Times of Acadiana "Best of" Winner

WHO IS ALLIGATOR BLUE?

FOUNDED IN 2014, THESE SOUTH LOUISIANA NATIVES TAKE A DIFFERENT APPROACH AT LOUISIANA STYLE MUSIC. BASED IN ALTERNATIVE, FOLK, ROCK, BLUES, ZYDECO, SWAMP POP, AND TRADITIONAL CAJUN MUSIC, THEY OFFER A DIFFERENT MORE EXCITING FLAVOR TO EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH.  VOTED AS A TIMES OF ACADIANA " BEST OF " WINNER FOR 2018 AND 2019 BY THEIR FANS, ALLIGATOR BLUE TAKES FAN APPRECIATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  IT'S MADE THEM ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER ACTS IN SOUTH LOUISIANA.  IT'S SAID IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY THAT SEEING A BAND LIVE WILL DO ONE OF TWO THINGS FOR YOU: YOU'LL EITHER RECOGNIZE THE FRAUD OR YOU'LL FEEL THE LOVE.  WITH ALLIGATOR BLUE IT'S ALWAYS THE LATTER.   SO IF A PARTY BAND IS WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, LOOK NO FARTHER.  THIS IS THE BAND FOR YOU!  WITH A REPERTOIRE OF OVER 1000 COVER SONGS IN MULTIPLE GENRES AND A RAPIDLY GROWING CATALOG OF ORIGINAL MUSIC, THERE'S NOT MUCH THEY CAN'T HANDLE.  

ALLIGATOR BLUE

BRIAN MARCEAUX

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BRIAN MARCEAUX - AKA " MR ALLIGATOR BLUE " THE FOUNDER OF ALLIGATOR BLUE IS A COMPLETELY SELF TAUGHT VOCALIST, ACCORDIONIST, AND GUITAR PLAYER. BEING OF A NON TRADITIONALLY SCHOOLED MUSICAL MIND, HE BRINGS A FRESH NEW APPROACH TO EVERYTHING HE DOES. WHETHER IT'S BEING ALLIGATOR BLUE'S CEO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OR THEIR LEAD ROADIE, THIS GO-GETTER WILL ALWAYS BE SMILING AND GIVING IT HIS ALL.

RAPHAEL "Josh" HIGGINBOTHAM

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   RAPHAEL "JOSH" HIGGINBOTHAM  - AKA    " THE MAESTRO ", ALLIGATOR BLUE'S LEAD SINGER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER, PRODUCER, AND MULT-INSTRUMENTALIST, LEADS THESE BOYS THRU EVERY NOTE OF EVERY SONG WITH THE BATTLE WISE CONFIDENCE OF A 5 STAR GENERAL. ALL WHILE DELIVERING SOME OF THE MOST SOULFUL AND HEARTFELT LYRICS AND MELODIES EVER HEARD COMING OUT OF CAJUN COUNTRY. 

TYLER "BASSMAN" RAYON

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TYLER "BASSMAN" RAYON - WAS PLAYING CAJUN ACCORDION WAY BEFORE HE COULD RIDE A BIKE OR EVEN SPELL HIS NAME AND IT SHOWS. THIS CAJUN ACCORDION PRODIGY IS A 3 TIME (2017-19) " CAJUN ACCORDION SHOOTOUT " GRAND CHAMPION. HE'S ALSO A SELF TAUGHT MULT-INSTRUMENTALIST AND MUSIC PRODUCER. YOU CAN CATCH HIM HOLDING DOWN THE BASS IN ALLIGATOR BLUE LIKE IT OWES HIM MONEY.

CHUCK MANUEL

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CHUCK MANUEL - A GUITAR SHREDDING MONSTER, THAT BRINGS A PASSION FOR BIG TUBE AMPS AND PRETTY STRATACASTER GUITARS, WITH 40 PLUS YEARS OF STRING BENDING LEAD GUITAR PLAYING EXCELLENT TO EVERY SHOW. HE'S SEEN IT ALL AND HE AIN'T SCARED OF NONE OF IT.


GARY "CHUBBY" SONNIER

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GARY " CHUBBY " SONNIER - SPEAKS SOFTY BUT HE CARRYS A BAG FULL OF BIG STICKS AND HE ALSO KEEPS TIME BETTER THAN A BRAND NEW ROLEX. A SEASONED DRUMMER AND PERCUSSIONIST WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF STAGE TIME UNDER HIS BELT, THIS DUDE CAN ROCK A KIT LIKE NO OTHER! 

KRISTIE MARCEAUX

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KRISTIE MARCEAUX - COULD EASILY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE TO THIS WHOLE ENTIRE PIE. WITHOUT HER COUNTLESS HOURS SPENT WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES, THERE'S NO WAY THESE BOYS WOULD HAVE THE TIME, SPACE, ENERGY, OR THE CREATIVE FREEDOM TO DO A FRACTION OF WORK THEY GET DONE.