Let's Meet The Band!!
Harold "Hal / The HIT Man" Stewart
(Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, & Band Manager)
International Blues performer & recording artist, Hal, has played his style of upbeat intense Blues music since the turn of the millenium. He's performed on the stages of 8 countries, spanning Europe, N. America, Asia, & Oceania "Down Under", & has appeared on various TV shows & radio programs in 4 countries, forming a strong international presence for The Blues Hounds band, with standing invitations for the Hounds to return to perform numerous countries!
Hal is the Lead Vocalist & Lead Guitarist of the unit, as well as acting as the Band Manager. A consumate professional, he's dedicated to giving 110% at each & every show, to offer audiences consistent top-notch performances from his tight, road-experienced Band.
Harold started his vocal training at the age of 4, & has developed solid vocal power & stamina that's well-suited to his style of Blues. An avid fan of ALL Blues music, noted vocal influences include: Warren Haynes, "Sugar" Ray Norcia, Andrew Strong, & Gladys Knight.
A strong proponent of heavy string-bending & soulful playing with full intensity, Hal's guitar influences include Blues artists such as: Albert King, Warren Haynes, & Lucky Peterson.
Duane "Thunder" Gaskins
Duane's insanely funky bass-lines have a rock-solid groove that gets crowds up on the dance floor, & KEEPS them there for the rest of the night. He's definitely the thunder of the band with his rolling basement grooves.