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Ian Siegal (solo & w/ band)
Ian Siegal (UK) is definitely nót your average blues singer/ composer. His tunes and performances are 100% ‘Americana’; that unique blend of rock’n’roll, soul,
folk sounds etc. All deeply rooted in the tradition of both Blues and Country; the Godfathers of modern-day rock. He’s a multiple British Blues Awards winner, multiple US Blues Awards nominee, and hot tip of everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock magazine.
Apart from being a truly gifted guitar player, Ian Siegal’s voice – reminiscent of giant singers such as Howlin’ Wolf, Steve Earle, and Tom Waits – really stands out. His vocal grit is deeply personal; melodic and touching, yet razor-blade-sharp as well as grated and dusty like car wheels on a gravel road…
Ian teams up with the exceptional, Holland-based band the Rhythm Chiefs; a rock-solid rhythm section, garnished with guitar virtuoso Dusty Cigaarr as icing on the cake. And hearing those two guitars blending into each other, these two six-string-axe buddies sounding as one, really does take you one step closer to heaven... Enjoy the show!!
[Bookings for Holland: please contact Sjef Athmer at firstname.lastname@example.org]
“A national treasure.” – CLASSIC ROCK
“One of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today.” – MOJO
British singer, pianist and guitarist Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll in the world today. His indelible image as a frenetic front man, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano in a soaking suit, has won him fans from all over the world and attracted a following from many famous rock and blues legends who have lined up to work with him. Well known for his quintessential role in The Big Town Playboys, Mike also played a vital part as a full-time member in Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, fronting the band alongside Georgie Fame, Beverly Skeete, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather-Low and Eddie Floyd on their annual world tours. He performed at the Led Zeppelin reunion at London’s O² Arena, and opened for his mate Eric Clapton on numerous tours around the world.
Jake La Botz
Jake La Botz hit the road at fifteen. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, factory worker, and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the pre-war era bluesmen: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Homesick” James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis.
After that, Jake hit it big and toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe by opening for Ray Charles, Etta James, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, JD McPherson, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Taj Mahal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tony Joe White, John Hammond, The Blasters and a host of other greats.
AVAILABLE for BELGIUM in 2019: June / July!
[ Jake La Botz is a Twinstreet Bookings exclusive for Belgium.
the rest of Europe: please contact Sedate Bookings – email@example.com ]
Hetten Des is BáCK !
So many years exactly have passed since the last Hetten Des concert was done?! Ah… let journalists & music historians worry about that! ‘cause we… we look at the future!
It’s been a long time coming, but now the rumors have come true: Hetten Des is back. In full force. With their unique mix of Country, Rockabilly and Punk, and a solid blend of brand new songs and old classics. Ready to Rock!
Original singer Johnny Trash and guitarist Sam Malec are now joined by new members Steve Ceulemans (guitar), David Thys (drums) and Michel Spiessens (bass). And the result is awesome! Hard rocking’ country music with beautiful harmonies, heavy on the guitars, and with the determination to show the world how rockin’ cool country music can be.
PowerCuntry to the people!
Fifty Foot Combo
It’s still alive… Even 20 years of Monstrophonic madness just couldn’t kill it. ‘The’ Combo still stands, 50 feet tall, and remains ready & able to turn your place into a mad graveyard party. You just say the word! (but mind your manners.)
Amörtisseur? Motörhead songs in ‘plat aantwaarps ’ – that universal dialect that makes the Belgian city of Antwerp the very centre of the world (obviously). It’s raw, it’s funny, it’s bluesy, it’s spectacular, it's irresistible. (The same goes for that language, btw.) All in honour of the ragged glory of Lemmy Kilmister’s legacy. Their first album & single, “Véél te hard” & “Schuppenaas”, were instant hits amongst kindered spirits. And their live shows really took off, from there. In due time (Oct. 2018), the follow-up album “Ik hang het uit” (Starman Records) will be released. So ‘kom af, gaste! ’, and check out this trio live on stage – life will never be the same again.
Well Well Well
Call it: “North Mississippi Hill Country Jungle”; or call it whatever you want goddammit…
as long as you know you’re talking about R.L. Lesire on guitar & vocals;
a guy called ‘Easy G’ on drums;
and the one & only Lord Benardo on harmonicas!
That’ll set you straight.
They'll play garage-boogie-blues, rough, straight and edgy;
they'll come to party, make you dance and have a good time;
they'll rock your joint allrite.
What is there to say about a band that played every club and festival on the continent, from Stockholm to Paris, from London to Vienna? That toured the US twice, and even was able to plug one of its songs in the Hollywood Roadmovie “The Big Empty”? That backed up rock’n’roll legends like Eddie Angel, The Planet Rockers, Sonny Burgess and DJ Fontana (Elvis’ drummer)? That captivates you time after time with its unique Rockin’ Country Twang, grabs you by the collar and drags you up & down the Honkytonk Hardwoodfloor? Just one thing… Oh please give us mo’!!!
