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Men in Blues

Men in Blues

34 reviews

About Men in Blues

Atlanta's Premier "NON CHEESY" Wedding/Party Band!

MEN IN BLUES is a highly experienced, energetic Atlanta Wedding/Variety/Cover/Party band that plays Funky Classic Rock & Roll, Soul, R&B, Funk, Blues, Oldies, and Country.
They've been rocking around town for 15 years to enthusiastic crowds. Something for everyone!

Voted BEST BLUES BAND & BEST OVERALL BAND 2015 By The Atlanta Society Of Entertainers!

****** BEST OF ATLANTA 2014 By Creative Loafing Readers - 3 Categories!! * * * * *
BEST LOCAL BLUES ACT - 2014 & 2013
BEST LOCAL R&B/SOUL ACT - 2015, 2014
- Opened for Little RIver Band, Sara Evans, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, & Big Bill Morganfield




Best band ever!

By Michael M. on April 22, 2016

Men in Blues played for my daughter's wedding. A second daughter have me a lot of flack for hiring a "rock and blues" band. No body will be able to dance to that she said. Boy was she wrong. The dance floor was crowded all night. I have received compliments on the band from basically all of my guests. They were flexible and even traveled out of their comfort zone for my gig. Thanks guys!

Hired as: Blues Band, Classic Rock Band, Cover Band, Oldies Music, Party Band, R&B Group, Rock Band, Wedding Band

MiB rocked the house!

By Nick P. on April 11, 2016

Not much to add to the other positive reviews. I booked MiB for my wedding and they were excellent. Professional, fun, and high-energy, they had everyone at the reception up and dancing!

Amazing Entertainment!

By Morgan M. on September 12, 2016

Men in Blues was the perfect entertainment for our Men's Book Launch Party and 30th Anniversary of Low Country Catering! They were extremely professional, fun, and a pleasure to work with! They played popular music that had all of our guests out on the dance floor! Our event would not have been complete without them

Hired as: Cover Band, Party Band

Men in Blues is a great party band. They played our annual chili cook-off at our subdivision and were a hit. Great music-very tight! They played blues and other oldies (oldies by my standard-Allman Bros, a little Zep. Professional, showed up on time, and we plan to use them again next year.

Hired as: Blues Band, Classic Rock Band

Men in Blues

By Steve &. B. K. on October 24, 2015

We have a big annual Labor Day party and MIB has performed for 6 years. Our guests love them and since our party is outdoors every one is so disappointed that they have to stop at 11!! They get our party going and keep it going. They play a great selection of just good ole rock & roll. Great Music....Great Guys. And we plan to have them at the next party! Brenda & Steve

Hired as: Blues Band, Classic Rock Band, Oldies Music


By Drew A. on April 26, 2015

We booked MIB for our wedding on April 18, 2015 and it was one of the best decisions we've made. My wife and I love rock n' roll, country, and blues and wanted to book a band that would get everybody up and dancing. We are a week removed from the wedding, but my wife and I are still blown away by how packed the dance floor was all night - even people that claimed they HATE dancing were up and dancing all night! They are incredibly talented musicians who are very professional and will work with you to make sure that your reception goes off exactly how you want. Simply put, book MIB with confidence - you and your wedding guests will have an amazing time.

Hired as: Wedding Band

"Dudes Rock"!

By Dea F. on April 5, 2015

Anytime you need a live music "Fix"; this band rises above the competition.
With a cache of music from all genres, this band is a cornucopia for your ears!
I highly recommend giving them a listen.
A splendid time is guaranteed.

Hired as: Classic Rock Band, Cover Band

Awesome time at our wedding

By Barbara M. on January 11, 2015

Everyone had such a great time! The variety of music was perfect for our dinner dance reception. The guys are professional and working with them was easy. Our guests' biggest complaint was that the party ended too soon--they wanted to keep dancing through the night!
I highly recommend Men in Blues for your event.

Hired as: Wedding Band

Wonderful Band

By Caitlin R. on December 19, 2014

Highly recommend this band for your event.

Hired as: Wedding Band

Great band - Great wedding

By Adam R. on September 30, 2014

We had Men In Blues play our wedding on September 6th. They were amazing. I am a huge music fan and very particular about the quality of music. Men In Blues exceeded my expectations. They are incredible musicians. We had an very easy time setting up the schedule and announcements with them. They are extremely professional but most of all they are a rockin band that had people dancing all night. Our guests who came from Philadelphia, Miami, Alabama and even Germany loved them.
Hire them!

Hired as: Blues Band, Classic Rock Band, Cover Band, Party Band, Rock Band

Love Men in Blues!

By Ashley A. J. R. on June 9, 2014

MIB was the best wedding band ever! Every person of every age was on the dance floor all night! Also, prior to the wedding they were so helpful in answering all of our questions and making us feel confident in our decisions. I would recommend them for any wedding or special event!!! :)

Hired as: Wedding Band

Wedding Reception

By Mariel K. on May 27, 2014

Men in Blues played our wedding reception and we had people out of the dance floor all night long, including people who claim they never dance at weddings. MiB was easy to communicate with and was helpful every step of the way. I would recommend them for any occasion.

