All artists

updated July 15, 2022
bold: representation for all of Europe

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)


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)


22-Pistepirkko (FIN)
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Maybe the best pop group from Finland ever, 22-Pistepirkko are back after an hiatus of 7 years!
The band formed in 1980 in a rural village in the north of Finland, and later moved to Helsinki.
There will be a completely new album this year.
The first single Snake Charmer / Kind Hearts Have a Run Run has been released on the very appropriate date 22022022, and is ‘the real thing’.
New studio album (title t.b.a.) expected this year (Universal).
Bookings for The Netherlands (by Rob)


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 2022 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)


A Band Called E (USA)
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E (also known as A Band Called E) from Boston (MA) is Jason Sidney Sanford (Neptune), Thalia Zedek (Come, Uzi, Live Skull) and Gavin McCarthy (Karate).
E makes angular, energized, and idiosyncratic rock music. These accomplished and inventive musicians could not be more different in the way they express themselves but their ego-less dedication to ensemble playing and writing shapes E’s distinct sound.
Negative Work, their second album, is the product of three individuals whose dedication to the collaborative process may very well be the source of compelling tension underlying their songs.
Their third album “Complications” was released in 2020 (Thrill Jockey – Konkurrent).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Afrika Bambaataa (USA)
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Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying, and is known as the “Grandfather” and “Godfather” and The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound.
(Tommy Boy Records)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


And the Golden Choir (DEU)
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Multi-instrumentalist and producer Tobias Siebert makes melancholic compositions with the bittersweet voice and an analogue approach. The former solo project is now available as full band too!
Current album “Breaking With Habits” (Caroline-Universal).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Antilopen Gang (DEU)
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Antilopen Gang produce original hip hop, with lots of energy and fun, with real instruments, with humor, with love, but also with a strong stance against the extremist middle class and right-wingers, against homophobia, and against self-complacency.
Their brand-new album is called ‘Abbruch Abbruch’
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Aucan (ITA)
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Live rock with an innovative electronic production sound, ranging from modern dubstep and jarring broken riffs to desolate ambient landscapes; intense melodies are combined with dark, psychedelic harmonies and rap-influenced styles.
Current album “Stelle Fisse” (Kowloon Records-De Konkurrent).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


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 “Metaphora” (digital).
Bookings for all of Europe (by
Hilde)


Blind Idiot God (USA)
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Instrumental mix of noise, dub, post-hardcore and heavy metal.
Current album “Before Ever After” (Indivisible Music). New album in the works.
Bookings for all of Europe (by
Rob)


de brassers (BEL)
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Flemish new wave pioneers still kick ass with music that grabs you by the throat.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Goran Bregović (SRB)
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Extending Balkan musical inspirations to innovative extremes, draw upon European classicism and Balkan rhythms.
Goran is available with his “Wedding & Funeral Orchestra“, with his former band “Bijelo Dugme” and with a very special project “3 Letters from Sarajevo“, honoring all 3 major religions of Sarajevo, with symphonic orchestra.
Current album “Three Letters from Sarajevo” (Universal).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


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
New album “A Bluesman came to town” out now! (Alligator Records-Munich Records/V2 Records).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Channel 3 (CH3) (USA)
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Formed in 1980 near Los Angeles. The band’s original punk rock sound has been recaptured for their brand new album “Put ‘Em Up”. Check the title track here. Other videos include ‘All the Night‘ and ‘The God That You Deserve‘. (Wanda Records/TKO Records).
Bookings for The Netherlands (by Rob)


The Cliks (CAN)
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“Rock with primal, stylish ferocity reminiscent of the early Pretenders” (Boston Globe).
Current album: “Black Tie Elevator”.
Also available: Lucas Silveira solo, current album: “Mockingbird”.
Both: special act for all LGBT-events like Pride Parades.
Bookings for all of Europe (by
Rob)


