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 drummer, but above all a great band member. For 10 years he was always the first to arrive and the last to leave, full of energy and good spirit, always ready to lend a helping hand wherever he could. Technically inclined, he often doubled as sound engineer, roadie, technician, cable repair man and fixer (of things!),

With Hans departure the whisky consumption of the band will be cut in half. On behalf of all the guys in the band and all the fans, we wish Hans all the best and lots of success in his future project(s). He may be gone as a drummer, but he remains as a lifetime friend.