The Otis Kings
Help us show The Otis Kings a warm 1st time WELCOME to The Blue Note Grill!
Otis Kings started in Atlanta over 10 years ago and played the Blues scene for just a couple of years before disbanding. The founding member and guitarist moved to North Carolina and reformed the band with the original intent of playing the great Chicago Blues songs of the 1950's and 1960's. The current band members have years of experience playing music and bring together their diverse musical experiences to play the Blues for you.
Otis Kings band is
Ed Omiecinski (Guitar) - He started his first rock band in Chicago back in the mid-1960s and played songs from the British invasion bands like the Stones and Yardbirds along with the blues of Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy.
Sam E. Lee (Bass) - A Native North Carolinian, S.E. Lee has been performing in triangle blues and rock bands since the 1980's. After an extended hiatus in the early 2000's, he decided to return to playing in the local blues scene as bassist for Otis Kings.
Sid "OTIS" Jones (Vocals/Harmonica) - He brings the gritty vocals reminiscent of the original Blues vocalists to the band. He grew up in Philly in the 1960's and started singing in the school Glee club along with various church choirs. He moved to Raleigh in 1986 and continued his singing with various bands.
Peter Albrecht (Drums) - Peter has played in jazz, blues, and rock bands performing in Triangle venues for over 25 years. He likes to play music with a groove that swings and feels good for the crowd.
Matt Cross (Piano) - Matt is originally from Ellicott City, Maryland. His interest in the blues started when his father would play old blues records. Matt played in bands around the Baltimore DC area and made his way to Brooklyn, NY where he played music of various genres. He now resides in Raleigh.
NOTE: We do not take reservations, all seating is first come first served. We recommend arriving 1 hour before showtime with your party to avoid a wait. Due to staffing issues waits and food times may be longer than usual. Thank you for your patience.