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Fabulous Roof Shakers

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The Fabulous Roof Shakers is a high energy band that keeps audiences listening, dancing and totally entertained!

The Fabulous Roof Shakers have been together since 2004, and have performed Blues, R&B and Classic Rock over the past 10 years at many premier Northwest-area clubs, venues, festivals, and private events.

The Fabulous Roof Shakers is composed of 5 veteran musicians from Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. The Roof Shakers are available for gigs large and small, with fun, energetic, and danceable music drawing on styles ranging from the Blues of New Orleans, Chicago and Texas, classic R&B gems, and Rock favorites from the 50s, 60s and 70s. FRS have been playing to enthusiastic crowds around the Puget Sound area and beyond since 2004 with a rock solid rhythm section, gritty vocals, wailing blues harp, soulful sax, and smokin' guitar.


The Fabulous Roof Shakers put on a high energy, great performance at the Westport Blues Festival. We were happy with their professionalism and high quality of the show. We would recommend them to other event producers. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Mark and Desiree Dodson


The Fabulous Roof Shakers opened up the City of Newcastle's Concerts in the Park series in July, 2014. Despite the rainy evening, they delivered a stellar performance for the hearty souls that didn't mind getting a little wet. We were able to move the group under cover and with their energy, soulful sounds, and enthusiasm they managed to “shake the roof” of the park shelter!! We will definitely invite them back to Newcastle!!
Wendy Kirchner
Community Activities Liaison, City of Newcastle


The instant The Fabulous Roof Shakers hit the stage they grab your attention and don't let go. I've had a lot of business come in from the street simply by hearing them rock out. They are very professional and very polished, I have them play at World Of Beer very often because I know they will bring a crowd. I highly recommend not only seeing them but hiring them.

Josh Radigan Productions and
World Of Beer, Renton, WA


I heard the Roof Shakers at the Issaquah Salmon Days and invited them to play at my birthday event in Seattle. Everyone at the party is still talking about how great the band was. First thing I did was to contact Bruce the bass player and ask to be put on his mailing list for future gigs because these guys are really great!

Michael Levin
If you're looking for a band, no need to look further. The Fabulous Roof Shakers put out a great line up of music at our birthday venue and what a great treat. Our guests enjoyed interacting and dancing to the band. We were all very happy with their day spent with us. The band members are very professional and the interaction was great. I would recommend the Fabulous Roof Shakers to anyone seeking a fun filled event.
Jina Haynes and Mark Smith

• The Triple Door Musiquarium
• Highway 99 Blues Club
• The Tulalip Casino
• Little Creek Casino, Shelton
• H2O, Anacortes
• Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park
• Crossroads Mall, Bellevue
• Pogacha, Issaquah
• The Central Club, Kirkland
• World of Beer, Renton
• The Red Dog Saloon, Maple Valley
• Uncle Sam's, Spanaway
• Conway Muse, Conway
The Fabulous Roof Shakers have played at festivals and
events including:
• The Bite of Seattle
• The Sunbanks Festival, Electric City, WA
• The Pike Place Market Centennial Celebration
• North Bend Summer Concert Series
• Mt. Si Days
• Newcastle Days & Concerts in the Park
• Issaquah Concerts on the Green
• Issaquah Salmon Days
• Puyallup Meeker Days
• Renton River Days
• Kirkland Marina Park Festival
• Capital Lakefair, Olympia
• Hops and Crops Festival, Auburn
• Des Moines Blues and Brews Festival
• Maple Valley Days

Bruce Koenigsberg (Bass, Vocals)
Born in Detroit, Michigan, home of the Motown Sound, Bruce is one of Seattle's premier blues bass players and is a founding member of the Fabulous Roof Shakers - FRS. Prior to forming FRS, Bruce was a cofounder of The JamDawgs, who hosted music jams on the Eastside. Bruce is also a sought-after substitute for other bands needing an in -the-pocket bass player who can really spank the plank, such as locals like the Charles White Band, Tim Turner Band or touring acts like the Big Moe Review, and Roger “Hurricane” Wilson. Bruce is also a member of the Washington and the South Sound Blues Societies.

Joe Blue (Vocals, Harmonica)
From Queens, New York, front man extraordinaire Joe Blue is a former Capitol Records recording artist and has performed with such blues greats as John Lee Hooker, Marsha Ball, Steve Bassett, Roomful of Blues and Ronnie Earl. Joe toured Europe with the King Biscuit Blues Band and played up and down the East Coast with Nine Below Zero, the Aces and the Nightown Ready Blues Band.. Locally, Joe was a member of the Hot Rod Holman Blues Review

Paul Sommer (Guitar)
Paul studied music and recording in San Francisco and then managed Gelb Music in Redwood City. Back in the 1970s Paul played with 11- piece Blue Mountain and later with the Gary Smith Blues Band. He then played with 11-piece band, the Hayden Project, playing regularly at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. After moving to Seattle to work for Peavey Electronics, Paul played in the Seattle area with Blue Collar before taking a break to raise a family. Currently he is the District Sales Manager for KORG USA.

Conrad Ormsby (Drums)
an East LA native Conrad began playing drums at the age of 11 and played at the Monterey Jazz Festival while still a teenager. His first big gig was with soon-to-be famous Poncho Sanchez. Later, he played the Southwest circuit with several bands including Albert Gallegos of Latin Breed fame. Since moving to Seattle Conrad has played with virtually everybody in the local blues scene such as Tim Sherman, Paul Green and Cold Shot, the Led Jackson Band, Little Milton, the John Hodgkin Band, the Blues Orbiters, the Boneyard Preachers and Mulebone. Conrad teaches drums and percussion at the Donn Bennett Drum Studio and brings over 35 years of solid and forceful playing experience to the Fabulous Roof Shakers .

Gordon Benson (Saxophone, Vocals)
Another FRS founder, Gordon Benson from Burien, WA, began playing sax in grade school and studied music theory in college and played in various jazz and rock bands including Back Room, Mad Hatter, Blue Field and most recently, I-5 South. Mike Steele Jr., Trumpet Mike grew up in Burien, WA. Since the age of 5 Mike has played in jazz, Latin, Funk and concert bands including, The Fat kids, Dr. Steelegude, Los Cochinos, Austin America and the Milk Factory.

Austin Veloria, Tenor and Alto Saxophones
Austin is Seattle native and has been performing in local bands for the past 15 years including the Tim Turner Band, The Fat Kids, and Dr. Steelegude. He was the house band leader for Isangmahal Arts Collective, an organization of young spoken word performers, visual artists and musicians. Austin has played in bands all over town, Known for his melodic style and sweet tone.