Blue Helix is: Sami Chohfi (Vocals) Rodrigo Accurcio (Guitar) Arman Birang (Guitar) Marco Bicca (Drums) Wolf (Bass)
Blue Helix is an independent Rock band from Washington State and Sao Paulo, Brazil formed in 2008. Following the hallowed footsteps of the 90's movement, their music is a perfect blend of melodic rock and powerful heavy grunge, on the cutting edge of modern rock with a unique potent blend of its many sub-genres. They are the winners of the 2015 Puget Sound Battle of the bands as well as recipients of multiple music video awards for their 2016 release of the Aliens Official Music Video. Thriving on the energies and individual personalities of each member, Blue Helix reigns as a tribute both to its members' lives and to their vision.
What would you say that your band has to offer that is different from what is out there?
We blend many different styles of Rock. From Hard Rock to melodic Grunge, we blend acoustic guitars, violin, and other unique sounds to give our music a little more color. Our vocalist, Sami, also uses a dual microphone technique. We strive to connect with people of all ages, not only in our music, but our live performance.
What would you say is the essence behind your band?
Making sure everything we do is genuine to who we are as people.
This week we talk with Sami Chohfi, the lead singer of Blue Helix, is Bills eye doctor a dick or just honest? apparently FL is under attack, is Elvis cooler than Prince? and Bill ends up all alone, mad and pantless at the end of the show.
My first run through of the Video, cuffed me emotionally and stunned my musical sentimentalities more so than any I can remember. The fluidity achieved combining innumerable elements musically, acoustically and melodically dimes out a synergistic, profound and incomparable video, with elite cinematography and production. This music is powerful, pure and full of "Lived it."
Blue Helix knows no inhibition while creating and has the Hard Rock foundation of the 1970s, and into the mid 1990s. This Band stands alone in melodic laden rain with drops I have never heard. The songwriting erupts from many emotions lived, properly unrestrained. The song is then modulated into a reflective story.
This is one of the most impeccably produced videos I have reviewed, with a perfect level of complexity. It is full of rare skill and incredible imagination. That being said, you may fall into a very cathartic place and a story of your own, from beautiful lyrics, and a video able to make you feel as the Band intends.
The Lead Vocal/Guitarist, Sami Chohfi owns his voice truthfully and beyond comparison in so many ways and is one with his guitar. His voice is full of soul and evokes emotions of pain, empathy and hope. He is mysteriously able to make you feel as he does, rarely so amongst Vocalists.
The Aliens music video is absolutely brilliant. This is an audacious and incredibly detail-honed Band that contrarily shares Hard Rock, from a place of no repression and creation-without lenses as its root, as real Music should be!
Blue Helix rock! Great vocals, and music that stays in your head, great hard tracks and heartfelt ballads that bring the listener into a place where the music is. Sami Chohfi of Blue Helix gave us this excellent interview with great info and insight. Thanks very much Sami.
Rob from the Seattle Rock band Fluffer interviews Sami from Blue Helix, a rock band which hails from Seattle.
The Pride of Puyallup is Sami Chohfi of Blue Helix!! We delve into new music he is creating, possible tour plans, the Concert March 3rd opening up for one of the most accomplished guitarist in the UNIVERSE John 5, and we even talk about Yoga and Norwegian Death Metal...an hour of insight that must be heard!! On a scale of 1-10 this interview is a 17, and you should be prepared to find out Sami's other passions. He is a gentleman, a poet, and one of my newest musical confidants.
The state of Washington has birthed some of the greatest music of the late 20th century. Keeping that legacy alive is Alternative Rock band Blue Helix! Frontman Sami Chohfi epitomizes the title of their most recent album “Tale of Two Halves”, as he’s as much philosopher of life as he is a talented musical artist. With every song having deep meaning, “Aliens” touches on elements of our being we hold most dear. Take nothing for granted. In this interview, Sami breaks down the true meaning of “Aliens” for Rock Titan TV Scotty J and much more!
