The Big Band will be playing the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival!

The Big Band will be playing the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival!

We are excited to announce that we will be playing the 28th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR on Sunday, July 5th from 4:45-5:45PM on the Front Porch Stage.  This year we will once again be featuring the Big Band for the set, which includes Kevin Selfe (guitar, vocals, harp), Jimi Bott (drums), […]

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T-shirts now available!

T-shirts now available!

After years of everyone asking for them, we are excited to now have band T-Shirts available! Black, Hanes Tagless T-Shirt, 6.1 oz, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, with Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes logo on the front. Size/price Pick up at a show $15.00 USDShipped $20.00 USD Sizes SmallMediumLargeX-Large2XL3XL4XL        

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Jimi Bott wins a Blues Music Award!

Jimi Bott wins a Blues Music Award!

Jimi Bott, the drummer for our big band, has finally won a Blues Music Award for Instrumentalist Drums!  After 16 nominations in the past 19 years, this is his first win.  The 36th Annual Blues Music Awards presented by the Blues Foundation were held in Memphis, TN on May 7, 2015 at the Cook County […]

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Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes Big Band to play UnTapped Blues Fest!

Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes Big Band to play UnTapped Blues Fest!

We are excited to announce that we will be playing the UnTapped Blues & Brews Festival on May 9 in Kennewick, WA. This festival features a GREAT lineup that includes Taj Mahal, John Nemeth, Teresa James, Hot Wired Rhythm Band, Robin Barrett and The Coyote Kings, and Rubberneck. For this show we will be bringing […]

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The Big Band is headed back to Seattle, Saturday, February 21!

The Big Band is headed back to Seattle, Saturday, February 21!

The Big Band is coming back to Seattle! We’ve got some new tunes we’ve been working on, and looking forward to playing at out favorite venue in the NW, Highway 99 Blues Club. Saturday, February 21, 8PM Highway 99 Blues Club 1414 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 382-2171 Two Time Muddy Award Winner for […]

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Big Band show at Duff’s Garage on Friday, January 16

Big Band show at Duff's Garage on Friday, January 16

Rare Portland appearance for Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes Big Band! Friday, January 16. 9PM Duff’s Garage 2530 NE 82nd Ave Portland, OR 97220 (503) 234-2337 Two Time Muddy Award Winner for Performance of the Year What do you get when you add together a super tight horn section reminiscent of the Stax years, a […]

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