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Perry Weber & The DeVilles

Perry Weber & The DeVilles - Savage Beauty - 2007 - stumpy Dog Music

"Wisconsin's Perry Weber & the Devilles are as hip as it gets. A four piece fronted by Weber (guitar, vocals), they do it all on their self-released "Savage Beauty"... Weber nails the goldtop tone and touch in"Lonesome Whistle Blues", "I started up again" features a dynamite Leslie sound on Weber's guitar and a bass part by Dave Kasic that channels Keith Fergusen's slamming T-birds style, Victor Span's drumming is dead-on. Highest recommendation. © Blues Review Magazine

The Wisconsin band have been together a very short time, but they are all veteran musicians who, individually, have been playing music professionally for years. They have all been hired at some point by many different bands/artists including Luther Allison, James Cotton, Bryan Lee, Jim Liban, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Nick Moss, and collectively they have created a great album which covers blues styles ranging from West Coast swing to New Orleans funk, Chicago shuffle to Memphis soul, rockabilly boogie to honkytonk. A wide variety of influences melts into one harmonious sound. Blues Revue magazine gave the disc its highest recommendation. It is supposed to be the band's debut album, but there is an album by this band called "Bing Bang" in circulation, which may be their first album. Check it out !


1 Gimmie Back What I Bought Ya' - Perry Weber
2 I Started Up Again - Perry Weber
3 We're Two of a Kind - Slim Harpo
4 Do Your Duty, Judy - Perry Weber
5 Lonesome Whistle Blues - Freddy King
6 Hot Tongue and Cold Shoulder - Perry Weber
7 Big Fat Woman - Perry Weber
8 International Man - Perry Weber
9 Ten Long Years - Perry Weber
10 Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
11 Just a Barkin' - Perry Weber


Perry Weber- Vocals ,Guitar
Jim Lombard - Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Kasik - Fender Bass
Bill Leclair - Hammond Organ
Victor Span - Drums, Percussion
Benny Rickun - Harmonica


"Weber is an unheralded monster on the guitar, sounding like Eddie Taylor, Luther Tucker, and Louis Meyers all rolled into one." © Real Blues Magazine-British Columbia, Canada

"The band's sound draws you in from the first guitar twang, and doesn't let go!" © OnMilwaukee.com

The classicist electric blues of Milwaukee’s Perry Weber and the Devilles rocks the house. And the quartet has enough greasiness about their guitar, organ, harmonica and (occasional) pedal steel interplay that it’s easy to imagine them at the corner stage of a holein-the-wall bar. Weber’s adeptness at his six strings brings the same touch of coolness as his vintage sport coat. And whether plumbing Hank Williams Sr.’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart” or originals hailing women of varying sizes and temperaments, Weber and his Devilles put a fresh sheen on blues catharsis, from emotional devastation to boastful joy. © Jamie Lee Rake, © www.expressmilwaukee.com


Formed in early 2007 and based in Milwaukee, WI. - Perry Weber & The DeVilles are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most exciting Blues/Roots groups to come on the scene in quite some time! Over the past two decades, Perry Weber has backed up some of the biggest & best names in Blues, including Hubert Sumlin [Howlin Wolf], Willie "Big Eyes" Smith [Muddy Waters], and The Legendary Blues Band... but he is probably best know for his stellar work backing Harmonica legend Jim Liban [Johnny Winter, David Allen Coe]. Aside from being a flame-thrower on the Guitar, Perry is also a dynamic Singer/frontman, and has a knack for clever & original songwriting. The DeVilles feature Ben Rickun on Harmonica & Guitar, Tony Menzer on Bass, and Victor Span on drums. These three also have impressive resumes, having performed/recorded/toured with the who's who of the Blues world, including: James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Clyde Stubblefield [James Brown], Bryan Lee, Johnny Johnson [Chuck Berry], Sam Lay, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Nick Moss, Barrelhouse Chuck, and Pinetop Perkins [Muddy Waters], just to name a few! Musically, the band jumps effortlessly from all styles of the Blues: Deep Chicago, Big Guitars of Texas, West-Coast Swing, Memphis grooves, New Orleans R & B, as well as the occasional Honky-Tonk tune. Their sound has drawn comparisons to Early Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Bel-Airs, and The Paladins. Their debut CD "Savage Beauty" peaked at #14 on the Living Blues charts in Summer 2008, and has received glowing reviews from regional & national press outlets. They were also nominated for a W.A.M.I. [wisconsin area music industry] in 2008 for the "Best Blues Band" category. Of course, the band prides themselves on their live shows - delivering crisp, exciting performances, going seamlessly from one tune to the next, with an emphasis on entertainment. In a musical genre quickly becoming contrived & watered down, Perry Weber & The DeVilles are a breath of fresh air for those who still crave the real deal! Do yourself a favor, and get down with these guys..... you'll be glad you did. © 2006 - 2008 www.perryweber.com all rights reserved


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