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Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls

Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls

1 review

About Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls

Tracey Fordice Band:

Tracey Fordice-Vocals and Keyboards
Randy Yearout-Vocals and Guitars
Todd Ommert-Bass
Johnnie Corrie-Vocals and Drums
David Alvey-Guitars and Vocals
Howard Helm-Keyboards and Vocals

We play Rockin' Blues, Soulful Ballads, Originals and Covers. A super talented lineup of seasoned professionals that know how to get a crowd up and dancing! Catch us throughout the Portland Metro area at The Blue Diamond, Tigardville Station, The Lehrer, Trails End Saloon, The Spare Room, The Cider Mill, The Tillicum, and other clubs!

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Reviews

Best new blues variety band

By Linda B. on June 24, 2014

Saw this band recently at the spareroom lounge. Tracey Fordice vocals super!!! Great stage presence. Everyone was asking" who is she"?

Hired as: Blues Band

Response from Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls:

Thanks for the review Linda! We had a ball performing at the Spare Room and look forward to more shows there in the future.

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English

Overview

Tracey's voice and songwriting talents are one of a kind, and a real crowd pleaser. And she is a funny girl too, with just the right amount of stage humor to keep a crowd in great spirits!

Each set is filled with a variety of danceable original tunes and cover tunes, with a nice ballad thrown in too! Everything from Etta James and Bonnie Raitt to Willie Dixon and Keb Mo, from ZZ Top to Tom Petty to Fleetwood Mac.

Rockin' Blues, Country Blues, Rock n' Roll, and some Country Rock, this band can play it all. With five vocalists, the harmonies are another pleasing aspect the band has to offer!

Bio

The Tracey Fordice Band (formerly known as Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls) is a popular award winning band from Portland, Oregon. Featuring Tracey Fordice on piano and vocals, Randy Yearout on guitars and vocals. Backed up by some of the Northwest's top-notch players, David Alvey-guitars and vocals, Howard Helm-keyboards and vocals, Johnnie Corrie-drums and vocal, and Todd Ommert-bass, this talented group performs a variety of musical styles: Blues, Rock, Country, and Americana. In addition, the band has a long list of creative original material with several albums to their credit, and the band has received the following accolades:
• 2014 Cascade Blues Association (Portland) Muddy Award Winners for Best New Blues Act! 
• 2015 Nominee Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award for Contemporary Blues Act! 
• Represented the Ashland Blues Society (Oregon) in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

Not only do they deliver a great musical performance, they are fun and exciting to watch, and Tracey presents a stage presence filled with wit, charm, and a wacky sense of humor!

Their new CD, "Out Of The Blues" is now released and available everywhere!

The team providing the talent:

Tracey Fordice

Vocals and Keyboards-Songwriter

Randy Yearout

Vocals, Guitars, Lap-steel, Mandolin, Harmonica, Keyboards-Songwriter

Johnnie Corrie

Vocals and Drums

Todd Ommert

Bass

David Alvey

Guitars and Vocals

Howard Helm

Keyboards and Vocals

Set List

Here's a bit of our song list:
One Way Out by Allman Bros. Band
Reelin’ In The Years by Steely Dan
Come To Mama by Etta James
Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
Long Hard Day by TFB
Looking For The Rain by George Marinelli, arranged by TFB
Danger Zone by TFB
Stop Dragging My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty
Death By Misadventure by TFB
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
My Man’s Junk by TFB
Good Help by TFB
Real Man by Bonnie Raitt
Love Letter by Bonnie Raitt
Love Has No Pride by Bonnie Raitt
When’s It Gonna Stop by TFB
Goodbye To You by Scandal w/Patty Smyth
Little Rojo-Tracey Fordice
My Old Friend the Blues-Steve Earle
I Can’t Help It-Hank Williams Sr.
Angel From Montgomery-Bonnie Raitt
Blues is My Business-Etta James
Copperhead Road-Steve Earle
Long Hard Day-Tracey Fordice
Nuclear Winter-Tracey Fordice
Won’t Look Back-Tracey Fordice
Bourgeois Boogie-Randy Yearout
MIssissippi-JJ Grey and Mofro
Hide and Seek-JJ Grey and Mofro
By My Side-JJ Grey and Mofro
Start It Up-Robben Ford
When’s It Gonna Stop-Tracey Fordice
Woman Be Wise-Sippie Wallace
Be Thankful-Natalie Cole
It Hurts Me Too-Keb Mo
Love Me Like a Man-Bonnie Raitt
Season of the Witch-Donovan
It Should Have Been Me-Ray Charles
Good Morning Miss Brown-Taj Mahal
Johnnie Be Reggae-Chuck Berry
Hoochie Coochie Man-Muddy Waters
Sell My Monkey-BB King
Marchin’ to My Freedom-Randy Yearout
Reconsider Baby-Eric Clapton
Rudi Went to Rehab and I Went to Jail-Randy Yearout
Keep Your Hands to Yourself-Georgia Satellites
Miss Ann-Johnny Winter
Tore Down-Eric Clapton
Honky Tonk Woman-Rolling Stones
Old Pipeliner Blues-Rodney Crowell
Juke Joint Daddy-Randy Yearout
You Can’t Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones
You Left Me Alone Too Long-Tracey Fordice
Mexican Girl-Jackie Greene
Love To Burn-Etta James
Out of the Rain-Etta James
Whatever-Etta James

Influences & Inspiration

Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Sippie Wallace, Steve Earle, Keb Mo, J.J. Grey and Mofro, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Taj Mahal, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and so many more!

Setup Requirements

Sound System and Backline if needed, otherwise we can provide all that is needed.

Services

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