Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Play Goodfellas, Pekin, Illinois, February 24th

From our friends at River City Blues:

Just a reminder that we’re starting a great run of upcoming blues shows for the next 3 weeks, brought to you by the River City Blues Society. All shows start at 7pm and only cost $3 to get in ($4 for non-members). What else is going on in the middle of the week that’s this cool? Check back on our Events page for details on all our upcoming shows! We hope to see you out at all of them!

Show Starts @ 7pm
Goodfellas Pub & Pizza, Pekin
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A native of East St. Louis, Alvin Jett has been entertaining audiences throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area for over twenty-five years. Jett came from a musical family. His father, Robert Jett, played drums with the likes of Little Milton, Albert King, and Benny Sharp.

After a brief stint in the navy, Alvin returned to St. Louis and began to seriously focus on playing the guitar, something he had dabbled with as a child. He joined Tommy Bankhead & the Blues Eldorados, a popular local group, where he honed his skills playing throughout the St. Louis area for several years. He went on to lead various bands in the area before forming Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ, his current group, in the year 2003.

The Phat noiZ is Jett’s means for delivering his fiery brand of in-your-face, hard driving blues music. The band’s original material reveals roots in rock, funk, R&B, soul, and at times, hints of gospel and rockabilly. The band has worked hard to craft a signature sound that transforms easily from high-energy rock to soulful blues ballads.

Currently operating as a four-piece, the Phat noiZ consists of Alvin Jett on guitar and vocals, Frank Bauer on saxophone and vocals, Matt Davis on bass, and Corey Woodruff on drums.

When not on the road performing at one of their 200+ annual shows, Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ reside in St. Louis, Missouri. The band is a veteran of the International Blues Challenge (IBC), and in 2007, received the Independent Music Award for Best Blues Song with their composition “Angels Sing the Blues” from Milk & Cookies, their 2006 release. Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ were also finalists in the 2006 IBC, and their 2005 release, Wet My Beak, was in the final four for Best Self-Released CD.

The band’s latest CD, How Long (2008), is their first album released outside of the United States. Compiled and released by Belgian record label Blues Boulevard, the recording features songs from the band’s first two albums along with new artwork and liner notes. It is currently available throughout Europe and the U.S. For more information about Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ, please visit Genre:Blues, FunkHometown:St. Louis, Missouri USARecord Label:Blues Boulevard

Now they are coming to the Peoria Area so lets show them a Good Time 🙂

Upcoming Shows
Thursday March 4th, 2010 – Biscuit Miller
Show Starts @ 7pm
Goodfellas Pub & Pizza, Pekin

Thursday March 11th, 2010 – Shawn Kellerman
Show Starts @ 7pm
Goodfellas Pub & Pizza, Pekin

Thursday April 1st, 2010 – Motor City Josh
Show Starts @ 7pm
Goodfellas Pub & Pizza, Pekin

Wednesday May 19th, 2010 – Hounds Tooth
Show Starts @ 7pm
Goodfellas Pub & Pizza, Pekin

Wednesday August 11th, 2010 – Bryan Lee
Show Starts @ 7pm
Goodfellas Pub & Pizza, Pekin

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