A Perfect Part of Our Perfect Wedding Day!

By Brandon &. A. T. on May 11, 2014

We are so lucky to have found Men In Blues for our wedding day! Aside from being so easy to work with, they set the tone for our incredible wedding reception! From my grandparents to my college friends, everyone was on the dance floor! Thank you MIB for helping to make our wedding day more than we could have ever dreamed of!

Hired as: Wedding Band

Wedding on 9/28/13

By Brandon C. on October 13, 2013

My wife and I arranged for the Men in Blues to play at our wedding recently. One of the most important things when try to plan and execute such a big event is communication. We were very pleased with the prompt responses from the band members in regards to our big day. Most bands I came across while searching were outrageously priced. We found the Men in Blues to be much more reasonable in that area, and quite frankly, they are better musicians. On our wedding day the band showed up early to set up, and they started on time. The band members were very professional, laid back, flexible with requests, and most of all, they were extremely talented musicians. They played great songs that my family and friends loved. All night long the guests were commenting on how much fun they were having and how awesome the music was. The band even let me join them for a song. My wife and I were pleased and would definitely go business with them in the future if we had another event in that area. Men in Blues is the way to go!

Hired as: Cover Band, Blues Band, Classic Rock Band

A Huge Highlight of Our Wedding Night

By Amy B. on June 23, 2013

Men in Blues was by far one of the most memorable components of our wedding weekend! The band took care of everything while catering to our individual needs and specific musical requests. Very familiar with playing weddings, we chose to let the band take over, and they did a fantastic job! Guests of all ages commented on how wonderful they were, and almost all of our friends (many of whom don't normally dance), were on the dance floor! I would recommend this band to any couple getting married!

Hired as: Cover Band, Blues Band, Classic Rock Band, Cover Band, Party Band, Wedding Band

Best Wedding Band ever!!

By Nancy C. on June 14, 2013

From the very first song to the end of the evening people were on the dance floor! Everyone was having fun! I had not seen my 62 year old sister dance since she was in high school and she was dancing the night away! If you want a great band with lots of personality and lots of participation you must hire Men in Blues!! I'm so glad we did!!

Hired as: Wedding Band


By Richard M. S. on April 29, 2013

Just had ''The men in Blues'' down here in Barnesville Ga. for our 9th Bar-b-Que & blues Fest
Don't think we could have found a better band to please the people , everyone was talking about them.
You know you have a good band when the other bands stand by the stage and talk about how tight and smooth they are.
We will bring them back down here., All ready have them booked for the Blueridge Ga. Bar-B-Que & Blues fest in September,
knowing they will rock the house up there like they did down here.

Hired as: Party Band

Response from Men in Blues:

You were all such gracious and fun hosts...Barnesville is a great little City...the people there sure do love their Music!
Thanks for having MIB at the BBQ Fest.... We are looking forward to September!

Let the Good Times Roll

By Simon J. on October 3, 2012

These guys make the party. Period. After seeing them play at St. Patrick's day event at the Olde Blind Dog in Milton, GA we signed them up for our wedding this past weekend in Young Harris, GA. Growing up on blues, and classic rock like the Stones, Pink Floyd, etc, the band was exactly what we wanted to entertain the guests who flew in from all around the world to celebrate with us. The comments on the band the next day were all positive and the dance floor literally stayed full the entire time the band played which went late into the night. We sincerely appreciate the impact Men in Blues had on our event and would fully recommend considering them as part of your celebration. Cheers guys!

Hired as: Wedding Band

Best cover band by far!

By Abbey D. on August 9, 2012

MEN IN BLUES was by far the best choice we made a couple of weeks ago when we threw my dad a surprise 60th birthday party. My dad is a huge blues fan so we were a little nervous of the outcome; however, I must say Men in Blues was phenomenal. They kept the guests entertained from the very first song they played, the Beetles version of Happy Birthday.

We had about 65-70 guests in attendance and everyone of the guests were amazed and had nothing but good to say about Men in Blues. In fact, my dad has since had many compliments at the local coffee shop in the morning about how good the band was. My dad and several of his friends have already picked a date in which they are going to go see Men In Blues perform again. If you are looking for the most reasonable and best cover band in Georgia, or the southeast for that matter, hire Men In Bluesou will not be disappointed. Thanks guys you rock!

Hired as: Cover Band, Blues Band, Party Band

Response from Men in Blues:

Thanks Abbey!

It was our pleasure to play for your Dad's party..we all had a great time and the venue was fantastic!
Come see us again one day!

Review by Grant D.

