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
Octoberr

24th Rock Creek Tavern- McMenamins, Hillsboro -Sonny, Kelly & Jim Trio 9pm
25th Blue Diamond, Portland - Stevens Hess Band 9pm
29th Hawthorne Lobster House duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
30th The Downtown Dog, Lebanon - Sonny, Vicki, Kelly Trio 6p-8:30, $10 cover
31st HALLOWEEN @ Attic Lounge, Salishan Lodge - Sonny, Vicki, Kelly Trio 8pm
November
1st Attic Lounge, Salishan Lodge - Sonny. Vicki, Kelly Trio 8pm
7th & 8th Attic Lounge, Salishan Lodge - Duo Sonny w/Lisa Mann 8pm
12th Hawthorne Lobster House - Duo Sonny 6-9pm
13th Edgefield Winery, Troutdale Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
14th The Tillicum, PDX - Stevens HessBand 8pm
15th Hotel Oregon-McMinnville - 7Duo Sonny & Kelly 7pm
20th The Leher Duo with Lisa Mann 
21st Grand Lodge McMenamins Forest Grove Sonny, Jim, Kelly Trio 7pm
22nd Boons Treasury Salem - Sonny, Jim, Kelly Trio 9pm
26th Hawthorne Lobster House - Duo Sonny 6-9pm
28th Finnegans, Newberg - Stevens Hess Band 9pm
29th The Gemini - Lake Oswego Stevens Hess Band 9pm
December
5th Spare Room - Stevens Hess Band 9pm
6th Halibuts - Stevens Hess Band 8pm
7th Edgefield - Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
Dec 11th - 16th Annual NW Women Rhythm & Blues 
Christmas Concert 6pm    www.nwwomenblues.com for tickets
13th Hotel Oregon Duo with Kelly 7pm
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 - Call to make your Reservations2
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2013 Winner of The Best New Act by the Cascade Blues Association!!!