The Lara Price Blues Revue is a 7-10 Piece Soul Blues Show Band! The band features the beautiful voices of The Sweet Nectar back-up singers. Maureen Smith and Sue McCracklin, daughter of blues legend Jimmy McCracklin. This fantastic 60's soul and blues sound came to life on Lara's 6th CD "I Mean Business". As of late "I Mean Business" will be released officially under the VizzTone Label Group!
Velvet Plum prides itself in it's versatility. We cover the best from the 60's, 70's, 80's up to what's happening right now. Our set lists are prepared with familiar tunes from Marvin Gay, Patti LaBelle, No Doubt, Aretha Franklin, Ohio Players, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell, Beatles, Santana and many more. Dance music? Your guests won't be able to sit still. Show-stopping ballads? Your audience won't know what hit them. Velvet Plum is led by some of the Bay Area's best vocalists and musicians, with a rich sound that will be the perfect accompaniment for your wedding, corporate event or festival. Don't hire a DJ for your wedding! Let Velvet Plum warm up your reception dinner with jazz and romantic standards. Have a special song in mind? Let Velvet Plum bring it to life for your special day. Once the champagne is flowing and your guests are ready to dance, we'll tearinto the best party set you've ever heard!
Lara Unplugged was inspired by Lara's love for the acoustic sound. It's a raw interpretation of Lara's extensive song book. The unplugged ensamble is as simple as a duo with guitar and vocals or as complex as she wants to make it! Lara released her "Lara & Laura Unplugged" CD in 2005 with guitar player veteran, Laura Chavez. It was on this CD that together the 2 women take the listener on a journey through the older blues styles all the way through to their own originals. Lara has a small team of Bay Area's finest acoustic players that play everything from Amy Winehouse to Bob Dillion to the late great BB King!
“Girls Got The Blues” is an All-Star, female blues band. This project was realized in 2012 and is dedicated to show casing women. When these musicians aren’t busy touring with international headliners, teaching music, or tending to their own projects, they come together to produce a magical on stage journey. The team consists of guitar players; Laura Chavez and Gigi Amos, bass players; Ruth Davies and Ariane Cap, sax players/vocalists; Nancy Wright and Dolly Rappaport, keyboard players/vocalists Kathy Tejcka and Janice Maxie Reid, drummer Robin Roth, vocalists Pam Hawkins, Annie Sampson, back-up vocalists The Sweet Nectar:Sue McCracklin, Maureen Smith, and band leader, Lara Price. Girls Got The Blues Official Site
Militia of Love is a Reggae Rock group from the Central California coast. MoL is led by bassist and vocalist, Robbie 'Rasta' Melendez, one of the God fathers of the Cali-Reggae scene, who is best known for his work with Cardiff Reefers. Since the fall of 2011, the band has featured Lara Price, renowned Blues singer throughout the Monterey and SF Bay areas for over 15 years. Fronted by two accomplished singers, Militia of Love is considered to be the 'Lady Antebellum' of California Reggae. Backed by one of the tightest rhythm sections, MoL highlights the drumming of Efrain Cantu. A master drummer and percussionist in his own right, Cantu played lead snare with the Santa Clara Vanguard and is well versed in Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Together with Guitar Institute graduate, Gregg Ichikawa and self taught Reggae keyboardist, Steve Sagrero, Militia of Love has a unique sound that incorporates rootsy Reggae, Latin Rock, and American Pop music.
The Lara Price Band is a 5 to 6 piece rootsy rockin’ blues band. It all started in 1998 when Lara walked into the weekly blues jam at JJ's Blues in San Jose. With in a year Lara was running her own blues jam at JJ's. It was at these weekly jam sessions that Lara formed the players for her band. In 2000 "The Lara Price Band" made their first major festival debut at the Legendary Monterey Blues Festival. The journey of Lara’s blues band includes tours across the United States and China. It also includes 5 CD's that Price has produced, co-written, and is featured playing drums, guitar, and back up vocals. Lara and her band have shared the bill with R&B legends, Etta James, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell and many more. No matter what configuration of the Lara Price Blues Band you see, it is certain that she will always come with an amazing team of musicians!