An American Rock Band from the Pacific Northwest
Blue Tattoo brings you high energy classic rock that will have you on your feet and screaming for more ! Led by the dynamic vocals of Gene Miller and backed by veteran hard-rocking musicians from around the Pacific Northwest, BLUE TATTOO is sure to amaze. BLUE TATTOO features great classics from the roots of hard rock from the late 60's through the hair metal scene of the 1980's, with all that great music in between.
Current Band Members:
Gene Miller (Incredible Lead Vocals, acoustic guitar)
Kelly Nobles (drums.....and I mean LOTS of drums!)
Johnny Jagger (keyboards and backing vocals)
Paul Inserra (bass guitar and backing vocals)
Lee Oswald (shredding leads and backing guitars, backing vocals)
Bud "Jackson" Ashcroft (lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals)
The 'attitude' is simple....BLUE TATTOO plays classic rock songs that everybody knows....but ones that you won't hear most other classic rock bands try to cover. The AMAZING vocal range of BLUE TATTOO's front man, Gene Miller, brings that attitude alive.....featuring soprano highs of Triumph's Magic Power and Lay It on the Line, and the piercing vox of Whitesnake's Still of the Night and Here We Go Again, to name a few. The classics from Boston, Journey, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi and many more all come alive with mind-blowing vocals and a thunderous wall of sound.
BLUE TATTOO was formed in 2007 by Kelly Nobles and friends. Kelly cut his teeth in the rock n' roll scene back in the early 80's as the kick-ass drummer for the Pacific Northwest's very own RAIL rock band. RAIL was the winner of the first MTV Basement Band Competition in 1982, picked as the best of over 20,000 entries. Kelly and RAIL toured extensively through the 80's with the likes of Van Halen, Three-Dog Night, Montrose and other well known artists. RAIL recorded under the EMI label, laying down nationally recognized hits such as Hello and 1-2-3-4. In the more recent years when not headlining shows around the northwest, RAIL stays active on the big stage as the opening act for touring classic rock band notables.
A few years back Kelly was looking to feed his love for the stage by forming up a kick-ass classic rock cover band featuring top talents performing tunes that shaped his musical career. Teaming up with some really talented guys, they launched BLUE TATTOO....Classic Rock with an Attitude!
After about a year away from the classic rock cover scene, BLUE TATTOO was revived late in 2012 and re-emerged, more exciting than ever. The current line up of musicians includes the Blue Tattoo veterans Gene Miller (lead vocals), Kelly Nobles (drums.....and I mean LOTS of drums!), and Johnny Jagger (keyboards and backing vocals....yeah, not his real name, but you'll catch on once you see him..). Added to the current mix since the band's re-emergence is Paul Inserra (bass guitar and backing vocals) Lee Oswald (more shredding guitars and backing vocals. The latest edition to the BLUE TATTOO family is Bud Ashcroft on rhythm and lead guitars.....and he can sing too!