The Band

Trish Thompson
Geoff Tyree

Greetings Bent on Blues (BoB) friends!
From each of us… Geoff, Matt, Trish, Perry and Anthony… we want to extend our heartfelt welcome!

We are thrilled to bring you a clean sound with orig­i­nal song writ­ing. Our expe­ri­ence as a group has made us appre­ci­ate the music at a deep­er lev­el than we thought pos­si­ble. We take great joy in putting a skip in your step, and a smile on your face! Win­ners of the Inter­na­tion­al Blues Chal­lenge in Yaki­ma, Wa. in 2015, we love the blues and also love to “rock it up” and have fun.

We know you’re here because we share a pas­sion for great music that con­tin­ues to deeply move us all in direc­tions that feed our heart and soul…
While we call our­selves a “Blues” band, we don’t love being col­ored as one dimen­sion­al, in that we take what is old and make it fresh again, by putting a dif­fer­ent “twist” to the “shout”, so to speak. We love mak­ing our own indeli­ble sound that is guar­an­teed to keep you com­ing back for more…

Our “styles ” include Mem­phis, Deep Dish Chica­go, Mis­sis­sip­pi and right­eous hell-raisin’ Texas elec­tric blues; we are ded­i­cat­ed to play­ing and per­form­ing orig­i­nals and clas­sics taste­ful­ly inter­pret­ed and pre­sent­ed in ways guar­an­teed to “git yer mojo workin” and “yer hips a’shakin baby”…!!! We look for­ward to you attend­ing one of our upcom­ing shows and are always excit­ed to play in new venues and events. Whether they are parks, pubs, brew­eries, winer­ies or even pri­vate par­ties.. We can make your live music expe­ri­ence com­plete…!!!!

Meet The Band:

Founding member Dale Long is on haitus working out of town for a bit. We’ll keep ya posted!”

Matt Funk:

Matt has enjoyed play­ing bass since high school and has toured pro­fes­sion­al­ly up and down the west coast with an assort­ment of punk rock bands, until he found a new love for the blues. Awe­some style and feel as well as com­fort writ­ing and singing his own songs, he real­ly packs a punch! He’s got­ta be good, he plays left hand­ed, with the strings upside down!

Geoff Tyree:

Geoff has active­ly been involved with play­ing gui­tar and singing for over 20 years. Not new to per­form­ing, he has enjoyed singing and play­ing to fans in the North­west in var­i­ous venues and play­ing many dif­fer­ent styles of music includ­ing acoustic 6 and 12 string gui­tar as well as lay­ing down awe­some rhythms on his Fend­er Strat!!!

Trish Thompson

Trish joined BoB in 2012 and con­tin­ues to bring fun and high ener­gy to the stage. Sim­ply put, we wouldn’t be who we are and pro­gressed as far as we have with­out her. Sul­try blues and lead vocals as well as sweet har­monies add to the mul­ti­ple col­ors and depth of our music. A voice to be expe­ri­enced. She has been with the region­al­ly acclaimed trio “BlueZette” since 2004 with her friend and men­tor pianist Steve Haber­man (who occa­sion­al­ly joins us too!)

Perry Roper

Per­ry Rop­er Blues Gui­tar. Opened for Bo Did­dley in 1990, IEBS Best Blues Band 2004, Untapped “Eric Nyberg” Keep­ing The Blues Alive Award in 2013. Rop­er has lived, loved and per­formed the great­est art on Earth — Blues Baby! “You know, I am Tricky” Hubert Sum­lin

Perry Roper
Matt Funk

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