The B.Rad Blues Band is Brad Rumery (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Robert Lovato (drums), and Paul Alford (bass). Alford was born and raised in Oklahoma, but now lives in the South Bay; for 8 years he and his wife had a local top 40 band called The Mix. Lovato grew up in Hollywood and as a music major he headed his own band called Rockin' Blu for four years, touring another 15 with Kellie 'n' the Kowboys. He and Rumery met at a local Blues jam and decided to start a band.
"Any given night when we don't have a show, you could find me at one or more Pro Blues Jams," says Rumery, having played in over 60 of them from here to Vegas. "I've met some killer musicians at the jams - LA Jones, Lightning Willie, Oklahoma Ollie, Coco Montoya."
Drawing primarily on the old masters, the B.Rad Blues Band dips a hand into all blues. This includes Southern Memphis Blues, Chicago Blues, Rock Blues, Whiskey Blues, and West Coast Swing Blues. They have penned a bundle of originals and perform them to favorable reception alongside covers influenced by Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Roosevelt Sikes, Snooky Pryor, Albert Collins, Lowell Fulson, and the three Kings - Albert, Freddie, and BB.
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