By Grant D. on June 6, 2011

MEN IN BLUES is the best band you could possibly hire for a wedding or special even where you want people to enjoy great music and get up and dance. My wife and I hired them for our wedding and they had 90% of our wedding guests on the dance floor. We needed a bigger dance floor!! We were moving tables!!! They play a mix of blues, rock, soul, funk to perfection and really know how to interact with the mood and feel of any kind of function. I am a musician myself and they happily let me get up and play a few songs for my friends and family. Some of whom had never ever seen me play. This was a huge highlight of my wedding for me and they were not only welcome to the idea, they encouraged it. They went above and beyond and truly made our wedding reception a great fun and jamming dance party and I would recommend them for anybody's wedding or other function for that matter. They are very professional, punctual, easy going and very moderately priced for they amount of fun and tight music they bring to your event. I give them 5 stars and will be using them in the future come what may and I'll be checking them out locally whenever I get a chance. Don't think twice about these guys if you want to make your event AWESOME unless your more into obnoxious DJ's who don't play what you ask and like to talk more than play music. MEN IN BLUES!!! Five stars * * * * * !!!!

Hired as: Cover Band

Response from Men in Blues:

That was a fantastic time Grant! ..thanks for hiring us and we are happy that you had so much fun!

Review by Lynn S.

By Lynn S. on May 3, 2011

If you guys are thinking about hiring a band for your event, look no further. These guys are incredible. They played my best friend's wedding a few years ago, her sister's wedding last summer and my wedding just last month. Men In Blues was our most complimented decision for our big day. They are so interactive with the crowd, that people who are not big dancers (like myself) were out on the dance floor. The base guitarist was actually in the crowd playing! Everyone, even the hard to please, were highly impressed. These guys truly are amazing and will not disappoint. Thank you so much Men In Blues!!!!

Hired as: Cover Band, Classic Rock Band, Cover Band, Oldies Music, Party Band, Wedding Band

Response from Men in Blues:

Thanks Lynn..we all had a great time with everybody and come see us again one day!

Review by Kimberly S.

By Kimberly S. on May 1, 2011

I unexpectedly found myself at the square in Marietta today for lunch. I had no idea it was the big day for the Taste of Marietta. The most memorable thing there was the band! I was really impressed with the sound and variety of music. I will go see them again for sure. They rocked the event for sure.

Response from Men in Blues:

Old Dudes Rock! ... thanks Kim!!
def come see us again : )

Review by Olivia T.

By Olivia T. on November 15, 2010

Wow! I have to say that I was a bit nervous choosing a band for our wedding reception, and these guys rocked! We had such a wonderful time with them at our reception. They were super entertaining and pleasant to communicate with. I'd recommend men in blues for any gal like me that just wants to dance!! I have had many compliments pertaining to our reception music, and I do remember seeing more people than not-dancing the night away! Good times! Thank you guys!!

Response from Men in Blues:

It was our pleasure to play for your wedding Reception Olivia..good times for sure!!


Review by Marty W.

By Marty W. on August 4, 2010

I am very critical of bands. There are very few local/regional bands that I really appreciate and these guys are among the best, one of the few bands that I look to find when entertaining. They play a good variety of lively music. They are fun to watch and they REALLY know how to play the Blues!

Response from Men in Blues:

Thanks Marty,

We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again!

Review by Lester H.

By Lester H. on July 18, 2010


Response from Men in Blues:

Yaay...Love the kind words..thanks!!

Review by Kimberly M.

By Kimberly M. on July 18, 2010

My sister and I were invited to Henry's of Acworth to hear this wonderful blues band... I am not sure I have ever been so entertained by not only wonderful music but wonderful personalities of the band! Ian you are a magnificient entertainer, thank you so much for providing a wonderful evening for me and my sister!

Response from Men in Blues:

Two beautiful Rocking sisters...woo hoo!!

Review by Dream

By Dream on May 7, 2010

These guy's were great at the Taste of Marietta. Was Visiting from Chicaga area and was fortunate to hear them. Keep on ROCKIN!!!!!!

Review by Dream

By Dream on May 7, 2010

These guy's were great at the Taste of Marietta. Was Visiting from Chicaga area and was fortunate to hear them. Keep on ROCKIN!!!!!!

Review by Crystal M.

By Crystal M. on April 19, 2010

Men in Blues did an awesome job at our wedding! As soon as Andy and I walked into the reception everyone came running up saying "your band is awesome!" We really appreciate Men in Blues working with us so last minute to learn our song for our first dance. They were super professional and super flexible. Thank you SO SO much be for being so great! Mad props!

-Crystal & Andy Moffitt

Hired as: Cover Band, Blues Band, Classic Rock Band, Funk Band, Party Band, Wedding Band

Review by Debra

By Debra on April 17, 2010

What a great nite @ Social Vinings. You dudes do rock!! Can't wait to see you guys again.

Review by Beth H.

By Beth H. on April 5, 2010

Men In Blues were AWESOME!! We could have asked for a better band for our wedding. If you like all your good Rock n' Roll Mustang Sally, Honky Tonk Woman, The Doors and Brick House all mixed together. This is your band. Everyone of the guys are extremely talented and never missed a beat or a note! Everyone was so impressed with the at our wedding, people kept saying "the band is great, where'd you find them"!
Thank you so much MIB for putting on such an amazing show for our wedding guest and us! Look forward to seeing you play again!! We're Groupie's now!! :-) Thanks!

