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     The Bluescasters have been "layin' it down" the past 18 years at greater Cleveland area clubs, establishments and events with an energized mix of Blues, Classic Rock, R&B and Jazz.

 

    The Bluescasters have been featured five times on The Fox 8 Morning show; opened for a variety of national blues acts such as, W.C. Clark and Dave Hole; and are featured regulary at Cleveland's major venues like: The Hard Rock Rocksino, Beachland Ballroom and Legacy Village.

Come see us soon!!!

 

  Special Thanks to our friends in the Cleveland Music Scene who tirelessly promote and support live music:

 

The Cleveland Blues Society

www.clevelandblues.org


 

BAND BIOS:

 

Tom O'Maille- Project manager and Lead Guitarist; Started The Bluescasters in 2000. Tom has been playing live in bands since age 15 and has played, all styles of rock, blues, R & B, and jazz. Tom's influences inlude- SRV, BB King, Clapton, Hendrix, Robert Cray, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and modern electric blues guys like Matt Scofield and Joe Bonamassa.  By day, has worked for The Cleveland Clinic as a Physical Therapist the past 20 years.

Mike Delia- aka. "Daddy Sweet Roll" - Born on February 10, 1953, in Cleveland Ohio, Michael D’Elia’s inspiration to be a performer came early in his life. Michael started singing and playing drums at 8 years old. He started playing different venues at 13 when he formed his own band. At 16 he joined the Musician’s Union. His talent led to a scholarship for music to Memphis State. How- ever, the road called and he started touring with bands in the early 70’s. Michael returned from the road in the mid 70’s where he started playing with area bands and has played locally for over 40 years.

John Popielarczyk- His musical journey started late in life at the age of 51 when he decided he wanted to learn how to play the harmonica after hearing Cleveland Blues Legend Colin Dussault on the radio. A computer glitch with a PayPal account for a Stress Relief CD purchase led to an email exchange with Dussault that resulted in Dussault agreeing to give him harmonica les- sons. Since that chance meeting four years ago, he continues to study with Dussault and also stud- ies under local harmonica great Dave Morrison, formerly of Aces and Eights. He has also worked with Michael Bay of the Bad Boys of Blues to study music theory. In addition to Dussault and Morri- son, he enjoys listening to and is influenced by the late Bill “Mr. Stress” Miller, Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, the late Paul DeLay, Southside Johnny Lyons, William Clarke and Magic Dick of the J. Geils Band.

Lenny Gray- A Cleveland native born in 1950, Lenny started playing drums at 10 years old and switched to bass to play in R&B bands in 1966. Nephew of Slide Hampton, Lenny’s family is loaded with professional musicians, family reunions are big jam sessions. Lenny’s style is based in blues and jazz, heavy on the groove side. A Victor Wooten student and disciple, Lenny pops with the best and swings with all the rest.

Regular Guest Musicians include, but not limited to:

Erol Sommer- Bass; Vocals; Sommer/Klann & Images et al.

Jon Darling- Drums; Wish You Were Here et al.

Billy Mangano- Bass; Burnt River Band

Jack Hrush- Bass; Bruno Bros. fame et al.