Today’s musical offering is a band called Blue Helix that hails from Puyallup. Today’s band, although clearly influenced heavily by all the great bands that have come out of the northwest, isn’t stuck in 1994. They do a great job of grabbing little bits and piece of grunge, mixing it with alternative rock and arena-sized power ballads and have developed their own sound. Over the last 8 years they have been together, they have honed their sound, grown their fanbase and their radio friendly sound is finding its way to the airwaves. With the amount of press they are getting and the radio airplay as well, 2017 looks to be a monster year for the band and we’ll be keeping an eye on them.
In the first week of November 2016 I was privilaged to have a chat with Sami Chohfi. Please find the edited chat mixed with music as it was played on my weekly live radio show, Wardys Seattle & Beyond.
On this episode the guys talk to Sami Chohfi from the band Blue Helix. Blue Helix is a local alternative rock band that Sami formed in 2008. Their latest record, “A Tale of Two Halves” was released in 2014. The band does an amazing job playing live, something that they strive for. Sami said it all when he said: “If you can’t do it live don’t do it on the record.” They are the winners of the 2015 Puget Sound Battle of the Bands.
The show kicks off with Sami explaining how the band came together in 2008, building a recording studio, how he learned about recording with other engineers, and putting out his first record. He talks about playing full time, being a music teacher, in addition to how he taught himself to play the guitar and writing his own music.
Talk then turns to Sami discussing what his back up quest would be if he didn’t play music, which is playing in the NFL. He then talks about the other two members of the band, the move from a four person band to a three piece band, incorporating backing tracks, and future plans as the band continues to grow.
At the halfway point the guys ask Sami’s opinion on a venues responsibility and an artist’s responsibility for promotion of the event. Sami explains that unlike most bands, they themselves promote their band via social media, where most bands are burnt out on self-promotion and they expect the venues/promoters to do most of it.
Next they dive into discussion of the two years it took to make the “Aliens” video and what they went through for the planning and permits that were needed to make it happen. He explains working with Touch or Not Productions to turn his vision into a reality. (You can view the video here.) Sami then talks about the trip with his wife to Africa, the video he recorded there, and what local tribe members have to do before getting married.
This episode comes to and end with them chatting about where people can find the band online, the importance of making a video with metaphors in it, their show on October 22nd, and the significance of getting feedback from their fans.
Thank Sami for joining the guys on this episode and you’re insightful look into the life of a musician.
Blue Helix’s “Aliens” has a tender, cinematic quality to it. Tender articulate lyrics serve as the beating heart of the sound. Attention to detail is impeccable as the sound grows into a cascading rush of sound.
Aliens is the best love ballard in the past 29 years. Since Whitesnake's Is this love. The video is highly professional, excellent production, great effects, full of feeling, with a lump in the throat at the end, especially with the shell. Brilliant touch. Yes I'll admit now I'm an unashamed fan.
Interview: WCR247 interviews BLUE HELIX with Sami Chohfi
The Blue Helix Album, 'Tale of Two Halves' supersedes a powerful impact in overcoming the physical, as well as musical boundaries and obstacles, in life itself, regarding the Independent Music Scene, while climbing the ladder of selfless, exploratory new rock, embracing compassion with positive and negative life events, as a whole.
Review: Indie Music LIVE! 37 — Ryan Baker, Ganxta Choice, Blue Helix
In this episode we are talking about our new project in the world of #VirtualReality #MusicPlacements for #IndieMusicians. We're WAY EXCITED to be working in conjunction with Ryan Anderson Bell and VRScout to find the right #IndieMusic for their productions! To learn about the submission process please visit our website. Not only will the winners of this new exciting contest get their music placed in a full #VR production but they'll also win a set of VR Goggles! WHOA!
Starting out the music is Ganxta Choice w/ his track "Family." David Werba really likes the song and explains why. Also played in this episode is rockers BLUE HELIX w/ their song "Runaways."