The Grave Brothers
Catchy ‘cowpunkbilly’ combo from Ghent/Antwerp, that knows when to turn up the notches or to down-tune. The way they thumb that bass is pure ear candy and the overall Americana groove sets the ‘whiskey-smoke-bandit’-atmosphere so much sought after. Amongst their main influences they quote: women, beer, dirt, classic psychobilly, outlaw country, Hank I en III, Cash, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Goddamn Gallows, .357 Stringband, Krewmen, Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle, Guana Batz, Dwight Yoakam, The Meteors, Mike Ness, Jason & The Scorchers, Blood On The Saddle, Nine Pound Hammer, R.L. Burnside, The Misfits, Social Distortion, Jello Biafra, … way too much to enlist, really. Band members can be &/or were seen amongst the likes of Fifty Foot Combo, The Mudmen, Speedball Jr., Los Putas, and Diablo Blvd. Do saddle up, and let yourself be taken for a ride!
Bluegrass & Hillbilly Boogiemen
…Bluegrass? From Holland !? Well, why not. There’s plenty of ‘grass’ over there, as we all know; and it’s always greener than anywhere else, now isn’t it... For those of you who learned all about & fell in love with that type of music thanks to ‘that movie’ (and what a movie it was!!...): here’s the Real Deal. As the BLUEGRASS BOOGIEMEN they’re playing traditional bluegrass all the way; inspirational renditions of timeless classics & traditionals, as well as self-penned material. When they’re on stage as the HILLBILLY BOOGIEMEN, tender drops of Honky Tonk, Western Swing and even some Rockabilly are added to the mix.
But get ready to party either way!!
World Famous fiddler Byron BERLINE singled the band out as “one of our ‘don’t miss’, ‘please have them back’ and ‘we love them’ groups…” after they had appeared at the international bluegrass festival in Guthrie (Oklahoma). From The Washington Post: “…the Boogiemen mimicked American music icons with absolute accuracy and joy…”. Bluegrass Now magazine wrote: “…they have the tightest harmony of any band we’ve heard”. And Bluegrass Unlimited magazine knew: “This is a highly entertaining band that comfortably handles a range of music with flair, taste and energy. Gosh, this is what the music world’s been missing, isn’t it?…” The Daily Oklahoman newspaper simply stated: “Bluegrass date?! Go Dutch.” after seeing them perform. And iconic legend Bill MONROE said he felt “proud” after seeing the Boogiemen – and especially mandolinist Arnold Lasseur – perform. It doesn’t get any better than thàt.
Belle Starr & the Boot Jacks
Once upon a time there was a mysterious, lonesome cowgirl. She was roaming the prairie, when suddenly she came across three outlaws... They seemed like a bunch of dangerous men; so naturally she joined them. The sun went down and the crickets started singing. Around the campfire they grabbed a few guitars, an autoharp, an upright bass and a drum set, and started playing. And everywhere they went, they burned up the town. So beware, because the fire is spreading!
Belle Starr & the Boot Jacks is a new band with an old soul. They all have experience in a wide range of styles and that’s what makes their sound so unique. With influences of country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll it’s nearly impossible to pin this band down to one specific sound... You better come and find out for yourself!
Formed in early 2012 at Porto, Portugal, TT Syndicate is fronted by Pedro Serra and drummer Nuno Gomez, well-known members of The Mean Devils and 49 Special. Nuno Riviera, who fronts Os Tornados and plays bass with Nuno Gomez in the ‘surf-noir’ band Thee Chargers; Manuel Oliveira, also from Os Tornados, the man behind the thriving bass lines; and last, but not in the least: Hugo Lopes on tenor saxophone, Joel Rocha on baritone saxophone and Bruno Rocha on trumpet, fullfill the line-up bill… Their sound is an explosive cocktail of Rhythm and Blues, Northern Soul and 60’s Beat. Get ready to party in style…
Dry Riverbed Trio
Dry Riverbed Trio from Dordrecht (HOL) brings a powerful mix of authentic rockabilly, country and blues, that takes you back to the ‘40s & ‘50s, the middle of the 20th century… This trio looks for the boundaries between genres to freshen up its music. Their enthuasism, fun and professionality is breath taking; and they manage to keep their fans in awe with their individual virtuosity. Obviously, these band members do not lack experience. Frontman Dusty Ciggaar f.i., ‘King of the ‘roots’ Twang’, guitar virtuoso par excellence, plays with British blues legend Ian Siegal on a regular basis. The band recently played the Ramblin’ Roots festival and Moulin Blues.
