Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists

Blues Band from Austin, TX - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2004
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BOOKED 41 days ago

$400 - $3000 per event
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About
The Blues Specialists is an Austin, Texas based blues/R&B band established by Texas Music Hall of Famers TD Bell and Erbie
Bowser. The band has played numerous events and backed up a great number of blues musicians. Some of the festivals played include Utrech Holland Samson Blues festival, Benson & Hedges (Dallas),
Messa Az festival, Houston blues festival, Smithville, San Antonio, Pflugerville, Brownwood, SXSW, etc(a lot more). Clubs include
Victory Grill, Billy's Blues, Antones, and others. We've backed
Long John Hunter, Pete Mays, Lavell White, Carol Fran & Clarence Hollaman, WC Clark, Greyghost, Hosea Hargrove, and a hold host of others and was the starting point for a great number of Austin bands. Our cd put out in '92 was nominated for WC Handy award for traditional cd of the year (Its about Time). To date we've completed three cd's 'Its About Time Again', 'N2DEEP', and our current releases 'Uptown Woman' all self released. All songs
on N2DEEP and Uptown Woman are original. Because of the unique talents of the band members The Blues Specialists can perform from varying group sizes (ie. 1, 2, 3, 4) all maintaining a high quality of music.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
2015 - Top Blues Band
2014 - Top Blues Band
2010 - Top Blues Band
2009 - Top Blues Band
2008 - Top Blues Band

Birthday Party (Adult)

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He was great and we enjoyed his music very much

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Private Party

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This band is awesome! Very accommodating - Super chill factor. Many of our guests requested their contact information for future gigs. We certainly will be booking them again!

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Community Event

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They were fantastic.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I have been a fan of this band for 20 + years. I have seen their performances in Austin for several years. It was amazing that I was able hire Mel and his band for our privet party.

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Celebration

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These guys were suberp Their music is great. Good blues, upbeat, and you can dance your ass off. Mel read the crowd well. At our outdoor event the weather was a challange. They manned up and didn’t flinch or bitch. Real professionals. Hire them.

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Corporate Function

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Mel was awesome! He let one of our attendees get up on stage and jam out for a few songs. Very cool guys, highly recommended for an authentic Texas Blues band!

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Mardi Gras Party

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Mel did a great job for us and our residents loved his music. He was the perfect musician for our Mardi Gras Party.

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Restaurant Event

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Huge shout out to Mel & The Blues Specialists! They were timely, professional, and kicked off right on time. Level of noise was perfect, guests loved the entertainment, and the style of music catered to our Crawfish Boil perfectly. I would definitely recommend for any event!!

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Corporate Function

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Mel Davis and the Blues Specialists played for our store opening and did a fantastic job. Their music was the perfect accompaniment to the evening and they played at a level where our guests could still talk and hear one another. I would absolutely recommend them and would hire them again in the future.

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Wine Tasting Party

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I own Hill Country Water Gardens in Cedar Park. I have one big night event each year with live music. The Blues Specialist were a perfect match. Great sound. My guest loved the feel. Mel and the band were great to work with, the only reason that it is not all 5's, couple of guys were a little late and one member didn't make it. Would definitely book again.

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2019
Oct
27
Wedding
Austin, TX
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Nov
4
Wedding Reception
Austin, TX
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Nov
30
Wedding
Austin, TX
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Jun
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Antonio, TX
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
15
Private Party
Liberty Hill, TX
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
May
27
Community Event
Round Rock, TX
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2019
Apr
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Antonio, TX
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Apr
13
Celebration
Spicewood, TX
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Feb
21
Corporate Function
Austin, TX
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Feb
21
Mardi Gras Party
Georgetown, TX
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Feb
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Killeen, TX
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Dec
31
Celebration
Austin, TX
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Dec
15
Private Party
Killeen, TX
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jun
9
Restaurant Event
Austin, TX
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Jul
12
Corporate Function
Austin, TX
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Woke Up this Morning
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Change gon' come
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Matilda
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Blue Berry Hill
Fats Domino
Send me someone to love
Percy Mayfield
Doctor Doctor
Artie White
Next Time You See Me
Junior Parker
Ghost in my house
Little Milton
Hello Strange Woman
Muddy Waters
Aint that loving you
Jimmie Reed
Flip Flop Fly
Big Joe Turner
Lady at the Casino
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Your Wife is cheating on us
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Please note Mel Davis & The Blues Specialists will also travel to Manchaca, Del Valle, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Creek, Dale, Manor, Mc Neil, Pflugerville, Driftwood, Lockhart, Maxwell, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, Red Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, Leander, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Martindale, Coupland, Staples, Fentress, Hutto, Mc Dade, Prairie Lea, Rosanky.
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