Vini and the Demons
In Muddy Waters' song, Deep Down in Florida, he sings about going to Gainesville "...to see some friends of mine." Gainesville is the town where Vini and the Demons came together for their debut performance on October 29, 1999. For the next two years they played the blues; from Miami's Tobacco Road to Fat Matt's Rib Shack in Atlanta. At the beginning of winter in 2001, the Demons relocated as a band to Chicago, like many of their blues heroes did before them.
The Demons vowed a sacred oath to help keep the blues thriving into the 21st century and beyond. Vini and the Demons made this commitment, in part, with the encouragement and blessing of Muddy Waters' daughter Ros, and the legendary Bo Diddley, both supporters and fans of the band.
Since their arrival in Chicago, the Demons were a feature act for two years on rotation at Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater's Reservation Blues. The Demons have played on just about every blues stage in Chicago. Vini and the Demons have shared the stage with Eddie Taylor, Jr., Little Arthur Duncan, Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Bo Diddley, Sharon Lewis, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Jimmy Burns, and many other legendary blues musicians.
With a repertoire of over 70 blues standards and original Demon songs, Vini and the Demons keep their audiences drinking, dancing, and feeling the blues the way it was meant to be experienced.
Vini and the Demons never rehearse or perform until they have had a ritual shot of Jack Daniel's in honor of Robert Johnson, and all the blues musicians who have come before them. The Demons do not play non-smoking venues.
1. Possession Blues
2. I Don't Want You
3. You Go Your Way
4. Please Shake Your Ass For Me
5. I've Got To Be With You Tonight
6. Beautiful Poison
7. Sick Bed Blues
8. Sittin' On Top Of The World
9. I Don't Want To Go To Heaven
10. Blues For The Android