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Welcome to the official website for The Bluewater Kings, voted one of the country's best party bands by "The Knot" magazine. The Bluewater Kings perform all around the world, but play mostly in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Indianapolis, plus the surrounding areas. They play an unusual high energy mix of motown, old-school rock, jazz, current top 40, swing, 80s/70s/90s hits, afro-cuban, and more - anything to get 'em up and dancing - the choice is yours!
The Bluewater Kings Band is completely self-managed, and so you get the best musicians in the country for a fraction of the price: you'll be very pleasantly surprised at how far your budget goes for a top tier band...
The Bluewater Kings Band is also a proud part of the International Musicians League, a group of genuine, full-time musicians, who lead the industry with standards, accountability and professionalism.

Corporate and Wedding Band Specialists

For many people, booking a band is a daunting task. The Bluewater Kings Band prides itself on a level of pre-event service that is unrivalled - we guarantee that the band will be the easiest part of planning your event. Any logistical complications are taken care of behind the scenes, and we pro-actively guide you through the process, so that you can simply enjoy your event to the full. Just tell us about your vision, and let us take care of the rest.

 

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   NEWS - Oct 2014
Upcoming Free Showcase Gigs:
Free public Bluewater Kings Band showcase evenings are held regularly so that you can see the band in action - these events are always a really fun night out, and you'll get a good feel for exactly why this band is so different compared to everything else out there. ( more info... )

 

Where can I see the band showcases?
Chicago: Mon Nov 3rd - details...

Detroit - Royal Oak: Tue Nov 4th - details...

St Paul: Mon Nov 10th - details...

New Showcase Venue: "Profile Event Center"
We're proud to announce that the Bluewater Kings will be moving hvenues for the showcase on Wednesday March 19th to the dynamic and exciting Profile Event Center. This is a gorgeous space to host your next event--it includes features such as outdoor patios, private bridal suites, hardwood dance floors, and gorgeous high tech lighting. We are excited to be partnering with this great venue--hope to see you there!
Congratulations to our lead singer Todd Kessler from "The Voice"
Congratulations to Todd Kessler, our amazing lead singer who performed as a featured contestant on "The Voice", and was mentored by Cee Lo Green. As well as performing with the Bluewater Kings, Todd will be headlining at the House of Blues next month. Make sure you check out his awesome show!
Awesome New Showcase Venue for Chicago!
We're proud to announce that the Bluewater Kings have been invited to play regular public shows at one of Chicago's most iconic rock clubs, the Abbey Pub in Chicago's north side. The Bluewater Kings join the ranks of Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Florence and the Machine, Snow Patrol and many more at this celebrated venue.
Detroit Music Award Nominees!
Congratulations to Bluewater Kings musicians Chris Brantley, Sam Von Wagner and Tasha Lord for the nomination of the original project Americana group The Flutter and Wow. These cats have been nominated for Best Acoustic Group and Best Folk Group. Congratulations guys!
Featured Vocalist
Tasha Lord - what an incredible musician. Working largely in Detroit, Tasha is a classically trained vocalist, turned rock-star, and she has opened for numerous internationally renowned musicians, including Cheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert etc. She also fronts and writes for the highly respected Detroit based Americana group, called 'Flutter and Wow'. Tasha is an experienced session singer in the scene, and she has also sung countless tracks for record labels in the Detroit area. Tasha also works as a musical director, booking manager, and commercial model for clients such as MGM Grand, Ford, and PNC Bank.