Playing New Orleans Swamp Funk music., the band captures the Crescent City’s unique musical hybrid of R&B, funk, soul and blues with a wonderful groove sensibility that is both creative and fresh.
“Washington DC finally has a band that truly captures the wonderful sounds of New Orleans,
and its name is The Beat Hotel”
— DC Music Review, The definitive source for all things music throughout the region.
It's All About the Music
Playing New Orleans Swamp Funk music, the band captures the Crescent City’s unique musical hybrid of R&B, funk, soul and blues with a wonderful groove sensibility that is both creative and fresh.
Get Your Groove On!
“The Beat Hotel brings a full band and full sound that will leave you and your friends feeling good all night.”
“New Orleans music is steeped in a tradition that embraces the Cajun, Creole, Caribbean, West African and Mardi Gras Indian cultures that infuse its flavors. The Beat Hotel impeccably captures those musically fertile influences while still making the music their own. They know the polyrhythmic secret of creating interlocking patterns in which nobody plays the beat but everybody feels it”
“Their music gumbo will shift your soul and ears into bayou mode! Great stuff, I love their groove…you will too!”
“The Beat Hotel performs a high energy set rich in great songs, fabulous harmonies, creatively tight arrangements and a kicking horn section while remaining lovingly anchored in New Orleans tradition. Make no mistake – this is party swamp music. The dance floor was packed…”
“Washington DC finally has a band that truly captures the wonderful sounds of New Orleans, and its name is The Beat Hotel”
“Bruce Blaylock learned how to play the music of the New Orleans masters up close and personal during his years in the Crescent City by playing guitar with some of the city’s greats. He distilled the various techniques into a personal style, which he has honed to perfection with Beat Hotel.”
“The Beat Hotel has taken the heritage of New Orleans carnivals, parades and back street bars and turned it all into their own identifiable, body-rocking brand of rough and tumble party funk.”