Category: News

BluesBreakers with 6 songs in the Dutch all-time 100 blues chart

Unbelievable but true, the BluesBreakers have no less than 6 songs in the 100 best Dutch blues recordings of all time. That is more than legendary blues bands Cuby and the Blizzards, the Bintangs and Living Blues combined! What's more, four out of 6 are original recordings. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. We …

Bex is Back!

In April of 2017, the Blues Breakers did a memorable performance during the Heineken Rhythm & Blues Route with the transcendent British blues diva Bex Marshall. Since then there have been numerous requests to do a sequel. Unfortunately Bex exhausting tour schedule made it hard if not impossible to tune the agenda’s. But finally, two years …

Hello to Eerde

The BluesBreakers are happy to  announce that the vacant drum throne will be occupied by none other than Eerde Kalsbeek. Eerde is a well-known drummer in the greater Arnhem region and a long time follower and friend of the band. We welcome this talented young man (it’s all relative) and look forward to playing together. …

Farewell to Hans

Friday September 21st Hans ‘Manolito’ Deegens played the drums with the BluesBreakers for the last time. After almost 10 years he decided that it is time for something else. In the Bluescafé Apeldoorn, the audience chanted “Hansie! Hansie!” as a farewell to the long time backbone of the band. With Hans we loose a wonderful …

Touring dates

Well, it was a great convenience having to maintain our calendar in a single spot. Unfortunately Facebook has changed its policy and no longer shares event information. This leaves the tour page on this website empty. Thanks a lot Zuckerberg. We will have to resort to other options but it may be a while before …

Bluezy Breakers

Tune in to Radio Ridderkerk on Thursday, March 16th for an exclusive live performance of the BluesBreakers on the legendary ‘Bluezy‘ show, hosted by Nico Bravenboer. For those not within FM distance of Ridderkerk, check out their live feed: here or here (does that really work?) and don’t forget to send Nico some love on his facebook …

Special guest Heineken Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Route Tolkamer

As you probably know, the BluesBreakers make it a tradition to show up in Tolkamer with a special guest. Throughout the years a long line of international artists have showed up on stage for the annual homecoming concert (the BluesBreakers rehearse in Tolkamer, the Netherlands). This year we found a fantastic Dutch singer willing to …

New website

After six years it was time to give ye ol’ website a little makeover. Apart from the design, we listened to your constructive criticism and motivational suggestions and changed a few essentials. Most noticeably, the site is now in English only. Sorry people in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland and of course Austria, but …