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Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames
United States, Illinois, Chicago

About Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames

Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames! This is a killer veteran all-star, real deal Chicago blues band at its house rockin’ best, led by the Hound Dog Taylor and J. B. Hutto influenced guitarist.

Winner of the 2001 Chicago Blues Completion, Finalist of The International Blues Competition, Blues Blast nomination for Best Rock Blues Album, RAMI Winner for Best Blues Band!

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Members

Harry Yaseem

Piano and Vocals studied under Art Hodes Studied Latin and Ballroom Dancing at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Sede Di RomaPast: University of Iceland and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Lives in Chicago, Illinois From Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles · Lived in Budapest, Hungry

Harry Yaseem

Pianist
Piano and Vocals studied under Art Hodes

Studied Latin and Ballroom Dancing at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Sede Di RomaPast: University of Iceland and Swedish University of Agricultural ...

Kenny Pickens

Formerly with the Junior Wells and Buddy Guy Band! Well known all over Chicago as the man with the bass in your face!

Kenny Pickens

Bassist
Formerly with the Junior Wells and Buddy Guy Band! Well known all over Chicago as the man with the bass in your face!

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor (Drums/Vocals)is well known and well respected. Born in 1960 in Chicago, IL. They say he came out singing. At 11 he joined the "Little Angels" group to sing and after that he sang and played drums for Top Hat, vouching for Jeff to get into clubs at a young age, working South and West side of Chicago, including The Sabre Room, where Jeff met and played with Dizzy Gilespie, Cab Caloway, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie and Tony Bennet. He then freelanced starting with Smilin Bobby, Tyrone Davis, the Dells, the Chilites, Lonnie Brooks, AC Reed, Eddy Clearwater, Artie White, Junior Wells, and more. Longtime band member only leaving at one time for three years with the Rythm and Blues Kings then back with Dave presently for 18 years.

Jeff Taylor

Drummer Vocalist Songwriter
Jeff Taylor (Drums/Vocals)is well known and well respected. Born in 1960 in Chicago, IL. They say he came out singing. At 11 he joined the "Little Angels" group to sing and after that he sang and play...

About Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames

Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames! This is a killer veteran all-star, real deal Chicago blues band at its house rockin’ best, led by the Hound Dog Taylor and J. B. Hutto influenced guitarist.

Winner of the 2001 Chicago Blues Completion, Finalist of The International Blues Competition, Blues Blast nomination for Best Rock Blues Album, RAMI Winner for Best Blues Band!

Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames, an authentic, real deal blues band, high energy with versatile talent, variety, and a cohesive show that includes original driving houserockin blues, boogie and Soul. The originals are classic in nature, the standards are revitalized with striking three part vocal harmony, three vocal stylists, Passionate slide guitarist, Dave Weld mentored from Grammy Winning Master (expired link). Hutto and legendary slideman, along with blues diva and two time Rami winner Mona Rose (Monica Myhre), a rock rhythm section consisting of the creamy voice of Jeff Taylor holding a solid beat on drums and Kenny Pickens blazing on bass. Also hitting the ivory is Harry YaSeen, tutored by the famous Art Hodes on piano/organ and the Mississippi saxman, Rogers Randle.

Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames has no Merchandise yet.

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames New Album "Nightwalk"

“NIGHTWALK” IS THE THIRD DELMARK ALBUM FOR DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES. Deepening on the furrows opened by “Burnin’ Love” and “Slip Into a Dream”, Dave, Monica and their band weave an original tapestry of pure Chicago blues tradition with a forward-looking sound and energy. Bringing along the beauty of the tradition he learned next to Chicago blues stalwart (expired link). Hutto, Dave Weld is one of the few real innovators in the blues realm of today. His song “Mary Who” is an authentic tour de force, a vivid portrait of urban life where Dave Weld proves his mettal as storyteller. Moreover, in every single track of this ground-breaking album we can relate to the vibrations of contemporary life blowing like a fresh breeze from the depths of a well-rooted sonority. The album was recorded at Joyride Studio, mixed at The Switchyard Studio in Nashville, produced by Tom Hambridge and post-produced at Delmark Records Riverside Studio by Elbio Barilari and Julia A. Miller, who was also the album’s mastering engineer.
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New Album "NIGHT WALK"

Great news, our new album with Delmark Records is scheduled to be released on April 29th! We hope our efforts fulfill our dedication to you. Thank for supporting our band

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New Album Scheduled For 2021 Release!

First we want to thank all of you for joining our mailing list! We have been working very hard to get our new songs to all of you. Covid did a number to all of us and we want you to know that we have all of you in our hearts. Our songs are from us to you with many more on the way. Delmark has some last minute changes to be made with our producer and the release will be this year! We are looking at October-November. We can't wait to get it out to all of you, then it's time for another. Our gigs have been pretty sparse this year, all of us miss playing and entertaining. Hope all are safe.........Take care......Look for our email from dv_weld@yahoo,com for an update!

