The Blue Light Band
The Blue Light Band contains five very-seasoned musicians which have decades of stage and recording success. Members of Blue Light Band have played in venues like Seattle Hard Rock Cafe, State Blues Festivals, Corporate Parties, State Fairs, Casinos, Wineries, Night Clubs and Stadium concerts.
David Lee Barker
Keyboards / Guitar / Vocals
David Lee Barker has been a professional keyboardist and guitarist for over 50 years. David’s parents were both musicians. His mother was a pianist and his father played bass guitar in a country band. At the age of 13, David started playing live in a Psychedelic rock group called Aeolian Harp, who performed at all the Eastern Washington State Rodeos. Back in the late 60's, David’s band opened up for the British rock group The Zombies.
David continued his dream of playing music for a living after graduating college in the 1970‘s. He joined several top-10 pop groups that toured throughout the western USA in the 70's and early 80's, playing concerts and hotel chains.
David has recently been a keyboardist for many popular progressive rock, blues and jazz main-stream cover bands like .. Wavelength, Fair Warning, Cool Change, The Fabulous Firebirds, Nick Of Time, Horns of Soul, West Coast Heaters and northwest renowned popular blues rock band Mojo Overload (https://www.reverbnation.com/mojooverload).
David Lee is now a member of the Northwest Classic Rock Band The Blue Light Band, and looking forward to performing live music for audiences in the Portland and Vancouver area.
Lead Guitar / Flute / Harmonica / Vocals
Scott hails from California's central valley playing many styles including Bluegrass, R&B, and Classic Rock. His style is a hybrid of those of his favorite artists from Les Paul and Chet Atkins, to Ian Anderson, Eric Clapton and Johnny Winter. He is fond of a myriad of instruments and has developed unique guitar, harmonica, flute styles as a result. If 'Classic Rock' can be classified as 60's,, 70's, and 80's rock, then Scott can play it. He can render a Moody Blues ballad that can take those listening back to another time, and he can add a special British touch to a 'Jethro Tull' rocker. His background in R&B is terrific in soul hits by many Motown artists....
Drums / Vocals
Tom has been a musician since he was a child playing whatever instrument was at hand. After years of living in different parts of the country, Portland became his home forty-plus years ago where he raised two sons with his wife Nola. During the eighties Tom played guitar in top-40 bands priding himself on making his living playing music. When a medical condition caused the loss of sensation in three fingers of his left hand his guitar playing days were over. No matter, his first love was drums and so now, fifty-plus years later, Tom is finally getting to be the drummer he dreamed of being a child...
Bass Guitar / Vocals
Bassist, vocalist, arranger, and a native son of Detroit, where the throbbing soul of America's industrial Motor City set the tone for his acute perspectives on rhythm and meter. Deeply inspired by the early Motown releases of Smokey Robinson and the Temptations, Steven was further influenced by the work of James Brown, Elvis Presley, Frank Zappa and legendary session bassist Carol Kaye. A singular blues guitar soloist and respected acoustic jazz bassist, he has performed in a multitude of projects spanning the spectrum of popular music from electric big band jazz to contemporary acoustic folk. Steven's most recent PNW credits include performances with the psychedelic masterminds ORGANIC ACID, old-school funkmaster ELLIOTT YOUNG, and blues diva LUCY HAMMOND. Steven is now performing with the classic rock nostalgia team of THE BLUE LIGHT BAND.