ACME Rhythm & Blues Revue and Show Band

Mike Brislin: Saxophone | Jeffery Marxen: Trumpet | Dave Linden: Saxophone | Glen Chandler: Vocals | Mike Camero: Percussion | Eddie Giese: Trumpet | Frank Beach: Keyboards | John Guenther: Saxophone | Jimi Censena: Guitar (electric) | Eddie Allegrezza: Bass guitar

Genre: Blues & Soul, Funk

RIYL: R&B, soul, Chicago blues, jump and swing blues, funk, disco

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Inception: El Cajon, 2004

Ex-Band Members: Betsy Krier, Vocals Angie Blea, Vocals Carl Snydar, Piano Dave Covert, Drums Len McFadden, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)

Influences: Blues Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding


Sometime in 2004 three Horn players found themselves between gigs sitting in the studio arranging horn parts, and thought instead of joining another band, they decided to put together their own cover band that would be a combination of blues, R&B, and a touch of soul for sound. ACME Rhythm & Blues Revue was born. Musicians were brought in from various local bands who were looking to create a project that was fun and capitalized on their blues backgrounds and talents. With the members in place, the band committed themselves to a substantial amount of rehearsal time to further arrange and fine-tune their sound and show.

Trumpet and coronet player Jeffrey Marxen was killed in a February 23 traffic accident. He also played with Soul Purpose, a house band at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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