THE HITMAN BLUES BAND

Playing original critically acclaimed modern/alt blues

It combines rock, funk, jazz, and – of course – blues, to create blues of the 21st century

Photo: Phil Honley

“Fine musicianship and strong songwriting – a winning formula!”

Blues in Britain

“The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists!”

MusikReviews

“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the future of the blues!”

Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue

“The Hitman Blues Band literally conquered the listener!”

Sound Guardian

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GIGS

Upcoming events

18

February

2023

Great South Bay Brewery
Bay Shore, NY

Hitman will be performing a solo show, playing both originals and some of his favorite cover tunes. It’s “not your usual solo act”, and GSB Brewery has “not your usual beer”. It will be a great time!

  • 25 Drexel Drive, Bay Shore, NY 11706
  • 2:00 pm

Tickets: N/A

23

July

2023

Upton Blues Festival
Upton Upon Severn, UK

The Hitman Blues Band will be performing at the legendary Upton Blues Festival. Time and stage will be updated as we get more information.

  • Upton Upon Severn, Worcester, UK
  • TBD

Tickets: TBD

27

August

2023

Broomfield Blues, UK

We’re very excited to be playing at the Broomfield Bandshell, in association with the Saint Harmonica Blues Club.

  • Broomfield Park Bandstand, Palmers Green, Enfield
  • 1:30 pm

Tickets: TBD


THAT’S NEW

LATEST NEWS

Photo: Paul Poole

August 19, 2022

hbb soliciting us agents

back in the us

After the successful UK tour of July 2022, the Hitman Blues Band is actively looking for a US agent to book regionally and nationally. We’re sending out press kits, EPKs (Electronic Press Kits) and following up on suggestions from friends and fellow musicians!

Want to help? If you know of any reputable agents who cover your area, please let us know through the contact form below!


Photo: Manuela Langotsch @ Five Zero Digital

December 5, 2022

2023 Tours!

We’ve already started getting tours ready for 2023. As of now, we’ll be back in the UK at the end of August, BUT we may also be doing some gigs in July. And, we’re looking into some gigs in the Czech Republic.

Here in the US, we’re still looking for representation so that we can tour (at the very least) the East Coast. We’ve also made plans to be in Memphis during the International Blues Competition, and we hope to visit Chicago in the spring for some gigs and to meet up with friends.

Stay Tuned!


Photo: Laurence Harvey

August 2, 2022

hitman teaches online

Music Theory

Hitman has released a YouTube seminar called “Music Theory For The Easily Bored”, and it’s absolutely free! You can also download the Word version of the seminar for reference:

Click here for YouTube link

Click here for downloadable manual

songwriting

Hitman did an online seminar for the Long Island Blues Society about songwriting! It covers how to begin, chord arrangements (basic), melody, and lyric writing.

Click here for YouTube link

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Photo: Manuela Langotsch @ Five Zero Digital

Russell “Hitman” Alexander formed the Hitman Blues Band and recorded their first release in 2000. With 9 overseas tours and 7 releases, the band uses humor and audience participation as a big part of their act. But the main attraction is the excellent songwriting, musicianship, and performances.

They play modern/alt blues, which can be high energy, slow and soulful, or happy boogie. It combines rock, funk, jazz, and – of course – blues, to create blues of the 21st century!

Hear it for yourself! Just enter your name and email address (and this will NEVER be shared with ANYONE) below and, within seconds, you’ll be sent the download link to the FREE 5 song sampler and be added to the quarterly newsletter subscriber list!

So load up your favorite player and settle back to listen. Because it’s not the same old retread of the greats. As Midwestern Records said, “Now that’s the blues! This is the real deal…”


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