NEWS IN 2020:


14.01.2020

 

A musical highlight not to be missed !!

 

The brand new show "BLUEBERRY HILL" is a unique in Europe and sparkling homage to the legendary king of New Orleans sounds and rock 'n roll.

 

Fats Domino, from New Orleans, made his first hit in 1949 and was one of the founders of Rock'n'Roll. He is regarded as a pioneer, has sold millions of records and landed hits on the pop and R'n'B charts.

 

The big Fats Domino Tribute Show #"BLUEBERRY HILL is back in Germany!

 

'BLUEBERRY HILL' - is an explosive musical spectacle of fire, virtuosity and humor, with an overwhelming horn group and Mr. Boogie Woogie on the piano. Eric-Jan Overbeek known as "Mr. Boogie Woogie" is considered one of the most influential blues pianists in Europe and winner of the "Dutch Blues Challenge 2017".



09.01.2020

 

VARGAS BLUES BAND feat JOHN BYRON JAGGER :::::European tour 2020



08.01.2020

 

Flamenco Blues Experience  – Vargas Blues Band new album “Del Sur
with special guest John Byron Jagger

The "Flamenco Blues Experience " is a show which is best defined as "art in its purest form" although it is in fact a blend between two passionate genres, a bewitching fusion of Flamenco and Electric Blues. It is the culmination of a journey which started in the 90s. The new album will be released in summer 2020 with the title “Del Sur” which has been perfected till now. The unmistakable style of the brilliant guitarist Javier Vargas is characterized by the synthesis of Blues and Jazz with Latin and Flamenco touches and bursts out on stage in a unique display of talent and soulful feeling.


The Vargas Blues Band, normally the classic power trio surrounding awesome axeslinger Javier Vargas is here joined by an acoustic & electric Flamenco Blues and Latin fusion performance. Featured are classic flamenco guitarist –  with Javier’s blues guitar, keyboard (Kyke Serrano), bass&vocals (Luis Mayo), drums/percussion&vocals (Peter Kunst), and Special guest  John Byron Jagger on vocals.



08.01.2020

 

Great Joy: Lilly Martin is nominated for the Swiss Blues Award 2020!

 

Only the nomination is a great honor for Lilly's work in recent years,

and we would like to sincerely thank the jury! On April 21, 2020,



07.01.2020

 

Kid Colling can be seen with his band in Germany again this year.

Here are the first confirmed dates:

April 04th. - Gitarrissimo Festival, Oberhausen
October 24th - club bastion e.V. Kirchheim / Teck



06.01.2020

 

The McNAMARR PROJECT combine the two Power House Voices of JOHN McNAMARA and ANDREA MARR!

From Australia: McNaMarr Project

“McNaMarr Project" The Sound Of Soulful Blues "

Multi-award winning blues artists John McNamara and Andrea Marr have both carved a niche for themselves on the international blues scene with many years and accolades to their names.

They started working together in May 2018 after their respective albums 'Rolling With It' and 'Natural' both had chart success both in Australia and in the US, John's album hitting #1 on the US RMR Contemporary
Blues Singles Charts and Andrea's album hitting #1 on the US Soul airplay charts as well as #1 on the R&B airplay charts and #1 on The Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts. Between them they garnered
7 nominations at the 2018 . Shortley after forming the McNaMarr Project they won the Blues Performer Of The Year Award and were sent to Memphis TN to represent Australian Blues at the International Blues Challenge - John's second time and Andrea's third time. They reached the semi finals and were signed to Memphis label SelectOHits.

Their new album "Holla & Moan" was released on August 30th 2019 and entered the Australian Blues and Roots Charts at #2 receiving rave reviews in Australia, in the US and throughout Europe. Currently it is still in the top 3. Also it has been at #3 on the US Soul/Blues airplay charts and #1 on The Roots Music Report Australian Album airplay charts."

