BlueKrewe founded by Tony Trahan who landed on the Colorado music scene in 1995 after relocating from South Louisiana. Shortly after moving here he formed The Blue Advisory Band, mixing Rockin' Blues, Classic Rock and some Louisiana favorites. After several years of playing all the dive bars on the Front Range they recorded their "No Restrictions" CD. This CD was a mix of originals and covers from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix to the Neville Brothers, from some of the musicians of the bands past, present and future. Tony also recruited A.J.Primeaux, a Bayou Blaster bandmate from Louisiana, to sing and play harp on a few songs. Gaining momentum from the CD got them noticed by Fox radio DJ's Lewis and Floorwax (The Groove Hawgs), who invited them to play Hawgfest at Red Rocks Amphitheater and some Denver Bronco tailgate parties.
After several more best dive tours it was time for a change, so around 05' Tony re-grouped and re-named the band BlueKrewe. This lineup introduced the "Keyboardian" sounds of longtime Blue Advisory bandmate George Stone and added the Scrubboard and Percussion stylings from Trip Merklein, another Blue Advisory Alumni. To round out the band he added Harmonica on top of a solid new rhythm section. This lineup recorded a live CD on Mardi Gras of 07'
Over the years BlueKrewe has toured with and opened for Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Karl Densons "Tiny Universe", some of the Carrier family...the late Zydeco Legend Roy Carrier, Dikki Du, and Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier. Anders Osborne, Joan Jett, Foghat, Steppin Wolf and others....
They have grown to be known as one of the best party bands around the Denver area, sometimes playing 4 and 5 hour sets without a break......... thus, the bands motto is .....you never stop a party in progress......Eh Tois. Their fanbase is always growing and they turn it up a notch by inviting their "Krewepies" onstage to play Scrubboards and Percussion.
Come join in the fun on a stage near you!!!!
R.I.P. George Stone
Rest in Peace Brother!
Jeff "GrooveGator" Mere on Bass / Vocals
Countless hours of making "noise" in his bedroom eventually began to payoff when at the age of 18 when he began playing locally around Lake Charles with several local groups. Within no time he came together with a group of guys that would eventually play together for 23 years; that band was called A2-fe' (Ettouffee) where Jeff handled the roles of Lead Guitarist; Lead Vocalist as well as the bands manager and promoter! He kept them busy entertaining and promoting the band as the most sought after party band of Southwest Louisiana!
Throughout these years he was fortunate to share the stage with some of the Louisiana greats such as Percy Sledge, Cookie & the Cupcakes; Mel "Lovebug" Pellerin; "Maw Maw Theriot, BooZoo Chavis, Zachary Richard and Wayne Toups! Even performances with Huey Lewis and Willie Nelson soon made it to his resume! His true enjoyment and love for music could be felt by all that shared the stage with him.
His craving for fresh air and beautiful Mountains finally got the best of him and he made the move in 2011 to Loveland, Colorado thinking he was possibly leaving behind the culture of the great Southwest Louisiana music filled with Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans Blues and Funk! However, fate had different plans when he found himself invited to a Zydeco dance where he met Tony Trahan and the BlueKrewe..... entertaining the crowds of course.
He was invited onstage to sit in with the Band and after a few songs, they both knew it was meant to be! With Tony being such an incredible guitar player, Jeff graciously and excitedly jumped on the bass guitar to be able to lay down all the licks he grew up listening to.The attack and groove he brings to the bass helps to bring the Louisiana music to life! The short void Jeff once felt as a result of his move to Colorado was short lived as he is enjoying, more than ever, the joys of bringing the spicy style of Louisiana music to Northern Colorado loving every minute of being a part of the Bluekrewe!
Tony "Bon Temps" Trahan ~ Guitar / Vocals
Tony says there was always music around the house and it was only a matter of time before he would begin playing music and exposing his roots. He owes it all to his parents for getting him his first electric guitar and putting up with the strange sounds coming out of the amps. Practicing alot, and alot of patience from his parents would eventually pay off for Tony over the years.
Playing and touring with some of South Louisiana's finest Cajun, Zydeco, Rock and Blues musicians would provide him the experience needed to bring part of his past to the future.
Tony has been banging it out in clubs for over 25 years. During that time he has toured the U.S. and Europe and has played many of South Louisiana's Clubs, Dance Halls and Festivals with various bands and some of the local heroes. He formed the Bayou Blasters, a band that played there brand of Cajun Rock, and was a member of Lil' Bob and the Lolipops,
Lil' Bob, a Louisiana Swamp Pop Legend known for his R&B and Soul vocal stylings and his big hit 'I Got Loaded'.
Tony also joined the Classic Rock band called The RockHeads, who once played a six hour show performing the music from the Woodstock Festival. He recorded and toured Europe with La Compagnie Louisianaise, a Thirty piece Ensemble consisting of Singers, Dancers and Musicians performing musical skits of the Cajun Folklife. Tony likes the role of being a opening act, he says it gives the band a chance to bring their music to new audiences and venues. Over the years he has opened for Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Wayne Toups, Shania Twain, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Steppin Wolf, Henry Butler,
Joan Jet, Johnny Allan Gulliot and many others.
A graduate from the musical school of hard knocks, exposing his roots on a stage near you.
......Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler.
Dan ''BoomBoom" Shook on Drums
Wilson Thomas - Saxophone
Paul ''ScratchMan" Martin on Scrubboard
Paul has been part of the BlueKrewe since forever and his scrubboard style locks in with the Drums and is sure to get you grooving......His vast knowledge of Louisiana Music spills over from his radio show broadcast from CU Boulder on 1190 am. Catch his show on Saturday morning from 10 am til noon and you will see what all the talk is about.
John Bunting - Percussion
John brings a great attitude and some serious grooves. His knowledge of Sound is vast and his Tone is earthy and layered.