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NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!!!! - November 24, 2009

We are thrilled to announce that we will be ringing in 2010 at The Sidecar Cafe in Bartlett! This will be a fun, casual and inexpensive way to celebrate New Year's Eve as the cost is only $15 per person or $25 per couple which includes Champagne, Favors, MUSIC plus an awesome Breakfast Buffet at Midnight! Don't fight the downtown parking, madness and mayhem...Memphians THIS is the place to be this New Year's Eve!!! See you there!!!! :-)

Back on Beale!!!! - August 29, 2009

We are LOVING being back on Beale and will have lots of gigs coming up at Wet Willie's! They are famous for their drinks, but their menu is really good too and the prices are great! Love the stage, love the staff, love the crowd, love it, love it, love it! See you there!

From the MBS Website Today: - August 10, 2009

"The third time really was the charm for Patty Harper and Faultline! Runners-up in 2005 and again in 2007, the group was not to be denied this time as they absolutely tore their way through sets of rockin’ blues both nights, demonstrating pro-level vocal and instrumental prowess, and real blues “you could feel”... throughout the band!

Congratulations again Patty and guys! Best wishes as you compete in the 2010 International Blues Challenge!!"

DETAILS REGARDING OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE 26th INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE - August 9, 2009

We are thrilled and honored that we will be representing Memphis in the International Blues Challenge in January! Here are a few details:

The Blues Foundation will present the 26th International Blues Challenge January 20-23, 2010 in Memphis, TN. The world's largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. In 2009, 100 bands and 60 solo/duo acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the semi-finals on Thursday and Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. There will be at least that many in 2010.

INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE - August 7, 2009

We are THRILLED to report that our band WON the 2009 Memphis Blues Society Battle of the Bands and WILL represent the MBS in the 2010 International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in January! In addition to the cash prize (which we had no idea we would receive) we have also won a block of studio time which means we will be recording our next CD soon! ;-)

MBS FINALS TONIGHT!!! - August 7, 2009

We had an amazing time playing last night @ The Memphis Blues Society's blues band competition! Come to the final's TONIGHT @ Neils's Bar and Grill, corner of Madison and McLean, midtown, Memphis, TN . The winning band will represent the MBS in the 2010 International Blues Challenge and gets cool prizes including studio time! :-) Be there by 8 p.m.! Bring friends! Plan to jam afterwards! XOXOXOa

Memphis Blues Society Competition this week!!! - August 2, 2009

Patty Harper & Faultline will be competing this week in the Memphis Blues Society's blues band competition to determine who will represent the society in the 2010 International Blues Challenge next January, on "world famous" Beale Street! Dates for the competition are Thursday and Friday nights, August 6 & 7, 2009 at 7 P.M. @ Neils's Bar and Grill, corner of Madison and McLean, midtown, Memphis, TN.

***SPECIAL OFFER***** - May 15, 2009

That's right folks! We have a special offer just for you music lovers brilliant enough to visit our website....



If you come to the gig at Bob's tonight you can pre-buy 2 tickets to our Saturday night show at The Hard Rock PLUS a copy of our Blues You Can Feel CD for just $20.00!!!!!! Such a deal!



Friday, May 15th, 2009 from 9:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.
Bob's Sports Bar & Grill
2244 Whitten Rd, Memphis, TN 38133 - 901-386-9051

Come hang out with a friendly crowd at this neighborhood club!

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Saturday, May 16th, 2009 - 9:30 Doors Open
Hard Rock Cafe Memphis
315 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103 - 901-529-0007

Price: $5 Cover ***18 & Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***

Come Rock Out with us!!! They are moving the tables from the front to make space for dancers. Come for dinner. I just had their chicken citrus salad yesterday and it was awesome! Highly recommend it!



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XO ~ Patty, Steve, John, Philip and Ben

Merry Merry Month of May - May 10, 2009

This is a month crammed full of FUN gigs! Thanks to all who have been coming out to support us! We really hope to see y'all this weekend! Bobs on Friday and The Hard Rock on Beale this Saturday Night! Yaaaaaahhhhhhhhhoooooo!

