Sonny Hess Band - All Aces
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Original tight, precise and powerful R&B. The Sonny Hess Band is holdin' All Aces and a sure winner! With influences fron Cold Blood and Melissa Etheridge this band is imminently danceable and puts on a very energetic show!
Blue-Eyed Funky R&B and Sexy Rock

Veteran guitarist vocalist, Sonny Hess first picked up a guitar as a kid age 8, by the time she was a teenager she was picking up gigs all over and played in Portland’s top bands at the time, The Koffee Band and Margo Tufo’s Blues Sisters. From there she met the show stopping, late great, Paulette Davis. This band won Portland’s music association Crystal award for outstanding R&B act of the year. Paulette Davis gave Sonny the nickname ‘Sonny Smokin’ Hess’, they played together for four years and out of that came the CD “It’s About Damn Time”. After Paulette passed, Sonny continued their legacy as the Power Band always known for upbeat danceable R&B, a real energetic show. Sonny went on to be the first woman nominated in a male dominated field for Best Lead Guitar by the Cascade Blues Assoc, also holds a nomination for "Lifetime Achievement Award". She has played with, sung with and composed with many of the regions top artists, as well as opening for Etta James, Jr Walker and the All Stars, Average White Band and Bobby Womack. Sonny Hess is also widely known for her productions of the NW Women R&B Show, a specialty show she takes pride in producing. Her show has been seen by 100’s of 1,000’s over the past 15 years at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. eteran guitarist vocalist, Sonny Hess first picked up a guitar as a kid age 8, by the time she was a teenager she was picking up gigs all over and played in Portland’s top bands at the time, The Koffee Band and Margo Tufo’s Blues Sisters. From there she met the show stopping, late great, Paulette Davis. This band won Portland’s music association Crystal award for outstanding R&B act of the year. Paulette Davis gave Sonny the nickname ‘Sonny Smokin’ Hess’, they played together for four years and out of that came the CD “It’s About Damn Time”. After Paulette passed, Sonny continued their legacy as the Power Band always known for upbeat danceable R&B, a real energetic show. Sonny went on to be the first woman nominated in a male dominated field for Best Lead Guitar by the Cascade Blues Assoc, also holds a nomination for "Lifetime Achievement Award". She has played with, sung with and composed with many of the regions top artists, as well as opening for Etta James, Jr Walker and the All Stars, Average White Band and Bobby Womack. Sonny Hess is also widely known for her productions of the NW Women R&B Show, a specialty show she takes pride in producing. Her show has been seen by 100’s of 1,000’s over the past 15 years at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. 


Mr. Kelly Pierce, our drum/percussion man, is like a brother to Sonny as they have played together for over 15 years. He is in sync with her groove and knows how to anticipate her next move. Kelly is an emotional player with dynamics that make him an Ace up our sleeve.

Bass man, veteran player, Jim Hively. It has been said that Jim has the best bass tone in the region, ask him, he’d say ‘aw, just the way I play, my attack.’ Jim’s tone sends audiences running towards the dance floor and other bass players trying to emulate.

Upcoming Performances

December
19/20th Attic Lounge, Salishan Lodge - Sonny, Vicki, Kelly Trio 8pm
21st The Skyway Pub, Mt Hood - Duo with Lisa Mann 8pm
26th Grand Lodge McMenamins Forest Grove Sonny, Jim, Kelly Trio 7pm
27th Blue Diamond Stevens Hess Band 9pm
28th Kennedy School McMenamins Stevens Hess Band 7pm
New Years Eve!!! Stevens Hess Band  with special guest vocalist Lisa Mann
 Hotel Oregon McMinnville - $15  -  9pm
January
2nd Gemini Pub, Lake Oswego- Stevens Hess Band
7th Cascade Blues Assc. Meeting. Guest of Dan Hess
8th Edgefield Winery duo with Kelly Pierce 7pm
9th Jimmy Mak's, NW 10th, Stevens Hess Band with special guests 
Lady Kat and Fenix on Sax 8pm
10th Streetcar Bistro, in the Pearl. Duo w/ Ellen Whyte
17th Spare Room, NE 42nd. Stevens Hess Band 9pm
21st Hawthorne Lobster House 6pm duo w/Lisa Mann





2013 Winner of The Best New Act by the Cascade Blues Association!!!