Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band - Gaetano Letizia - Leader, Guitar & Vocals, Larry Kellery - Bass Guitar, Mike D'Elia - Drums & Vocals

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Formed in 2010 by guitarist/composer Gaetano Letizia to play a style of progressive blues that combines it with funk, rock, jazz and soul. Desiring to stand on the shoulders of the blues greats, the band strives to produce creative, new blues music that honors and expands their great tradition. The group has a core of three veterans (Gaetano Letizia, Larry Keller, Mike D’Elia) and an extended family of feature artists that join in when needed.

The UWB will release its first CD, “Voodoo Doll & Other Blues Lessons” in the fall of 2013.

Gaetano Letizia, Guitar & Vocals*

  • 40 year veteran of the US music scene with blues and jazz performances in LA, NYC, Europe and Asia. With ten albums to his credit and glowing revues in Downbeat and Guitar Player magazines, Gaetano now performs and teaches throughout the US.

Mike D’Elia, Drums & Vocals*

  • Playing professionally since age 13, Mike is the “go to” blues and R&B drummer in Cleveland. Mike is in heavy demand by many bands and venues in the area, able to play and sing all the tunes including his own compositions.

Larry Keller, Electric Bass & Vocals*

  • Respected for decades by Northern Ohio blues, funk and soul musicians as one of the finest bassists in the Midwest. Larry holds down the bottom end for many of the area’s best blues, rock and soul bands. Larry’s style combines the best of the old school R&B players with all the energy of today’s new school blues rock bassists.

*Contact info: 440-708-2391  See us on  Facebook, YouTube, Sonicbids

Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band Description & Vital Information

Quick Description:

Fun, audience friendly, danceable, blues show band, great for clubs and concerts.


Genres: Blues, Funk, Rock & Soul

Sounds Like: Eric Clapton mixed with R&B, very danceable and audience friendly.

Band Size: Trio up to Sextet (depending on venue and budget)

Currently Playing At:

The Water Street Tavern – Kent, Ohio

The Patio – Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Novaks on High – Columbus, Ohio

Solon Freeway Lanes – Solon, Ohio

Recent Concerts/Club Dates:

Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest

City of Orrville Summer Concert Series

Bainbridge Ox Roast

Blossom Time Festival – Chagrin Falls

Memphis Blues Competition – Cleveland Blues Society Runner-ups

Bluesberry Festival – Mustard Seed Market

WNWV “The Wave” Blues Night at Opus Nightclub -  Cleveland, Ohio

Wade Oval Wednesdays – Cleveland, Ohio

Big Time Sports Show AM 1350 - Canton, Ohio

Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference – Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Asphalt Conference

American Society of  Landscape Architects Annual Conference – Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Stormwater Conference – Columbus, Ohio


Contact:  Gaetano (Tom) Letizia  440-668-1772     Website:

See and hear us on:  Sonic Bids, Facebook, YouTube

See Us Live

  • 07/08/2017
    Edison's Pub - Cleveland,
  • 07/27/2017
    Concord Township Pavilion - ,
  • 07/28/2017
    Sassy's - Twinsburg, Ohio
  • 08/04/2017
    Wilbert's - Cleveland, OH
  • 08/05/2017
    Grace Christian Church - Parma,

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