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2023 — 2024

Opening hours Haarlem Blues Club

If Friday / Saturday: 8:30 PM (doors open 7:30 PM).

If Sunday: 4:00 PM (doors open at 3:00 PM).

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This charismatic artist, exceptional singer and tasteful harmonica player has received no less than two Blues Music Awards in 2023. One for Instrumentalist - Harmonica and the other Best Traditional Blues Album for his May Be The Last Time released this year.

 

Németh is in that rare category of artists who started out as a singer and later picked up a solo instrument to add to his show. As a teenager in the '90s, he sang in church while being simultaneously impressed by the hip-hop and rock of the era. Until a friend introduced him to Buddy Guy and Junior Wells' "Hoodoo Man Blues"; things changed. With this friend he formed his first band "Fat John & the 3 Slims" and the first, mostly self-penned records soon presented themselves starting in 2002. Early on he was spotted by guitar legend Junior Watson, who repeatedly took him on tours on virtually every continent. Németh has since become an integral part of the global blues scene and continues to write and produce new work.

 

In more recent history, John overcame an aggressive tumor in his jaw, a serious threat to his life and work as a singer and harmonica player. Fortunately, he could receive surgery and further treatment in time, which was followed by months of recovery. An intense time with a lot of pain and uncertainty. We are very happy that he's got his health and life back and is out there kicking butt!

 

During this tour he is accompanied by his European Soul Shot crew.

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Alabama Mike is a new star in the sky and represents the future of the blues in his own way. This quirky, gospel, soul and blues singer is an entertainer at heart. Like no other, he knows how to flawlessly expose a number of contemporary themes while keeping it accessible and approachable.

 

His writing skills are no slouch either. He recently released his latest album, "Stuff I've Been Through," in which he is accompanied by an All Star Studio Band featuring bassist Jerry Jemmott (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, among others), guitarist and producer Kid Andersen, drummer Fabrice Bessouat and more guest musicians, to world his songs. Sometimes with humor, sometimes completely off the cuff, sometimes insistently, but always with a smile! Blessed with his tenor voice, this welcome guest has already entertained audiences on three continents, where he invariably leaves a smashing impression.

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Acclaimed International blues artist, vocalist, Harmonica & guitarist, distinctive ruff & tumble, juke joint style blues with a touch of soul. 

Mojo magazine said "like the music you would find on the 'Chess' & 'Excello' record labels of the 50's.

 

Little George started out in the 80's as harp player & featured vocalist with 'Big Joe Louis & his BluesKings, this sensational collaboration continued for 15 years.

 

He went on to perform & record with many of the great American blues men such as Lazy Lester, Big Jack Johnson, Homesick James, Honey Boy Edwards, John Primer, the Reverend Charlie Jackson & even African legend Ali Farka Toure. 

 

Lazy Lester & Jimmy Thomas (from Ike & Tina Turners band) featured on Little George's album in 2001 & went on to be a great success touring the USA & Europe.

 

Little George, instantly recognisable has sincerely entertained audiences with his unique style for over 30 years.

Soulful up tempo good rockin' blues, listen to the beat and move your feet!

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These three buddies are now a bit older than in this photo. They have known each other since kindergarten and have shredded many miles on the road together. With their unprecedented talent, they already opened the renowned Peer Blues Festival in Belgium, one of the biggest blues festivals in Europe, at the age of fifteen. They bring an explosive cocktail of authentic American musical styles such as rhythm & blues, country, rockabilly, soul and jazz, and perform it with an improvisation and flair that is unparalleled. The depth these friends have built in their friendship is unmistakable and forms the cement in the rock solid groove they always lay down.

At the age of 11, three boys decided to start a band. They called this band The Rhythm Chiefs and went on the road with their Fender guitars, Vox amplifiers and a Gretsch drum kit. They played little cafés as well as the bigger festival stages. After the release of their debut album “Ships of Wonder” on the Cool Buzz label things really started to take off for the boys. “Ships of Wonder” generated a lot of attention on national radio & TV, which led to many gigs on major stages and festivals, at home and abroad. They played ao Paradiso, Melkweg, Oosterpoort, The Moulin Blues Festival, Peer Blues Festival & Antwerp Blues Festival in Belgium, Thanks Jimi Festival in Poland and supported Jeff Beck in Tivoli.

Dusty, Danny, and Rafael are momentarily working on their new album which will be released in 2024.
Contemporary Roots Music probably best describes the style played by The Rhythm Chiefs nowadays. An explosive cocktail of authentic American music styles: rhythm & blues, country, rockabilly, soul & jazz.
 

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