We are a 2 piece blues duo from Lakewood, NY. We blend acoustic and electric guitar with a classic blues vocal styling to create a very real and raw blues/rock sound that will have everybody dancing and singing along.
Price Range: $300-$400
Gig Length: 120 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Real and Raw Blues, the way it's supposed to be
A Strange Kind of Sunshine is a two-man blues band playing great classic blues standards by artists like Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Eric Clapton. A Strange Kind of Sunshine also writes and performs original blues music ensuring a one-of-a-kind show that can be seen nowhere else. Benjamin Blood (vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Charlie Backus (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals) boast over a decade of musical experience and are dependable musicians who pride themselves on showing up on time, delivering a quality performance, having a few drinks with fans, and establishing positive relationships with bar owners and patrons alike.
Benjamin Blood is the winner of the Chautauqua Lake Idol Vocal competition.
A Strange Kind of Sunshine has played many venues in the Western NY and Northeastern PA area including:
Sully's Pub in the Jamestown Ice Arena
The Bellini Lounge in The Chautauqua Suites Hotel
Findley Lake Summer Concert Series
The Hadley House Restaurant
Influences & Inspiration
John Lee Hooker
can provide own equipment based on venue
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