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Steven Troch

Steven Troch

Steven Troch got “contaminated” by the blues in his late teens and over the years has turned into a very fine traditional bluesharp player with an extra dose of originality. But it would be a great injustice to label him as just a good harmonica player, he’s also an accomplished vocalist and original songwriter.

He has surrounded himself with a very talented & experienced bunch. "Top Notch" guitarplayer "Little Steve" Van Der Nat, Miss Liesbeth Sprangers keeping a steady pace on the bass and no-nonsense drummer King Berik. They bring you a fine mixture of blues and roots. In their music you will hear the raw harshness and mean menace of modern day life but also wild and catchy rhythms that evoke hope and heartache from the past. A solid 4 piece band that plays rough-edged traditional blues invested with soul-baring conviction.

Without any doubt "Steven Troch Band" is one of the finest bands playing some of the best contemporary and vintage style blues you will hear in Europe today.

SEAN WEBSTER & THE DEAD LINES - 13u15

Sean Webster

Sean Webster

Sean Webster is the inspiring guitar vocalist for the 4 piece band with a great reputation on the British Blues and rock scene.

Britain’s leading blues magazine “Blues Matters!” has described the debut album “Long Time Coming”as “A real gem”, concluding that Sean was:

“…. set for big stages with superb guitar work…. They'll soon be bursting out of the Nottingham area now Sean has got his writing shoes on.”

Sean's second cd release entitled, “If Only” pushed the boundaries of the blues music, with Sean reaching out to a wider and (often) younger audience. “If Only” came to the attention of Tony Edser, editor of “Where's Eric!” the official Eric Clapton magazine who decided to feature Sean as The “One to watch”. Having personally placed a copy of the cd in Eric's hands, it is hoped been that Sean may be inline for supporting Eric in his next major tour.

As ever, Sean hopes to continue his growth in the music industry and bring his music to new ears, both young and old. Sean has something for everyone, make sure you catch him and his new band at the earliest opportunity.

ENRICO CRIVELLARO MEETS TB4Q FEAT. PIETRO TAUCHER - 14u45

Enrico Crivellaro

Enrico Crivellaro

It is hardly a surprise that his two latest albums, "Freewheelin" and "Mojo Zone", are often found in music stores next to Chet Atkins and Eric Clapton on the "guitar hero" shelf.

Showcasing a mighty sounding guitar that manages to be at the same time refined and explosive, the two Electro-Fi releases have propelled Enrico Crivellaro into the upper echelons of blues-and-beyond guitar royalty.

The definition of Guitar Hero might not be in harmony with Enrico's unassuming nature and with his genuine and humble devotion to music, but it serves to thoroughly depict the status of a guitarist who has earned international fame, and who is now considered to be one of the most influential of his generation, thanks to a style that bridges Blues with Jazz and American Roots Music.

Born in Padova, Italy, but later relocating to Los Angeles, and now literally living in a suitcase and taking his music all around the world, Enrico Crivellaro has been able to prove that passion and talent can transcend political and cultural borders.

BAS PAARDEKOOPER AND THE BLEW CRUE - 16u15

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Bas Paardekooper

Bas Paardekooper

Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue werd opgericht in 2007. Frontman Bas Paardekooper (1981) bracht zichzelf , geïnspireerd na het horen van Jimi Hendrix' "Hey Joe", op elfjarige leeftijd de beginselen van het gitaarspel bij. Gesteund door zijn ouders ontwikkelde Bas zijn spel en groeide de passie voor het instrument dat inmiddels onlosmakelijk is verbonden met de naam "Bas Paardekooper".

Na de release van hun eerste officiële album 'The Blues On My Side' (2010) kwam de band in een stroomversnelling. Met hun tweede album, getiteld 'Broken Heart For Sale' (2012) werd de muzikale lat wederom hoger gelegd: Alle hoeken van de blues rock worden op dit album verkend. Een aantal tracks zijn voorzien van rijke arrangementen en meerstemmige zangpartijen die de nummers een bijna symfonisch karakter geven maar steeds voldoende ruimte bewaren voor het weergaloze gitaarspel van Paardekooper.

