Giavana Neff, Jim Neff, Rick de la Torre and former band member, David Thompson, came together as friends and formed the band Dave's Kitchen in 2013. They were musically from different backgrounds but settled on playing the Blues, a style they all love. They officially changed their name to Blues Kitchen San Diego in 2017 when David Thompson had to have hand surgery and decided not to rejoin the band.
Giavana Neff is a gifted, versatile and passionate lead vocalist. She adapts her unique style to send powerful and punchy lyrics from the front line. Controlling diverse styles from blues and standard ballads to Country, Motown, Blues and Rock, she is becoming one of San Diego's most tempered vocal professionals.
Jim Neff plays a compelling lead guitar that engages the bands bluesy style. He provides a dynamic rhythm along with creative improvised leads.
Bud Bonamo provides a sturdy bass for the band and locks tight with Rick de la Torre's solid and enthusiastic drumming.
Bass player, David Thompson, moved on to a new project in 2017. We wish him nothing but success in his new endeavors.