Important Band Update!

Hello friends!

     I’m writing this special blog post to let you all know what’s been going on and what to expect from us in the future. As you may or may not know, we’ve been going through some personal (and musical) changes within the band the past 18 months or so. Since July of 2016, we’ve lost two members, gained one back, and have recommitted ourselves to our music and achieving something new and original in the future…and that future starts NOW… First, a little recap for you…

    Last year, we brought Marvin Shaouni back into the fold as our bass player (after Erica, our original bassist, left in 2016). Marvin was our original drummer and was with us for the recording of Watercolor Ghost Town (2009). Having him back today has completely changed the energy and musical focus of the band with his gritty, percussive, playing style.

     This past weekend we said goodbye to Erin, our longtime keyboardist and backing vocalist, who has chosen to move on from music (for now, at least) and pursue a new life in Ohio. We have collectively chosen not to attempt to replace her special talents and to move forward as a five-piece band.

     With all that’s gone on, we felt compelled to try something new and (hopefully) exciting for all of our fans. The new ideas we are coming up with for the sound is a paradigm shift for us. Because of that, I briefly flirted with the idea of starting a whole new band, but decided to just shake things up in Blueflowers land and not throw away all we’ve achieved.

    So what should you expect from us going forward? Well, musically we’ve stripped it down, beefed it up, purchased some fuzz pedals, smashed the acoustic guitar (not really, just symbolically), and threw our old cookbook in the trash…that’s about all I want to tell you at the moment; we want to really surprise you folks when the time is right. Our plan is to get into the studio, release our 5th album sometime in 2018, play some shows, and just have a good time.

     Until then, we’ll see you for the first time as Blueflowers on March 2nd for The Hamtramck Music Festival.

Tony Hamera
Feb 2018

Special Performance at Rochester Hills Public Library

Hi friends!  We hope you are having a wonderful 2018, and staying warm and healthy!  Just a quick note to let you know about a special performance coming up that our long time fans will not want to miss.  On Sunday, February 18th, we will be performing a classic Bloofs set at the Rochester Hills Public Library from 2p to 3:30p.  This is a free event in an intimate setting, and seating is limited.  This will also be our last performance with Erin, who is moving out of state very soon to start a new chapter in her life.  We’re definitely going to miss her and those haunting harmonies and keys, but we’re taking the opportunity to start a new chapter too and we’re pretty excited about it. We’ll tell you more about that when it’s time, but for now… we hope to see you at the library on the 18th!

Until Next Time…

Beacon Park Detroit is an absolutely beautiful space and we had a delightful evening last night. Thank you to everyone that joined us and all that were involved in making it so!

It might be a bit before you hear from us again, but we’re not going anywhere! It’s time to see where our new creative energy takes us! We’ll be hunkering down over the next few months writing and recording, so stay tuned for updated from the studio!

In the meantime, our acoustic trio, Kate Hinote & The Disasters, will be playing all of your favorite Bloofs tunes (as well as a few choice covers) around town and elsewhere, and we’ll keep you posted about some of their disastrous adventures.

Until next time, friends! xo

The Blueflowers Return to the Stage June 9th 2017!

After nearly a year off from live shows, The Blueflowers can’t wait to get back to it with a slightly stripped down set at one of the area’s best listening rooms, Trinity House Theatre in Livonia!  Timothy Monger, is fresh off the release of his album, Amber Lantern, and will be starting the evening off with a solo set.

8p / $15

This is an intimate room with limited seating

Our New Digital EP Now Available For FREE Download!

Our new digital EP is now available for FREE download! You can choose MP3, WAV, AIFF, and other high resolution formats! WAV and AIFF formats are uploaded at 24 bit/48 khz!
Please share and play LOUD!

Our Brand New Single is HERE!

We are so excited to share our new song with you!  It’s called “You Won’t Like This Part” and for now you can stream it and get to know it below:

Special thanks to Annette DeLorean for creating some gorgeous cover art to go along with it!

On Friday, May 20th, we will be releasing the single, along with a b-side, for FREE digital download over at Bandcamp, and celebrating the release at New Way Bar in Ferndale, MI, joined by our friends Anthony Retka’s Big Parade, Dormont Police, and Michelle Held.  There’s a $5 cover and doors are at 9p!  It’s one of only two local shows we currently have on the books for this summer, so we hope to see you there!


Kate Receives “Best Singer” Award in Metro Times Best of Detroit 2016

Every year, the Detroit Metro Times releases their giant “Best of Detroit” issue, covering any possible category you can think of from food, bars/clubs, services, retail, sports, media, and of course, arts and entertainment.

This year, we were thrilled to learn that Kate was voted “Best Singer” by Metro Times readers!  The excitement that people have shown over this has been wonderful, so we thought we’d share it here.  In case you don’t snag a copy of this week’s MT, here’s a snapshot of the blurb about it:MT Best of Detroit 2016


Huge thanks to the MT readers and Detroit Metro Times for this unexpected honor!

Checking in…

Hello friends!  After a bit of a hiatus and hibernation, we are back at it!  We had a ton of fun playing Rock City Eatery for our first appearance at The Hamtramck Music Festival earlier this month, and are super proud of our local music scene for putting together such a wildly successful event and with all proceeds going to charity!  The talent, dedication and creativity of the musicians in this town is inspiring, to say the least.

We’ve already got quite a few shows on the books into the Summer, so be sure to check our Shows page if you want to catch us live, but our next full band show is Friday, May 20th, at The New Way in Ferndale!  This will be a special release show (more about that later) with Anthony Retka’s Big Parade and Dormont Police!

Not to worry, though, if you’re itching to hear some Bloofs tunes live, our acoustic trio (now billed as Kate Hinote & The Disasters because they’re the most disastrous of the bunch), has a trio of shows in the next couple of months.  The Disasters can’t wait to share a stage with Julia Stephenson and Michelle Kisner for The Haunted Wood Revue at Corktown Studios.  This is a special event, where the  “rotating cast of acoustic musicians will perform through a cavernous, reverb-soaked production evoking a musical landscape that’s mysterious and classic.”  Thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this year’s HWR performances will be recorded to be released on a compilation album in 2017. This is an early and FREE show.

The trio will also be kicking off The Whitney’s Thursday night music series inside their third floor Ghostbar on April 7th, with two sets at 6:30p and 8p.  Stop by The Whitney in Midtown after work and grab a drink and/or a bite in this gorgeous upscale lounge. No cover.

Stay tuned for further announcements about upcoming shows/events, and be sure to subscribe to our page (on our home page) so that you’re the first to know when we’ve got updates to share!


Our Winter Schedule and Update!

Hello friends!
We just wanted to update everybody on our upcoming shows and events that will be happening this winter. Apart from the live shows, we hope to work on some new music over the course of the winter months, maybe even record something for you. Here’s what we have:

December 3rd @ The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
w/ The Beggars, MPV
Live taping for the Rock900 Show
Showtime @ 9PM, Tickets are $9 in advance

December 5th as part of Noel Night, Detroit, MI
w/ The Blueflowers Acoustic Trio (The Half Bloofs)
Performing at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
Showtime from 5:30 – 8:30PM

December 12th @ The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI
Gangplank Records Holiday Showcase
More info TBA

February 14th @ Rustbelt Market, Ferndale, MI
Winter Acoustic Showcase with
w/ Kate Hinote and the Disasters (The Blueflowers Acoustic Trio)
More info TBA