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

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10cc co-founder and current band-leader Graham Gouldman, together with Iain Hornal and Ciaran Jeremiah, 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)

2021:

Wed. Sep. 01 – NLD
Thu. Sep. 02 – NLD – Amsterdam – Concertgebouw
Fri. Sep. 03 – NLD – Oldenzaal – Oldenzaal Muzikaal Festival

The Nomads (SWE)

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The godfathers of the Swedish garage rock scene.
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)

2021:
(all original tickets remain valid)

Fri. Sep. 10 – NOR – Oslo – Sentrum Scene (+ The Dogs (NOR) + Spidergawd) (sold out!)
Sat. Sep. 11 – NOR – Oslo – Sentrum Scene (+ The Dogs (NOR) + Spidergawd)

Fri. Nov. 19 – FIN – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Sat. Nov. 20 – FIN – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)

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.
New book “Riot Days” (Bertelsmann Pinguin).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021 show:
(all original tickets remain valid)

Fri. Sep. 24 – NLD – Amsterdam – Q-Factory

Sun. Sep. 26 – BEL
Mon. Sep. 27 – BEL

Sat. Oct. 09 – BEL – t.b.a. (confirmed festival show)

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.
New album “Portu in Core” out now!
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021 Portu in Core tour
(all original tickets remain valid)

Thu. Sep. 30 – NLD – Tilburg – Theaters Tilburg

Sun. Oct. 09 – NLD – Heerlen – Parkstad Limburg Theater

Huun Huur Tu (RUS)

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Tuvan throat singers, the music is based on native Tuvan folk traditions in instruments and singing, though in recent years western instruments like guitar and electronics are added.
New album “Children of the Otter” out now! (Jaro Medien-Music&Word).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021 tour “Terra Incognita Tuva”
(all original tickets remain valid)

t.b.a. – NLD – Amsterdam – BIMhuis

Tue. Oct. 19 – NLD – Arnhem – Oostpool
Wed. Oct. 20 – NLD – Eindhoven – Muziekgebouw
Thu. Oct. 21 – NLD – Rotterdam – LantarenVenster (2 shows)

Fri. Mar. 11 – NLD – t.b.a. (int.)

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 song 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’ here.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)

2021 tour:
(all original tickets remain valid):

Thu. Oct. 28 – NLD – Eindhoven – Muziekgebouw Eindhoven *
Fri. Oct. 29 – NLD – Den Haag – Amare *

Sun. Oct. 31 – NLD – Groningen – De Oosterpoort *
Mon. Nov. 01 – NLD – Zwolle – Theater de Spiegel *

Sat. Nov. 13 – NLD – Vlissingen – CineCityXL

Tue. Nov. 16 – NLD – Amsterdam – Het Concertgebouw
Wed. Nov. 17 – NLD – Nijmegen – De Vereeniging

Sat. Nov. 20 – NLD – Hengelo (Ov.) – Schouwburg Hengelo *

Sun. Nov. 21 – NLD – Heerlen – Parkstad Limburg Theaters *

2022:

Thu. May 05 – NLD – Assen – Bevrijdingsfestival (t.b.c.)

*: support: Jasper Erkens.

24-7 Spyz (USA)

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The Heavy Metal Soul pioneers from the South Bronx are about to rock the world again in 2021 after the release of their seventh studio-album “The Soundtrack To The Innermost Galaxy”. Their energetic shows have always rocked the crowds, while at the same time the band does not shun experiment and cross-over.
New album “The Soundtrack To The Innermost Galaxy” out now! (The Gumbo Recording Company-Cargo).
Bookings for all of Europe (by Rob)

