Chris Avey former lead guitarist and backing vocalist for blues icon Big Pete Pearson, fuels the band with his stinging guitar attack and fiery vocals. Since striking out on his own with his band , The Avey Brothers, he has released two cd’s. The critically acclaimed “Devil in my Bed “, and there soon to be released follow up “Preacherman”. One reviewer said" vocals and guitar reminiscent of a younger more fiery Coco Montoya, mixed with a dash Tab Benoit". Another said” This accomplished bluesman and his band are on the way up look for them at a festival near you”. Blues Monday monthly says...” one of our favorite bands from the Midwest” a must see’.Blues Blast Magazine says " Blues with intensity and emotion" "More energy than a power plant" His older brother Mark, a veteran of the Memphis stage, bass player and blues sideman holds down the low end. Solid and driving he propels the low-end like a truck. Filling out the rhythm section is Bryan West (Drums), a veteran of the Chicago music scene and Prince's Paisley Park studios in Minneapolis; he brings his influences to the band adding to the unique blend of musical backgrounds. The group with there mixed backgrounds, blends elements of Cajun swamp with Blues -rock, and Chicago sounds to a mix heard on there debut CD "Devil in my Bed" and there soon to be released follow up “Preacherman”. The Avey Brothers were voted Back to back Champions of the 2008 and 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge. 2009 Semi- Finalists at the International Blues Challenge and 2010 Finalists at the International Blues Challenge. Veterans of the big stage and main events, The Avey Brothers have played many festivals, A list clubs, and have shared the stage and venues with many top tier artists such as Kenny Neal, Delbert Mclinton, IH Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, Simply the Blues Fest, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, Walter Trout, Nightfall on the River, Blues Traveler, Bix Jazz Fest, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lonnie Brooks, Big Pete Pearson, Corey Stevens, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis SD, Iron Horse Bike and Music Festival Rochester blues and BQQ fest , 2009 semi- finalists International Blues Challenge Memphis TN, 2010 Finalists at the International Blues Challenge Memphis TN. Waterloo Blues and BBQ Fest, Rollin On The River Fest, Blues on Grand, The Rhythm Room, and many other A list blues clubs and fests. With a loyal following and there up and coming sound, this is a band for your club or event ready to fill the house and keep them coming back.