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The Bo-Keys | Official Website http://www.thebokeys.com Homepage for the Memphis Soul Band - The Bo-Keys Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:04:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spring Update From The Bo-Keys ! http://www.thebokeys.com/773/ http://www.thebokeys.com/773/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 19:01:29 +0000 http://www.thebokeys.com/?p=773 The Bo-Keys are currently hard at work on a new studio album that
explores the intersections of country, folk and soul music, with
interpretations of songs by Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan
and Ray Price. It is planned for release later this year.
In February the band had the honor of performing with legendary Soul
Man, Sam Moore, at the annual MLK Jr Day Memphis Grizzlies NBA game.
John Németh’s Memphis Grease, recorded at Electraphonic, received a
2015 Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Album and John Németh and
the Bo-Keys were nominated for best band.

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John Németh and The Bo-Keys nominated for Blues Music Award http://www.thebokeys.com/john-nemeth-and-the-bo-keys-nominated-for-blues-music-award/ http://www.thebokeys.com/john-nemeth-and-the-bo-keys-nominated-for-blues-music-award/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:51:33 +0000 http://www.thebokeys.com/?p=766 John Németh and The Bo-Keys are nominated for Blues Music Award in the category of Best Band.  Németh is also up for Best Album, Song, Soul Blues Album, Soul Blues Artist and the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.   The Bo-Keys will be performing with John at the ceremony  which will be held at the Cook Convention Center on May 7.  The event will be taped for later broadcast by Sirius/XM Radio and also edited for a public television broadcast and DVD release.


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The Bo-Keys w/ Percy Wiggins featured in the 78 Project film and soundtrack http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-w-percy-wiggins-featured-in-the-78-project-film-and-soundtrack/ http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-w-percy-wiggins-featured-in-the-78-project-film-and-soundtrack/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:49:19 +0000 http://www.thebokeys.com/?p=744 The original soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie is now available for pre-order !

The 78 Project: Volume 2 – Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie contains 15 one-of-a-kind one-take recordings cut directly to acetate disks on our 1930′s Presto disk recorder in The 78 Project Movie. These recordings are not available anywhere else, with singular performances by John DoeVictoria WilliamsThe Bo-Keys feat. Percy WigginsGaby Moreno & Adam LevyThe Reverend John WilkinsLouis Michot, Corey Ledet & Ashlee MichotJohn Reilly & Tom BrosseauJoe BussardJohn Paul KeithBen VaughnCoati MundiSea of BeesLittle WingsElla Mae Bowen and The Easy Leaves. We can’t wait for you to hear them.

Reserve your copy of The 78 Project: Volume 2 – Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie by pre-ordering now! You’ll receive the limited edition vinyl in the mail along with a digital download card that gets you the songs and downloadable in-depth digital liner notes.

This album is a very limited edition, and will only be available while supplies last via The78Project.com and in select stores. (Our pressing of Volume 1 sold out within a week.)

For full tracklisting, more information, and to pre-order your copy, go to The 78 Project shop!



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The Bo-Keys announce Summer 2014 dates ! http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-announce-summer-2014-dates/ http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-announce-summer-2014-dates/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 22:21:38 +0000 http://www.thebokeys.com/?p=732 The Bo-Keys have some exciting dates coming up this summer !

Show Date/Time Location Venue
W.C. Handy Blues Festival w/ John Németh – Henderson, KY 7:00 PM, June 11, 2014 ,
Long’s Park Summer Music Series w/ John Németh – Lancaster, PA 7:00 PM, June 15, 2014
Hill Country Barbecue w/John Németh – Brooklyn, NY 7:00 PM, June 16, 2014
River Rhythms w/ John Németh – Albany, OR 7:00 PM, July 03, 2014
Waterfront Blues Festival w/ John Németh – Portland, OR 7:00 PM, July 04, 2014
Ottawa Blues Fest w/ John Németh – Ottawa, ON Canada 8:00 PM, July 11, 2014
Blues On the Bluff WEVL Benefit 7:00 PM, July 19, 2014
Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival – Lafayette, IND 7:00 PM, August 23, 2014 ,

Check out The Bo-Keys Shows page for the most current info.


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The Bo-Keys featuring Percy Wiggins embark on March/April tour with Soul/Blues artist John Németh http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-feat-percy-wiggins-embark-on-marchapril-tour-with-soulblues-artist-john-nemeth/ http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-feat-percy-wiggins-embark-on-marchapril-tour-with-soulblues-artist-john-nemeth/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:35:39 +0000 http://www.thebokeys.com/?p=697 The Bo-Keys feat. Percy Wiggins are hitting the road and coming to a town near you !

Check out our shows page for the most recent updates !



