10cc (GBR)

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Legendary band with ultra-high quality pop/rock songs that reached the charts many times.
Merely reading the titles should bring the songs to your mind: Dreadlock Holiday, I’m Not In Love, The Wall Street Shuffle, The Things We Do For Love, Rubber Bullets, I’m Mandy Fly Me, etcetera.
Check the recent documentary ‘I’m Not In Love – The Story of 10cc’.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)

2024:

Tue. April 09 – NLD – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Great Hall) (sold out!)
Wed. April 10 – NLD – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Great Hall) (sold out!)

Mon. May 20 – NLD – Raalte – Ribs & Blues Festival (18:15-19:30)

Pussy Riot: Riot Days (RUS)

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Protest art collective based in Moscow formed in 2011 with approx. 11 women participating. They staged unauthorised provocative guerrilla punk rock performances in unusual public places, which brought 3 of them to prison camps. Maria Alyokhina was one of them. She wrote a book about it, “Riot Days”. The book is the basis for this multi-media performance. Read also the great interview in The Music.
Book: “Riot Days” (Bertelsmann Pinguin).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2024:

Thu. April 11 – NLD – Haarlem – Patronaat
Fri. April 12 – NLD – Heerlen – Nieuwe Nor
Sat. April 13 – NLD – Apeldoorn – Gigant
Sun. April 14 – BEL – Antwerpen – Arenberg (seated)

Tue. April 16 – NLD – Leeuwarden – De Harmonie (seated)

Dub Pistols (GBR)

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U.K.-based dub/triphop/ska party-band is in the last few years revered as one of the UK’s best live acts!
New album “Frontline” (9th studio album!) out now! (Cyclone-Bertus).
Listen to the album on BandCamp, and here a review (‘an irresistible mix of musical genres strongly rooted in reggae’).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)

2024:

Wed. May 01 – NLD
Thu. May 02 – NLD – Zaandam – Podium De Flux

Fri. May 17 – NLD – Rotterdam – Grounds

10cc’s Graham Gouldman & Heart Full of Songs (GBR)

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10cc co-founder and current band-leader Graham Gouldman, together with three seasoned other musicians, presents the songs that he wrote or co-wrote during his long career as a songwriter. The shows are intimate and semi-acoustic, with lots of stories about the songs and about Graham’s career. Not only 10cc-songs are presented, but also songs such as “For Your Love” (The Yardbirds), “Bus Stop” (The Hollies), and “No Milk Today” (Herman’s Hermits) that are Gouldman compositions, as well as songs from Gouldman’s recent solo-albums such as “Love and Work” and his brand-new solo-album “Modesty Forbids” (Lojinx-import).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)

2024:

Thu. July 04 – NLD
Fri. July 05 – NLD – Amsterdam – Het Concertgebouw
Sat. July 06 – NLD – Elsloo (Lb.) – Conincx Pop Festival
Sun. July 07 – NLD

Alex Henry Foster & The Long Shadows (CAN)

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Alex Henry Foster is musician, producer and composer who advocates human rights. With his band The Long Shadows he creates an intense, raw post-rock experience on stage.
Before covid, they played in front of a packed house at the Montréal jazz festival.
New album “The Power of the Heart” (Sony)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2024:

Sat. July 06 – NLD – Elsloo (Lb.) – Conincx Pop Festival


2025:

spring – NLD

The Nomads (SWE)

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The godfathers of the Swedish garage rock scene.
The Nomads started in 1981.
Current album ‘Solna’ received rave reviews (Universal for Scandinavia, Devils Jukebox for the rest of Europe); 2013 release: “Loaded Deluxe EP” on coloured vinyl with brand new tracks!
Bookings for all of Europe except SWE (by Rob)

2024:

Sat. July 13 – ESP – Vinuesa (Soria) – Motorbeach Festival (23:00)

Crash Test Dummies (CAN)

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In 2024 it is 30 years ago, that these Canadians published their album “God Shuffled His Feet”. It was their most successful album, 45 weeks in the Dutch top 100 album charts, and made it to no. 6! Their hit song “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” has been watched more than 11 million times, another memorable song of them is “Superman’s Song“.
Album: “God Shuffled His Feet” (BMG/Arista).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2024:
30 Year Anniversary “God Shuffled His Feet”

