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23rd International Blues Challenge 2nd Place Winners, 2007 (Band Category). Bay Area Blues Society's West Coast Hall of Fame "Blues New Artist of the Year 2008!" Northern Blues Music Recording Artist, 2007. Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band consist of 3 young siblings, the youngest blues band to sign with a major record label (Northern Blues Music). Ryan Perry 16 yrs old/lead guitar & vocal. Kyle Perry 14 yrs old/bass player and Tanya Perry 10 yrs old/drummer. Our young band started out with Ryan at 8yrs old finding his fathers electric guitar. By the end of the first week, he made up a short instrumental tune that lead him to participate in the school talent show and was able to play along with TV commercials. Ryan was promised guitar lessons shortly after the family arrived back to the US from Germany. After about a year, he kept changing instructors depending on how fast he was learning. He took 2yrs of guitar lessons and performed solo using a drum machine to help with his performances. He did this until his brother Kyle, 8yrs old wanted a piece of the action. Kyle requested to learn piano, but quickly got bored & quit. Then he wanted to learn guitar. He soon got frustrated and quit again because he was not playing like his brother Ryan. We gave up on Kyle becoming a musician until one day after watching a musical DVD, Kyle was asked if he would be interested in trying to learn the bass guitar, and he responded “yes.” When we handed Kyle his first bass guitar on his 9th birthday, it was like magic. By the end of the first week, he managed to learn almost all the bass tunes to the songs his older brother was performing. Kyle learned how to play & never looked back. He has been a bass player since, and pretty much self taught himself with very little help from his brother & father. Kyle joined his brother Ryan & performed as a dual using a drum machine for a complete sound. After a while & desperately needing a drummer, little sister Taya (7yrs old) joined the dual as their drummer. Taya started out playing the tambourine at age 6. As soon as she turned 7, she started taking drum lessons in Oct of 05, by Dec of 05 she stepped in and became the drummer for the young dual and never missed a beat. Taya only had drum lessons for 2 months & the rest came naturally & a little help from her brothers. Since then, the 3 young siblings joined forces & became one of the youngest blues bands around. They have been performing at Several Festivals across country, Charity and Community Events, and several restaurants/bars (clubs) to include the famous Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, MS., Club Ebony, Indianola, MS., Club Superior, Beale St., Memphis, WC Handy Blues Festival, Florence, AL., Chicago Blues Festival, The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Canada, The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Oct 07, just to name a few. They have been featured several times on our local TV Morning Show and many articles were written about the band by several local news papers as well as blues magazines & through out the internet. Two National TV appearances, with Bob Dotson of the Today Show on NBC, 2008 and the CBS Sunday Morning News with Susan Spencer, 2007. Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band is the 3rd Annual MS Delta Blues Society of Indianola Blues Challenge Winners, 2006, and the youngest (total age) blues band to ever entered the International Blues Challenge & became 2nd Place Winners of the 23rd International Blues Challenge, 2007 (band category). They competed against 93 experience adult bands from all over the world. Homemade Jamz’ will continue contributing to keeping the blues alive.