Tracy Niles ~ Guitars and Vocals
Chuck Alvarez ~ Guitar and Vocals (Tim Weisberg, The Emotions)
Bill Saitta ~ Bass (Deanna Bogart, Carol Kaye)
Maria Martinez ~ Drums (Barry White, Rita Coolidge)
Vince Denham ~ Sax (Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
Key TBD (Skip Edwards or Barnaby Finch or Chris North)
TRACY NILES is a brilliant song-writer, powerful and soulful blues-rock singer and an engaging performer who sings her original songs from her heart ranging from “guttural growls to falsetto highs”. She catches every audience’s attention...immediately! Judges agreed at the 13th Annual L.A. Music Awards where she won “Female Vocalist of the Year” and performed her song “You’re My Way Home” with her Taylor guitar and a 20-piece orchestra.
Niles has a new album releasing November 2014. The title track "One Step Ahead" should be renamed "One GIANT Step Ahead". Niles has hit her stride on this one, beaming with creative, uplifting and catchy songs ranging in style from electric blues, swamp blues, R&B, gospel and even funk/rap to emotional and beautiful ballads. Her music knows no limits as she merges all of her influences into a style all her own. With Chuck Alvarez of Blue Wolf Music producing, and backed by experienced and creative session players, Niles thoroughly reveals her vision, talent and personality and shows she is about to become a true contender in the musical universe.
Niles' resume includes opening for such acts as acclaimed songwriter JD Souther (Eagles, Bonnie Raitt), Shawn Colvin ("Sunny Came Home") at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and for Ray Brown, Jr. and Pancho Sanchez at the Temecula Jazz Festival. She met Sanchez when she was six years old at a concert with her father, legendary jazz radio announcer Chuck Niles, who was deemed the Voice of Jazz in Los Angeles on KKGO and KLON, now Kjazz 88.1. So, Niles' influences come originally from jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Ernie Andrews and later from Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Bonnie Raitt, Susan T