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.

2013 Winner of The Best New Act by the Cascade Blues Association!!!
Upcoming Performances
JULY
2nd Kennedy School 7-9pm The Stevens Hess band
4th Private Party in Colton,7-10pm
5th Waterfront Blues Festival DME Cruise2pm
The NW Women Rhythm & Blues
8th Edgefield 7pm Sonny Hess duo w/ Lisa Mann
10th  Spare Room 9pm Stevens Hess Band
11th The Islands Moorage Party 5pm Stevens Hess band
12th Paradise Harley Noon, Stevens Hess Band
12th Lavender Festival Sonny Hess Duo
16th Salem Art Fair 7:30pm Stevens Hess Band
17th  Hollywoods Hot Rod 9pm Stevens Hess band
18th Hotel Oregon 7pm Sonny Hess w/ Kelly Pierce
24th  Rock Creek Tavern 9pm Sonny Hess Trio
25th Bite of East County  11:30am Stevens Hess Band
25th  Estacada Summer Celebration 
NW Women R&B 8pm
26th  Gresham Relay for Life 11am
AUGUST
  1st LaCenter Summer Concert 6pm Band  
7th Trails End Saloon 9pm - Band  
8th Roadhouse 101, Linc City 9pm Band  
12th Little Red Shed Edgefield w/Lisa Mann 7pm  
14th Calapooia , Albany 9pm Band  
15th Battleground Farmers Market 11am  
15th Hotel Oregon 7pm duo w/Kelly Pierce  
21st & 22nd Three Rivers Casino, Florence 9pm Band 
  27th McMenamins Wilsonville 7pm,Trio  
28th The Blue Diamond 9pm Band  
29th Paradise Harley, Tigard, Noon - Band