Mary Bridget Davies - Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mary’s first
love, dance, took her all over the country in both competitive settings as
well as professional tours. Always fond of singing, Mary went to
Robert Lockwood Jr.’s jam night
at the original Fat Fish Blue in Cleveland. Encouraged to watch first and
then return to jam the following week, she agreed. After sitting in on just
one song she was hired into her first band on the spot. It didn’t take long
before the band was touring nationally and representing the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame at the International Blues Challenge two years in a row! The
band was nominated numerous times by the Cleveland Scene and Free Times for
Best Blues Band and Mary won the Best Vocalist Award in 2004!
In 2005 an unexpected opportunity presented itself. An open call audition
for the smash Off-Broadway musical, Love, Janis, needed a new lead
actress/vocalist to portray Janis Joplin.
She auditioned and out of roughly 150 actors, she came out with the lead!
Love, Janis has toured the country over with Mary at the “Janis” helm since.
Another amazing opportunity presented itself during the summer of 2007 when
Mary was asked to join the cast of the Tony Award nominated Broadway
musical–It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues–an amazing piece about the history
and evolution of blues music.
Now–back with the Mary Bridget Davies Group for only one year–the band has
enjoyed winning second place in the 2011 International Blues Challenge and
has been nominated Best Blues Band by the Kansas City Pitch.
Mary Bridget Davies – Vocals; Dave Hays – Lead Guitar, Vocals; Gary Roberts
– Bass, Vocals; Chris Hazelton – Organ, Keys, Vocals; Joe Voye – Percussion,