BREAD and GRAVY
Bread & Gravy is a dynamic musical act from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
The group was formed in 2014 by Stephanie and Jess Doenges.
Stephanie Doenges (lead vocals, guitar and more) was born on the Olympic Peninsula
and spent her childhood on the Georgia Coast where she gained a love for roots music and spirituals. She studied music classically and has performed since
she was a child in a variety of groups and music styles.
"she can be smooth and velvety one moment and then soulfully growling the next... and you feel it...down in your soul." -fan quote-
Jess Doenges (piano, spoken word), originally from New York City, is a versatile, dynamic, high energy, self taught pianist with a big personality and a dry sense of humor. Jess performed, playing solo piano for many years around the Olympic Peninsula and he
MC'd one of the most popular open mics on the Olympic Peninsula at the Buzz in Sequim, WA. Jess is also a talented writer and performer of Spoken Word.
In his piano and poetry performances, he captivates and brings emotion to the surface.
"He'll make you laugh and make you cry and then make you laugh while you're still crying." -fan quote-
Bread & Gravy perform a variety of music styles including (but not limited to) blues, originals, classic rock, standards, americana, contemporary, and even
one disco tune.
"Bread and Gravy seamlessly weaves their way between genres, styles, and tempo. They pull their audience to them with an easy style and riveting vocals that alternately relaxes and excites the listener. They seem to make people happy. And, I can't think of a bigger compliment than that."