'A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix', is a live performance three- piece ensemble dedicated to to the music of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys. From their vintage attire and outrageous choreography to their authentic period backline, this trio faithfully recreates the sounds, sights and feel of a Jimi Hendrix concert.
A truly professional and World class tribute to the greatest guitarist of all time. You won't believe your eyes, or your ears. Pound for pound, this is as good as it gets. Carl Ray Blake (as Jimi Hendrix) brings not only solid technique, ruffled shirts and high heeled boots, but also the moves that made the late legendary guitarist both an innovative musician and a memorable performer as well. Using a backline of vintage Marshall amplifiers and the trademark upside down Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Flying Vee, the left hander tears through the Hendrix repertoire with astonishing accuracy. The rhythm section of B.C. Dolsen (as Mitch Mitchall) on drums and Hunter Blake (as Noel Redding) on bass are second to none. From B.C's stick juggling and stirring fills, to Hunter's hurtling bass riffs and restless stage antics, they are an ovation provoking team that win the crowd night after night. The band's action packed 90-120 minute set includes all of your Hendrix favorites and smash hits, such as Purple Haze, Fire and Foxy Lady, all played note for note.
Guitars and Vocals: Carl Ray Blake started a career in entertainment during his tenure at Cornish College of the Arts. Carl has worked for artists such as Harry Connick Jr., The Godfathers, Helmut, Eric Johnson, Nirvana, Joe Satriani, George Strait. He has recorded with Bob Rivers and Spike O'Neill (The Bob Rivers Show) and has played with platinum selling artists Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias, Roger Fisher Band), Mike Derosier (Heart, Alias) and the late Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). Influences include Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and David Gilmour.
Drums and Percussion: B.C. Dolsen began his professional career in Seattle at age 17. Dolsen has recorded with Grammy winner Garey Sheldon, Pat Sample, Albritton McClain (Donnie Iris), Dave Cashin (Paul Rogers, Dusty Springfeild, Percy Sledge, The Drifters, The Platters). He has played with Anthony Guess (Camper Van Beethoven), Steve Fossen (Heart), and Jimi Hendrix Tribute legend Randy Hanson. Dolsen is a veteran of numerous tours, sessions & fill-ins in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle.
Bass and Vocals: Hunter Blake began a professional career at age 16. Blake is classically trained and studied extensively under Sharon Ray (National Guitar Workshop). He has worked with E. Pruitt (The Michael Powers Group, The Josh Williamson Band, Jeff Scheetz, R&B Group Groove City, The Scorpions, Ken Tamplin, Tony Macalpine, Paul Stanley of KISS, Rev John P Bailey, Funk Group Soul Sychedelics, B.B King, Dr.John, Brett Michaels of Poison, Miles Davis tribute Group "Miles & Miles"). Hunter has shared the stage with Allen White (Yes) and Albritton McClain (Donnie Iris).