True blues in the old school tradition! The Breeze Kings are 10 time winners of Creative Loafing's award for Best Blues Band in Atlanta. They currently perform 150+ shows per year at clubs, festivals and private events all over the southern USA. The band has recorded 4 critically acclaimed CD's and has also completed four muti-date tours of Europe.
Cool & fun. Energetic & unique. Experienced & professional. If it's a real blues band you are looking for, search no further. The Breeze Kings never disappoint.
Had to postpone till after xmas
They play all kinds - Memphis, Chicago and their version of the "Down and Dirty Blues" is exceptional. Whether you want to tap your feet, slap your thigh or dance to the beat, they make you come away satisfied with what you've heard.
Response from Breeze Kings:
Thank you Robert. It was our honor to be a part of your day. All our best to you and Kathy.
We booked the Breeze Kings for a large gathering at SweetWater brewery on the night before my wedding, and they were amazing. They have a lot of energy, and the sound is fantastic. I think that they won themselves more than a few fans that night.
Working with Carlos (the lead singer) was very enjoyable and easy. My wife and I don't live in Atlanta, so we were arranging this from out of town. Carlos was very responsive to what we wanted in terms of the evening, and he helped to arrange his own logistics with the venue.
We couldn't be happier!
Response from Breeze Kings:
Thank you Steve. It was a great pre-wedding party and our honor to be a part of it. All our best to you and Kate.
Band and Carlos were easy to work with, and gave out a great sound. I'd hire them again for our events.
Response from Breeze Kings:
Thanks Al. It was a really cool event, a nice location and a great group of folks. Thanks for letting us be a part of the fun.
Price Range: $500-$5000
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
The Breeze Kings are a well known 4 piece professional blues band featuring spirited vocals and prominent harmonica and guitar. Clients, guests and Atlanta area music fans will know the name.
The music will have a strong 1950's and 1960's American blues, swing & RnB vibe with top notch musicianship and high dancability.
Lots of experience in clubs, festivals, events, weddings and parties.
Always a well controlled volume, professional look and attitude, and flexibility in any situation.
This isn’t sit in the corner and cry music. This is feel good music. This is celebration music. This is get up and dance music!
The Breeze Kings formed in 1997 out of a mutual love for 50’s era Chicago blues. The spark was there and word spread fast. Today, the band performs over 200 shows per year all over the eastern USA and has completed four European tours. Featuring complex guitar parts, explosive harmonica, soulful vocals and super groovy rhythms, their exciting and authentic blend of Chicago, Delta, and other regional blues styles catches wide attention. Show after show, their charismatic energy wins over new fans while their unwavering dedication to time honored traditions earns the respect and admiration of blues purists. They have opened for, and played with, some of the biggest names in blues, performed live on television and radio, and their music is enjoyed worldwide on blues radio and online via iTunes, Pandora, Youtube and Spotify. It’s no wonder the Breeze Kings have won Creative Loafing’s annual Best Blues Band in Atlanta award TEN TIMES and were among the top 10 finalists at the 2005 IBC competition in Memphis TN.
The Breeze Kings have released four CD's on Atlanta's Veritone Records label. With each CD comes a blend of classic blues covers and creative original songs showcasing the band’s roots and its talent. Critics and audiences have received all four CD's very well with glowing reviews and radio play from all over the world.
In addition to numerous club and festival performances, The Breeze Kings are in high demand for private occasions. The band’s distinct sound and absolute professionalism are exactly what clients want for a unique and memorable party, wedding or corporate event.
The Breeze Kings have something special and it makes them one of Atlanta’s, and the south's, most popular and sought after blues bands.
The Breeze Kings are:
Carlos “Breeze” Capote – vocals & harmonica, Lee Griffin – guitar, Gregg Shapiro – bass, Trevor Roberts – drums
Additional Booking Notes
4 piece blues based band featuring harmonica and guitar. Stage plot and input list available upon request.
Lots of professional experience. No situation we haven't seen.
When necessary, we are able to setup quickly with minimal sound check or disturbance to active event.
We are able to work in multiple settings - indoor, outdoor, small space, large space, etc.
We are capable of providing our own production (PA, lighting, instruments) or utilizing client provided equipment.
Client should provide electrical power
For outdoor events, a covered performance area is preferred and clients should have an alternate bad weather plan.
Past Booked Events
|October 27, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Fundraiser|
|April 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 28, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 17, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Festival|
|June 23, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
We love traditional blues and are always learning new tunes. This list covers a lot, but not all of them. Have a favorite you want for your event? Just ask.