Blue Helix, a hard rock / grunge band based out of Puyallup, is made up of Sami Chohfi (guitars/vocals), Juan Carrion Jr. (bass), and Noah Phipps (drums). The band premiered the video for their single “Aliens,” taken from their album Tale of Two Halves at the Columbia City Theater on Friday July 1.
Chohfi welcomed everyone who came out on a lovely summer evening to witness the premiere of their video for “Aliens.” He described the video “as a love story about the final moments on earth of a dying man who accepts death through a love that transcends life.” Chohfi also talked about how much planning and editing the entire process required and that, as he put it, was more challenging than recording an entire record.
Chohfi then introduced Asher Vast, Kevin Preston, and Amy Greenwood, who collectively make up the team at the video production services company Tetraknot. They went on to describe in more detail the process of shooting, the details put into the visual effects and working with the actors in the video as well as the band. Vast also discussed shooting parts of the video at Deception Pass and the Quinault Indian Reservation in particular, which required special permission in order to shoot along its beaches.
After a short question and answer session with the band and Tetraknot, Blue Helix hit the stage, opening with “Masters of War” and going right into “Abuse” and “Escape.” The band were then joined onstage by guitarist Skye Warden and Amy Daves on violin. They then cranked out “Six8,” “I Believe,” “They Say,” and the crowd favorite, “Runaways.”
Getting the evening started was Skye Warden’s new solo project and rounding out the evening was Asterhouse.
Review: Blue Helix Aliens Music Video Premiere Party
On July 1st, 2016 I had the opportunity to spend a lovely night out with the lady. We went to Blue Helix's video premiere party for their music video "Aliens".
The venue was Columbia City Theater in South Seattle. As we walked in, the place was just packed. Sami of Blue Helix and his team had put together one hell of an event, to say the least.
Opening Band was Sky Warden. They played a good handful of songs along with a cover. They did a wonderful job getting the energy up for the Music Video Premiere.
Aliens itself is a very good video to watch. In my opinion, I'd certainly say its deep. Love is a powerful thing and Aliens really encompasses how powerful it can be. Tetraknot really got my attention on the Visual effects as well. Locations are beautiful and the actors were great looking and did a fantastic job as well.
After a teary eyed audience had finished cheering, there was a Q&A segment which was a very nice touch.
Blue Helix then kicked it up a notch and had a Solid Set. Crowd was going nuts, people were having a blast. By far their best performance that I have personally seen.
Sami then gave one hell of an introduction to a band called Aster House. Aster House is a Drum fronted Noise band that simply kicks ass. Aster House really brings originality to the stage, whether with their songs, or their Duelling Guitar/Drum.
Overall Sami, his team, and Blue Helix did a fantastic job. Best Premiere party I have seen so far! Simply put, KICK ASS!
We will also be talking to Sami Cholfi, lead singer of the band Blue Helix. Blue Helix is a Washington State band on the cutting edge of modern rock with a uniquely potent blend of the core genre and its many sub-genres.
Interview: Thrash Zone with Rane Stone of Klover Jane and Sami Chohfi & Juan Carrion Jr. of Blue Helix
By Billy Boldt
THIS WEEK ON THRASH ZONE FREE, LIVE, AND UNCENSORED! At Lightning Boldt Studio in Tacoma, Washington: PLAYING A LIVE ACOUSTIC SET!!!! Sami Chohfi & Juan Carrion Jr. of Blue Helix (Puyallup, Washington) and joining us via phone: Rane Stone of Klover Jane (Seattle, Washington) And of course we have the playlist from Hell featuring the BEST of Thrash bands WORLDWIDE! All on one mind blowing show that is so metal even YOU will wreck your neck from its intensity! Crank this episode up because if your neighbors can't hear it...Its not loud enough! Only on KOUV Radio based in Vancouver & Tacoma, Washington www.KOUVradio.com by Wayne Rippn Roche & Billy Boldt.