Hot fun in the Summertime!!!! - April 4, 2009

Lotsa new songs and lotsa gigs coming up! We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces and boogying butts soon! ;-)

Winter Blues - February 1, 2009

For some reason things tend to get slow for us at this time of year but as the weather warms up our gig schedule tends to get much fuller. We look forward to seeing you all soon at a club near you! In the meantime, if you are having a party and need a band let me know!

Secretary of the Arts - January 17, 2009

Please sign this petition by Quincy Jones urging Prez Obama to appoint a U.S. Secretary of the Arts!!!

http://www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html

A few words about the gig last night... - December 6, 2008

We had an absolute BLAST at the gig last night at TJ Mulligan's on Quince! It was a good crowd and lots of people were there because they had visited our website, had seen in the paper that we would be there or received an email invitation from us. We loved the shape of the room, the sound on the stage, the fact that volume was never an issue and it was a DREAM audience! There is just nothing like a room full of people who are INTO the music,enjoying themselves, drinking and dancing and doing it up like you are supposed to on a Friday night in Memphis, TN. THANK YOU to those of you who were there making the night so wonderful for us! I wish that you all could have been there with us! The good news is that the manager said that he definitly plans to have us back, so there is always next time. Meanwhile, the next gigs we have coming up are on Friday and Saturday, Dec 19 & 20 at the Southland Park Casino in West Memphis, Arkansas (click the calendar dates tab for details) and we would just LOVE to see you there!

Happy Halloween! - October 31, 2008

No gigs this weekend! Lots coming up though! We hope to see y'all soon!
XO

Check this out: - October 7, 2008

Dis~N~Dat - August 18, 2008

Ahhhhhhhhh....here comes by favorite season, FALL! Looking forward to playing without sweating! Ha!

We have been having so much fun playing all over the place! As we approach the winter months it seems like a good time to remind you all that we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to play parties! If you, or your company, are looking to hire a band for a holiday party, wedding reception, backyard bbq, or whatever we hope that you will keep us in mind!

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Steve & I went to Alfred's on Beale lastnight where I had the pleasure of singing a few standards with the awesome Memphis Jazz Orchestra! It's been years since I've sung with a big band! It was such fun! The band was awesome and the other singers were all so talented, welcoming and friendly. The MJO plays at Alfred's most Sunday nights! Go! You'll LOVE it!

An Invitation! - June 9, 2008

We have been playing lately at some venues that we had not played before. It's really been FUN to experience new places and to meet new people!

We recently played at The Local for the first time ever and were blown away by how friendly and appreciative the crowd was and the stage is really nice too. Always a plus for us! Anyway, Paulette and the regulars there made us feel so welcome! These are the kind of folks who would welcome you too! We'd love it if you'd come try a new place with us! Have you been to JR's yet? We'll be there this Friday night and YOU are invited!

Cinco de Mayo Gig! Early Nite! Kids Welcome! - May 1, 2008

Hola Amigos!!!!!!!!
We hope to see y'all this coming Monday night 5/5 at El Porton for some *Rock*Blues*R&B*Tacos*Fun*Festivities*Burritos*Margaritas*Chips & Salsa*Santana tunes*KID FRIENDLY events* It's an EARLY gig...come for some of the best Mexican food in town! See our calendar for details. Call for directions! Adios!

We get by with a little help from our friends!!! - April 14, 2008

We would like to THANK Danny Harris for his support, friendship, gift of gab, skills at publicity and dedication to keeping us working. You da man! We REALLY appreciate you!!!

HUGE THANKS also to Ronnie Stoots & Fred Toma... check out the photo section of our website later this week to see why!

It seems the stars have been in alignment for us, and perhaps it is not a coincidence that our change of luck coincides with the return of our Spiritual Advisor, Philip's Cousin Bobby! For all of that positive energy, dedication to keeping everyone hydrated (water all around!) and for your efforts on our behalf we THANK you.

Finally, to the many friends who come out to support us on a regular basis ~ we would be NOTHING without you! Thanks especially to our friends Mike & Kandi who have probably been out to see us play at more venues than any other friends.... you get the TROPHY for best supporting audience members! You are THE BEST and WE are grateful!

