In January of 2012, in a small bedroom community in Southern California, The B Players Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues Club was formed to entertain audiences of all creeds and colors with great music and strong performances.

With an evolving and eclectic mix of songs in the repertoire, The B Players express their uniqueness in their song selections and in the instruments they use to make noise; from stand-up cocktail drum kits, to upright, rockabilly basses and homemade 'canjo' (a banjo made from a cookie tin) guitars, the songs are always changing and the sets are always fun.

The B Players have established themselves as a "leave the ego at the door" band, and while there are hefty doses of traditional rock and blues themes in what they do, they always keep the content age-appropriate. And these boys can play with great grooves and intense musicality. A full range of sonic toe-tapping ensures that the dance floor is rarely empty when downbeat comes.

The first recording sessions with the group were conceived of as experiments in old-time recording techniques. The band recorded live with no instrument overdubs and vintage microphones and miking techniques. This led to a unique quality of raw sound with an honest feel. The second round of sessions saw the band exploring unique instrumentation and a more production-oriented mindset. Combining these two sets of recordings has led to an (as-yet untitled) album with varying texture and anything but a formulaic 'blues' sound.

Here are some of the songs we tap when picking our set lists. Our repetoire is constantly expanding and this list is representative of our full catalog, though not fully inclusive:

Angel of Mercy (Jonny Lang)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe)
Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Born Under a Bad Sign (Albert King)
Bright Lights Big City (Gary Clark Jr.)
Checkin' on My Baby (Sonny Boy Williamson)
Cissy Strut (The Meters)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Crossroads Blues (Robert Johnson)
Dance with Me Tonight (The Wonders)
For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Further On Up The Road (Bobby "Blue" Bland)
Got My Mojo Workin (Muddy Waters)
Hard to Handle (Otis Redding)
Heartbreak Hotel ( Tommy Durden / Mae Boren Axton)
Help the Poor (B.B. King)
Hoochie Coochie Man (Muddy Waters)
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton)
I Got a Woman (Ray Charles)
I'm Tore Down (Freddy King)
It Hurts Me Too (Tampa Red)
It's Obdacious (Buddy Johnson)
Jambalaya (Hank Williams)
Key to the Highway (Charlie Segar)
King Bee (Muddy Waters)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Buddy Guy)
Me & My Guitar (Freddy King)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Nasty Habits (Tommy Castro)
Rack 'Em Up (Jonny Lang)
Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulson)
Red House (Jimi Hendrix)
Rock Me Baby (B.B. King)
She Caught the KATY (Taj Mahal)
Someday After a While (Freddy King)
Steamroller Blues (James Taylor)
Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker)
Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
That's Alright Mama (Arthur Crudup)
The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King)
Too Much (Dave Matthews)
Voodoo Chile Slight Return (Jimi Hendrix)

Interesting Band Facts:

  • They all wear glasses. Trippy, right?
  • Jey broke his arm when he was 5. Sucked.
  • Tim kills bugs. He likes it.
  • Joe is taller than many people.
  • Jey drove a Rolls Royce once.
  • They've logged more than 12 hours of flight time together.
  • Joe uses Schick razors. You know, for shaving.
  • Joe and Jey are left-handed.
  • Tim wishes he was left-handed.

Your Questions Answered...

Q: Why are you called The B Players?
A: TheAPlayers.com was taken.

Q: When did you start playing together?
A: 2001 CE. TBPs started in 2012 though.

Q:Did you guys see that Tom Hanks movie, That Thing You Do?
A: Yeah. It's pretty great. Tom Hanks is a great director. Also, did you notice that the bass player doesn't have a name?

Q: Why isn't there a unified theory in physics?
A: It has to do with complications in the weak nuclear force (amongst other things). Go here: wikipedia.com. Let us know if you come up with one. It'd be cool to see.

Q: Who does your taxes?
A: No thanks. We're happy with our guy.

Q: Who shot your amazing promo photos?
A: Jey did that. He's pretty good at that photography.

hi. can we come over and play?

We like to travel. We like to play. Get in touch with us to book us for your event. Go to our Booking page now!

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