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A premiere GD Tribute Band in the NY Metro Area.
STELLA BLUE'S BAND!Stella Blue's Band was founded in 2009 to recreate the experience of being at a Grateful Dead show. We were the first band chosen in residency at the new Garcia's bar at the Capitol Theater in Portchester, NY. Four strong shows by the band in June 2013 with packed audiences got Garcia’s DeadCenter Wednesdays off to a rousing start. Nearly 1,000 people attended the band’s run.
SBB was a feature band at the CaptotheCopa after-party series following the Furthur shows at the Cap in 2013. We were joined for the night by Jay Lane (Ratdog/Primus) and Jason Crosby (Deep Banana Blackout/Weir Here) and had the largest audience of the series. Rhythm guitarist Steve Liesman joined Bob Weir onstage at the CaptotheCopa series that also included other members of Furthur on the Sunday evening show.
SBB features dynamic jams with lots of improvisation fulfilling the musical magic that the Dead achieved. We play tunes from all stages of the Grateful Dead's 30-year run capturing the unique sound and adventurous spirit of the music. With love and reverence for the music, we create that special feeling and community unique to Grateful Dead Shows.
Stella Blue's Band is Bill Bonacci (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Liesman (rhythm guitar, vocals), Greg Solomon (bass), Ken Aigen (keyboards), Marc Loponte (vocals), Chuck Black (drums) and JP Geoghegan (drums). Our 7-piece line-up with two drummers and strong, soulful vocals are distinctive features that separate us from other Grateful Dead bands. Our sound and lights guarantee a 360-degree experience regardless of the size of the venue we play. Like true Deadheads, all the band members are gear fanatics constantly in search of the best possible sound. Our attention to the details of sound and love of the music are apparent from the first note of a SBB show.
Stella Blue's Band is a band on a mission. Attracting both talented musicians and kind folks, a project born out of love for the music, and jamming for fun, has blossomed into the Tri-State area’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band.
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