1958. When Link Wray released the thrilling, ominous "Rumble", it became one of the only instrumentals ever to be banned from radio play – for fear that it might incite gang violence. Fifty Foot Combo, the Whodads, thee Andrews Surfers, the Revelaires… all of them Belgian Ghent-based Surf/instrobands stepped in the trail of Link Wray, playing and honoring his songs, writing their own material following his recipe of power, danger and attitude. Thee Andrew Surfers ( = 50% of Fifty Foot Combo...) now team up with Steven Janssens (Whodads, Revelaires) to honor Link Wray and play this cat’s very best work.
Ghent-based The Revelaires keep the spirit of twang, western spaghetti, rumble, surf, spy & ‘Space’ alive with plenty of precision, tight guitars, an and all-round hot sound! And that’s really all you need, basically… This five-headed monstro, originally a spin-off of The Whodads, saw its first daylight as a result of the ‘mating’ between The Ventures, Dick Dale, The Surfaris, Link Wray and Henri Mancini. Blazing Hot Fender metal strings, stubborn old Hammond wood, Turkish cymbals…
Put on “In Orbit” (Kinky Star, 1999), their debut album, to get you back in the mood!
Thee Shoe Shine Shakers
...‘Moodular’ Music & Shoe Shine A Go-Go!
These three fine shinin’ gentlemen leave no opportunity forgone to turn every imaginable human gathering into a ’50s and ‘60s teen dance. Wherever they sprinkle their magic, time flees and you find yourself bravely feasting, mid-20th-century style,
before one could say “…giddy-up-a-ding-dong!”.
One gentleman is spinning the wax of pop, soul, rhythm and blues, blue beat and boogaloo at 45 rpm; whilst the two other gentlemen are shinin’ your shoes if you’d let them… perfectly in-sync with those golden grooves, these diamond-like beats of old.
So get shined by Thee Shoe Shine Shakers!!
Bob Wayne’s carreer ànd life looks like a never-ending concert tour c.q. road trip. Singer, songwriter, filmmaker, folk hero... And yes; he keeps on being on the move – touching new grounds with every visit he makes… Be it with his band, the Outlaw Carnies, or without them: Bob’s your uncle. Will you see a bearded lady? Unless you go, you'll never know…
AVAILABLE for BELGIUM in 2019: March 15 to May 26!!
[ Bob Wayne is a Twinstreet Bookings exclusive for Belgium.
the rest of Europe: please contact Sedate Bookings – firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Walter Broes & the Mercenaries
Walter Broes is no stranger to the international roots music scene. He used to be the front man for Belgian rockin’ greaser R&B band “The Seatsniffers”; worth sixteen years, seven albums, and generously more than a thousand shows, all over Europe and beyond.
In late 2016, WB released his first new material in six years, with his brand new outfit “Walter Broes & the Mercenaries”: the album “Movin’ Up”, a record that once again shows his unique take on 50’s Rock and Roll, R&B, Country, Blues and Americana – delivered with the post-punk attitude of his generation. The album got great press and the band has been playing clubs and festivals at home and throughout Europe to enthousiastic crowds and raving reviews non-stop since then.
WB is the obvious singer, guitarist and songwriter for this new band. His vocal and guitar skills having matured over the years, Clark Kenis (of “Moonshine Reunion” fame) plays bass and provides solid backing and occasional lead vocals, and veteran roots-music drummer Lieven Declercq (“Internationals”, a.o.) holds down the rhythm. Expect a high-energy show ranging from Rockin’ R&B to stuttering Rockabilly, with virtuoso guitar and dual vocals, and the odd excursion to a moody Mambo or a wild Bo Diddley rave-up.
After a period of introspection, the O’Haras – the Emperors of Power-Surf-a-billy since 1996 – have decided to return to the stage. And that might very well be your stage, if you ask ‘em nicely… With new member Bart Deckers (Amörtisseur) on bass, the band is 100% ready for a complete take-over of the Belgian roots scene nowadays.
O'Haras main mission has always been to convey the original surf music passion, taking you with them to Californian beaches, Spanish bodegas, Arabian deserts... and having a hell of a party along the way. Their music is an instrumental melting pot of surf, rockabilly, punk and western; spiced with ska, flamenco and jazz.
They toured extensively in Holland, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, England and Tsjechia, a.o. They released three critically acclaimed albums, made several television appearances and were regulars on the national Radio 1 broadcasting rotation.
The O’Haras are pure instrumental passion, straight from the heart... and the balls!
LINE-UP: Bruno Janssens: drums / Bart Deckers: bass / Erwin Dillen: guitar / Bert Jackobs: trumpet /
Steven Wynen (+ Jan. 27, 2016): spirit…