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)

2020:
Fri. Sep. 25 – FIN – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)
Sat. Sep. 26 – FIN – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)

2021:
Sat. Jan. 30 – NOR – Oslo – Sentrum Scene (+ The Dogs (NOR) + Spidergawd) (sold out!)


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)

2020:
Fri. Oct. 23 – NLD


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)

2020:
Thu. Oct. 29 – NLD – Amsterdam – Q-Factory


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 2019 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)

2020:
Wed. Nov. 11 – possible start of tour period

Wed. Nov. 18 – NLD – Zaandam – De Flux
Thu. Nov. 19 – DEU – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)
Fri. Nov. 20 – DEU – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)
Sat. Nov. 21 – BEL – Bruxelles – Magasin 4
Sun. Nov. 22 – DEU – Dortmund – Musiktheater Piano
Mon. Nov. 23 – EUR
Tue. Nov. 24 – DEU – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)
Wed. Nov. 25 – CHE – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)
Thu. Nov. 26 – DEU – Ludwigsburg – Scala
Fri. Nov. 27 – ITA – t.b.a. (tentative club show)
Sat. Nov. 28 – AUT
Sun. Nov. 29 – AUT

Sun. Dec. 13 – possible end of tour period


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):
Hengelo (Ov.): new date pending.

Tue. Feb. 02 – NLD – Amsterdam – Concertgebouw

Mon. Feb. 08 – NLD – Heerlen – Parkstad Limburg Theaters *

Wed. Feb. 10 – NLD – Zwolle – Theater de Spiegel *

Fri. Feb. 12 – NLD – Vlissingen – CineCityXL
Sat. Feb. 13 – NLD – Groningen – De Oosterpoort *
Sun. Feb. 14 – NLD – Den Haag – Zuiderstrandtheater *

Tue. Feb. 16 – NLD – Nijmegen – De Vereeniging

Sun. Feb. 21 – NLD – Eindhoven – Muziekgebouw Eindhoven *

*: support act: Jasper Erkens


Hilde Spille (NLD)

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Since 2012 Hilde writes about mental challenges of artists and people working in the music business, under the name Compass for Creatives. She gives (guest) lectures, coaching and writes for the international trade press about this subject.
Bookings worldwide (by Hilde)

2021:
Thu. Apr. 01 – NOR – t.b.a. (confirmed lecture)


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).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021:
Thu. Apr. 08 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)

Sat. Apr. 10 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)
Sun. Apr. 11 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)


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)

2021:
Sat. May 08 – NLD – t.b.a. (int.)
Sun. May 09 – 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)
“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).
New album “Resiste” (Manovill Records-Xango) out now!
Booking for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021:
Wed. May 12 – NLD
Thu. May 13 – NLD
Fri. May 14 – NLD
Sat. May 15 – NLD
Sun. May 16 – NLD


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 “Rebel Moon Blues” out now! (Stony Plain Records)
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)

2021 tour (all original tickets remain valid):

Mon. May 24 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed festival show)

Wed. May 26 – NLD – Hoorn – Manifesto *
Thu. May 27 – NLD – Breda – Mezz *
Fri. May 28 – NLD – Amstelveen – P60 *
Sat. May 29 – NLD – Drachten – Iduna *
Sun. May 30 – NLD – Arnhem – Luxor Live *

*: support: Chris Caddell


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)

2021 – “God Shuffled His Feet 25th Anniversary Tour” (all original tickets remain valid):

Fri. May 28 – NLD – Hengel (Ov.) – Metropool

Sun. June 06 – NLD – Breda – Mezz

Sat. Jun. 12 – NLD – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Cloud 9)
Sun. Jun. 13 – NLD – Roermond – ECI Culturfabriek

Wed. Jun. 16 – NLD – Groningen – Oosterpoort
Thu. Jun. 17 – NLD – Alkmaar – Victorie


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.
New album “Justify” out now! (Blue Palace Records-Bertus)
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)

2021:
April/May – EUR


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)
Available for festivals all summer through.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021:
Sat. Jul. 03 – NLD – Elsloo (Lb.) – Conincx Pop Festival


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 – t.b.a. (confirmed show)
Fri. Sep. 03 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed show)
Sat. Sep. 04 – NLD


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):
Heerlen and Tilburg: new date is confirmed; waiting for venue to allow publicity.


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):
Amsterdam: new date is confirmed; waiting for venue to allow publicity.

Sun. Oct. 17 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)

Tue. Oct. 19 – NLD – Arnhem – Oostpool
Wed. Oct. 20 – NLD – Eindhoven – Muziekgebouw
Thu. Oct. 21 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed club show)


Le Mystère de 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)

2021:
November – NLD