Toronto, Ontario is Last Stop on Canadian Tour
It's Canada's largest city and the final stop on the bands four city winter
tour of Canada. Montage images courtesy
CN Tower in the background. It was once the largest tower in the world.
The actual Stanley Cup on display at its home in the NHL Hockey Hall of
Band Makes First Trip to Buffalo NY
band visited Niagara Falls on the Canadian side during a trip to Buffalo,
Hamilton and Toronto.
Liquid Blue Visits Alberta Capital for First Time
This will be the first visit to Edmonton and Calgary, the two major cities
of Alberta. Band leader Scott Stephens toured the Alberta province back in
1981 with the band Electric Warrior. On this tour the group performed in
many small and medium sized cities and towns in Alberta but did not do a
show in either Calgary or Edmonton. It was a small town summer tour and most
of the group regretted not seeing or playing in the well known, larger metro
areas. So 30 years later, Scott and Liquid Blue are hitting these places.
Edmonton is of course a city made famous by the man some called the greatest
hockey player ever to lace up the skates; Wayne Gretzky. The great one
helped Edmonton will four NHL Stanley Cup Titles in the 1980's before being
traded to the Los Angeles Kings. He did not win a cup with the Kings
although they did reach the finals once.
Edmonton Photos - The City of Wayne Gretzky!
Blue performed at the Mayfield Inn in Edmonton.
The band visited the Rexall Place, home of the NHL Edmonton Oilers, where
Wayne Gretzky played.
At the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton, near Churchill Square.
On Whyte Avenue, the cities most popular night spot
Band Rocks Belly Up Tavern
Blue packed the house at the Belly Up Tavern at a happy hour show Friday,
Nov 16th. The group is now doing one local, public show per month (when not
on tour) rotating between the Belly Up in Solana Beach and Club M in Del
Mar. Liquid Blue broke the attendance record at Club M earlier this years.
Greensboro, North Carolina is 500th City Visited for
was the 500th city visited on tour by Liquid Blue. It's famous for its civil
On February 1, 1960, four black college students from North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical College sat down at an all-white
Woolworth's lunch counter, and refused to leave after they were denied
service. The four students purchased small items in other parts of the
store and kept their receipts, then sat down at the lunch counter and
asked to be served. After being denied service, they produced their
receipts and asked why their money was good everywhere else at the
store, but not at the lunch counter. Hundreds of others soon joined in
this sit-in, which lasted several months. Such protests quickly spread
across the South, ultimately leading to the desegregation of
Woolworth's and other chains. The original lunch counter and stools
where the four first sat are still in their original location, now
home to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. The museum
opened on February 1, 2010, the 50th anniversary of the sit-ins.
Biz Bash IdeaFest After
Following the announcement that the band had won a
Readers Choice Award
group members Grovler, Nikki, Diana and Jenny attended the Biz Bash Readers
Choice Awards celebration. 2012 was the 2nd straight year that Liquid Blue
was honored for being one of the best in event entertainment. Last year in
2011 the band won "Entertainer
of the Year
" at Event Solutions Spotlight Awards.
Los Angeles Kings Win Stanley Cup! -
All of us that hail from Southern California celebrate the world champion
Los Angeles Kings who won their first ever Stanley Cup on June 11th. Kings
fans waited 45 years for the cup to come to Los Angeles. Not even Wayne
Gretsky was able to bring it to the city of angels during his tenure. The
Kings started as the 8th seeded team but then dominated in the playoffs. The
photo below is the BlueGirls singing the National Anthem at a past Kings
home game at Staples Center. Liquid Blue members are frequent guest
singers at Staples Center and have sung there for the NBA Lakers and
Clippers; the WNBA Sparks as well as the NHL Kings.
Band on Main Stage at Rock
and Roll Marathon -
Liquid Blue was on the finish line main stage at Sea World for the 2012 San
Diego Rock and Roll Marathon. Headlining the event was Donovan
Finalist for Entertainment
Act of the Year -
Biz Bash LA Readers Choice Awards Finalists have been announced and Liquid
Blue has been selected as a finalist for "Entertainment Act of the Year".
Biz Bash is the leading trade media for the event industry. Voting closes on
June 10th and the winners will be announced at the Biz Bash IdeaFest at the
Los Angeles Convention Center June 13th.
Spring Tour of East Coast and Midwest Crosses 12 States -
15 days; 14 cities, 12 states including
Kansas City MO,
Hot Springs AR,
Indianapolis IN and
St. Louis MO.
While traveling, the band took time to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Indy 500 time trials in Indianapolis
and the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, among other stops. Above photo from show
Band Hits Stages in Minneapolis, Madison and Milwaukee -
Liquid Blue visited Minnesota and Wisconsin on a short tour including a big show for Harley Davidson.
This was the first tour to this part of the country for Liquid Blue and the first time singer Nikki Green had performed in her home state of Wisconsin.
The Party's in Cabo! -
Liquid Blue performed in Cabo San Lucas on March 22nd where they "played
and stayed" at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach Resort. The group has visited
Baja's favorite city many times.
Ellis Hall III is Band's Newest Star -
The statement "history repeats itself" certainly is true for Boston born
Ellis Hall III. "E-3", as he is referred to in music circles, has the
influences of his father, Ellis Hall jr (http://www.EllisHall.com),
the legendary soul singer, formerly of Tower of Power, to thank for his rich
musical beginnings. However, music was not his initial career pursuit. He
loves computers and studied graphic design, which led to an associate's
degree from Northern Essex Community College. Attended University of
Massachusetts Lowell on track scholarship. While working at a prestigious
publishing company, he came to the realization that music was his
destiny. Ellis is classified as a songwriter, producer as well as a
performing artist to make him one of the newest, freshest talents to hit the
music scene. Ellis
is currently mixing tracks in the bands studio for the upcoming new Liquid
Rising Star Award -
Liquid Blue earned their 3rd Rising Star Award for being the highest earning
dance band on Gigmasters in 2011, the largest internet booking service. The
band also won the award in 2007 and 2010. The band won the award despite the
fact that most Liquid Blue bookings are handled through talent agencies and
New Year's Eve at the Wynn Resort in Vegas -
Blue celebrated the new year at the Wynn Resort and Casino performing at
their VIP party. The band featured 12 performers including five BlueGirls
and the BlueBrass horn section. Over 2000 guests attended this exclusive
party. The performance was "in the round" and also featured additional
dancers and aerialists. The band spent three nights at the Wynn and while in
Vegas the group attended the musical "Love" featuring the music of the
Beatles. View more pics