Phil Bee – Live at Tivoli Vredenburg

Phil Bee has been on stage at home and abroad for over 30 years. He has won several awards and reached the (semi) finals of several singing competitions. Last year he was the winner of ‘The Voice Senior’. Just before the Dutch winter lockdown of 2021, the 11-piece Phil Bee band (including horn section) performed … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse – Good times end times

Beaux Gris Gris was founded by Greta Valenti, they play a mix of blues/blues rock, soul and funk. The 2020 European tour could not take place due to Covid. Like many other bands, they decided to make a new album. And it was about time, because their debut album ‘Love and Murder’ was released over … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Vendetta Drive – Vendetta Drive

The band members of the blues band Vendetta Drive previously played in other bands. Sometimes bands break up, and a new one is formed. Just like this band from Horst, Limburg (The Netherlands). ‘Move’ is the opening track, but it starts the way a song could have ended, which is already the first surprise. After … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Esther’s top 10 2021

01 – Epica – Omega02 – Dave Bainbridge – To the Far Away03 – Blank Manuskript – Himmelfahrt*04 – 7even Bridges – Million Voices*05 – Ben Poole & Guy Smeets – Acoustic duo live*06 – Swallow the Sun – Moonflowers07 – Franck Carducci – Oddity08 – Nick Fletcher – Cycles of Behaviour *09 – Drifting … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Guy Verlinde – Standing In The Light Of A Brand New Day

The Belgian singer/guitarist recorded no less than 13 blues & roots albums in 12 years.His new album, released on September 1st, is called ‘Standing In The Light Of A Brand New Day’. Because of the cancelled concerts and thus the loss of income, Guy launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first time. That worked out … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The MoRR – Now’s As Good A Time As Any

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken At the end of 2019 the decision was made that Vandenberg’s Moonkings would go on hold indefinitely. Frontman Jan Hoving is far from being done with making music. That’s why he asked Carlo Gentenaar, guitarist of their former band ‘Stonefly,’ if he … Read more, available in English and Dutch

After 16 months The BluesBones were finally allowed to perform again

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Finally, the restrictions have been reduced and the venues are fully open again! The 1,5 m and the mouth cap requirement expire if one can show a negative Coivid test, or a vaccination certificate. On Saturday, June 26, the visitors of De … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Henrik Freischlader cancels all his concerts.

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Blues guitarist/singer Henrik Freischlader is a popular artist. He performed regularly with his band, Henrik Freischlader Band, (in various line-ups) in several venues in the Netherlands. For Maxazine, I was present at a few concerts. He also performed as support act for … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Vintage Caravan – Monuments

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Singer/guitarist Óskar Logi Ágústsson founded rock band The Vintage Caravan in 2006, he was only twelve at the time. He is the only one who hasn’t left The Vintage Caravan. Fortunately, band changes have not been too frequent, allowing these Icelanders to … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ben Poole & Guy Smeets – Acoustic duo live

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken The British guitarist/singer Ben Poole can not be ignored in the blues world. Dutchman Guy Smeets has also been around for a long time. These men have often shared the stage together. There is an enormous musical chemistry between these friends. Last … Read more, available in English and Dutch