In an age where the radio has basically played the same bands for the last decade... It's time for some new blood to join the fold. That's where Washington's Blue Helix comes in.
Meeting somewhere between 90's alternative rock ala Candlebox and Collective Soul and a lighter Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin - Blue Helix is the perfect recipe for cruising along down the road and turning up the volume and just jamming out.
The vocals drive much of the songs and for good reason. There's plenty of focus on big melodies and choruses and the lyrics. At times you may feel like you're listening to David Draiman or Myles Kennedy on vocals but I assure you, it's Sami Chohfi letting loose with his pipes.
Interview: Thrash Zone w/ Doll Skin, Blue Helix, Under Sin, Hellbelly, Six Gun Quota, Boneshaker, Gary Rutan
By Billy Bold
THIS WEEK AT LIGHTNING BOLDT STUDIO! Sami Chohfi, Cicero Fortier, Juan Carrion Jr. of Blue Helix will perform a LIVE 6 song acoustic set!!! (Puyallup, Washington) Sydney Dolezal, Alex Snowden, Nicole Rich, Meghan Shea Herring of Doll Skin with a LIVE acoustic 2 song set! (Phoenix, Arizona) Steven Evans of Six Gun Quota (Kennewick, Washington) Brian Sparhawk & Eric Breding of Hellbelly (Olympia, Washington) Steven James, Aaron Burckhard, Jeffrey Sphinx Walker of Under Sin perform one song LIVE on acoustic! (Tacoma, Washington) Troy Alexander of Boneshaker (Olympia, Washington) Promoter Gary Rutan of GFR Productions makes a huge announcement on GFR's first show of the year! (Auburn, Washington)
I hadn’t heard of Blue Helix until last week, but wooo boy, they made an impression with this tune! This four-piece indie rock band formed in 2008 and is based in Washington State. They’re influenced by the the grunge scene of the 1990s, and blend that influence with a twist of melodic rock, hard rock, and just an all around powerful, heavy vibe.
‘Tale of Two Halves’ is a very impressive album: I highly recommend checking that out as well.
Interview: Exposed Vocals catches an exclusive with Blue Helix
Well-known for their powerful and compelling live performance, Blue Helix indulges their audience with genuine passion and true showmanship.
Exposed Vocals: Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?
Sami: The acoustic guitar in hand, usually inspires my songs. Inspiration comes unexpected. I am grateful for it when it happens. For example, once I was flying back from a gig in Spokane, the plane’s wing dropped, people were screaming and we were all terrified. Thankfully we survived. That experience inspired “This Tragedy”.
Interview: Sami Chohfi – Blue Helix, Teaching and STP
Sami Chohfi, the lead vocalist of Blue Helix sat down for a phone interview with Creative Control. Chohfi shed light on his past, his Grunge rock influences, and provided some enlightening details on the band and its creative process.
CC: I read on Facebook that you tried out to be the lead singer of STP.
Sami: Right, that’s correct, they’re holding open auditions and I submitted two songs and by March 7th, they’re going to basically go through the next process of choosing, I think, 10 or however many they choose to meet in person. Whoever they pick. Obviously it would be a dream come true to sing with a band like that. To be able to front the Stone Temple Pilots in front of those massive crowds, which is something I’ve dreamt about doing my whole life with my own band.
The four-piece indie rock band based out of Washington State, Blue Helix, is an unique and honest mix of hard rock, acoustic melodies, and lyrical quality. The avant-garde band produces a hooking set of guitars, violins, piano and modern electric guitar sounds. Their pounding drums and heart-pumping chords are balanced and truthful, leaving any rock junkie satisfied.
Frontman and songwriter Sami Chohfi is a cutting edge performer who polished Blue Helix’s latest 11-track album, “A Tale of Two Halves.” The album is a compelling work of genuine instrumentation and soft to vigorous soundscapes. Along with Chohfi is lead guitarist Cicero, bassist JC, and drummer Jebbadiah, making the dynamic complete.
