“What could ever sound better than one great guitar player? Two !”
Winners of the Dutch Blues Challenge 2015. The jury was unanimous. Outstanding skills, repertoire and stage presence.
This sensational Dutch/Belgian band, excites the crowds with original blues tunes, mixing jazz and soul grooves, played by the finest musicians around.
Imagine 60-70’s Hammond and Rhodes, tight groovy rhythm section, 2 outstanding lead guitarists, creamy background singers, topped by Phil Bee’s white soul voice. Outstanding quality that will hit you like a freight train.
Vocals: Phil Bee
Continental Records recording artist, 4 times nominated ‘best vocalist of the year’ at the Dutch Blues Awards, former singer of multi award winning band King MO. Toured, recorded and performed on stage with the likes of Jan Akkerman, Steve Lukather, Noel Redding, Ana Popovic and many more. Played i.e. at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Moulin Blues, BB King’s Blues Club (Memphis).
Guitar: Berland Rours
After his conservatory studies in Amsterdam, 41 year old guitarist Berland toured internationally with the likes of Eef Albers, Benjamin Herman. His jazz and soul roots are clearly noticeable and he mingles those with his blues feel.
Guitar: John F. Klaver
Conservatory of Amsterdam graduate. The only dutch guitarist to be part of the international team of world leading guitarwebsite Jamtrackcentral. Winner of the Dutch Blues Challenge 2011, 2013 and 2015! ‘One of the most interesting guitarist out of Holland’ says none less than Matt Schofield.
Keys: Pascal Lanslots
After graduating with honors at the conservatory, Hammond, piano and vintage keys player Pascal shared the stages all over the world with the likes of BB King, Tino Gonzalez and Chick Rodgers, at festivals like North Sea Jazz and Leverkusen WDR. He’s still also playing in the Magic Frankie Band, apart from working as a composer and arranger.
Drums: Marcus Weymaere
Graduate from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Marcus has been an appreciated value on the European music scene since the 90’s. He toured Belgium, France and Canada with bands such as Cowboys and Aliens, Stella, Gorki, Beverly Jo Scott, Admiral Freebee a.o. He also appears on many CD’s and DVD’s, as well as currently on national TV being the drummer of the Voice of Belgium.
Bass: Carlo van Belleghem
Well known freelancer in Belgium who has played many styles of music. But his passion is and stays in the blues. Bands he played with: Boogie Boy, Roland, Shirley Johnson, Marino Noppe, Last Call, Gerry Joe Weise, Phil Wiggins, George Kirby Jr. and that’s only in blues department …
Optional : Esther van Cleef and Marlou Wijnen (background singers)