"Best Of The IE" - 2016, Inland Empire Magazine
"Band Of The Year" - 2016, Chino Champion
"Best Blues Band Of The Year" - 2011 & 2013, IE Weekly
Bring Your Own Blues have played authentic Blues & early R 'n' R for over 20 years in this and many of IE's finest: The Flys, Bongo Straits, The PlusTones, and Billy Proulx & The Crew. BYOB perform at venues of all types & sizes, indoors/outdoors, & for any occasion. BYOB have built a fan base stretching across the IE & SGV by gigging at farmers markets, lodges, roadhouses & more. BYOB were featured at “Blues Monday”, an event hosted by Billy Proulx at the historic Buffalo Inn in Upland. Book us for your event or venue, we'll bring the blues!
The music and vibe were perfect for our birthday gathering. The bandmates were professional, extremely talented, and communicated well with me throughout the booking. Adding the live music to our backyard event changed the entire atmosphere. Everyone who came complimented and enjoyed the upbeat music. The Ony thing I would change in the future is booking them for a longer set!
Response from Bring Your Own Blues:
Bring Your Own Blues are delighted to hear that you and your guests enjoyed our contribution in the celebration of your Dad's birthday. We were honored to have been part of the festivities. You and your guests made us feel very welcome and the set up spot for the band was just right. Thank you for your feedback. The feeling is mutual! We hope to see you and "the dancers" once again at our next Covina Farmers Market gig.
All the best, Bring Your Own Blues
The GigSalad system worked very well except for two attachments from the band that had to be resent. The band was (is) great and they did everything they said they would. I would use this system again, and would recommend it to others.
Response from Bring Your Own Blues:
Thank you Anne for your positive review. Bring Your Own Blues are honored to have been asked to be a part of your special occasion. There are several choices to be had for live music. Your trust in Bring Your Own Blues for your live entertainment needs is appreciated and not taken for granted. ~ Bring Your Own Blues
BYOB did a great job entertaining for my Labor Day pool party. They were clean, polite and professional, arriving on time and setting up (despite kids running around in swimming suits!) in a non-intrusive manner for our guests.
Response from Bring Your Own Blues:
Thank you Tim for allowing Bring Your Own Blues to be part of the Labor Day festivities at Glendora Country Club. We enjoyed the aesthetically eye-pleasing change of venue ("no sawdust on the floor") and sincerely look forward to being called upon again for any live music event you have requiring authentic Blues and early Rock & Roll. All the best, Bring Your Own Blues
Price Range: "400.00 and up"
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Bring Your Own Blues specialize in presenting authentic Blues and early Rock & Roll.
BYOB are a family friendly band with a repertoire that ranges mostly from the 50's & 60's. BYOB know how to hold an audience of all ages.
BYOB actually know how to play sober. We realize that we're not only playing for an audience, we're also representing the entity who has hired us. This means you're hiring musicians who will act professionally and will do all they can to help make your special occassion or live music event a fun, successful and memorable one.
Don't have a professional PA system? We can supply our own. Just provide us with safe well-grounded electric outlets.
BYOB can be hired for any duration from two to four hours.
BRING YOUR OWN BLUES
"Band Of The Year" - 2016, Chino Champion Reader's Choice Awards
"Best Blues Band Of The Year" - 2013, IE Weekly
"Best Blues Band Of The Year" - 2011, IE Weekly
Bring Your Own Blues specialize in authentic Blues and early Rock & Roll and are comprised of avid record collectors with over 25 years of experience playing restaurants, bars, nightclubs, private clubs, church & school carnivals, farmers markets, car shows and large venues.
Additionally, all members of Bring Your Own Blues have either founded or had lengthy tenure with many of the I.E.’s most popular bands –past & present-- including Bongo Straits, The Flys, The PlusTones and Billy Proulx & The Crew.