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The Bo-Keys song “I’m Still in Need” featuring Percy Wiggins featured in the new film, GRUDGE MATCH. http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-song-im-still-in-need-featuring-percy-wiggins-featured-in-the-new-film-grudge-match/ http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-song-im-still-in-need-featuring-percy-wiggins-featured-in-the-new-film-grudge-match/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:33:35 +0000 http://www.thebokeys.com/?p=644 The Bo-Keys are very excited to announce that our song, “I’m Still in Need” featuring Percy Wiggins is featured in the new film, Grudge Match, which comes out Christmas Day. Robert Di Nero, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, boxing… what more could you ask for !


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New Mini-Doc on The Bo-Keys featuring Percy Wiggins Just Released ! http://www.thebokeys.com/percywiggins-mini-doc/ http://www.thebokeys.com/percywiggins-mini-doc/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:17:38 +0000 http://www.thebokeys.com/?p=624 A behind the scenes look at The Bo-Keys at Electraphonic Recording Studio in Memphis, TN, recording a new series of 45rpm singles featuring vocalists, Percy and Spencer Wiggins.

“Writing On the Wall” B/W “I’m Still In Need”
“I Need More Than One Lifetime” B/W “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
“The Dark End of the Street” B/W “Wind-Up Monkey”

Available Now on 45rpm vinyl and digital.


Directed by Nathan Black, Unbreakable Productions


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The Bo-Keys Song “Writing on the Wall” Featured in the Season Premiere of the Hit ABC Series “Scandal” Thur. Oct.3 http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-song-writing-on-the-wall-featured-in-the-season-premiere-of-the-hit-abc-series-scandal-thur-oct-3/ http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-song-writing-on-the-wall-featured-in-the-season-premiere-of-the-hit-abc-series-scandal-thur-oct-3/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:19:42 +0000 http://localhost/bokeys/?p=570 The Bo-Keys song “Writing On the Wall” featuring Percy Wiggins will be featured in the season premier of the ABC Series Scandal this Thursday Oct. 3rd ! #Scandalisback!

Visit ABC to learn more about Scandal

Link to “Writing On The Wall” on iTunes

Link to “Writing On The Wall” on Amazon

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The Bo-Keys to Perform at Opus One Concert with John Gary Williams, Percy Wiggins and the Memphis Symphony at the Levitt Shell http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-to-perform-opus-one-levitt-shell-with-john-gary-williams-percy-wiggins-and-the-memphis-symphony/ http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-to-perform-opus-one-levitt-shell-with-john-gary-williams-percy-wiggins-and-the-memphis-symphony/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 03:12:53 +0000 http://localhost/bokeys/?p=560 Opus One at the historic Levitt Shell! 70’s Stax artist John Gary Williams, the hot rhythm section of the Bo-Keys, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra; that is the recipe for a memorable evening. The Shell is part of the performance.

Join us before the Opus One concert for a very special Pre-Show Party to honor Memphis 70s soul music and raise support for the documentary film project “I See Hope” that chronicles the life story of John Gary Williams.

The concert is free but you need a ticket for this very special Pre-Show Party!

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THE BO-KEYS to perform at The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter 40th Anniversary Celebration with William Bell and Percy Wiggins http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-to-perform-at-the-recording-academy-memphis-chapter-40th-anniversary-celebration-with-william-bell-and-percy-wiggins/ http://www.thebokeys.com/the-bo-keys-to-perform-at-the-recording-academy-memphis-chapter-40th-anniversary-celebration-with-william-bell-and-percy-wiggins/#comments Sat, 06 Jul 2013 04:23:12 +0000 http://localhost/bokeys/?p=506 THE BO-KEYS will be performing at The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter 40th Anniversary Celebration with William Bell and Percy Wiggins !

The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter will celebrate 40 years of proudly serving Memphis and the Mid-South region by hosting a variety of special events. Founded in 1973, the Memphis Chapter nourishes the region’s music scene by developing local pride in its rich musical heritage as well as creating opportunities to help independent music makers and emerging artists.

The Memphis Chapter’s 40th anniversary milestone celebration will kick off with a free concert on July 13 at 7 p.m. at Levitt Shell in downtown Memphis. Attendees will be able to explore the Chapter’s 40-year history through rarely seen video footage and special live performances. GRAMMY winners and nominees from throughout the region, heritage artists and regional favorites will come together to perform songs that shine a spotlight on the Chapter’s legacy, including music inducted into GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.

Continuing the celebration, the Memphis Chapter will team with the Stax Museum in Memphis to create a GRAMMY-themed exhibit. The exhibit will include GRAMMY memorabilia such as GRAMMY Hall Of Fame certificates, never-before-seen photographs and artifacts from various GRAMMY winners. The exhibit is set to open Oct. 17 and will run through July 31, 2014.

Additionally, the Memphis Chapter will host GRAMMY GPS: A Road Map For Today’s Music Biz at the Stax Museum on Oct. 26. The GRAMMY Professional Development Event will feature keynote speakers and industry professionals, and will explore various topics related to the business side of the music industry.


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