The Blue Links play sweet soul music from the 1960s and 1970s to the present. They are a smokin' guitar trio backing the powerhouse vocals of the fiery Brandee Noel, giving classic tunes from Motown and points south a high-energy, jazz- and blues-inflected interpretation. The Blue Links can also perform blues classics and jazz standards. The Blue Links are based in Los Angeles.
The band was great. They were prompt, professional, nice, funny etc. They were just what the party needed, playing great sets to enjoy at dinner and to get the party jumping. I heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests.
The Blue Links were a great band. We had them for a birthday party and they got everyone up dancing. You can't go wrong with Motown! Very easy to work with, arrived early to set up, no issues at all. They sounded great and would definitely have them back.
Response from The Blue Links:
Thank you, we enjoyed ourselves. How could we not, with an audience that sings the backup vocal parts in harmony?
My wife and I threw a party for our friends & family since we had eloped and skipped the formal wedding deal. We found a great low-key place to have the event and wanted to find the right band that could be both non-obtrusive and also kick it up to get people dancing and having fun. We scored big time by finding The Blue Links at a local bar by our place in Venice. LaQuita's vocals are incredible and the band really nails and does justice to the many soul & Motown classics in their repertoire. Oz and the band were very accommodating and helpful in setting the tone and flow of the set to match the activity we had going on during the event. LaQuita even took some time to sing some children songs to the little ones we had in attendance. They loved it.
I couldn't recommend The Blue Links more. If you're looking for a fun, soulful, professional band with a great sound, this is them.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, German
What to Expect
The Blue Links are prepared to meet the needs of each individual venue or event; they can emphasize mellow jazz standards for a dinner hour, or perform an entire night's worth of kick-ass dance music. We can provide our own recorded music during our breaks, so that there is no down time. When hiring the band, please let us know your requirements, and we will make certain that you are entirely satisfied.
The Blue Links are comprised of seasoned professionals who are comfortable playing in all in environments, including at low volume levels. We can provide our own PA system, or use yours. The musicians are capable jazz players who also enjoy providing high-energy dance music.
Additional Booking Notes
We are self-sufficient for audio. We can provide our own PA system, and all that we require is an accessible grounded (3-prong) AC outlet.
We are also happy to use a house PA if one is available. We require two vocal microphones, plus mics for drums, guitar amp and bass amp in larger venues.
Past Booked Events
|September 29, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|November 19, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
For the Love of You
It's Your Thing
In My Bed
Stronger than me
Diana Ross and the Supremes:
You keep Me Hangin' On
Stop in the name of Love
I don't need no doctor
Unchain my heart
Gladys Knight and the Pips:
Heard it through the Grapevine
Use my imagination
Chaka Khan and Rufus:
Tell Me something good
Chain of Fools
Reach Out, I'll be there -- Four Tops
Waiting in Vain -- Bob Marley
Killing me Softly -- Roberta Flack/Lauryn Hill
Rollin' in the deeps -- Adele
Let's Stay Together -- Al Green
Pride and Joy -- Stevie Ray Vaughan
Big Leg Woman -- Freddie King
I'll be around -- The Spinners
Josie -- Steely Dan
Forget Me Nots -- Patrice Rushen
I Can't Stand the Rain -- Ann Peebles
Use me -- Bill Withers
Red House -- Jimi Hendrix
What's Goin' On -- Marvin Gaye
You're No Good -- Linda Ronstadt
Something to Talk About -- Bonnie Raitt
Europa -- Carlos Santana
Bumpin' on Sunset -- Wes Montgomery
Mercy Mercy Mercy -- Joe Zawinul
The Chicken -- Jaco Pastorius
Comin' Home Baby -- Ben Tucker
Splatch -- Miles Davis
|Ozzie Perch||guitar and vocals|
|Brandee Noel||Lead Singer|
Influences & Inspiration
Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Amy Winehouse, Albert King, Steely Dan, Isley Brothers, Four Tops, Miles Davis
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