Dan McGuinness Gig / Philip's Birthday - March 22, 2008

We totally had a blast playing last night at Dan Mc Guinness Pub on Philip's BIRTHDAY! Dan McGuinness has moved the music from the front room to a NEW cool area with a lot more space, bigger stage, pool tables and more. After the big MEMPHIS WIN last night that joint was JUMPING and full of cool, happy people who were dancing up a storm and having some BIG FUN! Come check this place out! It is soooooo much better now with the new expansion and it has become one of our favorite places to play!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHILIPLICITY!!!

He's baaaaaaaack! - February 2, 2008

Ladies and Gents,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of our former bassist, Philip McKelvy. Philip aka Philiplicity aka The Wild Man of the Band aka The Prodigal son has come back to FAULTLINE where he BELONGS! THIS MEANS that there will be MORE NEW REPERTOIRE and the return of some awesome vocal harmonies! Welcome back, Philip, we have missed you! Come welcome him back at our gig on March 1st.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH US!!!! - November 22, 2007

We are so pleased to announce that we will be playing at Willie Moffatt's this New Year's Eve! Rally the troupes and come party with us as we boogie our way into 2008! Willie Moffatt's is one of our very favorite places to play and we are really hoping for a HUGE crowd! Thanks to our good friend Danny Harris our schedule is really filling up for the Winter months. We have lots of gigs coming up at venues that we have never played before and that makes us happy! It's always FUN to play a new venue! We hope to see y'all in the crowd!

Happy Holiday Season!!!!!!! - November 14, 2007

We would like to remind you that we LOVE to play parties! Does your company need a band for an upcoming Holiday Party or are you throwing a big bash and want it to really ROCK? Give us a JINGLE! In addition to our mix of Rock, Blues & R&B songs (including recent additions to the repertoire, as promised, including songs by The Staple Singers, The Beatles, Chicago and Lynard Skynard to name a few), we play a handful of your favorite rockin' & bluesy Christmas tunes!

Our Project: Building a better Repertoire... - July 7, 2007

Some bands are happy to throw together 40 tunes or so and call it their repertoire...they play those same songs that they have been playing, as Elvin Bishop says, "since the Dead Sea was just sick" EVERYTIME they play. They don't work in new tunes, they don't rehearse to tighten up the ones that they have thrown together...in a nutshell, they don't care about your ears! We think that's lazy and boring not just for the band but for the listeners as well.

We really try to keep our show fresh for YOU the listener & for ourselves as well by switching up the set list, bringing in new songs, or "retiring" tunes for a while and then bringing them back later when we start missing them. Yes, it's true...we actually rehearse! We are not big on taking requests not because we can't play the songs but because we'd rather give you something that isn't just thrown together...we want you to hear us at our best every time we play.

As musicians we enjoy playing a great variety of Rock, Blues & R&B and always try to mix it up as much as possible...but we have found that we are sometimes considered too bluesy for rock venues and too rocky for blues venues. Ya know that old saying "Ya can't please everyone.. yada yada." Well we have decided to dedicate as many hours as it takes this month recording 2 new demos (1 rock and 1 all blues) that WILL hopefully please everyone and will help us to pick up a few more gigs.

We want to show that we CAN play nothing but blues for the blues clubs and nothing but rock for the rock venues that aren't interested in the Faultline variety of Rock, Blues & R&B that we love. So July will be dedicated to recording and then we are dedicating August to improving our set lists by spending as much time as we can rehearsing in new tunes and getting together the very best ROCK and BLUES tunes that we can. We want to be a band that can play ANYWHERE and play whatever STYLE that we are asked to play ALL NIGHT LONG. If you are not yet on our email list and would like to be so that you will be notified of upcoming gigs please shoot us an email through the link above and while you are doing it feel free to list a few songs that you think we should consider adding to our show...that way when you yell it out we are gonna be way more likely to pull it out of the hat for ya!
We want your ears to be HAPPY! We value YOU and thank you for your continued support!
~PJ & The Boys!

Check Out Steve on You Tube - April 24, 2007

We have just learned that Steve's performance from the 06 Guitar Center King of the Blues competition has been posted on You Tube. Go to YouTube.Com and Type in Search Words: Steve Harper King of Blues 06 to see his interview and to hear the two songs that he performed at The House of Blues Chicago for the KOTB finals. We hope you will leave feed-back.
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