Sex, Juice & Heavy Metal Soul Euro Tour 2021

Wed. Nov. 03 – EUR
Thu. Nov. 04 – EUR
Fri. Nov. 05 – EUR
Sat. Nov. 06 – EUR
Sun. Nov. 07 – EUR
Mon. Nov. 08 – EUR
Tue. Nov. 09 – EUR
Wed. Nov. 10 – EUR
Thu. Nov. 11 – EUR
Fri. Nov. 12 – DEU – Hamburg – t.b.a. (int.)
Sat. Nov. 13 – DEU – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Sun. Nov. 14 – DEU – Dortmund – Musiktheater Piano
Mon. Nov. 15 – DEU – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (int.)
Tue. Nov. 16 – DEU – München – Backstage Club
Wed. Nov. 17 – EUR
Thu. Nov. 18 – CHE – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Fri. Nov. 19 – DEU – Ludwigsburg – Scala Theater
Sat. Nov. 20 – EUR
Sun. Nov. 21 – ITA – Milano – t.b.a. (int.)
Mon. Nov. 22 – EUR
Tue. Nov. 23 – EUR – t.b.a.
Wed. Nov. 24 – NLD – Zaandam – De Flux
Thu. Nov. 25 – BEL – Bruxelles – Magasin4
Fri. Nov. 26 – EUR
Sat. Nov. 27 – EUR
Sun. Nov. 28 – EUR

Ifriqiyya Electrique (FRA)

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Fusing rhythms and ritual songs from Maghreb, blended with beats, electronics and guitars.
Emotion in Maghreb is about Trance. The real one, without even thinking that there might be a concert or a recording. All that remains is a ritual. Adorcist. Therapeutic. Post-industrial.
Current album “Laylet El Booree” (Glitterbeat Records-Xango)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2022:
spring – NLD

Live Skull (USA)

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Formed in 1982, the quintessential New York noise band Live Skull are back with two brand-new albums in two years: ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ saw the light of day late 2019, and December 11, 2020 saw the release of another classic: ‘Dangerous Visions’. Together with other New York bands Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull defined the term “noise rock”.
In his much-quoted review for The New York Times, Robert Palmer declared, “With each new record, New York’s Live Skull delivers a more concentrated brand of emotional intensity, a more ferociously disciplined sonic assault”.
Often brutal and yet strangely seductive, full of hooks and emotional intensity, and with a drone-dance-quality that reminds us of the early Velvet Underground.
After a gap of 30 years, Live Skull are back!
New album ‘Dangerous Visions’ out now (Bronson Recordings – import).
Bookings for Europe (by Rob)

2022:

Wed. Mar. 23 – EUR
Thu. Mar. 24 – ITA
Fri. Mar. 25 – ITA
Sat. Mar. 26 – ITA
Sun. Mar. 27 – EUR
Mon. Mar. 28 – FRA
Tue. Mar. 29 – EUR
Wed. Mar. 30 – BEL
Thu. Mar. 31 – BEL
Fri. Apr. 01 – EUR
Sat. Apr. 02 – EUR
Sun. Apr. 03 – EUR
Mon. Apr. 04 – EUR
Tue. Apr. 05 – EUR
Wed. Apr. 06 – EUR
Thu. Apr. 07 – NOR
Fri. Apr. 08 – NOR
Sat. Apr. 09 – NOR
Sun. Apr. 10 – EUR

Crash Test Dummies (CAN)

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25 years ago, these Canadians published their album “God Shuffled His Feet”. It was their most successful album, with 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“.
In June they will come with the original line-up to the Netherlands to play the whole album “God Shuffled His Feet” plus al hits.
“Good Shuffled His Feet” (BMG/Arista)
Bookings in the Netherlands (by Hilde)

“God Shuffled His Feet 25th Anniversary Tour” 2022
(all original tickets remain valid):

Fri. May 27 – NLD – Roermond – ECI Cultuurfabriek

Sun. May 29 – NLD – Breda – Mezz

Tue. June 14 – NLD – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Cloud Nine)
Wed. June 15 – NLD – Groningen – Oosterpoort
Thu. June 16 – NLD – Alkmaar – Victorie
Fri. June 17 – NLD – Hengelo (Ov.) – Metropool

