Home of the Live Music Calendar Follow STLBlues on Twitter Follow STLBlues on Facebook Home of the Live Music Calendar Live Music Is Better, Book It Here!! Live music is better, book yours now!

Jake Austin & The City LimitsJake Austin & The City Limits are a high energy rhythm and blues band with a great modern twist to the music! With their screaming horns, complementing guitars, danceable rhythms and memorable vocals this is a band you are sure to love! In 2006 Jake Austin moved to St. Louis with little more than a box of clothes, a Ray Charles album, and a dream of reinventing Rhythm and Blues. After three years of songwriting and development, Jake Austin & The City Limits formed it's unique sound; a sound that is compiled of influences across all genres that most anyone can enjoy.

One can't dismiss the array of talent when Jake Austin & The City Limits hits the stage. While the screaming horns and frisky rhythms bring you back to the early days of Stax Records, their music is fresh with influences of modern popular music as well. This high-energy band fuses soul, rhythm & blues, rock and country, making their music lively, compelling and memorable. After just four shows Jake Austin and The City Limits was invited to play at St. Louis' favorite concert spot - The Pageant.

Just a few weeks later, the group found itself opening for Grammy nominated Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Jake Austin & The City Limits continued to spend their first year playing popular venues and sharing the stage with blues rooted acts such as Tab Benoit, Hill Country Revue, and even the legendary Chuck Berry. This summer the band has proved their ability to branch out beyond the blues scene by sharing the same bill as Maroon 5 and opening for Montgomery Gentry.

Jake Austin & The City Limits is proud to have a devoted fan base of young and old who want nothing more than to kick up their heels and dance the night away.

Jake Austin
Name: Jake Austin
Title: Lead Vocals
Influences: Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Martin Luther King Jr., Eddie FLoyd, Wilson Pickett,
Gear: Blue Encore Series Microphones, Mogami Cables, Clear Voice Spray, Vocal Eze Spray
Favorite Beverage: Unsweetened Ice Tea
Joe Giaimo
Name: Joe Giaimo
Title: Lead Guitar
Influences: Derek Trucks, Eric Krasno, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Steve Cropper, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, Mark Boling, Larry Vincent
Gear: Fender American Stratocaster, G&L ASAT Special, Rivera Quiana
Favorite Beverage: Sweet Tea, Yoohoo
Zach Ingle
Name: Zach Ingle
Title: Lap Steel, Rhythm and Slide Guitar
Influences: My Dad, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Nels Cline, Warren Haynes, Brent Mason, Stephen Bennett, Stever Cropper, Pat Bergeson, Paul Yandel
Gear: 1973 Telecaster Custom1954, Gibson Br-9 Lap Steel, Gibson Nighthawk, National Reso-lectric, Rivera Suprema 55
Favorite Beverage: Fiji Water
John Chambers
Name: John Chambers
Title: Drums
Influences: Marcus Baylor, Dennis Chambers, Spanky, Cora Coleman-Dunham
Gear: Ludwig Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, Endorsed by Soultone Cymbals
Favorite Beverage: Shirley Temple
Mark Perry
Name: Mark Perry
Title: Bass
Influences: My Dad, Chris Squire, Robert Wilson, Marcus Miller, Wayman Tisdale
Gear: Fender Jazz Deluxe 5 String, Fender Precision, Kustom 250 Head, Mark Bass Cab, Carvin Cab
Favorite Beverage: Organic Fruit Juice
James Flowers
Name: James Flowers
Title: Baritone Saxophone
Influences: Cannonball Adderly, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eugene Rousseau
Gear: Chinese Keilworth Stencil with Metal Runyon Spoiler, Standard Rico Reeds
Favorite Beverage: DiSaronno
Brandon "Sir Tanq" Hughes
Name: Brandon "Sir Tanq" Hughes
Title: Trombone
Influences: J.J. Johnson, Fred Wesley, Andre Hayward
Gear: Conn Director, Bach, LT142BO
Favorite Beverage: Water

-- back to top --



Coming soon

-- back to top --



-- back to top --

From clubs to corporate events to festivals, STLBlues can help make your event a memorable one!

 Live Music Calendar | Send Blues News | © STLBlues 2000 | Privacy Policy