The Halley DeVestern Band

The NUMBER ONE Blues band in New York City, (per The Halley DeVestern Band rocks like Janis Joplin backed by Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Mothers of Invention with just a hint of howitzer.

"Halley's got the biggest set of pipes I've heard on a babe in a long time." - Blues legend Bonnie Bramlett

Being compared to Janis Joplin is a heavy burden. However, blonde bombshell Halley DeVestern explodes out of her songs with unbridled passion, power and social principles requiring no comparison for credibility, including a successful stint as front woman with the legendary Big Brother & the Holding Company.

The Halley DeVestern Band is a blues-funk-roots group from NYC that rocks either acoustic or electric.

Reviews for their new album FABBO BOFFO SMASHO have been stellar:

“As young as the year is, a likely candidate for ‘14’s “best of” blues lists has already arrived. The NYC-based Ms. DeVestern muscles her way towards the front of the ever-lengthening line of formidable female blues artists with a fresh-sounding, punchy set of originals as in-your-face as are her full-throttled vocals. ” - Duane Verh, Roots Music Report (Jan 11, 2014)

“Ready for a balls-to-the-wall white blues belting mama that has sung with Big Brother & the Holding Company and has the admiration of Bonnie Bramlett? This fearless, two fisted broad grabs the spotlight, owns it, growls one minute, purrs the next and carries on like there’s no tomorrow. A wild ride throughout, mama loves her job and isn’t afraid to let it show. Hot stuff.” - Chris Spector, Midwest Record (Dec 28, 2013)

Band members are:

Halley - vocals (Big Brother & the Holding Company); David M. Patterson - guitar (Shawn Mullins); Rich Kulsar - drums (The Zen Tricksters, Toasters, Mickey Dolenz); Tom Heinig - bass (Lamont Cranston Band, Mill City Band).

Artist's links:

Halley has appeared on CBS This Morning, WPLJ's Scott and Todd Show (New York) and KLSX's The Nasty Man Show (Los Angeles), and become a favorite artist on WCMF's Brother Wease Show (Rochester). She has been featured on the cover of Good Times and in Seventeen Magazine, CosmoGIRL, Newsday, The New York Times, and many more. Halley was a Top-Ten Editor's Pick at Rolling, reaching #9 in the Rock and Pop Category and the Top 30 overall.

Past gig highlights include BAM 2009 (Barcelona, Spain), M.E.A.N.Y. Fest (2011, 2012), CMJ (NY), WBAB Blues and Brews Festival at Brookhaven (NY) Amphitheatre (with Gov’t Mule and Jimmy Vaughan); Great Blue Heron Music Festival (with Donna the Buffalo); Snow Ridge Blues Festival (with Son Seals and Debbie Davies); Starwood Festival (with Big Brother and the Holding Company); Syracuse Arts Festival (with The Kennedys); Headlined NY Roxx Festival 2012; Indiegrrl Conference; Long Beach Blues Festival; Long Island Music Festival; Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival; Cape May Singer Songwriters Conference (2011, 2012 and 2013); Barrier Beach Blues Festival 2012; Long Beach ROXX NY 2012 and 2013; Opened for Blues greats Bonnie Bramlett, Johnny Winter and John Hammond.


“Halley DeVestern is a pop pugilist. When she lashes out at her targets, she doesn't swing wildly, she lands a shattering uppercut.” Newsday

"Raw and passionate and totally mesmerizing.... Yes, Halley sings a mean note, but she's more than that, and her ability to articulate such complex and dark emotions while still keeping the songs accessible is nothing short of remarkable." Independent Songwriter

"Halley DeVestern has a big, ballsy voice and knows how to use it. She's got the funk too! Harkens to the great Maria McKee and Lone Justice." Ear Candy

And remember: Even if you ain't worth nothin', baby, you're still a work of art...

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