Sass Jordan (CAN)

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Canada’s ‘Queen of Rock’, known from her hits: “Make You A Believer”, “High Road Easy”, “So Hard”, and many more.
Her upcoming album “Rebel Moon Blues” is a blues album. Sass Jordan has always been a blues singer, it just took her 40 years to realize it. The album contains seven remarkable cover songs and one original.
Current album “Rebel Moon Blues” (Stony Plain Records), new album due spring ’22!
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)

2022 tour:
(all original tickets from 2020 remain valid)

Fri. June 03 – EUR
Sat. June 04 – NLD – Weert – Bosuil
Sun. June 05 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed festival show)
Mon. June 06 – EUR

Wed. June 08 26 – NLD – Hoorn – Manifesto *
Thu. June 09 – NLD – Breda – Mezz *
Fri. June 10 – NLD – Amstelveen – P60 *
Sat. June 11 – NLD – Drachten – Iduna *
Sun. June 12 – NLD – Arnhem – Luxor Live *

Tue. June 14 – EUR
Wed. June 15 – EUR
Thu. June 16 – NOR – t.b.a. (int.)
Fri. June 17 – NOR – t.b.a. (int.)
Sat. June 18 – NOR – t.b.a. (int.)
Sun. June 19 – EUR

*: support: Chris Caddell

Hazmat Modine (USA)

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The band distills American music into an essence from its myriad forms: Blues, Country, R & B, Rock-n-Roll, Jazz, Gospel, World Music – yet it adds to this mixture something raw and mysterious that feels at once familiar and new.
Current album “Box of Breath” (Jaro Medien-Music&Words).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde).

2022:

Fri. June 17 – NLD
Sat. June 18 – NLD

Sat. July 02 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed festival show)

Tue. July 05 – NLD
Wed. July 06 – NLD
Thu. July 07 – NLD

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (USA)

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Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd.
“Tommy Castro & The Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul and down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll… rousing and infectious. This is energizing, scorching, soul-shaking music…. pure pleasure.” – Living Blues
Current album “Killin’ It Live” (Alligator Records-Munich Records/V2 Records), new album due fall ’21!
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2022 (all original tickets remain valid):

July – available for festivals

Thu. Sep. 08 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Fri. Sep. 09 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Sat. Sep. 10 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Sun. Sep. 11 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares – The Bulgarian Voices Angelité (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 switch to the name “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)

2022:

Mon. Sep. 20 – NLD
Tue. Sep. 21 – NLD
Wed. Sep. 22 – NLD – t.b.a. (int.)
Thu. Sep. 23 – NLD
Fri. Sep. 24 – NLD

Jan James (USA)

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Jan is a blues-rock artist through and through, with a very warm voice. Live she’s accompanied by guitar player Craig Calvert or by a whole band. Jan and Craig developed a musical chemistry that has evolved into a big sound and feel that is colored with blues, soul and the sweet dynamics of the best rock.
The new album “Justify” is a pure and commanding showcase of Jan’s talent from start to finish.
Current album “Justify” (Blue Palace Records-Bertus), new album due winter!
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)

2022:
September – NLD

Eljuri (USA)

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Cecilia Vilar Eljuri is a multi-award winning artist, born in Ecuador and based in New York. She is one of the top Latina guitar players of the world, an even better guitar player than Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix, according to some! She usually performs her engaged, activist songs of rock, pop, latin and reggae as a power trio.
“Her songs marked by fusions of pop and rock with Caribbean rhythms and emphasize the use of her guitar, which has been described as reminescent of a young Santana.” (Alborde)
“Cecila Villar Eljuri is a triple treat: She’s an accomplished songwriter, a great vocalist and one hell of a guitar player.” (NPR Music, Alt-Latino).
Current album “Resiste” (Manovill Records-Xango), new album due spring 2021!
Booking for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2022:
September – NLD

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)

2022:
Autumn – NLD