John Németh

Primarily Seated, General Admission

John Németh

Sam Hooper, DJ Pete London

Wed · February 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $17.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Pre/Post Show with DJ Pete London of Blue Lunch

John Németh
John Németh
Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. John’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor, and cover themes from social issues of gun violence and class values to the pure hedonistic joy of dancing, sexuality and marijuana. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city. For this album John brought his new songs to his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar – so they could hone the groove and finish building the album as a group. Under the simpatico guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), FEELIN’ FREAKY emerges as a modern personal masterpiece.
Sam Hooper
Sam Hooper
Sam Hooper is a captivating American musician from Cleveland, Ohio. His alluring blend of blues, rock and funk has thrilled audiences in China, Switzerland, Finland, Japan and the USA. His soulful vocals have been compared to Otis Redding and Robert Cray, while critics have likened his blistering guitar playing to Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.

With four CDs released on the FBJoy Records label, Hooper’s songs have been heard by millions on the hot daytime TV dramas “All My Children” and “The Young & The Restless.”

Hooper has just finished recording a new EP, “Sam Hooper & Mike Null – HOODOO BLUES.” The EP features a new song by Hooper and fresh treatments of four blues classics, including Junior Wells’ “Hoodoo Man Blues.” Hooper & Null met in China in 2010 when Hooper was a special guest and Null led the house band celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Shanghai’s legendary House of Blues & Jazz. A perennial crowd favorite, Sam Hooper Group has performed over 300 shows at the venue. Watch for HOODOO BLUES in June of 2015.

Sam Hooper Group has opened for American blues guitar greats Ronnie Earl and Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and for England’s #1 blues guitarist, Matt Schofield. The group has also showcased at New York’s Soul of the Blues Festival and Alabama’s W. C. Handy Music Festival. Sam Hooper Group was a finalist in Boston’s “Battle of the Blues Bands.” Hooper toured as a featured performer in Chinese recording artist, Zhu Ming Ying’s “Dream of an Artist” tour, playing in front of over 84,000 people in 14 cities. In 2009, Hooper was the Winner of Guitar Center’s King of the Blues, Cerritos, CA Store Finals.

A documentary of Hooper’s musical journey was produced by a Boston area Cable TV provider and can now be enjoyed on

Watch for Sam Hooper Group performing live in 2015 and for the new EP,

“Sam Hooper & Mike Null – HOODOO BLUES!”

“a soulful singer…fiery, virtuoso guitar” – Joel Simches, The Noise
DJ Pete London
DJ Pete London
Pete London is the frontman, harmonica player, vocalist and un-official leader of Blue Lunch. Pete was one of the original founders of Blue Lunch and has been with the band through all of its incarnations and for all of its eighteen years. At 6'3" Pete is formidable presence at the front of the band and fills the spaces between songs with rapid-fire one liners. Pete relates to an audience with the aplomb of a borscht-belt comic and is every bit as funny. He plays the harp with a full-throated Little Walteresque tone and sings with full-bore enthusiasm. Offstage, Pete is a family man, married to Shelley and father of Eli and Ayla, and works for the Cleveland Public Library system.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110