The Production

The Blue Velvet Burlesque Revue exists as Seattle’s exclusive recurring burlesque and live music revue. We present a new production on a recurring basis throughout the year. Join us for an intimate evening as our Music Director Andrew Cloutier leads his hand-picked band of elite musicians on a musical burlesque journey. With a core group of performers, a rotating cast of characters, special guests and hosts, our productions are sure to please and keep you returning for more!!

The Band
Andrew Cloutier

Music director/drummer - Andrew Cloutier

Originally from Farmington Maine, Andrew has been an active part of the Seattle music scene since the mid 1990’s. He has played with such acts as Bo Diddley, Magic Dick and Bob Corritore. Currently Andrew is performing with top northwest acts such as Left Hand Smoke and Lee Oskar. Andrew's experience covers many styles. Andrew has become a "go to" guy in Seattle.

Kim Archer

Vocals - Kim Archer

Kim Archer hails from Tacoma Washington and is one of the strongest vocalist in the Pacific Northwest. Kim received a 2010 nomination for “Best Female Blues Vocalist” by the Washington Blues Society. She has performed with some of the best musicians in the Pacific Northwest and is continuing to carve out a name for herself. The soulful, natural tones that flow through her voice engage listeners and her smooth, passionate delivery evokes an energy that brings a packed house to their feet.
Sabu Miyata

Bass - Sabu Miyata

Sabu Miyata is originally from Japan Sabu and has been playing upright and electric bass in the north west for 15 years. He was a member of Bee Craft and Flowmotion. He is currently writing music and performing with song writer Eric Miller.
Al Kaatz

Guitar - Al Kaatz

Al Kaatz has been playing guitar professionally since the 1970s. Specializing in American roots music he has recorded, performed or toured as a sideman with artists such as Bo Diddley, Etta James, Mary Wells, Doug Kershaw, Charlie Musslewhite, Bell & James, Bonnie Bramlett, Big Mama Thornton and others.
John Fricke

Trumpet - John Fricke

John Fricke was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, John has been playing trumpet on the scene since the early 1990's. He has recorded, performed or toured with the likes of Flowmotion, Left Hand Smoke, Four Finger 5 and James Whiton. John's current project is with the legendary drummer Michael Shrieve, entitled Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder.
The Production Crew
John Fricke

Producer - Ed Maloney

Ed Maloney was born and raised in Boston MA. Lacking the skill set to successfully play an instrument growing up; he always surrounded himself with a healthy music environment. He has operated music venues, clubs and Irish pubs in Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Seattle for the better part of the last two decades. Ed has been an owner of Highway 99 Blues Club on Seattle’s waterfront since 2005. As of 2011 he launched Blue Velvet Burlesque Revue. Ed is a great promoter of music and has devoted his life to the preservation and progression of live music and performance art. He is proud to have surrounded himself with folks who have made that same commitment.
 

Featuring: The Velveteens
Flirty Sanchez and Drew Blood

 

Sound Engineer- Steve Dooley

 

Lighting Designer- Lisa Iannini