoo 8-11
08/25/12 Our other band The Pushers at J Lindsays in Dublin, OH 9:30-1:30
08/18/12 Our other band The Pushers at Tumbleweed Connection in Oregon District-Dayton 9:30-1;30
08/18/12 Our other band The Pushers at Tumbleweed Connection in Dayton 9:30-1:30
08/17/12 Our other band The Pushers at Larry B's in Westerville, OH 9-1
08/11/12 Parkers Tavern Grove City, Ohio
08/04/12 Roops in Delaware OH
07/21/12 Private party
07/13/12 Larry B's Westerville
06/15/12 Bogeys in Dublin
06/09/12 Roadhouse 66 Worthington, Ohio
06/02/12 Mudflats in Galena 8:30-12
05/31/12 On The Rocks Dublin, Ohio
05/19/12 Roops in Delaware Ohio 9-1
05/17/12 On The Rocks
05/15/12 Crown Plaza Dublin
05/04/12 Oagies in Blacklick OH
04/21/12 Marysville Moose
04/13/12 Larry B's Westerville, OH [evil twins The Pushers] 9-1
04/01/12 Blues Jam Shrunken Head 4 to 8:30
03/17/12 Code Green- at Roops in Delaware Ohio 9-1
03/16/12 211 Club Celina, Ohio Opening for Hamilton Loomis 8 to 12
03/15/12 Woodlands Tavern Columbus Opening for Hamilton Loomis 6-9
03/10/12 Shiloh Club Dayton Ohio
03/01/12 On The Rocks Dublin Ohio- our evil Twins The Pushers are doing this
02/24/12 Oagies in Blacklick Ohio [our evil twin The Pushers are doing this gig]
02/17/12 Recording Sonic Lounge Grove City, Ohio

The Code Blue Band

Code Blue corners the blues and blues rock market with their driving and powerful sound. It’s no accident that The Code Blue Band is one of the busiest bands around. They are crowd favorites and consistent winners at contests and festivals, super-charging R&B, funk, and rockin’ blues. They live beyond their slogan ‘We jump-start the rhythm’ and engage and connect the band and music with the crowd. Audiences rave that “Even slow songs they play have drive and power as well.”
Center Stage is newer vocalist Lucia, who adds sultry to our sound. On stage left is vocalist and our one-person horn section-- master of the sax, flugelhorn, and trumpet-- Matt "Jebus" Stuber, who astounds and titillates the crowd with his varying throaty and squealy blasts. . Frank ‘Da Freak’ Lapinski of Youngstown pounds out the rhythms and adds his booming baritone vocals, assisted by Gary "The Enforcer" Mack, who carves out the low end with 7 string bass.

The team providing the talent:

Gary Mack

bass player

Frank Lapinski

vocals and drums

Matt Stuber

Vocals, sax, flugelhorn

LUCIA

Vocalist

Testimonials

The Code Blue Band Played the 1st annual Southern Ohio Blues Festival this year. The band, from Columbus, Ohio, put on a great show and kept the audience captivated throughout their entire set.
The crowd wanted more and they got an encore that really impressed everyone there.
High Energy, excellent song choice and a class A performance made Code Blue the hit of the Festival.
Southern Ohio Blues Festival--- Robert Husak Event Coordinator

– Robert Husak

"Great musicianship...an impressive range of material ...and a whole bunch of fun! Love The Code Blue Band!”
-Jim Hausfeld WTUE Radio Creative Services Director
July 2007

– Jim Hausfeld

“CODE BLUE IS HITTING HARD ON ALL CYLINDERS WITH THEIR TIGHT LICKS AND HEAVY GROOVE. I WAS BLOWN AWAY WITH THE TEAMWORK AND FUN THEY HAVE ON STAGE, IT WAS A PARTY IN AND OUT OF MY CHAIR.”
Code Blue I salute you.” -
-Mr. Keith Little -Cincinnati United Local Artists Inc.

– Keith Little of Cincinnati United Local Artists Inc.

Set List

THE CODE BLUE BAND-
PARTIAL SONG LIST BY ARTIST:
[W]=WORKING ON
ADELE
1. ROLLING IN THE DEEP
AVERAGE WHITE BAND
2. SCHOOLBOY CRUSH
AFROMAN-
3. BECAUSE I GOT HIGH
ALLMAN BROTHERS
4. ONE WAY OUT
5. STORMY MONDAY
BEATLES
6. COME TOGETHER
7. YESTERDAY-ACOUSTIC
JAMES BROWN
8. COLD SWEAT
TRACY CHAPMAN
9. GIVE ME ONE REASON
JOHNNY CASH
10. BOY NAMED SUE
RAY CHARLES
11. MESS AROUND
12. I GOT A WOMAN
ERIC CLAPTON
13. KNOCK ON WOOD
14. OLD LOVE
15. WONDERFUL TONIGHT
ALBERT COLLINS
16. IF YOU LOVE ME LIKE YOU SAY
JOE COCKER
17. LEAVE YOUR HAT ON
18. FEELING ALRIGHT
COMMODORES
19. BRICK HOUSE
RICK DERRINGER
20. HANG ON SLOOPY
DOOBIE BROTHERS
21. LONG TRAIN
DOORS
22. ROADHOUSE
FREE
23. ALL RIGHT NOW
GEORGIA SATELLITES
24. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF
AL GREEN
25. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
26. LET’S STAY TOGETHER
BUDDY GUY
26. MIDNIGHT TRAIN
THE HEAVY
27. HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW

