THE REAL DEAL BLUES BAND
Steve Bell - Harmonica
John Primer has known Steve and all his brothers way back when they were just kids growing up on the south-side of Chicago. John would visit their Dad, Carey Bell. Steve first joined the RDBB way back in 1996 and he even came to John's jam nights at Checkerboard Lounge before that. He is an Original RDBB Member.
Steve is a Master Harmonica player! His father, the Legendary Carey Bell taught him how to play harmonica. Steve and his brothers all grew up learning how to play the blues. His big brother is the Legendary Lurrie Bell and both his younger brothers Tyson Bell, bassist and James Bell, drummer complete the Bell Family Dynasty Band.
Steve has come a long way with his sound. He has not only taken all that his father taught him, but has established his own very unique sound of his own He is like a blues harmonica train, so hold on tight he'll take you for a ride!
Steve is our other headliner and brings another show to John's performances, but he compliments every little thing John does too. Together John and Steve are the BEST in the blues! No one can play together like these two.
We love having Steve as part of our RDBB Family. We hope he stays with us for a long, long time to come. Come on out and meet Steve at one of our shows. We believe he is the BEST blues harmonica player in the world and we are so proud of him and everything he has achieved!
Lenny Media - Drummer
Lenny Media has been a Real Deal Blues Band Member since 2012. Before working in our band Lenny was a regular on the Chicago Blues Scene working with many different bands like Lindsey Alexander, James Armstrong, Studabaker John and many more. John really took noticed of Lenny and his style when he joined up with Magic Slim & The Teardrops back in 2008. John knew that after playing with Slim he was ready to play in the RDBB!
His lump style and shuffles fit perfect. His energy and double beats are amazing! Lenny has been the heartbeat of our band and a very special person to us all for all these years. He just keeps getting better and better year after year and it's so great to watch.
We love having Lenny as part of our Real Deal Blues Band Family. We hope he stays with us for a long, long time to come.
Come on out and meet Lenny at one of our shows. We believe he is the BEST blues drummer in the world!