The Original Blues Brothers Band

The Original Blues Brothers Band

It was always about the music. Jake and Elwood may have fronted the show, but to back them up they made sure to have the meanest, sickest line-up of badass blues cats ever assembled. These were the men behind Otis Redding, Booker T & the MGs, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, and the SNL Band -- just to name a few. These players have since emerged as a powerful entity in their own right, and although scheduling makes it difficult, they have played together sporadically over the past three decades. Since regrouping in 1988, the 'Original' Blues Brothers Band has triumphantly performed in international venues large and small, headlining at most of the jazz and blues festivals throughout Europe, such as Nimes Fair, France; North Sea Jazz Festival, the Netherlands; Pistoia Blues Festival, Italy; and, most famously, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, playing to audiences estimated up to 60,000 in one performance. Book them for a night of masterful, magical, chest-thumpin' blues, gospel, and soul.


Current Band Members 

Steve "The Colonel" Cropper-Guitar
Lou "Blue Lou" Marini-Sax
John "Smokin John" Tropea-Guitar
Leon "The Lion" Pendarvis-Keys
Stu Woods-Bass
Lee "Funkytime" Finklestein-Drums
Larry "Trombonius Maximus" Farrell-Trombone
Steve "Catfish" Howard - Trumpet
Rob "The Honeydripper" Paparozzi-Vocals and Harp
Bobby "Sweet Soul" Harden-Vocals
Tommy "Pipes" McDonnell  - Vocals
For Tour Dates




Booking Info

To request the The Original Blues Brothers Band for your festival, venue, or corporate event, please contact this representative to assist you:

In The US. Jonas E. Herbsman

International. Basitours / Tour Booking Agency.  

Peter Basler

TOUR 2016

2 Jul 2016 The "Original" Blues Brothers BandToursParc des Expofr  –  France

3 Jul 2016 The "Original" Blues Brothers BandChevernyChateau de Chevernyfr  –  France

6 Aug 2016 The "Original" Blues Brothers BandNotoddenNotodden Blues Festivalno  –  Norway

8 Aug 2016The "Original" Blues Brothers BandHelsinkiHouse of Culturefi  –  Finland

10 Aug 2016The "Original" Blues Brothers Band ZofingenHeitere Open Airch  –  Switzerland

11 Aug 2016  The “Original” Blues Brothers Band Piazza Plebiscito Ceglle Messapica - Italy

13 Aug 2016 The "Original" Blues Brothers Band ErlachLakeland Festivalch  –  Switzerland

15 Aug 2016The "Original" Blues Brothers BandPereladaCastillo de Perelada

18 Aug 2016The "Original" Blues Brothers BandLas Palmas de Gran CanariaGran Canaria Arenaes  –  Spain

19 Aug 2016The "Original" Blues Brothers BandTenerifePiramide de Aronaes  –  Spain

20 Aug 2016The "Original" Blues Brothers BandVigoAuditorio Castreloses  –  Spain


Where in the World

OBBR At Downtown Greenville outdoor city concert

Date: Jul. 01. 2017

Title: OBBR At Downtown Greenville outdoor city concert

Location: Downtown Greenville outdoor city concert


OBBR At McCormick Place Convention Center

Date: Jul. 03. 2017

Title: OBBR At McCormick Place Convention Center

Location: Lions Club International Convention

Address: 2301 S King Dr