Octavia, from the USA, is Pennsylvania’s First Lady of Blues. She’s a singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player and blues-infused wonder. Octavia wows her audience with her wicked harmonica playing, sultry powerful vocals and her top notch high energy show engaging her audience – one of the hottest Blues-Roots acts around. She has already been noted as Top of the List of the very few female harmonica players in the blues world.
Octavia’’ blues show brings influences of the late Etta James. Etta invited Octavia to join her tour after hearing her at a show in Berkeley. She toured with Etta James for a year and then continued playing harmonica, guitar and singing with a wide variety of bands across the U.S. and in Europe including guest spots with The Allman Brothers Band, Freddy King, The Funky Meters (The Neville Brothers), Gil Scott-Heron and The Iguanas.
Octavia has also toured extensively headlining with her own band in the US at clubs, theatres and festivals and opening for B. B. King, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Dr. John, Delbert McClinton and Elvin Bishop, She recently jammed harps with Stevie Wonder at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
Octavia endorsed by Suzuki Music USA and Godin Guitars
“This is a serious, gifted artist that has been immersed in blues for decades” PA Musician magazine
“She’s one of a kind! Her confidence and fearlessness, along with her harmonica virtuosity, has earned her respect and a spot on the stage beside several bona-fide legends over the years.”
“Octavia is certainly one of the classier lady singers on the contemporary blues scene.” Blues & Rhythm magazine
UK Tour September 2015
Wed 16th Octavia Blues Band: The Ciderhouse, Pump Bottom Farm, nr Chichester, Sussex
Thur 17th Octavia Blues Band: Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues Bar, London,
Fri 18th Octavia Blues Band + Maxwell & Moore: Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury, Bucks
Sat 19th Octavia Blues Band + Storm Warning: The Railway, Winchester, Hants
Thur 24th Octavia Blues Band: Fine City Blues at The Murderers, Norwich, Norfolk
Fri 25th Octavia Blues Band: St Harmonica’s Blues Club, Southgate, London,
Sun 27th Octavia Blues Band + Storm Warning: Tropic At Ruislip, Middx.
Mon 28th Octavia guest spot with Alan Glen & John O’Leary Flamingo Allstars: Bull’s Head, Barnes London