ROCK | FUNK | BLUES

We are a nationally touring powerhouse band and regular artists at House of Blues- Chicago, The Blue Olives (based out of Madison, WI) have performed over 3500 shows nationally and currently play 120+ shows a year. Once described as "tight enough to be professional. yet loose enough to be really fun..." We feature sassy horns, amazing vocals, killer harmonies, searing guitar and funky bass & rhythm section.  Known as one of the fiercest jam bands around, with over 400 songs in repertoire and 4 albums released, this group easily goes from playing formal corporate events to large venue rock concert atmospheres! 


Notables:

  • Shared the stage with... Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eddie Money, Ronnie Montrose, Sophie B. Hawkins, Steve Winwood, BB King, Santana, Sting, Robin Trower, Ted Nugent, Los Lobos, James Taylor & so many more! 
  • Have played Summerfest (Milwaukee) 7 years!
  • Voted Madison's Favorite- 2011 Isthmus Reader Poll
  • Finalist: 2013 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Best R&B/Soul Band
  • Featured artist: 105.5FM- Madison's Studio M Show (2011)
  • 3 time MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards) winner: Best Vocal Ensemble & Cover Band, Best Jazz Ensemble

 


Influences:

Victor Wooten, Robben Ford, BB King, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steely Dan, Jimmy Herring, Jazz is Dead, Miles Davis, Neville Brothers, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power



Instrumentation:

Dave - Guitar & Vocals
Johnny - Bass & Vocals
Rodney - Drums
Joan- Saxophone & Vocals
Ryan- Saxophone
Todd- Keys & Vocals
Anton- Trombone
Chad- trumpet

 

 

FEATURED ARTIST - 2011

105.5FM's The Studio M Show

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FINALIST: 2013 WI Area Music Industy
Best R&B/Soul Band

WINNER - 2011

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