Sun. Oct. 06 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed indoor show)
Mon. Oct. 07 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed indoor show)
Tue. Oct. 08 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed indoor show)
Wed. Oct. 09 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed indoor show)
Thu. Oct. 10 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed indoor show)

Elisapie (CAN)

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Canadese Inuk singer-songwriter with a strong bond to her language Inuktitut, musical it’s a combination of indie and folk, of tradition and modernity
New album “Inuktitut” out now! (Bonsound)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2024:

Tue. Oct. 08 – NLD
Wed. Oct. 09 – NLD
Thu. Oct. 10 – NLD

Sat. Oct. 12 – NLD
Sun. Oct. 13 – NLD

Jill Barber (CAN)

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Songs of romance and nostalgia, embracing Stax rhythms and a Philly soul backbeat to go along with Jill’s warm sultry vocals.
After first listen, what sets Jill Barber apart is her distinctive voice. But it’s her ability to write an immediately memorable song that has made her one of Canada’s most recognizable artists. Jill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era.
Current album “Homemaker”, new album with chansons due June 2024! (digital)
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)

2024:

fall/winter – EUR

Bulgarian Voices Angelite – former Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (BGR)

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The sensational success of this choir started in 1987 under the name “Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares”. The choir had to change the name to “The Bulgarian Voices Angelité” and has released more than 13 albums. After more than 15 years of absence they are back!
Current album “Heritage” (Jaro Medien – Music&Words).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2024:

Tue. Nov. 12 – NLD

Sat. Nov. 15 – NLD

Huun Huur Tu (RUS)

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Tuvan throat singers. The music is based on native Tuvan folk traditions in instruments and singing. In recent years western instruments like guitar and electronics are added.
This tour will be opened by a brand new film about the Tuva region, based on the book “Terra Incognita Tuva”.
Current album “Live at Triskel” (Jaro Medien-Music&Word).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2024:

Thu. Nov. 20 – NLD
Fri. Nov. 21 – NLD
Sat. Nov. 22 – NLD

Sachal Vasandani (USA)

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Rooted in jazz, Sachal Vasandani is known for his singular voice, with a tone and unique phrasing that mark him as one of today’s most compelling artists.
On his upcoming album he is accompanied by a full band, he goes funky! You can best compare it with Frank Sinatra singing with The Meters!
Current album “Still Life” (Edition Records)
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)

2024:

fall/winter – EUR

Jan James (USA)

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Jan is a blues-rock artist though and through, with a great stage performance.
Live she’s accompanied by a full band, or she’s performing as a power-trio, including her longtime partner Craig Calvert on guitar. Jan and Craig developed a musical chemistry that has evolved into a big sound and feel that is colored with blues, soul and the powerful dynamics of the best rock.
The current album “Justify” is a pure and commanding showcase of Jan’s talent from start to finish (Blue Palace Records-Bertus).
Current album “Time Bomb”
Bookings for Europe (by Hilde)

2024:

winter – EUR

I Muvrini (FRA)

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Corsican singer-songwriters since 30 years, combination of traditional polyphony with pop.
The live shows of I Muvrini are known for the engagement of the group for tolerance among humans. The song texts also speak about a great respect for nature.
Current album “Più Forti”.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2025:
The Best Of

Thu. Feb. 20 – NLD – Heerlen – Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Fri. Feb. 21 – NLD – Tilburg – Theaters Tilburg
Sat. Feb. 22 – NLD – Leeuwarden – De Harmonie
Sun. Feb. 23 – NLD – Hoofddorp – Cpunt

Taimane (USA)

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Taimane translates to ‘diamond’ from Samoan, she is best known for her fierce and inventive style of playing the ukulele. With the fierceness of a rocker and the grace of a dancer, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences. She has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawaii.Online she’s an influencer with over 15 million views on youtube and over 25.000 online followers.
Current album: “Elemental” (Taimane Records-import)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2025:

June – NLD