If you think long and hard about it, is there any other place in the U.S. with a more prestigious history of alternative rock than the state of Washington? In the ‘90s, the revered Grunge genre sprang forth and gave the world some its most unforgettable acts. The state produced Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Mudhoney, and a seemingly endless list of other bands.
At the present time, Washington continues to deliver great music. [...] Another act worth mentioning is Blue Helix from Puyallup, a small town southeast of Tacoma. This band is a group of four guys from different backgrounds that have come together to make music, inspired by the Grunge-era bands which dominated their home turf years earlier.
Review: Local Rock Band Blue Helix Opens for Saving Abel
On Jan. 17th, nationally acclaimed rock band, Saving Abel, performed live at Jazzbones in Tacoma. Blue Helix, an up-and-coming rock group based out of Puyallup, opened for the show. Lead singer/songwriter Sami Chohfi gives the scoop on his latest album, Tale of Two Halves.
Tale of Two Halves features eleven tracks—about half of which are softer, acoustic melodies, while the other half are more of a hard rock style. Personally, I find that the best songs on the album are “Carry Me” and “Wolves”—both of which are in the softer, acoustic realm. It’s not that I prefer soft rock (I overall lean more towards hard rock) but I find that these two songs in particular have a lyrical quality to them that is unparalleled by any of the other songs on the album.
Nevertheless, I must digress. After all, if every single song was a sentimental ballad, it would be overkill. One of my favorite things about Blue Helix is that Chohfi does an excellent job of counterbalancing softer melodies with songs that feature plenty of the hard rock thrashing that we all love. “Bullets” is by far the best hard rock song on the album, with plenty of electric guitar, heavy bass, and pounding drums to satisfy any rock-a-holic.
Interview: First cab off the rank and ready to face the back 9 is Sami Chohfi (Guitar/Vocalist) - Blue Helix
Seattle & Beyond is a weekly radio programme produced in South Australia and airs live 6-8pm Saturdays on radio wowfm 100.5 (5wow) focusing on Grunge, Alternative rock and the "Seattle Sound" from the '80s 'til today.
Q - Biggest live show to date and were you nervous or stressed out? A – 2015 Puget Sound Battle of the Bands Finale which we won. And no. I'm never nervous, just extremely stressed. Having to deal with gear, parking, loading and unloading and all that comes with being in a band.
Q - What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous? A – Remember that you are your worst critic, and the people watching you wish they were the ones with the courage to be up there.
Interview: Blue Helix Singer Sami Chohfi Sees a Melodic Future
Recently, I sat down with Sami Chohfi, lead singer and guitarist of self-described melodic rock band Blue Helix. While reviewing their album Tale of Two Halves in a previous article, I was struck by how genuine and vibrant their music was. What followed was a great discussion of the band’s development from its beginnings, as well as some optimistic predictions for the future... Click here to read the full interview
"Our music is unapologetically honest, and that’s what sets us apart from a lot of other bands. It has some very good, catchy commercial elements to it without being over the top. I know Blue Helix is going to do well because we’re getting better as songwriters."
Review: Blue Helix Brings Fire to Metal
A Washington state band, Blue Helix, is polishing off their musical roots with an album that ventures into the rock and metal genres from recent decades. Described by their main songwriter as “hard rock and acoustic music mainly stemming from the ‘grunge’ era in Seattle,” Blue Helix embrace a style that pulls no punches... Click here to read the full review
Blue Helix comes highly recommended. Their kinds of forthright attitudes and musical virtuosity are both refreshing and, at times, undervalued. Their work reflects not only a passion for their music, but for life and thought in general. That kind of approach is admirable, even aside from talent.
Anti-Social Butterfly Album and Music Video Release Party!
