Mr. Brown was an early adapter of the blues music in Holland. As a close friend to Eelco Gelling (Cuby & the Blizzards), he was introduced to and captured by the blues at a young age, inspiring him to learn the guitar. He developed into a renowned master of the slow blues. With the White Blues Band he successfully toured the European stages in the 70s and 80s. This year (2013) he celebrates his 50th stage anniversary.
Ernst is a famous bass player in the eastern Netherlands since the 60s when he played with his brother in the legendary beat group The Jibs. He also plays with Dutch rock legend Bennie Jolink (Normaal) in De Pensionado’s. Experienced, calm and with a heart full of music, he makes the perfect backbone of the band.
Francesco has a variety of musical luggage. He accompanied diva’s Marjolein Keunig and Maya Hakvoort (AT), and played with members of Het Goede Doel, Earth & Fire, Urban Heroes, Billy the Kid and The New Cool Collective. The famous Dutch music critic Jip Golsteijn (Telegraaf/Oor) praised his early rock compositions (“...now this is rock & roll. This is what I grew up with!”). In the US he played with (amongst others) Larry Garnett, Jon McCormick, and the late Australian guitar hero Dave Pollard.
Reinhard has been with the band from the first day. His virtuosity on the blues harp also makes him a much sought after session musician. He played (and plays) with people like Will Foster (US), Steve Baker (UK), Bob Davis (US) and Tony Vega (US).