Here is our schedule so far this coming months!

August 18, 2021 (WEDNESDAY)
SUMMER MUSIC IN THE PARK
4200 S. LAWNDALE
LYON, IL (6:00-9:00 PM)

August 21, 2021 (SATURDAY)
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
PRIVATE PARTY
ROCHESTER, INDIANA (7:00-8:30)

August 27, 2021 (FRIDAY)
STEVENS STEAKHOUSE
401 N RIVERSIDE DRIVE
GURNEE, IL (7:00-10:00)

August 29, 2021 (SUNDAY)
BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS
700 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE
CHICAGO, IL (9:00 PM)

September 2, 2021 (THURSDAY)
CHICAGO IN TUNE (CHICAGO BLUES SERIES)
MARTYRS'
3855 N. LINCOLN AVE., CHICAGO, IL (TIME TBA)

September 4, 2021 (SATURDAY)
ROCKWELL BLUES & JAZZ STREET STROLL
ROCKWELL AVENUE BETWEEN IRVING PARK & BERTEAU
4121 N. ROCKWELL, CHICAGO, IL
(DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES - 6:00 PM)

September 18, 2021 (SATURDAY)
PRIVATE BLUES PARTY
WOODSTOCK, IL (5:30-8:30)

September 25, 2021 (SATURDAY)
FLATTED FIFTH BLUES & BBQ (POTTER'S MILL)
300 POTTER DRIVE
BELLEVUE, IA (8:00 PM)

November 26, 2021 (FRIDAY)
STEVEN'S STEAKHOUSE
401 N RIVERSIDE DRIVE
GURNEE, IL (7:00-10:00)

DECEMBER 17, 2021 (FRIDAY)
STEVEN'S STEAKHOUSE
401 N RIVERSIDE DRIVE
GURNEE, IL (7:00-10:00)

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Don't Ever Change Your Ways

We just wanted to send you an update on our new album. Our producer is in the process of mixing our 12 new songs! It's been a rough 2020 and looks like we're still not in the clear. We've worked all year in and out of the studio to give you one of our best albums. We hope to complete it within the next month. Stay safe everyone and keep us in mind because your always on ours!

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New Album

Peace to all! We're just about finished with our new album! We're looking at a late September early October 2021 release. We hope to get your support when it's released. Please join our Facebook page Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames and our website (expired link) mailing list so that you are the first to hear all our new songs. Keep safe everyone and love your neighbors because we all need each other in our lives.

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Past Events

Sun
Feb 05
1:00pm
21+
Sun
Feb 12
9:30pm
All Ages
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Feb 16
12:00am
All Ages
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Feb 19
3:00pm
21+
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Feb 26
4:00pm
21+
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Mar 03
9:30pm
21+
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Mar 04
8:00pm
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Mar 11
8:00pm
21+
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Apr 08
8:30pm
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Apr 28
8:00pm
21+ or w/ adult
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Apr 29
9:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
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May 20
6:00pm
All Ages
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May 27
7:00pm
21+
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May 28
8:30pm
All Ages
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Jun 09
7:30pm
All Ages
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Jun 10
3:00pm
All Ages
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Jun 15
7:30pm
All Ages
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Jun 16
9:00am
21+
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Jun 17
8:30pm
21+
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May 02
7:30pm
All Ages
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Feb 20
7:30pm
21+
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Feb 22
8:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
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Mar 01
3:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
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Mar 02
7:30pm
18+ or w/ adult
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Mar 07
8:00pm
21+
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Mar 12
9:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
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Mar 13
9:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
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Mar 14
9:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
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Mar 20
8:00pm
21+
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Mar 21
10:30pm
21+
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Mar 31
9:00pm
21+
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Apr 18
9:00pm
21+
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Jun 06
7:00pm
All Ages
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Jul 19
3:00pm
21+
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Jul 25
5:00pm
All Ages
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Aug 01
8:00pm
21+
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Aug 21
8:00pm
21+
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Aug 22
7:30pm
All Ages
Fri
Aug 28
7:00pm
All Ages
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Jul 24
6:00pm
All Ages
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Aug 18
6:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Aug 27
7:00pm
All Ages
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Aug 29
9:00pm
All Ages
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Sep 02
7:30pm
All Ages
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Sep 04
6:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Sep 18
5:30pm
All Ages
Sat
Sep 25
8:00pm
All Ages
Sun
Oct 17
3:30pm
18+ or w/ adult
Sat
Nov 06
7:00am
All Ages
Fri
Nov 26
7:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Dec 04
7:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Apr 09
9:00pm
18+ or w/ adult
Sun
Apr 10
3:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Aug 06
8:00pm
All Ages
Sun
Sep 11
3:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Sep 17
9:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Sep 30
7:00pm
All Ages
Thu
Oct 06
9:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Oct 08
7:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Oct 22
7:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Oct 29
7:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Nov 04
8:00pm
All Ages
Thu
Nov 10
7:30pm
All Ages
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