Hired as: Cover Band, Blues Band, Classic Rock Band, Cover Band, Funk Band, Oldies Music, Rock Band, Wedding Band

Response from Men in Blues:

Thanks for having was a great time and the wedding party and guests were fun!
Come see us again!

Review by Liz H.

By Liz H. on February 26, 2010

As a devoted fan of Men in Blues, my friends, family and I have seen them play at many venues throughout Atlanta. How else can I describe the effect of their musical talent and fun-loving spirit on their audience but to say, "Feels like I'm Knockin' On Heavens Door..." Slow or fast, Blues, Rock or Country songs, we love ya MIB!! Liz & Family

Response from Men in Blues:

We love our fans & friends...thanks!

Review by Sydney M.

By Sydney M. on February 25, 2010

to be honest can't remember that last time you were here..... Been so long boys,THE TAVERN on Bells Ferry. You rock saw you at The Lone Star as well, we follow you when we old dudes ROCK !!! LOVE YOU !

Response from Men in Blues:

Thanks Sydney!! We appreciate the kind remarks and come see us soon...schedule is on our web page.


Review by Christy N.

By Christy N. on February 5, 2010

MEN IN BLUES is an amazing band! They play here every month, sometime even twice a month. The crowd loves them because they really pay attention to what the crowd wants to much fun!!
"Old Dudes Rock!"

Response from Men in Blues:

Thanks Christy!! We love our fans and we love Social Vinings..great place!

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $500 and up
  • Languages: English


" A great time will be had by all! .... We play, They Come, They stay!"
"In a sea of mediocrity, we stand out!

Additional Booking Notes

All performance venues should have electricity nearby and if it's an outside gig, shelter should be provided for the band.



MEN IN BLUES Opened for LITTLE RIVER BAND on October 5th, 2013 in Powder Springs, GA

MEN IN BLUES Opened for Sara Evans at Piedmont Park Dogwood Festival April 2013!

MEN IN BLUES - Grand Finale Act for Barnesville BBQ/Blues Fest April 2013!

MEN IN BLUES - Opened for Muddy Water's Son BIG BILL MORGANFIELD at Blue Ridge BBQ/ Blues Fest - September 2014

MEN IN BLUES asked to open for Robert Cray & Jimmie Vaughan

MEN IN BLUES has been entertaining around the Atlanta metro area for over 14 years to enthusiastic crowds.
Made up of 5 professional, fun loving musicians that know how to get your party jumping! When you see them perform, you'll know that the music is a passion, not a hobby.

MIB is an Atlanta wedding/party band that plays a great variety of Blues, Classic Rock, Soul, R&B, Funk, Oldies, Classic Country.

What's their specialty? Making your event even better!

LOOK UNDER "Calendar" for our upcoming shows

Ian Nathanson (Bandleader, Vocals, Lead/Rhythm Guitar)
Ian founded MEN IN BLUES back in 2000, and it's been going strong ever since!Classically trained on clarinet and Soulfully trained on guitar and vocals, Ian has been into music from a young age.
His parents would play Canned Heat, John Sebastian and Beatles albums for him to listen to, and he'd pick up the recorder (remember those?) and play along.
Ian got his start as a young vocalist in Middle School when he was a member of the almost famous " band that played in the gym." That was the spark that made him want to play guitar and sing. Whilst studying clarinet around 1976, Ian picked up the guitar and started jamming with records and other musician friends.
Since he loved singing, the guitar was a perfect match for him. Ian's now been performing live shows around the Northeast and Southeast for over 25 years.
Ian is a graduate of The Crane School of Music (SUNY POTSDAM) and holds a K-12 Music Education degree.He currently teaches music in Cobb County Schools, and he also teaches private guitar lessons to all ages.

Neil Shupak (Harmonica, Various Percussive Sounds, Back-up Vocals)
Neil plays the Harmonica like there's no tomorrow ( which luckily there is!) and plays all types of various percussive sounds. He especially likes the Cowbell!! He's an all around great guy that loves life and music and it shows. Neil is originally from Philly and he hopes that you won't hold it against him

Ron Russell (Drums/Vocals)
Ron moved to Atlanta recently from Tampa FLA, and has played with Jimi Hendrix back in 1969, Greg Allman, Al Wilson, and still plays with Bertie Higgins ( of "Jamaica Me Crazy" and "Key Largo" fame) down in FLA!
You can read more about Ron @

Lee Hill - Bass / Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
Lee is the newest member of Men In Blues, joining the group in 2012. He plays bass guitar but occasionally switches to rhythm and lead vocals as needed. As a teenager, Lee grew up in and around the Atlanta music scene during the late 70's and 80's, working at various guitar shops by day and playing clubs and parties by night. Over the years, Lee has performed hundreds of live shows with several hard-working bands such as Tyranny, The Boosters, Mixed Company and Loose Change. As a singer/songwriter, Lee often performs solo acoustic dates at local neighborhood venues. For the last ten years, Lee has also served as lead vocalist and lead guitarist for the Transformation Band (T4B) in west Cobb County. Lee loves and appreciates all musical genres but believes that nothing can surpass the heart and soul of classic R&B.

