The Blue Plate Specials have just joined legends Dibbs Preston and The Rockats; Charlie Gracie; and Robert Gordon on Lancaster, PA-based Lanark Records. The Blue Plate Specials recorded their first full- length album with the Lanark family in September, 2014, and it's a scorcher! BPS is 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 they hit the stage the party starts and the joint jumps until closing time.

Charlie does the songwriting and is out front with vocals and guitar. He loves to interact with the crowd and never fails to get them dancing and make them a part of the show. When The Blue Plate Specials serve it up, adult beverages is consumed, commandments is broke, babies is conceived and a rockin’ time is had by all.

The Blue Plate Specials are:

  • Charlie Frey - Guitar & Vocals
  • Walt Beier - Tenor & Baritone Saxes, Clarinet, Flute
  • Alan Sheltzer - Keys
  • Brad Haberle - Bass & Vocals
  • Larry Hinkel - Drums
  • Nerissa Wolfson - Vocals

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