The City Boys Allstars from New York are a big-sound band with big-time players. Ten musicians and three vocalists, including original Blues Brothers Tom ‘Bones’ Malone and ‘Blue’ Lou Marini, the band members have clocked up a huge history of working with people such as Blood, Sweat and Tears,  Frank Sinatra, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Jack McDuff, Aretha Franklin, and The Temptations.  Their own sound is a fusion of Blues, Jazz, Rock, Soul, and a lot more.

Here, bass player Al MacDowell talks about the band and its enduring legacy – and their next gig.


Fresh from releasing their new live album, Blinded by the Night, the band are back where it was recorded at New York’s Cutting Room on 27th September, details and tickets here.


Here is a taster of their last appearance.

In 2015, the band aims to be on the road much,much more. Check out their music here, their Facebook here, and their Twitter here @cba_nyc.