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

January
7th Cascade Blues Assc. Meeting. Guest of Dan Hess
8th Edgefield Winery duo with Jim Hively 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. Vicki's Birthday Party!!!  Stevens Hess Band 9pm
21st Hawthorne Lobster House 6pm duo w/Lisa Mann
24th Trails End Saloon - Oregon City Stevens Hess Band 9pm
28th Hawthorne Lobster House 6pm with Lisa Mann & Lady Kat
30 & 31st Hollywood Hotrod Bar & Grill - Stevens Hess Band
February 
7th THE TILLICUM Stevens Hess Band 9pm
12th Edgefield Duo w/Lisa Mann 7pm
13th  Halibuts NE Alberta - Stevens Hess Band 8pm 
14th Streetcar Bistro in the Pearl Special Valentine Show Sonny Hess Lisa Mann & Vicki Stevens                     17th Fat Tuesday at The Spare Room 9pm Stevens Hess Band
​19th The Lehrer Duo with Lisa Mann
21st Hotel Oregon duo with Kelly Pierce 7pm
27th The Horseradish Carlton w/Vicki & Kelly 7pm
28th The Blue Diamond - Stevens Hess Band 9pm
MARCH
6th The Gemini lake Oswego - Stevens Hess Band 9pm
8th Alberta Rose - Stevens Hess Band
12th Edgefield Duo 7pm
13th The Spare Room - Stevens Hess Band 9pm
14th Riley's - Albany - Stevens Hess Band
19th The Lehrer duo
21st Hotel Oregon duo w/Kelly Pierce 7pm
28th Duff's Garage - Stevens Hess Band w/Lady Kat


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