Hailing from Santa Rosa,The Bloodstones bring an original,positive “roots reggae-soul” vibration. The unique style and conscious,creative lyrics of “Sky I” ignites the bands positive,driving movement. Although the band focuses on original music we have added some classic crowd pleasing “roots reggae” covers into the set.
The Bloodstones deliver a positive,conscious,groove that results in people dancing and having an epic experience.The music is filled with melodic solos,bass heavy “dub” sections and hypnotic grooves.
Bloodstone’s Songstress Katrina Blackstone brings her distinctive sound of bubbling pop melodies effervesce over beds of dub and funk, while her hooks punctuate various grooves in a perfect blend of subtlety and catchiness. Anyone who has witnessed Katrina on stage couldn’t disagree, she takes the mic with ease, naturally connects with the audience, and always delivers a memorable show.
The dueling guitar section consists of Sam Hamby and Kevin Seisenbacher. Sammy has been shredding guitar for 20 years. He also leads his own band “The Marshal House Project”. Kevin Seisenbacher is versatile guitarist formerly of the band “Felony Funk”. From rock to reggae, Kevin does it all.
The rhythm section is held down by bassist Burton Eubank. His meaty bass lines and soulful groove locks in perfectly with the fiery drumming of Mingo Lewis Jr. Mingo has been touring internationally with reggae/jazz band Groundation as their percussionist for the last 12 years. He is home now for good and holding down the drum chair with flair for the Bloodstones.
The Keybords are held down by the melodic and futuristic sounds of Gabriel Butler.He also adds his amazing voice to help create the three part harmonies in our music.Gabe has been backing such artists as Wayne Wonder,Warrior King, and Jr Toots to name a few with legendary backing band “Fyah Squad” for the last several years.
We put a lot of love into our music. Our passion comes out in our playing. Our music is a soulful expression of our emotions.We make home made heartfelt compositions. One love.