Juni 2014 werd het Zoetermeerse poppodium wederom beklommen door Bas en Crue. Ditmaal voor de presentatie van het album "Songs From Room 111". Met deze release (die op het moment van dit schrijven nog volop gepromoot wordt via lokale, nationale en internationale radiostations en middels live optredens) heeft de band een volwassen album weten af te leveren waarop bluesrock en -ballads worden afgewisseld met door rock, pop, funk of jazz beïnvloedde tracks die tesamen een uniek en tegelijkertijd zeer prettig te beluisteren geheel vormen.

Nog steeds is de band minimaal twee keer per week te vinden in hun oefen- en opnamestudio, ongeacht het aantal optredens want zoals zij zelf zeggen: "Er is altijd een nummer dat we nóg beter kunnen spelen met wat oefening, er is altijd een nummer dat nog af moet en er is altijd een nummer dat we nog moeten bedenken". Maar het liefst zijn Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue "on the road" waar ze iedere show nog steeds met evenveel plezier en overgave neerzetten als hun eerste, nu ruim zes jaar geleden.

THE BETTY CASH STORYTELLERS FEAT. STEVEN DE BRUYN - 18u00

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The Betty Cash Storytellers

The Betty Cash Storytellers

Filip Casteels, Steve Ceulemans, Pieter Vandergooten verdienden hun sporen bij o.a. El Fish, Dubbin' Souls (Aerts, Riguelle), de correcties, Jo Cassiers trio, Johnny Trash, Sammy Cuba (and Big Dave). Onder de noemer The Betty Cash, brengt het drietal een verrijkend en boeiend programma.

Hun vernieuwde repertoire omschrijven ze als een mix van roots, dub en Europese pop rock. Een veelzijdige muzikale belevenis met nog meer eigen composities beïnvloed door allerlei stijlen. Puur vakmanschap en creativiteit voor zij die graag ervaren hoe schitterend de oervorm van muziek te rijmen valt met muziek van vandaag.

RYAN MC GARVEY - 20u00

Ryan McGarvey

Ryan McGarvey

At age 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico native Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" recently reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's Cd's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor).

With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. In 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . For three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Blues Act Of The Year", and was runner up for "Singer/Songwriter Of The Year", as well as was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" for 2009 in The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You", and was nominated for "Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year" for his song "The One That Got Away".

In 2008 Ryan was once again nominated for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his blues ballad "Blue Eyed Angel Blues". Most recently Ryan was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the Summer of 2008 in their publication. And, was named "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll. In 2010 Ryan and his band were chosen out of some 4,000 bands (worldwide), and approved to perform a set at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things...

FLOYD MATTERS - 22u00

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Floyd Matters

Floyd Matters

“Floyd MATTERS” is niet zomaar een tribute band, laat staan een coverorkest... “Floyd MATTERS” is een muzikaal project van een schare ervaren, door weer en wind gelouterde muzikanten die de geest en ziel van PINK FLOYD op een Belgisch podium tot leven wekken. Géén vrijblijvend eerbetoon, maar een echte beleving van die enorm gelaagde muziek van Groot-Brittannië’s meest progressieve en grensverleggende rockgroep ooit.

Gewapend met een spectaculaire lichtshow danst deze muzikale machine doorheen het hele oeuvre van één van de belangrijke schakels in de geschiedenis van de rock- & popmuziek. Alle leden van Floyd Matters hebben hun sporen in de Belgische muziekwereld ruimschoots verdiend.

Meer nog dan een belangwekkende rockgroep te zijn, staat PINK FLOYD model voor een tijdperk. “Floyd MATTERS” beschrijft dan ook 100% accuraat waar deze muzikale operatie voor staat…