"I can't remember the last time I heard a female/male vocal act as exciting as this"
(Billy Pinnell /Stack Magazine )

 



09.10.2019

 

CD TIP:
Big Wolf Band - Be Free (2019) / Big Wolf Records

The Big Wolf Band has had an excellent reputation in the British and European blues scene for several years and delivers some very grandiose blues / rock songs on the new long player.

Together with the excellent singer Zoe Green they bring an energetic live show that rocks a lot! And that's exactly how it comes to the blues fan's ear on the album.

 

Our tip: listen out loud!

 
With Zoe Green, who is considered one of the best singers of the English blues scene with her musical talent and her powerful voice and the blues rock guitarist Jonathan Earp, an extraordinary show comes on the stage of the festivals and clubs.

The merger of this unique musical character is a natural extension of each other's talents.

Musically, Be Free is a natural blend of blues and soul, while the acclaimed debut album A Rebel's Story contained the gentle guitar licks and voice of Jonathan Earp, the band partnered with Zoe Green, one of the more soulful and cheeky singers on the blues rock stage has made a name for itself with The Zoe Green Band and their self-titled debut album from 2018.

The singer is also a natural live performer who played a number of shows on the "Ladies Of The Blues" tour and did many headline slots with her former Zoe Green band.

Every track (all thirteen songs were written by Jon Earp) offers everything from soul blues and the ear-opening opener "Walk in My Shoes" to the six and a half minute track "Just Can't Find You" with which the Album ends.

 

Between these solid but very different styles of blues there are plenty of highlights such as the vocal and lively and musically fast-paced "Nobody's Home" as well as the slow soul blues "Loving Like a Fool" and "Heavy Load" with Jon Earp in a vocal duo with Zoe Green. Particularly worth mentioning is "Never That Easy" with a beautiful versatile instrumentation and a catchy melody.

 
The Big Wolf Sound covers a broad history of the blues touch base with Freddie King, Peter Green and even Alvin Lee, but the voice of Zoe Green gives the sound real individuality. All in all, Be Free is an album that shouldn't be missing in any well-stocked archive.

Predicate: valuable

Amazon link:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Free-Big-Wolf-Band/dp/B07RX55YHW



Lilly Martin
Lilly Martin

The Blues Swingers
The Blues Swingers

Michael Oertel
Michael Oertel

Janice Harrington
Janice Harrington

12.09.2019

 

Dear music lovers,

 

we are pleased to present you and your audience with musically interesting artists and bands for 2020 again. From soul to vintage blues to crossover, you can book our acts now.

 

In terms of blues and soul, we are very proud to present the New Yorker Lilly Martin nominated for the Austria Blues Awards. The singer, who is currently based in Switzerland, convinces at all her concerts.

 

"What a voice! The New Yorker, with her adopted homeland of Switzerland, once again convinces with expression, strength and feeling. With "Right Now" you have succeeded more than just a little gem of blues and soul. "

(Bluesnews Magazine, Dirk Föhrs)

 

With her blues and soul in New York style, the artist now wants to inspire Germany and Europe.


The Blues Swingers are a cornerstone of Chile's growing blues scene. Chicago, Memphis, Texas and Los Angeles Sound of the 40s, 50s and 60s present them to perfection. Seven albums have been released by the Chilean musicians.

The band has reached cult status in their country and their concerts are legendary! Now the Blues Swingers want to score with their music in Europe too. The Blues Swingers bring a breath of fresh air to the European blues landscape.


In our new genre Crossover, a musical talent from Germany comes along. The singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Oertel, skillfully combines folk, blues, soul and rock influences in his music with his band without sounding old-fashioned. Oertel's goal is not only to create and master his own style, but also to keep his art and his soul open, to be versatile and to grow as an artist not only on a musical, but also on a human level.

 

With the album 'A Little Faith' released on June 21, 2019, Michael Oertel goes back to the musical origins of blues, folk and rock'n'roll. An organic, powerful and very varied work, in the style of the 60s / 70s, with rocking, faster numbers, as well as calm ballads, the whole thing embedded in a reduced robe.


