Out of the Blue
Blue Planet's debut CD 'Out of the Blue' is the blues and more. The foundation of their music is straight-ahead, but they take the occasional side road, incorporating jazz and rock and roll elements. Once you've listened to their CD, you'll find one of the best kept secrets in the industry...explosive guitar licks, driving drum beats, sweet synthesiser and Hammond work, great vocals, and a fat syncopated bass on the bottom. All this and some well thought-out songwriting. The whole is more than the sum of the parts: this band really plays TOGETHER. The members are: JASON BADGLEY - keyboards, lead vocals, songwriting. MIKE BLACKMAN - guitars, lead vocals, songwriting. BRYAN SANTIAGO - bass, background vocals. KIM SHROPSHIRE - drums, background vocals. They started out as sidemen for some well-known artists such as Natalie Cole, Earl Slick, Archie Bell, and Quarterflash, to name a few. Now, as Blue Planet, they have opened shows for Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Loverboy, Joe Louis Walker, Nat Dove and others. Check these guys out. They won't disappoint.