Fox 28 Morning Show
Dec, 15 08:00 AM
Blue Helix will perform Live and Unplugged on Fox 28 Spokane
Jan, 03 08:00 PM
5213 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Jan, 24 08:00 PM
5219 Pacific Hwy E
Club Galaxy at The Muckleshoot Casino
Jul, 15 09:00 PM
2402 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA
2015 Battle of the Bands
Club Galaxy at The Muckleshoot Casino
Jul, 31 09:00 PM
2402 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA
’15 PUGET SOUND BATTLE OF THE BANDS WINNERS
Aug, 14 08:00 PM
6006 12th Ave S
Blue Helix is headlining the show at the Mix August 14th in seattle. Bands include Clear the Chaos, Oceans and Enemies, and Suncrow. Blue Helix will play at the Witching hour.
The Y Sports Bar & Grill
Aug, 15 08:00 PM
19306 Mountain Hwy E
The Y Sports Bar & Grill
Sep, 26 08:00 PM
19306 Mountain Hwy E
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle
Nov, 13 08:00 PM
16 Pike Street
The 4th Avenue Tavern
Nov, 28 09:00 PM
Blue Helix Live in Olympia at The 4th Ave Tavern at 10pm With Asterhouse 9pm And Zombie Jihad 11pm. Both these bands we are playing with are really great, we promise. This is a great night of music. 21+ with i.d
The Flights Pub
Dec, 05 08:00 PM
7601 Evergreen Way
Blue Helix Live at The Flights Pub with Sin Circus
Jan, 17 08:00 PM
2803 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA
Blue Helix first show of 2016, with Saving Abel, Kirra and ArtrA. Doors open at 6pm and shows start at 8pm, ending at 11:59pm. 21+ with i.d.
KGRG 89.9 FM
Feb, 12 07:00 PM
Blue Helix is playing live and hanging with T2 on the air on KGRG 89.9 FM on February 12th starting at 7pm. Well be answering questions by Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BlueHelixMusic/ and Twitter @bluehelixmusic and taking phone calls. It should be a ton of fun!
Thorium at the South Hill Mall
Feb, 13 06:00 PM
3500 S Meridian #440
All acoustic set with special guests Amy Daves and Valesska Ferris. All ages / free admission.
The Amplify Project is a nonprofit, always all-ages, benefit music venue that seeks to have a positive impact on the community by fundraising for a music summer camp for kids from low-income families through our partnership with the West Seattle School of Rock, by helping to promote local artists by helping them gain exposure and experience, and by providing our community with a fun, safe place to be on a Saturday night! Personally, I'm really excited to be able to help kids get involved in music, as music has changed my life and shaped who I am! All of the money raised at these shows goes towards this camp so that we can put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise might not have the chance to play music
Sep, 10 09:00 PM
645 Northwest 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Blue Helix with Ten Miles Wide, Megafauna and Crystal Desert.
KGRG 2016 Fall Pledge Drive Show
Oct, 22 06:00 PM
Green River College – Mel Lindbloom Student Union Building 12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092 United States
KGRG FM & KGRG1 Presents:
The 2016 Fall Pledge Drive Show
Featuring: Blue Helix Marsalis Acid Teeth Stolen Society Southworth
$10 At Door Doors 5:30 PM/Show 6:00 PM Show will be in the new student union building on the green river campus
Louie G's Pizza
Mar, 03 08:00 PM
5219 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, Washington 98424
JOHN 5 and The Creatures with special guests: Mechanism Blue Helix
Join us for the Gold Hope 2017 with Stereo Bones, The Navins & Blue Helix!
In conjunction with Stemgenex and in collaboration with Event Experience, Gold Hope 2017 is a benefit concert to raise money so that people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis have access to an Adipose Autologous Mesenchymal stem cell treatment study - a minimally invasive treatment that uses the patients' own stem cells and has shown to substantially increase the quality of life for those who suffer from MS. We have 7 recipients from all across America, and have had people from all over the world reach out to us.