Janice Harrington from the television show "The Voice Senior" on Sat.1, not only convinced the jury with their interpretations of Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones) or Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" - no, the North American Grand Dame is a versatile one talented artists known as jazz blues and gospel singer, producer and actress.

 

Janice Harrington has appeared in various concerts and preparatory programs for great blues and jazz legends. There are names like: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Hampton, Joan Armatrading,

B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Rockin Dopsie, Champion Jack Dupree, or the NDR Radio Big Band. There were also various appearances in radio and television productions.

 

We are proud to offer the grand dame of jazz, blues and gospel. More information about the new acts will soon be found on this page or in our social media pages.



19.08.2019

 

Susan Santos: NO U TURN Tour / Autumn / Autumn 2019:

 

28.09.  Hot Jazz Club, Münster
02.11.  Die Räucherei , Kiel
16.11   1.BBC , Bielefeld

 

Kid Colling in concert:

06.09.   Schmölzer Bluestage
08.11.   gitarrissimo, Oberhausen
07.12.   topos, Leverkusen



Foto: LugdivineUnfer-56
Foto: LugdivineUnfer-56

07.08.2019


KID COLLING at the Schmölzer Blues-Tage 2019 - Live in the tent on Friday, September 6th, 2019

As an opener, a quintet from Luxembourg will meet in the live tent at the castle on Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. When you think of Luxembourg, you usually think of the forests of the Ardennes, medieval fortress buildings and, last but not least, the Bock Casemates (tunnel network from the 18th century) and the easily digestible Moselle wine. Yes, there was something ...

Oh yes, the blues in the finest form. Yes, you read that correctly. He is young, he is dynamic and he is ready for Europe ... or rather, they are ready for Germany. Kid Colling (LU) wants to take all the audience of the Friday evening on his little "bluesikalische" journey around the 12-stroke. With ingenuity, passion and an infectious, powerful, yet unobtrusive energy, Kid Colling and his trio embody an unusually fresh mix of modern blues rock, garnished with jazzy harmonies and spiced with a groovy rocky rhythm. The quartet celebrates the roots through the warmth and generosity of a sound that takes the listener back and forth into the world of captivating melodies around blues rock.

Written by: Schmölzer Bluestage



03.07.2019

 

We congratulate our artist Blind Dog Mayer for the official recording in the international Artist-Roster of the Orange Music Electronic Company, based in England.

The singer and harp player, the successful Saarland blues rock band STOMPIN 'HEAT, is the first German musician in the world to join the outstanding artist league with big names such as Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), John McVie ( Fleetwood Mac) or Billy Gibbons - mastermind of ZZ Top.

Orange names the musician from Saarland in their Voice of Blues campaign "Harmonica Guru" and puts its own stamp on the music and the artist. With this "award" Blind Dog Mayer proves that he is on the international level as a harmonica player and is more than recognized as a professional in business!

 



24.06.2019

 

Dear fans and blues friends,

STOMPIN 'HEAT will bring their rough blues to Differdange again this year.

After the great success in the 15th anniversary of the Blues Express

In 2018, the Blues rockers from Saarland will present their show for the second time in a row to the Blues people at the renowned festival. On the main stage, the band will present their successful rough blues after the appearance of the English bassist and rock musician Glenn Hughes (bassist Deep Purple, singer of Black Sabbath).

On July 13th Differdange welcomes spectacular bands as well as blues fans from all over the world

STOMPIN 'HEAT is there!

 



21.06.2019

 

JH BLUES VIBRATIONS Agency, in cooperation with the Stadtmarketing Bünde, presents the 1st Bünder Akustik Abend at Steinmeisterpark Bünde as part of the Sommer im Park series with the acts STOMPIN 'HEAT and DobBroMan on July 5th, 2019.

