The VP Project
“Soulful Rockin' Blues”
In January of 2000 guitarist-singer-songwriter Victor Paul had a vision of a band that would take the blues to places it had never been. Eventually, he found other musicians who shared the same vision: Jerry Caglese on drums/vocals, William Nathan on bass guitar, Chris Desoto on Hammond B-3 organ/vocals, Rick Merritt on Tenor Saxophone & his wife Andrea Amato on Alto Saxophone & Flute, and they in turn brought in Jeff Bloom on Baritone Saxophone & Clarinet and "The VP Project" was born.
This is a diverse group of musicians that combine 175 years of experience in all genres of music from Rock to Bach, but who play simply for the love of playing, Rock, Blues & Soul. Victor describes his original music as S.R.B. "Soulful Rockin' Blues". This band has been together almost 13 years now and when you hear them, you'll know right away that The VP Project is not your typical blues band.
PAST GIGS: The Coach House, Cozy's, BB Kings, Martini Blues, The Blue Café, Booties Bar-B-Q & Blues, Fitzgerald's, The Tea House, Little Red Rooster, The Long Beach Bayou Festival, San Diego County Fair, The Inland Empire Blues Festival, Blues Bash Six Julian Blues Festival, The World Famous Whisky A GO-GO, Alhambra Summer Jubilee Street Fair, the Bixby Knolls Street Fair, Moreno Valley Jazz & Blues Festival, The West Covina Street Fair, The Las Vegas Blues Society Summer Jam, The Orange International Street Fair just to name a few.
“PENITENTIARY OF LOVE “THAT'S THE WAY THE BLUES SHOULD BE PLAYED FROM THE SOUL AND THROUGH THE BONES, GOOD JOB!!! "Greg Serrato" (artist and festival Promoter )
You guys are the bomb!!! You just pack them in.
"Bobby Cee", owner of "Martini Blues" Supper Club
Your original music just rocks, I just had to get up and dance!!! "Lady Star" (Blues Diva)
Getting airplay on: The “Blues with Russell” show. Internet Radio, Thursday from 7pm to 9pm go to www.blueswithrussell.com
Nothing but the Blues “Brian “The Blues Dr.” Spencer,91.5 FM 4 to 6pm
American Internet Radio: KTST FM89.9 all different times
And soon to be aired in Russia, Australia, Spain, and The Netherlands!!!
Nominated in 2 categories for "BEST Live Blues Band & BEST Blues Band of the year" for the ORANGE COUNTY MUSIC AWARD 2005 & 2008