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
April
4th Spare Room 42nd & Alberta Stevens Hess Band 9pm
5th Blue Diamond 20th & Sandy Bv Stevens Hess Band 9pm
10th Edgefield Winery, McMenamins Troutdale Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
11th Main St Bistro Forest Grove Duo with Vicki Stevens 6:30pm
17th The Lehrer SW Canyon Lane Duo wih Lisa Mann 8pm
18 & 19th Attic Lounge Salishan at the beach Sonny Hess Trio 8pm
          23rd Lola's Room at The Crystal Ballroom McMenamins                 Sonny Hess Duo with Jim Hively Opening for Matthew Curry
http://www.mcmenamins.com/events/124812-Matthew-Curry
24th Downtown Dog Lebanon - Sonny Hess Trio 6pm
25th we will in the studio recording the new CD
26th Dexter Lake Club - Dexter OR Stevens Hess Band 9pm
May
2nd Cider Mill Fryer Tucks - SW Capital Hwy Stevens Hess Band  9pm
3rd Bleachers Bar & Grill - Cedar Mill Stevens Hess Band 9pm
                 4th Special Cancer Benefit for Mike Moothart with many bands including                                            The NW Women R&B show  Spare Room 42nd & Alberta 
8th Edgefield Winery, McMenamins Troutdale Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
9 & 10th Three Rivers Casino Florence Stevens Hess Band 8pm
16 & 17th Hollywood Hot Rod Bar & Grill 108th & Sandy BV Stevens Hess Band 9pm
23rd Roadhouse 101 -Lincoln City Stevens Hess Band 9pm
24th Dexter Lake Club - Dexter OR Stevens Hess Band 9pm
30th Hotel Oregon, McMinnville Duo with Kelly Pierce 7pm
31st The Spare Room 42nd & Alberta Stevens Hess Band 9pm







2013 Winner of The Best R & B act by the Cascade Blues Association!!!