Crash Test Dummies (CAN)
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More than 25 years ago, 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“.
In May/June ’22 they will come to the Netherlands in the original line-up to play the whole album “God Shuffled His Feet” plus all other hits.
Album: “God Shuffled His Feet” (BMG/Arista).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Curse of Lono (GBR)
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This international band makes a blend of deeply cinematic, harmony-laden Americana and driving, gothic alt-rock. Last year, this band convinced the Dutch audience at various support gigs for well known artists like Chuck Prophet. The reactions on the new album from July 2019 are amazing:
“If dangerous living bothers you, look away now – but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness.” (MOJO)
Current album: “4am and Counting” (Submarine Cat Records-Bertus).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Yael Deckelbaum (CAN/ISR)
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Canadian-Israeli singer-songwriter and activist. She has written and composed the song “Prayer of The Mothers”, that turned into the anthem of the march of hope. The “March of Hope” project was started in October 2016 by Jewish and Arab women, resulting in a march of thousands of women from the north of Israel to Jerusalem in a call for peace.
Current album: “Enosh” (Hatav Hashmini-import)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Delinquent Habits (USA)
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Latin hiphop with distinct mariachi elements.
Hits include “Tres Delinquentes”, “Return of the Tres” and “Here Come the Horns”.
Delinquent Habits are ready to burn your barn down too, after playing Zwarte Cross Festival in the summer of 2019!
Current album ‘It Could Be Round Two’.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Dub Pistols (GBR)
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‘A perfect mix of dub, big beat and triphop’.
The last few years revered as one of the UK’s best live acts!
Current album “Addict” (Sunday Best Records-PiaS).
Two singles/videos from the album: “Cool Out Soon” (remixes) and “Stand Together“.
2022 will see the release of a new studio album and a ‘greatest hits’ album, as well as a documentary on Dub Pistols.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


ECHLO (CAN/DEU)
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Chloe Charles puts a new focus on intent with her new project ECHLO, imbuing subversive social critique into her compelling modern pop gleaning from R&B and electronic explorations.
It’s a testament to the importance of perseverance and following your own voice to keep core values, messages, and beliefs intact.
Current album “Echolocation” (Kowloon Records-V2 Benelux).
Bookings for all of Europe (by
Hilde)


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)
“With her exuberant stage presence, Eljuri delivers songs with memorable hooks that immediately engage the listener.” (El Nuevo Herald)
“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); new album due October ’22!
Booking for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Fehlfarben (DEU)
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Kings of the ‘Neue Deutsche Welle’ from the 80’s, still to the point.
Brand new album “Über… Menschen” (Tapete Records-Sonic Rendezvous).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Gore Gore Girls (USA)
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Garage rock girls from Detroit are back together, ‘mix Stooges spit with Supremes soul’.
Current album “Get The Gore” (Bloodshot Records-Bertus).

Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)


Hardwicke Circus (GBR)
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This fresh 6-piece from Carlisle, in the far North-West of England, delivers an exhilarating sound that mixes blues-rock with sometimes punky rock’n’roll, reminiscent of The Rolling Stones, The Boomtown Rats, Tom Petty, or Graham Parker. Still, they sound very much present-day, with a clear social agenda.
Hardwicke Circus has played a lot of shows in the U.K. and Ireland already, including some of the major U.K.-festivals, and several shows in London. The future looks bright now that the band has been picked up by manager Dave Robinson (formerly Stiff Records, Island Records).
Debut album “The Borderland” out now! (Alternative Facts Records-import).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


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)


Heavy Trash (USA)
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Jon Spencer + Matt Verta-Ray and band do to rockabilly what the Blues Explosion does to the blues.
Current albums “Midnight Soul Serenade” (Crunchy Frog-Sonic Rendezvous) + “Noir!” (Bronze Rat-Munich/V2).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


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”.
New album “Live at Triskel” out now! (Jaro Medien-Music&Word).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Ifriqiyya Electrique (DZA/TUN/FRA/ITA)
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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)


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 “Portu in Core”.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


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.
Jan’s latest album “Justify” is a pure and comanding showcase of what this talent has to offer.
Current album “Justify” (Blue Palace Records-Bertus), new album due summer!
Bookings for Europe (by Hilde)


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.
New album “Bitchy Blues” due June 03, 2022!
Bookings for all of Europe (by
Hilde)


August Kann (NOR)
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Norwegian singer-songwriter, started to play in a band at the age of nine. Music for him is very simply about the biggest and about the smallest things in life.
Current album “This Is The Sound” (Music Mgmt-PiaS)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Mira Lu Kovacs (AUT)
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Mira Lu Kovacs plays pop songs with a jazzy attitude. On the current album she explores with her band deep emotions, straight into your face, from manic obsession to acid pain, evolving into overcoming love.
In 2016 she released the album “I Care A Little Less About Everything Now” with the band Schmieds Puls. With this album, she won the prestigious Amadeus Austrian Music Award in Austria.
Current album “Manic Acid Love” (Play Dead Records-Rough Trade).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Like A Motorcycle (CAN)
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Like A Motorcycle are three erratic queers and one very patient man. Like A Motorcycle write emotionally heavy songs to snotty music. Like A Motorcycle might scare you but Like A Motorcycle would never hurt you. Like A Motorcycle are a four-piece assault of a punk band, as one reviewer put it.
‘A refreshing jolt of building-burning punk rock, brimming with fury and life’.
Their 2016 debut album is called “High Hopes”.
Their 13 track sophomore album is “Dead Broke” (2020) (Known Accomplice-import), recorded in Vancouver with Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother).
The band is currently working on new material.
Bookings for all of Europe (by Rob)


