Chicago native – international soul singer, song-writer and actor – Theo Huff was born to entertain. Theo blends traditional and contemporary Blues/Southern Soul and R and B effortlessly with unforced phrasing and sassy churchiness. Theo’s stage presence combines sexy sensitivity, cocksure flamboyance and a confident command of the stage has captivated his audience since the age of eighteen. It is often said that Theo is a natural born singer and once you hear his soulful voice, you will agree that the Theo Huff Xperience is like none other.
Born July 10, 1988 in Chicago and influenced by his Mississippi born mother and grandmother and his Alabama born father, Theo started at the age of fourteen, when his music teacher Mr. Jimmy Tillman – a professional drummer – took him under his wing, winning local talent shows and preforming at open mic nights. He began his professional career, in 2008 at the age of eighteen, with the musical production That Sensuous Seductive Seventies working with actress/singer Jackie Taylor at the Black Ensemble Theatre. Theo received nominations for best Featured Actor in a Play or Musical and Promising Actor for his role in the musical. Theo returned to the theatrical stage once again in 2018 in another Jackie Taylor Production, “Rick Stone –The Blues Man”, which he once again received acclaim and a nomination for best featured Actor. Theo was also featured in the production of “Why I Don’t Go To Church No More” in 2018. In 2009 Theo was nominated by the Best of Chicago – Music for Best Blues Act.
Tom Marker of WXRT radio praised Theo saying “dynamic combination of talents establishes him as a blues artist on the rise.” It is clear that Theo loves what he does and his desire to be a motivation to the younger generation of artist, to help keep soul-blues music alive, drives him. Theo made his European debut in 2014 preforming at the prestigious Porretta Soul Festival in Porretta, Italy and returning in 2015 and 2016. David Whiteis applauded Theo saying “Theo Huff has yet to reach his 30th birthday, but he’s already garnering an international reputation as a purveyor of the contemporary soul –blues (or Southern Soul) style.”
Theo honed his craft by preforming on stage with and being mentored by such greats as Koko Taylor, Otis Clay, Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites, Bobby Rush, the late great Denise LaSalle, Stan Mosley and working with Benny Latimore and the late great Mel Waiters, who both also wrote and/or produced songs for Theo such as, It’s a Good Thing I Met You and Soul Swing. Learning from many musical giants in the industry and combining many of their best attributes, Theo has developed a unique style of his own. In 2014 he won the Blues Critic Award for Best New Artist and was nominated in 2016 for the National Southern Soul Foundation’s Best Male Artist. Tom Bowser of The Chicago Recordings praised Theo “Theo is good with connecting with his audience. Theo is fun to watch and does a great job of making everyone feel welcome…Theo is the kind of artist whose music appeals also to the elderly long standing fans.”
Theo has found his place in music and is a mirrored reflection of his life at this present time. Theo is a true torch- bearer.
Now is the Time - 2014
The New Beginning – 2016
The festival headliners performing on the main stage at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion over the three days include: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Rhymefest, John Primer and The Real Deal, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, William Bell, Gary Clark Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Theo Huff and the New Agenda Band.
The Heavy Sounds Stax Holiday Revue: Soul, funk and holiday tunes with guests Renaldo Domino, Gina Bloom and Theo Huff. Dec. 21 at FitzGerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn, $15; fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
If you love the blues then you're going to love Rick Stone the Blues Man! Step on in to Ricky's Place, where the drinks are flowing, the dance floor is full and the band never stops. This is Ricky's Place and there is no other Blues Club like it on the planet! Join Ricky and his regulars Dwight Neal, Theo Huff, Rhonda Preston, Cynthia Carter, Kelvin Davis and Lamont 'Harmonic Man' Harris as they tear the house down singing the blues made famous by the greatest blues artists of all time like B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, koko Taylor, Johnnie Taylor, Etta James, Taj Mahal, Fleetwood Mac and Buddy Guy just to name a few
Best Featured Actor in a Play or Musical and Promising Actor Nominee, Theo Huff,, once again graces the stage in a Rena X and Dewleap Production "Why I Don't Go To Church No More" at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy Theatre in Chicago.
