Homemade Jamz Blues Band
Youngest Blues Band in America…the trifecta of blues!
“In my 82 years, I’ve never seen something musically…so remarkable. These young kids have got energy, talent and do the blues proud with their own flavor. I believe they’ve got a GREAT future ahead.”
– B.B. King
HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND got its start in Baumholder, Germany, when military dad Renaud Perry came home with a Stratocaster replica (guitar) and young Ryan, 8, discovered it. A week later, Ryan composed a short instrumental tune and performed it at his school’s talent show. By the time the family returned to Tupelo, Mississippi, Ryan had found his passion…music.
After listening to B.B. King, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan then trying his best to emulate them Ryan emerged a blues artist with skyrocketing talent. Two years later, little brother Kyle, 9, wanted in on the action. After first trying piano, Kyle settled in on the bass learning for himself the nuances of the instrument and its role in the blues sound. Soon he was out on the concert circuit performing with his brother. Not long afterwards seven-year-old Taya locked in on the blues vibe. Already playing tambourine, Taya situated herself on the stool behind a drum set and in two months was holding down the beats behind her big brothers Ryan and Kyle. Ryan’s gruff vocals, visceral stinging guitar licks, Kyle’s solid rumble and Taya’s cool-bare-footed stomp have electrified millions around the world. Making HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND “a trifecta” in the blues world!
The HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND has performed throughout the Mississippi Delta, up and down Beale Street, international blues festivals and cruises. The Band has been featured in all major media: NPR, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, BET, international blues magazines, several local papers, and others.
In 2006, the HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND won the 3rd Annual MS Delta Blues Society of Indianola’s Blues Challenge, and became the youngest band to compete in the International Blues Challenge, in 2007. Out of 93 bands, HOMEMADE JAMZ took 2nd place, their first time in a major competition. Fred Litwin, president of Northern Blues Music record label signed the band and produced their first CD “Pay Me No Mind.” The CD brilliantly blends the gritty slickness of Chicago blues sound; and, the earthy soulfulness of Mississippi jook-joint blues into a masterful display of hauntingly raw natural talents.
The HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND performs the blues with the confidence of knowing their Mississippi history, firsthand, redirecting the love, hard times, betrayal and strife into their music. How do they do it? They “connect” with the ancestral sounds…it are hardwired within them. They know the blues…it comes naturally from their souls. Their third CD, “The Game” is scheduled for global release December 1, 2010.
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HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND
The HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND is an award-winning internationally acclaimed blues band composed of three siblings from Tupelo, Mississippi. The Perry children are: Ryan, 18 (vocals, guitars); Kyle, 16 (bass); and Taya, 12 (drums). They have emerged as a natural force of raw talent, onto blues stages making them “a trifecta” in the blues world. Their sophisticated bluesy sound comes straight from the cotton fields of the Delta. They know the blues…it comes naturally from their souls.
INTERNATIONAL BLUES/MUSIC AWARDS:
10th Jus Blues Music Award, "Blues Band or Combo of the Year" (Most Popular), Winner, 2010
2009, 30th Blues Music Award, Youngest Nominees in the history or the BMAs, Memphis, TN, Winner
2008, New Artist of the Year Award, Bay Area Blues Society, Oakland, CA, Winner
2007, 23rd International Blues Challenge, (Band Category), Memphis, TN, 2nd Place Winner
2006, Blues Society of Indianola Blues Challenge (Band Category), Indianola, MS, 1st Place Winner
MAJOR MEDIA APPEARANCES:
Delta Renaissance (WABG-TV), 10/2010
Mississippi Public Broadcast (MPB), 11/2009
The Mo'Nique Show (BET), 10/2009
Tavis Smiley Talks TV Show (PBS), 7/2009
BET Black Music Month Celebration (BET), 6/2009
USA Today Article, 5/2009
Today's Show (NBC), 9/2008
All Things Considered Interview (NPR), 6/2008
Sunday Morning Show (CBS), 12/2007
I Got Blues for You
Pay Me No Mind
MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVALS:
Complete list available upon request