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)


Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald (USA/GBR)
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Blues, with a touch of ambient and dub.
Current studio album “London Blues” (2017) (Echo Beach Records).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Minimal Compact (ISR)
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Formed in Amsterdam in 1980, Minimal Compact were part of the original post-punk explosion – and remain one of its most distinctive voices. The band developed a unique mix of propulsive rhythms, spacious bass lines, rich keyboard textures, mesmeric guitar lines, and vocal melodies with a Middle-Eastern inflection. They sounded like nothing that had gone before.
Well-known releases include the album ‘Deadly Weapons’ (with club-hit ‘Next One Is Real’) and ‘Raging Souls’.
Minimal Compact have now reconvened, together with producer and long-time collaborator Colin Newman (of post-punk legends Wire), who will also perform with the band live in May 2020, to record part of their material in the best possible way, with a brand-new song as a bonus. The result is the album ‘Creation is Perfect’, out now!
Current album ‘Creation is Perfect’ (2019) (MC-Konkurrent).
Booking for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Elliott Murphy (USA/FRA)
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Singer-songwriter; on his most recent studio album Elliott Murphy goes back to the style of his classic 70’s albums, that often brought him comparisons to Bob Dylan.
New album “Prodigal Son” (2017).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Musée Mécanique (USA)
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Being compared to Neutral Milk Hotel and Beirut, the band’s truly beautiful and superb music is described as “a layered, delicate take on folk, meticulously arranged with an ear for atmosphere and texture, with surprises unfolding every moment” and as “subtle, elegant, yet fully modern folk-pop”.
Current album ‘From Shores of Sleep’ (Glitterhouse – V2/Munich).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


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 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)


The New Mendicants (CAN)
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Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers) + Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), both based in Toronto these days, treat us to some truly wonderful music live, and on a new 6-track-EP.
Debut album “Into the Lime” (One Little Indian Records).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Nexø (DNK)
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A fast and furious mix of 80s hardcore and 21st century punkrock, Nexø is angry and upset, and although the upcoming album ‘New Normal’ is their first, the band-members all have over a decade of musical experience in different bands (like Patchanka and Larica). And the music shows it! The lyrics are relevant and the band radiates hope and determination: ‘The times are not a’changing, we are changing the times’.
Brand new album “False Flag” out now!
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Jeb Loy Nichols (USA/GBR)
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From the Ozark hills to the big cities worldwide, and finally to the hills of Wales. Former member of the band ‘The Fellow Travellers’ Jeb Loy Nichols has found his home to produce the feel and sound he prefers: the meeting place of folk, soul and country. Not without a bit darkish edge. Smokey retro soul, with Jamaican influences (reggae, dub, dancehall).
Brand-new album Jeb Loy Nichols with Cold Diamond & Mink: “Jeb Loy” (Timmion – import)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


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)


Os Mutantes (BRA)
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Os Mutantes, who did very well at a recent edition of Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands, are an influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band, linked with the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s.
Their well-known fans include(d) Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Talking Heads’ David Byrne, who released Os Mutantes albums on his Luaka Bop record label.
The band’s current record label is Krian Music Group (USA) who also released albums by Dutch artist Blaudzun.
Current album ‘Fool Metal Jack’ (Krian Music-import).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Philip Glass Ensemble (USA)
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By special arrangement with Philip Glass and Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc.
The Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) comprises the principal performers of the music of Philip Glass.
In 1968, Glass founded the PGE in New York City as a laboratory for his music.
Its purpose was to develop a performance practice to meet the unprecedented technical and artistic demands of his compositions.
During the 2020–21 season, the PGE will focus on re-launching Music in Eight Parts in concert, alongside other selections of Philip Glass his Early Works. However, the choice of material is not limited to the focus on Music in Eight Parts.
Starting 2020, Philip Glass will usually not perform with the Philip Glass Ensemble.
He fully and officially endorses the PGE in the future: “the PGE represents the most authentic performance practice of my music in our time. I am looking forward to championing them as they carry it forward and bring its unique repertoire to new generations” – Philip Glass.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Pretty & Nice (USA)
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“Songs are born on sunny porches, zapped with electricity, arranged around dancing morpho-rhythms, and slingshot skyward” (last.fm).
Current album “Golden Rules for Golden People” (Rory Records/Equal Vision-Konkurrent).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


