Band Bio
The Hallelujah  Blues Band 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Hallelujah Blues Band Band Bio

 

The Hallelujah Blues Band is a power rockin' band based in

Phoenix, Arizona that will rock your blues away.

 What makes this band so special is that they appeal to everyone, regardless of

gender, religious affiliation, age, or race.  Everyone enjoys the music of 

The Hallelujah Blues Band.

 

The Hallelujah Blues Band performs for a diverse selection of venues and audiences

such as night clubs, restaurants, private parties, and even

Harley Davidson dealerships.  The band also has a heart to serve our community

by performing at fundraisers, charities, churches, ministry events and

a variety of other events & venues.  The Hallelujah Blues Band has also been performing

at the Arizona State Fairs and Maricopa County Fairs since their inception in 2007. 

 

With over 120 years of combined performing experience,

The Hallelujah Blues Band is committed to "serving you with joy",

providing you with high quality live entertainment by performing

a variety of the best blues and rock and roll that is loved by all.

 

The Hallelujah Blues Band can be contacted to provide a custom made

performance for your special occasion or event.

 

When you have a band that loves to serve you with the joy of good music

that makes people want to dance and sing, you get a happy audience because you got

The Hallelujah Blues Band

Serving You With Joy!

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Patrick Veit Biography

 

Patrick was born the same year rock & roll was born, 1955, when Chuck Berry came out with his first hit    “ Maybellene”.  Chuck Berry is the father of rock & roll and Patrick’s favorite and most influential guitar player.  However, it’s important to note that the origin of rock & roll is the blues.  Muddy Waters said it best “the blues had a baby and they called it rock and roll”.  Patrick loves performing blues music because it allows him to express his deepest emotions and convey that to his audience.

 

Patrick was fourteen years old in the summer of 1969 and saved up enough money to buy his first guitar.  He didn’t even know how to play it but was determined to learn, so he taught himself.  It didn’t take long before he joined a high school rock band and was playing the current hits of the day and oldies from the 50’s.  It’s been a long time since high school and he’s been in many bands over the years including performing in the 25th Infantry Division band during his army enlistment in 1977.  In 1997 Patrick founded the gospel rock band of Wilby Dunn.  After a successful 10 year period with Wilby Dunn, he changed the band’s name to The Hallelujah Blues Band in 2007 to perform for a wider audience. 

Some of Patrick’s other musical accomplishments include songwriting, guitar teacher, leading worship at church, being a team member in worship bands, recording studio experience, playing lead and rhythm guitar, and singing lead and backup vocals.  Patrick is known to instantly fill in for bands and worship teams on a moment’s notice with little to no rehearsal, though he does believe rehearsing is very important.  Playing guitar is Patrick’s passion and joy.  It’s not unusual for him to play guitar for up to four or five hours a day.  Patrick’s joy is to express joy through his music so others can experience that joy. 

Patrick is a BMI published artist and songwriter.  Many of the songs that he has composed can be found on all the major music distribution sites such as i Tunes and Spotify under The Hallelujah Blues Band name where Patrick is not only the songwriter but the lead singer and guitar player.  He is also an "Endorsed Artist" for Sfarzo Guitar Strings. (Please see links below).

 

As the leader of The Hallelujah Blues Band, Patrick functions as the rhythm and lead guitarist, lead vocalist, band manager, booking agent, songwriter, band promoter, performance promoter, and developer for several band websites.  Patrick loves being in The Hallelujah Blues Band because he performs a variety of music that appeals to everyone and that keeps everyone happy which helps Patrick to live up to the band’s motto, “Serving You With Joy”!

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Mike Spelman Biography

 

Mike Spelman is a native of NYC who has been playing drums for the better part of 40 years.  He has played in a number of bands in NY as well as here in Phoenix.  He excels in performing a variety of music which is mostly classic rock, R&B, country, and of course the blues.  The biggest musical influence on Mike has been The Beatles with everyone else a distant second.  Mike has written and recorded a number of original songs and is an extremely frustrated guitar player! 

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Rick Kellett Biography

 

Rick is originally from Rockford, Illinois and has been residing in Arizona  for over 20 years. 

He started playing bass guitar around the age of 13. Throughout high school he performed with a band that toured in the Midwest which included Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.  Rick also performed in the club scene for many years playing rock 'n roll, country, and some R&B.  Some of the highlights of Rick's performances were  the opportunities to open shows or perform with members of Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, and Roy Orbison.  Rick has always admired the blues seeing numerous bands of this genre perform in Rockford, Illinois.  He is having a lot of fun with The Hallelujah Blues Band and hopes to see you soon at the shows!