Presented by M.E. Productions at Shalin Liu Performance Center
July 31, 2011
JAZZ, GOSPEL, BLUES, & SOUL, SWINGS ON TOP of ROCK N ROLL! Full 8 piece, high energy band.
"It may seem like an oxymoron to use the terms "joyous" and "blues" in the same sentence. But you can't help putting the two together when describing a live set from Bellevue Cadillac, since a studio recording may have cleaned the grease from under their nails and extinguished the fire under their tails. As is, the horns are dripping and the rhythm section is ripping." -- Gary Miller Atomic Magazine
Imagine Cab Calloway, James Brown, Barry White, Sam & Dave, Lyle Lovett, Brian Setzer, Garth Brooks & Steve Martin complete with flying trombones, spinning trumpets, and sizzling saxophones leaping off the stage and dancing with the crowd. Everybody gets a seat in the back of this big Cadillac as it cruises from 20’s Hot Jazz to New Orleans R&B, up through the delta blues into Kansas City jump and the swing era of the 30’s and 40’s.
Next stop 50’s R&B, Stax, Muscle Shoals, and Memphis. Take Route 66 on up to Philly Soul, a little Doo Wop and on to New York City for a wild night in Harlem. All aboard Motown and points west, Hollywood swingin’ and California Surf, a little Java Jive and way down south for some Calypso and Latin Soul. Bellevue Cadillac is Jazz, Gospel, Blues, and Soul, Swing on top of Rock n Roll!
They have performed with everybody from James Brown to Kenny Rogers and everybody in between. Appeared on Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Me, Myself, & Irene’ and TV hits like the Sopranos. They are even going to play Fenway Park this Summer! This band is such an experience live, that when faced with choosing literally anybody to perform at his wedding, JFK Jr. chose this band. Guaranteed to knock your socks off and leave you a lifelong fan….not to be missed.
“the band to watch…one day you might see these guys in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.” – CNN
“Boston’s Bellevue Cadillac is one of the best two bands coming out of this musical genre(swing)”
- Rolling Stone