21 Days in Jail - Magic Sam
300 Pounds of Joy - Howlin Wolf
32-20 Blues - Robert Johnson
Ah’w Baby - Little Walter
All Of Your Love - Magic Sam
All Your Love - Otis Rush
Automatic - Red Devils
Baby How Long - Howlin Wolf
Baby Please Don’t Go - Muddy Waters
Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo
Back Door Man - Howlin Wolf
Bad Bad Boy - Rod Piazza
Be My Rider - Breeze Kings
Beehive - Breeze Kings
Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
Big Railroad Blues - Grateful Dead
Blind Love - BB King
Blow Wind Blow - Jimmy Rogers
Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter
Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy
Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Casanova Man - Breeze Kings
Certainly All - Guitar Slim
Chicken Raid - Frank Edwards
Come On – Earl King, Jimi Hendrix
Commit A Crime - Howlin Wolf
Cold Cold Feeling - Albert Collins
Coolin Out - JC Davis
Cross Your Heart - Sonny Boy
Crosscut Saw - Albert King
Crossroad Blues - Robert Johnson, Cream
Daddy Pinnochio - William Clark
Dimples - John Lee Hooker
Don’t Put No Headstone – Charley Rich
Drivin Wheel - Junior Parker, Al Green
Dust My Broom - Elmore James
Evil - Howlin Wolf
Feel So Good - Junior Parker
Feelin’ Good - Rod Piazza
Fever - Little Willie John
Fourty-Four - Howlin Wolf
Get Out My Life Woman - Allan Toussaint
Get Up (Sex Machine) - James Brown
Gimme Back My Wig - Hounddog Taylor
Goin Down Slow - Howlin Wolf
Going Down South - RL Burnside
Going to Decatur - Breeze Kings
Good Morning Schoolgirl - Junior Wells
Got My Mojo Workin - Muddy Waters
Green Onions - Booker T
Hard Way To Go - T Bone Walker
Heads Up - Freddie King
Hello Central - Lightnin Hopkins
Hello Little Bird - Breeze Kings
Help Me - Sonny Boy Williamson
Help The Poor - BB King
Hey Bartender - Breeze Kings
Hidden Charms - Howlin Wolf
Hideaway - Freddie King
High Heel Sneakers – T Tucker, Elvis
Hip Hug-Her - Booker T
Honey Hush - Albert Colling
How Many More Years - Howlin Wolf
Howlin For My Darlin - Howlin Wolf
How's It Feel to be Rich - Breeze Kings
I Aint Superstitious - Howlin Wolf
I Can’t Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
I Can’t Stop Lovin - Elmore James
I Done Quit Getting Drunk - Sam Myers
I Got Love If You Want It - Slim Harpo
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Live the Life I Love - Muddy Waters
I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold
Ice Pick - Albert Collins
I’m Ready - Muddy Waters
I’m Ready - Slim Harpo
I’m Tore Down - Freddie King
I’m Tryin - Radio Kings
It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
Keep It To Yourself - Sonny Boy
Keep On Lovin Me Baby – Otis Rush
Key to the Highway - Little Walter
Killing Floor - Howlin Wolf
Layin In the Alley - Big Joe & Dynaflows
Lester Leaps In - Count Basie
Little Baby - Howlin Wolf
Lollipop Mama - William Clark
Love Doctor - Breeze Kings
Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
Mellow Down Easy – Little Walter
Mercury Blues - Breeze Kings
Mother In-Law Blues - Junior Parker
Mr. Highwayman - Howlin Wolf
My Little Life - Breeze Kings
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Babe - Little Walter
No Fightin’ - Red Devils
One More Kiss - Johnny Watson
One Way Out - Sonny Boy Williamson
Other Side of Town - Radio Kings
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Play On Little Girl - T Bone Walker
Play You My Love - Breeze Kings
Remmington Ride - Freddie King
Rock Me Baby - BB KIng
Rollin & Tumblin - Elmore James
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
Sad Days, Lonely Nights - Jr Kimbrough
Sad Night Owl - Freddie King
Sail On - Muddy Waters
San-Ho-Zay - Freddie King
Shake It for Me – Howlin Wolf
Shake Your Money Maker - Elmore James
Shame Shame Shame - Jimmy Reed
She’s Dangerous - Red Devils
She’s Tuff - Jerry McCain, Fab T-Birds
Side Tracked - Freddie King
Sorry You Put Me Down - Breeze Kings
Spoonful - Howlin Wolf
Stop This Nite Life - T Bone Walker
Stumble - Freddie King
Sugar Coated Love - Lazy Lester
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Talk to Your Daughter - JB Lenoir
Tee Na Nee Na Nu - Slim Harpo
Teeny Weeny Bit - Roscoe Gordon
Tell Me Pretty Baby - Lazy Lester
Tequila - The Champs
The In Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio
The Red Rooster - Howlin Wolf
The Sun is Shining - Jimmy Reed
Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
Thirteen Women – Bill Haley & Comets
Thrill Is Gone - BB King
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & Drells
Too Late - Little Walter
Too Lazy To Work - T Bone Walker
Too Many Drivers - Johnny Shines
Too Tired - Johnny Guitar Watson
Two Bones & A Pick - T Bone Walker
Up the Country - Breeze Kings
V-8 Baby Cadillac Baby - Tommy Brown
Walk Don’t Run - the Ventures
Walkin Blues - Robert Johnson
Walkin By Myself - Jimmy Rogers
Walkin Thru The Park - Muddy Waters
Well I Wish - Breeze Kings
Who’s Been Talkin - Howlin Wolf
You Upset Me Baby - BB King
Your Sweet - Jimmy Rogers
|C. Capote||vocals, harmonica|
Influences & Inspiration
The Breeze Kings are true lovers of classic blues music from the 50's & 60's and are very well versed in the popular songs of the genre including the hits and lesser known songs of some of America's most celebrated blues performers in history : BB King, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Little Walter, Magic Sam, Fabulous Thunderbirds
Additionally, our band members are lifetime music lovers and have been performing a long time and are happy to receive requests. We just might surprise you!
Outdoor events should have alternate weather plan.
Electrical power sould be located near the stage area
We are a 4 piece electric band. Harmonica, guitar, bass and drums. 1 vocal required.