Lee's philosophy on playing bass: "The notes you DON'T play can be just as important than the ones you do. You gotta find the groove and then lay down in it. That's where the music is."

Danny Miller (Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin)
Danny was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 25, 1948. He recieved a guitar for Christmas in 1961, and has never laid it down. He was shown his first chords by a family friend and his first song (The Wildwood Flower) by his uncle. He is mostly self-taught. A true "musical sponge," and eternal guitar student who has learned something from every guitar player he has ever met. He began performing at local talent shows and contests in 1963. He joined his first working band at age 15, and began performing all over Georgia. In 1964-66, he was a member of Ougie And The Ougots, a popular local rock band that performed all over the Southeast. The group had a record in 1966 that sold moderately. In college, he was a member of The Vagabonds, the hottest soul band in Georgia. Since then, he has been a member of many bands playing a wide variety of musical styles. He performed at dances, fraternity parties, night clubs, concerts, local television shows, weddings, fashion shows, bar-mitzvahs, recording sessions, store openings, and other assorted functions throughout high school and college. He graduated from DeKalb College in 1970. His personal playing style is a soulful blend of blues, rock, country, and jazz. His notable musical influences include Chet Atkins, James Burton, Roy Buchanan, Mike Bloomfield, Danny Gatton, Ry Cooder, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Wes Montgomery, Lonnie Mack, George Harrison, Roy Nichols, Don Rich, and Barry Bailey. He was very active as a working musician during the once great "heyday" of the Atlanta club scene from 1970-90, often playing long hours 6 or 7 nights a week.

** Read more about Danny Miller here:

Upcoming Booked Events

Mar 02, 2017–Mar 03, 2017 Painted Pin - Buckhead
Mar 11, 2017 wedding - Roswell
Mar 18, 2017 Spruill Arts Center Fundraiser - Atlanta
Mar 24, 2017 MIB Lite Duo - GC BBQ - Roswell
Mar 31, 2017 MIB Lite Duo - St. Angelo's Pizza - Vinings