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)


Ruts D.C. (GBR)
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Ruts D.C. are a punk-rock band with clear reggae-influences. In 2019 the band will commemorate the release of ‘The Crack‘, the one and only studio-album by The Ruts, their predecessors, back in 1979. On selected shows ‘The Crack’ will be played in its entirety, plus various songs from the ‘Grin & Bear It’ album.
The band played the 2018 Amsterdam-edition of the Rebellion Festival.
Current studio album “Music Must Destroy” (Westworld Recordings).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Andrea Schroeder (DEU)
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Schroeder effortlessly combines U.S. folk, gothic country and desert rock of the American Southwest with somber chanson-esque ballads.
Current album “Void” (2016) (Glitterhouse-Munich/V2).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Sean Riley & the Slowriders (PRT)
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Rock, pop, folk, country, americana.
Played Eurosonic 2011 and were one of the few new bands recorded there by German TV “Rockpalast” for their special “25 years Eurosonic“.
Current (4th) album “Sean Riley & the Slowriders” (2016) (Rastilho Records/Sony Music).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Speedball Baby (USA)
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Blues and r’n’r, subtle yet rough, a unique mesmerizing blend.
(In The Red Records)
Bookings for all of Europe (by
Rob)


Sultans of String (CAN)
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The Canadian world-jazz band Sultans of String got nominated for the JUNO awards in 2015. The folk-fusion duo collaborates on their new album with sitar legend Anwar Khurshid.
“This album embraces immigration and all the opportunities it brings” (Songlines).
Current album “Sultans of String” (Proper-Bertus).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Tackhead (USA/GBR)
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Keith LeBlanc, Bernard Fowler, Skip McDonald, Adrian Sherwood and Doug Wimbish combine industrial sounds, dub techniques and hiphop into a unique sound.
Current album “For the Love of Money” (Echo Beach Records).
Bookings for all of Europe, non-exclusive (by
Rob)


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)


Television (USA)
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Formed in 1973, originally with Richard Hell, Television laid the foundation for New York’s New Wave.
The band (Tom Verlaine, Billy Ficca, Fred Smith, Jimmy Rip) plays songs from all three albums.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


Tolyqyn (DEU)
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Rock/jazz band from Berlin consisting of Roland Satterwhite on plucked viola and voice, jazz guitar prodigy Tal Arditi, and drummer Rafat Muhammad.
Exciting music that breaks boundaries: from circling griot music, stripped down delta blues and gritty rock, including spontaneous experiments. One moment you are in a catchy pop song, the next moment you take a dive in the world of free impro.
current album: “Tolyqyn” (digital)
bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)


Ultimate Power Duo (CAN)
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True-punk-rock trio, ‘masters and purveyors of demolition rock’; where The Ramones, The Pixies and The Fall meet.
Current album “Space Joe: Ad Astra to the Stars” (with full comic book).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)


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 current album he is accompanied by French/NYC pianist Romain Collin. The album originated from a shared desire to create after months in isolation in spring 2020. The project intimately reworks well-known music by Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Lennon/McCartney, and other outstanding songwriters, alongside “spellbinding sensitive originals that are uniquely expressed.”
“What is most remarkable about Vasandani’s music is his uncomplicated vocal style, which reminds the listener that expressions of pain, angst and loss are perhaps most impactful when you don’t make a big fuss about those emotions.” (Rolling Stone India)
Current album: “Midnight Shelter” (Edition Records)
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)


Konstantin Wecker (DEU)
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Konstantin Wecker is a famous singer-songwriter from Germany with 50 years of live-experience.
His music is both intense and intimate, leaning on the ‘Liedermacher’ culture as well as on the blues.
Wecker is not only a singer-songwriter but also an actor, composer, and author. He is a political activist too, promoting a non-violent society without authority.
The line-up for his live-shows varies from a duo-setting to a full band setting, sometimes with orchestra.
He has released some 40 albums with his music, and has published several books. He has received numerous awards for his music and for his social and political involvement.
New album: “Poesie und Widerstand” (poetry and resistance) (Sturm und Klang – import).
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Psych-funk-donuts-rock punkfloyd music.
Constant factor since ’94 is Don Matsuo, ‘a Japanese hiphop Lou Reed, an eclectic musician, mixing all kinds of genres, like hip-hop and rock and new wave, into a vibrant, original cocktail of energetic noise’ (Frontaal Naakt).
Current album “Icecream & Dirt”.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)