BYOB’s busy itinerary has aided in maintaining a loyal following throughout the Inland Empire & San Gabriel Valley. BYOB are routinely seen at many local farmers markets, El Monte Moose Lodge and always pack the house at Clayton Brewing Company in San Dimas. BYOB have been featured performers at “Blues Monday” – an event hosted by Billy Proulx at the historic Buffalo Inn in Upland.
Bring Your Own Blues’ hard work was rewarded as they were named the 2016 Band Of The Year by the readers of the Chino Champion. This follows two Inland Empire Weekly magazine wins, when IE Weekly reader's named BYOB as their choice for the Inland Empire’s “Best Blues Band” for the years 2011 & 2013.
You may have seen members of Bring Your Own Blues at many of these venues:
B.B. King Blues Fest. / Universal Amphitheater – Universal City, CA
Back Door – Pomona, CA
Backwoods BBQ – Corona, CA
Black Watch – Upland, CA
British Bulldog Pub – Upland, CA
Buffalo Inn – Upland, CA
Cal Poly Pomona - Pomona, CA
Chino Farmer’s Market – Chino, CA
Clayton Brewing Company – San Dimas, CA
Club 101 - Arcadia, CA
Club Hi Brow - Upland, CA
Covina Farmer’s Market – Covina, CA
Culver City Saloon - Culver City , CA
Fraternal Order Of Eagles Lodge – Ontario, CA
Galli’s Restaurant & Bar – Alta Loma, CA
Glendora Farmer’s Market – Glendora, CA
Happy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Chino, CA
Hi Brow Sports Bar – Pomona, CA
Jack's Sugar Shack - Hollywood, CA
Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge – El Monte, CA
Joey’s BBQ – Upland, CA
McMurphy’s – Pasadena, CA
Mentone Beach Yacht Club – Mentone, CA
Mt. Baldy Lodge - Mt. Baldy, CA
Old Towne Pub – Pasadena, CA
Palomino – Ontario, CA
Press – Claremont, CA
Rio Hondo’s School Carnival – Arcadia, CA
Riverside Plaza Live Music Series - Riverside, CA
Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance – Hollywood, CA
Screaming Chicken – Devore, CA
Spectrum East Marketplace – Chino/Chino Hills, CA
Spectrum West Town Center - Chino/Chino Hills, CA
St. Joseph’s Parish Festival – Pomona, CA
St. Louise’s Parish Festival – Covina, CA
Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous – San Bernardino, CA
Straw Hat Pizza – Chino, CA
Sunset Club – Sierra Madre, CA
The Shoppes – Chino Hills, CA
Top Of The Notch – Mt. Baldy, CA
VFW Post #11546 – Chino, CA
BYOB are an affordable and logical choice for any early Rock 'n' Roll & Blues-friendly venue or event looking for a self-contained critically acclaimed band with the ability to hold an audience of all ages.
Additional compensation may be required for travel outside of the vicinity of the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley.
Thank you for your consideration,
Bring Your Own Blues
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide our own PA system if one is not made available.
Past Booked Events
|September 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:45pm||BRING YOUR OWN BLUES - LIVE AT COVINA FARMERS MARKET|
|June 11, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 16, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Campus Event|
|September 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Heritage Plaza Park, 400 N. Citrus Ave., Covina CA|
|August 22, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 02, 2013||Private Party|
|Howard "Dusty Keg" Kagebine||Bass Guitar & Vocals|
|Rick Henderson||Drums & Vocals|
|Russ Alders||Guitar & Vocals|
|Billy Proulx||Auxiliary Member - Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards|
Influences & Inspiration
Albert King, Earl King, B.B. King, Freddy King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, John Mayall, Mike Bloomfield, Elmore James, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed, Gene Vincent, Little Walter, Magic Sam, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, James Brown, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Jimmy Rogers, Canned Heat, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Bob Dylan, Johnny Burnette/Rock & Roll Trio, Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, T-Bone Walker, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Slim Harpo, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Buddy Holly, Charles Brown, Dave Edmunds, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Louis Jordan, Mississippi John Hurt......
Grounded Electrical Outlets
Shade if outdoors.
Easy access to stage area.
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