Get ready to sing the blues aboard Eurodam, blog fans! All the way from the world-famous Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn., Holland America Line has launched the B.B. King’s Blues Club aboard Eurodam, with the ship’s Queen’s Lounge transformed into a vibrant blues musical experience.
Five nights each week on cruises through June 20, 2013, world-class musicians from the B.B. King Blues Club Band create a dynamic energy that will get you off your seats singing and dancing along. The eight-piece band features two vocalists backed by a drummer, bassist, guitarist, sax player, trumpet player and Hammond B-3 organ player.
To create its own B.B. King’s Blues Club at sea, Eurodam trimmed its Queen’s Lounge with portraits of the Memphis Blues legend, illuminating the prominence of Memphis Blues and its influence on everyone from B.B. King, Sam & Dave and Otis Redding to The Rolling Stones and Neil Diamond. A special stage was crafted to resemble a Memphis club with guitars hanging in the backdrop. Exclusive specialty cocktails from the land-based clubs also will be served, featuring the tasty, rum-based Lucille and Rock Me Baby concoctions mixed with different fruit liqueurs and juices.
In addition, “Memphis Sounds,” a live stage show directed by Marion Caffey (producer of Amateur Night at the Apollo) and produced by B.B. King’s Blues Club’s CEO Tommy Peters, will headline one night on the ship’s mainstage. “Memphis Sounds” showcases the true sounds of the American music genre of Memphis Blues performed by the B.B. King Blues Club Band. The 45-minute performance incorporates video projection to tell the story of the blues.
If you sail on Eurodam and experience the new B.B. King’s Blues Club, be sure to send in photos to the blog at firstname.lastname@example.org!