Bottle of Blues consists of six players who have a mutual goal of creating a memorable musical experience for all who attend their shows. Members Joe Farace and Jack Bennett have had the rare and fortunate opportunity to re-kindle a past friendship, and formed Bottle of Blues with Bill Ryan in September of 2000.
Completing the band are Michael Ertel, Rebecca Scarborough and Paul Soroka who have been carefully recruited for more than just their musical abilities. We believe the "personality fit" is an important factor in the interpretation of the music we play, and one that comes across to the audience during our shows.
All members of Bottle of Blues have diverse musical backgrounds, with styles ranging from Jazz to Bluegrass and Pop to Swing. Because of this blend of experience, Bottle of Blues provides traditional blues with a twist of non-conventional bluesy arrangements from modern artists such as Sting and Steely Dan.