 

In cooperation with the Bünder Stadtmarketing under the direction of Mr. Ralf Grund, we are pleased to present the first acoustic blues & singer-songwriter evening. Musically blues music, traditional country and thing-songwriter songs await you ... and handmade!

 

Look forward to the bands STOMPIN 'HEAT and DobBroMan from the Allgäu.

 

The Saarland band STOMPIN 'HEAT will be the trio line-up with rough blues on the evening. The band, who have already shared the stage with greats such as Walter Trout, southern legend Larry Garner, the English cult musician Norman Beaker, Archie Lee Hooker (the nephew of blues legend John Lee Hooker), and Al Di Meola, bring songs from theirs Live album 'live at stummsche reithalle', as well as material of the upcoming CD with.

 

The artist DobBroMan is another excellent musician on stage this evening.

 

The native of Allgäu is currently on the road again with the current program.

 

In addition to his own songs from his current longplayer 'DobBroMan', he performs a mix of blues, country, slide guitar songs by Chris Whitley, Johnny Cash, Blind Willie Johnson, Bruce Cockburn, Elvis Presley and others that evening.

 

Look forward to an evening with first-class acoustic sound.

 

Admission is free.



26.04.2019

 

Zed Mitchell Band new in International Booking

The string magician Zed Mitchell

Zed Mitchell is a musical jack of all trades. His 5-octave voice makes him a top-class singer. He is one of the best guitarists in Europe. And looks back as a composer and songwriter on over 20 released albums. Enter the world of exceptional musical talent.

Insiders and other artists rank him at the top of the blues scene and give his name in the same breath with artists like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore or Robert Cray. And anyone who has seen Zed Mitchell live with his charming manner, who has heard the blues in the notes he plays, knows why.



26.04.2019

 

concert announcement

 

Flo Bauer Blues Project

03.05.2019 - 20 clock

 

The French are getting ready to conquer the European blues scene: guitarist Charlie Fabert has just been featured with his band in the latest "blues news", Fred Chapellier is causing a stir with his Peter Green tribute album and vocally powerful vocalist Veronique Gayet has just set her fulminant Album "Wildcat" on the gran cru label by Timo Gross before, to name just a few. And right in the middle of it is a young, just 21-year-old guitarist and singer from Alsace. He has just released his debut album with the two blues warriors Benoit Seyller on bass and the drummer Pierrot Bauer. His name: Flo Bauer.

 

The guitarist, singer and namesake of the band, is one of the greatest French talents in blues. He has been making music since he was 6 years old. Flo Bauer made a name for himself in 2014 with "The Voice", where he impressed audiences and juries alike with an acoustic interpretation of the Stones classic "Angie". In 2016 Bauer received the “Révélations” award (newcomer) at the “Blues Sur Seine Festival” in Paris. In 2018 he was awarded at PROMO BLUES NIGHT at the Blues Festival in Basel.

 

Subsequently, he played numerous concerts in France, Switzerland and also in Germany. For his appearance in Lahnstein, the critic Michael Schaust wrote about Bauer: "... when he covers, pieces like" Superstition "by Stevie Wonder are idiosyncratically interpreted in the best sense. Own works such as the balladesque "Maybe you know it" or the folky "You're the one" as well as the filigree energetic story of how Flo turned to the twelve-stroke at the age of 15 ('The Blues'): Bauer can compose ... ..Cleanly played, but with the necessary dirty coloring Bauer knows how to celebrate the twelve-stroke ... .. “.

 

With his EP "Virtual Generation" and his current album "Flo Bauer Blues Project and guest", the young talent demonstrates his musical ability as a guitarist and singer. The band is an interaction of two generations. On the one hand the young Alsatian blues giant Flo Bauer (g, v) and on the other two virtuoso old masters not only of the French blues universe, Pierrot Bauer (dr) and Ben Seyller (b), both already half a century in the music scene there. Apparently, this chemistry leads to success between youthful, talented impetuosity and mature experience. With their repertoire, consisting of Flo Bauer's own compositions and well-known, newly arranged pieces, they show that blues-spanning music can be and is for everyone.

