Code Blue

Code Blue has been playing clubs, restaurants, and Blues festivals since Spring, 2006. Primarily a Blues band emphasizing original and traditional music of the genre, Code Blue also mixes in some classic and original R&B and swing.

Catya wrote her first song at the age of eight. She began performing professionally in her early 20s, and worked in clubs throughout New England, the Southwest, and Northern California before moving to Wisconsin. In the Greater Upper Mississippi Valley area, Catya has gigged with Howard Luedtke, Davey J and The Jones Tones, The Sue Orfield Band, The Lucy Creek Blues Band, Tim Caswell, Poppy Moeller, Joe T. Cook & The Longshots, R4, and, of course, Catya’s Trio and Code Blue.

Sue Orfield plays the tenor saxophone with the whimsy of Sonny Rollins, the passion of Kurt Cobain, the soul of Bill Withers, and the joy of Ella Fitzgerald. Along with a compelling mastery of her instrument, Sue brings to the stage a powerful presence and joy of all things musical. Sue has played with many musical greats over the year, including Bo Diddley, Bobby McFerrin, The Indigo Girls, Ann Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ivan Neville, Jo Dee Messina, and others.

Randy Sinz first started playing bass at the age of 12 in his father’s band, Jerry Sinz and his Dairyland Ranchhands. After touring the United States in the 70s, Randy settled in Western Wisconsin, singing and playing bass with a number of popular groups including The Cadillac Cowboys, Tequila Sage, and Southern Serenade. Today, Randy performs with Catya’s Trio, The Sue Orfield Band, and myriad other projects.

John LeBrun got his first pair of drumsticks in 1969 and his first gig in 1974. Over the past 10 years, John has performed with numerous bands including The Jones Tones, Lucy Creek Blues Band, Howard Luedtke, Catya’s Combo, Tracy Landis, TSR, Riverstone, HGT, and, of course, Code Blue. You may have seen John performing with many other musicians in the Chippewa Valley, because he seldom turns down a chance to pound some drums.
            Luke Fischer joins Code Blue on lead guitar and vocals. His influences range from Nine Inch Nails to Blind Willie McTell. Fischer has played with Billy Angell’s Last Waltz tribute, in Pine Hollow Audio’s Motown and 60s tributes, in a duo with Catya, and in his own band, Lucas K. and The Cool Hand Saints. Currently, he plays in Looking Glass Down, AcoustiHoo, and The Rhythm Posse.

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