JIMI HENDRIX
28. RED HOUSE
29. THEM CHANGES
30. PURPLE HAZE
31. VOODOO CHILD
BLACK JOE LEWIS
32. I’M BROKE
33. SUGARFOOT
DR. JOHN
34. RIGHT PLACE
HAMILTON LOOMIS
35. BE MINE ANYWAY
LENNY KRAVITZ
36. ALWAYS ON THE RUN
LONNIE MACK
37. CINCINNATI JAIL
DELBERT MCCLINTON
38. SHAKY GROUND
WILSON PICKETT
39. MUSTANG SALLY
CLASSIC IV
40. SPOOKY
KOOL & GANG
41. FUNKY STUFF
42. [W]CELEBRATION
43. [W]JUNGLE BOOGIE
44. [W]GET DOWN ON IT
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
45. AEROPLANE
ROSE ROYCE
46. CAR WASH
PARLIAMENT
47. FLASHLIGHT
MARVIN GAYE
48. WHAT’S GOING ON
MILES DAVIS
49. ALL BLUES
JOHNNY LANG
50. RACK ‘EM UP
BEN KING
51. STAND BY ME
HERBIE HANCOCK
52. CHAMELEON
ETTA JAMES
53. AT LAST
54. I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU
BB KING
55. LET ME LOVE YOU BABY
56. THRILL IS GONE
57. ROCK ME BABY
MAROON FIVE
58. SUNDAY MORNING
METERS
59. CISSY STRUT
60. FIRE ON THE BAYOU
61. CISCO KID
MORPHINE
62. HONEY WHITE
BILLY PRESTON
63. WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES
BONNIE RAITT
64. SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
JOSS STONE
65. SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
OHIO PLAYERS
66. LOVE ROLLERCOASTER
67. FIRE
TOM PETTY
68. MARY JANE
69. AMERICAN GIRL
ELVIS PRESSLEY
70. ONE NIGHT WITH YOU
PRINCE
71. 1999
ROLLING STONES
72. HONKY TONK WOMAN
73. YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET
SANTANA
74. EVIL WAYS
SPIN DOCTORS
75. WHAT I GOT
76. LITTLE MISS
TROMBONE SHORTY
77. GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD
78. BLUE ON BLACK
TALKING HEADS
79. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
SUSAN TEDESCHI
80. IT HURTS SO BAD
81. [W]ROCK ME RIGHT
VAN MORRISON
82. BROWN EYED GIRL
83. DOMINO
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
84. HOUSE IS ROCKIN’
85. PRIDE & JOY
86. COLD SHOT
87. SKY IS CRYING
88. TEXAS FLOOD
WAR
89. LOW RIDER
90. SPILL THE WINE
WILD CHERRY
91. PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC
BILL WITHERS
91. [W] AIN’T NO SUSHINE
92. USE ME
STEVIE WONDER
93. REGGAE WOMAN
94. SUPERSTITION
95. I WISH
96. [W]YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LOVE
97. [W]I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU
98. SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED
99. [W]I BELIEVE WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
YOUNG MC
100. BUST A MOVE
ZZ TOP
101. LAGRANGE
102. TUSH
103. JESUS JUST LEFT CHICAGO
104. TUBESTEAK BOOGIE

ORIGINALS:
105. BLUES ME TO TEARS
106. SOMETHING DIRTY
107. WHOSE BABY
108. I WASHED MY HANDS [W OR WO “ARE YOU READY”-HEALY]
109. WOMAN’S PLEA
110. HIT ME
111. [W] CAN’T COMPLAIN
112. [W] YOU PLAYED ME BABY
113. [W]CAN I MAKE A CHANGE
114. [W] KNEEDEEP
115. [W] CRUISER BLUES
116. [W] LOVELY
117. [W]HOOKED
118. [W]YOU’RE MINE
119. [W] OLDER MAN
120. [W] BURN EVERYTHING
121. [W] JUST CRY
122. [W] THE CHASE
123. [W] YOU AND I [GOOD WEDDING SONG]
124. [W] WHAT? –MATT’S BARI SONG
125. LOVE ME LIKE A MAN??

Influences & Inspiration

Bands are generally centered around one person in the group. In our case each member of the band is a featured performer. I really don't know anyone like that.

Setup Requirements

Vocal mikes for main vocalist, sax player, guitar player, drummer, instrument mikes for harmonica, guitar, sax, 4 drum mikes,

We can provide all of our own equipment for any sized event.

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