Rhythm & Blues that will Rock your Soul
â€œPlenty of contemporary musicians have a newfound love affair with the blues, but few seem to pull off the various styles as cheekily and adeptly as the Kirby Sewell Bandâ€? - RELIX Magazine
Now Accepting 2013 Festival Bookings The Kirby Sewell Band is a high energy, soul slinging R&B band, with a modern twist. Known for their passionate live performances, of what they call Alternative Blues, the monster five-piece posse is a force to be reckoned with. They create melodic heart pulling stories from the depths of an old soul, while breathing new musical life into the genre. Their arrangements are amped up, invigorating, thought provoking, and playing against the grain. 2012 marked the release of their 2nd album, Bought Myself A Hammer. Instead of going for a sound, the band describes it as an ‘iPod of the Blues’. The album is diverse and pays homage to traditional Blues and its influence on North American popular music. The band is fronted by award winning vocalist Kirby Sewell. Praised as “one of the finest Male Blues vocalists in Canada” by Real Blues Magazine, Kirby’s presence on stage is unforgetable. His ability to connect with the nuances of his own life and share them in memorable vocal performances, leaves audiences with no doubt that the Blues has spent time with him.
The Kirby Sewell Band has performed at the following:
San Jose Jazz Festival Biscuit’s & Blues Saskatoon Blues Festival Kaslo Jazz Festival Mt. Baker R&B Festival Salmon Arm Roots & Blues DISCOGRAPHY 2010
The Blues Found Me
Bought Myself A Hammer
Bought Myself a Hammer
“The physically imposing, honey-voiced frontman, delivers effortless authenticity and sincerity,” says FFWD weekly’s Gerry Krochak about the big Blues shouter’s performances. Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald writes “Sewell’s powerful vocals and unflinching frontman presence are magic.” This magic all started with the bands first performance in May of 2009 at the Calgary Lilac Festival. Since then, the boys have been sharing their take on Blues with audiences across North America. Their energy has spread through countless sold out performances at top regional venues like The Ironwood, Cantos/National Music Centre of Canada, the Skookum Barndance series, and Edmonton’s Festival Place. While on their first Pacific Northwest tour in 2011, the band was invited to perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival, and at San Francisco’s Biscuit & Blues. The year also included an impressive list of regional festivals & concerts where they opened for the likes of Eric Lindell, Trombone Shorty, Edgar Winter, Bedouin Soundclash, Coco Montoya, Monkey Junk and Savoy Brown.
In 2012, the boys opened for Blue Rodeo to celebrate the 100th Annual Calgary Stampede, then headed off to Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival where they headlined the CBC Blues stage. The rest of the summer was jam packed with sold out club gigs and performances at the Kaslo Jazz Festival and MT Baker R&B Festival.
“A M O DE R N LOVE A F FA I R W I T H T HE B LUES” FOR BOOKING INFORMATION
Call 587. 333. 5150 or go to kirbysewellband.com
“Kirby Sewell is the brand of musician that Legends are made of. Vocal magic and a contemporary splash keep the crowd mesmerized. I booked the band in 2012 on a hunch. My hunch was right! This band blew my crowd away! They’re still talking about them. An amazing addition to any bill!”
Lloyd Peterson Producer
MOUNT BAKER R&B FESTIVAL
R ECE N T H I G HLIGHTS Added as a “Pick to Click” on BB King’s Bluesville.
NORTH AMERICAN WIDE AIRPLAY
NYC Magazine Feature
“Kirby and his band deliver “fun in the key of soul”. His performance provides a rich program of “feel gooooood,” entertainment.” Bub Patience - Artistic Director Kaslo Jazz/Etc. Festival
RELIX selected Kirby Sewell Band’s single “Bought Myself A Hammer” to be Track 2 on their “On the Rise” CD compilation, following the lead cut from Chris Robinson Brotherhood (former Black Crowes singer)
“The Kirby Sewell Band came down from Canada and conquered the crowd at the Blues Stage at the San Jose Jazz Festival. A truly fine performance!” Bruce Labadie - Artistic Director San Jose Jazz Festival
“Sewell’s lead vocals are as steamy as a Memphis summer day!” - RELIX
“ONE OF THE FINEST MALE BLUES VOCALISTS IN CANADA” – Real Blues Magazine “SEWELL’S POWERFUL
VOCALS AND UNFLINCHING FRONTMAN PRESENCE ARE MAGIC AS HE BELTS THE SONGS OUT
LIKE AN R&B BAT OUT OF HELL”– Mike Bell (Calgary Herald) “THE KIRBY SEWELL BAND BRINGS A
UNIQUE, MODERN SOUND TO THE BLUES, CAPABLE OF MIXING ROCK, SOUL, GOSPEL & COUNTRY
IN THERE, YET STILL BEING TRUE TO THE BLUES. MANY BANDS HAVE TRIED, KIRBY AND HIS OUTFIT
SUCCEED. THEY “GET IT”...BRAVO!” – Pat St. John (SiriusXM Bluesville)“... “PASSION RULES THE GAME FOR KIRBY SEWELL.
THE PHYSICALLY IMPOSING, HONEY-VOICED FRONTMAN DELIVERS EFFORTLESS AUTHENTICITY AND SINCERITY
TO HIS BAND’S IRRESISTIBLE BLEND OF SOUL, R&B AND, INDEED, THE BLUES.” – Gerry Krochak (FFWD WEEKLY)
FOR BOOKINGS / INFORMATION CALL:
587.333.5150 OR VISIT: kirbysewellband.com