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
September
11TH OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY!! "Gold Mine"
Kennedy School-McMenamins Also Sonny's Birthday
ALL AGES SHOW - Band 7PM
12th & 13th Hollywood's Hot Rod Bar & Grill, Portland - Band 9p
19th Halibuts NE Alberta 8pm
20th Hotel Oregon McMinnville 7pm
24 & 25th McCormicks Bv Hills Hwy 6-9pm Duo w/Lisa Mann
26 & 27 Big Blues Bender LasVegas
October
3rd Spare Room, Portland - Band 9p 
9th Edgefield Winery, Troutdale  Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
10th Jimmy Mak's, Portland * Northwest Women Rhythm & Blues 
11th The Horseradish, Carlton - Trio 7-10p
17th The Lehrer, Portland - Band 9p
18th Hotel Oregon, McMinnville - Trio 7p
23rd The Downtown Dog, Lebanon - Trio 6p-8:30, $10 cover
24th Rock Creek Tavern- McMenamins, Hillsboro - Band 9p
25th Blue Diamond, Portland - Band 9p
31st HALLOWEEN @ Attic Lounge, Salishan Lodge, Gleneden - Trio 8p
November
1st Attic Lounge, Salishan Lodge, Gleneden - Trio 8p
7th & 8th Attic Lounge, Salishan Lodge - Sonny w/Lisa Mann 8p
13th Edgefield Winery, Troutdale Duo with Lisa Mann 7pm
14th The Tillicum, PDX - Band 8p
15th Hotel Oregon-McMinnville - Trio 7p
21st Grand Lodge McMenamins Forest Grove Trio 7pm
22nd Boons Treasury Salem Trio 
28th Finnegans
29th The Gemini






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