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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 world-class, full-time musicians, who lead the industry with standards, accountability and professionalism.

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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 - Feb 2016
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?
Minneapolis: Mon Feb 15th - details...

Covington: Tue Feb 16th - details...

Chicago: Wed Feb 24th - details...

Grand Rapids: Tue Apr 12th - details...

Detroit-Birmingham: Sun Feb 28th - details...

Indianapolis: Mon Feb 22nd - details...

Cleveland: Wed Feb 17th - details...

Columbus: Tue Feb 23rd - details...

New Chicago Showcase Venue: "The Chop Shop"
We are very excited to launch our first 2016 Chicago showcase at 1st Ward Events located behind the Chop Shop. The Chop Shopis a unique space with a butchers and deli along with restaurant and bar. Joined to the restaurant out the back, 1st Ward is a large event space which will be a perfect space for our showcase. Please join us for a great night out, get there early and enjoy the delicious food and drink options Chop Shop have on offer. Visit our Gig guide page for more information about times and location.
New Minneapolis Showcase Venue: "Profile Event Center"
We're proud to announce that the Bluewater Kings will be moving venues 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!
2015 Detroit Music Awards
The 2015 Detroit Music Awards Nominees Announced! Bluewater Kings Band members Alyssa (vocalist for BWK) is nominated for best Rock Recording and Best Rock Songwriter, James (saxophones and arranger for BWK) for best Jazz Musician and Jazz Composer, and Takashi (Bass and Rapper) for Best Classical Instrumentalist. Congrats guys!!
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.
Featured Vocalist
Tasha Lord - what an incredible musician. Tasha is a classically trained vocalist, turned rock-star. Along with being a vocalist and a manager for The Bluewater Kings Band, she has opened up for numerous internationally renowned musicians, including Cheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert. She also fronts and writes for the highly respected Detroit based Americana group, The Flutter and Wow. Tasha recently had an original songs used by NASCAR and Lifetime Television and is an experienced freelance backup vocalist and session singer, and has sung countless tracks for artists, studios and companies all over the country.