Past Booked Events

Feb 18, 2017–Feb 19, 2017 Center Street Tavern - Acworth
Feb 12, 2017 Rocco's Pub - Jasper
Feb 11, 2017–Feb 12, 2017 Guston's Grille - Kennesaw
Jan 28, 2017 Habitat For Humanity Gig - Carrollton
Jan 20, 2017–Jan 21, 2017 Sixes Tavern - Cartersville
Jan 14, 2017–Jan 15, 2017 Private Event - Roswell
Jan 06, 2017 MIB Lite Duo - Center St. Tavern - Acworth
Dec 23, 2016 MIB Lite Duo - St Angelo's Pizza - Smyrna
Dec 17, 2016–Dec 18, 2016 Paddy's Pub ( St. Practice Day) - Kennesaw
Dec 10, 2016–Dec 11, 2016 Center Street Tavern - Acworth
Dec 03, 2016–Dec 04, 2016 Guston's Grille - Kennesaw
Nov 11, 2016 MIB Lite Duo - St Angelo's Pizza - Smyrna
Nov 04, 2016–Nov 05, 2016 The Painted Pin - Buckhead
Oct 25, 2016 Private Event - Peachtree City
Oct 22, 2016–Oct 23, 2016 SuBourbon Rock & Oyster Bar - Kennesaw
Oct 21, 2016 MIB Lite - Ian & Danny - Center St Tavern-Acworth
Oct 14, 2016 Rock The Block Event - Heritage Lawn Amphitheater -
Oct 08, 2016 Candlelite Concert-Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Sep 26, 2016 Summit Racing Equipment Party - McDonough
Sep 24, 2016 UPS/United Way Classic Car Show - Roswell
Sep 23, 2016 MIB Lite Acoustic Duo - GC BBQ Canton St Roswell
Sep 17, 2016 1981 High School Class Reunion - Smyrna
Sep 17, 2016 Appalachia Food & Wine Festival - Helen, GA
Sep 16, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill-Alpharetta
Sep 02, 2016 MIB Lite-featuring Danny and Ian Aco6.
Aug 13, 2016–Aug 14, 2016 Guston's Woodstock - Woddstock, GA
Aug 06, 2016–Aug 07, 2016 SuBourbon Rock & Oyster Barr - Kennesaw - 9 PM
Jul 30, 2016–Jul 31, 2016 Center Street Tavern
Jul 29, 2016 Fridays N' Duluth Concert Series - Downtown Duluth
Jul 21, 2016 Alive in Roswell Fest - Elizabeth Way/Canton St
Jul 15, 2016 Black Bear Pub - Big Canoe
Jul 09, 2016 Rocco's Pub Marietta - 7:30 pm
Jul 08, 2016–Jul 09, 2016 Will Henry's Tavern- Stone Mtn- 9pm
Jun 25, 2016 Private Event - Bent Tree - Jasper
Jun 24, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta
Jun 17, 2016–Jun 18, 2016 The Painted Pin - Buckhead
Jun 10, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill
Jun 04, 2016–Jun 05, 2016 Guston's Kennesaw - Kennesaw, GA
Jun 03, 2016–Jun 04, 2016 Deep South Deli & Pub - McDonough, GA
May 27, 2016–May 28, 2016 Sidelines Kennesaw - Kennesaw GA
May 26, 2016–May 27, 2016 Wing Cafe & Tap House - Marietta, GA
May 21, 2016 Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest - Atlantic Station, GA
May 20, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta, GA
May 14, 2016–May 15, 2016 SuBourbon Rock & Oyster Bar - Kennesaw, GA
May 06, 2016 Tennessee Strawberry Festival - Dayton, TN
Apr 30, 2016–May 01, 2016 Bodock's Bar - Canton, GA
Apr 29, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta GA
Apr 24, 2016 Taste of Marietta
Apr 22, 2016 Private Party Lilburn
Apr 21, 2016 Alive in Roswell - Season Opening - Roswell Square
Apr 15, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill
Apr 09, 2016 Wedding - Charleston, SC
Apr 02, 2016 Wedding - Roswell
Apr 01, 2016 Paddy's Pub - Kennesaw - 9 PM
Mar 26, 2016 Center Street Tavern - Acworth - 8:30PM
Mar 25, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta - 7 PM
Mar 19, 2016 Deep South Deli & Pub - McDonough - 9PM
Mar 11, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta - 7 PM
Mar 04, 2016 Manna Winter Blues Fundraiser - Monday Night Brewing Company - Atlanta - 6:30pm
Feb 28, 2016 Guston's Grill - Woodstock - 4-8PM ( kids welcome)
Feb 26, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta - 7 PM
Feb 06, 2016 Guston's Grill - Kennesaw - 9PM
Feb 05, 2016 MIB LITE - Ian & Danny Acoustic/Electric Duo - Center Street Tavern - Acworth - 7PM
Jan 30, 2016 Center Street Tavern - Acworth - 8:30 PM
Jan 29, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta, GA - 7 PM
Jan 15, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta, GA - 7 PM
Jan 08, 2016 Will Henry's Tavern - Stone Mtn - 9 PM
Jan 02, 2016 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta, GA - 7 PM
Dec 26, 2015 Bodock's Bar - Canton - 9 PM
Dec 19, 2015 3rd Base Sports Bar - Conyers, GA - 9 PM
Dec 17, 2015 The Painted Pin - Bulkhead - 8PM
Dec 12, 2015 Center Street Tavern - Acworth - 8:30PM
Dec 04, 2015 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta - 7PM
Nov 28, 2015 Guston's - Kennesaw - 9PM
Nov 21, 2015 Fish Camp - Roswell - 7PM - Acoustic/Electric Duo ( Danny & Ian)
Nov 20, 2015 Hottie Hawg's Famous BBQ - Atlanta - 8 PM
Nov 13, 2015 Deep South Deli & Pub - McDonough, GA - 9PM
Nov 06, 2015 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta, GA - 7 PM
Oct 30, 2015 Hamilton's HALLOWEEN BASH - Dalton - 8 PM
Oct 29, 2015 The Painted Pin - Buckhead - 8 PM
Oct 24, 2015 Knights Of Columbus Event - All Saints Catholic Church - Dunwoody - 7PM
Oct 23, 2015 Private Event - Driscoll's Berry Company - Bulkhead - 7 PM
Oct 16, 2015 EL Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta - 7PM
Oct 10, 2015 Center Street Tavern - Acworth - 8:30PM
Oct 03, 2015 Deep South Deli & Pub - McDonough, GA - 9PM
Sep 27, 2015 Whole Hawg Happenin' - 1-5PM - West Park Stage - Marietta Pizza Corner
Sep 26, 2015 Chili Cook Off - Roswell, GA - 6PM
Sep 19, 2015 United Way CLassic Car Show- Roswell, GA - 11 AM
Sep 17, 2015 Alive After 5 - Historic Roswell - Canton St ( across From Pastis) - 5PM
Sep 12, 2015 !st Annual Blues Fest - Dallas Public House, Dallas, GA - MIB set 2-3:30
Sep 11, 2015 El Don Mexican Grill - Alpharetta, GA - 7 PM
Sep 06, 2015 The Famous Annual "Steve" Party" - Marietta - 6 PM
Sep 04, 2015 Hottie Hawg's Famous BBQ - Atlanta, GA - 8 PM

The team providing the talent:

Ian Nathanson

Bandleader, Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Vocals

Neil Shupak

Harmonica deluxe, Various percussive sounds ( More Cowbell!), and Vocals

Ron Russell


Danny Miller

Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Banjo, mandolin, Vocals

Lee Hill

Bass Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals


"Men in Blues" were fantastic at a surprise Bday party given for me. I'm an old rocker & Bluesman & these guys played all my favorites & great party/dancing music. It was indeed a pleasure to sit in with them on a tune. The band was very tight & had great tone. They blew the whole crowd away with the Pink Floyd song "Comfortably Numb". The party is one of the most memorable moments of my 60 years & "Men in Blues" was certainly a big part of it. I've seen them since at Nick's Place in Marietta & listen to their music on CDs. I will be taking friends to see them & letting people know what a great band we have right here in ATL. Keep on Rocking "Men in Blues"!

– Don - Birthday Party - 3/22/08

I hired Men In Blues for my wedding reception and my experiences with them were all positive. Correspondence with the band leading up to the event was efficient and hassle-free. Above all, the talent these guys have is STELLAR. They really know how to gauge where the crowd is and how to get a party started! I would give my highest recommendation of Men In Blues to anyone planning an event and in need of entertainment. My family can't wait until our next party so we can have these guys back for live entertainment! Thanks MIB...

– Jessica R. - Wedding Reception - 6/6/09

The music was great! Ian was very easy to work with. The band interacted well with the crowd and got everyone dancing all night. I would use them again for future events.

– Meredith Davidenko - May 24, 2008

Fantastic job all around by the group MEN IN BLUES.
We had people coming up to us all night long complimenting us on our band choice.
People were wondering where we found this great band!

Thanks MEN IN guys were great!

– Susan Hudgins Wedding Reception

MEN IN BLUES Played for my 50th Birthday party, and it was a very enjoyable night. My guests were commenting on the quality of the band and how much they liked them.

Thanks MIB!!

– Chris - Marietta, GA - January 19th, 2008

Great Job playing at our Holiday party....all I heard was compliments regarding your show!

Thanks again!!

– Julie Stepanek - ECI MGT

We hired MEN IN BLUES, based on someone else's suggestion, and it turned out to be a great choice! THey learned special requests that we wanted, and demonstrated true professionalism during the wedding reception.

The wedding reception was held @ Windermere Golf Resort on October 13th, and everybody loved them!

I highly recommend this group!!

– Katie Roche & Jon Huff's Wedding reception

At the Grant Park neighborhood's 34th annual Moth Ball - Men In Blues ROCKED THE HOUSE!!! They had folks from 20 - 70 up and dancing all night. So many people came up to me and said "These guys are great!" They we're a delight to work with and probably would have played all night. They have my highest recommendation for making the party fun and funky for all. MEN IN BLUES - OLD DUDES DEFINITELY ROCK!

– Allen Hoss

MEN IN BLUES did a great job at our wedding reception.
We love their attitude and professionalism. They even helped with our ceremony music.
All of our guests were quite pleased and everyone had a lot of fun!!

Thanks guys!!!!

– Starlene Black Wedding - July 28, 2007

MEN IN BLUES did a great job playing for a large wedding party here on June 2nd.

I look forward to hearing them again in the future!

– Shane

What I want to know is what are these guys doing playing clubs? They are professionals all the way!

DOn't miss you chance to see them at Olde Towne Bistro. They will be playing here once a month until further notice.

– Olde Towne Bistro

We were totally happy with the way MEN IN BLUES entertained our guests at our wedding reception.
The music was top notch, and what we really liked is that the band could please all ages, from kids to the senior crowd.
THanks again for the great time!

– Coleman/Prince Wedding Reception

Don and I were very happy with MEN IN BLUES' entertainment for our wedding reception! They played all sorts of great music for us and our guests.

We got many compliments on our band selection....everyone was wondering where we found them!

Thanks again MEN IN BLUES for your professionalism and musical abilities.

– Sharek/Mayer Wedding

Thank you so much MEN IN BLUES for helping to make our wedding reception so fun. All of our guests loved your music, and we're sure that you'll get some calls about entertaining in the future.
We really appreciated that you learned some special songs for us, and of course how well you played them!

– Dooley/Edwards wedding reception

MEN IN BLUES is a professional group of musicians that is very popular with many residents of Roswell. They are excelent at what they do!
This is their second year of entertaining for the City of Roswell's " Alive after 5" monthly celebration.
We're planning on having them back for 2008.

– Morgan Timmis

"I was very impressed with the band MEN IN BLUES. They played well and most importantly, they were able to play quietly with dynamic control. Their song selections were fantastic too! MEN IN BLUES is on my top list for referrals, and I will be recommending them on a regular basis should anyone ask for a great band!"

– Sunny Bailey, Facility / Special Events Manager - Naylor Hall

MEN IN BLUES played at our 2007 SPIdynamics office kick-off party which was held at the Dunwoody Country Club this past January. They are a fantastic group that can please everyone, since they play such a nice variety of material.
Everyone was talking about how excellent the band was, and we will have them again for another gathering!

