Blood, Sweat & Tears

Instruments: drums, keys, sax, guitar, bass, horns

Genre: rock, jazz

Origin: USA

Territories: europe in coop. sgent nation

Availability: JUL, AUG, OCT 2017

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It’s been five decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band’s second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out the Beatles’ Abbey Road for the prestigious Album of the Year Grammy award. That album produced three major hit singles: “You Made me so Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die.”


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    But now Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic audience. 

    “I no longer want to target just one generation. That would be a mistake. With this updated version, I want this band to gain recognition with a wider audience. I want people of all ages to experience what this music has to offer.

    Will Blood, Sweat & Tears have any of the original members?

    “Not a chance,” says Colomby, who last performed with BS&T in 1976. I think of this band like baseball’s Yankees. “When you’re at a Yankee game you’re not going to see Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig. What you do come to expect is a team of top-notch players upholding a tradition of winning. That’s the Yankee legacy. It what people expect from BS&T as well… brilliant musicians, singers, songs and arrangements.

    “During the early years of Fox’s hit TV show “American Idol” (that just ended its 15 year production) Colomby received many phone calls from friends telling him to check out singer Bo Bice, saying that his was a fresh voice and that he did a masterful job singing “Spinning Wheel“ A well seasoned southern rock singer with a great stage presence. Many of my more musically knowledgeable buddies also suggested that I ask Bo to join the band. I’m pleased to say that that’s exactly what happened and by the reaction of audiences world wide it was a great match.”

    The fans reaction is that Bo is one of the best singers BS&T has ever had! They love the bands version of ” Midnight Rider” one of our most requested songs.

But now Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic audience. 

“I no longer want to target just one generation. That would be a mistake. With this updated version, I want this band to gain recognition with a wider audience. I want people of all ages to experience what this music has to offer.

Will Blood, Sweat & Tears have any of the original members?

“Not a chance,” says Colomby, who last performed with BS&T in 1976. I think of this band like baseball’s Yankees. “When you’re at a Yankee game you’re not going to see Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Lou Gehrig. What you do come to expect is a team of top-notch players upholding a tradition of winning. That’s the Yankee legacy. It what people expect from BS&T as well… brilliant musicians, singers, songs and arrangements.

“During the early years of Fox’s hit TV show “American Idol” (that just ended its 15 year production) Colomby received many phone calls from friends telling him to check out singer Bo Bice, saying that his was a fresh voice and that he did a masterful job singing “Spinning Wheel“ A well seasoned southern rock singer with a great stage presence. Many of my more musically knowledgeable buddies also suggested that I ask Bo to join the band. I’m pleased to say that that’s exactly what happened and by the reaction of audiences world wide it was a great match.”

The fans reaction is that Bo is one of the best singers BS&T has ever had! They love the bands version of ” Midnight Rider” one of our most requested songs.

“Blood Sweat & Tears was awesome at Albany’s Empire State Plaza last night. The musicianship and energy of the band is outstanding and a real treat for our audience. Drummer Dylan Elise and bass player Ric Fierabracci comprised a rhythm section second to none, and the horn players were awesome individually and collectively. The addition of lead vocalist Bo Bice puts the band over the top. He has tons of charisma and a gift for making the audience part of the show, and his vocal prowess does justice to the band’s string of hit records.” — Jim Anderson, William Productions, July 2016

“Having BS&T play at Xerox International Jazz Festival 2015 brought the Open Air Free Concert experience to a higher level. Multi-generational crowds dancing and singing in the streets created a vibe that festival fans talked about for weeks!” — Marc Iacona / Executive Director – Co Producer

Band members:

Bo Bice – Lead Vocals
Brad Mason- Second Trumpet
Carl Fischer- Lead Trumpet- Musical Director
Dan Levine- Trombone
Dylan Elise -Drums
Glen McClelland-Keyboards
Ken Gioffre – Sax/Flute
Leonardo Amuedo- Guitar  
Ric Fierabracci -Bass

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: + 43 1 804 88 333 13
: booking/at/bellaconcerts.com

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