 

With his skills and charisma, he was able to convince some of the best musicians on the French blues scene, such as Fred Chapellier, Charlie Fabert or Yves-Michel Kochmann, to be a guest musician on his CD "Flo Bauer Blues Project".

 

On 03. 05. 2019 he will inspire his audience in the "Red House" of the Pfingstbergschule Mannheim at the 19th Pfingstberg Blues.

 

 

(Written by: Werner Aust)



Photo by: Magdaléna Šmídová (c)

03.04.2019

 

NEW IN OUR ACOUSTIC OFFER

 

"Dobré ráno Blues Band"

 

is a Czech-American trio. Their music is inspired by blues, country blues and bluegrass.

 

The threesome formation has been active in the music scene since 2012 and has played over 1000 concerts all over Europe. The trio was the only band in their country to represent the Czech Republic and played in Norway, one of the largest blues festivals in Europe.

 

We have been working with the Galen publishing house and sales since 2012. The acoustic trio has recorded 3 CDs so far. These have received excellent reviews from professional critics and the media.

 

Her current longplayer "Blues Before Breakfast" is one of the three best-selling blues albums in the Czech Republic. Her concerts are of high quality, her great musical love and strong energy are noticeable and her instrumental performances are outstanding. This power, which comes from the three musicians, grabs the audience from the first minute.

 

What this band produces with Dobro, washboard and harp is second to none!



18.02.2019

 

Our CD TIP:

 

Sister Suzie - Ain't No Lady (2018) / (The Last Music Company)

 

Knock Knock / Can't Hold Out / Working Girl / Ruler Of My Heart /

Is not No Lady / Just Like An Old Dog / Stop These Teardrops /

Yours / Sloppy Drunk / New Shoes / Desire / Big Mistake / Rock Little Lady

 

A Little Lady With a Big Voice

 

"Knock Knock" announces the young british shouter Sister Suzie on the opener of her album debut and that makes you sit up and take notice, because the lady who has optically model qualities sounds like one of the great female blues icons of the early years. With their Right Band Matt Jackson (git), Jason Smith (dr),

Eddie Edwarts (bs) as well as Al Nicholls and Nick Lunt (sax) are rocking Suzie into a fun, original Rock'n'Boogie, and you feel transported back to the time of the smoky clubs where boys with pomade in hair their girls dancing in their watching swirling petticoats.

Suzie or Susan, as she is known, is a young, exciting and highly skilled blues / rockabilly singer, originally from Northumberland, England, was not like other children and early showed interest in classical rhythm blues and rock'n 'roll. Even as a young teenager, she decided that she wanted to become a blues singer.


A British music journalist wrote:

"A little lady with a big voice. You can't help but smile and tap your feet to her explosive mixture of rhythm and blues ”


Their excellent debut brings a balanced mix of cover versions and originals like the 'Knock Knock' from Carol Frans or the 1960 Elmore James title 'Cant Hold Out' with an Ace-Sax part and a nice guitar solo by Matt Jackson. One of the highlights of the long player is Irma Thomas' 'Ruler Of My Heart' where Suzie presents one of her best vocal performances.

 

But also the original songs of the CD are worth listening to like the ballads 'Your' and the Cowrite by Clarke and Jackson's 'Working Girl'.

The title track 'Is not No Lady' is a fiery boogie piano number and with 'Big Mistake' comes a great Blues Bopper number
That's why it's just fun. Her great, voluminous, sonorous and powerful voice convinces all along the line. Ain't No Lady is an album that is just fun and makes you dance. This is what it sounds like when the "Rocking Lady and her boys show their wonderful live show.

Blues, Rhythm 'n' Blues and Boogie Woogie "par excellence"

Highly Recommended!