– Brian Cohen, CEO - SPIdynamics

We had MEN IN BLUES play at our son's Bar Mitzvah and it was a great time for the whole family. The celebration was held at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, and all of our relatives spoke very highly of the band. Ian Nathanson and his group are professionals that knows how to direct the party!

Thanks again!

– Chana Offsey, Proud Parent

MEN IN BLUES has been playing here once a month for about 5 years. They are a consistently excellent band that keeps the crowd coming month after month, year after year!

This band is a winner for any type of social gathering, including weddings, parties etc.

– One Star Ranch

MEN IN BLUES has been playing at the Taste of Marietta for the last 5 years to crowds of over 50,000 people.
Everyone loves this band, and I've already hired them for Spring of 2008.
Just a great bunch of guys that really enjoy the music they create!

– Maryclaire Andres - Taste of Marietta Coordinator

MEN IN BLUES played for our Junior/Senior Prom at the Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta. All of the people that attended the prom enjoyed their music and they kept us dancing all night long!

Thanks again MEN IN BLUES!

– Abby Upshaw, Student Body President - Whitfield Academy

Outstanding job was done by the band MEN IN BLUES. They exceeded our expectations, and I will gladly reccomend them to anyone who loves great music and cool guys!

– Clower/McPhereson Wedding Reception - March 10, 2007

Fantastic music and terrific people to deal with. Everyone had a blast and we were totally satisfied!

– Bradshaw Farms Mardi Gras Party - February 24, 2007

I can't even tell you what a great job MEN IN BLUES did for our wedding reception. They sounded so good and all of our guests were complimenting us ( and them) for the great choice of band and music.

Highly reccomended!!

– Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Summi

This band is tight, and the patrons totally enjoy themselves when MEN IN BLUES plays here!

– Crabapple Tavern

One of the best bands that we've had at our bar! They know how to please the crowd and everyone was dancing. What a party scene!

They were the hot topic at one of our Manager's meetings recently.

– Atkin's Park

Set List

Aiko, Aiko - Traditional
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain't To Proud To Beg - Otis Redding
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Baby What You Want Me to do - Jimmy Reed
Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Blow Wind Blow - Muddy Waters
Breezin' - George Benson
Brick House - Commodores
Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Built For Comfort - Howlin'' Wolf
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
C.C. Rider - Traditional
C.O.D - Albert King
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Deep Elem Blues - Traditional ( Blackberry Smoke)
Every Day I Have The Blues - BB King
Evil Ways - Santana
Family Tradition - Hank WIlliams Jr
Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
Fire on the Mountain - Grateful Dead
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Forever Young - Bob Dylan
Franklin's Tower - Grateful Dead
Fishin' Blues - Taj Mahal
Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead
Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad - Traditional
Goodnight Sweetheart - Drifters
Hard To Handle - Bobby Blue Bland/Black Crowes/Grateful Dead
Hey Bartender - Blues Brothers
Hey Joe - Jimmy Hendrix
High Heel Sneakers - Jimmy Reed
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
How Long ( Has This Been Going On) - Ace
Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton/Elvis Presley
House of the Rising Sun - Animals
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley/Eric Clapton
I'm Free - Rolling Stones
Joker - Steve Miller
Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Knock on Wood - Wilson Pickett
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Let the Good Times Roll - BB King
Little Wing - jimi Hendrix
Loving Arms - Dobie Gray
Mary Had a Little Lamb - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Me & My Woman - Albert Collins
Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Midnight Rambler - Rolling Stones
Mind Your Own Business - Hank Williams
Move It On Over - George Thorogood
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - Temptations
New Minglewood Blues - Grateful Dead
Next Time You See Me - Elmore James
Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
Rainy Night in Georgia - Brooke Benton
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Red Rooster - Howlin'' Wolf
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Rock Me Baby - BB King
Shake Your Money Maker - George Thorogood
Shake, Rattle & Roll - Jerry Lee Lewis
Sitting On Top Of the World - Eric Clapton
Sleepwalk- Santo & Johnny
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Statesboro Blues - Allman Brothers
Stormy Monday - Bobby Blue Bland
Summertime - Ray Charles
Suzie Q - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
Take your Drunk Ass Home -
T- Bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
Tell It Like It Is - Neville Brothers
Tequila - Shams
That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding
Thrill Is Gone - BB King
Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Bros
Tube Snake Boogie - ZZ Top
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Turn On Your love Light - Bobby Blue Bland
Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
West LA Fade Away - Grateful Dead
Whipping Post - Allman Brothers
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Women Are Smarter - Harry Belafonte
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wrap It Up - Fabulous Thunderbirds
You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
You Can't Spend What You Ain't Got - Muddy Waters
You Gotta' Sing When the Spirit Says Sing - Traditional
You Win Again - Hank Williams

More songs being added weekly...........

Influences & Inspiration

Too many to list....

Setup Requirements

Shelter/COver for Outside gigs - Especially in extreme sun or chance of Rain


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