The Blue Plate Specials (BPS) join legends Dibbs Preston and The Rockats, Charlie Gracie, and Robert Gordon on Lancaster, PA-based Lanark Records. BPS recorded "Servin' It Up!" their first full-length album with the Lanark family in September, 2014, and it was a scorcher! They are a 5-piece Jump/Swing/Blues/Rockin'/Roots band with smokin' tunes and tight arrangements that hit the ground running, hold the corners, stop on a dime and give 9 cents change. When BPS hits the stage the party starts and the joint jumps until closing time.

" style of roadhouse boogie ...mixing up classic jump blues and vintage Chicago blues sounds, delivering a horn-infused attack that's suitable for both dancing and drinking. Featuring tunes like 'Whiskey Costs Money,' 'Heartache and Cigarettes,' 'I Need a Car,' and 'Blue Plate Boogie,' 'Servin' It Up!' documents the
Blue Plate Specials' live sound with hip-shaking accuracy and a powerful sense of good, not-too-clean fun."
  --Mark Deming, All Music

"The only problem you'll have is not being able to put it down once you get a taste of it."
  --Grant Britt, No Depression Magazine

The Blue Plate Specials are:

  • Charlie Frey - Guitar & Vocals
  • Walter Beier - Tenor & Baritone Saxes, Clarinet, Flute
  • Frank Hosking - Keys
  • Brad Haberle - Bass & Vocals
  • Mark Cubranich - Drums

If you are interested in bringing the party to your venue or event, please call Charlie at (610) 906-6254 or email at

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Blue Plate Specials were international superstars for 43 seconds on NPR's CarTalk.
It was this show, # 1153 titled "That Car Needs a Fin" and it available for listening via podcast on their website