The Jimmys featuring Westside Andy, Fondue Fest Finale
The Jimmys with Westside Andy will perform for the 2017 Fondue Fest Finale at THELMA.
The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk, and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter brings an authentic blues sound; Mauro Magellan, of the Georgia Satellites, drives the band with some mighty drumming; John Wartenweiler ties it up with powerful bass lines and a deep groove. The Amateur Horn Stars – Pete Ross, Saxophone; Darren Sterud, trombone; and Mike Boman, trumpet – combine 50 plus years’ experience touring the world, playing with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Davina and the Vagabonds, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others. With multiple awards under their belts, and a growing legion of fans, the band will crush anyone in their path on their way toward absolute galactic domination.
Get yourself to the next performance and see what everyone’s hollerin’ about.
“Wisconsin’s seven-piece club band, helmed by deft singer-keyboardist Jimmy Voegeli, makes a good case for international notice behind the rousing entertainment of their record since forming in 2008. They run the stylistic gamut – jump blues, shuffles, boogies, golden-era R&B, even New Orleans traditional jazz – using an honest, crisp expressionism that pegs them as eclectics of a particularly interesting sort.
Westside Andy caught the music bug young, and picked up his first harmonica at age 11 in Madison, WI. He’s played over 10,000 gigs over some 45 years, working with Who’s who of the Blues: Luther Allison, Ben E. King, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, and The University of Wisconsin 250-piece band. The blues is the center, yet Andy plays the harmonica with no genre limitation. His drive to push the envelope has led to many sessions in R&B, Jazz, and Country. Listening to Andy’s live and recorded work, you get a sense of the many harpists that have inspired him. Blend that with his own unique tone and style, and you know instantly who you’re listening to. It’s that “player’s player,” Westside Andy.