"Theo Huff has yet to reach his 30th birthday, but he’s already garnering an international reputation as a purveyor of the contemporary soul-blues (or “southern soul”) style" ~ David Whiiteis (http://rosaslounge.com/event.cfm?id=199283#!prettyphoto[poster]/0/)
" a young soul singer from Chicago named Theodore Huff hit the stage and kicked his set off with a rousing version of Who’s Making Love" -Heikki Suosalo
The R&B Blues Showdown
Guest performances by Stan Mosley, Mo'B, Jessi Terrell
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Sammy Jay's Birthday Bash
The Play "Why I Don't Go To Church No More"
Theo returns to the BET in Rick Stone The Blues Man, now showing through August 26, 2018. If you love the blues then you're going to love Rick Stone the Blues Man! Step on in to Ricky's Place, where the drinks are flowing, the dance floor is full and the band never stops. This is Ricky's Place and there is no other Blues Club like it on the planet!
"Backing up the guys is Theo Huff whose “Members Only,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” “Just Enuff Rope,” and “Down Home Blues” register like earthquakes" ~ Lawrence Bommer, Stage and Cinema
Tickets are available at the Black Ensemble Box Office located at 4450 N. Clark St
Chicago, or online at www.blackensemble.org, or by phone at (773) 769-4451. Tickets are $45 for previews (July 14, 15, 20 and 21); $55 (Thursdays and Saturday matinees) and $65 (Fridays, Saturday evenings and Sundaymatinees). A 10% discount is available for students, seniors, and groups.
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Tickets: $55/$60 @ Gate Gates Open @ Noon
Towanna Murphy's Diamonds & Denim Birthday Bash
Tickets: $15 VIP Table: $50 Ticket Information: 901-601-5009
Battle of the Blues Legends
Atlanta Soul Music Series, Starring J. Red the Nephew (Step Out), Karen Wolfe (Man Enough) and Theo Huff (Soul Swing)
Friday, November 8, 2019
Doors Open at 8PM
ADVANCE TICKET (regular seating): $25
VIP BOOTH SEAT: $35
Music Powered By DJ Uncle Verge
Pre- Christmas Blues Battle
Theo Huff sings Johnny Taylor
Doors open @ 7pm Tickets: $30- Advanced/ $35 @ Door Ticket Info: 708-566-6130
Doors Open At 7pm, Showtime 9pm. Hosted By: Poka Jones, DJ CALIE & DJ VIVACIOUS On 1&2's
A Holiday Extravaganza
Ticket $50/ $55 @ Door Ticket Info: 773-919-3979/773-317-9750 Cash Bar Free Food served @ 7:30pm
PPW "The Godfather of Blues" Birthday" Bash
Doors open @6pm Advanced Tickets $20/ @ Door $25 Table & Ticket Info 318-547-2035
Stage Play " If All Men Were Good, There Would Be No Bad Women"
Theo Huff made his theatrical debut at the age of 14 and you don't want to miss him in Sham Redmond's hit production "If All Men Were Good, There Would Be No Bad Women". Coming to Atlanta on February 1st @ the Atrium. Get your tickets now for dinner and the play. Theo hits the stage again along with recording artist Naycole, Shay Denise, J. RED(Jesse Redmond) and Karen Wolfe( Karen Wolfe Bass)! You don't want to miss this hit play, so grab your your tickets now they are selling fast! Advanced General Admission$25 Advanced General Admission & Dinner $35
Tobacco Road Inc. Presents
Valentine's Day "For the Love of the BLUES" feat. Bobby Rush, Chicago Blues Allstars,Theo Huff and introducing Cristian Cree
VIP Cocktail Hour 5pm-6pm General Admission Doors @ 6pm Showtime @ 7pm
Valet Parking Cash Bar General Admission Open Seating GROUP RATES EMAIL - Events@HWCCChicago.org
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