Little Bill And The Bluenotes
Rhythm and Blues, Blues Jazz, (Male, Vocals)
Little Bill and the Bluenotes have been nominated by the Washington Blues Society for the "Best of the Blues Award 1998" in 7 Categories! Best Blues Bass, Best Blues Band , Best Northwest Recording, Best Songwriter, Best Blues Writer, Entertainer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award!
Vocalist and bassist "Little Bill" Engelhart is the founder and front man for the Bluenotes - one of the first Northwest rhythm and blues groups and a contemporary of The Fleetwoods, The Ventures, Sonics and Frantics. In his career that spans over 40 years , Bill has played nearly every club and concert hall in the Northwest, including such legendary venues as Parkers Ballroom, The Aquarius, The Spanish Castle, and Lake Hills Roller Rink.
He's performed at the following: * THE LOUIE, LOUIE FESTIVAL- Tacoma Dome * THE BICENTENNIAL PAVILION REUNION SHOW * THE BUMBERSHOOT CLASSIC NEW ROCK SHOW * THE 1988 WASHINGTON GOVERNOR'S INAUGURAL * WASHINGTON STATE CENTENNIAL CONCERT
He has been a regular performer at: *BUMBERSHOOT *WINTHROP RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL *GIG HARBOR JAZZ FESTIVAL *PUYALLUP FAIR Legends Show - 1994 *SUNBANKS BLUES FESTIVAL
Bill's unique history and great personal warmth lets him bridge the generations. To music fans of all ages, Bill Engelhart personifies the very best of rhythm & blues in the Pacific Northwest. With his Band "The Blue Notes, A Tight 6 piece Band with a full horn section, there are few blues or R&B bands in the nation who produce the sizzling sound and fat harmonies. For Anything from Easy blues to Hard driving Rockin' Rhythm & Blues and Motown hits from the 60's there is no substitute for Little Bill and The Blue Notes!