THE JEFF BEASLEY BAND
Jeff Beasley Band (Savannah, Georgia, USA) |
The Jeff Beasley
Songwriter / musician Jeff Beasley is the creative force behind
the Jeff Beasley Band. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Jeff and his band are making
original high-energy music that is earning them a reputation throughout the
The Jeff Beasley Band - The Jeff Beasley Band is a group of
Savannah's top, veteran players: Mike Perry (upright bass); Gordon Perry (piano);
Jesse Jordan (drums) and Jeff Beasley (guitar, vocals). Rooted in blues, the
band has been strongly influenced by 50's rock. The music is fresh, exciting
and reflects the same energy conveyed by some of Jeff’s heroes, such as
Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and Elvis. There are also lots
of hints of Cajun music and Tex-Mex flavors. "I play original music, but
I love performing covers too. It shows respect to other artists and helps the
crowd identify with my musical direction".
Jeff Beasley |
James "Patio" Gay |
From the Beginning - After picking up a guitar at age 18, Jeff
played in a succession of classic and Southern rock bands during his college
years at Georgia Southern University. After graduating in 1991, Jeff moved to
Athens, Georgia, and traded in his marketing degree for a minimum wage job and
a band called Blue Groove. This was his first experimentation with blues, funk
and rock all mixed together. In 1995, it was off to Nashville where he lived
until 2002. Nashville was a good place to learn about the recording industry.
Jeff was a regular featured writer at the famous Bluebird Café and enjoyed
a small publishing deal with Warner Chappell music.
The Low Country - Jeff returned to Savannah in 2002 to find
a blossoming blues scene and a tourist trade, which provided an abundance of
gigs. He immediately jumped in with the Bluesonics, a shuffle-based blues band.
After a year, he and their harmonica player, Danny "Spanky" Valentino,
left the Bluesonics and started Two Blue, where Danny played harmonica and sang
and Jeff played drums, guitar and sang at the same time. In 2004, Danny left
Savannah and Jeff joined forces with Ray "crazy face" Lundy, the frontman
of a regionally-renowned band, Bottles and Cans. They formed the power duo Too
Blue, which still plays several shows a month. In 2005, Jeff clocked 230 shows
with Too Blue and various other groups. In 2006, the new focus is on his most
passionate venture to date, The Jeff Beasley Band. From swing to blues to boogie
to funk, The Jeff Beasley Band is one of the most versatile bands around. After
you've seen one of their high energy live performances, you'll understand what
The Jeff Beasley Band is all about.